Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Famous for little over an hour - Andy Warhol Times/5 Movado

15 Minutes up? You got four more quarter hours with this rare Movado by Andy Warhol. Just sold at the Antiquorum - Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches, Clocks & Horological Tools Auction - for $6000 (US). Only a fraction of the 11.5 million value of the entire auction and 1/3 of it's original 1988 price of $18,500. Timing is everything. Yeah, I know, it's hard not to pun when talking about watches...Give me a break.

The "Times/5" watch, only 250 made, featuring five separate black stainless steel watch cases/dials linked together for world time. Dials showcasing five different photographs of New York City. Quartz movements.