It’s been another busy week in the world of luxury watches, so here’s 5 stories you may have missed in the madness of it all.
Rolex Ref 6263 “Paul Newman” Daytona Sells for $231,750
Everyone loves a good auction, especially when there is a bit of excitement in the room thanks to the presence of a particularly desirable piece. In New York last week that piece was a rare, original owner, Rolex Ref. 6263 Paul Newman Daytona in Steel, complete with panda dial, which sold for a whopping US$231,750. Not surprisingly the team at Antiquorum – the organizers of the auction – were extremely pleased with the outcome
Check out Perpetuelle for the full story.
Armin Strom One Week Skeleton
Back in the modern day meanwhile the talented team over Professional Watches has put together a gorgeous write-up on the new One Week Skeleton watch from Armin Strom. Seriously, this one is worth checking out for the pictures alone! The One Week Skeleton contains Armin Strom’s first fully in-house manufactured skeleton movement and really is quite an impressive timepiece. Attention to detail is evident everywhere in the finishing of this movement and really highlights the brand’s flair for this type of work.
Head over to Professional Watches to see all the photos.
Cesium 133 – The World’s First Atomic Wristwatch
In 2013 news first surfaced that American company Bathy’s Hawaii had embarked on a journey to make the world’s first atomic wristwatch. Fast forward a year and the Cesium 133 (as the watch is called) has now progressed to the stage where it has been launched on Kickstarter to help raise the funds to make it a reality. At the time of writing the project has already well-exceeded its initial target of US$42,000 and there are still 25 days to go!
If you’d like to know more or to put your own money behind this exciting project head over to Kickstarter now.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic 1958
Jaeger-LeCoultre launched its new Geophysic 1958 collection last week, the latest re-interpretation of one its iconic original collections, which as you might have guessed was first released in 1958. Oozing style and sophistication, these vintage-style timepieces are sure to be hit with watch enthusiasts everywhere. Don’t just take my word for it though, the guys over at Hodinkee have a great write up on the three new models released plus a ton of live pictures.
Click here to check it out.
MCT Sequential 2 S200 Hands On
Meanwhile over on The Watch Lounge last week we spent some time getting hands on with the new Sequential 2 S200 from MCT Watches. Officially unveiled a couple of weeks ago at Baselworld, this stylish new timepiece had many people questioning whether it was an evolution or a revolution for the brand. The answer of course is simple, it’s both!
Read the full article here to find out why.
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