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Watches

11/26/14

Movado sales slip in weak watch market

Slow overall watch sales and poor sell-through on its flagship brand overseas led to a disappointing third quarter for the Movado Group Inc.

11/12/14

‘Holy Grail’ of watches garners $24M

The Henry Graves Supercomplication, the most complicated watch ever made entirely by human hand, cemented its status as the most valuable watch in auction history when it sold for $24 million at Sotheby’s Geneva Tuesday. 

10/16/14

Patek Philippe’s $2.6M, 175th anniversary watch

Patek Philippe has unveiled its most complicated and expensive wristwatch to date, the Grandmaster Chime. With six new watchmaking patents and 20 complications, the limited-edition timepiece has a $2.6 million price tag.

10/03/14

Sea-Dweller makes a splash at Antiquorum

A Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 that once belonged to oceanographer and filmmaker Philippe Cousteau Sr. exceeded its pre-sale estimate when it sold for $183,750 at Antiquorum Tuesday.  

09/30/14

Apple takes its watch to fashion week

Apple is holding an open-to-the-public viewing of the Apple Watch Tuesday at Paris store Colette in what might turn out to be a preview of the type of retailer the tech giant will tap to carry its smartwatch. 

09/25/14

Shinola expands into Europe with standalone store

Shinola is opening a brick-and-mortar location in London’s Soho district next month, marking the brand’s first standalone store outside the United States.  

09/22/14

Eisenhower’s Rolex fails to sell at auction

An 18-karat gold Rolex Oyster Ref. 6305 wristwatch given to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1951 failed to sell last Wednesday, as bidding did not reach the reserve price established by the seller. 

09/17/14

Sea-Dweller of famous ocean lover for sale

One of the earliest-known Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 watches that belonged to filmmaker and oceanographer Philippe Cousteau is expected to fetch up to $150,000 when it hits the auction block at Antiquorum Auctioneers later this month.  

09/16/14

Report: TAG Heuer to develop smartwatch

The head of LVMH’s watch division allegedly told a Swiss newspaper that TAG Heuer has plans to launch its own smartwatch, but that it must be original and different from Apple Watch.