Rolexes reign in Miller & Miller’s June 11 watches and jewelry sale
NEW HAMBURG, Canada – A 9.22-carat platinum emerald cut diamond ring boasting VS2 clarity, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore special edition wristwatch, and a circa-1991 Rolex Submariner watch with a solid 18K gold case and bracelet are a few of the baubles that bidders will clamor for in an online-only Watches & Jewels auction slated for Saturday, June 11, at Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., starting at 9 am Eastern time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers. All prices quoted are in Canadian dollars.
Wristwatch offerings will include models from Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Piaget, IWC and Blancpain, among others. The catalog also features a world-class collection of 14K gold Accutron watches. The selection of jewelry includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Also included will be a group of American railroad pocket watches from Waltham, Illinois and Hamilton.
The platinum and diamond ring features an emerald cut 9.22-carat center stone and two baguette shoulder stones. In addition to VS2 clarity, the ring is also graded M for color and Very Good for cut. It’s accompanied by a certificate of appraisal from Gem Scan of Toronto and carries a robust estimate of $70,000-$80,000.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore wristwatch is an End of Days special edition watch with a black leather strap and black PVD-coated steel case. The self-winding automatic watch features date, chronograph and tachymeter, E Serial. It should finish at $45,000-$50,000.
Several Rolex Submariners appear in the auction, with the expected top earner being the one already described, estimated at $40,000-$50,000. It features an Oyster bracelet and a 40mm case. Two others certain to attract keen bidder attention are a circa-1970 Rolex Submariner, Ref. 5513, with box and original warranty card, estimated at $17,500-$20,000; and a Rolex Submariner, Ref. 16618, with an 18K gold and stainless-steel case and band, two-tone Oyster band, box, pamphlets and hang tag, estimated at $11,000-$13,000.
A stamped 18K gold custom-made diamond solitaire engagement ring, featuring one claw-set, 4.08-carat princess cut diamond of L color and SI-1 clarity, should realize $35,000-$45,000.
Also, a platinum custom-made pendant boasting 10 claw-set marquise-shaped diamonds and 96 other diamonds with a collective weight of 13.00 carats, plus one claw-set, 2.04-carat natural ruby, is expected to bring $16,000-$19,000.
A circa-1996 Breguet Classique watch, Ref. 3137, with a 19K gold case and a dial featuring a power-reserve indicator and phases and age of the moon, plus its original box, has an estimate of $30,000-$40,000. Also, a Patek Philippe Calatrava watch with an 18K white gold case and a Patek Philippe strap with an 18K gold clasp carries an estimate of $25,000-$30,000.
Returning to Rolexes, a circa-2001 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Pearlmaster watch, Ref. 80319, fitted with a 29mm 18K gold case with factory diamond dial and bezel plus a blue diamond dial, should make $22,000-$27,000; while a circa-1987 Rolex Explorer II wristwatch, Ref. 16550, water-resistant to 100 meters and featuring a 40mm stainless steel case with a 24-scale bezel for use as a second time zone function, has an estimate of $12,000-$15,000.
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