WINNING ICONS – Legendary Watches of the 20th Century
New York Auction 26 October 2017
  • 1

    Heuer

    Ref. 1133
    Model: Monaco
    An exceptionally well-preserved stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with original guarantee, presentation boxes, hangtag, and bracelet.

    Estimate $10,000 - 20,000

  • 2

    IWC

    Ref. 812 AD
    Model: Aquatimer
    A highly attractive and well-preserved stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date aperture and bracelet.

    Estimate $8,000 - 16,000

  • 3

    Audemars Piguet

    Ref. 5402 ST
    Model: Royal Oak ‘A Series’
    A very rare and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date aperture, ‘tropical’ dial and integrated bracelet.

    Estimate $20,000 - 40,000

  • 4

    Rolex

    Ref. 1680, inner caseback stamped III.69
    Model: ‘Red Submariner’
    A highly attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with Mark II ‘tropical’ black dial, faded bezel, and bracelet, accompanied by inner and outer presentation boxes, guarantee, booklets, and hangtag.

    Estimate $20,000 - 40,000

  • 5

    Breguet

    Model: ‘Type XX’
    A very attractive and rare stainless steel flyback chronograph with tropical hands and numerals.

    Estimate $12,000 - 24,000

  • 6

    Omega

    Ref. 145.022
    Model: Speedmaster ‘Alaska III’
    An extremely rare, important, and highly attractive prototype stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with radial dial, made for NASA.

    Estimate $50,000 - 100,000

  • 7

    Rolex

    Ref. 1804
    Model: Day-Date ‘Octopussy’
    An extremely rare, important, and impressive yellow gold, diamond and baguette sapphire-set calendar wristwatch with center seconds and bracelet.

    Estimate $100,000 - 200,000

  • 8

    Rolex

    Ref. 6239
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona ‘Paul Newman’
    An iconic, highly attractive, and historically important stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with off-white dial and tachymeter bezel.

    Estimate in excess of $1,000,000

  • 9

    Blancpain

    Model: Fifty Fathoms
    A very rare, large and unusual stainless steel anti-magnetic divers wristwatch with black lacquered dial and center seconds.

    Estimate $12,000 - 24,000

  • 10

    Rolex

    Ref. 6265/3, inside case back stamped 6263
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona
    An extremely rare and possibly unique 18k gold and stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with presentation box and associated papers and images.

    Estimate $100,000 - 200,000

  • 11

    Tudor

    Ref. 7032/0
    Model: ‘Monte Carlo Black Home Plate’
    A very rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with matte black dial, tachymeter bezel, and date.

    Estimate $60,000 - 120,000

  • 12

    Rolex

    Ref. 8171
    Model: ‘Padellone’
    An extremely rare, highly attractive and well-preserved triple calendar wristwatch with grainé dial featuring luminous hour markers and hands.

    Estimate $400,000 - 800,000

  • 13

    Cartier

    Model: Crash
    A large, extremely rare and very fine yellow gold asymmetrical wristwatch.

    Estimate $40,000 - 80,000

  • 14

    Longines

    Ref. 4974
    Model: ‘Tre Tacche’
    A rare and very attractive stainless steel flyback chronograph wristwatch with multi-scale salmon dial, accompanied by Extract from the Archives.

    Estimate $30,000 - 60,000

  • 15

    Rolex

    Ref. 6265
    Model: Oyster Cosmograph
    A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with dial displaying ‘Sigma’ symbols, bracelet and punched guarantee.

    Estimate $30,000 - 60,000

  • 16

    Panerai

    Ref. 3646
    An early and very rare stainless steel cushion-shaped diver’s wristwatch with glossy black California dial.

    Estimate $60,000 - 120,000

  • 17

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 565
    An extremely rare and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with silvered dial, Breguet numerals, luminous hour markers, and luminous hands.

    Estimate $50,000 - 100,000

  • 18

    Audemars Piguet

    Ref. 5516
    An important and extremely rare yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with leap year indication, moon phase aperture, and additional dial.

    Estimate $300,000 - 600,000

  • 19

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 1463
    Model: ‘Tasti Tondi’
    An extremely rare, well-preserved and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial with outer tachymeter scale.

    Estimate $300,000 - 600,000

  • 20

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 570
    Model: ‘Calatrava’
    A very rare and highly attractive white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds and pink dial.

    Estimate $60,000 - 120,000

  • 21

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 5029R
    Model: ‘Commemoration 1997’
    An extremely rare and important, rose gold limited edition minute repeating wristwatch with original certificate, commemorative medallion, literature and box, celebrating the inauguration of the Patek Philippe workshops in Plan-Les-Quates.

    Estimate $300,000 - 600,000

  • 22

    Rolex

    Ref. 6263
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona
    An extremely attractive and exceptionally preserved 18k gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, punched guarantee and fitted presentation box.

    Estimate $80,000 - 160,000

  • 23

    A. Lange & Söhne

    Ref. 701.011
    Model: Pour Le Mérite
    A very fine and rare pink gold limited edition one-minute tourbillon wristwatch with fusee chain, up and down indicator, and black dial.

    Estimate $120,000 - 240,000

  • 24

    Rolex

    Ref. 16758
    Model: GMT-Master ‘SARU’
    An extremely rare, important, and highly attractive yellow gold, sapphire, ruby and diamond‐set dual time wristwatch with diamond-set bracelet.

    Estimate $180,000 - 360,000

  • 25

    Rolex

    Ref. 6236
    Model: Oyster Chronograph ‘Jean-Claude Killy’
    A very attractive and rare stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with gold colored hour markers, and original bracelet.

