A fine and rare stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date and sweep center seconds

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Seiko
    Year: Circa 1969
    Reference No: 6159-7001
    Case No: 901’199
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 6159A, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 44 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1967, Seiko released the legendary ref. 6215 - a diver’s wristwatch with monobloc case rated for an impressive 300m of water resistance – such as the one sold by Phillips in the Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN. With their constant strive for excellence, the ref. 6159 was released by Seiko two years later.

    The iconic monobloc case design of the preceding ref. 6215 was beautifully retained, while the caliber of the watch was significantly upgraded. Achieving an exceptional level of technical prowess, the 6159 series was fitted with a high-beat automatic movement (36,000 mph) with hack and wind functions, in contrast to the low-beat movement (18,000 mph) used in the preceding series. Most notably, the perk of having a high-beat movement is higher precision. High-beat watches also have a smoother second hand – a spectacle which would attract the attention of any watch aficionados.

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Seiko

Ref. 6159-7001
A fine and rare stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date and sweep center seconds

精工,型號6159-7001,精細及罕有,精鋼自動上弦腕錶,配中心秒針和日期顯示,約1969年製

Circa 1969
44 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$32,000 - 48,000 
$4,000-6,000

Place Advance Bid
Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS

Hong Kong Auction 27 May 2019