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On the Block: A Madeline Illustration


A preview of selected lots from sales around the world

All I Want for Christmas Is an Elf-Free Sweater


An urbane take on the holiday sweater cliché; a style tip from a “Hunger Games” actor; Shinola makes a sweatshirt; and the newest face to embrace Helvetica.

Dressed-Down Diamond Timepieces


The new evening watches have an oversize masculinity that makes them fitting even for day.

Rich Doesn’t Begin to Describe It


From the number of diamonds to a model’s rarity, watchmakers give different explanations for why their products can fetch up to $55 million each.

Breaking Through With a Natural Product


The success of Amy de Castro’s venture illustrates the opportunities available to the watch business in South Africa, and the challenges it faces.

Collecting Watches in the Social Media Age


Technology is rapidly changing the landscape for high-end manufacturers and forcing companies to innovate to lure a new generation of customers.

Device Could Help Keep Thieves at Bay


The Opuss Tracker, which is small enough to be hidden inside a watch box, emits a signal that can be tracked on a GPS device or a smartphone.

Chinese Are Buying Back Antique Timepieces


Daryn Schnipper, chairwoman of the international watch division at Sotheby’s, speaks about the impact of Asian watch collectors on the market.

How Switzerland Came to Dominate Watchmaking


The way the country reached the pinnacle of the luxury timepiece trade offers insights into the industrial age and into this very particular market.

Watchmakers Introduce Bigger and Bolder Models


In an era of smartwatches, both men and women are drawn to bolder dials and mechanics, and many brands are producing larger timepieces.
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