PHOTO REPORT 1: IWJG NYC

PHOTO REPORT 1: IWJG NYC

Day one of the IWJG New York show was nothing short of a success. Esteemed dealers from all corners of the globe convened to share and, of course, sell their cherished timepieces. A feeling of excitement filled the air; even as the day was coming to an end, negotiations amongst many dealers were seemingly interminable (in a good way). 

In this first IWJG photo report, I feature various vintage and contemporary watches manufactured by Rolex, Tudor, and Patek Philippe. 

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[VIDEO] A Day At Christie's With THE WATCH ADVISER: Patek Philippe 175

John Reardon, International Co-Head of Christie's watch department, explains three exceptional timepieces from the Patek Philippe 175th Anniversary sale in Geneva. After watching this video, be sure to click HERE if you haven't already read about my top favorite lots from this upcoming auction. 

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White Dial Watches From Christie's Upcoming Geneva Sale

White Dial Watches From Christie's Upcoming Geneva Sale

Christie's recently released the catalogue for their November Geneva sale. Many of the highlights exceeded my expectations of what would be consigned at a biannual auction, such as the inclusion of many fine and rare chronographs from Eberhard, Longines, and Omega. In addition, a small collection of Stella dial and highly-jeweled variants of the Rolex Day-Date will be featured. In my opinion, the most important pieces of the sale are three exceptional white dial Rolexes: An early 6204 Submariner, a 6610 Explorer, and a 6556 Tru-Beat. 

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VIDEO: The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175

"Patek Philippe's Grandmaster Chime is a wrist-format timekeeping instrument of absolutely unprecedented complexity and ingenuity that establishes new benchmarks in terms of technical and aesthetic elegance. Its double-face case with a diameter of 47 mm, it [sic] accommodates four spring barrels and no fewer than 20 complications, including coveted functions such as a Grande and Petite Sonnerie, a minute repeater, an instantaneous perpetual calendar...."
—Patek Philippe SA

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Investing In Vintage Watches: THE WATCH ADVISER's Top Vintage (And Contemporary) Picks Of The Month

Investing In Vintage Watches: THE WATCH ADVISER's Top Vintage (And Contemporary) Picks Of The Month

The watch industry has developed into one of the largest, most lucrative niche industries on earth. With collector and dealer communities growing by the hour, minute, and second, success is seemingly perennial for plenty of individuals in this business. Certain watches owned by the "market-makers" and "market-players" have seen a drastic increase in value over the past decade. Here are some shining examples of such watches, all currently for sale, that not only exhibit the effects of this strong market, but also have a promising future.

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Industry News: IWJG Returns To New York City

Industry News: IWJG Returns To New York City

I'm pleased to announce that the IWJG fine watch and jewelry trade show is back in NYC this October 20th and 21st! Over these couple of days, world-class dealers will gather to do what they do best: Buy, sell, trade and appreciate the watches around them....

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IN-DEPTH: The Lineage Of The Longines Czech Aviator Chronometre

IN-DEPTH: The Lineage Of The Longines Czech Aviator Chronometre

The so-called "Tartarugone" is a chronometer wristwatch that was produced by Longines for Czech aviators before, during, and after the Second World War. The Tartarugone features a unique case shape and has greatly evolved over time—utilizing three different movements. The second series, which was made in a very limited quantity, is seldom seen in good condition. While the other variations are not as rare, they are a financially-accessible alternative to the higher-priced Longines pilot's watches of the early 20th Century. Let's take an in-depth look at the history of this fascinating wristwatch.

Translated And Edited By Luke Rottman.

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It's Time To Chime In: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater [WITH VIDEO]

It's Time To Chime In: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater [WITH VIDEO]

I am elated to present the exquisite Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Though you may not have to go far to find a ladies' timepiece adorned with precious jewels, it is fairly uncommon to see a ladies' wristwatch containing such elaborate complications. Barring JLC's Hybris Artistica collection, I consider this watch to be the brand's finest creation....

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