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Thursday, April 25, 2013


The Principality of Monaco will be hosting the fifth edition of the exceptional “Only Watch” charity watch auction benefiting research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Recognized as the world’s first charity watch auction, Only Watch will take place on September 28th in Monaco and will be conducted by the watch auctioneers, Antiquorum. 38 of the world’s leading watch manufactures will each donate a unique timepiece specially created for the occasion.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy – promoter of Only Watch with Antiquorum Auctioneers and the Monaco Yacht Show, in order to help finance research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease affecting 1 in 3,500 boys, therefore 250,000 children, adolescents, and young adults around the world.

From September 6th, an international exhibit of the Only Watch collection of timepieces for men and women will travel the world: Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Geneva (complimentary information on www.onlywatch.comfrom April 1st) and will be concluded by a presentation during the Monaco Yacht Show (September 25th to 28th). The auction will take place on September 28th at 11 a.m. (GMT+1) in the “Salle Belle Epoque” of the Hôtel Hermitage.

Participating manufactures as of April 8, 2013:
Backes & Strauss, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Christophe Claret, Corum, Cyrus, deLaCour, De Bethune, DeWitt, Franck Muller, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, Glasshütte Original, Harry Winston, Heritage Watch Manufactory, Hublot, Ikepod, Jaquet Droz, Julien Coudray, Ladoire, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Vuitton, Manufacture Royale, Maurice Lacroix, Montblanc, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Armin Strom, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vulcain, Zenith.

ONLY WATCH, fifth edition
September 28th 2013, 11 a.m. (gmt +1), Hermitage Hotel, Monaco
Event under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
Organized by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, The Monaco Yacht Show, Antiquorum Auctioneers.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Antiquorum to hold valuation days around the globe

In anticipation of our spring auctions, Antiquorum is pleased to host valuation days around the world during which our experts offer complimentary estimates for your fine Swiss timepieces. To view our global schedule, please click here:

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

CNN Talks to Antiquorum on Watch Collecting

CNN Talks to Antiquorum on Watch Collecting

Watch expert Genki Sakamoto was quoted in Pauline Choi's CNN blog on watch collecting. “Fashion and status are the reasons collectors are so passionate,” Sakamoto said. “Watch collectors love and enjoy the story behind every watch."
The article also references two watches with amazing provenance that were sold by Antiquorum: Elvis Presley’s Omega and Gandhi’s Zenith pocket watch.  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

GTE Exhibit at Antiquorum Geneva Offices

In conjunction with our sponsorship of the GTE, Antiquorum Geneva is pleased to host a special display of exhibitors’ pieces in our Geneva showroom at 3, rue du Mont-Blanc 1201 Geneva. This display is open to the public from January 15 – February 11; Monday through Friday. Participating brands include: Badollet, Celsius X VI II, Drakkar, Hautlence, Laurent Ferrier, Manufacture Royale, H.Moser & Cie, Quinting, Reuge and Speake-Marin.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Toast to Watch Week

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak  Jumbo “ A Series, “ No. 88
On Friday, April 27th, Antiquorum and Audemars Piguet toasted the start of Watch Week with a special preview of 50 exceptional Royal Oaks offered in Antiquorum’s May 13 auction. The  event, held at the Audemars Piguet flagship boutique, celebrated the iconic model’s 40th anniversary. Guests admired the extraordinary timepieces while discussing Antiquorum’s upcoming watch auctions.

The exceptional collection presented included some spectacular models such as The Royal Oak Jumbo “A Series,” No. 88, a Royal Oak Jumbo Retailed by Bulgari that had previously belonged to the President of Venezuela Carlos Andres Perez as well as a diamond set 18K white gold Grand Complication, Piece Unique No1/1.

Guests were treated to champagne and delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Tastings NYC. Mr. Francois-Henry Bennahmias (President & CEO, Audemars Piguet (North America) Inc.) started the evening with a humorous speech followed by Antiquorum’s Julien Schaerer who spoke about the rich history of the Royal Oak and some of the special timepieces offered in the May 13th sale.

At the event, guests had the opportunity to try on the watches on display and speak to the experts about the exceptional collection.  The evening was a great success and the guests particularly enjoyed discussing their passion for collectible modern and vintage timepieces.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Buying A Watch With Peace Of Mind

Patek Philippe ref. 2523, World Time, Guilloche Gold Center
After more than 35 years, Antiquorum Auctioneers is still the leading place to find exceptional, luxury watches. We have tried to make the process of purchasing a watch simple and easy. We have 10 auctions throughout the year. Watches can be viewed online at, through the printed catalog or at the auction location site. It is as simple as registering to bid, bidding, purchasing and receiving your new watch. There are safe and easy ways to bid in one of our watch auctions: you can bid in person at the designated auction house, bid through the website online in real time at, by telephone or through an absentee bid.

All the watches that are auctioned off have been appraised by a team of experts and horologists. The estimated valued price is listed in the lot description of each watch. Also included in each lot description of the watch is an itemized detailed description of the watch, images, and a condition report.

Antiquorum has set world records in sales for watches, wristwatches, clocks, marine chronometers and regulators at auction. We have sold 51 of the 85 top selling timepieces of all the major auction houses. We will only sell items that are authentic and appraised by a team of experts and horologists.

An Antiquorum watch and timepiece auction is the leading way to buy and sell modern and vintage watches and timepieces. Buyers are able to view and choose the item that they are wishing to purchase with the knowledge that it is genuine and appraised. The knowledge that you are purchasing an authenticated timepiece gives you the peace of mind to bid with ease and comfort and without hesitation.


Monday, March 12, 2012

How to Find the Best Vintage Watches for Sale

18K Yellow Gold Rolex “Monoblocco,” Ref. 4500, Made in 1940
Finding a great vintage watch can be exciting, whether you are a seasoned collector or buying your first watch. When purchasing vintage watches for sale, you must know the right places to look to get the most value for your money.

One of the best places to find an exceptional vintage watch is at an auction. When in search of outstanding timepieces, it is essential to find a reputable auction house that has considerable experience in dealing with vintage timepieces as well as a knowledgeable team of experts whose trained eye can easily spot an authentic watch from a fake.  You will also want to look for an auction house that has global presence and travels the world in search of rare and unique pieces. A leading auction house will also give their clients an opportunity to preview the watches in several cities across the globe prior to the auction as well as offer expert advice.

Buying a vintage watch should not be taken lightly. It is important to thoroughly research the seller you choose to purchase from in order to ensure you are buying from a trustworthy source. At Antiquorum Auctioneers, with its internationally recognized experts and unparalleled customer service, you can be certain that you are in good hands.