An extremely rare and historically oversized nickel-plated pilot’s watch

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Seikosha
    Year: Circa 1940
    Case No: 22’114
    Model Name: “Tensoku-Tokei”
    Material: Nickel
    Calibre: Manual, 9 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 48.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case and movement signed, outside caseback stamped Airforce No. 3415

  • Catalogue Essay

    Diving back into the 1940’s, the present watch is an extremely rare and historically important piece of archive of World War II. Manufactured by Seikosha, it was initially produced for the wrist of a Kamikaze fighter pilot to wear during action. Named the “Tensoku-Tokei”, there was only very few examples made with even less examples still preserved today, as most died in action along with its owner.

    Preserved in working condition and still fully intact, this rare and historically important relic is a fantastic opportunity for military watch aficionados to acquire a simply beautiful and charismatic watch.

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Seikosha

An extremely rare and historically oversized nickel-plated pilot’s watch

精工,古董精鋼飛行員腕錶,約1940年製

Circa 1940
48.5mm Diameter
Case and movement signed, outside caseback stamped Airforce No. 3415

Estimate
HK$63,000 - 95,000 
€7,200-10,900
$8,100-12,200

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019