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Silvio Berlusconi’s Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch


Silvio Berlusconi’s Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch


(Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar)
The most expensive watch worth US$540,000 Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar, worn by Italian Prime Minister and mega-wealthy industrialist Silvio Berlusconi. This Vacheron Constantin watch is worth over five hundred thousand dollars.
The Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar was produced from 1946 through 2006. The discontinuance was a good strike news to those collectors fortunate enough to own one. This watch is in platinum, with the Vacheron Constantin reference number 30020/000P/7596.
It features a platinum case, with Vacheron’s familiar flared lugs. Its front crystal is a sapphire one while the back crystal one is made of acrylic permitting the repeater tone to sound more purely and louder. Case dimensions: 37mm diameter by 10.5mm thick.
Dial is silver with applied hour markers and sunken subdials. The following calendar information is shown: day, date, month, leap year, moonphase and age of the moon.
Its movement: the manual winding Vacheron Constantin Caliber 1755 with 30 jewels and adjusted to five positions and temperature. The construction of this movement and its finishing are extremely beautiful. The repeater hammer and gongs can be seen at work, when the repeater is activated.

Silvio Berlusconi was born in September 29th, 1936. He is an Italian politician, the current Prime Minister of Italy as well as a billionaire entrepreneur. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister of Italy, a position he has held on three separate occasions: from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2006 and currently since 2008. He is the leader of the People of Freedom political movement, a centre-right party he founded in 2009. As of November 2009, he is the longest-serving current leader of a G8 country.



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The Most Expensive Vintage Ferrari Auctions For $11 million: Chris Evans

Once owned by U.S. actor James Coburn, the Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder, fetched $11 million at an auction in the luxury sports carmaker’s hometown of Maranello. The proud owner is a British national radio DJ celebrity Chris Evans.
The Ferrari 250 is a sports car built by Ferrari from 1953 to 1964. The company’s most successful early line, the 250 series included several variants. It was replaced by the 275 and the 330.

Designed for export to America, the 1957 250 GT California Spyder was Scaglietti’s interpretation of an open-top 250 GT. Aluminium was used in the hood, doors and trunk lid, with steel specified elsewhere for most models, though a few aluminium-bodied racing versions were also built. The engine was the same as in the 250 Tour de France racing car with up to 240 PS (177 kW; 237 hp). All used the long 2,600 mm (102.4 in) chassis.
45 were made before it was replaced by the SWB version in 1960, and it remains highly valuable for automotive collection, with one example auctioned on August 18, 2007 at Monterey, California for $4.9 million.

Replacing their LWB California Spyder with a SWB version, Scaglietti showed a new 250 GT Spyder California at Geneva in 1960. Based on the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB, it also introduced disc brakes and a 280 PS (206 kW; 276 hp) version of the 250 V12. About 55 were built.
A fiberglass-bodied replica of a 1961 250 GT Spyder California, based on an MG, was featured in the 1986 hit film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
A record price for a 250 GT at auction was set on May 18, 2008 when a black 1961 SWB example that had been owned by The Magnificent Seven star James Coburn was sold for 6.4 million Euros/£5.5 million/$10,894,900 (€7,040,000 including fees). The buyer was Chris Evans, a British radio DJ.

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The World Most Innovative: The Hotel Marmara Antalya (Turkey)

The first entirely rotating building in the world.
In 2007, it won the Marmara Antalya a Worldwide Hospitality Award for the Most Innovative Concept in Luxury Hotels.

Antalya is a city on the Southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey and the capital city of Antalya Province. It is situated on coastal cliffs and surrounded by mountains. According to tradition, in the 2nd century BC, the Pergamum king Attalos II ordered his men to find “heaven on earth”. After an extensive search, they discovered the region of Antalya. With a population in 2008 of around 800.000, has played host to a revolving cast of empires over the centuries, from the Romans, to the Byzantines to the Ottomans and Turks. It’s known as one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey and it’s also the city that built one of the world’s most unusual hotels: The Hotel Marmara Antalya, which features the only fully rotating hotel building in the world.
The Hotel Marmara Antalya’s main building is an ordinary 214-room hotel building overlooking the dramatic scenery around one of Turkey’s most beautiful. It features only 24 rooms. With a cylindrical tower, which cost US$12 million to build, the whole building is designed to gently rotate through 360 degrees over a period of between 2 and 22 hours. The lower three floors are submerged under the water, while the upper 3 floors are treated to a slowly rotating panoramic view of the area.
Rooms can be had for under 100 Euros (US$150) or over 400 Euros (US$600) depending on what you go for.

