Cavendish Home Raid Highlights Dangers of Luxury Watch Ownership

NWC magazine has noted in the past that pro criminal gangs are targeting luxury watch owners. Could be on the streets, at a golf club where East European women pretend to be collecting for charity, or at home, where raiders will often enter armed and ready to torture the occupants to get what they want. And what they want are Patek, Mille, Rolex, Hublot and … Continue reading Cavendish Home Raid Highlights Dangers of Luxury Watch Ownership

MOD Watches: BBMODs Offer 30 Euro Off Cardinal Monster

Priced at 675 euro, the BBMODS Cardinal Monster is an expensive option compared to many custom builds, but look at the quality. Superb rose gold finish, Seiko NH36 movement of course, plus sapphire crystal and Lumibrite on the hands and markers. Seiko branded dial too, which you don’t get on many MOD watches. That case shape really stands out, with its Patek Nautilus style lumps … Continue reading MOD Watches: BBMODs Offer 30 Euro Off Cardinal Monster

Patek Philippe: Always Busy Doing Mona Lisa Stuff

You have to admire Patek Philippe. For two reasons; one, they will service or repair any watch that they have ever made, no exceptions. Something that Rolex and most Swiss brands refuse to do, they simply stop making parts after so many years and that’s it, buy a new one, here’s a 10% off voucher. Two, they look to innovate and invent complicated stuff for … Continue reading Patek Philippe: Always Busy Doing Mona Lisa Stuff

Escrow: Ugly Word, But Beautiful For Watch Buyers

Would you pay £15,000 for a mint Rolex Submariner Batman to a complete stranger on eBay? No, of course you wouldn’t, even if you were Carrie Symonds and some clown had given you 30K to spend on any fripperies that caught your eye. But there is a solution to the problem of transferring lots of cash for Swiss watches, and eBay have been busy perfecting … Continue reading Escrow: Ugly Word, But Beautiful For Watch Buyers

New Patek Philippe Ladies Twenty-4 Models

Patek have some new ladies watches for 2021, here’s the spec from the press office; Patek Philippe unveils three new Twenty~4 models designed to share the lives of modern active women The manufacture is continuing the renewal of its Twenty~4 collection, which has come to epitomize timeless feminine elegance. The “manchette” or cuff-style models with quartz movements now include a new version in rose gold … Continue reading New Patek Philippe Ladies Twenty-4 Models

Police Auction Includes Patek Perpetual, Nautilus, plus Rolex Sub & Datejust

Merseyside Police have seized luxury motors, including a Rolls Royce from various criminals and these are being auctioned off online – tomorrow, September 3rd. The blaggers swag includes a rose gold Patek Philippe Calendar watch with a new retail value of £130,000. However there are no box and papers with it, so the actual value is probably something like 60K – where would you sell … Continue reading Police Auction Includes Patek Perpetual, Nautilus, plus Rolex Sub & Datejust

Sotheby’s Fall Watch Sale NYC

Sotheby’s has another prestige watch sale happening this week. Here are some highlights; The Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel (header images) combines an iconic sports watch design with the most classic horological complication: the perpetual calendar. The collection first launched in 1983 as the Reference 5554. The model was originally dressed in a 39 mm case and has since seen over 90 variations in style and … Continue reading Sotheby’s Fall Watch Sale NYC