Time-honored brands grace luxury watch auction April 4



Breitling Cosmonaute Navitimer B12019, 41mm, 18K gold bezel and stainless steel, manual wind chronograph. Estimate: $5,000-$6,000. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – An all-star lineup of luxury watches from the world’s finest manufacturers is offered in an online auction on Wednesday, April 4, by Jasper52. Rolex, Breitling, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin are just a few of the brands that are being presented in this sparkling collection. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

For starters, there’s a rare Cosmonaute Navitimer by Breitling (above). This manual-wind B12019 chronograph has a stainless steel case with an 18K gold bezel. It has been cleaned, serviced and is working precisely. Its original sapphire crystal shows slight signs of wear. This watch is in excellent and expected to sell for $5,000-$6,000.

A standout among the vintage timepieces in the auction is a Patek Phillippe watch (below) in an 18K gold banana case that measures 26 by 47 millimeters. This classy watch has an 18-jewel manual movement, and Roman numerals on a signed Patek Philippe & Co. Geneve dial (est. $6,000-$7,000).


Vintage Patek Philippe 18K gold banana case watch, 18-jewel manual-wound movement. Estimate: $6,000-$7,000. Jasper52 image

For formal occasions, the 18K gold Cartier Paris watch in the auction is always appropriate. This 1980s watch has a Swiss quartz movement and has been restored to excellent condition (est. $3,500-$4,000).


Cartier Paris 18K gold case, 30mm, Swiss-made watch with quartz movement, circa 1980. Estimate: $3,500-$4,000. Jasper52 image

Nearly two dozen Rolex watches are up for bid in this Jasper52 auction. One of the nicest is a vintage 18K gold Oyster Perpetual Day Date President 1803. In excellent condition, this watch has been cleaned and serviced and verified authentic. Its serial number 2141732 dates it to 1966 (est. $8,000-$10,000).


Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date President 1803 watch, 18K gold, automatic movement, 1966. Estimate: $8,000-$10,000. Jasper52 image

Of the two Vacheron Constantin watches in the auction is the more unusual one has a distinctive dial with a flower blossom design and a 48mm stainless steel case that has a see-through back ($2,000-$2,500).


Vacheron Constantin flower dial watch, stainless steel, 48mm, manual movement. Estimate: $2,000-$2,500. Jasper52 image

The most highly valued piece in the sale is a rare Louis Audemars Brassus pocket watch, which was retailed by Paul Buhre in St. Petersburg, Russia. This all-original watch features a three-piece case of 18K gold and a “two-time” dial. It carries a $14,000-$17,000 estimate.


Rare Louis Audemars Brassus, two time pocket watch, 18K gold case, 51mm. Estimate: $14,000-$17,000. Jasper52 image

This Jasper52 auction will be conducted Wednesday, April 4, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern time.