Setting a new world record for any Rolex Daytona ever sold at auction and holding now the second place for the most expensive Rolex wristwatch ever sold at auction, lot number 237 at the Phillips Watches Geneva Watch Auction FIVE was sold for CHF3,722,000 Swiss Francs plus buyer's fees totaling CHF4,168,640 Swiss Francs —$4,182,023 USD— yesterday evening Sunday May 14th, 2017. This ultra rare 18K yellow gold Rolex Daytona Paul Newman ref. 6263 nicknamed 'The Legend' fitted with a 'lemon' grené dial and with case back stamped 6239 had an original estimate of CHF 800,000-1,600,000 Swiss Francs.
SIHH 2017: New Cartier Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
A watch that we were patiently awaiting to see at the SIHH 2017 and one that is definitely part of our short list of favorite and most impressive timepieces this year is the Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Mysterious Double Tourbillon. Marking the first time that Cartier associates a Mysterious Complication with a Minute Repeater, this is a double complication like no other.
The new MB&F Horological Machine No. 7 HM7 Aquapod is by far the craziest and coolest MB&F released to date. Inspired by a jellyfish and the ocean, the watch is unlike anything else they have ever released. After pushing the boundaries of horological exploration by blasting into outer space with watches like the HM2, HM3 and the HM6; launching into the sky with the HM4 and powering down the road and around the track with the HM5, HMX and recently with the HM8 Can Am, MB&F now decides to conquer the confines of the ocean and plunges into the water with the new SIHH 2017 Horological Machine No.7 'Aquapod'.
SIHH 2017: New A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with Day/Night Indicator. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase just got much better, now offering a clever day/night indicator built directly on the way the moon phase is displayed. If you're already wondering what we mean by this, simply look at the color of the sky that serves as the backdrop for the moon disc without any starts and in a different shade of blue. Well, thanks to the new manual wound calibre L121.3, the highly polished moon on the moon phase disc always orbits against a realistic backdrop —a bright blue sky by day and a dark blue starry sky at night.
With the new Da Vinci collection, IWC Schaffhausen has returned to the round case that was so successfully established by the Da Vinci Perpetual Calendar in 1985 and saying goodbye to the tonneau-shaped case. Furthermore the round case is linked to Da Vinci's fascination with the round shape. All new watches will feature strap attachments with moveable lugs without looking or feeling dated, lancet-shaped hands, Arabic numerals and repetition of round design details on dial and alligator straps by Santoni. In addition to all the other Da Vinci watches we have already told you about, a 40 mm automatic reference is also a new addition to this collection.
SIHH 2017: IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Limited Edition. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
The new IWC Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sport for Good Foundation Limited Edition is another one of the new watches just released at the SIHH 2017. In a limited edition of 1500 pieces, the Da Vinci Chronograph Laureus Sport for Good Foundation comes in a 42 mm stainless steel with black alligator strap and a striking sunburst blue dial very similar in hue to that on the IWC Portugesier Annual Calendar.
A timepiece is capable of embodying the quintessence of an idea and appearing first and foremost as a means of artistic expression. The Art of Invention: this expression testifies to a forward-looking philosophy that has long been a driving force for Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey, both in the field of scientific research as applied to fine watchmaking, and in that of aesthetic innovation.
News: Pre-SIHH 2017 Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie. 11 Years of Research and Development and Priced at $1.1 Million USD.
Just as if the news two days ago about the Mechanical Nano weren't big and impressive enough, Greubel Forsey adds to the excitement in preparation for the SIHH 2017 —from where we will be reporting live next Monday January 16th, 2017— with the release of one of the most impressive timepieces out there, we are talking about the Greubel Forsey Grande Sonnerie. A timepiece that took eleven years of research and development and assembling of no less than 935 parts in addition to the filling of two patents.
News: Pre-SIHH 2017 New Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic Tourbillon Universal Time. The World's First Worldtimer with Flying Tourbillon.
Created in 1958 by Jaeger-LeCoultre in honor of the International Geophysical Year, the first Geophysic watch remains a symbol of Swiss expertise par excellence. In keeping with this tradition, JLC launched the Geophysic collection in 2015; a collection of several models combining powerful watchmaking expertise with a classic, timeless aesthetic. This line has now been reinterpreted reinforcing its original qualities: a generously dimensioned case in platinum measuring 43.5 mm in diameter, easily legible functions, visible luminescent hands, the hightech Gyrolab balance wheel and the ability to tell time in 24 cities.