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Carol Besler

Carol Besler runs a rule over the traditional sub-$500 watch market and finds little cause for optimism.
10 watches introduced since 2000 that hit it out of the ball park.
2019 was a year of world records, Nautilus-mania and a boost for independent brands at auction this year. The three main auction houses – Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips – will have sold upwards of $300 million dollars’ worth of watches in 2019 (a very rough estimate), including the $39 million Only auction for charity. Here’s what’s hot, what shattered the records and what might be the next big thing.