Aurel Bacs to join Phillips Auctioneers?

Aurel Bacs, after presiding on the podium at Christie’s, is said to be about to join Phillips Auctioneers Limited.

The auction world is permanently rife with rumours, some targeting the lots under the hammer, others relating to the auction houses themselves. Suspicions about Antiquorum’s financial health were partly laid to rest a few days ago when the auctioneer confirmed the arrival of a new investment partner, FIDES Business Partner, a Zurich-based institutional investment firm. Specialising in mid-size companies with a revenue base of CHF 30 to 100 million, this is FIDES’ first investment in the Rolex Replica watch market, it was announced. No figures were released.

Aurel Bacs’ next move is also coming under scrutiny this season. He was spotted at different sales, bidding for a number of lots, and is said to have acquired several big-ticket items, including the Patek Philippe made for Henry Graves Jr., sold at Christie’s for CHF 1.205 million, and the gold and enamel snuffbox signed Piguet & Capt, which fetched CHF 749,000 at Sotheby’s. Word is that Christie’s former star is about to join Phillips Auctioneers Limited – previously Phillips, de Pury & Company Limited, an auction house co-founded by Simon de Pury – at the head of the Swiss Replica Watches UK department. Says Bacs, “My wish is to have complete independence. I can’t make any comments at the present time as there is nothing official yet. But there will be in a month.” Fake Rolex Watches this space.

Chopard Replica Watches Backstage Party at Cannes Festival

2014 New Quality Rolex Replica Watches— Chopard Fake Watches UK brought back the magic and glamour of a movie set during an unforgettable party.
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More than 750 guests travelled from one movie set to another thanks to a completely rebuilt plane in the magnificent Hangar 16 at the Cannes-Mandelieu aerodrome. This immense, majestic hall made of wood, concrete and glass provided a unique location for the Backstage theme, chosen by Chopard as the common thread of its activities at the 67th Cannes Film Festival.

Top models Eva Herzigova, Adriana Lima, Petra Nemkova, Alessandra Ambrosio, Liu Wen and Arlenis Sosa, appeared in the middle of the evening, each more sparkling than the last in Chopard jewellery and Elie Saab Haute Couture dresses. Other highlights of the dinner was the enchanting performance by singer Ayo combining reggae, soul and folk rock sounds.

At 11pm, it was time to experience the second part of the evening in a completely different atmosphere. Guests were invited to enter the plane from the back entrance cross through it and exit by the front door, in order to disembark and join the other guests in the heart of a luxuriant jungle on a desert island looking like a tropical garden of Eden. A great many stars accepted Chopard’s invitation to visit a movie set set in a lost paradise somewhere between fiction and reality. Among them were Colin and Livia Firth, Harvey Weinstein, Sonam Kapoor, Masami Nagasawa, Natasha Poly, Coco Rocha, Suki Waterhouse, Bianca Brandolini, Selita Ebanks, Louis-Marie de Castelbaljac and Valentina Zelyaeva. Far from feeling tired by their travels to a far-off land, guests danced until the first light of dawn, led by the legendary Kool & the Gang group.

 

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Brazil coach will receive a personal visit is named Hublot Replica Watches

May 12, specifically to visit Brazil coach Nyon, Switzerland Hublot factory headquarters, and the table of the Board and Chairman of Hublot Fake Watches UK LVMH Group president Jean – Claude • Mr. Beaver (Jean-Claude Biver) and Hublot Table Global CEO Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe (Ricardo Guadalupe) were met.

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Mr. Beaver Board and the Chairman of Hublot Hublot global CEO Mr. Ricardo Guadalupe common welcomes Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari visiting Hublot factory headquarters

Hublot is very honored to host the VIP and Scolari arrived at the occasion, to a fusion of samba and football performances open this afternoon significance. Brazilian Ambassador in Bern, Switzerland Igor Jipu Man you are also invited to attend the event, many in the Brazilian media and reporters who do not want the United Nations Office at Geneva, of course, the absence of this event. Mr. Scolari was awarded in his name and the number “King Supreme Scolari” Rolex Replica watches 00/50, this Replica Watches UK limited edition collection of 50, and is expected to be favorable as in Brazil.

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Richard Mille Replica Watches Congratulations to Manchester City

— As official timing partner of the club, Richard Mille congratulates Manchester City Football Club for their victory of the Barclays Premier League 2013/14.

Richard Mille has been MCFC’s Official Timing Partner since 2012, a key year for the Club’s history as City won the 2011–12 Barclay’s Premier League bringing home their first league title for 44 years.

