When it comes to investing in fine watches, Cartier isn’t the brand that usually springs to mind. The idea of owning a watch from a brand like Rolex seems a lot more appealing due to their perceived value, but of course there is no guarantee that any watch will hold its value, regardless of who made it.
The history of Ferrari is one which is an inspiration to race car and luxury car lovers alike. The company’s hard earned success and status, founded in the innovation and genius of Enzo Ferrari, is maintained by the engineering of the modern Ferrari team and is exercised by the skill of the drivers that handle the prancing horses with both finesse and vigor.
The classic car market has seen the Ferrari Testarossa make a comeback with a rise in interest through recent auctions. The car was once worth $181,000 in 1989, but recent auction sales have seen a 1991 model of the vehicle reach the price of $306,093 . While the 1991 model maybe an ideal specimen of Ferrari Testarossa with a low mileage, a 1986 model of the vehicle will soon be up for auction at Bonhams with expectations for it to fetch the lesser sum of $117,000 – £141,000. The flat 12 engine the 80s classic has to offer has been identiied as a part of the allure to the Testarossa.
The value of some of the remaining 43 Faberge eggs of the original 50 have inspired acts of theft, extreme auction bids and have even transformed the life of an unassuming scrap dealer. These are just a few of their stories.
When Will You Marry? is the English translation of the world’s most expensive painting from the Tahitian Napfea faa Ipoipo. The current most expensive painting in the world is by French Impressionist Paul Gauguin and was privately sold for $300m in February 2015 by Rudolf Staechelin, to an unknown Qatari buyer. Currently, the artwork resides at an exhibition in the Fondation Beyeler, Riehen and will remain so until 28th June 2015.
Falling in love can have similar neurological effects to those that cocaine induces and can give you just as much of a financial burden, if it doesn’t quite go your way. Divorce is tough. Divorce financing can prove to be even tougher, which is why it’s paramount to understand what happens to your assets when going through a divorce. You’re already at risk of a Broken Heart Syndrome so make sure you get all the information possible about your financial future.
The weapons that won the West are appreciated not only for their historical value, but can also be admired for their craftsmanship and beauty as much as a Ming Dynasty Vase. Antique firearms began becoming collectible shortly after the Second World War. Ranging from revolvers and rifles, collector firearms have wide variation in terms of their worth, but can be filtered into two categories; muzzle loading or cartridge firing. A muzzle loader firearm is one where in which the projectile and propellant (gun-powder) are loaded into the open end of the gun and ignited through a source of ignition (e.g. Flintlock mechanism). But what exactly counts as an antique firearm?