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Watch collection: Time is money

It has only one timer from nine to five, took the field in recent years has become a shining star rising: in 1999, a Patek Philippe watch to $ 11,000,000 amazing shot field; last June, a “18K gold perpetual calendar pocket watch three asked” to 19.6 million dollar deal; Not long ago, Hong Kong, Sotheby’s spring auction, 169 sold for 18.49 million dollar watch.

Small a watch, easily hundreds of million, which is reminiscent of the old saying — time is money.

“In the traditional view, the main function of the watch is ‘time’, but in recent years more and more people began to appreciate the interest and investment from the perspective of choice watch.” Watch Mr. experts Nisi Wen said. Mr. Ni in the watch industry for 30 years, Shanghai is the price firm hired only “watch certified experts.”

In 1933, an American banker to the Patek Philippe watch a customized, this table has more than 900 parts, 24 kinds of functions, and can accurately take the time to 2100, called the world’s most complicated watch. Until 1941, the banker only got his wish to get the watch. It is said that the watch design time spent only 3 years, and another 5 years to make complete. 66 years later, this took 8 years to “grind” into the watch to take vertical and horizontal field of $ 11,002,500.

“Take years to complete a table is entirely possible, and this is quality awareness, many well-known watch brands in the modern highly developed today, the annual output is also very limited.” Mr. Nisi Wen said.

Watch collection is from the last century began in the mid 80s. In 1985, the hands of celebrities in New York suddenly DAI Qi cousin before World War II, this trend quickly blown from the United States in Geneva, Paris, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong … … until the Chinese mainland, and more and more fans more.

In 1988, Sotheby’s has successfully held a antique table auction, the U.S. remains a more than 200 contemporary artists to watch only two or three times higher than the valuation of transactions, many of them watches, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin , Cartier and Rolex. So bright “money scene” so that people have to watch the traditional concept of the timer with admiration.

A decade of investment boom watch collection is a wave after wave, this is repeated from the major international record high prices at auction is easy to see. A watch collectors said, “A long era of watch, not only has the reality of recording time function, its Art Deco and more a reflection of its sophisticated art ‘birth’ of that era’s social and geographical, cultural and level of technology background. quietly enjoy, gently touching, as if to follow the time machine into the ancient times. “play watch the fun is here.

Collection of common sense:

Watch collection, the first talk about brands. The greater the brand, the more collectible. At present, it was named the world’s Top Ten Lists, this is not the vendor selection, but consumers vote, so much that the brand awareness in the market. In this selection, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Piaget and so the list.

Second, watch to see whether they have chosen a certain rarity, very limited production watch collection.

Third, functional. On the basis of ensuring the brand, the more complex functions with more appreciation potential.

Fourth, the same brand of watches, the more years old, a small number, the appreciation of space, does not mean that there is no value to the collection of modern watches, and have the quality factor, and also limited edition watch also has potential for appreciation. There is also material.

In addition, under the same conditions, special watch to be valuable than conventional watches, such as the triangle expensive than square.

It has only one timer from nine to five, took the field in recent years has become a shining star rising: in 1999, a Patek Philippe watch to $ 11,000,000 amazing shot field; last June, a “18K gold perpetual calendar pocket watch three asked” to 19.6 million dollar deal; Not long ago, Hong Kong, Sotheby’s spring auction, 169 sold for 18.49 million dollar watch.

Small a watch, easily hundreds of million, which is reminiscent of the old saying — time is money.

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