The name Patek Philippe is among the most powerful in the entire watch industry. It is synonymous with class, conservatism, high auction values, price legitimacy, and some of the best looking traditional watches now or ever made.

Most Patek Philippe watches that yield not-so-small fortunes during auctions as extremely rare, often unique pieces made for special collectors. Most of these bespoke Patek Philippe watches were produced in the first half of the 20th century, during a time when Patek Philippe was much more open to design and product experimentation.

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Sky Moon Tourbillon 6002G
-one of the most widely recognized watches that Patek Philippe has ever made
– intricate engravings adorning its 18k white gold case
-stellar illustration of the northern sky as well as indications for sidereal time on a 24-hour scale, time of meridian passage of Sirius and of the moon, along with the angular progression and the phase of the moon
-$1,500,000

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Reference 3448 Rare Automatic Perpetual Calendar In Pink Gold
– first automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch ever made by any manufacture
-only 586 were produced over nearly two decades and then it was retired
-the only Reference 3448 known to be made in pink gold
-$2,338,219

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Reference 1527 Perpetual Calendar in 18k Rose gold
-most expensive wristwatch by Patek Philippe ever sold on auction
-produced during the second World War
-its elongated and slightly curved lugs, its dial layout and its unusually large diameter for the time of 37.6 mm all preceded other famous Patek references by at least a decade
-$5,708,885

An 18-carat gold timepiece made by Patek Philippe is expected to sell at auction for $16.5 million!

The watch was commissioned in 1925 by New York banker Henry Graves and it is considered to be the most complicated watch ever made. It took 8 years to make by hand.

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Indisputably this is the “Holy Grail” of watches, The Henry Graves Supercomplication combines the Renaissance ideal of the unity of beauty and craftsmanship with the apogee of science.

The 18-carat gold openface watch was the culmination of three years of research and two years of painstaking craftsmanship.

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The watch features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, sidereal time, power reserve, and indications for time of sunset and sunrise and the night sky of New York City.

This is the second time it is being sold at auction, after being bought in 1999 for a record-breaking $11m. It became the most expensive timepiece ever sold at auction, but is now set to enter the record books for a second time.

It will go to auction on November 11.

This season there is an emphasis on the cooler and softer side of the color spectrum, with bold color taking a more supportive role as an accent. Let’s look at the colors of the season from the wonderful PANTONE!

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The lead color for women for the Spring/Summer 2015 season, PANTONE 14-4313 Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel. Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer.

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Generally not thought of as a fashion color, though it does come back from time to time, PANTONE 14-5714 Lucite Green is a soothing green shade whose time has really come again. Fresh and clarifying, cool and refreshing, Lucite Green has a minty glow. Light in weight and also in tone, Lucite Green seems almost transparent. It pairs well with many blues.

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Just as the name implies, PANTONE 13-0720 Custard is a delicious and delectable yellow. Sweet and sunny, Custard is a cheering tone that brings thoughts of pleasant relaxation and comfort food. Engaging with its soft and mellow warmth and full of good feelings, subtle Custard has an affable and easy disposition.

 

These are some of the colors of the spring season! Check them all out here: http://goo.gl/PbZbmA

Spontaneous and gregarious, PANTONE 15-1247 Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.

Spontaneous and gregarious, PANTONE 15-1247 Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.

Spontaneous and gregarious, PANTONE 15-1247 Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.

Spontaneous and gregarious, PANTONE 15-1247 Tangerine is a juicy orange shade that is energizing, yet not jarring to the eye. Versatile Tangerine is striking enough to stand on its own and adds vitality to a printed pattern. Good natured and friendly, but with a tangy edge, this fun-loving color invites a smile.

The Emmys are TV’s biggest awards show, so the stars go all out on the red carpet! This year, oversized drop earrings and colored stones were seen on most stars.

Julianne Hough looked stunning in a pair of shorter emerald drop earrings.

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Julia Roberts wore a massive moonstone and diamond number.

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Julie Bowen wore large blue sapphire drop earrings that looked beautiful!

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Self proclaimed jewelry lover Debra Messing stunned the crowd with a 12 ct. blue sapphire ring.

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There were a lot of great looks this year, but we are already looking forward to next year! I wonder what will steal the show then?