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The most box office successful movies from the decade: The Lord of the Rings, The Caribbean Pirates, Harry Potter, Shrek, Spider-man and Finding Nemo.

(The Lord of The Ring, the most succesful movie from the first decade of the XXI century).


According to the Worldwide BoxOffice, in the movie industry there’s a top 20 of the most successful movies produced during the first decade of the XXI century and their capital gain.
In first place, we can find the trilogy directed by Peter Jackson in which he adapted the Tolkien novels, The Lord of the Rings. Particularly speaking, the third one – The Return of the King – was the most successful one gaining 1.129,2 millions placing itself as the second most successful movie after Titanic (James Cameron) with 1835,4 millions.
After that triumphant trilogy comes The Caribbean Pirates with 2.672,2 millions earned and in the third place Harry Potter (the last three ones) with a profit of 2.623,6 and then Spider-man with 2.498,4 followed, again, by two other fantasy movies, Star Wars (2.423,7 millions) and, finally, Shrek (2.163,6 millions).
1. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, 1.129’2 millions.
2. The Caribbean Pirates, Dead Man’s Chest, 1.060’6 millions.
3. Harry Potter, The Philosopher’s Stone , 976’5 millions.
4. The Caribbean Pirates, At World’s End, 958,4 millions.
5. Harry Potter, The Order of the Phoenix, 937 millions.
6. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, 924,7 millions.
7. Shrek 2, 902,5 millions.
8. Harry Potter, The Goblet of Fire, 892,2 millions.
9. Spider-man 3, 885,4 millions.
10. Harry Potter, The Chamber of Secrets, 879 millions.
11. The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, 870,8 millions
12. Finding Nemo, 865 millions.


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The Park Hyatt (Shanghai): the world’s highest hotel.

The Park Hyatt, Shanghai, has just taken the mantle of the world’s highest hotel. The Jin Mao Tower it’s about 40 meters taller than the Empire State Building in NYC in which the Park Hyatt Shanghai occupies floors 79 to 93 of the Shanghai World Financial Center (the tallest tower in China at a massive 492 meters). Its stand rates start at around US$320 per night and ramp up to nearly US$13K for the stunning Chairman Suite.

There may be hotels with nicer views, but there’s no hotel on Earth that lets you look down from a greater height than the brand spanking new 6-star Park Hyatt Shanghai. Situated on a bend in the Huangpu river, every room at the Park Hyatt makes full use of its positioning, with floor to ceiling glass windows. You can look out on the misty city below, the enormous Jin Mao tower across the road – which is the second tallest building in mainland China – and the Oriental Pearl TV tower.


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The most designed boat in the world: Coming soon, the new and improved Auto Express 102.

Shipbuilder Austal is launching a refined version of its past trimaran boat that improves sea-keeping, passenger comfort and fuel efficiency. Austal trimaran next generation: the Auto Express 102 it’s a 102 meter boat which will be launched in October. It will be able to carry 1165 passengers, 245 cars and 190 lane meters for trucks, travel at 39 knots, and has a 630 nautical mile range.

Even Austal delivered the worlds fastest and largest aluminium boat to the Canary Islands in 2005, the work didn’t stop there. Benchijigua (the previous model) operated for over a year with a lot of instrumentation on board, getting-together data and as the same operator runs both catamarans in the same area, Austal could make direct comparisons.
In developing the trimaran, Austal discovered a number of unexpected pluses along the way. It is said to have greater speed for the same cargo weight and the same power compared to a monohull and a catamaran. Of course it also has better passenger comfort (less sea-sickness) and also a better sea-keeping ability.
Austal also found the trimaran could operate at high speed in much higher wave heights. There also proved to be less slamming, water hitting the hull, which causes huge loads on a catamaran’s structure making the whole structure vibrate.
A number of refinements will make the 102 an even better ride. Among these, the radical use of T-foil stabilizers, horizontal wings that help control pitching, on each angle. This T-foil stabilizers will feature sensors on board that sense that one corner’s coming up, so it sends a signal to the wing to provide a force down.


