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The Evolution of the Timepiece

March 8, 2017 4:00 pm

“You may delay, but time will not.” – Benjamin Franklin Keeping time has been a priority of the human race for thousands of years. The first timekeepers kept time with the movement of the sun. Throughout human history, timekeepers have developed from an essential home utility to an expression of luxury and beauty. From elaborate […]

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A Celebration of Rolex

March 3, 2017 4:00 pm

Rolex watches are world renowned for their balance of durability and classic beauty. Read along and learn about the history of Rolex and see some of the Rolex watches available from our collection. In 1905, 24 year-old Hans Wilsdorf was searching for watches that were precise and reliable. Watches at the time were not always […]

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Aquamarine for March

March 1, 2017 4:00 pm

Aquamarine is the birthstone for March. Its clear blue hue has enchanted jewelry lovers for generations. Read on to learn more about this stunning gem – and view a selection of aquamarine jewelry from our collection. 28.65 Carat Aquamarine Pendant Enhancer With Diamonds by Orianne Aquamarine, like emerald, is a variety of the mineral beryl. […]

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Celebrating Musical Antiques – Part Two

February 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Welcome to our second installment of Celebrating Musical Antiques! Make sure to read the first post of this series here! Read on to learn more about early American phonographs and rarer musical antiques from the 20th century! Double Comb Disc Music Box by New Century, circa 1890 Though music boxes had revolutionized the music industry of […]

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Maker Spotlight: Patek Philippe

February 17, 2017 4:00 pm

Patek Philippe is known as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of watches. Vintage Patek Philippe watches are prized by watch enthusiasts everywhere. Read on and learn more about how this world-famous brand was established. Patek Philippe is known as “the Rolls-Royce of watches”, and its history offers a compelling insight into how this unique, family-held […]

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