In the Spotlight: The 1910 Navigator Deck Watch

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An extremely rare Navigator Deck watch, the so-called “combined sidereal and mean time watch” has graced our auctions and our expert is excited to explain just what makes this watch so special. There are only 4 of this 100-year-old watch known to exist today. One of these pocket watches was sold on auction in 2007 for over €30,000. Another one is on our Exclusive Pocket Watches auction which ends on Sunday, 11 June!

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In the Spotlight: The Extremely Rare Omega Seamaster XVI Prototype from the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics

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This week we have an extremely rare Omega Seamaster XVI in our auction, one of just 100 in existence! These watches were Omega’s first Olympic commemorative wristwatches rather than pocket watch. They were created to honour the 1956 summer games in Melbourne, but the design had to be changed before they could be sold commercially. The Seamaster in our auction is one of the so called ‘pre-commercial’ prototypes. Keep reading to find out more about why this watch is so unique and why this design couldn’t be sold commercially.

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Our Expert's Favourite Watches of the Week

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Catawiki’s watch experts have selected their favourite lots this week and want to share them with you. If you’re interested in any of the watches below, you can place your bids at our Watches auctions. Keep reading to discover what our experts are excited about and why.

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Jean-Mairet & Gillman: Upcoming Luxury Watch Designer

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Jean-Mairet & Gillman may not be as world renowned as Rolex (yet), but this modern brand is quickly making a name for itself in the watch world and is worth discussing. After discovering this exclusive watch in one of his upcoming auctions, our watch expert was eager to share the story of how Jean-Mairet & Gillman came to be and why this watch, the Hora Mundi, is so special. Keep reading to find out why our expert is so excited about this particular watch.

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Now up for auction: Ancient Egyptian ushabti for Princess Nesy-Khonsu

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Each week, we have a huge amount of incredible items up for auction. More often than not, items have either an incredible story or a certain historical value, that you might not know about. We’d like to change that! Earlier, we wrote about the Ancient Egyptian ushabti’s. This week, we will discuss the ancient royal shabti for the Princess Nesy-Khonsu.

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Are You the Next Owner of This 1935 Bentley Derby?

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Looking for a practical prewar classic with a chic look and sporty finish? This week Catawiki has a unique 1935 Bentley Derby 3.5L Park Ward Sports Saloon in the auction. What makes this Bentley unique is its rich history and custom design. Keep reading to find out more about the Bentley and disc...

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Baltic Amber: an Ancient Gemstone of Adoration

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Every week, some amazing objects are auctioned off at Catawiki that you might have never heard about, whilst there is often a rich history behind it. This is especially so for the items in our tribal art auctions! That’s why this week, we’d like to share something about the adored ancient gemston...

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The history of predicting the future: from fortune tellers to tarot cards

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People have been trying to predict the future for as long as we know. Whether it’s by tarot cards, a fortune teller or a Magic 8-ball, humanity has been obsessed with finding out what happens next, either to them or to the world. At Catawiki, we can't predict the future, but we can tell you somet...

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The unusual story of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Polaris watch

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In 1959 Jaeger-LeCoultre made a lasting mark on diving history by launching the very first diver's watch to be equipped with an alarm that served to remind the diver that it was time to re-surface. Six years later, the Memovox Polaris was born from this new diving watch concept as a technological...

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Treasure from the past: 4000-year-old cone with inscription of Gudea on Catawiki

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This week at Catawiki, we have an incredible 4000-year-old “document” from a Sumerian king, who ruled the city-state of Lagash. The Sumerian cone with Cuneiform inscription stems from ca. 2090 B.C. Let’s take a closer look into this amazing piece of history.     By Keith R. Amery - expert Archaeo...

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Favourite works of art this week

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Who says art is only for the rich? At Catawiki, we organise art auctions every week in all sorts of price ranges and categories, originating from all over the world. This week we have no less than 33 different auctions with over 2000 different works! From the creations of acclaimed painters to up...

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Is this the most expensive Panini album ever?

