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Tubular Tuesdays: Timepieces in the Shop

Welcome back from the long weekend readers! Today’s post has been taken over by yellow gold fever with a few of the current timepieces in the shop. Yellow gold is making a comeback with its arm tones and luxe look, and these 5 watches are our top tick-picks for your wrists.

Patek Philippe 3671 18K Yellow Gold Square Watch

In 1845 Antoni Patek joined with the French watchmaker Adrien Philippe and Patek Philippe & Co was founded in 1851.Credited with inventing the watch as we know it, this brand invented the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater in watches. This 18kt rare gold stunner makes an interesting and classic addition to a watch collection.

Cartier Tank Francaise 18kt Men’s Full Size Watch

 

In 1917, Cartier debuted its Tank watch, inspired by the Renault tanks that Cartier observed during World War I. The Tank Francaise’ s smooth, rounded edges and clean lines set a standard for elegance, while the flawless integration of the bracelet into the watch’s case itself create a unified and uninterrupted tableau of sophistication. The Cartier Tank Francaise is an icon, and a necessity for any complete watch wardrobe.

Rolex Daytona 16528 18kt Mens Watch

This chronograph is named for the famous Rolex 24 at Daytona, and is prized for its accuracy. The Zenith movement featured in the seconds series is considered the best and most accurate of the Chronograph series to date. This increasingly rare yellow gold Daytona is masculine, sporty, precise and above all – elite.

Rolex Day-Date 18038 Presidential White Diamond Dial

Given to President Eisenhower by Rolex, the Day Date model (named so for its day and date display windows at 12 and 3, respectively) earned its nickname the “President.” To this day, several subsequent Commanders-in-Chief have also worn this Presidential model. This specific timepiece stands out with a beautiful white diamond and Roman numeral dial.

Rolex Presidential 179158 18kt

Last, but certainly not least, the Pièce de résistance of Tubular Tuesday is this 2001 Oyster Perpetual Datejust with Tahitian Mother of Pearl and diamond dial and a diamond bezel with diamond accents on the case. This elegant, stunning watch is sure to stand out.

Liz for Raymond Lee Jewelers, your source for preowned Rolex, Cartier, Patek Phillipe and other and luxury watches.

 

 

 

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Spoltlight On: Igor Polotsky, Raymond Lee Jeweler’s Master Watchmaker

This month’s Boca Magazine features Raymond lee Jewelers; own master watchmaker Igor Polotsky in its Slice of Life segment.

Igor, who is certified by the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute as a 21st century master of his craft, has been a part of the Raymond Lee Jewelers family for the past 2 years of his three decade career.

Igor is an indispensable asset to Raymond Lee Jewelers, as he is one of the 9 U.S. watchmakers authorized by Cartier to repair its watches; he also is adept at servicing the other luxury watch brands of Raymond Lee Jewelers, like Rolex, Patek Phillipe, and  Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Boca Magazine gets the inside scoop from the master himself on what inspired his career path (it has to do with some surprisingly heavy salt), why he left his life in native Russia behind, and the laugh-out-loud reason that Igor’s talents proved too much to handle for his employer at Tiffany & Co.’s 5th avenue showroom.

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Igor's Profile in Boca Magazine

Visit BocaMag.com to read Igor’s full profile on page 201 of the September/October 2011 issue.

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Five Figure Handbags! Tom Ford, Roger Vivier, Yves Saint Laurent…

HANDBAGS THAT COST 5 FIGURES

If you had the money, what handbag would you buy right now? Fashionista gave us this cool line-up of handbags to choose from ~

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With all the news of recession and hard times, how to things like$39,000 handbags sell? What is it about the luxury items like this that can keep them afloat in our economic trials?

Affluent shoppers, according to WWD, want to spend, spend, spend. Is this just another way of investing in special items? 

So, I’ll ask again ~ If you had the money, what handbag would you buy right now? Let us know what you think!

