Charlie Chaplin, a Silent Film Star
It’s hard to imagine a time when films were silent. It’s even more challenging to imagine a comedy without words. Yet somehow, even in the silent film era, Charlie Chaplin had an incredible knack for making people laugh.
Chaplin first took
Eric Clapton emerged from humble beginnings to become one of the most valuable and influential guitarists in the world. He’s the only artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times—once as a solo artist and twice more as a
Sammy Davis Jr: The Early Days
The odds were against him. He was a black entertainer, pursuing his craft during the pre-Civil Rights era. Yet, against racism and discrimination, Sammy Davis Jr. prevailed as one of the most successful performers of his time.
During his formative years,
Despite the watch market’s current fluctuations, auction houses continue to set records for watch sales. In 2017 alone, recent sales have shattered many previous auction records.
One particular brand has dominated the auction blocks for the past decade: Patek Philippe. No surprise, given Patek has produced
Paul Newman is no stranger to the watch world. In fact, he’s a bit of a legend. The Rolex Paul Newman Daytona is arguably the most coveted vintage Rolex of all time. This is the watch responsible for kicking off vintage watch collecting as we
In the past two years, watch auctions have been setting and shattering numerous records. That's not only in sales, but also in attendance. 2017’s spring Geneva auction week reported some of the highest numbers of spectators to date. Despite shifts in demand within the watch market,
It's the stuff that belongs in a Hollywood film: a family's precious, priceless object stolen, only to return many years later on an auction block. What follows is the family's attempts to return it to their possession through years' worth of legal wrangling. While the scenario echoes the
As one of the most popular ways to sell an expensive luxury item, auction houses carry a certain prestige and attract sellers looking to sell their own luxury watch. However, while sellers often choose to sell their watch through an auction house because of their
At it’s “Important Watches Spring Sale 2013,” Sotheby’s broke many records with their total sales amount reaching $28.4 million. One of the most surprising sales of the auction was Patek Philippe’s “The Magpie’s Treasure Nest Clock.” At the beginning of the auction, this clock was
Hall of Fame Rocker and avid watch collector Eric Clapton has recently put his rare Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph ref. 2499 up for auction at Christie’s. This Patek Philippe is only one of two ref. 2499 ever made in platinum and the only one to be