For some people owning a piece of history can mean collecting old antiques and trinkets; this could be an old dressing table, a timeless piece of art to hang on the wall or be as simple as collecting salt and pepper pots that our ancestors would have used.
The need to own something from our history can comfort us and make us feel at one with our ancestors and days gone by. Many of us will invest huge amounts of money to ensure we get that all important collectable item to show off with the rest of our collection.
There are hundreds of auction houses who specialise in selling particular valuable and collectable items. There are auction houses who only sell fine pieces of art and auction houses which will only sell extremely valuable jewellery, watches and fine clothing.
The recent trend with collectors all across the world is the exciting and valuable world of jewellery and watches. If you are a jewellery collector, you may collect a range of different types of jewellery or you may just be passionate about a particular item.
You maybe passionate about, tiaras, rings, bracelets or diamond earrings. If you are a col-lector passionate about diamond rings, imagine the possibilities you have to own a piece of history.
The most expensive items ever sold at auction include a pink round diamond ring which sold for $46.2 million, the step cut diamond weighed in at 24.78 carat. The diamond ring still holds the record as the most expensive piece of jewellery sold at auction.
However, not everyone has that much to spend on their piece. You can still easily own a piece of diamond history for as little as a few hundred pounds. Adding to your collection will take time and money, but owning a watch or piece of jewellery is an investment in the future. Owning a piece of history to appreciate in the future.
If watches are your passion, you will be spoilt for choice. Watches have been an integral part of history, with the first wrist watch dating back to 1868 and was introduced by well known swiss watch maker Patek Philippe. The watch was launched specifically for women to wear.
A Patek Philippe watch was one of the most expensive watches sold at auction; it was bought for $11 million at a Sotheby’s auction in December 1999. It is also known as the most complicated watch ever made.
A close competitor of Patek Philippe is the swiss watchmaker Breitling. Founded in 1884, the brand soon followed with launching their own creation of beautiful and luxury watches.
Breitling was first known for creating chronographs for use in science and sports, but decided their skills could also be put to commercial use. Breitling watches are now well recognised and appreciated all over the world.
Breitling watches are unique in design and build. The first wrist watch featured a chrono-graph that wearers could use to time successive events by pressing the start and stop but-tons, this was a new and exciting feature for the owner.
Breitling watches have revolutionized over time and all modern watches now include a certified chronometer, the wearer can feel like they are wearing a piece of the companies original design and history.
The watch industry is huge business with many brands and companies offering the rich and famous a chance to own a piece of handmade perfection. You will often see celebrities with the next ‘must have’ watch.
If you are looking to invest in owning a piece of the passed and present, consider a Breitling watch, as not only will you be wearing a piece of watch making perfection but you will be the envy of friends and fellow collectors.