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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.

Casio releases "Love Me" collaborate with Curtis Kulig as announced by 360 MAGAZINE.

Casio x Curtis Kulig

Today, Casio announces its latest collaborative timepiece with renowned New York artist, Curtis Kulig, to unveil a limited-edition DW5600 model. The DW5600LH-4 draws inspiration from Kulig’s popular “Love Me” manifesto— work that has become iconic to the New York City landscape and throughout the world as a call to embrace hope, happiness, and self-love. 

Based on the iconic square case DW5600, the watch is dressed in a vibrant red colorway with the watch band and watch face featuring Kulig’s famous logo in a repeating pattern. Additional custom features for the model include a one-of-a-kind EL backlight, that displays the “Love Me” graphic in the EL’s afterglow, making Kulig’s message visible only through the light. 

The DW5600LH-4 also comes equipped with G-SHOCK technology including shock resistance, 200M water resistance, flash alert, stopwatch, countdown timer, multi-function alarm, and 12/24-hour time formats.

The DW5600LH-4 retails for $120 and will be available for purchase this November at select G-SHOCK retailers, G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com. 

G-SHOCK x New Era

Casio announced that it joined with longtime collaborator New Era Wednesday for a brand new timepiece.

The GM110NE-1A is a celebration of New Era’s 100th anniversary and includes the classic headwear brand’s flag logo at the 3 o’clock position on the watch’s face.

The gold accents work in conjunction with an engraved gold IP case back that features inscriptions reading “100 1920-2020,” a tribute to New Era’s long and storied history.

While carrying the design of the G-SHOCK GM110, the GM110NE-1A has a dark gray metal-forged and polished IP bezel.

The GM110NE-1A also comes with two bands.

One is a black cloth band lined with green, similar to New Era’s famous 59FIFTY hat. It also has a gold buckle and band keepers on the underside, a nod to the sought after 59FIFTY cap, gold buckle, band keepers, an embroidered New Era logo and a gold-speckled back.

The other is a gold-speckled black urethane band with a stainless-steel keeper.

G-SHOCK released a video for everyone to see all the features of their new design. You can see it by clicking right here.

The GM110NE-1A comes with signature G-SHOCK technology like:

-200M Water Resistance

-Shock Resistance

-Magnetic Resistance

-Super Illuminator Auto LED Light

-3-year battery

-5 Multi-Function Alarms with 1 Snooze Alarm

-World Time (31 Time Zones + UTC / 48 Cities)

-1/100th Sec. Stopwatch (24Hr)

-Countdown Timer (1Sec., 24Hr)

-12/24 Hr. Time Formats

-Full Auto Calendar

It is available in Nov. and will retail for $340. It can be purchased through select G-SHOCK retailers, the G-SHOCK Soho Store and online on G-SHOCK’s website.

G-Shock Collaborates with Royal Air Force

G-SHOCK RELEASES COLLABORATIVE GRAVITYMASTER TIMEPIECE WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE

New Model Marks the Second G-SHOCK Timepiece as an Official Partner to Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

Casio announces the release of a brand new, limited-edition GRAVITYMASTER timepiece in collaboration with the Royal Air Force (RAF) of the British Ministry of Defense. The GRB200RAF-8A, which is part of G-SHOCK’s popular GRAVITYMASTER series and designed with aviation professionals in mind, is built with an updated Carbon Core Guard structure, carbon-infused resin bezel and resin band.

The premium Carbon-insert Bezel that is engineered within the GRB200RAF boasts a three-layer structure that provides the utmost strength to withstand harsh conditions pilots are faced with on a daily basis. The top layer is also semi-transparent to reveal the carbon material inside for a tough, yet stylish look.

The collaborative timepiece also arrives with practical details including extra-large buttons set at different angles and shapes to prevent operating error while wearing gloves, a bright green dial and digital display for improved readability under harsh situations, and more.

The new GRB200 RAF also boasts updated technical features such as automatic compass correction capabilities, Bluetooth® connectivity through the G-SHOCK Connected App featuring Mission Log, Quad Sensor technology that includes a compass, thermometer, altimeter/barometer, and step tracker, and Super Illuminator LED light, making it easy and reliable for pilots to use no matter where they are located.

The GRB200RAF-8A retails for $370 and will be available this November at select G-SHOCK retailers, G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

Watch illustration done by Mina Tocalini of 360 MAGAZINE.