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Omega Speedmaster Legend and Michael Schumacher / Reference: 321.

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Steel on steel
Reference: 321.

Caliber: Omega 3313
Self-winding chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial Escapement for greater precision stability and durability of the movement. Free sprung balance, with date, hour, minute and continuous small seconds hands, central chronograph hand.
Power Reserve: 52 hours

Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside

Stainless steel case
Black dial

Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

Case Diameter: 44.25 mm

Small seconds
Transparent case back


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The Most Expensive House in the World: $122.2 million dollars.

The main characteristics of the most expensive houses around the globe could be how opulent they are. The most expensive house in the world is the one known as Updown Court, in Surrey (England), which is 50 million dollars more expensive than the priciest one in United States.

Most expensive houses $122

This incredible house features:

– 103 rooms

– Five swimming pools

– 24-carat gold leafing on the study’s mosaic floor

– Squash court

– Bowling alley

– Tennis court

– 50-seat screening room

– Heated marble driveway

– Helipad.

It also has eight spaces for limousines able to fit in the underground garage.

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The Most Cheapest Watches from TOP BRANDS

Between the cheapest luxurious watches, there’s a wide range of styles and brands that, without paying a large amount of money can please us with the satisfaction of wearing a high quality and esteemed watch.

Each brand has its cheapest watch, not meaning it is not a qualified one, of course. So, according to the cheapest watches of the most important watchmakers, there are some models that must be re-introduced:

Rolex Datejust Mid-Size Ref. 178240 $4.140.00

Gender: Mid-Size

Movement: Automatic.

Dial: Blue with applied roman numeral hour markers and bar-shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, Diameter: 31 mm; thickness: 11 mm. Smooth bezel. Screw-down back and screw-down crown. Water resistant to 100 meters or 300 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set d


Band: Oyster Style Bracelet in Stainless Steel with Flip Lock clasp; 7.25 inches.

Reference Number: 178240

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Omega Constellation Ladies Ref. 1566.56.00 $1.780.00


Movement: Quartz precision movement with rhodium plated finish. Caliber Omega: 1456

Dial: Black with applied Diamond

s hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel and Diamond

s on Bezel, round shape. Diameter: 22 mm. Thickness: 8 mm. Bezel engraved with roman numerals and diamonds. Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal with anti reflective treatment. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours and minutes.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with Folding Clasp; 6 inches.

Reference Number: 1566.56.00

Panerai Luminor -Historic Collection- Mens Ref. PAM00113 $4.190.00

Movement: Hand-wound mechanical, Panerai Luminor Marina (Officine Panerai Watches) OP XI calibre with swan’s neck regu lator, 16½ lignes, 17 jewels, Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. Glucydur® balanc e with Nivarox® I spring, 21,600 alternations/hour. Incab.

Dial: White with arabic numeral hour markers. Luminescent overlapped by tritium points and bar-shaped hands.

Case: AISI 316L Polished Steel, round shape. Diameter: 44 mm

. Polished steel bezel. Back: see-through sapphire crystal. Brushed

Steel device protecting the crown: registered Trade Mark. Scratch resitant sapphire crystal (formed of c

orundum, 3.5 mm thick). Anti-reflective coating. Water resistant to 300 meters or 990 feet.

Function: Hour, minutes and subsidiary seconds.

Band: Brown Leather Strap with PANERAI personalised buckle. Supplied with a steel screwdriver and a second interchangeable Strap.

Reference Number: PAM00113

Indications: Subsidiary seconds at 9.

Tag Heuer Formula 1 Quartz Ref. WAH1111.BT0714 $560.00

Movement:Quartz movement.

Dial: White with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands. Arrow head on second hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 41 mm. Scratch-resistant titanium carbide coated unidirectional turning bezel with 60-minute scale. Scratch Resistant Sapphire crystal. Screw-in crown. Water resistant to 200 meters or 660 fee

t. Case back with special “checker flag” decoration.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds and quick set date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with steel tang buckle; 7 inches.

Reference Number: WAH1111.BT0714


Date aperture at 3.

Signatures: Dial, Case and Band.

