The present lot was acquired by Captain John Maxted Coltart, a member of the Black Watch Regiment and the Gordon Highlanders of the 15th Scottish Regiment. He participated in the critical crossing of the Elbe in April 1945, and upon completion of his duties he returned with several souvenirs from the war. The back of the present Panerai 3646 is thusly engraved commemorating the last battle Coltart took part in. The watch survives with an intense darkening of the sandwich dial numerals and all the original parts of its complex screwed-in case.
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