Rare Rolex wristwatch expected to top Morphy jewelry auction Oct. 7


Rare Rolex stainless steel Milgauss wristwatch, estimated at $280,000-$320,000. Morphy Auctions image


DENVER, Pa. – Morphy Auctions will conduct a fine jewelry sale on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

The auction will begin with an outstanding lineup of nearly 200 watches.

Elite watch collectors will be drawn to a rare 1958 Rolex Milgauss chronometer. The Milgauss was designed as an antimagnetic watch specifically for those who worked in power plants, medical facilities and research labs where electromagnetic fields can disrupt the timing of a watch. This stainless steel Rolex Milgauss (above) features a black revolving bezel calibrated for 60 units, an untouched red triangle indicator, rich and creamy hour markers, and a “tropical” colored dial. This extraordinary timepiece, the top lot in this sale, is estimated at $280,000-$320,000.

Additional men’s watches include a handsome and classically styled Patek Philippe 18K rose gold Perpetual Retrograde watch (below), estimated at $35,000-$45,000, and lot 136, an eye-catching Breitling 18K white gold Bentley GT model with a black diamond set face and white diamond set bracelet, estimated at $30,000-$35,000.



Patek Philippe 18K rose gold Perpetual Retrograde. Estimate: $35,000-$45,000. Morphy Auctions image

For those who prefer more vintage options, an 18K yellow gold Levy H. oversize enamel-cased minute repeater pocket watch, is solid choice. This circa 1880-1900 timepiece, decorated with fine enameling, is in overall near-mint condition and is estimated at $15,000-$25,000.



Levy H. oversize minute repeater pocket watch, 18K gold and enamel case outlined in sea pearls. Estimate: $15,000-25,000. Morphy Auctions image


The women’s watch highlights are remarkable. The top choice is lot a Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold watch featuring a diamond and sapphire set bezel and a diamond set bracelet, estimated at $21,000-$26,000.



Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold diamond and sapphire women’s wristwatch. Estimate: $21,000-$26,000. Morphy Auctions image


The second is lot 92, a Rolex 18K white gold Datejust Pearlmaster with a diamond bezel and mother of pearl dial, estimated at $20,000-$25,000. And three’s a charm with lot 60, an 18K white gold Pasha De Cartier with a stunning diamond bezel, estimated at $15,000-$20,000.

More than 50 stunning rings are included in the auction. Lot 257, a large 8.05 carat pear shaped diamond and platinum engagement ring, which is estimated at $90,000-$120,000. This impressive piece is set with tapered baguette diamonds on both sides and is accompanied by two recent certifications – one from GIA and the other from EGL.



Large pear-shape brilliant diamond engagement ring, set in platinum approximately 8 carats, with a tapered baguette diamond on either side. Estimate: $90,000-$120,000. Morphy Auctions image


Lot 263, a 14K white gold and 3.02 carat diamond ring, is estimated at $30,000-$50,000 and is breathtaking. Its center stone is a square modified brilliant cut diamond, complemented by a diamond encrusted halo and shanks. All together, this unworn ring has approximately 4.62 carats of diamonds.

Fine jewelry in the auction also includes more than 20 necklaces, more than 20 bracelets and numerous brooches, earrings, and other precious and decorative items. A crown jewel of note is lot 237, a GIA graded 2.23 carat diamond. This emerald cut, D color and VVS2 clarity stone is estimated at $25,000-$35,000.