Clocks & Watches

QuickFacts :: Introduction to clocks

Clocks have been appreciated and treasured since at least the 17th century and, despite their popularity, are available at a wide range of prices. Here we look at what you need to know if you’re thinking of beginning a collection.
The value of a clock depends on its maker, the Read more

Patek Philippe – The Finest Minute Repeaters

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Most watchmakers consider minute repeaters as the ultimate single complication in watchmaking. Everything must be absolutely perfect to deliver the precise striking of the gong and an immaculate sound.
Patek Philippe offers the largest collection of minute repeater wristwatches with twelve men’s models and one ladies’ model in its Read more

Patek Philippe ca. 1914 Valuation

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Patek Philippe ca. 1914. According to the appraiser, “The finest watch I have ever held in my hand.” Hour and minute hand and a second hand. Split chronograph. Minute register for chronograph. Slide for chiming the watch, a minute repeater. Day, date, month, along with moon phase. Perpetual Read more

French clock by Abraham-Louis Bréguet $6.8M

Invented back in 1795, the rare Sympathique clock which was a master carriage clock which rewinds and sets to time detachable pocket watch, actually helped cement name of Abraham-Louis Breguet as a noted French horologist. In his lifetime, this founder of the Swiss luxury watch company Bréguet was considered Read more

The most expensive Rolex watches

Apart from the big names in the haute horological world, Rolex has traditionally been known as the gentlemen’s choice, owing to their sophisticated designing. Founded in 1905 in the UK by the duo of Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, this master watch maker is now headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland Read more

The 11 Most Expensive Watches Ever Sold at Auction

A nice car, a large home, an expensive watch—they’re all status symbols. But some folks will break the bank to buy a rare timepiece.
These are the most expensive watches ever sold at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, and elsewhere. You’ll see that Geneva-based Patek Philippe dominates the list.
More Expensive Watches Sold at Auction

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