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February 21st, 2014

darlor Vintage Ladies Watches

Buy It Now Add to watch list Breitling Mens Black Band Red Case Chronograph Custom Made 12 CT Diamond Watch $30,000.00 Buy It Now Add to watch list FP Journe Limited Edition Octa Indy 500 Sport Watch RARE Only 99 Made $25,000.00 Buy It Now Add to watch list Cartier Tank European Made Case Mens 18kYG Hooded Lugs White Dial France Made $19,900.00 Buy It Now Add to watch list BREITLING FOR BENTLEY 675 A44362 WATCH CUSTOM MADE 2500 CT IN DIAMONDS $19,500.00 Buy It Now Add to watch list Jacob Co Unisex Swiss Made World Map 45Ct Diamond Dial Five Time Zone Watch $19,140.00

Somewhere between finalizing the auction catalogue in London, touching base in Geneva and taking off for an exhibition in Hong Kong, Christie’s Watch specialist and International Co-Head, Aurel Bacs, to talk about radical innovation, Picasso’s nose and his dream timepiece. Read more › There should be something you have been looking for this week you still need, so give it a go and see what you get. We feel that after you give it a try you will shop with us all the time. Also in attendance was Stana Katic , who beat out Julianna for the Favorite Dramatic TV Actress for her work on ABC’s Castle

This advertisement by Tavannes was used for years, beginning in the late 1930s, to symbolize its preeminence as the world’s fourth-largest watch manufacturer. The artist’s rendering shows the five factories located in Tavannes (the company’s headquarters); Neuchatel; La Joux; La Chaux de Fonds; and LeLocle. Combined, the factories made 4,000 finished pieces a day. In addition to being distributed through Dunhill, the Tavannes “La Captive” model caught the attention of luxury jeweler Cartier. This specimen’s sterling silver case is overlaid with beautiful white and red enamel. Cartier sold these watches using the signature “Lisica S.A.” on the movements, which was a subsidiary of Tavannes. Photo by Sotheby’s. An Early Adopter

Some of the famous watch models include the Tonneau 1906, Tank 1910, and Tortue 1912. These timepieces were continuously manufactured even past the death of Louis in 1942. Subsequently, the Baignoire 1957, Panthere 1983 and the Pasha Cartier 1985 were launched. The Tank Francaise and the Privee collection were produced more recently in 1996. The timepieces became so popular that it developed a large following of women who considered the watch more of a jeweled accessory and a fashion statement. Louis Cottier, the Geneva watchmaker who made this 14k world time wristwatch for Agassiz in 1945, produced only 13 watches per year.

The “exclusive” part comes from the fact that Tavannes watches are sold strictly through a network of authorized dealers, most of them independent. No big-box or department stores, no direct (or third-party) Internet sales. “We don’t want our customer buying a watch, and then seeing it offered a month later on a home shopping channel at half of what they paid,” says Cummings. If your watch is equipped with an automatic mechanical movement, its spring is wound up thanks to the movements of your wrist, which cause an oscillation that supplies the energy required for the winding system.

February 10th, 2014

perfect Vintage Cartier Watch

Earlier this month I had a chance to visit the in November re-opened Geneva Boutique at 35 Rue du Rhône. I remember the Boutique from last year, when it was just one of the European Boutiques, nothing more, nothing less. The change is incredible, in the period that the building was behind a facade for renovation, it was completely restyled following the lines that were set out by architect Bruno Moinard. The boutique was also dramatically enlarged, since Cartier was able to obtain a third floor. The Geneva Boutique and the Boutique at the Champs-Élysées are now the largest Boutiques in Europe, occupying a hefty 1000 square meters.

The Robert is a rare Hamilton watch. It is very unusual in the design of the 14K solid gold case with the wild lugs top and botton. The black dial is original and shows very little aging. If you really love this one, check out the ladies “Roberta” on the Ladies page. It is identical except for the size, and would make a wonderful dual purchase for Christmas or Valentines day. $875.00 SOLD Glossary

The “335″ is another iconic Tavannes model, introduced in the late 1920s, and named for the movement Caliber inside the watch. The elongated movement allowed for a more streamlined case, and room for a longer mainspring which gave the watch a three-day running time, an amazing feat for its day about Cartier and the Art Deco style that Aaron Rubin a fellow Art Deco Society member did a wonderful job at. When it comes to a lecture even the most interesting subject can be boring if not presented well. But, Aaron had no problem presenting the lecture in a interesting and extremely enjoyable way.

I probably bought my first watch to restore in about 1970. It helped that my dad was a jeweler, and that when I was a little kid I used to run errands for him downtown. When I got older, I still knew all his jeweler buddies, and as I got interested in watches they’d offer me wristwatches that came from estates. So in the early days I was buying Patek Philippe Tank watches for $300 to $500 and maybe selling them for $700 to $800. The same watches today are worth about 10 times that.