We like a good handbag and buy and sell just about any handbag you can think of: Sell handbag Balenciaga– Sell handbag Chanel or any other brand worth drueling over ~ Tom Ford, Fendi, Peekaboo handbag, Selleria collection, Roger Vivier, Yves Saint Laurent

 

Nothing says style like, Cartier

Nothing says style like, Cartier

As seen here, Camilla Belle is shopping in Beverly Hills at her favorite shop, Cartier of course and with her timeless beauty next to the sign makes her all the more beautiful and classy!  Since she comes with a background of fashion, it makes sense!  And it is because of mom’s Latin fashion expertise, I can’t wait to see her next move, “Prada to Nada”.
Camilla Belle is shopping in Beverly Hills

Too bad she wasn’t in Boca Raton, FL shopping for a Cartier! Raymond Lee Jewelers would know exactly which watch would add to her classy and sophisticated style!  I would pick this elegant Cartier Panther Vendome TT watch for her! Yes, Raymond Lee Jewelers has this available to sell right now!cartier watch
My personal favorite, is this amazing Cartier Ballon Blue with white gold, diamonds and the very stylish pink band! (see below) Oh, a girl can dream, right?!!

Reported by Miyoshi K., for Raymond Lee Jewelers Blog. Raymond Lee Jewelers is Boca Raton’s Luxury Watches and Fashion Handbags Store!

The Watches of “Two And A Half Men”

Can Two and Half Men go on without Charlie Sheen?

Is Ashton Kutcher dynamic and crazy enough to replace Charlie Sheen? Does he just have too much style?

 How are the writers of Two and Half Men kill off Sheen? Will the show still be entertaining?

Patek Philippe & Co. watch

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I’ve been following Ashton’s passion for fine time pieces and now, if he hits my favorite show, he’ll have my whole heart! I think many of us felt like we were watching the real Sheen, and felt more like his reality show vs a “character” he was “acting” to be! It will be interesting to see what Ashton does for the show.

patek philippe, luxury watches

The Two Men producers have refused to comment on the many rumors, but seems Ashton will have a permanent spot in the new era.  After eight years, could a major change be a breath of fresh air, or the kiss of death?

Guess we will all find out on September 19th on CB S.

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What would be the perfect revenge for Lorre?  Being to actually daydream of the funniest, most “Un-Charlie Sheen” way to die? Getting sober? Haha, being killed by healthy living! Or maybe because he jumped a cliff chasing after his beloved watch? You know, the one he destroyed a hotel room in NY?  In his defense, the Patek Philippe is worth $165K!  Don’t think the Swiss family wants their watch to be known for the owner strangling an “escort” and accusing her of stealing it! Oh well, the price of fame and exclusivity.
By MK, writer for Raymond Lee Jewelers, Boca Raton’s premier Jewelry Store and Luxury Watch Store!

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Charlie Sheen: Adonis DNA and Patek Philippe Devotion

A Looney Love Story

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Charlie Sheen not only harnessed Tiger Blood and Adonis DNA, but also a potentially dangerous devotion to watchmaker, Patek Philippe. The high-profile fan, and expert of sorts in regard to the various wristwatch models of Patek Philippe, is arguably a bit too attached to these spectacular creations.  Not too long ago, you may remember, Sheen completely dismantled his hotel room at the Plaza. Charlie was a man on a mission, and hunted for his ‘Patek 5970’ even after the hotel room destruction. 

Some may consider his “Crazy Torpedo of Truth” a symbol of a man who’s gone mad. However, Sheen’s high quality taste in regard to timepieces seems to have remained fully intact.  In the picture above, we see Charlie wearing one of his beloved Patek Philippe watches, a 5131, as he carefully balances a cigarette and stuffed tiger in the other hand. 

What a classic capture this image is.  Sporting one of the most exquisite watchmakers in history on one wrist, and two of his classic bad-boy fixations in the other. In a way, it adds to my jovial adoration of Charlie Sheen.  Sure, he may believe that he is ‘above a normal human’, with elements of tiger blood, Adonis DNA and a Warlock status, but the man still knows great watches!  

Charliee Sheen: A Twitpic of his beloved 'Patek Philippe'

This was one of the first ‘tweets’ made by Mr. Charlie Sheen. He titled the infamous ‘twitpic‘, ‘The only watch that keeps Warlock time‘.

There still remains a controversy over exactly what vintage model Patek it is that ‘keeps Warlock time’

Research leaves two possible suspects as to exactly which rare vintage model Patek Philippe is being worn by Sheen in the photograph.

#1: Patek Philippe Reference 2497

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#2: Patek Philippe Reference 2438/1

Patek Philippe 2438/1

The extremely uncommon, 37mm broad wristwatch was produced in small amounts, from 1952 into the early ’60s. Not just may be the fairly watch very uncommon, but it’s really useful. During a Christie’s public sale last year, this model was offered in close range to $707,612. This model possesses the Patek Philippe yearly diary “triple date” design motion, with 30 day indications. The indications have both a moon phase, in addition to the day, beneath them.

