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Rolex from Christine's New York

Christie’s New York Rare Watches New York: Online

Christie’s New York announces Rare Watches New York: Online. From November 24 to December 10, Christie’s New York will feature a selection of important vintage and modern timepieces celebrating the most renowned manufactures such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Cartier, F.P. Journe, Audemars Piguet and many more.

Curated with passion, the sale comprises incredible rarities, including a magnificent Patek Philippe reference 1463 in pink gold retailed by Serpico Y Laino ($400,000-600,000), an extremely rare Patek Philippe Nautilus reference 3800 in pink gold ($250,000-450,000), and a magnificently preserved Rolex reference 6236 now known as “Jean Claude Killy” ($240,000-440,000), after the celebrated Olympic skier and Rolex ambassador.

The auction will present a great selection of Rolex Daytona chronographs, led by a reference 6263 with Paul Newman “Panda” dial showing attractive signs of tropicalization ($300,000-500,000). An iconic variant, Rolex wristwatches with Paul Newman “Panda” dials are widely sought-after and considered part of the most elegant designs ever created by the Rolex manufacture.

With a Patek Philippe selection of great depth, the sale will include an example of the iconic reference 2499 in yellow gold ($350,000-450,000) and a selection of important pocket watches; two highly attractive minute repeating pocket watches with American calendar, reference 843 ($120,000-180,000) and 699/2 ($100,000-300,000), and the possibly unique reference 947/1 pocket chronometer ($100,000-200,000) with spring detent escapement and minute repeating mechanism.

 “Going into this season, we made the deliberate decision to combine our live and online auction into one comprehensive online sale, which will represent the highest valued online watches sale ever offered at Christie’s. The sale will also be the first Christie’s auction to offer a timepiece valued with an estimate of $400,000-600,000,” said Remi Guillemin, a Specialist at Christie’s Watches.

Throughout this year, we have witnessed an increased comfort level of digital transactions, and with the recent record success of our recent Dubai and Geneva online sales, we felt that this model is best suited to meet our clients’ evolving needs. We have seen incredible engagement from current collectors and new buyers alike. This sale offers timepieces that will appeal to clients looking to begin their collection as well as collectors looking for watches of the utmost rarity; there is truly something for everyone,” continued Guillemin.

Watch photo by Lauren Gnazzo for 360 magazine

Watches of Switzerland and MAYORS X Breitling

Watches of Switzerland and MAYORS is excited to announce its partnership with Breitling to produce a special exclusive timepiece, the Premier B01 Chronograph. With a limited production of 150 pieces, the new watch will be exclusively available starting today at MAYORS and the Watches of Switzerland.

The Breitling Premier Special Edition combines purpose with style, delivering quality, performance, and timeless design in a distinct new color combination, with the Watches of Switzerland Group logo, inscribed onto the transparent case back. This new Special Edition is a chronograph with a commitment to everyday elegance, worthy of the legacies of both companies. 

The partnership is one of a series of unique collaborations the company has rolled out in 2020 aimed at continuing to provide compelling activations for both Watches of Switzerland and MAYORS customers. Pre-orders can be placed online starting from today at the websites of Watches of Switzerland and Mayors.  

Brian Duffy, the Watches of Switzerland Group CEO, said “We are delighted to announce the release of the Watches of Switzerland Group Exclusive Special Edition Premier B01 Chronograph 42 and showcase our strong partnership and collaboration with Breitling. Our collaboration is a badge of honour for our teams and we hope something for our clients to enjoy.”

Watches of Switzerland has been crafting Swiss watches since 1924. Breitling is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Grenchen, Switzerland. Together, the two companies are coming together to form an exquisite watch. This release celebrates the partnership the companies have shared for years.

The watch features a sleek blue band made of alligator leather, that meets at a striking silver dial. The subdials compliment the band shining in blue: a 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and a small-second sub-dial at 9 o’clock.

Each watch purchased comes accompanied by an exclusive certificate signed by Georges Kern, Breitling CEO and Brian Duffy, the Watches of Switzerland Group CEO. 

Kern commented, “The long-standing relationship between Breitling and the Watches of Switzer-land Group reflects our shared values and dedication to delivering a first-class luxury experience to our customers. The new Premier B01 Chronograph 42 perfectly embodies these values in a timepiece that is both classic and refined.”

The watch is now available for preorder on the company’s website. Breitling can be followed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

G-Shock Releases New Aviation Line

Today, Casio introduces an all-new model to its popular G-SHOCK Master of G collection of men’s tactical watches, Designed with aviation professionals in mind, the GRAVITYMASTER, GRB200 boasts three colorways with a unique Carbon Core Guard construction, carbon-infused resin bezels and resin bands in black (GRB200-1A), orange (GRB200-1A9) or blue (GRB200-1A2) to provide elevated strength and durability in lightweight cases.

The new GRB200 packs essential functions and all the accuracy and functionality required for flight. Its carbon core guard structure protects the module with a resin case reinforced with carbon fibers. In addition, the model features a brand new and unique button design with large buttons set at different angles and shapes arranged in a way to resemble a fighter jet control stick with powerful button guards to prevent operating errors while wearing gloves.

The GRB200 has G-SHOCK’s most-premium features, including a Carbon-insert Bezel that’s engineered with a three-layer structure to provide the utmost strength and capability to withstand harsh conditions pilots handle on a daily basis.  The top layer is semi-transparent to reveal the carbon construction inside.

Packed with a number of technology features, the GRB200 offers tactical functions for all level of aviation enthusiasts.  When synced with a Bluetooth®-connected smartphone, via the G-SHOCK Connected App, the GRB200 offers a Mission Log function that records altitude points from the watch and GPS points from the phone. The Calorie Consumption Display calculates data from the step counter and takes altitude measurement into account. The Location Indicator records a current location on the app, and the watch acts as a backtracking device by pointing to the location with the second hand and showing the distance on the LCD display. The watch automatically adjusts the time through the Bluetooth connection and has a phone finder function. The menu mode on the LCD display is also customizable. All these features are accessible and easily viewed on the G-SHOCK Connected smartphone app.

The GRB200 arrives with updated features like automatic compass correction capabilities, two-year battery life, and Quad Sensor technology that includes a compass, thermometer, altimeter/barometer, and step tracker, making it easy and reliable for pilots to use under any situation.

As part of the release, G-SHOCK has unveiled an exclusive landing page taking consumers through the features, which can be viewed HERE.

The newest addition to the GRAVITYMASTER collection comes with additional standard G-SHOCK technology such as:

  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Shock Resistance
  • Vibration Resistance
  • Double Super LED Lights
  • Neo-Brite Luminous Hands & Markers
  • World Time (38 Time Zones / 38 Cities + UTC)
  • Sunrise & Sunset Data
  • 1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr)
  • Countdown timer
  • 5 Multi-Function Alarms
  • 12/24 Hr. Time Formats
  • Full Auto Calendar

The GRB200 will retail for $350 and will be available for purchase this September at select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.