Discover the genius of the ‘Father of British Horology” in this exploration of Thomas Tompion, his students and his peers’ achievements in timekeeping. Sotheby’s Specialist Jonathan Hills presents a carefully curated selection of the finest English Watches, including five Tompion pieces, a piece made especially for JPMorgan and one considered the iPhone of its day. The Celebration of the English Watch, Part III: The Genius of Thomas Tompion auction takes place at Sotheby’s in London on 15 December.
NEW YORK – For Miles Chamley-Watson, a US Olympic medalist in fencing and fashion model who has posed for the likes of Ralph Lauren and GQ, it's only natural to treat a watch as a trophy for the wrist. "I would like to have seven really good watches, one to wear every day," he says. "That’s my dream." Ahead of Sotheby's 7 December Important Watches auction, Chamley-Watson stopped by our New York offices to talk about how his signature look has evolved, what makes a great sportswatch and the timepieces he would like to bid on in the upcoming sale. PHOTO: MICHAEL CRENSHAW
NEW YORK – Luke Ditella and Melissa Dilger have the kind of careers that many only dream of – and they get to experience them as a couple. "We've fed off each other inadvertently," says Ditella, a professional model and brand ambassador, whose own talents fit seamlessly together with those of Dilger, a creative director and photographer, whose clients include Ray-Ban, Viktor & Rolf and Ferrari, among other brands. Their latest collaboration is a new website, All That We Are. We spoke with the power duo about their personal style, the need for wardrobe staples and how they would wear their favourite timepieces in Sotheby's 7 December Important Watches sale. LUKE DITELLA AND MELISSA DILGER. PHOTO: ALLTHATWEARE.COM.
Sotheby’s has joined with IWC Schaffhausen to present the IWC Pilot’s Watch Annual Calendar Edition "Le Petit Prince" to be auctioned in aid of the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation in the Important Watches sale on 15 November in Geneva.
Sotheby’s Important Watches sale will be held in Geneva on November 15th. The catalogue includes a fantastic selection of vintage Patek Philippe and Rolex timepieces presenting a wonderful opportunity for the discerning collector to acquire a rare and sought-after item for their collection. Patek Philippe and Rolex models continue to dominate the market with their combination of technical eminence and striking design. Stunning examples of Patek Philippe’s enduring style are represented by the reference 2438 perpetual calendar with waterproof case back and the reference 130 chronograph with attractive pink on pink case and dial. Rolex, of course, have produced some of the world’s most renowned utilitarian watches and this sale includes the highly desirable and iconic ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona, Ref. 6240, and the robust yet alluring Milgauss Ref. 6541 with its striking honeycomb dial and lightning hand. Click ahead to see a selection of the exceptional watches we have on offer. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
Sotheby’s and Huntsman hosted a dinner earlier this week in the private dining room at the legendary tailors’ premises at 11 Saville Row. The event was hosted by Sotheby’s Chairman Harry Dalmeny, Daryn Schnipper, Chairman of Sotheby’s Watches, and Huntsman owner Pierre Lagrange and CEO Philippe Brenninkmeijer. Guests were invited to learn about the master cutting techniques from one of the oldest and most established tailors in London whilst drinking champagne. The celebration of craftsmanship continued throughout the evening with guests given the opportunity to view items from the Celebration of the English Watch Part II: John Harrison’s Enduring Discovery and the upcoming sale of Important Watches in November. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
A stylish accessory is essential to complete a polished look for a holiday gathering. This season in Hong Kong, we have garnered a diverse lineup of men’s jewellery and watches that will satisfy collectors and their loved ones at this festive time. Click ahead to discover 10 eye-catching presents for that well-groomed and sophisticated dapper man. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
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