Sunday, 6 December 2015

Antiquorum NY Auction 15 Dec 2015 & Some Pieces I Want for Christmas ;)

I've been focusing a bit more on photography and photo gear of late but here's some cool watches for the watch lovers out there. Antiquorum's 15 Dec 2015 Auction in NY had a preview of some choice pieces in Singapore. Thanks to the team at Antiquorum for letting me get some pix of them. Note the color for some of the pieces may be off as I was taking them at a spot with a very strong warm spot light. Ok on to the pix!

first up the lovely PP5970R - Lot 109 [ESTIMATES USD 100,000 - 150,000] Pink gold Perpetual Calendar Chrono
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Cal. 27-70/155, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring
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Matte silver with applied pink gold faceted baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, 24 hours, 30-minute register and leap year, graduation for the days of the month, minute/ seconds track and tachometer scale, outer 1/5th seconds track, apertures for days of the week, months and moon phases. Pink gold feuille hands
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next up the 5070G - Lot 107 [ESTIMATES USD 50,000 - 70,000] Satiné silver with applied black oxidized gold Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, outer tachometer graduation. Black oxidized gold feuille hands
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Cal. 27-70/157, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 24 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 8 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring
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Lot 249 - Patek Philippe Ref. 5270 [ESTIMATES USD 120,000 - 180,000] Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Blue Sunburst Dial White Gold
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and the 3 together... all i want for Christmas ;) jk
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on to some sportier watches... NEWMAN! Lot 237 [ESTIMATES USD 62,000 - 83,000ROLEX REF. 6241 PAUL NEWMAN STEEL Rolex, "Cosmograph, Daytona," case No. 1764713, Ref. 6241. Made in 1968. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with anti-reflective black tachometer bezel, round button chronograph and registers and a Rolex Ref. 7835 stainless steel Oyster folded bracelet. Accompanied by a Rolex fitted box.
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Bicolor ivory and black with square steel indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary black dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer minute/seconds division in red. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 722-1
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onto some Panerai Lot 215 [ESTIMATES USD 50,000 - 70,000] - PANERAI PAM 398 / 399 "RADIOMIR 1940 SPECIAL EDITION" MINERVA BASE MOVEMENT SET OF 2 WATCHES Panerai , "Radiomir 1940" Set No. M 050 / 100, Ref. OP 6896. Made in a limited edition of 100 pieces in 2010. Very fine, large, cushion-shaped, water-resistant wristwatches, one steel with steel buckle and one 18K pink gold with 18K pink gold double deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted wooden box, certificate, sticker, 2 spare crystals, 2 pouches, instructions and a book: Panerai Radiomir 1940: "History on the wrist." A) PAM 398 REF. 8607 CASE NO. BB1547709 PINK GOLD B) PAM 399 REF. 6896 CASE NO. BB1544976 STEEL
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Cal. OP XXVII, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator
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Matte black with recessed luminous Arabic quarters and baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial at 9. Luminous pink gold baton hands.
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Lot 219 [ESTIMATES USD 55,000 - 75,000] - JAEGER LECOULTRE REF. 151.T.67.S MASTER MINUTE REPEATER LIMITED EDITION OF 5 PIECES TITANIUM Jaeger-LeCoultre, "Master Minute Repeater" No. 5 / 5, case No. 2843953, Ref. 151.T.67.S. Made in a limited edition of 5 pieces in circa 2010. Very fine and extremely rare, minute-repeating, water-resistant, black-coated titanium wristwatch with 15-day power reserve, spring torque indication and a titanium Jaeger-LeCoultre double deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original wooden box, magnifying loupe and instruction booklet.
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Cal. 947, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 43 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, duo spring barrels, repeating on gongs by activating slide on the band
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Skeletonized, outer black ring with applied red indexes and Arabic numerals, sectors for the 15- day up-and-down and spring torque indications. Red skeletonized baton hands.
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Three-body, ceramic, transparent case back with 4 screws, concave lugs, sapphire crystals.
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and onto one I really liked especially the pocket watch... Lot 95 [Estimate: USD 60,000 - 80,000BREGUET SOUSCRIPTION SET NO. 34 YELLOW GOLD Breguet, "Souscription Set No. 34," Ref. 3430 (the wristwatch) and Ref. 1819 (the pocket watch). Made in a small series in 1991 to celebrate Antiquorum's Geneva auction "The Art of Breguet" in April 1991. Extremely fine, rare and important set comprising a minute-repeating, astronomic, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, 18K yellow gold Breguet buckle and a large, keyless, astronomic, self-winding pocket watch with instantaneous calendar, moon phases and 45-hours power-reserve. Accompanied by a wooden presentation cabinet with winding provision for the wrist-watch and 2 certificates.
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Two-tone "guilloché" silvered gold with painted radial Roman numerals on a plain outer reserve, subsidiary silver ring dials for the days of the month, of the week, the months, the leap year, sector graduation for the age of the moon, aperture for the moon phases. Blued steel Breguet hands.
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Cal. 189, rhodium plated, fausses côtes and oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 24 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan- neck micrometer regulator, repeating on gongs by activating slide on the band
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Collection of a Distinguished Gentleman SOUSCRIPTION: ABRAHAM-LOUIS BREGUET conceived the idea for his "Souscription" watches in 1794 while exiled in Switzerland, during the French Revolution which forced him to leave Paris. The concept was brilliant and simple - to offer a watch to his clients that could be reserved in advance, for a down-payment of course and be delivered upon completion. To celebrate more than 200 years in the history of the BREGUET firm, MONTRES BREGUET created the "Souscription" set. 
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The first set, No. 1, a unique set of both watches being cased in a platinum and 18K pink gold case, was sold during Antiquorum's Geneva auction The Art of Breguet on April 14, 1991.
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Two-tone guilloche silvered gold with painted radial Roman numerals on a plain outer reserve, outer dot minute divisions, subsidiary ring dial for the seconds, sectors for the age of the moon and the up-and-down indication, apertures for the moon phases at 2 and the instantaneous date at 6. Blued steel Breguet hands.
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Three-body, "Empire," solid, polished, stepped bezels, reeded band, transparent case back.
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Cal. 1890 mm.(23 1/2'''), frosted gilt, 27 jewels, bridge caliber, wound by a half-oval platinum (.960) WEIGHT with sapphire rollers to reduce friction, swinging on a pivoted curved arm for additional elasticity, two spring-loaded bumpers, Philippe slipping mainspring over-winding prevention, 25 jewels
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straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, "parachute" shock absorber on both pivots, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator
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Monday, 30 November 2015

