The World Cup is over and Germany has emerged deservedly victorious. Now that the tournament is over it’s time to catch up on what you missed last week.
Sotheby’s To Sell The Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication
The biggest news to come through last week from the watchosphere (yes, I just made that word up) was an announcement that the famous auction house Sotheby’s would be auctioning he Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication this November to coincide with Patek Philippe’s 175th Anniversary. For those not familiar with this particular pocket watch it was commissioned by Henry Graves, Jr., a man the team over at Hodinkee has labelled “the greatest horological collector of the 20th century”, and who are we to argue? The pocket watch in question features 24 unique complications, and is the most complicated watch ever built by the human hand. Last time it came up at auction back in 1999 it fetched a whopping US$11 million, so it’s anyone’s guess what the outcome will be this time.
Head over to Hodinkee to read the full story including the slightly sordid details of how the watch came to be in Sotheby’s possession.
Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon
Even if you are new to the world of luxury watches I am pretty sure you will remember, or at least have heard of the original Richard Mille RM 56 Felipe Massa timepiece unveiled in 2012. After all, a case made entirely from sapphire crystal and a seven figure price tag tend leave a lasting impression on most people. That watch was followed up the equally impressive RM 56-01 in 2013, which itself is not set to be eclipsed by the new RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon. It’s no exaggeration to say this thing is insane in every regard, including the US$2+ million price tag that comes attached. That being said, given that this is Richard Mille and there will only be 10 piece made, I’d be confident in saying they have all been pre-sold.
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The Gustave Sandoz Clock
I’m going to warn you now that this next article is definitely one for the watch geeks (and also science buffs.) That being said, if you’ve got the time and the willingness to have your mind blown than it’s definitely worth the read, although it may take a couple of times through to really get it. I won’t ruin the surprise for you but suffice to say that there is a lot of astrophysics talk in there and an incredibly cool (and old!) clock that doesn’t tell the time.
Intrigued? Read the full story now at Quill & Pad but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
IWC Ingenieur Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month
You may recall that for IWC 2013 was the year of the Ingenieur, with the Swiss watchmaker introducing a number of cool new pieces into the collection. Amongst them was the larger-than-life Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month, a complex timepiece that features a very traditional complication with a decidedly modern twist. Now if you’re anything like me you’ve probably always wondered what this watch is actually like in the flesh. Well, wonder no more! The great team over at Monochrome have just posted an in-depth hands-on review with some excellent pictures and I have to say it’s really changed the way I look at this watch.
Don’t just take my word for it though, head over to Monochrome to read the full review.
HYT Watches H1 Iceberg
It’s summertime here in New York and so we’ve been on the lookout for cool watches to dress up our summer wardrobe, and they don’t get much cooler than the ice-cold HYT Watches H1 Iceberg. With its refreshing white and blue style the Iceberg really stands out on the wrist whilst the contrasting grey hour dial and grey minute dial, grey indexes and numerals work together to subtlety increase legibility even further. The real showstopper though of course is the gorgeous blue color of the liquid time-display, which stands out a mile away against the white backdrop and will have everyone in the room staring at your wrist.
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