An achievement of craftsmanship, engineering and artistry, the appearance on the market of this Patek Philippe Ref. 1415 Heures Universelles is momentous. Only two exist with a map of Eurasia, and it has been more than fifteen years since one has last been available for purchase. Its technical and aesthetic merits surpass every example in its category, and as a period advertisement for the watch noted, “For men with international interests, it is indispensable.” Click ahead to take a closer look at what makes this exceptional timepiece so coveted. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
NEW YORK – Andre Iguodala has enjoyed quite a year. Fresh from winning the 2015 NBA Championship and being given the Finals MVP award, the Golden State Warriors swingman will be playing in the 2016 Finals this week. But Iguodala has also made a strong impression off-court. Named as one of Sports Illustrated's 50 Most Fashionable Athletes, he has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most stylish men in the NBA with a special affinity for collecting fine watches. Ahead of Sotheby's Important Watches auction, we spoke with him about his fashion evolution, top watch brands and which pieces from the upcoming sale stood out. ANDRE IGUODALA. PHOTOGRAPH BY GETTY IMAGES/STEPHEN LOVEKIN/WIREIMAGE.
Start vacation season in style with our selection of refreshing wines, sparkling jewels and sleek watches. Whether your plans include lounging by the pool, touring the world’s cultural capitals, entertaining guests at home – or a combination of all three – our Summer Whites will keep you cool in every sense of the word.
Swiss Mechanical Marvels Part II, a 20-piece collection in Sotheby’s Important Watches sale on 8 June in New York, represents the crème de la crème of Swiss automata from the early 19th century. Daryn Schnipper, Sotheby's Chairman, International Watch Division, shares highlights from the collection, including one box that can only be described as 'magical.'
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