Friday, June 03, 2016

Six Best New Men's Watches at Robb Report Include Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 with a Hebrew Calendar

The Six Best New Watches for Men [SLIDESHOW] from Robb Report.



Our favorite is the 57-complication Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260



with a Hebrew calendar!



It is amazing what human ingenuity can produce.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Robb Report Has the Top 10 Most-Compelling Watches from Baselworld 2016 Including the Jacob&Co Astronomia Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon


RobbReport presents the Top 10 Most-Compelling Watches from Baselworld 2016 in an article by Victoria Gomelsky.


The image above is linked from the RobbReport slideshow of those 10 watches and shows the "out of this world" (RobbReport description) Jacob&Co "Astronomia Gravitational Triple Axis Tourbillon", a rose gold timepeace encased in transparent sapphire, with a reported price tag of something like $600,000. See the Jacob&Co home page here for a short, spectacular presentation right at start-up.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Van Cleef & Arpels Has Some Great Watches Under Their Trademark Poetic Astronomy™

We are a bit late on this, but
Poetic Astronomy™ wrist watches from Van Cleef & Arpels are magnificent.

See the watches at Poetic Astronomy™ - Inspiration - Van Cleef & Arpels.

Our own favorite is Midnight Planetarium,
but the pages there shift so fast you really do not have time to read them!

The watch features six planets that rotate in true astronomical time around a rose gold sun. See Ellie Zolfagharifard at the Daily Mail in Forget smartwatches - wear this £150,000 PLANETARIUM on your wrist. If you add a few diamonds to the planetary precious stones, the price can go to £247,700.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Smartwatch "i'm Smart" (TM) permits Bluetooth Connection to Smartphone

The smartwatch "i'm Smart" (TM) at
i'm Smart
offers a Bluetooth connection to one's smartphone.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

The Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater with New Mechanical Complications Featured at the Robb Report

The new Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater is featured at the Robb Report at FrontRunners: Jaquet Droz.


For a description of the mechanical complications of this watch, which costs about a half a million dollars and includes movable birds, see the Robb Report.

Please keep in mind that our interest in these watches is not so much how much they cost, but rather the human ingenuity and creativity that they represent.

This is just a beautiful watch, whose complex machinery is a joy to behold.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gold Demand Leads to Stripping of Timepieces and Cultural Loss of Watches

See Felicia Craddock's report at the New York Times in Histories Lost as Timepieces Are Stripped for Gold.

Fine & Luxury Watch Exhibition by TimeCrafters in New York City Park Avenue (Seventh Regiment) Armory September 13-15 2012

If you are in the New York City area and looking for something interesting to do this week, here is a tip for natives and tourists alike.

Watches constitute a special individual status symbol around the world, while timepieces in general reflect precision technology in human culture.

The TimeCrafters Exhibition of the World's Finest Watches
takes place at the New York City Park Avenue Armory
(also known as the Seventh Regiment Armory -- see Google Street View)
from Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 15, 2012,
643 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
(between 66th and 67th Streets on Park Avenue, near Hunter College on 68th Street and Lexington, the closest subway station).

For more information, go to timecrafters.

This is not an ad on our part, just interest in watches.


Friday, May 18, 2012

Antique Breguet Watches Sold at Record Prices at Christie's

This was an initial interesting piece on Timepieces with History at WSJ.com so I was interested to see what price the watches would actually bring at auction.

As reported at WorldTempus.com in BREGUET- Two Antique Watches Bought For A Record Price Of Nearly 7 Million CHF, the watches were sold on auction at record prices far above what had been expected.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Albert Einstein's Watch was a 1929 Longines


Ken Kessler has the story at The Wall Street Journal section on Watches and Jewelry in The Wisdom of Going Back in Time, writing inter alia:
""On October 16th, 2008, Albert Einstein's wristwatch—a discreet gold rectangular Longines dating from 1929—realized an astounding $596,000 at Antiquorum's New York auction. The connection with Einstein elevated a single, simple Longines wristwatch into Patek Philippe territory."

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