Make time to bid on Vintage to Modern Designer Watches Sept. 21
NEW YORK – What time is it? Time to expand your watch wardrobe via some smart, strategic bids. On Tuesday, September 21, starting at 9 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will host a sale of Vintage to Modern Designer Watches – 162 lots of wristwatches and other timepieces by venerated names such as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Tag Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Ulysse Nardin, Patek Philippe, Bulova, Jaeger LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, and more. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.
First among the highlights is a Cartier Santos WHSA0015 large skeleton men’s watch, estimated at $31,000-$37,000. It boasts a 40mm (1.57in) stainless steel case with bezel and a stainless steel bracelet that will fit a wrist of up to seven inches in diameter. It also features blue-steel sword-shaped hands, a sapphire crystal, and a sapphire crystal case back. It comes with its original box and papers and is covered by a two-year warranty.
Another head-turner is an antique 18K Tiffany & Co minute repeater chronograph by Patek Philippe, rendered as a full hunter case pocket watch. Tiffany & Co. and Patek Philippe have their own dedicated camps of collectors; when a timepiece bearing both brand name reaches the market, bidding can become intense, to say the least. This handsome example features a dust cover with an engraving that dates the watch to 1886. It is described as being in excellent condition. Its winding movement has been tested and found to be working well, and its crystal shows no scratches. It carries an estimate of $36,000-$43,000.
The final lot of note is an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak jumbo extra-thin 15202ST men’s watch, which comes with its original box and papers. Its stainless steel case measures 39mm (1.53in) and sports an octagon-shaped bezel. Its white dial is graced with luminous steel hands and index hour markers. This highly desirable watch carries an estimate of $97,000-$116,000.
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