Find out about the production quirk that turned an already desirable Rolex ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona into a dream for a demanding collector. This trophy piece is a highlight of our upcoming Important Watches sale (Geneva, 13 May).
Discover the only known pair of reunited and consecutively numbered, four-color gold singing bird boxes by Fréres Rochat. These mechanically and decoratively complex novelties are a testament to the talent of the Genevoise and will be highlight of Sotheby’s upcoming Important Watches auction in New York. (24 May, New York)
One of the star lots of the upcoming Important Watches sale (Geneva, 13 May) is an extraordinarily rare Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ wristwatch, reference 6239. The watch has been cherished by a single owner who received it as a wedding anniversary gift in 1975. More than 40 years later, a chance meeting on a visit to his local jeweller revealed that this gift held a thrilling secret: the watch features what is known as a “tropical” or colour-change dial.
Whether it is a classic Jaguar or the latest Bugatti, an Art Deco Patek Philippe or a highly complicated Audemars Piguet, collectible cars and watches always provide us with the same unique and unforgettable experiences. Finding the perfect example can be a challenge but the RM Sotheby's Monaco auction on 12 May and the Sotheby’s Fine Timepieces sale in London on 17 April are both fabulous opportunities to find your holy grail, or just another fantastic piece to add to your collection. Click ahead to see more. Fine Timepieces 17 April | London RM Monaco 12 May | Monaco
A great watch can do much more than tell the time. Sotheby's Watches Online sale brings together more than 60 timepieces by Cartier, Patek Philippe, Hublot and other mechanical masters, many of which are extraordinary feats of engineering. Before the auction closes on 27 March, discover six timepieces with exciting and practical complications, including the Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar and Chronograph. Watches Online 16–27 March | Online
From a Master Control Perpetual Calendar by Jaeger-LeCoultre to a diamond-set rectangular wristwatch by Patek Philippe, Sotheby’s Watches Online auction presents more than 60 timepieces by many of the greatest makers, all at extremely accessible price points. Click ahead for ten options under $10,000, ideal for both new and seasoned collectors. Watches Online 16–27 March | Online
Whether buying or consigning, savvy watch collectors need to consider a few key points. Condition, size and many other factors are important in determining if a timepiece is right for you. Click ahead for top tips from the experts in Sotheby’s Watches department.
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