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    AnalysisSpecial offers area : Patek Graves 24M vs Balloon Dog by Koons 58.4M 3/6Accéder à la revue

    I have an hypothesis: in 200 years time, will the string theory determine that the extra-dimensional jump can be effected by mean of inflatable coppery poodles ? Even a true poodle, alive and drooling, with an outstanding pedigree or a unique coat colour would more likely have justified those 58,4 million. Sad impact of drug use. A balloon dog is sold 250% of the price of one of the most remarkable pieces in watchmaking history. The contemporary art market seems to be too erratic, its...

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    AnalysisSpecial offers area : Patek Graves 24M vs One Cent Magenta 9.5M 2/6Accéder à la revue

    Workmanship. We're not going to get into the stamp. The Supercomplication Graves required thousands (tens of thousands??) of working hours from the best watchmakers of the period. They have striven to develop a wealth of inventiveness and ancestral skills, jealously transmitted to concentrate the quintessence of the know-how in the pinnacle of complicated watchmaking from 1933. The aesthetic. It's obviously the most subjective criterion. I do prefer the Patek, of course, even if I have...

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    AnalysisSpecial offers area : Patek Graves Supercomplication 24Millions - 1/6Accéder à la revue

    <blockquote>KABOUM !!! Quake of magnitude 9 on the Flipper scale.</blockquote> Staggering situation to anyone who knows Geneva auctions universe : <ul> <li><strong>At Sotheby’s on 11/11/14, Aurel Bacs just won the biggest watchmaking auction of all time for a « confidential buyer » : CHF 24 million (similar in USD) for the Grave Supercomplication. </strong></li> </ul> I summarize for those who haven't stayed current with the news those past few years : Aurel is no longer with...

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SIHH 2015: Panerai, the perigee.
Publié le 27 January 2015
The carbon features a new type of pattern which, even if it looks baroque, provides the piece a very nice Damascus steel, sport, original and even oneiric look, an invitation to sail on black sand dunes… Rolex made the mistake of gentrification, the stumble whose consequence was the departure of so many “Rolex boys” for Panerai. Will Panerai make the same mistake, which would lead the Paneristi away from the brand? Where to ?