Archive for February, 2014

vintage Ladies 18k Gold Cartier Tank Watch

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Some had covers that popped up so the face was hidden. You couldn’t see the dial unless you pushed a little button, and it would pop open so you could read the time. Others had the dials incorporated into the watch face so you could read it, just like a wristwatch today. Others were portable or transferable. You could wear the bracelet without the watch in it, or you could snap a watch into a holder that was incorporated into the bracelet. Europe , specifically with the court of England. In 1909, the company went global by making an important move to

Because of the sharpness of these wild lugs, these are usually found with wear at the points. This one has no wear to the 10K gold filled case. The original dial is nicely aged to a champagne color and has only minor spotting. The back is not engraved. $325.00 SOLD Glossary

There are two versions of the watch that have the same general appearance, but are to some extent different since they include differing case sizes and materials, different color of the hands, as well as of some of the accents featured on the dial. The differences are not just superficial, but also regarding the used caliber. However, this is simply caused by the dimensions of the square cases. Two utilized movements have the same general characteristics and functions – the calibers in question are self-winding mechanical movements. Moreover, they and are both with ETA base movements and have the frequency of 28,800 vph.

Queen Victoria wore her key-wound Patek Philippe as a pendant, as well as one that she wore pined to her clothing by a diamond and enamel brooch. Patek Philippe still keeps this tradition alive by producing several pocket watches every year, not straying far from the design seen here. If you’d like to browse Luxury Bazaar’s contemporary collection of Patek Philippe pocket watches, please click here A search of Sotheby’s, Christies or Antiquorum’s past auctions should provide some images (and values) for genuine Cartier pieces. A simple google search for “Cartier Pocketwatch” will provide several links to watches for comparison.

Here we have the replica Cartier Pasha Chronograph in 42mm and its replica so that we can clearly see the differences between them. There are three main differences between these two watches, but it’s nothing extremely noticeable. The first noticeable difference is on the crown; the crown on both watches features a beautiful blue jewel but it seems that the design on the replica is a bit different as the jewel is less pointy than the jewel on the original watch, which is quite flat. Buy It Now Add to watch list Art Deco c1920s 10ct DIAMOND PLATINUM BROOCH PIN DOUBLE CLIP HAIR CLIPS $8,700.00

visiting Cartier Geneva

Friday, February 7th, 2014

The Chinese are hot on their heels. Right now the Chinese are making mostly copy watches, but they’re making some very good ones, not the 3-for-$10 variety. Factories in China are producing $25 to $35 mechanical watches that can do everything the real Swiss ones do, the ones that sell for $10,000 and up. But the Chinese watches don’t last as long and aren’t as well made. Even so, the big Swiss companies are having a lot of their parts made in China, shipping them back to Switzerland for manufacturing and assembly. They can still say “Made in Switzerland,” but a lot of the parts are being made in China.

You’ll immediately see her with those beautiful blonde locks blowing in the wind, posing for that cameras, encompassed by friends looking devastatingly chic and each inch the South Beach Style Child that they is. They all like to the Cartier cartier earring earrings. Diesel is definitely an well-known international and innovative fashion house that has been founded in 1978 by Renzo Rosso and it is based in Breganze in northern Italy. There are two more color grades – Y and Z – but a majority of reputable jewelers won’t even carry stones in these groups, as these are often brownish as well as low quality with little brilliance.

I think Patek is one of the top names, if not the top name. One of their great slogans went something like, “You don’t own Patek. You’re only its caretaker for a period of time.” The idea is they’re durable if taken care of, and they’ll last for decades and be handed down for generations, which is true. They’re really well made. You go out and buy a cheap watch, and it may or may not last for various reasons, but often they aren’t as well cared for as an expensive watch.

Some had covers that popped up so the face was hidden. You couldn’t see the dial unless you pushed a little button, and it would pop open so you could read the time. Others had the dials incorporated into the watch face so you could read it, just like a wristwatch today. Others were portable or transferable. You could wear the bracelet without the watch in it, or you could snap a watch into a holder that was incorporated into the bracelet. Europe , specifically with the court of England. In 1909, the company went global by making an important move to

The “335″ is another iconic Tavannes model, introduced in the late 1920s, and named for the movement Caliber inside the watch. The elongated movement allowed for a more streamlined case, and room for a longer mainspring which gave the watch a three-day running time, an amazing feat for its day about Cartier and the Art Deco style that Aaron Rubin a fellow Art Deco Society member did a wonderful job at. When it comes to a lecture even the most interesting subject can be boring if not presented well. But, Aaron had no problem presenting the lecture in a interesting and extremely enjoyable way.

cartier Vintage Watches

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

This is what we have here. In the 1960s Cartier decided to spread the love (for strategic reasons, obviously) and sell a few out of house brands, IWC was one of them. Many of you are thinking, “Hey, aren’t IWC and Cartier owned by the same company anyways?” and yes they are, today. But the Richemont group even form until 1988 and they didn’t acquire IWC until the year 2000, so at the time this watch was sold, they were in no way connected. Buy It Now Add to watch list Antique Art Deco 18 carat white gold diamond sapphire double clip brooch pin $3,499.00

Ask any serious watch collector and they will generally include the Speedmaster on their list of all-time favorite watches for a number of reasons. For the truly obsessed, the Speedmaster Professional model to collect is the calibre321 from 1967 –the exact model worn during the Apollo 11 mission. However, the immediate successor to this model is what we’re talking about here, and they began production in 1968. Visually, the321 and861 calibres are nearly identical, so unless you get obsessive you’d be hard pressed to tell them apart. Buy It Now Add to watch list KILLER ART DECO PLATINUM DIAMOND DOUBLE CLIP BROOCH PIN 15 CARATS MUST SEE $9,999.00

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Investment potential is another consideration. Is it a watch that is going to maybe increase in popularity and therefore in value? It’s not like a startup stock where you can buy into a new laser company and all of a sudden they come out with a new product, and the stock quadruples overnight. That doesn’t happen in watches. But I think people maybe look for something that will retain its value and at least keep up with inflation. The paintings of Salvador Dali were probably the inspiration for the Cartier “Crash” from the late 1960s. This 18K gold Churchill version of the same idea is from 1985.

Tank” is a term that is supposedly registered by Cartier. Even though it is common to refer to tank watches when a watch is rectangular, Cartier has informed me through their New York lawyers that I should not use tank, tank shaped, tank style, tank-shaped, tank-style or tank like. They say that “tank” refers to their product only. I doubt that tank-shaped referring to the shape of a military tank when seen from above would be a violation of their registered tank trademark. To fight this would take such funds, that I will try to refrain from using tank when referring to rectangular wristwatches. What hogwash IMHO.