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Roulette Watches: Timepieces You Can Bet On

Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack

Gambling is a universal game that cuts across culture, race, creed and sex. People love to bet, especially when with the lucky turn of a card, bounce of a ball or lineup of numbers, there’s a chance to win lots of money. Witness the glamor and allure of places ... Read more

CATEGORIES Christophe Claret, Corum, Franck Muller, Haas Neveux & Cie, Longines | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/omega/roulette-watches-timepieces-you-can-bet-on/

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 carefree ... Read more

CATEGORIES Blancpain, Chanel, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Ulysse Nardin, Watches |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/jaeger-lecoultre/dive-watches-for-ladies-of-land-and-sea/

By Land and Sea: 5 Top Dive Watches

Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

The dive watch was originally designed as a tool to assist military divers on their underwater maneuvers. Companies such as Panerai, Blancpain and Rolex were tasked with creating legible waterproof watches that could also time the length of a dive. You might not know that Omega was the first company ... Read more

CATEGORIES Blancpain, Panerai, Richard Mille, Rolex, Watches |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/omega/by-land-and-sea-5-top-dive-watches/

Christie’s Private Watch Sales: See It, Buy It, Wear it

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Imagine walking into the grand lobby of Christie’s at Rockefeller Plaza, seeing a crisp, minty Rolex or Omega sparkling in a case, swiping your credit card and walking out with it minutes later on your wrist. Yes, it is now possible. If you happen to miss one of the six ... Read more

CATEGORIES Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Cartier, F.P. Journe, Heuer, IWC, Lange & Sohne, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/cartier/christies-private-watch-sales-see-it-buy-it-wear-it/

At Auction: Christie’s International Head of Watches Aurel Bacs Gives his Analysis

Omega Seamaster 1950's

At the close of yesterday’s Christie’s New York Important Watches auction, the Stephen S. Palmer Grand Complication stirred up fierce bidding and brought in a final price of $2,251,750. In addition to redefining history, the watch adds three other distinctions to its resume: as a world record for a Patek Philippe ... Read more

CATEGORIES Patek Philippe, Watches | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/omega/at-auction-christies-international-head-of-watches-aurel-bacs-gives-his-analysis/

Omega Gets Styled by Designer Gilbert Albert

Omega Maille D’Or 1966

Most of the time you have no idea who designed your watch. And yet, the first thing that attracts you to a timepiece is its aesthetic. Almost 100% of the time if you don’t like how a watch looks you won’t consider buying it, even if the mechanics are special. ... Read more

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Omega Vintage Jewelery Watch Gets Star Billing with Nicole Kidman

Omega Jewelry Watch 1962 Calibre 483

There’s no question watches are a hot category, particularly vintage watches, which have shown a surge in popularity. You know they’ve hit the big time when the Hollywood stars start wearing them out in public. In her movie “Stoker”, Omega partner Nicole Kidman chose an Omega jewelry watch to represent ... Read more

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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, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lange & Sohne, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Vacheron Constantin, Watches | TAGS , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/girard-perregaux/how-to-win-at-a-watches-auction/

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 Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, Van Cleef & Arpels |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/jaeger-lecoultre/with-ladies-it-gets-more-complicated/

Watch Case Materials: Titanium

OMEGA Planet Ocean Titanium and Liquid Metal

Lots of materials are used to construct watchcases. Up until about a decade ago, most of them were made from stainless steel and precious metals. Now watch brands are incorporating other materials into their product, such as ceramic, carbon and even sapphire crystal to not only increase scratch resistance and ... Read more

CATEGORIES Panerai, Richard Mille | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/omega/watch-case-materials-titanium/