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Frenchman finds 100kg of gold hidden in new home

By |2016-12-23T20:17:08+00:00November 25th, 2016|Blog|

As reported by the AFP, http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/wealth/frenchman-finds-100kg-of-gold-hidden-in-new-home/news-story/07da92a04f543ee7632d1ccd69d2d84f a Frenchman who inherited a big house from a dead relative got more than he bargained for when he discovered a glittering treasure trove of gold coins and bars worth millions stashed around the place. Squirrelled away in hiding places throughout the house, he came across thousands of gold [...]

Photo Report: HODINKEE Hosts A Collector Get-Together At The Wempe Boutique In London

By |2016-12-23T20:17:08+00:00November 25th, 2016|Blog|

After back-to-back events in New York, HODINKEE and Wempe joined forces on an international scale this week, hosting a private cocktail reception inside the retailer's boutique on London's New Bond Street. On this occasion, we were joined by Mr. Ahmed Rahman, a London-based collector, who kindly gave us a sneak peak at his private collection [...]

Just Because: My Five Favorite Watches From The FHH’s Mastery Of Time Exhibition (And A Ton Of Other Photos)

By |2016-12-23T20:17:08+00:00November 25th, 2016|Blog|

For me, one of the highlights of Dubai Watch Week 2016 was undoubtedly the chance to view the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie's (FHH) exhibition "The Mastery of Time," which first debuted a few months ago at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris. This time the massive collection of historic clocks and watches was set up in [...]

War On Cash Just Got Real – India and Citibank In Australia

By |2016-12-23T20:17:08+00:00November 25th, 2016|Blog|

War On Cash Goes Global – India, Australia and Citibank India shock cancellation of nation's two highest-denomination notes India effectively invalidates & removes 86% of cash from circulation India sees “runs on banks” & severe financial difficulties Citi to makes all Australian branches cashless Australian pilot programme restricts 80% of payments on card UBS proposes [...]

The Very First Philippe Dufour Simplicity To Be Sold At Auction Next Week (And The Second, And The Third)

By |2016-12-23T20:17:08+00:00November 25th, 2016|Blog|

It is hard to pin down exactly who the greatest living watchmaker is. Is is Francois-Paul Journe with his masterful and innovative complications? Is it Ludwig Oeschslin and his simplification of complications? Or maybe it's Roger Smith, with his turn towards the hand-made? A case could be made for all three of the men above, but any [...]

Watch Spotting: NBA Great Michael Jordan Wearing An IWC Big Pilot While Receiving The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

By |2016-12-23T20:17:08+00:00November 25th, 2016|Blog|

Make room next to those five NBA MVP trophies, MJ. Yesterday at the White House, Michael Jordan – you know, that guy who won six NBA championships (where he was the Finals MVP in all six), and who is the league's all-time leader in points per game – was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom [...]