G-SHOCK x Clear Camo Collection

Today, Casio announces the release of a new line-up of men’s G-SHOCK models with striking translucent, metal camouflage prints. The new models share the strength and design features of three of G-SHOCK’s most popular silhouettes, the origin G-SHOCK 5600, the DW6900, and GA110, bringing a nostalgic, yet eye-catching new look to these iconic models.

The new transparent camo series arrive in a one-of-a-kind look with a premium, laser-engraved camouflage metal bezel and fully translucent camouflage-printed band. The GM5600SCM-1 features the renowned square case of the original G-SHOCK, while the GM6900SCM-1 and GM110SCM-1A bring superior strength in updated styles with forged metal bezels that accentuate the translucent camouflage pattern.

In addition to this updated look, the latest line-up from G-SHOCK comes with the brand’s most up to date technical capabilities, including an EL backlight to provide enhanced visibility for any time of day, and the GM110SCM-1A boasting magnetic resistant technology.

G-SHOCK released a new watch just this past month. The 360 MAGAZINE announced that “G -SHOCK announces the release of the MTGB1000VL-4A, an all-new, limited-edition to the popular MT-G line up of premium men’s watches. The new model boasts a striking, multi-colored design and rainbow ion-plate bezel that represents volcanic lightning.”

The G-SHOCK watches are revolutionary for the Casio offering “electric shock resistance, gravity resistance, low temperature resistance, vibration resistance, water resistance, shock resistance and toughness,” according to the companies site. The G-SHOCK watch was created by Casio engineer, Kikuo Ibe, in 1981 when he had broken a pocket watch his father had given him.

He then set out to make a watch that could go through stress without breaking. After 200 prototypes, Ibe released the G-SHOCK watch.

Since the creation, multiple models have been released offering something for every one. His watch has truly proved to be indestructible. InsideHook reported that, “Just over two years ago, officials from Guinness World Records drove a 24.97-ton dump truck over a Casio G-SHOCK in order to test the ticker’s claim to be the world’s toughest watch. 

Though the massive truck Guinness used for the test gave the DW5600E-1 model quite a licking, the iconic square-case watch kept on ticking, setting a new world record for the heaviest vehicle to drive over a watch without breaking it.”

Now with a new model of watches being released this October, Casio, G-SHOCK and Ibe are continuing to revolution watches.

The GM110SCM-1A will retail for $230, and the GM5600SCM-1 and GM6900SCM-1 will retail for $210 each. The models will be available this October at select G-SHOCK retailers, G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com

Casio Releases New EDIFICE × Honda Watch

Today, Casio America, Inc. is expanding its popular EDIFICE collection with the addition of a new Honda Racing Collaboration Model, the EFS560HR-1A. Inspired by the drive and momentum of the Honda Racing team, the new limited edition EFS560HR boasts key design elements that embody the velocity and energy of motorsports.

Embracing the speed and force of the Honda Racing team, the new EDIFICE EFS560HR sports a bold look. Its black Cordura band and red accents match the signature colors of the team. 

The carbon fiber dial resembles the look of an asphalt racetrack and features the Honda Racing logo; gold lettering marks the EDIFICE 20th anniversary and a sapphire crystal enhances the dial while protecting it from scratches. The metal strap keeper and back plate are engraved with the Honda logo, while the EDIFICE 20th anniversary logo is engraved on the case back.

Additional features include solar power, a 1/1 sec. stopwatch (30 minutes), and water resistance up to 100 meters. The EFS560HR will be available for a MSRP of $400 this October at select retailers nationwide, as well as at Casio.com.

Allison Christensen illustrates a watch for 360 Magazine

Luxury Watches In & Out of Style

Millions of dollars worth of expensive timepieces are on sale in the market. The point is having a watch that serves time but also the extreme engineering feat behind it. It is about the ability, the style factor, and the precision. Patek Philippe’s Gobbi Milano “Heures Universelles” is nothing less spectacular and nothing sort of affordable. Worth £6,849,669 it is a big investment, but keeping records of Patek’s consistent ranking; it has quite the resale value. In the market of collectible watches, Patek is a household name. A name you can trust.

Among the top 10 luxury watches that have made it big, below are some noteworthy mentions. Rolex’s Paul Newman Daytona 6239 is a splendid watch indeed. With a whopping €14,712,483, you can expect the craze and high-risk investment factor associated with it. It can have any reference number besides above, like 6264, 6265, and so on. Its prime configuration to details is the prize you win here. But, why is this particular watch so expensive? Why should one invest millions of big bucks into it?