The variations between the 2497 model Patek and the 2438/1 are incredibly minor, leaving both as strong possible matches. 

If anyone can tell me precisely which model Sheen is wearing in his ‘twitpic’…

I’ll give you 10% off any Patek Philippe timepiece purchase!

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Have a Good One!

Alexandra

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Raymond Lee Jewelers: Rothstein Auction a Go-Go! (…and a pretty grey logo.)

Raymond Lee Jewelers:

Rothstein Auction A Go-Go

Video Capturing the Rothstein Auction Festivities: http://youtu.be/mi8VF6EfbzA

Lee Josephson, Raymond Lee Jewelers VP, Offers a Philosophical Perspective on the Rothstein Auction during an interview with WPTV News, Channel 7:

http://bit.ly/LeeJosephsonWPTV

 Reporter Paul Brinkmann has been continuously publishing updates, following today’s

Scott Rothstein auction action. Once again, South Florida Business Report features Raymond Lee Jewelers. 

Right on, Mr. Brinkmann!

Lee Josephson of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton bids on a Patek Philippe yellow gold watch, but dropped out after a while.   “Lee Josephson of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton bids on a Patek Philippe yellow gold watch, but dropped out after a while.”

‘Rothstein Mercedes fetches $73,500, Piaget watch $77,500’
 South FL Business Journal Report by Paul Brinkmann

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Ultimately, the auction was a great experience and lots of excitement surrounding the event certainly stirred things up as lines began to form of South Florida jewelry professionals, collectors and victims of Scott Rothstein’s massive ponzi scheme looking for vengeance, in any form.

A variety of interpretations surrounding the auction have published since this morning. Certain sources are elaborating on the fact that so many pieces were paid above retail value for. Other views within the local press maintained a collectors perspective, pointing out that some items can become collectibles because of the stories tied to them… This, I tend to agree with, even if the story is not all that pretty.

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Rothstein Auction Acquired Piaget Watch

Although Josephson won less bids than he hoped, he says there’s a serious lesson here.

“It shows how ridiculous someone is when money is no object. I’m blown away by how many watches Rothstein owned, he has more than most stores have in stock. I hope the people who got burned are reimbursed,” says Josephson

WPTV Channel 5  reported on the days events at the

Rothstein ‘ponzi auction’,

as well as the

WSVN Channel 7 Miami/Fort Lauderdale News.

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Enjoy Some Highlights From Today’s Leading Press Outlets...

And…

Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein may be serving time, but his white gold Piaget watch sold for $77,500 on Wednesday.

Think that’s a lot? Around 1 p.m., a new auction high was set on a limited edition Concord watch for $100,000. There was also a white gold Franck Muller watch that fetched $47,500 and a Patek Phillippe watch that went for $61,000.

Crowds Gathered Early at the Scott Rothstein Auction

Scott Rothstein Auction Preview: ‘Rapid Reporting’ Hot off the Auction Block via ‘Raymond Lee Jewelers’

‘Rapid Reporting’

Raymond Lee Jewelers has become an active participant in the Scott W. Rothstein estate auction, taking place on July 13, 2011 at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Raymond Lee Jewelers Arrival: Scott Rothstein Auction Preview

And Now… A Raymond Lee Jewelers ‘Rapid Reporting‘: Scott W. Rothstein Auction PREVIEW!

Raymond Lee Jewelers President,  Jeff Josephson, had been contacted by the Sun Sentinel shortly before this initial post, on behalf of Rick Levin & Associates, whose professional brokerage firm has been handling estate auctions for over 20 years.  Josephson was contacted by the request of Mr. Levin, who wisely refrained from venturing a guess as to what the estimated value of key pieces of jewelry included in the Scott Rothstein auction block might be.

The Sun Sentinel reporter covering this intriguing ponzi scheme plot discussed with Mr. Josephson a few key pieces of this high-profile auction. Of those pieces, a woman’s fancy yellow 12-carat diamond ring, platinum diamond bracelet with 41 emerald-cut diamond and a 10 carat heart-shaped diamond pendant necklace were all given a general assessment. The fancy yellow diamond ring was estimated to be worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars, comparative to the cost of a “couple of Ferraris.”

These items, amongst a vast collection of designer watches and luxurious cigar accessories will be up for auction come July 13, 2011.

