102 Press Releases

Tag: Rolex

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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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    Skinner Brings Vintage Vietnam War Watches and More in Upcoming Sale

    Under the shadow of the Vietnam War, the U.S. government decided that the military required more specialized forces to combat insurgency. This move included an expansion of Navy SEAL teams, complete with sweeping updates to the troops’ equipment and specifications. From this period came the Tornek-Rayville TR-900 dive watch, which…

    Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Dive Watch
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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…

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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…

    GIA Diamond and 14K Ear Studs
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    Fine Art, Jewelry, Antiques, Midcentury & Asian Estate Auction

    Known as a pioneer of modern Iranian art, calligrapher and painter Charles Hossein Zenderoudi was nominated as one of the ten most important living artists by the French journal Connaissance des Art in 1970. Since the 1990s, Zenderoudi has adopted a Minimalist approach to his works, forming a distinctive visual…

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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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    Fine Jewelry, Luxury Handbags, Sterling Silver, Silver & Gold Coins

    The Presidential bracelet is one of the primary styles used for Oyster Perpetual watches, which are popular among heads of state and CEOs. It is a semi-circular, three-piece link metal bracelet, developed specifically for the Day-Date watch. One of the noteworthy lots at the upcoming auction, presented by Alex Cooper…

    A 2.50 ctw Pave Sapphire Ring in 14K Yellow Gold
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    Jewels & Watches

    Henri Rodanet (1884-1956), the descendant of a family of Parisian watchmakers, joined Jaeger LeCoultre after World War I. At the time, small wristwatches were beginning to be marketed toward women. The duo wanted to make small size lady’s watches without compromising on quality. Rodanet brainstormed the idea and came up…

    Art Deco Jaeger-LeCoultre Diamond Ladies Watch in Platinum
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    Antiques & Modern from Estates & Collections

    Kawai Musical Instruments, founded by Koichi Kawai, is a well-known piano manufacturing company in Japan. Kawai lived beside reed organ builder Torakusu Yamaha and worked under him as an apprentice. After Yamaha’s death and the diversification of the Yamaha Corporation, Kawai started his own company. The upcoming New Haven Auctions…

    Rare Carlo Mollino Theater Chair
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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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    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…

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    Exceptional Estates Auction

    Henri Matisse continuously defied the conventional rules of the art world. Matisse, along with a few fellow artists, helped lead art movements such as Fauvism and Modernism in the early 20th century. Hosted by Blackwell Auctions, the upcoming Exceptional Estates Auction features a Matisse lithograph titled Portrait de Claude. It…

    MORT KUNSTLER, Stonewall Jackson, Limited
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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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    Exceptional Fall Estate Auction

    Sandu Darie was a prominent Concrete artist known for his kinetic sculptures. Darie initially studied law in Romania but, due to political unrest in the 1930s, moved to Paris. There he joined a Romanian avant-garde group and later moved to Cuba to start experimenting with concrete art. His sculptures received…

    Attr. Cartier Panther 18K YG Diamond Cuff Bracelet
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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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    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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    Jewelry Online

    Established in 1969, the Jean Mahie design firm resulted in a partnership between Jacline Mazard and her father-in-law, Jean-Marie Mazard. Jacline displayed an unusual artistic ability from a young age. Recognizing her talent, Jean-Marie channeled Jacline’s expertise into a successful jewelry line. Since then, the Jean Mahie duo has become…

    Maz Pair of Gold, Shell and Split Pearl Earrings
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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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    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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    Estate Liquidation Auction

    Yoshitomo Nara is a Japanese artist known for his drawings of children in both sweet and rebellious forms. The introduction of Western pop culture in Japan has strongly influenced his works. Nara’s primary-colored depictions of innocent children in sinister forms express the struggle of rapid modernization and post-war culture. The…

    Attr. Peter Max Taylor Swift Acrylic on Canvas