Antiquorum Auctioneers holds approximately 10 watch auctions a year in New York, Geneva and Hong Kong, in addition to thematic sales and charity auctions. Auctions are held in our New York Gallery and in luxury hotels, providing clients with an extraordinary experience and unparalleled opportunities to add to their watch collections by bidding on fine examples carefully selected by our renowned watch experts. We were also the first auction house to offer full online service, allowing clients to place absentee bids or register to bid online in real-time during auctions anywhere in the world – effectively making our auctions available to clients around the globe. Prior to each auction, Antiquorum schedules previews of its most prominent pieces in major cities worldwide, giving prospective bidders the opportunity to closely examine lots for sale. The previews are often accompanied by special events and private viewings.
Christophe Claret devotes special attention to women. First unveiled in 2015, the Marguerite watch appears in two new versions featuring a daintier size, while preserving its magic: the revelation of a secret message that can be personalized at will. Marguerite, distinctly smaller, yet so incredibly elegant! The Christophe Claret brand is perpetually bubbling over with creativity and offers a full-fledged feminine collection composed of complications exclusively dedicated to women: in 2014, the watchmaker from Le Locle presented Margot, his very first feminine model, which won the Ladies' High-Mech Watch Prize in the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de GeneÌ¤ve. Marguerite follows naturally in the wake of its 'big sister', inherently poetic and driven by a singular sense of playfulness and illusion. There are a thousand ways to love and just as many ways of saying so. There are a thousand different languages in which to salute the passing of time and to make each moment
The Finnish watchmaker Kari Voutilainen has had a passion for watchmaking for more than thirty years. His goal is perfection and he has extensive experience in the field of historic watches, superior quality watches and grand complication watches. This combined knowledge paves the way for creativity and innovation in the art of horology. For Kari Voutilainen the creative process alone is not enough – he makes all his watches himself, supported by a team of twenty highly qualified staff. His idea is to produce solidly engineered, classic timepieces which will pass from generation to generation, like an heirloom. Because all his watches are handmade, their number will remain strictly limited. They will be individual and personal, since the characteristics and functions of each one will be specific. Naturally, only noble metals are used to create the structure of these marvels of technology. All movement components except for balance-springs, mainsprings and watch-jewels are manufa
The magic of reading time An emblematic model of the Jaquet Droz philosophy, the Grande Seconde is adorned with a new watchmaking complication: moon phase display. For thousands of years, Man has looked to the sky. The sun and stars, but also the moon, have allowed entire generations to find their bearings in this incredible adventure that is reading time. The only thing able to signal the passing of months, the celestial body emblematic of the night has earned its status among watchmakers around the world. A major complication, moon phases are a celebration on the wrist of this age-old history shared by all continents. In 2017, Jaquet Droz integrated the moon phase into one of its legendary models, the Grande Seconde, while remaining perfectly true to the silhouette of the timepiece whose two interlaced dials form a figure eight, the symbol of completion and plenitude, and lucky number of the brand known by its twin stars. It was a significant challenge with regards to the sophistica