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The Collectors Guide to Vintage Heuers — Autavia, Carrera and Monaco

Heuer, Carrera, Monaco

In two previous postings on Longitude, we have covered the rarest of the vintage Heuers — Heuer’s very first automatic chronographs (from 1969), with the name “Chronomatic” on the dial, and the last of the Monacos, the black PVD, produced circa 1975. Today, we begin a series of three ... Read more

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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

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IWC Original Yacht Club: An Affordable and Collectible Classic

Yacht Club II, ref. 3212, 1981

Today the name IWC is most associated with the Portuguese or Big Pilot watches, but at one time it was the Yacht Club that defined the brand. Debuted in 1967, the Yacht Club bridged the gap between sport and classic design becoming one of IWC’s best selling watches in its ... Read more

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Vintage ROCKS!


Indeed, vintage watches rock! There is no doubt about it. Whether you go for a Rolex pre-Daytona ref. 6248, Universal Geneve Polerouter or perhaps one of the many Omega Seamaster’s, a vintage watch has a charm of its own. This is perhaps even enhanced when this watch is not only ... Read more

CATEGORIES Franck Muller, Gent's Wristwatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin | TAGS |Bookmark http://blogs.christies.com/longitude/brands/jaeger-lecoultre/vintage-rocks/

Vacheron Constantin Introduces Vintage with the Vacheron Constantin Collectionneurs


Vintage is hot. If you follow the auctions, it’s the heritage pieces from companies like Patek Philippe, Rolex and Cartier that drive the market to great heights. We are also seeing gaining strength from complicated pieces from Vacheron Constantin. In my opinion, Vacheron Constantin watches are an undervalued proposition. The ... Read more

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