Longines DolceVita Quartz Date Ref. L5.503.4.98.6 $960.00

Movement:Quartz movement. Caliber L2


Dial: Blue with applied Arabic numerals and stick hour markers. Daunphin shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, rectangula

r shape. Case Measures: 34 mm. x 25

mm. Double-curved scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and date.

Band: Stainless Steel Bracelet with triple folding clasp.

Reference Number: L5.503.4.98.6

Indications: Date aperture between 4 and 5.

IWC Aquatimer Mens Automatic Ref. IW354807 $3.140.00


Movement: Mechanical with automatic winding; Caliber 30110; 23 jewels; 28,800 v.p.h.; Power Reserve: 42 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent applied stick hour markers and bar shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shape. Diameter: 42 mm. Thickness: 12,8 mm. Uni-directional rotating inner bezel. Anti-reflective convex sapphire crystal. Push-button release safety clasp. Water resistant to 1000 meters or 3000 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, central seconds with stop function and date.

Band: Black Rubber Strap with tang buckle.

Reference Number: IW354807

Indications: Date aperture at 3.

Chopard Mille Miglia Mens GMT Chronometer Automatic Ref. 16/8992 $3.740.00


Movement: CHOPARD Automatic; Certified Chronometer (COSC); 25 jewels; Power reserve approx. 48 hours.

Dial: Black with luminescent sticks markers an

d luminescent sword-shaped hands, red arrow-tip second hand. Luminescent GMT hand.

Case: Stainless Steel, round shaped. Diameter: 42.5 mm. Bezel engraved with 24 hour indication. Glare proofed Sapphire crystal. Transparent case-back. Water resistant to 50 meters or 165 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes, sweep seconds, subsidiary seconds, date, 3 chrono registers, GMT and Tachometer from 240 to 60 km/h.

Band: Black Perforated Leather Strap with Steel deployment clasp, 8 inches (adjustable).

Reference Number: 16/8992

Indications: Magnified date displays at 3. 12 hours chrono register at 6, subsidiary seconds at 9 and 30 seconds chrono register at 12. Tachometer’s scale on inner bezel.

Baume & Mercier Capeland Ladies Quartz Ref. MOA08169 $530.00


Movement: Swiss Quartz movement.

Dial: Silver with applied steel roman numerals and dots hour markers. Alpha shaped hands.

Case: Stainless Steel, square shape. Diameter: 2

0 mm. Thickness: 7 mm. Smooth bezel. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Water resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Function: Hours, minutes and sweep seconds

Band Grey Satin Microfibres Strap with pin buckle.

Reference Number: MOA08169

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The World’s 10 Most Expensive Yachts


ALYSIA | $843,478 per week

This charter counts with a personal concierge for each person, as a crew of 36 mans Alysia. There are also 18 plasma TV- and DVD-equipped staterooms, naturally with en suite heads and showers to guarantee privacy.
There is also a stateroom and a cinema room in which there are hundreds of movies available.
It also features an extensive 500-plus-bottle-capacity wine cellar or tooling around on the collection of watertoys and a spa. The spa and fitness center offer massage therapy, wet and dry saunas, a cold plunge pool and a beauty salon with aesthetic,hair and nail services.

ANNALIESSE | $843,478 per week

Even though it is related to Alysia, it was finished at Greece’s Neorion Syros Shipyard. It is as equipped as Alysia, it features a similar spa with its refined amenities like a Jacussi room decorated with frescoes and exotic Egyptian marble.
It also has an onboard business center equipped with wireless Internet and five satellite connections, a sundeck with an extensive swimming-pool, between many other comodities like six PWCs or a helipad for onshore excursions.

ALEXANDER | $789,327 per week

Alexander features plenty of accommodations with 27 staterooms. Generally used by corporate clients or large parties. More than half of its staterooms have an attached saloon than can double as a meeting room. It also has a discotheque that can be also used as a large conference area.
Besides, it has a 27 seat cinema,disctractions like four tenders, a pair of PWCs, an outdoor bar, swimming-pool, Jacuzzi, plasma TVs in each suite, wireless Internet access and a digital on-demand library with 50 0 movies.

TURAMA | $789,327 per week

First made as a cruise ship, then turned into a charter yatch, it features accommodation for 70 guests. It amenities: a dry sauna, aromatherapy or massage therapy treatments available, getting a makeover at the beauty salon, playroom for kids, Myrad video game system, DVD proyected in a multimedia projection screen, four PWCs, between many other comodities like a 60 delicate screw.