The partnership benefits from a strong affinity of values both the Club and the Swiss Rolex Replica Watches brand share: Richard Mille’s drive for passion, belief in excellence, leadership, and generation of talent.

Manchester City and Richard Mille are working together on charity programmes to the benefit of local communities: Manchester City’s own charity ‘City in the Community’ has recently received a generous donation following the sale of a bespoke timepiece designed by Richard Mille. Bought by anonymous benefactor, the replica Rolex watches UK was handed over by H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of Manchester City Football Club, during the opening ceremony of the Richard Mille Boutique in Abu Dhabi last December. Proceeds of the sale went towards an enterprise and skills programme ‘Enterprise City’ aimed at children in primary school. As a direct result of this donation 1,000 young people in the Manchester area will gain a qualification in Business & Enterprise in the next 18 months.

‘We are proud Partners of Manchester City Football Club whilst the Barclays Premier League Champions are celebrating such a significant moment in the history of the Club’ comments Peter Harrison, CEO of Richard Mille EMEA. ‘Manchester City’s commitment to excellence and innovation perfectly matches our desire to create unique timepieces with a strong and inspiring identity. We look forward to continue supporting what has proved to be a successful partnership with City and wish this will inspire the many customers in Europe and the Middle East who already support us with passion’.

 

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Manchester City football players wearing their Richard Mille Fake Rolex Watches UK.

Glashütte Original Replica Watches Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition

— Glashütte Original Replica Watches UK introduces the Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition featuring the firm’s own Calibre 49-18.
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The two-hand model is presented in a 42 mm polished red gold case which frames the painstakingly skeletonized manual winding movement and draws the eye to the refined beauty of this timepiece. A masterpiece of fine Rolex Replica watchmaking, this extraordinary model features a 40 hour power reserve.

The galvanized silver, skeletonized dial is decoratively enhanced by a black railroad minute ring and finely drawn Roman numerals. Delicate blued hour and minute hands indicate the time of day.

The Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition opens up the art of Glashütte watchmaking to the connoisseur’s admiring eye: the precisely executed skeletonization reveals the beauty of the manufactory Calibre 49-18.

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Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition
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The filigreed work of art is protected on the dial side by a sapphire crystal, antireflective on both sides, and by an antireflective sapphire crystal fitted to the case back, offering the wearer an exceptional view of the movement’s components and artful engravings.

Characteristic features of the art of watchmaking in Glashütte such as the winding wheels with double-sunburst decoration, screw-mounted gold chatons with blued screws, hand-engraved plates and the lavishly finished swan-neck fine adjustment, offer clear evidence of precise craftsmanship and an extraordinary love of detail. An elaborate, sophisticated process allows the gold engraved lettering and movement numbers to appear in distinct contrast to the rhodium-plated movement.

The Senator Manual Winding Skeletonized Edition is fitted with a matt black Louisiana alligator leather strap with foldover clasp in red gold, and is presented in an elegant, highly polished, dark brown wooden case.

Vulcain First store in Beijing

— On April 29th, 2014, Vulcain celebrated the opening of its first Rolex Replica Watches UK ever worldwide flagship store in Beijing.

Situated in the very heart of Beijing, the brand new flagship features contemporary classic elegance. The water curtain, accentuated by the natural light, creates a tasteful atmosphere.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by a spectacular unveiling of the flying Pegasus horse, meant as a fitting symbol of a strong, bright future, flying high in the Chinese market. A few months ago, Vulcain had enriched its enamel collection by launching the new 50s Presidents’ Pegasus model, to mark the grand opening of the first Vulcain Flagship store in Beijing and to salute the Chinese 2014 Year of Horse.

 

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The interior of Vulcain Flagship store reflects the heritage of the brand and permeates luxury.
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In his address, Daniel Wechsler, Executive Vice President, said that he was honoured to celebrate this very special first opening of the doors with everyone and to be able to showroom the refinement and constant progress in replica Rolex watches design and meticulous technological advancement in which his company excels. He looks forward to seeing excellent results and to sharing the exciting future with everyone.

Tony Fung, CEO of FJ Benjamin Greater China,  said he was very honoured to bring this exclusive brand to Chinese customers and that the opening of this boutique was made possible by excellent support from everyone in China.

 

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Breguet Replica Watches Soirée musicale à San Francisco

— On Wednesday April 30, 2014 Replica Rolex Watches UK in San Francisco, Breguet welcomed the San Francisco Symphony to its Tourbillon boutique.

A string trio of musicians  – Victor Romasevich on violin, Jill Brindel on cello and Wayne Roden on viola – gave an exclusive concert on the occasion of a private dinner reserved to a few dozen of the brand’s most important clients.

