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The High-Performance Materials Behind 10 Designer Watches and Cars

Though there are obvious visual differences between an automobile built in 2018 versus 1918, the underlying components are largely unchanged. The same can be said of wristwatches, whose basic design was cemented early in the 20th century. In both worlds, however, methods, materials and finishes have evolved tremendously to improve functionality. Click ahead to discover more about the novel applications of materials through vehicles and timepieces in Sotheby’s March sales. –Jake Auerbach

Fine Timepieces Online
2–15 March | Online

RM Sotheby’s: Amelia Island
9 March | Amelia Island