The creation of expensive
bejewelled watches is a long tradition within the relatively brief history of the industry, which really only got going in the latter half of the 19th century.
During World WarI wristwatches became popular with military officers and watchmakers such as Cartier & Patek
Philippe began marketing limited edition, high priced timepieces expressly for the connoisseur. Gregory Pond, one of the most authoritative journalists in the
watch industry, composed his rating among watch brands. He based the watch brand on the following criteria: the range of circulation, distribution, the growth potential, creativity
and the effectiveness and finally the principal group of customers. Rolex appears on the first place. Then goes Cartier and Patek Philippe closes the three of
leaders. It is interesting to know that for the first time in the list of the most expensive watch brands you can find not only Luxury but also the first mass fashion-brand Guess. The brand got the honorable 38th
place due to the high rate of popularity and creativity potential.
Blancpain Grande Complication
Features include split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar, a winding mechanism which is automatic, tourbillon and moon phase with crocodile skin band. Cost $785,000
Girard-Perragaux Opera One
The band made of alligator skin and includes a minute repeater, manual winding, an impressive power reserve as well as skeleton see-through backing. The best part about these watches is that it sounds each hour with tunes. $495,000
Cambridge has created a piece of history by launching an extraordinary clock. Launched by Cambridge professor Stephen Hawking, this two million dollar
wonder took 7 years to be brought to life.
The clock is designed by John Taylor, who has already
made a reputation for creating bizarre time pieces. The philosophy behind this clock, in Taylorís word is that ďonce a minute is gone you canít get it backĒ and this is visualized in the form of a huge grasshopper
that literally eats the minutes. The clock has the grasshopper with an open mouth, that keeps opening its mouth wide and when the minute is complete, it swallows the time and gulps it down!
Carl Asplund watch auctioned by Henry Aldridge and Son auctioneers in Wiltshire, England and
sold for between £25,000. The watch was recovered from the body of Carl Asplund who died on the Titanic and part of the Lillian Asplund compilation of
Titanic associated object action.
Asplund was just 5 in April 1912, when the
Titanic hit an iceberg and submerged on its maiden cruise from England to New York. Amongst the 1500 others who died included her father and three siblings.
Moon Dust-DNA collection is intending to
make 1969 pieces to match the year Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. Jerome is expecting
sales to reach $90 million because his customers include, investors, collectors, fashionistas as and fans of
history and art
Timepiece that has rotated eye at Villa in Hollywood is the
one flaunted by Lindsey Lohan. Her new Haimov is not exclusive to her as the long queue was followed by celebrities 50 Cent, Timbaland, and athletes like who dared to spill over $26,000