NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – A Patek Philippe Reference 3940 perpetual calendar men’s watch with 18k white gold case and clasp, a 1972 Rolex Reference 1680 red Submariner Date men’s watch with stainless steel case and bracelet, and a VS2 diamond solitaire ring with a 1.99 carat center stone and 14 kt white gold band are some of the expected highlights of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd online watch and jewelry auction . scheduled for Saturday June 12.
“This sale, which begins at 9 a.m. EST, contains a generous supply of pocket and rail-grade watches, as well as a selection of vintage wristwatches,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions. , Ltd. With 1970s sports watches from Tag Heuer, Rolex and Omega at record levels, we are delighted to include a diverse offering in this auction.
Mr Miller added: “The past year has confirmed that good vintage wristwatches have gained a place not only in collectors’ portfolios, but also investor portfolios as well. This sale will prove to be an opportunity for both the collector and the investor. Our Watches & Jewelry auctions are already highly anticipated annual events, and this year brings great expectations. “
The catalog is filled with a generous supply of pocket watches unlocked from long-standing collections; rail-grade pocket watches from Waltham, Elgin, E. Howard Co., Ball Watch Co., Hamilton, Illinois, and many more; vintage and modern wristwatches from luxury brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Longines and others; and a selection of top quality jewelry rings, necklaces, bracelets and many other pieces.
The Patek Philippe Reference 3940 is one of the most iconic perpetual calendar wristwatches available today. It is mostly found in yellow gold, with far fewer examples in 18k white gold, making the example in the sale all the more desirable. Originally purchased in 1999 in Tourneau, New York, it is estimated between $ 35,000 and $ 45,000.
All estimates cited in this report are in Canadian dollars.
The Rolex Submariner Date Reference 1680 red watch produced in 1972 is mechanically operated, with recent Rolex service records. The watch is marked “Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland Patented Stainless Steel 1680” on the caseback. It is mounted on a Rolex oyster bracelet with solid and modern links. The Rolex box is included (est. $ 25,000- $ 30,000).
The Solitaire Diamond Ring with 14kt White Gold Ring features an impressive center stone weighing 1.99 carats per scale, a truly fabulous investment grade natural diamond in F color and VS2 clarity. Included are 18 shoulder diamonds of 0.015 carat. The ring, which comes with a certificate of expertise, is expected to change hands for $ 18,000 to $ 20,000.
Other Rolexes on sale include a 1969 Reference Submariner 5513 that can be worn for sports and scuba diving or used as a tool watch (buzzwords surrounding it include meters first, the matt dial with white text and the caliber 1530); and a reference model 1680 from 1978 with the dial signed “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner 600 ft – 200m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified Swiss – T 25” (both are estimated between $ 15,000 and $ 18,000).
A Patek Philippe Reference 3611/1 Calavatra watch made in 1975 with a solid 18k yellow gold case and bracelet, with a timeless design inspired by the minimalist principles of the Bauhaus school, is expected to fetch $ 16,000 to $ 18,000; while a 1972 Tag Heuer Autavia GMT 2446C watch with an incredible Pepsi bezel (whose color still appears), original pushers and crown, as well as a compressor case, is expected to range from $ 18,000 to $ 20. $ 000.
A rare Omega Speedmaster Pre-Moon watch from 1968, reference 145.022-68, using the cal. 861, with the Omega logo applied correctly and the indexes and hands showing an attractive patina, brings an estimate of $ 14,000 to $ 16,000; while a simple but refined 1970 Vacheron & Constantin Reference 7390 watch with a cushioned 18k white gold, 32mm case and two straps (18k white gold alligator and mesh) is expected to fetch $ 12,000 – 15,000 $.
A Tudor Ref. The very rare Oyster-Prince Submariner 7928/0, produced for only one year (1967), with an open minute track that extends to the outer rim of the dial, is estimated at between 12,000 and 15,000 dollars. In addition, a 1940s Scharffhausen dress watch from the International Watch Company with a 14k yellow gold case, two-tone dial set with blued steel hands, plus a signature Art Deco pointed bow, is expected to cost $ 2,500 at $ 3,000.
A cleverly assembled Vacheron & Constantin ladies’ dress watch features an extra large and elegant 18k gold bracelet with a small dial surrounded by a halo of high quality diamonds, with an 18k yellow gold case and bracelet (est . $ 7,000 – $ 9,000). In addition, an 18-karat white gold diamond tennis bracelet, composed of 49 round brilliant-cut diamonds with a total weight of 4.00 carats, of SI1 clarity and FGH color, is expected to reach $ 3,000 to $ 4,000.
Two watches, one English and one French, have identical estimates of $ 2,500 to $ 3,000. A George Prior (London, 1812) verge fusee watch has an outer case of metal, a second case in tortoiseshell, and third and fourth cases in silver. A French repeater watch Breguet et Fils (Paris) has a 56 mm silver case, ringing on demand and quarter repeater.
Internet auctions for the 299 lot auction will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, as well as the Miller & Miller website: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Bidders can tune into the live webcast on June 12 to see the lot closing in real time. Calls for tenders by telephone and by correspondence will also be taken into account.
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