Borro Benchmarks: The Collectability of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

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The Backstory How does one follow a classic? As with any redesign, or in-house homage to an extant icon, manufacturers are often met with internal and external resistance when they begin the creation process. This was held true throughout the process of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in 1989. Commissioned by Stephen Urquhart, who […]

Growth and Trends in the Wine Auction Market

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Back in 1989, when William Sokolin famously broke a purported bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux previously owned by Thomas Jefferson—a fake it turned out, he did more than breaking a potentially valuable bottle of wine. He also probably broke the law. Sokolin had taken the bottle on consignment from an English merchant and was trying […]