04 Dec 2015

The word luxury and the Rolex brand are synonymous, as are terms “precision”, “beauty” and perhaps “collector”. In our wonderful industry of luxury timepieces we have come to know, love and respect many Rolex Memorabilia collectors. There have been blogs, magazines, articles and even books written on the subject…

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01 Oct 2015

So who is this Erté? Romain de Tirtoff (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials (pronounced: ). He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array…

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17 Sep 2015

Victorian Jewelry

The era of Victorian Jewelry officially starts in 1837 with the coronation of a very young Queen Victoria. It ends with her death at the age of 82, in 1901. This lady adored jewelry. Not only did she wear it, but she designed it and gifted many pieces through…

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10 Jun 2015

“Does time control man or does man control time?” Personal experience has it that the more often one checks the time, the slower Time seems to pass. For example, the last five minutes before the school bell rings always seem to drag on the longest; the teasing, sing-songy ticks…

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05 Jun 2015

Undoubtedly, one of the most important timepieces in the retail/watchmaker industry was the collaboration of Patek Philippe and Tiffany. The, not particularly rare (150 in each of 3 colors),but contemporary 5150/T150 Annual Calendar model will be talked about more and more for years to come. It was released in…

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03 Jun 2015

Umzuzu is very proud to consign two A. Lange & Sohne classic timepieces. Both of these beautiful men’s watches are available for purchase and actual photos of the items can be seen on our  website. The Lange 1 Moonphase is 18 k rose gold with a sapphire crystal and…

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02 Jun 2015

As previously discussed, both here, in the Umzuzu blog and in many publications, we knew that the Apple watch would have an impact on the luxury watch market. Just what that effect would be, and how the market would react would be the only variables. The response by the…

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27 May 2015

Recently, I had a friend comment that he wouldn’t upgrade his Cartier Tank for a Patek Philippe as it was a gift from his beloved late uncle and it elicited very fond memories whenever he used it. Shortly thereafter Umzuzu had a client trade in his dad’s Rolex Oyster…

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26 May 2015

Gold Apple Watch for $17000 or What?

MacRumors reports that the gold Apple Watch has started shipping today and customers are noticing charges of around $17,000 appear on their credit cards. Some “lucky” customers will receive their watches as soon as tomorrow. Now this post is not about what you are getting for your money, but…

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22 May 2015

You never really own a Patek Philippe.You merely look after it for the next generation. Patek Philippe & Co, the Swiss ultra-luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1852 is located in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements including some of the most complicated…

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21 May 2015

Erté and Betty Boop

Romain de Tirtoff (23 November 1892 – 21 April 1990) was a Russian-born French artist and designer known by the pseudonym Erté, from the French pronunciation of his initials (pronounced: ). He was a diversely talented 20th-century artist and designer who flourished in an array of fields, including fashion,…

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20 May 2015

Umzuzu is excited to have consigned and market 2 beautiful and exclusive time pieces. The Rolex 11610LV  Submariner 50th Anniversary model showcases a unique, green, unidirectional rotatable time-lapse diver’s bezel. This mint condition 2006 edition is complete with box and papers and any watch and Rolex enthusiast would be…

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19 May 2015

Official Launch

Umzuzu launches today with over 30 years of combined international experience in the luxury goods market to offer clients a more comprehensive and cost effective service to sell pre-owned luxury pieces.  This means Umzuzu sells luxury items quickly while bringing the best value within the pre-owned luxury market. Umzuzu…

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05 May 2015

Georges Braque 18 k gold brooches

Umzuzu is ecstatic to have acquired 2 Georges Braque 18 k gold brooches the week of the launch of their new website, www.um-zuzu.com. Darryn Kaplan co-founder and CEO of Umzuzu regard these pieces as a rare and exquisite acquisition. He goes on to explain that it was part of…

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23 Apr 2015

We are very excited to announce that UMZUZU has launched. Keep visiting our site as the products on the site will change on a daily basis. A monthly e-newsletter will also be sent out – just subscribe below to find out what is new and exciting in the world of jewelry and watches.

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