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Being on the market for more than fifty years, Panini football stickers (no, not the sandwiches) are still immensely popular and keep rising in value! This week the world’s most valuable and most wanted Panini sticker album will be auctioned off at Catawiki.    By Wouter Waaijers - Comics and Tra...

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The oldest Vespa in the world!

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Symbol of the Made in Italy, Vespa is the most beloved and well-known scooter in the world. This week we have the oldest Vespa in the world up for auction at Catawiki! Have you ever wondered how it started? To know more about the creators of this legendary vehicle, our expert Davide Marelli leads...

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Smallest Mammoth Tusks Ever Found? A Tale of Teeth and Tusks

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Do you still know where your baby teeth are? We humans replace our teeth only once in our lifetime, from milk teeth to adult teeth. If the tooth fairy does her job correctly, you will get a penny when you put your tooth under your pillow. If this system applied to mammoths, they would get a lot ...

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Why you should invest in Dinky Toys now

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In the past, when there were no Playstations and iPhones around, people would play with old fashioned toys such as model cars. Dinky Toys are a beautiful example of this, and they are worth a lot of money today!The history of these popular miniature cars goes back to 1934. The factory was locate...

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Fantastic Fluorite, one of the most colourful minerals in the world

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From the early days of the Industrial Revolution fluorite, also known as fluorspar, is a valued mineral. Initially this was for its chemical use as a flux in iron smelting, but more recently it has been sought after as an extremely collectible mineral in its own right due to the beautiful range o...

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The best of this week’s watches

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Who said a watch is merely to check what time it is? In the past century, the watch has become a true symbol of status and is the most popular fashion accessory for men around.  We’ve selected a few of the most exceptional watches we have in auction for you this week.Breguet Classique Tourbillon ...

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Rarities - Unexpected requests from rock stars

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It’s a tale as old as time. Musicians that demand the strangest things and get upset when they can’t be fulfilled. In the light of our special signed guitar auction, here’s a few things you probably didn’t know about Keith Richards, AC/DC and other famous rock stars. Keith Richards needs his shep...

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A Bear With a Story

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Just like a lot of people, you probably used to own a teddy bear to cuddle up to. But how many people can say they got the teddy bear after they got attacked by an actual bear? We know at least one person: Michael.Michaels mother did not have a regular nine-to-five job. Instead, she worked at one...

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The best record player of all time?

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Products by Bang & Olufsen stand for modern industrial design, both in terms of the appearance and the functioning of their products. Founded in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, it is still one of the major players in the market. One of the all-time favourites is the Beogram 4002 record ...

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A Toast to The King: Here's what you didn't know about Elvis Presley

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No matter how many years pass since The King of Rock’n’Roll’s death, we will continue talking about his music, his appearance and his huge influence on music and culture worldwide. In honour of what was supposed to be Elvis Presley’s 82nd birthday, let’s take a spin around some personal facts fro...

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Own a piece from the sky!

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Have you always wanted to have a piece from outer space? Are you passionate about astronomy or just a collector of curious items? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! Each week Catawiki hosts a special Meteorite auction and you have the chance to bid for your own piece from the sky! Ou...

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Is the Black Shadow the ultimate motorcycle from the forties and fifties?

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We currently have one of the most wanted motorcycles of the last century up for auction. We are talking about the Vincent Black Shadow HRD 1000 Series D from 1955. Partly due to its capability of reaching a top speed of 200 kilometres an hour, this motorcycle was, for many, the ultimate motorcycl...

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The Top 10 Pieces of Movie Memorabilia

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Many people would love to bring a slice of Hollywood into their homes, but which movie memorabilia and props are the most popular? We guarantee you'll want at least one of these. 10. Mary Poppins's Umbrella    9. Dorothy's shoes in The Wizard of Oz   8. Mel Gibson's Kilt fr...

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Red or White? There's more to it in Catawiki's Exclusive Wine auction

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Look into the colour, appreciate the scent, gently move the glass and reward yourself with the privilege of a taste. This is how many of us imagine we should go about tasting our wine. However, for those who are not yet experts in such a technique, we have picked out some of the finest wines foun...

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