1938 Rolex front-runner in Jasper52 watch sale Oct. 20

Rolex Chronograph 2508, 1938, manual wind, 18K rose gold, 36mm case, original dial generic vintage leather strap with original buckle. Estimate: $35,000-$42,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – A rose gold Rolex Chronograph made in 1938 leads a collection of more than 40 luxury designer watches that will be offered by Jasper52 in an online auction on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The classic men’s watch boasts its original dial and is in working order. Bid absentee or live online exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.

The 36mm case of 18K gold houses the original dial with black, blue and red markings. The 82-year-old watch, which shows only traces of use, is expected to sell for $35,000-$42,000.

Leading off the sale is a Chopard Imperiale Chronograph made from 2000-2010. It has a 37mm stainless steel case and a leather strap with the original Chopard buckle. In working condition with visible traces of use, this men’s watch has a $3,500-$4,000. Estimate.

Chopard Imperiale Chronograph, Ref: 8219, 2000-2010, automatic movement, 37mm steek case. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

It will be followed immediately by a men’s Omega Seamaster 300 from the 1970s. It features a 40mm stainless steel case and the original steel bracelet. It shows signs of wear but is in very good condition (est. $5,000-$6,000).

Omega, Seamaster 300, Ref: 166.0324 Watchco, 1970-1979, automatic movement, 40mm steel case, original bracelet. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

Blancpain is represented by a Tonneau Power Reserve in 18K yellow gold. In working order with traces of use, this men’s watch comes with its original box (est. $4,000-$5,000).

Blancpain Villeret chhronograph automatic, 18K gold, Ref: 1185-1418, 1990-1999, 34mm case, original leather strap and gold buckle. Estimate: $5,500-$7,000. Jasper52 image

Among the many highlights in the auction is an 18K gold Villeret Chronograph Automatic from the 1990s. This men’s watch is all original and was recently overhauled. It retains its original leather strap and gold buckle ($5,500-$7,000).

Chopard Tonneau Power Reserve, Ref: 2248, 2000-2010, manual winding, 18K yellow gold, 33mm case, generic leather strap with original gold Chopard buckle.
Estimate: $4,000-$5,000. Jasper52 image

Additional watchmakers represented in the Jasper52 auction include Vulcain, Heuer, Mathey-Tissot, Jaquet-Droz, Breitling and Maurice Lacroix.

The Jasper52 Luxury Designer Watches Auction will begin Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 9 p.m. Eastern time.

 

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