Archive for September, 2013

Only Watch 2013 auction results

Only Watch 2013 auction results

Below is the list of the 33 watches for auction at Only Watch 2013 with their estimate. As soon as the results are available I’ll fill them in and update this post in real-time. For pictures of all watches please have a look at: Only Watch 2013 auction catalogue. – Lot # 1: Backes...
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Only Watch 2013 hands-on preview

Only Watch 2013 hands-on preview

Only one day to the a(u)ction. I just got back from the Only Watch 2013 preview stand at the Monaco Yacht Show and was lucky enough to have the possibility to shoot hands-on pictures of the watches. I’ll select a few of the watches I took pictures of, and just quickly publish those here...
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Parmigiani, Bugatti Aerolithe

Parmigiani, Bugatti Aerolithe

Last week in Milan, Parmigiani Fleurier unveiled its new Bugatti Aerolithe, a flyback(*) chronograph. The Aerolithe chronograph is part of Bugatti’s “Lifeline Collection”. An assortment of accessories and clothing which designs are all inspired by the aerodynamic bodies of Bugatti cars. The Aerolithe chronograph is named after a legendary Bugatti car bearing the same...
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New Hautlence website

New Hautlence website

This week Hautlence informed us of the complete revamping of their hautlence.com website. It’s said to be more sophisticated, more functional, as well as lighter and more airy. What caught me most was the grid-shaped ‘bloggy’ appearance of the new site. Including a rotating slide show at the top with advertisements for new distributors,...
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The C3H5N3O9 2013 ‘Experiment ZR012’

The C3H5N3O9 2013 ‘Experiment ZR012’

C3H5N3O9, besides the molecular formula for nitroglycerine, is a developmental platform to experiment with concepts, ideas and creations free of the inherent limitations and constraints of a luxury brand. When Felix Baumgartner, Martin Frei, Maximilian Büsser and Serge Kriknoff – the main motivators behind the project – launched C3H5N3O9’s ‘Experiment ZR012’ last year, they...
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Sea-God Portorondo limited GMT, ref. 271901AN

Sea-God Portorondo limited GMT, ref. 271901AN

Today I would like to draw your attention to the Italian/Swiss brand of Sea-God. It’s one of the young under the radar brands which slowly slowly try to make their appearance in the world of luxury watches. Some succeed, some don’t… The current Sea-God collection includes two models, the Black Storm and the Portorondo,...
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Only Watch 2013 auction estimates

Only Watch 2013 auction estimates

Exactly in two weeks time the Only Watch 2013 charity auction will be held in Monaco, and it’s confirmed that I will be present to report for in2watches.com. This year there will be 33 high-end, one-off, watches up for auction, which is 7 pieces less than the last auction in 2011. A lot of...
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Unity Discovery test drive

Unity Discovery test drive

Today is the first day of my two weeks test drive of the Unity Discovery. I already had the unpacking fun of course, which was really promising. The watch came in a beautiful metal box with a serious (closed with sealing wax) envelope for the instructions and a warranty card. Anyhow, it’s on my...
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YORK “Fort de Lippe” Trilogy, another celebration

YORK “Fort de Lippe” Trilogy, another celebration

The spectacular “Fort de Lippe” in Elvas, Portugal was recently inscribed by UNESCO as a world heritage site. To celebrate this occasion the elite luxury brand YORK is going to unveil the “Fort de Lippe” Trilogy watch collection at 1st of November at Munichtime 2013. The “Fort de Lippe” collection was designed by His...
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Only Watch 2013, Monaco

Only Watch 2013, Monaco

Within three weeks the biennial charity (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies) auction Only Watch will take place in Monaco again. During the last auction in 2011, the Patek Philippe pointed out to be the star of the show. It fetched € 1.400.000,= which was 31% of the total auction result of € 4.543.500,= for...
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