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Luxurious Patek Philippe Watch Added to Sm-ART NFT Portfolio

Sm-ART NFT – the first platform of its kind to allow anyone, including the small investor, to buy, sell and take advantage of part ownership of magnificent art masterpieces, sculptures and luxury jewellery using fractional tokens – has added a lavish Patek Philippe watch to its portfolio of physical assets. The Patek Philippe Nautilus collection is the epitome of sophisticated sports watch design. Known as ‘one of the top 11 best watch investments for aspiring...

Phillips Offers Rare Patek Philippe Eurasian Watch With £2.7m Estimate

Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo is offering the earliest made and previously unknown Patek Philippe yellow gold reference 2523 with cloisonné enamel dial, representing the Eurasian landmass. with an estimate in excess of CHF 3.5 million (£2.7m). The watch is a leading highlight of The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII on May 8th and 9th, 2021. Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant Bacs & Russo and Alex Ghotbi, Head of Watches, Continental Europe and Middle East,...

Future of Baselworld Watch Show in Doubt as Rolex Leads Defections

The future of Baselworld, the high-end watch and jewellery trade show held annually since 1917, is in doubt with the defection of major exhibitors including Rolex, Swatch, Chopard, Chanel and Tudor. Organised by the MCH Group which also organises Art Basel in Basel, Miami Beach and Hong Kong, Baselworld was already ailing due to the high-profile exit of Swatch in 2019 citing issues including costs, and the loss of others including Dior, Seiko and Breitling....

Artcurial Winter Sales in Monte Carlo Offer Luxury Collectables from Hermès to Lalique

Artcurial’s Winter sales at the Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo return on the 14th-16th January 2020, offering a striking array of luxury collectables, from fine watches and Hermès handbags to rare jewellery and stones including Lalique. Jewellery sale highlights (15th Jan) include: An opal-set Lalique neck plate from the Maurice Rheims collection (estimate: €150,000 – 200,000) A pink gold pendant necklace made of a square-cut blue-green diamond, a pear-cut yellow diamond and eight pear-cut pink diamonds...

King Farouk’s Watch Fetches Record Price

King Farouk of Egypt’s Patek Philippe watch sold to an unidentified buyer for $912,500 at Christie’s in Dubai on Friday (23 March 2018).    The watch, made for the king in 1944 when he was just 25 years old, sold after nearly five minutes of intense bidding. It fetched a record sum for a timepiece auctioned in the Middle East. The 18-carat gold timepiece was estimated to be worth as much as $800,000 by the...

Sotheby’s Sale: The Titanium Collection

From Sotheby’s comes the sale of Important Watches, known as ‘The Titanium Collection’, in New York on June 10, 2014. ‘The Titanium Collection’ is composed of ten bespoke and incredible Patek Philippe wristwatches, highlighted by several unique references and including the first ever split-second chronograph wristwatch to be completed by any manufacturer. Lot 175 was started in 1903 and eventually sold in 1923 and features an extraordinary extra quality split-second movement in a small 12-in. size...

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