NEW YORK – Fifty-six luxury watches – including 10 Rolex models – will be sold at a Jasper52 online auction on Wednesday, Nov. 29. The auction catalog also features fine timepieces by world-class Swiss, American and French manufacturers, from Patek Philippe to Cartier. Absentee and Internet bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
A winning Rolex watch in the sale is the Yacht-Master Chronometer Automatic (above), which has a stainless steel case and a 31-jewel movement. It is expected to sell for $7,000-$8,000.
Cartier, a pioneer in watchmaking style, revolutionized watchmaking design in the early years of the last century with the rectangular dial. A contemporary example in the auction is the Cartier Tank Francaise (below) in a stainless steel case and bracelet (est. $3,200-$3,600).
Founded by Antoine Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Genevan watchmaking since 1839. As the last family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, it enjoys total creative freedom to design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world. Three gold Patek Philippe watches are offered in the Jasper 52 auction.
International Watch Co., also known as IWC, is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer located in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and founded by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones in 1868. Five IWC Schaffhausen watches are offered in the Jasper52 auction, including one with a distinctive gold dial (below).
Omega is a Swiss watch manufacturer that is widely regarded as the market leader in performance and durability. Since its founding in 1848, the Omega watch has recorded time for the Olympic Games, aided Britain’s Royal Air Force in World War II, traveled to the moon on Buzz Aldrin’s wrist, and accompanied James Bond on his film adventures. Eleven Omega watches are available in the Jasper52 auction. Among them is an Omega stainless steel manual watch with PVD coating (below).
Vacheron & Constantin, founded in 1755 by Jean-Marc Vacheron, has made timepieces for many heads of state, from Napoleon Bonaparte to President Harry S. Truman. to King Farouk of Egypt. The lone Vacheron & Constantin model in the Jasper52 auction is a 14K gold manual watch with a leather band, which is valued at $$3,700-$4,200.
The auction will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Nov. 29.