Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Dow 20K … US Debt $20 Trillion … Trump and $15,000 Gold

By | 2017-01-27T23:49:08+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Blog|

by Jan Skoyles, Editor Mark O'Byrne In case you've been hiding under a rock, the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 20,000 earlier this week for the first time in its 132 year history to much media fanfare. Bigcharts via Financial Sense Since Trump's election US market indicators, including the Dow have been ticking up – [...]

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Introducing: The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe In 38mm

By | 2017-01-27T23:48:46+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Blog|

Back in 2013, Blancpain resurrected the Bathyscaphe diver as a part of the Fifty Fathoms collection. It had a lot of vintage styling, rock-solid construction, and a nice movement inside too. There was a lot to love and I even put one through its paces in A Week On The Wrist, loving my time with [...]

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Historical Perspectives: A Quick History Of The SIHH, And What Makes It So Different From Baselworld

By | 2017-01-26T23:34:44+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Blog|

Yesterday we published a story in which our editors looked at the watches from the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) and discussed which watches we'd personally enjoy wearing as "everyday" watches. The picks provoked some comments in which a lot of interesting points were raised – what's an everyday watch anyway, why were the [...]

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Switzerland’s Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tons In December

By | 2017-01-26T23:34:37+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Blog|

Switzerland's Gold Exports To China Surge To 158 Tonnes In December Switzerland's gold bullion exports to China saw a huge jump in December, climbing to 158 tons versus a much lower 30.6 tons in November –  a jump of 416%. According to Eddie van der Walt as reported on the Bloomberg terminal this morning, total Swiss [...]

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CDN INTRODUCES COLLECTORS’ PRICE GUIDE (CPG)

By | 2017-01-26T23:34:19+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Blog|

We are excited to announce the introduction of our new pricing category, called “Collectors' Price Guide,” or CPG. We are formulating a CPG value for every coin in our wholesale (Greysheet family) database. Similar in concept to the old “Ask” price, the CPG is based on “Bid” but formulated specifically for each coin and with [...]

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Business News: Richemont’s Franco Cologni Ribs LVMH’s Jean-Claude Biver For Hosting His Kick-Off Party At The Same Time As Theirs, On Their Old Boat

By | 2017-01-25T23:55:33+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog|

You'd be hard-pressed to think of two more influential men in the world of watches than Richemont's Franco Cologni and LVMH's Jean-Claude Biver. They are both bastions of the old guard – working their way up from the bottom in the 1970s to become true visionaries and decision-makers in this space today. Cologni began his [...]

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Introducing: The Piaget Altiplano Automatic With Date, Going Back To The Roots Of Piaget (Live Pics + Pricing)

By | 2017-01-25T23:55:32+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog|

SIHH was a mighty birthday celebration for the now-60-year-old Piaget Altiplano. Looking at the new releases from Piaget this year, almost all are are from the Altiplano collection, save a few limited edition PoloS models (more on those later). We have already shown you the two Altiplanos explicitly dedicated to the 60th anniversary, but these new [...]

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Introducing: The Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Chronomètre

By | 2017-01-25T23:55:14+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog|

The Toric Collection, you might say, stands out amongst the other Parmigiani collections by not standing out; the cases are round and the lug shapes in general are more conventional than those in any of Parmigiani's other families of watches. This is not to say that they're simple though. As a matter of fact, of [...]

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Blockchain – Central Banks Banking On It

By | 2017-01-25T23:55:11+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog|

Blockchain – Central Banks Banking On Blockchain “The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that's required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust …” Satoshi Nakamoto (Unknown person or persons who [...]

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PRESS RELEASE: Heritage auctions more than $70 million of coins and currency in first three weeks of 2017

By | 2017-01-25T23:54:54+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Blog|

Firm records spectacular results across U.S. Coins and Currency and World & Ancient Coins DALLAS, Texas (January 23, 2017) – Heritage Auctions, the world's largest numismatic auction house, announced Tuesday that it sold $70,822,868 million in U.S. coins, U.S. and World Currency and World & Ancient Coins at auction during the first three weeks of [...]

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