CONSTELLATION | $658,000 per week

Amenities: 24 staterroms, accommodations up to 48 guests, a 50 personel screw guarantying a high level personal service.
The Cha irman’s Suite is characterized for its 8 40 square-foot space with a king-size bed, a separate conferenc e room, lounge with bar, walk-in wardrobe.
Can be reached by helicopter into its rising heli pad in an hydraulically way from its aft deck.

UTOPIA | $586,000 per week

Known as the second largest Feadship ever, it was maid for an unnamed client who died before the project was complete d.
The owner’s suite is situated on the boat upper deck. It features a panoramic view, a soaking tub, a Jacuzzi, a gym and a mini-galley, between the many atractions it has.
Guests can enjoy of the eight very luxurious staterooms in which they can be accommodated. Three of them are VIP ones, situated on the main deck, two more are placed on the lower one and, fianally, the are two private galleys perfect for a midnight snack.

CHRISTINA O | $575,074 per week

Christina O is one of the most famous megayatch of all time, owned by Aristotle Onassis, visited by the world’s most famous people like: Eva Peron, Frank Sinatra or John Wayne, between many others.
Chrstina O features modern amenitie s sucj as satellite TV and DVD systems in each of its 15 staterooms, an aft dec k with a mosaic-lined swimming-pool with a Ari’s Bar which is placed in a circular area made from timbers from old Spanish centuries galleons and handholds made of carved whale’s teeth and barstools covered in whale foreskins.

LEANDER | $525,000 per week

With room for only twelve guests, it features ten cabins (including a master suite with Jacuzzi and private observation lounge). A 26 screw trained to guaratee excelence according to serve the elite of the elitte.
It also features 32 foot custum tenders, sailsboats, windsurfers, three PWCs and snorkeling and scuba esquipment for all on board.

PHOENIX | $500,000 per week

Art Deco-inspired interior styled by London-based Andrew Winch Designs, this Lürssen is one of the slickest, plus e xpenses.

It features a bilevel owner’s suite; on the lower portion, a king-size bed faces a gold-, silver-, and platinum-leaf lacquered mural, flanked byits baths finished in honey onyx. Both , equipped with a steam room and a separate shower and finished with Baccarat crystal fixtures.

From the owner suite there’s a floating staircase that leads to itsr upper level with an adjoining gym. The upper level has a 180º view out expansive windows that can be electronically blacked out to make it easier to enjoy DVDs on the entertainment system.

As for a gorgeous area that the other ten guests can enjoy, her upper saloon’s a good choice. It features a barrel-vaulted ceiling with daylight-dimmable lights that mimic sunlight. A painting from Art Deco master Joan Miro hangs over a mahogany sideboard.

BOADICEA | $490,000 per week

Boadicea is dressed with watertoys and luxurious accommodations and designed with personal attention in mind, as featuring a crew of 26 tends to the needs of 12 guests.
It features a pair of 1200cc PWCs in addition to its 29-, 26-, and 20-foot waterjet tenders. Equipped with both fishing and snorkeling gear for up to 12 guests, a 14-seat cinema, five-star cuisine and mosaic-tile pool.

[source: Power and Motoryacht]

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NEW Tag Heuer Monaco Concept 24 Chronograph (Steve McQueen’s)

(Tag Heuer Monaco Concept 24 Chronograph)

The NEW Tag Heuer Monaco Concept 24 Chronograph, one of the Baselworld 2009 innovations. It features the blue and orange Gulf sign, which was the mythic Steve McQueens team.

The Monaco Concept 24 Chronograph is the latest groundbreaking. It is based on the mythic Monaco. The watch features an incredible high-tech unique tubular design which, together with extreme shock-protecting components, were both inspired by Le Mans endurance race cars. The TAG Heuer Calibre 36 movement inside the oversized (40.5mm) black PVD-coated case is suspended within a steel-tube housing very much like a race car’s driver’s protective cockpit cage and visible through the dial face and the sapphire crystal caseback.