The myth behind Paul Newman’s watch is that when it went up at auction in 2017, it became the most expensive watch to be sold at a staggering $17.8 million. This was totally unexpected, and there was nothing sort of surprise here. It slowly earned its popularity due to laws of supply and demand, and because hardly anyone was interested in buying them, Rolex didn’t manufacture them anymore. Thus, some of these watches become collectibles and treasures because there is just a handful, and therefore their prices soar high.

But, is this a good investment, was our next question? And, from online forums, we can speculate that despite a doubt, Rolex’s Daytona is the perfect model to invest in today, it is only a chronograph. IT is known for its high value and prestige. The market value is steady and easily doubles the original price today.

Thus, from the brief example, we can see how having such a watch can be used as collateral in high-stakes gambling games, table casinos, and sports betting. Watches act as collaterals for a number of things. Below is a list of the best watches you can invest in today.

Investments should always stand the test of time. In the above infographic, you can see the brands that have been successful in doing so. Research from Betway has shown Rolex’s Chronograph has stayed above 250% of the time in the list of best watches to invest in while other brands include Breitling, IWC, and tau Heuer. Using this information, you can assess and spend your millions into some watches, a couple of them, and expect to win big at an auction in the future. It is all about the law of supply and demand, and some luck.

These brands sell and make stylish watches, and they never go out of style. The factor of detailing, design, and aesthetics is one of the key reasons. But, then there are also other factors like the association with famous celebrities and personalities. There can be anything that hikes up the worth of a seemingly common watch.

G-SHOCK Releases New MT-G Model

G-SHOCK RELEASES STRIKING MT-G MODEL INSPIRED BY VOLCANIC LIGHTNING

New, Premium Model Boasts Vivid, Multi-Colored Design and Semi-Translucent Red Band to Represent the Build Up of Magma

Today, Casio G-SHOCK announces the release of the MTGB1000VL-4A, an all-new, limited-edition to the popular MT-G line up of premium men’s watches. The new model boasts a striking, multi-colored design and rainbow ion-plate bezel that represents volcanic lightning.

A red, blue and white color scheme for the hour, minute and second hands sets them off against the black of the dial and gold hue of the index. A rainbow vapor deposition finish colors the inset dial ring with blue-to-violet gradations. The model’s rainbow-colored bezel makes subtle coloring differences resulting in a unique gradation for each MTGB1000VL-4A, no two watches will look alike.

The MTGB1000VL-4A is also the first MT-G model to use a soft red urethane material for the band, which is made to represent the illusion of magma bubbling up. Fine resin gives the band connection a look of transparency.

The latest MT-G model features a combination of premium style and absolute toughness with an updated Core Guard structure that links the bezel and back cover with planar parts. This tough case construction provides Triple G Resist: Shock Resistant, Centrifugal Gravity-Force Resistant and Vibration Resistant. The timepiece also arrives with Bluetooth ® connectivity that provides automatic time adjustment, easy watch setting, world time for over 300 cities, home time/world time switching, alarm setting and phone finder function. In addition, the newest premium MT-G has solar-power, Multi Band 6, dual dial world time display, Super Illuminator LED light and more.

In addition to the introduction of this limited-edition MT-G, G-SHOCK has unveiled an exclusive video taking consumers through the features of the timepiece, which can be viewed HERE.

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

  • 200M Water Resistance
  • Shock Resistance
  • Auto-Hand Home Position Correction
  • 1/1 Stopwatch (24Hr)
  • Daily Alarm

The MTGB1000VL-4A, which retails for $1,100 will be available this September at select G-SHOCK retailers, G-SHOCK Soho Store, and gshock.com.

“The Mandalorian” – Season 2 Release Date

The Mandalorian” and Baby Yoda are on their way back to our homes.

The official Twitter account for the show announced Wednesday that the second season would premiere on Disney+ Oct. 30.

After premiering its first season in 2019, “The Mandalorian” became the most popular show to stream in the world. It stole the hearts of “Star Wars” fans who were hoping for something more grounded after the mixed reception of the new theatrical trilogy.

Since its release it has topped 60.5 million streams. Season one currently holds a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, both among critics and audience members. It also picked up 15 Primetime Emmy nominations, including ones for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Giancarlo Esposito and Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for Taika Waititi.

Those eagerly awaiting the second season can expect to see Giancarlo Esposito and the Darksaber after Baby Yoda and his mysterious gift. We’ll also be treated to Rosario Dawson as the classic “Clone Wars” character, Ahsoka Tano and Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett.

In April, Variety reported that “The Mandalorian” had already been renewed for a third season. The “Star Wars” fandom never rests, but without a theatrically released film on Disney’s release calendar right now, “The Mandalorian” will have to scratch that itch.