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By the Light of the Moon Phase Watch

DeBethune DB16

Since tonight it is going to be a full moon, what better moment to dedicate a post to moon phase complications.  The orb of the moon has enchanted humankind since we gazed up into the night sky and saw its glowing face. The brightest object in the sky after ... Read more

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Diamond Watches Can Be a Man’s Best Friend Too

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Traditionnelle Date Self-winding with Diamond Hour Markers

Diamonds may be the quintessential of all gems. They generally steal the limelight from other jewels with their sparkle, personality and presence. Enlisted to celebrate events such as birthdays, anniversaries and wedding engagements, diamonds definitely count as one of a girl’s best friends. But… diamonds are not just for the ... Read more

CATEGORIES Cartier, Patek Philippe | TAGS , , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/cartier/diamond-watches-can-be-a-mans-best-friend-too/

Christie’s First Online-Only Watches Sale: Something for Everyone!

Rolex "Great White" Sea-Dweller

Something special is about to happen at Christie’s and you don’t want to miss out. For the first time ever, Christie’s is having an online-only watches sale called the Essential Watch Collection, accessible here. Taking place from October 1-8th, the auction will feature iconic models across major brands. You might think ... Read more

CATEGORIES Audemars Piguet, IWC, Patek Philippe | TAGS , , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/iwc/christies-first-online-only-watches-sale-something-for-everyone/

Asymmetrical Watch Cases: The Beauty in Being Off Balance

Modern Crash in Pink Gold Diamond Set Bezel

For the most part the brands stay pretty conservative with their case shapes, staying within the circular and square-related range. Perhaps some liberty might be taken with fancy lugs but those are few and far between. Sometimes, though, you get an interesting curveball in the mix.  Here we take a ... Read more

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Vacheron Constantin 1972 Prestige: When Watchmaking and Bellbottoms Converge

Vacheron Constantin 1972

In the last few years, it’s been a trend for brands to dip into their archives and re-release models. After all, heritage plays a big part in marketing. If you’ve been around for over a century and have innovations and icons along the way, why not brag about it?  Sometimes  ... Read more

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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 Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lange & Sohne, Van Cleef & Arpels, Watches | TAGS , , , , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/jaeger-lecoultre/enter-the-world-of-luxury-through-richemonts-creative-academy/

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, Omega, Panerai, Patek Philippe |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/cartier/christies-private-watch-sales-see-it-buy-it-wear-it/

Another Piece of Packard History Comes Up for Auction

Packard Plant

The James Ward Packard and Henry Graves, Jr. unofficial rivalry to own the most complicated watch is a story of legends in the horology world. The two magnates regularly called upon Patek Philippe as well as Vacheron Constantin to bring their designs to fruition. When all was said and done, ... Read more

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The Artistry of Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin Jewelry Watches

Vacheron Bracelet Pink Gold Bracelet Watch 1944

Harry Winston, Van Cleef and Arpels, Cartier,  Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe—all great jewelry houses. Wait a minute, did I say Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin? Aren’t they top haute horlogerie watch brands? Yes, of course. But what many don’t realize is that Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin can compete ... 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, Omega, Panerai, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Watches | TAGS , |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/girard-perregaux/how-to-win-at-a-watches-auction/