Exclusive Watch Auction – Sotheby’s Saturday Watch Fever

On 11 May 2013, Sotheby’s Geneva will have Saturday watch fever by presenting a watch auction that will feature over 400 different brands that cover two centuries of watch history.  This sale has been curated to include some of the finest timepieces from the 19th century through the present day.

If you are lucky enough to be able to visit or bid on any of these luxury watches, you can expect to find watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC and Auedmars Piguet.  The total sale from this watch auction is expected to raise more than ch 6.5 million.

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Ceramic Watches – The Chanel J12 and Look-A-Likes

Chanel J12I have never been a huge fan of branded watches, and most specifically of watches that are from fashion design houses.  Call me a watch snob, but I find that fashion designers don’t always make the best watch makers, and they put out watches that look great, but don’t always run great and last in the long run.  Add to that the premium you are paying for the designers name on that watch, and I feel like you are getting ripped off.

Just one man’s opinion.

But, then a customer, who is an old friend, brought in her Chanel J12 that needed to be serviced.  She had dropped it and the crystal had cracked and it was no longer working.  I had never really examined the Ceramic Chanel J12 before.  This is my take on it.

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The Watch Buyer Recommends: Five Watches No Man Should Live Without

Watch Buyer RecommendsHave you ever wondered which watches you should absolutely have in your watch box? We aren’t talking about watches that will lose their value over time, but watches that will stand the test of time and that if you ever need to sell them to a watch buyer you will be able to sell them for almost the same amount, if not more than what you bought them for.

Not only will these watches retain their value, but they will retain their looks and never go out of style, because classic is always trendy and if they are taken care of, they will last longer than most marriages!  Every so often this watch buyer will make recommendations of watches that you can’t live without, and today here are five that no man should live without.

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The Serious Sports Watch for the Serious Sports Enthusiast

yohan_blake_wears_richard_mille_tourbillon_at_the_2012_london_olympics_olc88I might have mentioned that back in the day, before I creaked when I got up off the couch, I was a boxer.  In fact, I was supposed to go to the Olympics for boxing in High School, but real life jumped in and the rest, as they say, has been a roller coaster ride of fabulous history.   But, what types of sports watches did I wear when I was clobbering people? I honestly don’t remember, but I doubt it was anything worth remembering!

Of course, now I am very particular about the type of Sports watch I put on when I go out for a run, and I am REALLY particular about the watch I wear when I watch my son, Jonathan, compete in his triathlons! Hey, I gotta represent!

Seriously, it’s important to have the ‘right’ watch for the right sport, so I am going to give you my all time favorite serious sports watches that I like to match up for serious sports enthusiasts.

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Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon – The Fastest & Lightest Watch On Earth

Richard Mille RM038 TourbillonWhat would it be like to own the fastest and lightest watch on earth? There are several stars, and most especially star athletes that know.  As I was researching another article, I came across the Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon.  It had a strange familiarity to me, and I couldn’t quite place it, but I knew I had crossed paths with this piece of fabulousness before.

Then I realized it was another I had written long ago and far away about the five watches that no man should ever own.  Not because they should really never be owned, but because they were too special to be owned or possessed.  This was the first time I had run across the Richard Mille RM 038 Tourbillon and what stuck out to me was that Nadal had worn it when he won Wimbledon.

I write a lot of articles, so what isn’t surprising is that I didn’t remember that I had written this article, but that I haven’t repeated any content yet, now THAT is surprising, but this watch bears repeating, it is just that phenomenal.

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