NEW YORK – Jasper52 will auction an all-inclusive vintage watch collection on Saturday, Nov. 12. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.
Bidders will find 20th century timepieces by world-class Swiss, French and American manufacturers. From Cartier to Rolex, these makers endow watches with bold designs and precision movements.
Ranking at the top of the auction estimates is a rare Tiffany & Co. Piaget model 924-C4 (above), in an 18K gold and bracelet. It is one of the thinnest movements made by Piaget. This stunning watch carries a $10,000-$12,000 estimate.
A LeCoultre eight-day desk clock (below) standing 5 inches high by 3 1/2 inches wide has attracted much attention. This handsome gold-plated timepiece from the 1960s has a $900-$1,200 estimate.
Also by LeCoultre, the renowned Swiss luxury watch and clock maker, is a Memovox alarm watch (below) in a gold-filled case. This watch is 35 millimeters in diameter and is estimated at $1,000-$1,500.
One of the earliest items in the auction is a Zenith wristwatch (below) with bold radium numerals and hands and a sterling silver case. This stylish antique from 1918 carries a $2,000-$2,500 estimate.
For a modern look, consider the Movado 14K gold watch (below) that has a dial design by Bauhaus-influenced artist Nathan George Horwitt. The watch dial has a simple design defined by a solitary dot at 12, symbolizing the sun at noon. The dial was selected for the permanent design collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1960. The single dot dial now appears in many of Movado’s watches. The Movado watch in the Jasper52 auction has a $1,000-$1,250 estimate.
Also noteworthy is a Cartier 18K gold curved case watch, model 0211 (below), which was manufactured in 2006. Certain to be a classic, this ladies watch is estimated at $3,500-$4,000.
The auction consists of 66 lots. As in all Jasper52 auctions, bidding starts at $1.