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19 articles taggés "Clocks and Watches"
The Fifty Fathoms: Land Vs Sea
In its original version, Blancpain's best-seller is now a highly desirable item fiercely hunted on forums, and considered spoils of war by purists,…
Chopard: A Rising Star
In under thirty years, the watchmaker has become a star player, with a publicity policy linked with the Cannes Film Festival, where it has mounted…
A Chinese Clock Hits the Big Time
Time was certainly money for a Chinese automaton clock from the late Qing dynasty, whose lotuses, activated by an ingenious mechanism, rose in concert…
Karl-Friedrich Scheufele: Time is on His Side
The owner and vice-president of Chopard, the collector welcomed us to an 18 th -century patrician house at the heart of his manufacturing fief in Fleurier,…
In the Time of Lepaute
The name of Jean-Joseph Lepaute, clockmaker to Napoleon I, has travelled down through the centuries.
A Book on Lacloche
The Empire Auction: A Story or Two
From a clock with Apollo's chariot to porcelain vases from Berlin, Osenat's ever eagerly-awaited Empire auction in Fontainebleau features a speaking…
Exquisite Automatons and Treasures of Science
A box with automatons attributed to Frères Rochat and a Maghreb astrolabe top the bidding.
Benefiting the science of tomorrow
Gearing up for the future, the Palais de la Découverte in Paris reached for the stars with an auction of items telling its story.
A Precious Timepiece by Van Cleef & Arpels
A Van Cleef & Arpels ladies’ watch set with gemstones was tremendously successful.
Audemars-Piguet, Between Modernity and Tradition
The Audemars Piguet museum-workshop unveils its heritage collection in a new avant-garde building, boasting an image halfway between tradition and…
The Tubogas: The Amazing Tube That Revolutionized Watchmaking
T he Tubogas is a flexible metal pipe patented in 1881. In the 1940s, it was discovered by jewelers, who gave it a glittering future.
Ettore Bugatti's Very Own Mido Watch
Made especially for Ettore Bugatti by Mido, this all-gold watch echoes the shape of the radiator grille of the automobiles that brought the carmaker…
A Gem of a Watch by Breguet with a Distinguished Provenance
The beautiful Madame Tallien, the Spanish-born French aristocrat, salon holder and socialite during the Revolution, shot a diamond arrow that pierced…
Watches, Cars and a Record for Ettore Bugatti’s Mido Watch
The idea behind this extraordinary auction was to feature two current trends, vintage cars and watches. Success was guaranteed.
From the Living Room to the Bedroom: Cannes-Style Elegance
The sale of the entire stock of furniture from a château in the Baie des Anges was dominated by a few major pieces.
Art Market Overview: Hong Kong, a Strategic Location
Sotheby's turnover in Hong Kong in the first half of the year ($453 M) topped that of Christie's ($352 million), confirming the key role played by…
Master Clockmaker Charles Dutertre's Perfect Timing
Under the protection of Demeter and Persephone, a bronze clock by timepiece-maker Dutertre won hands down.
Deep Sea Diving With Rolex
An exceptional wristwatch drove the Grenoble sale to victory, where items from Asia were also desirable.
Frieze Masters: Out with the New, In with the Old
Binoche et Giquello Present a Giant Triceratops Called Big John
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