    Estimate $200,000 - 400,000

  • 26

    Rolex

    Ref. 1490
    Model: Prince Brancard
    A rare and well-preserved silver rectangular wristwatch with flared lugs and two-tone dial with subsidiary seconds.

    Estimate $15,000 - 30,000

  • 27

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 2526
    A highly attractive and rare pink gold wristwatch with enamel dial, accompanied by presentation box and Extract from the Archives.

    Estimate $30,000 - 60,000

  • 28

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 2499
    A very fine and rare yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases.

    Estimate $350,000 - 700,000

  • 29

    Jaeger LeCoultre

    Ref. E857
    Model: Deep Sea Alarm
    A rare, attractive, and exceptionally preserved stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, alarm, bracelet, hangtag guarantee and presentation box.

    Estimate $50,000 - 100,000

  • 30

    Cartier

    Model: Grand Tank Cintrée
    An exceptionally fine, large, rare, and important curved platinum wristwatch with bracelet and movement by European Watch and Clock Co.

    Estimate $250,000 - 500,000

  • 31

    Cartier

    Model: Tank à Guichet
    A possibly unique and highly attractive yellow gold rectangular jump hour wristwatch with movement by European Watch and Clock Co.

    Estimate $50,000 - 100,000

  • 32

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 3970E
    A very rare and attractive platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase indication, original certificate, and presentation box.

    Estimate $80,000 - 160,000

  • 33

    Rolex

    Ref. 6200
    Model: Submariner ‘Big Crown’
    An extremely rare, important, and early stainless steel wristwatch with black glossy Explorer dial, gilt hands, presentation box, and hangtags.

    Estimate $250,000 - 500,000

  • 34

    Rolex

    Ref. 6284
    An exquisite, incredibly fine and highly attractive 14K yellow gold wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial depicting North and South America.

    Estimate $300,000 - 600,000

  • 35

    Longines

    Ref. 4356
    Model: Weems Second Setting Watch
    A fine, rare and oversized stainless steel aviator’s wristwatch with center seconds, enamel dial, original guarantee, and presentation box.

    Estimate $40,000 - 80,000

  • 36

    Vacheron Constantin

    Ref. 44018/411
    Model: Jumbo 222
    A very fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date aperture and integrated bracelet.

    Estimate $15,000 - 30,000

  • 37

    Vacheron Constantin

    Ref. 4764
    Model: ‘Cioccolatone’
    An extremely rare, important, and superb pink gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phase, and two-tone silvered dial.

    Estimate $200,000 - 400,000

  • 38

    Omega

    Ref. CK 2077-3
    A highly attractive and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with salmon dial, mirrored black telemeter ring, and red tachymeter scale.

    Estimate $25,000 - 50,000

  • 39

    Panerai

    Ref. 6152-1
    A very rare, oversized, and attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with black dial made for the Italian Navy.

    Estimate $80,000 - 160,000

  • 40

    Rolex

    Ref. 16568
    Model: Cosmograph Daytona
    A very rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with diamond-set bezel and dial, emerald-set hour markers and bracelet, accompanied by presentation box, leather pouch, cloth, booklet and guarantee.

    Estimate $150,000 - 300,000

  • 41

    Zenith

    Ref. A386
    Model: El Primero
    A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, tachymeter scale, Gay Frères bracelet, guarantee, presentation box, and hang tag.

    Estimate $12,000 - 24,000

  • 42

    Rolex

    Ref. 1665
    Model: Sea-Dweller "Patent Pending"
    An early and very rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date aperture, center seconds, bracelet, gas escape valve, “double red” Mk1 dial, and patent pending case.

    Estimate $80,000 - 160,000

  • 43

    Rolex

    Ref. 6062
    Model: ‘Stelline’
    An extremely fine, rare, and important yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with star dial, moon phase indication and bracelet.

    Estimate $250,000 - 500,000

  • 44

    Longines

    Ref. 6630
    Model: Swissair
    A very rare and unusual oversized stainless steel aviator’s wristwatch with center seconds, and hack feature, made for Swissair.

    Estimate $60,000 - 120,000

  • 45

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 3448
    Model: ‘Padellone’
    An exceptional, rare, and well‐preserved white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase indication, and rare reversed date dial, original literature, and presentation box.

    Estimate $250,000 - 500,000

  • 46

    Rolex

    Ref. 1016
    Model: Explorer
    A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with black lacquer dial, original guarantee, chronometer certification and presentation box.

    Estimate $8,000 - 16,000

  • 47

    Philippe Dufour

    Model: Duality
    An exceedingly rare, important, and early platinum wristwatch with double regulator, certificate and fitted presentation box.

    Estimate $200,000 - 400,000

  • 48

    Rolex

    Ref. 5513, underside of lug engraved 5517
    Model: ‘Milsub’ or ‘Military Submariner’
    An extremely rare and highly attractive stainless steel military diver’s wristwatch with rotating bezel, fixed bar lugs and military engravings, made for the British Army.

    Estimate $100,000 - 200,000

  • 49

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 3700/001
    Model: Nautilus ‘Jumbo’
    An attractive, rare and large stainless steel wristwatch with date, bracelet, original Certificate of Origin, and original cork presentation box.

    Estimate $30,000 - 60,000

  • 50

    Patek Philippe

    Ref. 1518
    An extremely fine, rare and highly attractive pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phase indication and tachymeter scale.

    Estimate $600,000 - 1,200,000

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