Only Watch 2015 Harry Winston, Hublot, Patek Philippe, Piaget Replica Watches UK

— The stand-out piece among the 43 unique pieces created for Only Rolex replica Watch 2015 was a Patek Philippe Replica Watches grand complication. It sold for 7.3 million Swiss francs.

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Boucheron, Girard-Perregaux, Harry Winston, Hublot, Laurent Ferrier, Leroy, Louis Vuitton, Patek Philippe Replica Watches, Piaget Replica Watches, Speake Marin and Vacheron Constantin Replica Watches were the WorldTempus partner brands whose watches sold for more than the upper estimate in the catalogue. The prototype Richard Mille Nadal watch came second at CHF 650,000.

It was a success for Luc Pettavino (the founder of Only Watch) and Aurel Bacs (the auctioneer for Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo) who decided to move the biennial charity watch auction from the Monaco Yacht Show in September to Geneva in November. Collectors from around the world were already there for the traditional autumn sales in Geneva : on the phone and on-line from Asia and the United States, as well as in the room with a number of visitors from the Middle East, GPHG jury member Claude Sfeir bidding particularly actively. On Saturday 7th November at La Réserve in Geneva a number of records were broken. The sale was twice as long as previous editions and the charity auction in aid of the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy raised over 11 million Swiss francs, more than double the 2013 edition, which already broke all previous records since the launch of Only Watch in 2005.

At the start of the sale, Aurel Bacs reminded everyone that they were bidding not just on unique watches but also in favour of a cause to help children who suffer from muscular dystrophy. Two days previously, his Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco travelled to Geneva to thank personally the brands and friends of Only Cheap Replica Watches who have helped to build up this feeling of solidarity. In tears at the end of this extraordinary auction, Luc Pettavino, whose son suffers from this conditions, shouted “I will never be able to thank you enough”.

A huge appetite for Patek

At the intimate cocktail reception on Thursday 5th November in the presence of the prince, Thierry Stern (CEO of Patek Philippe) had said that he expected a friendly combat for the brand’s perpetual calendar tourbillon with minute repeater and retrograde date in steel. But he didn’t expect it to exceed five million Swiss francs. Starting from an estimate of half a million, it jumped from 700,000 to 1.7 million in just a few seconds! From five million four collectors tried to outbid each other. Above six million time slowed down, bids became much more spaced out, the audience were on tenterhooks and Aurel Bacs leaned out with all his being for the next bid. “Can I offer just 50,000 extra?” one collector asked. “Do you know how much research we could do with 50,000 francs?” the most renowned of WorldTempus’s contributors replied, encouraging him to take the step. And this is how lot number 16 in steel reached the incredible price of 7.3 million Swiss francs.

100 times the estimate!

Out of the 43 Replica Watches for cheap produced specifically for this good cause, almost half (19) exceeded their upper estimates, 15 sold within their estimates and 10 below. Besides the RM 27-02 Nadal, fake watches UK from Bell&Ross, Hublot, Louis Vuitton, Vacheron Constantin, Ulysse Nardin and Voutilainen all exceeded the CHF 100,0000 barrier, while F.P Journe joined the very exclusive club of Only Watch pieces that have sold for more than half a million Swiss francs (CHF 550,000), to which only Richard Mille and Patek Philippe had belonged since the creation of Only Watch. The biggest surprise came from Tudor, which was taking part for the first time, whose Heritage Black Bay One caused a bidding war among collectors: estimated at CHF 3,500 to 4,500, it was sold for 375,000!!! The magic of Only Watch had struck again.

Louis Vuitton Replica Watches Interview with Hamdi Chatti

— WorldTempus spoke to the Vice-President of Watchmaking and Jewellery at Louis Vuitton on the occasion of the inauguration of the new Louis Vuitton Swiss Replica Watches UK facility this week.


Louis Vuitton Hamdi Chatti

What will this new Manufacture in Geneva do for you?

Manufacturing isn’t new to us because we owned the Fabrique du Temps and Léman Cadrans as well as our own case production, but we have now managed to group everything together under the same roof on a single site. Aside from operational reinforcement, this reunification should enhance creativity and bring fruitful synergies, as well as speeding up overall responsiveness. I think the ongoing symbiosis between watchmakers, engineers, dial and case-makers can lead to great ideas while making it easier to bring them to fruition. Finally, being based in Geneva not only pays tribute to the Fabrique du Temps which was born here, but in addition, the presence of the airport enables us to facilitate travel between here and Paris as well as training for our salesforce from all over the world. Not to mention the role Geneva plays as the international capital of Haute Horlogerie, and the use of the Poinçon de Genève which will certainly be stamped on some of our models in the mid-term.

What developments are planned in the mid to long term?

There is room for growth, but initially we want to be sure that everyone is comfortable in the new premises and that the activity is developing well. I have every confidence but let’s take it step by step!

What has Louis Vuitton’s most notable development been in the past decade?

Louis Vuitton’s most notable development in Rolex Replica watchmaking took the form of the Tambour Rolex Replica watches in 2002: with its strong design and an automatic chronograph movement, it was the founding step of our watchmaking activity.

Then came the powerful launch of the customizable tourbillon in 2006-2007, which made a deep impression on people and took Louis Vuitton into another segment, followed by the Mystérieuse. Parallel to this, we realized that we needed to incorporate a certain number of trades, hence the acquisition of the Fabrique du Temps and then Léman Cadrans, and today the inauguration of our new production unit. We hope to continue in this vein.

Which new releases have brought you the greatest satisfaction?

I would be tempted to list them all, but I can definitely say that the Escale Worldtime we presented at Baselworld last spring deserves a special mention! It’s an absolutely unique watch, born of the synergies between our watchmakers and our heritage department, which resulted in a new idea: the only hand-free worldtime watch! Nonetheless, it fundamentally remains an Haute Horlogerie watch that is relatively classic, round and with quite a slim case, but very different in the way it asserts itself.

 

Louis Vuitton Escale World Time

Louis Vuitton Escale World Time
© Louis Vuitton

 

On a different note entirely, this year the Emprise collection met the requirements of a segment that was new to us – the shaped watch – while associating with jewelry for the first time. This double jewelry and watch collection is perfectly in line with our expectations.

Do you have equally high ambitions in the realm of jewelry as you do in watchmaking?

Jewelry is a sector that works very well at Louis Vuitton! It enhances the watchmaking offer. If we continue at this rate, it will definitely be able to compete with the watchmaking side of our activities.

 

Louis Vuitton Emprise

The Louis Vuitton Emprise collection.
© Charles Helleu/Louis Vuitton

 

Does your integrated distribution network make you stronger or more vulnerable in these uncertain times? 

It’s a fantastic opportunity that is proving particularly significant at the moment. Half of our 460 boutiques across the world have a watchmaking range that clients can discover when they first enter this space for handbags, clothes, shoes or jewelry. Clients thereby naturally encounter the Louis Vuitton Swiss Replica Watches universe, even when they weren’t necessarily thinking of it when they stepped through the door of the boutique. As we are seeing, watchmaking is struggling on certain markets at the moment, so this flow through our boutiques allows us to alleviate the situation.

What challenges await the brand in 2015?

Our goal will as ever be about appealing to a clientele in search of exceptional products that they simply could not find anywhere else.

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