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BOVET Convertible Amadeo Timepieces Swiss watchmaking Maison BOVET has always excelled at crafting infinitely complex luxury timepieces, from dazzlingly hand-painted or engraved dials to groundbreaking complications and movements. BOVET convertible Amadeo timepieces strike an elegant balance, achieving a streamlined, seductive sophistication, clarity of design, and superior craft that make these timepieces ideal accessories for any season. Just as a wardrobe may contain clothing and accessories for all seasons and whims, so too, the collector and haute accessory lover may wish to possess a timepiece of a different persona. However, sometimes the artisans and craftspeople of BOVET exercise creative restraint in the service of classic elegance. Elegance Streamlined and Seductive The Amadeo Fleurier 43 presents a black or ivory enamel dial with red gold indexes, a power reserve indicator, and small seconds dial, further adorned with serpentine hands and blue cabochon sapphire accents, all housed in a high-polished 43mm 18 karat…

La Grande Classique de Longines embodies the long-standing aesthetic tradition of the brand with the winged hourglass. The classic elegance of its very slim profile imparts upon it the status of a timeless collection. Today, Longines is offering new fineries to this emblematic line and enriching it with new colours. Soul of Design Tradition Capturing the soul of Longines’ earliest design tradition, the collection La Grande Classique de Longines was presented for the first time in 1992. Since then, these timepieces have become the symbol of the brand’s classical elegance and adorn the wrists of those who know how to appreciate a valued asset. Refinements and Color Variations Today, the Swiss watchmaking brand is adding even more refinement to this line, by proposing different dial and bracelet colour variations. Shades of pink, blue and white elevate these elegantly fabricated pieces designed to mark life’s finest hours. Enhanced with Diamonds Like…

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, is proud to announce its first themed sale dedicated to Heuer, with The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection. An important, thematic auction taking place in Geneva on November 11, 2017 comprising 49 of the finest vintage Heuer Timepieces, including an Exceptional and complete example of a first execution reference 2446 Autavia along with the sale of a commemorative Tag Heuer  specially made by the renowned swiss watch manufacturer for this event. Landmark Auction This landmark thematic auction, to take place in Geneva in November 2017, will offer 49 of the finest and best-preserved collectible Heuer chronographs produced between 1962 and 1982 – known to the community as the ‘Jack Heuer Era’. Respected Authorities Gather Phillips presents this world-class collection, gathered by the renowned collectors, authors, and respected authorities on vintage Heuer: Richard Crosthwaite and Paul Gavin. Well known throughout the Heuer collecting community for…

The year 2017 is an important year for watches, with many models celebrating landmark anniversaries. In collecting terms, an anniversary generally means that a watch will rocket in value and new collectors might pop-up, making it a lucrative time both to buy and to sell. This is, in part, thanks to a marketing drive by brands that capitalise on the potential to create renewed interest. Furthermore, many auction houses and pre-owned websites will mark the occasion by hosting special sales dedicated to these brands and models. Pre-owned luxury retailer, Collector Square, has developed a unique international database – the LuxPrice-index© – which compiles and analyses hundreds of thousands of bag and watch auction results over the last 12 years, offering a point of reference for the changing value of pre-owned luxury goods. On the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Daytona in 2013, Collector Square recorded a staggering 79% increase in…

Blancpain announces the opening of a new “Blancpain Shop-in-Shop” in Japan’s second largest city, Osaka. The new Shop-in-Shop is located in the Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store. The new Shop-in-Shop was opened on the occasion of the remodeling of the Hankyu Department Store Umeda Main Store’s 7th floor luxury watch shop area. The Blancpain Shop-in-Shop reflects Blancpain’s proud history and its commitment to the expression “Innovation is Our Tradition”. Crafted by a skilled cabinet-maker from the Vallée de Joux, the interior design is imbued with the regional heritage and the Blancpain horological know-how perpetuated for more than 270 years. Noble woodwork, refined moldings, along with pure and streamlined furniture and displays, all combine to create a warm and cozy aesthetic. In the shop, visitors have the opportunity to admire Blancpain’s masterpieces such as the Carrousel Volant Une Minute, the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe and the Ladybird. Throughout its history, Blancpain…