Rolex collection stands out in Heritage watches auction Nov. 21

Vacheron Constantin rare skeletonized pink gold twin barrel one-minute Tourbillon with power reserve, 18k pink gold. Estimate: $50,000-$75,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Vacheron Constantin rare skeletonized pink gold twin barrel one-minute Tourbillon with power reserve, 18k pink gold. Estimate: $50,000-$75,000. Heritage Auctions image.

DALLAS – One of the finest private collections of Rolex watches and an extremely fine Vacheron Constantin “skeletonized” pink gold wristwatch will headline a wide-ranging selection of rare and exclusive watches and timepieces Nov. 21 at Heritage Auctions’ New York location, 445 Park Ave. (at 57th Street).

LiveAuctioneers.com will provided Internet live bidding.

Models include a Piaget Protocole Exceptional 18K white gold diamond & sapphire wristwatch, which may hammer for $50,000-plus, and a rare and very fine Audemars Pigue rose gold Rubens Barrichello Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, estimated to bring $30,000-plus. An important Swiss gold minute repeater with perpetual calendar, moon phase and chronograph could sell for $20,000-plus.

“These are among the finest names collectors seek when buying the very best,” said James Wolf, consignment director for watches and timepieces at Heritage Auctions. “In particular, the market for Rolex continues to see strong demand but quality examples are difficult to come by. Collectors should be pleased to see what we’ve uncovered for them.”

Notable discoveries include a rare minute repeating tandem wind pocket watch fashioned by Tiffany & Co. with a highly unusual combination of complications. The superior time train and repeating element are accented by the sophisticated rattrapante chronograph that was perfected by master craftsman Louis Audemars. The rare pocket watch is expected to sell for $30,000-plus.

The auction features Heritage Auctions’ special presentation of “Timepieces from a Distinguished Gentleman,” a singularly important collection of 360 first-quality wristwatches. The collection includes 200 Rolex watches, such as a rare Oyster Perpetual Submariner made for the British Royal Navy, circa 1974, which could sell for $30,000-plus, and a rare 18K gold Oyster Cosmograph, circa 1982, which may sell for $20,000-plus.

Highlights include, but are not limited to:

– Blancpain very fine rose gold limited edition Leman chronograph perpetual calendar wristwatch, no. 34 of 50. Estimate: $15,000-plus.

– Patek Philippe & Co. Ref. 5035J very fine yellow gold annual calendar wristwatch. Estimate: $12,000-plus.

– Audemars Piguet “Jules Audemars Quantieme Perpetual Metropolis” very fine platinum world time wristwatch. Estimate: $12,000-plus.

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


Vacheron Constantin rare skeletonized pink gold twin barrel one-minute Tourbillon with power reserve, 18k pink gold. Estimate: $50,000-$75,000. Heritage Auctions image.

 

Vacheron Constantin rare skeletonized pink gold twin barrel one-minute Tourbillon with power reserve, 18k pink gold. Estimate: $50,000-$75,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Piaget Protocole exceptional 18K white gold diamond and sapphire wristwatch, 857 round white diamonds estimated at 18.2 carats. Estimate: $50,000-$60,000. Heritage Auctions image.

 

Piaget Protocole exceptional 18K white gold diamond and sapphire wristwatch, 857 round white diamonds estimated at 18.2 carats. Estimate: $50,000-$60,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Audemars Piguet rare rose gold Rubens Barrichello Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph No. 57/500. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Heritage Auctions image.

 

Audemars Piguet rare rose gold Rubens Barrichello Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph No. 57/500. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Swiss rare and important gold minute repeater with perpetual calendar, moon phase & chronograph commemorating Nicolás Avellaneda, president of Argentina, circa 1890. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Swiss rare and important gold minute repeater with perpetual calendar, moon phase & chronograph commemorating Nicolás Avellaneda, president of Argentina, circa 1890. Estimate: $20,000-$30,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Tiffany & Co. movement attributed to Louis Audemars rare and important minute repeating tandem wind pocket watch with Rattrapante chronograph and quarter-second jump, circa 1873. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Tiffany & Co. movement attributed to Louis Audemars rare and important minute repeating tandem wind pocket watch with Rattrapante chronograph and quarter-second jump, circa 1873. Estimate: $30,000-$40,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Rolex very rare Ref. 5513 Oyster Perpetual Submariner made for the British Royal Navy, circa 1974. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Heritage Auctions image.

Rolex very rare Ref. 5513 Oyster Perpetual Submariner made for the British Royal Navy, circa 1974. Estimate: $30,000-$50,000. Heritage Auctions image.