Auctionata | Paddle8 Launches New Live Show with Watch Expert Ariel Adams from aBlogtoWatch

Sep 26, 2016, 10:48 ET from Auctionata AG


BERLIN and NEW YORK, September 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Auctionata | Paddle8, the leading online destination for art and luxury collectibles, has announced the launch of a new watch collecting show to supplement its live shopping program. In Collecting For Tomorrow, Ariel Adams, founder of the world's most popular internet watch magazine aBlogtoWatch, will discuss collectible modern watches, talk about timepiece appreciation, and interview guests. At the same time, viewers can bid live on the presented selection of watches. The show will be broadcasted on October 9, 2016 on and via Facebook Live.

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In the premiere of Collecting For Tomorrow, Ariel Adams will host a live talk show with special guest Dr. Sébastien Chaulmontet, Head of Innovation at Arnold & Son, Angelus and Manufacture La Joux-Perret. Their conversation will focus on modern watches produced in the last two decades. Moreover, Adams will present personal favorites from the curated selection on offer, share on how to select collectible watches, and give useful advice for young and experienced collectors alike. Adams and Chaulmontet are joined by two co-hosts, the Auctionata auctioneers Patrick van der Vorst and Nicola Ransom, who will auction off all of the presented watches during the show.

This new show format marks another milestone on Auctionata | Paddle8's strategic path to becoming the world's first live video shopping network for art, vintage luxury and collectibles. Christof Schminke, Chief Marketing Officer, comments: "We are thrilled to work with Ariel Adams from aBlogtoWatch, one the world's first watch authorities, whose outstanding expertise and great personality will make this show a must see for all watch enthusiasts. Collecting For Tomorrow is a perfect example of Auctionata | Paddle8's new live formats, which combine the best curation of objects with unsurpassed shopping and entertainment experiences, shared across a global audience of collectors and enthusiasts."

As the owner, publisher and editor-in-chief of the world's highest trafficked blog on luxury timepieces, Ariel Adams has been a leading authority in the world of watches for nearly 10 years. Thanks to his in-depth knowledge, his contagious enthusiasm for watches and his conversational blogging style, he has built an enormous reader- and followership across the world. Ariel Adams says: "I am very excited to have my first own live show on and to invite our community to follow our open and entertaining conversations about collecting watches today and in the future. I cannot wait for our premiere on October 9, which will be full of beautiful timepieces from the last twenty-five years, exciting stories and many personal favorites, and thus really interesting, fun and potentially addictive for any watch lover."

The show can be followed live on and via Facebook Live on Auctionata's profile. Bidders can participate via PC, tablet or the 'Auctionata Live' iPhone app from anywhere in the world. The show will be part of a series of watch auctions, which will take place on October 9 from 8 AM to 5 PM EDT and in which nearly 400 watches will be offered for sale.


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About Auctionata | Paddle8 

Auctionata | Paddle8 is the global online leader in art and luxury collectibles. Through innovative livestream auction formats, charity auctions, private sales, and a curated online shop, the recently merged platforms offer a seamless online process to sell and purchase art, design, classic cars, watches, jewelry, wine and real estate. With around 800,000 registered users, Auctionata | Paddle8 is one of the ten biggest auction houses worldwide outside of China. The company has offices in Berlin, New York, London, Los Angeles, Rome, Zurich, and Madrid and is thus represented in the most important international markets.

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