Louis Vuitton Series 3 Exhibition at Singapore Marina Bay Sands 28 Nov - 23 Dec 2015

"Louis Vuiton Series 3" is a modern and unexpected reinterpretation of a fashion show, this exhibition, following on from SERIES 1 and SERIES 2, invites visitors to discover Nicholas Ghesquière's inspirations for his Fall Winter 2015-2016 ready-to-wear collection as the Artistic Director for women's collections at Louis Vuitton.


The exhibition will be held at Crystal Pavilion South, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, adjacent to the Louis Vuitton Marina Bay Sands Island Maison [Take the South side lifts to B2 and the entrance is next to it and Zara] and will be open to the public with free admission from 11am to 11pm on Sundays - Thursdays and 11am - 11.30pm on Fridays - Saturdays, from November 28th to December 23rd, 2015. You can register for a visit or guided tour here LINK



on level 2 before you exit, they are giving out some cool stickers. 2 themed ones and 2 alphabets. R for me and E for the missus :) oh and posters are available here too

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LV logo in neon at the entrance area

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very cool 365 degree video wall in the first room
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the trunk
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& i chance upon a beautiful sculpture. this sculpt is based on model Marte Mei van Haaster
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closer
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one of the staff there admiring the piece too (nothing staged here ;)
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headin to the next room.. artists'hands
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the screens show artisans creating le petite malle and the dora
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i loved the lighting throughout the exhibition and this room was tres cool too
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next up infinite show and you have an exhibition area with models on screens
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wonderful lines in here
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me
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some pics from the walk in wardrobe room... the beckham

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marine creatures on the lovely dress

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and the super white room
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which is the accessories gallery
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hmm reflecting me

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that lovely sculpt again
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last bit... one of the artisans creating some le petite malles on site which was cool
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all the parts present to assemble it
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another shot with the bag
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& one shot in the shop
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final shot of the wall
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and the sculpt :) 
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