(Tag Heuer Monaco Concept 24 Chronograph)

The new Monaco Concept 24 Chronograph components were insulated against shock and torque by a composite filter material used in aerospace and auto racing. Its large-faced, black-textured dial bears an oversize “24″ at 12 o’clock, in honour of the 24 of Le Mans, and the iconic blue and orange livery of Gulf Oil – the same colours TAG Heuer Ambassador Steve McQueen wore in his 1970 film classic, Le Mans.

Water resistant to 100 metres, The Steve McQueen’s new model watch contains anti-reflective double-sided treatment on the curved sapphire scratch-resistant crystal glass, which is TAG Heuer’s R&D team’s most daring creation to date.

TAG Heuer’s Contest on Steve McQueen and Lewis Hamilton: THE DUEL

In TAG Heuer’s web site, there’s a contest in which one, in order to enter the contest and participate, has to answer who between the ICON or the VIRTUOSO (Steve McQueen or Lewis Hamilton ) is going to win THE DUEL

Source: TAG Heuer’s Web Site.

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Mahatma Gandhi Zenith Pocketwatch

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born in 1869 in Porbandar, India.

He is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi or “Great Soul”, an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore. In India, on the other hand, he is known as Bapu (bāpu or “Father”). He is officially honoured in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Gandhi was a prominent political and spiritual leader of the Indian Independece Movement and an inspiration to Martin Luther King between many other major figures till nowadays. He was named by the Time Magazine as the second most important man of the 20th Century (after Albert Einstein). Mahatma means “Great Soul” and, being coherent with such an honorofic tittle, he was a pioneer of “Satyagraha” meaning the resistance to tiranny through mass civil disobedience and total non-violence through which he led India to independence from Britain.

According to the past March Antiquorum Auctioneers’Catalogue, Mahatma Gandhi’s Pocketwatch was later given to his grandniece, Abha Gandhi. Accompanied by Gandhi’s sandals, bowl, plate, glasses, images of Gandhi and letters of authenticity from Ghita Mehta

The watch’s brand: Zenith, movement No. 421357, case No. 49529. Made circa 1910. Historically Important, it is a pocket watch with alarm function and Arabic numerals. Its diameter is 49 mm and its thickness 16 mm. It was sold in $2,096,000 in New York, between the 4th and the 5th of March, during Antiquorum’s auction.

The Sandals: Gandhi apparently gave the sandals to a British military officer in Aden in 1931 during his trip from Bombay to London.

The Bowl / Plate: The bowl and the plate (thali) were also gifts that Gandhi bestowed upon Abha, his grandniece.

The Glasses: His pair of glasses were given to Colonel H. H. Shiri Diwan Nawab, Sir Muhammed Mahabat Khanji, the 3rd Rasul Khanji, Nawab Sahib of Junagadh, by Gandhi, most probably at his Ashram in Ahmedabad in the 1930s.


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The Most Searched Watches – TOP Brands

According to the World Watch Report an annual market study prepared by IC-Agency that focuses on the top 5 luxury watch companies, the twelve most luxury brands are (in alphabetical order): Breitling, Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Ebel, Girard-Perregaux, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Longines, Omega, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tag Heuer.

In relation to this market study, the two most searched models are the Omega’s Seamaster and the Rolex’s Datejust.

(Omega Seamaster)

The Omega Seamaster wristwatch is water proof to 120 meters, it is used for all types of sports activities. The Seamaster line combines advanced technology with exclusive precious materials like: tantalum, titanium or pink gold – available with mechanical or quartz movements.

(Rolex Datejust)

Rolex’s Datejust, on the other hand, was introduced in 1942 with two additions: a sweep seconds hand and a date disc visible though and aperture in the dial at 3. The first Datejust was a seminal one, a model and a design that would last for the next 50 years. This model is still the most beautiful of the Datejusts.

As for eBay, between the most searched watches, we can find the Mint Vacheron Constantin, the Moser IWC Chronograph Repeater Antique, the Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox Alarm, The Vintage Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller, the Vintage TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph or the Omega Big Blue Diver.

(Jaeger LeCoultre Memovox Alarm)

(Vintage Rolex Double Red Sea Dweller)

Even though search volume for counterfeits products is a constant, for the first time I the last five years, since 2008 it started decreasing. “Demand for counterfeit products evolves as markets mature on the Internet. As Internet penetration rises, so does the share of searches relating to pre-purchasing activities for authentic roducts,” explains Flavio Quaranta, Associate Partner at IC-Agency.


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