The watch worn by the iconic British spy of his Majesty’s secret service, is one that has seen a shift of emphasis, from gadgetry to style. It is also one which has seen a shift from Rolex to Omega. After the exchanging of the crown for the last letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega released a limited edition James Bond watch, which saw a 20 fold sales increase after they first introduced to the public when Daniel Craig first took up the role. Since then, Omega has been capitalizing on the demand of 007 fans through the releases of James Bond limited-edition watches. But what watch does James Bond wear currently?
The photo was taken by Australian-born photographer Peter Lik and sold in Las Vegas on the 9th December 2014 becoming the most expensive photograph in history at a record price of 6.5 million dollars (around 4.2 million pounds). Lik has lived in the United States since 1984 and is feted for his pictures of the American landscape.
Are Tag Heuer watches good?
Tag Heuer are a Swiss watch brand that has built itself up from being the racing man’s watch to being that of a luxury watch brand that caters to all that ‘don’t crack under pressure’. It is a brand that has won itself the IF (International Forum) design award in the lifestyle / leisure category twice (2006 – 2007) and in partnership with Breitling and Hamilton, produced the first automatic chronograph.
That iconic moment where you sit down to your Christmas meal is almost here and whether it is the age old traditional turkey or the new age Japanese tradition of the Christmas KFC meal, somewhere crackers will be pulled and poor jokes will be told. But it’s not every year that Christmas crackers such as these are used.
Diamonds and gold are both assets that have been symbols of wealth and status in various cultures for thousands of years. While gold and diamonds have both stood the test of time, are diamonds a good investment compared to gold?
The skill that goes into a masterwork, in conjunction with the time and emotion it takes to produce an exquisite artistic asset is something that has been valued throughout time. But is an artistic asset still worth appreciating when it’s a copy, even if it’s made by one of the greatest art forgers of all time?
From a watch with the face of the milky way to a planetarium that doubles as a watch stand for timepieces containing meteorite, these space watches offer asset owners a mechanical marvel. A unique luxury timepiece often draws an asset seekers attention for future profit and what could be more unique in the weird and wonderful world of horology than a watch that can tell you the placement of the planets in our solar system?
Bugatti is a brand that seems to draw customers who are fanatical about personal transport. Wolfgang Duerheimer, President of Bugatti has stated that “The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht.”(1). So, what about an owner of a Ferrari 250 GTO, the most expensive car model sold at auction?
Question: In investment terms is it better to buy a Rolex than another luxury watch brand?
All watches, from a £10 watch at Victoria station to a Patek Phillipe have their relative benefits (affordability being the obvious one in this case). So it depends what your objectives are for owning a watch. If it is about the value you will get when selling your watch, then as with many products, recognition combined with uniqueness and thus value goes a long way. And perhaps what is most important is that Rolex watches obviously have great recognition in many markets outside the main watch market’s inner circle. Read more
A girl’s best friend, something that’s meant to last forever and an old adversary to a man’s wallet. Diamonds are naturally occurring gemstones and, on a surface level, are treasured for their beauty and rarity. On a historic level, they became valued as a result of the De Beers diamond cartel’s highly successful advertisement campaign in the middle of the 20th century (1). The most expensive diamonds in the world were all formed under extraordinary conditions of high pressure and low temperature. This kind of environment can only be found either deep within the earth or at the crash site of a meteor. The most expensive diamonds in the world all come with rich histories to match their hefty price tags.