The musical programme included the first movement of Beethoven Serenade, Op. 8 and last two movements from Mozart Divertimento, K.563.

 

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A selection of Breguet Fake Watches UK timepieces showcased at the Tourbillon boutique in San Francisco.
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Le secteur horloger suisse a embauché 1’470 personnes en 2013 UK Replica Watches

Available in French only – En 2013 Rolex Replica Watches UK, les effectifs de l’industrie horlogère ont continué de progresser pour s’établir à 57’286 travailleurs, soit 1’470 postes supplémentaires par rapport à l’année précédente (+2.6%). La progression est plus faible que celle enregistrée en 2011 (+4’255) et 2012 (+3’013), signe d’une certaine prudence dans le secteur.

20’000 emplois en 13 ans

Le secteur horloger et microtechnique continue d’embaucher en Suisse. Au 30 septembre 2013, il employait 57’286 personnes, soit 1’470 de plus qu’en 2012 (+2.6%). Ce résultat, issu du recensement annuel réalisé par la CP, confirme que l’industrie horlogère reste optimiste malgré un climat incertain, notamment dû au recul des exportations en Asie et aux taux de change défavorables. Après deux années marquées par de fortes progressions (+4’255 en 2011 et +3’013 en 2012), la hausse plus discrète de 2013 fait montre de prudence dans le secteur.

Le chiffre de 57’286 reste toutefois très élevé : entre 2004 et 2008 l’industrie horlogère avait vécu une période de forte expansion, et ses effectifs avaient atteint un pic de 53’300 personnes en 2008 avant de chuter à 48’548 à la sortie de la crise économique en 2010. La progression depuis le début des années 2000 est phénoménale : en 13 ans le secteur a gagné un tiers d’effectifs supplémentaires, soit près de 20’000 emplois.

Progression toutes catégories confondues

Dans le détail, et en chiffres absolus, l’augmentation en 2013 concerne en premier lieu le personnel de production (+806), puis l’administratif (+339) et, enfin, le personnel de direction (+245) et celui à domicile (+80). En pourcentage de progression, ces deux dernières catégories affichent des hausses conséquentes (respectivement 15 et 28.7%), plus particulièrement pour le personnel à domicile qui n’avait plus vu augmenter ses effectifs depuis 2008.

Neuchâtel, Berne et Genève toujours en tête

Le trio de tête des cantons les plus horlogers en termes d’effectifs restent Neuchâtel (15’463), Berne (11’361) et Genève (9’546). Formé par ces trois cantons ainsi que Jura, Vaud et Soleure, l’ « Arc horloger » concentre l’essentiel des ressources du secteur, soit 52’020 travailleurs (91% des effectifs totaux). L’augmentation des emplois s’est effectuée essentiellement dans les cantons de Vaud (+417), Genève (+188), Berne (+177) et Neuchâtel (+140).

1’141 apprentis en formation duale

La proportion de travailleurs au bénéfice d’un diplôme de métier ou d’une formation supérieure se chiffre à 64.9%, soit une belle progression de 2 points (62.9% en 2012). Cette part de personnel qualifié augmente année après année ; elle représente les deux tiers des effectifs alors que, il y a 20 ans, on n’en comptait qu’un tiers.

Autre résultat très positif : la catégorie « apprentis » augmente de près de 10% ses effectifs en passant de 1’038 à 1’141 personnes (+103). La part de cette catégorie passe de 1.9 à 2.1% des effectifs totaux. Le nombre d’apprentis exerçant un apprentissage en entreprise doit continuer d’évoluer notamment dans des métiers clés comme le micromécanicien ou l’horloger, comme l’avait révélé la dernière enquête sur les besoins en effectifs de la CP.

Près de 50’000 personnes pour le secteur conventionné

Le nombre d’entreprises a sensiblement augmenté en passant de 564 à 572 unités (+8/+1.4%). On entend ici par entreprise uniquement les maisons-mères. Parmi les domaines d’activité signalés par les entreprises, le produit terminé représente 19,9% de la branche. La sous-traitance en représente le 41.5%. Dans cette dernière catégorie, on trouve à la fois des entreprises de polissage, comme des fabricants d’ébauches et de mouvements.

Les entreprises soumises à la Convention collective de travail (CCT) signée avec les syndicats du secteur sont largement majoritaires : près du trois quarts d’entre elles (410 unités) occupant 49’486 personnes. En d’autres termes, 86.4% des travailleurs exerçaient en 2013 leur activité dans des entreprises soumises à la CCT de la branche (86.3% en 2012). L’horlogerie est l’un des secteurs économiques les plus conventionnés du pays.