“With the Scott W. Rothstein Auction scheduled to take place at the Broward County Convention Center on July 13, 2011,                      featuring key items that sparked the interest of Raymond Lee Jewelers immediately, we will have at least one representative                    present, eager to purchase the glistening remnants of Rothstein’s estate.”  June 10, 2011

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Scott Rothstein’s World Class Jewelry and Watch Collection to be Sold at Auction

Place Your Bids, South Florida!

One of the most anticipated auctions in South Florida history will take place in Fort Lauderdale this Summer. A world class collection of diamond encrusted jewelry and luxury watches from the estate of high-profile ponzi schemer, Scott Rothstein is scheduled to be auctioned off to registered bidders on July 13th at The Broward County Convention Center.

Florida‘s largest ponzi scam in history yielded over $1.2 Billion for the now dis-barred Fort Lauderdale Attorney, Scott Rothstein. The upcoming July Auction will be the 2nd massive auction of Scott Rothstein’s estate. In 2010, many of the convicted felons big-ticket items were sold at auction, raising a total of $5.8 million to begin repaying his most affected investors.

Of the valuables remaining in Rothstein’s estate are a world-class collection of diamond adorned jewelry and a vast inventory of the most treasured luxury watches in history. Large diamonds, rubies, sapphires and over 200 luxury watches of high-end designers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Franck Muller, Gerald Genta and Richard Mille are all included in the auction block.

These items will all going to be made available to the public on July 13, 2011. The auction of Scott Rothstein’s Estate will be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Other pieces will include jeweled accessories that Scott collected for his cherishes cigar collection, two late-model Corvettes and an 09′ Mercedes SL 550 coupe.

In order to avoid a harmful mistake in judgment by venturing for himself what the jewelry belonging to Rothstein’s Estate may be worth, Rick Levin had the Sun Sentinel contact Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton.

The following are initial assessments given by Jeff Josephson, President of Raymond Lee Jewelers, when presented with the star jewelry pieces that are to be sold at the July 13 auction:

A woman’s platinum diamond bracelet with 41 emerald-cut diamonds weighing a total of nearly 24 carats:
“Gorgeous, high quality, beautifully made. Thirty grand for that.”
A white and yellow gold necklace featuring a 10-carat, heart-shaped diamond:
“Probably worth $85,000.”
A woman’s fancy-yellow, 12-carat diamond ring:
“That is probably a quarter of a million dollars. — Enough money for a couple of Ferrari’s.”

“It is all good stuff,” Jeff Josephson concluded of the pieces. “I think that I want to go to that auction.”

Josephson will, in fact, be attending the auction come July. It is a fair assumption that a large number of attendees from those closely invested or intrigued by the jewelry industry in South Florida will be present at the Broward County Convention Center on July 13, 2011, eager to see for themselves one of the most impressive timepiece collections in history.

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Three Totally Tubular Timepieces

Today’s Picture Perfect Peak at Three Totally Tubular Timepieces…

#1. Ladies Patek Philippe Gondolo Gemma 18kt WG Diamond Watch

Ladies Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

This Authentic Ladies Patek Philippe Gondolo Gemma 18kt White Gold Watch is available on the Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store.

Brand Patek Philippe
Model Gondolo Gemma
Model # 4981G
Material 18kt White Gold
Case Measurement 37 mm
Movement Quartz
Band White Leather
Bezel Diamond
Length 7.5”
Gender Ladies

#2. Men’s Rose Gold Presidential DayDate II

DayDateII

#3. Rolex Men’s GMT Master Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Watch “Z” Serial

Factory Sapphire Diamond Bezel 116758

Rolex GMT - Factory Sapphire Diamond Bezel 116758

Rolex GMT

This gorgeous piece of machinery in timekeeping is available on the Raymond Lee Jewelers eBay Store.

Rolex GMT Master Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Mens Watch

Item Details
You are Viewing this Authentic Rolex GMT Master Diamond 18kt Yellow Gold Mens Watch

Company Rolex
Model GMT Master
Model # 116758
Case Material 18kt Yellow Gold
Case Measurement 42 mm
Dial Black
Crystal Scratch Resistant Sapphire
Band 18kt Yellow Gold Oyster Band
Movement Automatic
Serial “Z” (2007)
Gender Men’s
Size Will fit approx. a 7.0” wrist
Additional Comments Factory bezel, lugs, and crown guard. Asscher cut Diamonds, inner bezel engraving.
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