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Category: Wristwatches

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    Marquis de Lafayette was an important figure in the American Revolutionary War. The French aristocrat served alongside George Washington in several battles. The two became such good friends that Lafayette named his only son after America’s first president. The upcoming auction of timepieces, presented by Hindman, offers a Jacquemart automation…

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    Rare artist's edition of the 'Missions Collection' made by Omega offered at auction

    This collection, presented in a case made of the same white fabric used to make spacesuits, comprises 22 stainless steel automatic chronograph bracelet watches with further display movement featuring on their dials the logo of NASA’s famous space missions (from 1965 Gemini V mission to Skylab SL-3 mission of 1973),…

    Rare artists edition of the Missions Collection made by Omega offered at auction
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    Fall Jewelry and Watches

    Starting in the late 1930s, Oscar Heyman & Brothers became known as the “jewelers’ jeweler” for its behind-the-scenes work with brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels and Tiffany & Co. Since then, Oscar Heyman has evolved to become an independent firm, notably creating pins for the Apollo 16 flight…

    Rolex, GMT Master Sports watch, Ref. 16713
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    Premier Auctions | Session I

    Highlighted in the first session of Brunk Auctions’ upcoming event is a 1964 Lincoln Continental sedan from the Ford Motor Company. Since 1939, the division of Lincoln Continental was led by Edsel Ford, son of the founder Henry Ford. He produced personal luxury convertible cars as vacation vehicles. The featured…

    Edwardian Platinum and Diamond Necklace
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    Select Antique Jewelry & Watches

    American designer and jeweler David Webb is best known for his sculptural animal motifs and his use of textured gold, colored gemstones, and carved rock. In his early career, Webb made weekly visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he was inspired by the goldwork of the ancient world.…

    Diafini Ruby Tsavorite Gold Strawberry Brooch Pin
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    Fall Jewelry Picking

    Following the success of the Rolex reference 6542 watch, a distinct GMT-Master watch was introduced in 1959. It was initially designed as a timekeeping tool for pilots who sought a readable, accurate, and functional wristwatch. The upcoming Auction XI - Fall Jewelry Picking, presented by Intervendue, offers a Rolex GMT-Master…

    SALAVETTI 18K Pink Sapphire Diamond EarringsÊ
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    Leo Tolstoy's grandson's World War II flight jacket will be auctioned by EstateOfMind on October 3rd, live and online

    Included with the flight jacket are 29 albums of Ilya A. Tolstoy’s top-secret photos for the Office of Strategic Services’ China-Burma-India theater mission. The personal World War II flight jacket of Count and Colonel Ilya A. Tolstoy, the grandson of the renowned Russian author and Count Leo (Lev) Tolstoy (War…

    Leo Tolstoys grandsons World War II flight jacket will be auctioned by EstateOfMind on October 3rd, live and online
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    Antiques, Decorative, Asian Arts, Fine Arts, Silver and Jewelry

    Like many artists in the 1920s and 30s, René Buthaud was intrigued by Classical mythology. Nude figures and mythological goddesses were a subject he frequently returned to, in ceramics as well as paintings. An example of these themes can be found in Buthaud’s oil painting in the upcoming auction, presented…

    Ioan NemtoI 20th Century Glass Vase
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    Eclectic Collection of Estates Worldwide

    Renowned sculptor James Tandi often uses verdite stone to capture Africa’s native people and wildlife. For each of his sculptures, Tandi visits the verdite mine where he hand-selects his materials. He believes in doing so, he is “revealing the spirit which is within the stone.” A carved verdite and bone…

    Austrian Cobalt Blue Porcelain Vase
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    Watches Weekly | New York

    Founded in 1839, Patek Philippe is considered one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world. The Swiss watchmaker has made timepieces for Queen Elizabeth II, Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, and Leo Tolstoy, to name just a few. In the upcoming Watches Weekly New York auction, offered by Sotheby's,…

