Specialist Picks: Timepieces Online

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The online-only auction Timepieces Online: Property of a Gentleman, which is open for bids from 6–19 October, features a wide selection of modern sports watches. The sale provides the perfect acquisition opportunity for watch enthusiasts who are looking for something for everyday wear with highlights including a new twist on a racing classic and a timepiece that includes a piece of steel taken from the wreck of the Titanic. Click ahead to see our specialist’s top selections.

Timepieces Online: Property of a Gentleman
6-19 October

Specialist Picks: Timepieces Online

  • Bell & Ross, a Red Gold Automatic Jump Hour Wristwatch with Power Reserve No 39/50 WW1, Circa 2010.
    Estimate: 2000 – 4000 CHF
    Clearly inspired by the British Officers’ watches of the First World War, this Bell & Ross is a limited edition of only 50 pieces. The inclusion of the jump hour and power reserve provide a fresh modern twist on a vintage classic.

  • Romain Jerome, a Limited Edition Stainless Steel and Stabilised Rusted Steel Automatic Centre Seconds Wristwatch Made aith Authentic Parts of the Titanic Ref Rjtaui003 Case 500650, No 074/888 Octopus, Circa 2012.
    Estimate: 1000 – 3000 CHF
    This chunky modern diver’s watch by Romain Jerome has a particularly steampunk vibe.  What’s more, the bezel has been forged out of a stabilised piece of steel taken from the wreck of the Titanic no less!  Literally ‘History in the Making’.

  • Tag Heuer, a Rectangular Stainless Steel Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Register and Date Ref Cal5111 No 319888 Monaco Twenty Four, Circa 2012.
    Estimate: 2000 – 4000 CHF
    A chronograph with its roots in racing legend, Tag Heuer have breathed new life into this Monaco. Adorning it with a suspended dial and innovative register configuration, it still retains its iconic and, very chic, proportions. We’re sure Mr McQueen would approve. 

  • Chopard, a Stainless Steel Automatic Centre Seconds Wristwatch with Date Ref 8912 Case 866018 Pro One, Circa 2005.
    Estimate: 1500 – 3500 CHF
    This sporty Chopard diver brings together old and new. The simple steel case combined with a black dial is always a winner, but when mixed with the sepia tones to the indexes and Alpha style hands, this contemporary timepiece acquires a vintage, military aesthetic that really stands out on the wrist.

  • Paul Picot, a Yellow Gold Automatic Centre Seconds Wristwatch with Date and Power Reserve No 56, Circa 2000.
    Estimate: 2000 – 4000 CHF
    A watch for anyone who appreciates attention to detail at the most micro scale. From the bezel and its coin edged band, to the silvered dial, date ring and power reserve indication - it seems that every surface of this wonderfully crafted Paul Picot has been expertly turned, adding nigh on infinite depth to a very classic design. 

  • Bell & Ross, a Red Gold Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Month and Date Ref 126xl.Gd-R No 16/99, Circa 2010.
    Estimate: 2000 – 4000 CHF
    The combinations of colour in this Bell & Ross chronograph with date and month are very pleasing on the eye as well as on the wrist. With its flattering dimensions this very versatile piece would be just as at home under the cuff of a casual sweater as it would a business jacket. 

  • Girard-Perregaux, a Limited Edition Yellow Gold Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Date Ref 4946 No 66/100 Ecurie Francorchamps,Circa 2001.
    Estimate: 1000 – 3000 CHF
    When it comes to chronographs black dials and stainless steel cases are much loved. This Girard-Perregaux has both, and when paired with very classic proportions for a modern watch and with clear racing pedigree, the piece is one of only 100 made making it a lot of bang for your buck! 

  • Breitling, a Titanium Wristwatch with Date Ref E1737018 Case 559030, Circa 2002.
    Estimate: 500 – 1500 Chf
    This is quite the statement piece from Breitling with its bright yellow dial and is made wonderfully wearable when complimented by gun metal grey titanium case and modern rubber strap.  So much so that the watch could be worn casually or formally, for any occasion when ones outfit requires a little ‘pop!’

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