In the world of luxury today, it seems that everyone wants to own a vintage watch. .
Auction prices for the most coveted pieces keep reaching previously unimaginable levels. These include Patek Philippe, considered number one in the world of vintage watches, and there are four reasons for buying and wearing one of the maker's classic pieces.
It is said that Rolex makes approximately one million watches per year. Patek Philippe, on the other hand, is said to have made fewer than a million watches in its 179-year history. The supply of vintage Patek Philippe watches from the mid-20th century is even further rarefied. Fewer than 6,000 watches left its workshops annually during this period, and owning one of these is the holy grail of watch collecting.
Although selling prices are dictated by supply and demand, everyone today seems to be chasing the same look. These market forces make it easier to obtain incredible value on certain references in Patek Philippe’s historical stable of watch design, such as the famed yellow gold.
Many people upgrade and trade up to afford their most desired pieces. In the world of real estate, they are called flippers, but in the world of watches they are celebrated as collectors.
You cannot wear a watch from the mid-20th century without wondering who last owned it. A vintage watch is much more than a timepiece: it is a statement of fashion and function from the past. .
Photo Credit: @christieswatches .
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The auction world has the concept of chandelier bidding, where when there is not enough demand in the room, the auctioneer will point at the chandelier, pretending that somebody raised the price
I am very pleased to invite you to a special viewing of The Holy Land at London’s @muntarbhornspace this Sunday 23rd September. RSVP essential.
“The Holy Land invites comparison with the Rothko Chapel paintings of 1964-67 and, closer to home, Rothko’s Seagram murals (1958-9) at Tate Modern. Their solemn colours, their large scale - in some cases six foot square - and the subtlety of the relationships that they capture between tones and colours are all reminiscent of Rothko’s attempt to attract the attention of viewers to the numinous, indeterminate space of depth that hovers beyond the limiting surfaces of the seen world.” — Andrew Spira
— “Muntarbhorn is a force of nature. At all times, his persona, vision, and creative output seek a visualisation of a world free from prejudice and labels, and a genuine meeting with a true self. His work carries the light he constantly aspires to, as he envisions a type of elevation that transcends cultural conditions and social schemes.” — Elena Stanciu
Join us and @christiessf this week for "An American Journey: The Diann G. And Thomas A. Mann Collection of Photographic Masterworks," featuring seminal works by Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange and many more.
Pictured: "The Hand of Man, 1902" • "The Steerage, 1907" • "The Terminal, New York, 1893"
An iconic David Hockney painting for sale at Christie’s could make him the most expensive living artist. When a traveling retrospective of the artist’s work drew crowds to the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one iconic painting fused those two motifs indelibly—Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures) (1972), in which the blond figure of Peter Schlesinger, the artist’s former lover, stands in white linen pants and a hot pink suit jacket at the side of the pool staring at an oblivious swimming man submerged in the water. #davidhockney#art#painting#christies#mordacai
My personal favourites from Christie's ‘First Open’ sale, currently on display at Christie’s King Street location until the end of the online sale on the 20th of September, including Francesca Woodman, Mike Bouchet, Jim Shaw, Rachel Howard, Julia Wachtel, Kenny Scharf, Tobias Madison, Rezi van Lankveld, Spencer Sweeney and Raymond Pettibon.
Donald Judd (1928-1994)
A complete set of ten woodcuts printed in ultramarine blue on Okawara paper.
Going under the hammer at Christie’s Prints and Multiples sale in London. Thank you in advance. #London#Christies#DonaldJudd