The auction features a selection of 77 significant Swiss luxury watches from several of the most famous names in watchmaking, starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.
NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 2, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Two rare and desirable Swiss men’s wristwatches – a Patek-Philippe Ref. 5396G Annual Calendar and a rolex Ref. 116515 Cosmograph Daytona – are the expected headliners of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online luxury watch auction. scheduled for Saturday, November 19, starting at 9 a.m. sharp EST.
“Our November 19 wristwatch auction features a curated selection of 77 significant Swiss luxury watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Heuer, cartierHublot, Tiffany & Company and IWC, among others,” said Ethan Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Included is a fine selection of vintage Rolex Submariners and GMT-Master sports models.
Miller added: “Highlights will include a stunning Ref. 5513 Rolex Submariner from the 1972 Olympics. We are also delighted to offer the aforementioned Patek Philippe Ref. Annual calendar 5396G. The offering is stacked with exclusively luxury content and will provide great opportunities for collectors and investors to add to their growing collections.
The Patek Philippe Ref. The 5396G annual calendar watch is the undisputed star lot of the auction, with a pre-sale estimate of $85,000 to $100,000. The patented watch, with self-winding mechanical movement, moon phases and 24-hour display, was launched in 1996 and has been a success story ever since, establishing itself as one of Patek Philippe’s flagship models.
All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona watch was introduced in 1963, designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers, who could use it to measure average speeds of up to 400 kilometers (or miles per hour). The case of the watch offered is made of 18-carat Everose gold, manufactured and patented by Rolex and cast in its own foundry. The wristwatch has a pre-sale estimate of $50,000 to $60,000.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, regardless of year, movement or reference, is one of the most desirable watches out there. There are several other examples in the auction. They understand:
• Ref. 116520, circa 2008-2009, in 40mm stainless steel case, box and papers included (est. $38,000-$45,000).
• Ref. 116523, circa 2002, an exceptionally well maintained example offered by the original owner, complete with box and papers and receipt of a 2019 service by the original retailer, Ashley Jewelers, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (est. $19,000 – $24,000).
• Ref. 116520, circa 2009, has a stainless steel case on a stainless steel oyster band, complete with box and papers, offered without reserve (est. $28,000-$23,000).
The Rolex Day-Date “President” wristwatch is another classic that will be represented more than once in the auction. The model debuted in 1956 and was the first wristwatch to display the date and day of the week spelled out in a window on the dial. The elegant design and precious metals have combined to make the Day-Date one of the most sought-after wristwatches by celebrities.
Two Day-Date “Presidents” in the auction include Ref. 18038, circa 1988, with 18k yellow gold case and bracelet and champagne diamond dial, serviced by Rolex in August 2002 (estimated between $28,000 and $35,000); and Ref. 18238, with 18k yellow gold case on an 18k yellow gold President bracelet. A recent service included all new crystals, crowns, crown tubes, and gaskets (est. $16,000-$20,000).
Rolexes will be plentiful on auction day, but so will watches from other famous manufacturers, such as:
• De Grisogono, Large ladies’ watch, Swiss, circa 2001, with 18 kt rose gold case and pink sapphires, box and papers included (est. $23,000-$27,000). La Grande is immediately recognizable by its slightly curved silhouette. It was designed with perfect proportions.
• Tag Heuer, Ref. 2446C Autavia GMT, Swiss, 1972, with a stainless steel case on a leather strap and a Mark 4 dial (est. $18,000-$20,000). This model has steel hands with red accents, a red chronograph hand and stepped sub-dials. The color appears on the Pepsi bezel.
• Cartier, Ref. 1353.1 Pasha Chronograph, Swiss, circa 1998, with 18kt yellow gold case and bracelet (est. $14,000-$18,000). In 1943, a round wristwatch was introduced into the Cartier collection. The inspiration for the modern Pasha comes from this elegant design.
Going back to the Rolexes, a Ref. 1675 GMT-Master and a Ref. The 16760 GMT-Master II watch is expected to change hands (or wrists) for $25,000-$30,000 and $20,000-$25,000, respectively. The original GMT-Master, designed in 1954, was a collaboration with Pan Am Airways. The watch was issued to their crews on long-haul flights and was later adopted by other pilots.
A Rolex Ref. 5512 Submariner and a Rolex Ref. 5513 Submariner have presale estimates of $20,000 to $25,000 and $14,000 to $17,000, respectively. Both have a stainless steel case on a stainless steel oyster band. This latter watch was awarded as a prize for qualifying as a Canadian sailing participant in the 1972 Olympic Games. Trials were held in Kingston, Ontario.
Another Rolex worth mentioning is the Ref. 80319 Datejust Pearlmaster with an 18k rose gold case and factory diamond dial and bezel. The smooth lines of the case and bracelet have created a feminine take on the iconic Datejust (est. $22,000-$27,000).
As this is an online-only auction, there will be no in-person event to attend, but bidders can tune into the live webcast on the day of the auction to watch the lots close in real time. A live gallery preview will take place the day before the auction, Friday, November 18, from noon to 5 p.m. EST in the Miller & Miller showroom at 59 Webster Street in New Hamburg, Ontario.
Internet bidding will be conducted via the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com), as well as LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and correspondence bids will also be accepted. Here is a link to the auction: https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/auctions/4-6OTR3T/montres-de-luxe.
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd., has two major auctions scheduled for the remainder of this year and early next year. They include an auction of automobiles, advertising and toys (with the Gary Archer collection) on December 3; and a Canadiana & Folk Art auction on February 11, 2023.
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is Canada’s trusted seller of high value collections and always accepts quality shipments. The company specializes in watches and jewelry, art, antiques and high-value collectibles. Its mission is to provide collectors with a trusted place to buy and sell.
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