Category Archives: Jaeger-LeCoultre


Dive Watches for Ladies of Land and Sea

Ulysse Nardin Lady Diver

 I already showed you some great dive watches for men, but dive watches aren’t just a popular model choice for men. Brands recognized that women also enjoy the genre as an expression of their style and to add some pizzazz to an outfit. And, if they want to be ... Read more

CATEGORIES Blancpain, Chanel, Omega, Ulysse Nardin, Watches |Bookmark

Enter the World of Luxury Through Richemont’s Creative Academy

Vacheron Constantin Metiers D’art, from the Florilege series

The luxury and art worlds are very desirable places to work, surrounded by fine and beautiful objects. Sure, you can study Art History or Antiquities at a traditional university. But, sitting in a classroom doesn’t give you practical experience. The most valuable learning occurs when you get access to working ... Read more

CATEGORIES Lange & Sohne, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Watches | TAGS , , , , |Bookmark

How to Win at a Watches Auction

Christie's Auction Catalogues

We are in the midst of auction season and auction is a great place to buy a watch. Since I work at Christie’s, I’m going to give you the lowdown on how the process works here, but it’s probably similar at the other auction houses. You might be intimidated by ... Read more

CATEGORIES F.P. Journe, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Lange & Sohne, Omega, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin, Watches | TAGS , |Bookmark

With Ladies, It Gets More Complicated

OMEGA Ladymatic in crafted in 18K gold and stainless steel with diamond bezel and dial

In the past few decades, ladies have been largely ignored in haute horlogerie. After the invention of quartz in the 1970′s, the prevailing “wisdom” was that women preferred the convenience of a battery-powered movement. No worry or cares about having to reset the watch and it would always be on ... Read more

CATEGORIES Omega, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Van Cleef & Arpels |Bookmark

Secret Time

Cartier Secret_Morganite Turtle open

There is a wonderful category of watches that plays peek-a-boo with the time. Often referred to as secret watches, the dial is hidden, usually behind a cover. To the casual observer, the watch appears as an accessory, a bracelet, ring or pendant.  While they can contain refined movements, secret watches ... Read more

CATEGORIES Cartier, Harry Winston, Piaget |Bookmark

Valentine’s Day: His Watches for Her


Here are three choices to light the fire in the special woman in your life: The Classic: Released in 1931, the Reverso qualifies as a classic even in its modern form. It was originally created for polo players who constantly cracked their crystals during the rough sport. A case that ... Read more

CATEGORIES Blancpain, Richard Mille |Bookmark

Putting Together a Collection: Watches to Consider

Heuer Autavia for Viceroy Courtesy of

At Christie’s we think a lot about collecting watches.  We don’t just sell watches, we assist our clients in building a collection, whether that’s one watch or hundreds—yes, there are folks out there bitten hard by the bug. While we do sell watches that cost in the several hundreds of ... Read more

CATEGORIES Heuer, Lange & Sohne, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin |Bookmark

Innovation and Inspiration — Zenith and TAG Heuer Update Their Icons

Jack Heuer 80th Birthday Carrrera

Compared with other companies in the fashion or consumer products industries, the leading watch brands tend to be old, most of them dating from the 19th century.  The watch brands seek to leverage their histories.  Turning the pages of popular magazines, we see companies selling watches worn by famous pilots, ... Read more

CATEGORIES Heuer, Tag Heuer, Watches, Zenith | TAGS , , , |Bookmark

New Book: Prestigious Watches & Cars – the exceptional partnerships


Cars and luxury watches have a long history, starting with auto clocks in the early 1900′s and spanning to today. Not only is there a common male demographic, but there is also a kinship: both are machines of varying complexity. Like watches, cars, depending upon their price range, demonstrate varying ... Read more

CATEGORIES Breitling, Chopard, Hublot, Watches |Bookmark

To Wind or not to Wind Your Timepiece, that is the Question: Queen Elizabeth Says Wind

Queen Elizabeth wearing JLC 101 the day of her coronation in 1953

Since the Queen of England winds her clocks and watches, does that mean you should too? It’s an important question that many collectors ask. Whether you have one or hundreds of timepieces, you need to take care of them so they stay in good running order. When it comes to preservation, ... Read more

CATEGORIES Gent's Bracelet Watch, Gent's Wristwatch, Lady's Bracelet Watch, Lady's Wristwatch, Manual Winding, Mechanical, Pocket Watch, Watches |Bookmark