Auction Extraordinary Private Collection of Watches by Patek Philippe

— Sotheby’s New York auction of Important Watches on 10 June 2014 will offer a remarkable selection of wristwatches by Patek Philippe Replica Watches UK
Patek Philippe Ref 5001T Sky Moon Tourbillon

Sotheby’s New York auction of Important Rolex Replica Watches will  feature a groundbreaking group of five pieces commissioned in titanium. The collection is led by the Ref 5001T Sky Moon Tourbillon (picture above), a previously undocumented reference and the only known example of Patek Philippe’s coveted Sky Moon Tourbillon in titanium (est. $1/1.5 million*), as well as the legendary 1923 Officier, the first split-seconds chronograph wristwatch produced by the firm (est. $800,000/1.2 million).

The collection includes additional references by Patek Philippe that have remained unknown to collectors, as well as unique pieces incorporating rare materials and designs beyond titanium. Together estimated at more than $3 million, the 12 wristwatches will travel to Geneva this May before returning to Sotheby’s York Avenue galleries for exhibition beginning 6 June.
Unknown Patek Philippe References

Patek Philippe’s iconic Ref 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon wrist replica Rolex watches – featuring a double dial inspired by the Henry Graves Supercomplication that sold at Sotheby’s in 1999 for the longstanding auction record price of $11 million – have long been prized among collectors as a trophy timepiece.

The present collection is led by a commissioned example of the Sky Moon Tourbillon in titanium, which was assigned a unique reference number that has remained unknown to collectors and horological experts outside of the firm: the Ref 5001T Sky Moon Tourbillon, a Magnificent and Unique Titanium Double Dialed Wristwatch with Twelve Complications including Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar, Retrograde Date, Sky Chart, Moon-Phases, Orbit Display, Sidereal Time and Minute Repeating on Cathedral Gongs made circa 2002 (est. $1/1.5 million).

While the Ref 5002 was produced in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum, there has been no public documentation until now of a Sky Moon Tourbillon in titanium. The Replica Watches is distinguished further by its basket weave motif, repeated on the bezel and the dial where the standard Sky Moon Tourbillon normally features the firm’s signature Calatrava crosses, as well as unabbreviated cardinal points on the star chart.

Similarly, the Ref 5104 Minute Repeater is a celebrated model for Patek Philippe, but the present collection offers a special order version that was assigned a unique reference number that also has remained undocumented to the public until now: the Ref 5103P, an Extremely Fine and Unique Platinum Automatic Minute Repeating Semi-Skeletonized Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Retrograde Date, Moon Phases and Leap Year Indication made in 2004 (est. $500/700,000). While the Ref 5104 was produced mainly in a combination of pink gold and platinum, the present all-platinum Ref 5103P is distinguished further by the bespoke engraving on its movement plates – not found on any other known example – as well as a unique teardrop pattern on its side.

 

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Patek Philippe Ref-5103P.
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A vintage icon

The one vintage wristwatch on offer from the collection happens to be one of the most important wristwatches produced by Patek Philippe: the storied 1923 Officier, an Extremely Rare and Important Yellow Gold Single Button Split-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch with Enamel Dial originally sold on 13 October 1923 (est. $800,000/1.2 million). The earliest split-seconds chronograph produced by the firm, this watch redefined scholarship on Patek Philippe when it last sold at auction in 1999 – setting an auction record for any wristwatch at the time – by proving that the firm had created a split-seconds chronograph years before what had been known. This unique wristwatch is distinguished further as the only split-seconds chronograph by Patek Philippe to feature a white enamel dial.

 

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Patek Philippe 1923 Officier.
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Unique titanium commissions

Titanium application in the wristwatch is rare and almost unheard of in the production of Patek Philippe – until now, there were only four known Swiss Replica Rolex watches in titanium by the firm. Each of the five titanium pieces emerging from the present collection pre-dates those examples.

In addition to the Ref 5001T, highlights of the previously unknown titanium wristwatches by Patek Philippe include: the Ref 5033T, an Important and Unique Titanium Automatic Annual Calendar Minute Repeating Wristwatch made in 2003 (right, est. $400/600,000), and the Ref 5102T Celestial, an Important and Unique Titanium Automatic Astronomical Wristwatch with Sky Chart, Phases and Position of the Moon and Time of Meridian Passage of Sirius and the Moon, made in 2003 (est. $200/300,000). No example of either reference has been recorded publicly in this metal.

 

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Patek Philippe, Ref-5033T .
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