Just so you know, a troy ounce is about 10 percent heavier than a typical ounce and is the standard measurement used for gold, silver and platinum; there are 20 pennyweights in a troy ounce. If you use a scale to weigh your gold, you can easily convert to troy ounces – or any other unit of measure – by simply typing into the Google search box a phrase like “3 grams to troy ounces”. 3. Think about where you want to sell it Worn by the worlds most elite military special forces and today’s most demanding outdoors men. Luminox delivers on quality and value.”

February 7th, 2014

3 Essentials If You Love Vintage Watches

Do not be a stranger, and do not forget that shopping can be fun and not stressfull. We hope you find everything you need on our site, and we know it can be done quickly. Thank you, and see you soon. Stainless case (polished, back engraved) in good condition (a few dings on top and a period sized dot of pitting on top, 5 minute mark faded and re-drawn by hand) Original 2-tone silvered dial with 45 minute register, embossed rose gold roman numerals, and inner blue tachymeter in excellent condition

Here we have the replica Cartier Pasha Chronograph in 42mm and its replica so that we can clearly see the differences between them. There are three main differences between these two watches, but it’s nothing extremely noticeable. The first noticeable difference is on the crown; the crown on both watches features a beautiful blue jewel but it seems that the design on the replica is a bit different as the jewel is less pointy than the jewel on the original watch, which is quite flat. Buy It Now Add to watch list Art Deco c1920s 10ct DIAMOND PLATINUM BROOCH PIN DOUBLE CLIP HAIR CLIPS $8,700.00

People also look at a watch as an investment. And that’s relatively important to what I do. People buy these things not only to wear them and enjoy them, but so that the value will increase. Prices go up and prices go down on various models, categories, and brands of watches based on various factors, including economics, fashion, and the desires of collectors. The first commercial wristwatches I’m aware of were produced during the late 19th century, around 1870 or so. They were usually made of silver, and while they closely resembled wristwatches which were to follow, they must not have been very popular as not very many have survived.

I think Patek is one of the top names, if not the top name. One of their great slogans went something like, “You don’t own Patek. You’re only its caretaker for a period of time.” The idea is they’re durable if taken care of, and they’ll last for decades and be handed down for generations, which is true. They’re really well made. You go out and buy a cheap watch, and it may or may not last for various reasons, but often they aren’t as well cared for as an expensive watch.

The Cartier Santos look at could be the observe discount Rolex watches design which was 1st developed by Cartier in 1904. The timepiece was developed for that Brazilian aviator Alberto Santos-Dumont. Santos-Dumont experienced challenges dealing with pocket observe when traveling. Louis Cartier produced a established enjoy using a sq. bezel. The timepiece could be successful with Santos-Dumont, and it’s ongoing to be a well known view approximately the existing time. The Cartier Roadster observe continues to be close to considering that 2001. The kind of the Roadster was influenced with the automotive entire world. This may be a sporty enjoy that reveals the look of vitality and gratifaction.

February 3rd, 2014

how To Sell Cartier Watches

Large jewelry houses began to open up in Europe. The workshop of Louis Cartier was one of them. Cartier was founded in France in 1847. Louis-Francois Cartier began the company. His son Alfred took over administration of the business in 1874. Alfred’s sons, named Louis, Pierre, and Jacques, are credited with bringing the firm to worldwide prominence. It was also during this period that Cartier began adding its own reference numbers to the watches it sold, usually by stamping a four-digit code on the underside of a lug. Jacques took charge of the London operation and eventually moved to the current address at New Bond Street. Cartier’s Ideas Today

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Some had covers that popped up so the face was hidden. You couldn’t see the dial unless you pushed a little button, and it would pop open so you could read the time. Others had the dials incorporated into the watch face so you could read it, just like a wristwatch today. Others were portable or transferable. You could wear the bracelet without the watch in it, or you could snap a watch into a holder that was incorporated into the bracelet. Europe , specifically with the court of England. In 1909, the company went global by making an important move to

Ask any serious watch collector and they will generally include the Speedmaster on their list of all-time favorite watches for a number of reasons. For the truly obsessed, the Speedmaster Professional model to collect is the calibre321 from 1967 –the exact model worn during the Apollo 11 mission. However, the immediate successor to this model is what we’re talking about here, and they began production in 1968. Visually, the321 and861 calibres are nearly identical, so unless you get obsessive you’d be hard pressed to tell them apart. Buy It Now Add to watch list KILLER ART DECO PLATINUM DIAMOND DOUBLE CLIP BROOCH PIN 15 CARATS MUST SEE $9,999.00

Not every jewelry store has master jewelry designers capable of turning a customer’s dream into a customized piece of keepsake reality. But ever since C.J. Charles opened its shop doors, its master jewelers have stood ready to exceed customer’s expectations with an ability to design engagement or special occasion rings with diamonds ranging from5 to 25 ct. Cartier was founded in 1847 when Louis-François Cartier, then an apprentice to Parisian jeweler Adolphe Picard, took over the business when his master passed away. By 1853, young Louis-François had become a favorite of Napoleon III’s cousin Princess Mathilde, who helped Cartier gain entry to Parisian society.