FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 15th May, 2015 FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 15th May, 2015

FRIDAY WIND DOWN: 15th May, 2015

Felix Scholz

Friday Wind Down 8

It’s been a lonely week here in the Time+Tide office – as certain members of the team have been busy partying at NASA with Omega. Not that I’m jealous…

What happened?

Torneau’s NYC Rolex store was robbed this week – a terrible event, but luckily no one was hurt. Police report that two of the criminals were wearing fedoras and one a bow tie. Our thoughts are either it was Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams, or some late to the party hipsters finally getting on board the vintage Rolex trend. But seriously – we’re glad no one was hurt.

Mumford and suns
Possible suspects in the robb- oh wait, that’s Mumford and Sons. Still guilty, but of different crimes.

What actually mattered?

That auction we told you about last week?It went off. Records were broken.

The Patek Philippe reference 130 in steel from 1927 went for a cool 4,000,000 CHF (plus commission). That’s the most expensive steel watch ever sold.

PatekSingleButton-3-1024x682 This  Rolex Daytona 6263 ‘Albino’ once owned by Eric Clapton went for 1,325,000 CHF. That’s the most expensive Rolex ever sold. Boom.


The week in numbers:

15: The number of space related posts on our Instagram this week.

9: The number of watches from Australian brands currently in our office.

539: The number of you who like the new Bell & Ross Desert Type. Sadly there’s only 250 being made so you can’t all have one.

29,600,000: The total figure realised (in CHF) by all lots in the Phillips inaugural watch auction.

1: The loneliest number. Also the number of people alone in the office. With no friends.