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    Opulent Jewels, Accessories & Important Jade

    In the upcoming sale, GWS Auctions will present jewelry and accessories with an emphasis on jade items. A jade Buddha pendant is one of the featured lots. Made from Type A jade, this pendant is finished with an 18-karat white gold mounting and diamond accents. In Chinese culture, jade is considered a…

    23mm Certified Natural Type A Jadeite & 18K Ring
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    Following the success of the Rolex reference 6238 watch, an updated reference 6239 was launched in 1963. It was the only model that featured inverse colors for sub-dials. Before becoming known as the Rolex Daytona, this racing-inspired watch was called the Rolex LeMans. The upcoming Watches auction, presented by Sotheby’s,…

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    Freeman's Luxe: Boutique jewels sale to feature collection by acclaimed Brazil jeweler Haroldo Burle Marx

    This auction will feature a collection of twenty pieces by the Brazilian Modernist jeweler, Haroldo Burle Marx. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On Thursday, August 20th, Freeman’s will hold its Luxe: Boutique Jewels auction. It is the latest in Freeman’s online Luxe Sale Series, which aims to bring high-end jewelry and lifestyle objects to beginning and…

    Freemans Luxe Boutique jewels sale to feature collection by acclaimed Brazil jeweler Haroldo Burle Marx
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    August Jewels & Watches

    Launched during the Baselworld show in 2015, the Ulysse Nardin Anchor Tourbillon watch was produced in a limited edition of eight series, with 18 pieces per series. The Tourbillon watch was the first to feature Ulysse Nardin’s proprietary constant force escapement system. After eight years of research and development, the…

    5.59-Carat Fancy Yellow Diamond Ring
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    The Art of Time

    In the era before smartphones and gift cards, many companies gave retiring employees the gift of a gold watch or carriage clock. The latter was often a symbol of the time served, but also functioned as an artistic medium. Popular between 1860 and 1900 in France, carriage clocks were decorative…

    Thomas Engel And Richard Daners, No. 28. A Fine Unique 18k Gold Open Face Keyless Pocket Chronometer
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    Auction X Summer Hits

    Quatre is one of the well-known jewelry lines launched by the House of Boucheron in 2005. The line is characterized by striking and unusual texture combinations. One of the key lots in the upcoming Auction X Summer Hits event, presented by Intervendue, is a Boucheron platinum diamond Quatre ring. Boucheron…

    BOUCHERON Platinum Diamond Quatre Ring
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    New York City Estate Auction

    Buddhist sculpture has long been part of China’s history, dating back to the second century BCE. The initial representations were not human forms but rather empty seats, footprints, trees, or domes. The human form sculptures began during the fourth century CE. One of the highlights of the upcoming New York…

    Renaissance Revival Alabaster Dresser Box
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    A Look Back at "Auction Kings,” Paul Brown and Gallery 63's Reality TV Show

    Photo from Discovery. For four full seasons, Discovery’s Auction Kings (2010 - 2013) offered many viewers their first look into the auction industry. The show followed the Atlanta-based auction house Gallery 63 as they discovered, evaluated, and auctioned off lots across all categories. Pieces ranged from letters by historical figures…

    A Look Back at Auction Kings Paul Brown and Gallery 63s Reality TV Show1
  • Important Jewelry Estate Auction

    The first documented use of a diamond engagement ring can be traced to the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in 1477. Since then, the tradition has taken root in many Western cultures. Among the highlights of the upcoming Fine Estate Jewelry auction, presented by Kimball Sterling, is a diamond and platinum…

    Lady's 3.19 Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring
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    Fine Jewelry and Watches

    Launched in 1956, the Day-Date was the first self-winding and waterproof chronometer watch by Rolex. Designed by the founder Hans Wilsdorf, the Rolex flagship model has a built-in calendar that displays the full day and date. It is popularly known as the “Rolex President” due to its symbolic bracelet and…

    18K Gold Diamond Large Lapis Pendant