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Watches and clocks: explore the most inspiring timepiece quotes ever | Photo: JewelryCult

The best quotes about watches and clocks of all time

Timepieces are the guardians of time. Explore the most memorable and famous quotes and sayings about watches and clocks.

In the tick-tocking, round-the-clock whirlwind of life, where moments fleet past us like sand through an hourglass, we often find ourselves captivated by the wondrous creations that mark our passage through time – watches and clocks.

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Watches: learn how to identify and avoid counterfeit timepieces | Photo: Shutterstock

How to spot a fake watch

Luxury watches, new or vintage, are beloved by collectors all over the world. However, along with exquisite originals, the market is also flooded with deceiving counterfeits.

As fake high-end watches become more and more convincing, extra care must be taken when buying a piece. If you are looking for a new wristwatch or plan to invest in a collector’s item, here are seven steps to identify and avoid counterfeits:

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Rare Patek Philippe is the world’s most expensive wrist watch

The extremely rare Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 was sold for a record-breaking $11 million at the Geneva Watch Auction: Four.

The remarkable timepiece, one of the rarest and most admired Patek Philippe’s wristwatches, was offered by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo in Geneva, Switzerland, becoming the most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction.

The 1518 steel-cased watch is the first perpetual calendar chronograph in the world to be crafted in a series by a watchmaker, and the number one of only four pieces built from 1941 to the early 1950s.

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Lang Lang and Hublot team up for two new watches

Hublot and Lang Lang are changing the times to the sound of cathedrals.

The Chinese virtuoso, the coolest musician in the world, likes to shake up codes and reinvent the great classics.

The young maestro has been setting the ivories on fire since he was five and is leaving his mark of talent and freedom on two limited editions that he has created with Hublot.

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The Overseas World Time by Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin announced the launch of the Overseas World Time wrist watch.

The luxury Swiss watch company unveiled three models – with a blue, silver-toned or brown dial – that blend casual elegance and practical convenience and are designed to meet the travelers’ needs.

“The dial of the Overseas World Time displays no less than 37 time zones, including those that are off-set by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC),” Vacheron Constantin notes.

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18-karat gold Heuer Carrera watch sold for 227,000 dollars

An 18-karat gold Heuer Carrera chronometer was sold for 225,000 Swiss Francs (227,000 dollars), at a Sotheby’s auction.

The wrist watch with a Calibre 12 Manufacture movement was a gift by Jack Heuer to Swedish Formula One driver Ronnie Peterson.

Back in 1972, the stunning Heuer Carrera, also known as “the race car driver’s watch,” had a list price of 950 Swiss Francs. Its case is engraved with the words “Success Ronnie Peterson from Jack W. Heuer.”

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And the official watch of the Premier League is…

TAG Heuer is the first ever Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Premier League.

Football, also known as soccer, has millions of fans across the globe. And the Premier League reaches over 730 million households in 185 countries. It is considered the most watched continuous annual sporting event on Earth.

The agreement between England’s ultimate football club championship and the Swiss watch brand defines that referees will sport the new TAG Heuer Connected smart watch and that the TAG Heuer logo is visible on all of the fourth official’s boards.

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La D de Dior Satine: a reinterpretation by Victoire de Castellane

Dior announced the launch of La D de Dior Satine, a subtle, yet sophisticated interpretation of the iconic women’s watch La D de Dior.

The watch was imagined by French jewelry designer Victoire de Castellane and aims to establish a delicate bridge between haute couture and horology.

The artist developed a bracelet in Milanese mesh inspired by passementerie that wraps around the wrist, as once suggested by Christian Dior.

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