April 16Bond Street jewellery raid Met response time scandalous
|The manager of a jewellery shop targeted in an attempted smash and grab raid has said the time it took for police to respond was "scandalous". The raid happened at The Watch Centre on New Bond Street, in central London, at 11:06 GMT on Monday. Store manager Nino Santi, 56, said the police did not arrive at the scene until 11:34 GMT. The Metropolitan Police is yet to respond to his comments or confirm to the BBC what time it arrived. The force confirmed an attempted raid had taken...|
April 11The Patek Philippe 5271P
|Photo Credit: Hodinkee.com This year saw the launch of the Patek Philippe 5271P Grand Complications Gents model; an in-house perpetual calendar chronograph featured in a 41mm platinum case and covered in diamonds. The black lacquer dial with sunken grey sub-dials is the first time a perpetual chronograph with a coloured dial has the background of the month and day sub dials match the dial colour. In comparison to the 5971P model that preceded it, 58 baguette cut diamonds are now set to the lugs...|
April 9Guard injured in attempted raid on London watch shop
|A security guard was injured in the attempted raid Continue reading the main story A security guard suffered "potentially life-changing injuries" when armed robbers tried to smash their way into a central London shop, police have said. Officers said the attempted raid took place at Watches and Jewellery in New Bond Street at 11:05 GMT on Monday. One of the gang sprayed people who got close to the group with a noxious liquid, injuring a guard. However, the group left empty-handed...|
April 5Caught on CCTV: Shocking moment axe-wielding armed robbers...
|Caught on CCTV: Shocking moment axe-wielding armed robbers on mopeds tried to smash their way into London jewellery shop … but were foiled by quick-thinking staff · Gang of six on three mopeds drove at West End store, ramming the doors · They hit the doors with a sledgehammer and an axe repeatedly · One sprayed noxious liquids at passers by - injured security guard &...|
March 13Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph: 6 New Watches
|References for watches, clockwise from top left: 264700R.00.A002CR.01, 26470ST.00.A104CR.01, 264700R.00.10000R.01, 26470ST.00.A027CA.01, 26470ST.00.A801CR.01, 26470ST.00.A104CR.01, Photo Credit: watchtime.com This year at SIHH, Audemars Piguet revealed 6 stunning all new watches in its Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Collection. The ‘26470’ model series still has the case diameter of 42mm, just as the Offshore that launched in 1993, succeeding the smaller ...|
February 28Bonhams Bond Street Auction
|Photo Credit: Bonhams.com A record breaking sale hit Bonhams Fine Watch and Wristwatch auction at Bond Street. The stainless steel Amagnetic Patek Philippe 3417 model was manufactured in 1958 with a calibre 12-400 AM movement, the model was later fitted with a calibre 27-AM 400 up until it was discontinued in the late 1960’s. They appeared around the time radiology was introduced and were popular with doctors because they were said to be unaffected by magnetism and therefore avoided pro...|
February 24Antiquorum Hong Kong Auction
|Photo Credit: Antiquorum.com On Saturday 22nd February, Antiquorum celebrated their 40th anniversary with its auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces”, which was held in Hong Kong at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. They auctioned a total of 250 fine and exceptional timepieces, the highlight being a Patek Philippe 5004A; a stainless steel limited edition model of only 50 pieces. The highly collectible and rare double sealed wristwatch was produced in 2011, with a perpe...|
February 14CONGRATULATIONS TO LAUREL KING OUR COMPETITION WINNER!!
|HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO LAUREL KING!!! YOU ARE OUR TWITTER COMPETITION WINNER!!!!...|