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Tag: Patek Philippe

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    Artwork by Joan Miró and Luxury Watches From Showplace Antique + Design Center

    The International Watch Company, known as IWC, is a Swiss watch manufacturing brand founded in Schaffhausen in 1868. Founder Florentine Ariosto Jones wanted to create timepieces with modern American manufacturing methods and Swiss craftsmanship. In the year 1980, IWC introduced its first chronograph watch. Following the Porsche Design Chronograph were…

    IWC Platinum Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch
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    Miller & Miller's online-only Watches, Jewelry & Decorative Arts Auction will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 9 am

    The auction is a collector’s dream, filled with luxury watches by makers such as Rolex, Omega and Patek Philippe, fine jewelry and a nice mix of decorative art. Beautiful Swiss Omega ‘Pre-Moon’ Speedmaster watch (1962, Ref. 105005-62), in a stainless steel case, engraved to the previous owner on the caseback…

    Miller & Millers online-only Watches, Jewelry & Decorative Arts Auction will be held on Saturday, November 21st at 9 am
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    Sotheby's Auction Will Feature Rolex and Patek Philippe Watches

    In the early 1980s, Rolex decided to move away from manual winding movements and introduce a new design— an automatic chronograph movement. To develop such a model, Rolex collaborated with Swiss luxury watchmaker Zenith. In 1988, they created the first-ever automatic Daytona ref. 16520 watch with a robust case. An…

    Patek Philippe - Reference 3970e A Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases And Leap Year Indication, Made In 1992
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    Upcoming Akiba Antiques Sale Explores Sculpture and Form

    Over 500 lots from around the world will be available in Akiba Antiques’ upcoming auction. Held on October 20th, 2020, at 2:00 PM EDT, the sale will include works from Victorian England, the French Empire, the Czech Republic, and beyond. The auction gives special focus to sculptures and decorative art.…

    Upcoming Akiba Antiques Sale Explores Sculpture and Form2
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    Mantel Clocks, Timepieces, and Decorative Art on Offer from Akiba Antiques

    The story of Atala and Chactas was an 1801 literary success that propelled its author, François-René de Chateaubriand, to both fame and political appointments. It told of a Native American man who was freed from his kidnapping by a compassionate Christian woman named Atala, who was the daughter of a…

    Rare 19th Cent French Empire Gilt Bronze Mantel Clock
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    Rolex, Ulysse Nardin, and Patek Philippe Watches Highlight Upcoming Christie’s Auction

    The Rolex Daytona Cosmograph tracks miles per hour, starting at 50mph and going as high as 200mph, and also shows expired time. These two features, among others, make it a useful watch for race car drivers. An example of the Cosmograph from 1973 is featured in the upcoming Watches Online…

    ULYSSE NARDIN, MOONSTRUCK, ASTRONOMICAL COMPLICATIONS, 18K PINK GOLD & CERAMIC, REF. 1062-113, LIMITED EDITION NO. 033 OF 500
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    Estate Jewelry, Art & Collectibles

    Purvis Young’s Sail Boat Scene with Sharks is one of the notable lots in the upcoming Estate Jewelry, Art, & Collectibles Auction. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Young began admiring the textures of found objects in his early career. The self-taught artist combined paintings with found materials that ranged…

    Swarovski Crystal Golden Dragon Jinlong
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    Timepieces

    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…

    Harry Winston, 18k White Gold And Diamond Avenue Classic Wristwatch
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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…

    Oscar Heyman, Invisibly-set ruby ring
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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…

    Cartier La Dona 18kt. Diamond Watch
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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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    12-carat diamond ring realizes $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions' first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces sale

    The online auction, a tidy affair with just over 100 lots, achieved a 96 percent sell-through and totaled over $700,000. The diamond ring was the top lot. The auction’s expected top lot was this dazzling 12.01-carat emerald cut diamond (K VVS1) and platinum ring. It sailed past its $80,000-$120,000 estimate…

    12-carat diamond ring realizes $143,750 in Andrew Jones Auctions' first-ever Fine Jewelry, Watches & Timepieces sale
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    Jewelry and Watches Auction

    In 1963, Rolex launched its first Daytona model. Named after the Daytona International Speedway in Florida, Rolex celebrated its official partnering with the racetrack the year before. More than 50 years later, the Cosmograph Daytona remains an icon of the watch industry. An Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona watch highlights the…

    BVLGARI DIAGONO CHRONOGRAPH. STEEL. REF. SC 38 S
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    Watches

    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,…

    PATEK PHILIPPE - RETAILED BY SPAULDING & CO A FINE YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET OPEN FACED WATCH WITH ASSOCIATED YELLOW GOLD, ENAMEL, DIAMOND AND EMERALD-SET PENDANT, CIRCA 1895
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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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    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
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    Oil on canvas still life painting by Russian artist Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) brings $262,500 at Andrew Jones Auctions

    Bidding for the circa 1925 painting, titled Still life with flowers and fruit, opened above the high estimate and quickly climbed to its final selling price. Oil on canvas painting by Nicolai Fechin (Russian, 1881-1955), titled Still life with flowers and fruit (circa 1925), signed lower right, 20 inches by…

    Oil on canvas still life painting by Russian artist Nicolai Fechin (1881-1955) brings $262,500 at Andrew Jones Auctions
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    Watches Online: The Collector’s Edition

    A Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches, F.P. Journe is named after its founder, François-Paul Journe. The company is the only three-time winner of the Aiguille d'Or grand prize from the Fondation du Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève. Today, F.P. Journe is among the last watch manufacturers still operating from central…

    PATEK PHILIPPE - INDUCTA, LARGE GILT METAL WALL CLOCK, ELLIPSE MODEL
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    Estate Jewelry, Art & Collectibles

    Engagement rings were originally worn by Roman wives to signify their husbands’ ownership. The trend of presenting a prospective bride with a diamond ring as a symbol of love evolved much later. In 1477, the Archduke Maximillian of Austria commissioned one for his bride, the first recorded use of diamonds…

    Carlos Munoz & Albert Ickenroth Sculpture
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    New York Jewels

    The velvet blue Kashmir sapphire was first found in the 18th century and is among the most highly-valued sapphires on the market today. Kashmir sapphires were discovered in the Himalayan mountains at a height of 4,500 meters. Mining operations from 1882 to 1887 led to the discovery of high-quality large…

    A GROUP OF GEM-SET JEWELRY