Fellows to auction mix of rare, modern watches Jan. 23

Rare 18-karat gold manual wind man's Breitling Duograph wristwatch, circa 1945, fitted to an associated brown crocodile strap, unsigned 20-jewel Venus caliber 185 with rattrapante chronograph complication. Estimate: £12,000-£18,000 ($18,500-$27,800). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Rare 18-karat gold manual wind man’s Breitling Duograph wristwatch, circa 1945, fitted to an associated brown crocodile strap, unsigned 20-jewel Venus caliber 185 with rattrapante chronograph complication. Estimate: £12,000-£18,000 ($18,500-$27,800). Image courtesy of Fellows.

BIRMINGHAM, England – One of the star lots in Fellows’ Vintage & Modern Wrist Watch auction on Monday, Jan. 23, is the highly desirable Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph 5980/1. This is the original Nautilus conceived in 1976 by the legendary watch designer Gerald Genta, who died last year. This classic wristwatch has an estimate of $30,800-$38,600.

LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding for the auction, which will present nearly 300 lots of mostly antique and modern watches. The auction will begin at 10 a.m. GMT.

Collectors of vintage Rolex will have a wide range of models to compete for including a Rolex Prince, Submariner, Turn-O-Graph and an early chronograph.

Continuing the timing theme is a rare 1940s Breitling split-seconds chronograph will be offered. It is a man’s 18-karat gold Duograph, which has the capability of recording the duration of two separate events that start simultaneously. This complication is a rare feat of horological engineering, and until the late 20th century could only be made by the most technically skilled of the watch manufacturers. It carries a $18,500-$27,800 estimate.

Fellows is honored to offer items from the estate of Carl Spencer, the world-renowned diver who perished while exploring the wreck of the Carpathia off the coast of Ireland in 2009. These include his Rolex Sea-Dweller and two limited edition Doxas alongside items associated with the Titanic, the Carpathia and world water-speed record holder Donald Campbell’s Bluebird.

For details phone Fellows at +44 121 212 5506

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


Rare 18-karat gold manual wind man's Breitling Duograph wristwatch, circa 1945, fitted to an associated brown crocodile strap, unsigned 20-jewel Venus caliber 185 with rattrapante chronograph complication. Estimate: £12,000-£18,000 ($18,500-$27,800). Image courtesy of Fellows.

 

Rare 18-karat gold manual wind man’s Breitling Duograph wristwatch, circa 1945, fitted to an associated brown crocodile strap, unsigned 20-jewel Venus caliber 185 with rattrapante chronograph complication. Estimate: £12,000-£18,000 ($18,500-$27,800). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Patek Philippe stainless steel automatic man's Nautilus chronograph Ref. 5980/1 bracelet watch with an integral steel link bracelet with Nautilus fold-over clasp, signed 35 jewel caliber CH 28-520 C. Estimate: £20,000 - £25,000 ($30,800-$38,600). Image courtesy of Fellows.

 

Patek Philippe stainless steel automatic man’s Nautilus chronograph Ref. 5980/1 bracelet watch with an integral steel link bracelet with Nautilus fold-over clasp, signed 35 jewel caliber CH 28-520 C. Estimate: £20,000 – £25,000 ($30,800-$38,600). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Rolex stainless steel automatic lady's Oyster Perpetual Date bracelet watch circa 1995, aftermarket silver hue dial with diamond dot hour markers, 29-jewel caliber 2135. Estimate: £900-£1,200 ($1,400-$1,850). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Rolex stainless steel automatic lady’s Oyster Perpetual Date bracelet watch circa 1995, aftermarket silver hue dial with diamond dot hour markers, 29-jewel caliber 2135. Estimate: £900-£1,200 ($1,400-$1,850). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Franck Muller stainless steel automatic man's Conquistador wristwatch, tonneau-shape case with afterset diamonds to front, fitted to a black rubber strap with a steel afterset diamond pin buckle, signed movement, caliber 2800. Estimate: £3,000-£4,000 ($4,200-$6,180). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Franck Muller stainless steel automatic man’s Conquistador wristwatch, tonneau-shape case with afterset diamonds to front, fitted to a black rubber strap with a steel afterset diamond pin buckle, signed movement, caliber 2800. Estimate: £3,000-£4,000 ($4,200-$6,180). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Rolex stainless steel automatic man's Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller bracelet watch circa 2002, from the estate of pioneering technical diver Carl Spencer. Estimate: £3,000-£4,000 ($4,600-$6,200). Image courtesy of Fellows.

Rolex stainless steel automatic man’s Oyster Perpetual Date Sea-Dweller bracelet watch circa 2002, from the estate of pioneering technical diver Carl Spencer. Estimate: £3,000-£4,000 ($4,600-$6,200). Image courtesy of Fellows.