EVENT: Inside Basel Geneva (IBG) Returns To New York

EVENT: Inside Basel Geneva (IBG) Returns To New York

It's that time of fall when all of the excitement begins. Brands are giving an intimation as to what we should expect to see in 2015,  boutiques are finally receiving the long-awaited watches from this past Baselworld and SIHH, and there's tons of news that I will be sharing with you as we near the new year.

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STORY + PHOTO GALLERY: Christie's Announces The Top Lots At The Patek Philippe 175th Anniversary Sale

STORY + PHOTO GALLERY: Christie's Announces The Top Lots At The Patek Philippe 175th Anniversary Sale

This year, Patek Philippe celebrates their 175th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, Christie's will be hosting the "Patek Philippe 175" sale at the historic Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva. One hundred of arguably the world's preeminent timepieces, all displaying Patek Philippe's triumphs and rich heritage, will be auctioned off at the sale that evening. As we near the date, I will certainly provide in-depth reports. Until then, I will discuss my two favorite watches offered at this auction--interestingly enough, both have remained in private hands until now. 

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IN DEPTH: Best Five Vintage Buys Under $500

IN DEPTH: Best Five Vintage Buys Under $500

I spend my mornings studying Pateks, my afternoons advising collectors as they deliberate over their next purchases, and my nights writing about literally superlative Rolexes. Oh, and my grail watch just happens to be an A-series Royal Oak. But through all of this, my budget is still limited to $500, and not a penny more. So lately I’ve been scouring the web for something cool, collectible, and worth my while. I’ve got to tell you, this has been one heck of a search so far, and it won’t get any easier, but that’s where all the fun is in acquiring a watch. 

Let’s get down to business: Here’s my list of the best five vintage buys under $500. 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: The Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon Has Been Preselected For GPHG's “Tourbillon” Category

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon Has Been Preselected  For GPHG's “Tourbillon” Category

If you think back to Baselworld of 2014, you may remember my assessment of this super-cool, avant-garde creation by the Dutch manufacture, Grönefeld. Today, we are only a month away from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève and the jury has nominated the Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon as one of six tourbillons to be eligible for the grand prize.

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ForbesLife [Photo Gallery]: Collector Nick Gabarro's Treasured Submariner

ForbesLife [Photo Gallery]: Collector Nick Gabarro's Treasured Submariner

Today, I’ve got a story for you, something that occurs once in a blue moon. Imagine stumbling upon a Rolex as you hike through Spain’s Pyrenees Mountains. Yeah, wouldn’t that be great? Well, it actually happened. 

Go To "Read More" To See Detailed Photographs and Click HERE To Read The In-Depth Story At ForbesLife.

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