We trust the special times of year are treating everybody well up until now. In our Post-Christmas What’s Selling Where gather together, we bring you three altogether different vessel chronographs in addition to the most madly delightful Rolex Datejust any of us have at any point seen. These watches are the genuine article, people.
Patek Philippe Steel Chronograph (Reference 130)
If the watch above looks recognizable to you, it is likely on the grounds that we remembered for our watch spotting at the Pop-Up Flea article a few weeks prior. The Patek Philippe reference 130 in steel is an uncommon and exorbitant chronograph: one with a revamped dial sold in the Christie’s November Geneva deal for $122,000 and one with Breguet numerals sold in the Christie’s May Geneva deal for $381,000 . This specific 130 has a lovely (and unique) two-tone dial, implying that the external tachometer edge of the dial has a silver sheen, and the case was delicately cleaned before. Albeit on the more modest side, it is a prominently wearable watch, especially in stainless steel on that green material tie. You can see it here .
Dark Heuer Monaco with PVD Coating (Reference 740303)
The PVD Monaco is without a doubt perhaps the most important chronographs at any point made by Heuer. For quite a long time, banter seethed about whether the watches were bona fide or not, however Jack Heuer stepped in and affirmed that they are. As of late, at the Heuer Summit , Jack gave further knowledge on the starting point of the PVD Monacos (in some cases called “Dim Lords”). Jack expressed that he had seen a dark watch on the wrist of the King of Spain at an occasion and was stricken. Jack got back to Heuer headquarters and requested a run of dark watches. It wound up being a little run of manual wind Monacos. Afterward, Heuer started putting PVD covering on automatic Autavias and Carreras.
Back in 2010 at the Bonhams Haslinger Collection deal, a mint PVD Monaco sold for $78,000 . To give you a thought of how much they moved in worth, a mint one had sold in at Christie’s in 1995 for $308 . Seriously.
Now, over at the OnTheDash deals discussion, a part is taking proposals on his Dark Lord, which has phenomenal patina and has been utilized. The dealer found that nowadays he once in a while wears this watch because of its worth. You can see the deal posting here .
Heuer Autavia with “Chronomatic” Text (Reference 1163T)
Speaking of the Bonhams Haslinger Collection deal, the second most costly chronograph sold at the sale was an Autavia with “Chronomatic” on the dial over the Heuer shield. It turned out to be Ben’s pick of the deal . The most punctual automatic chronographs made by Heuer had Chronomatic written on them and an exceptionally modest number of Autavias were made before Heuer eliminated Chronomatic from the dial text. Just around 10 Autavia Chronomatics with the “Jo Siffert” shading scheme (white dial with dark registers and blue accents) are known to exist. The one from the Haslinger Collection deal has, I accept, the soonest chronic number known of the Autavias. This one has been relumed before, shockingly, however it actually brought $49,000 back in 2010. It has now discovered its way back to the market and you can see it here .
Rolex Datejust in Platinum with Black Honeycomb Dial (Reference 6604)
To cap off the current week’s gather together, we would jump at the chance to show you an amazingly excellent Rolex Datejust from around 1957. Quite likely a unique piece, this early Datejust has a platinum case with an insane platinum wristband and an excellent dark honeycomb dial. This absolutely isn’t your standard Datejust. You can see it here .