Tag Archives: Patek Philippe

Antiquorum’s Used Watch Sale Makes Over $3 Million

Bidders bid on over 450 watches in Antiquorum New York’s September auction for Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces last week. These sales totaled over $3.6 million. The bids were made via commission, telephone and internet and they were from the UK, Asia and the Middle East. There were modern limited edition time pieces in excellent condition that were purchased for amazing prices. The highest paid item was sold for $255,750. It was a Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillion 2, No. 04/75. This time piece is a limited edition reversible pink gold watch. The visible Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 174 with inclined 2 cage multi-axis Read More →

Watch of the Week: Breitling Chronomat Evolution K13356

It’s our favorite time of the week! Well, it’s our favorite time of Monday, at least, when we celebrate the end of day one of the work week with a fabulous featured watch. We’ve been stocking up on plenty of super high-end luxury watches lately, with appearances from the usual suspects. More second hand Patek Philippe watches than you can shake a stick at, our usual abundance of pre owned Rolex watches, and even a completely iced out Audemars Piguet we’re saving for a special occasion (like next Monday, perhaps.) But with Patek Philippes stealing the show left and right, Read More →

Patek Philippe Only Watch 2013 Contribution

Patek Philippe‘s contribution to the “Only Watch” charity auction is the very unique ref. 5004T, only the fourth known Patek to be produced in titanium, and the first of this series to be made in titanium. The ref. 5004T is no longer in the current collection, so this may be the only chance a collector has to get his hands on it. This particular auction piece features a split-seconds chronograph and a perpetual calendar. This particular watch has been reworked; a redo of one of the great classics of the Patek Philippe Grand Complications collection, dated between 1995 and 2011. Read More →

How Often Should I Have a Vintage Watch Service?

A common question asked by those who have had a vintage watch passed on to them, or have spent a pretty penny buying one, is: how often should I have a vintage watch service? There’s a stigma about old mechanical items—be it a vintage Omega or a classic car—that says they will break down more often than a new item. While this may sometimes be true, it’s also important to keep in mind a vintage Rolex or vintage Patek Philippe are incredibly well made, by people who cared about their jobs and the products they were crafting by hand. There Read More →

How to Invest in Watches

For a savvy buyer, pre owned watches can be a lucrative investment. Be aware that while few well-made watches will lose value, to actually make money from a watch auction requires a knowledge of those gems that will appreciate in value. A pre owned Rolex will always carry a cache with collectors, and along with vintage Patek Philippe watches, Bregeut, Audemars Piguet, Omega, and Cartier, comprises a vintage watch market valued at over 5 billion euro globally. The internet has made finding some of the rarer watches at low prices more difficult, but by no means impossible. The three prime Read More →