Miller & Miller’s online watch and jewelry auction on June 11 features beautiful watches, rings,…

Circa 1996 Breguet Classique Swiss watch with an elegant 19kt yellow gold case and dial with power reserve indicator and moon phases and age (est. CA$30,000-$40,000).
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – A dazzling 9.22 carat platinum emerald cut diamond ring with VS2 clarity, a special edition Swiss Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore wristwatch and a circa 1991 Rolex Submariner watch with A solid 18k yellow gold case and bracelet are just a few of the trinkets bidders will be treated to at an online-only watch and jewelry auction scheduled for Saturday, June 11 by Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. , starting at 9 a.m. Eastern Time.

Wristwatches will include rare and desirable models from Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Piaget, IWC and Blancpain, among others. The catalog also includes a world-class collection of 14k gold Accutron watches. The wonderful selection of jewelry includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. American railroad pocket watches will come from Waltham, Illinois and Hamilton, among others.

“With recent market volatility and uncertainty, some investors wanting to diversify their portfolios are turning to physical assets,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “Quality watches and jewelry can make excellent investments, in part because of their portability and liquidity. At Miller & Miller, our selected watches and jewelry can be an investment opportunity for buyers looking for a piece to wear that can also serve as a store of value.

The platinum diamond ring features a 9.22 carat emerald cut center stone and two baguette shoulder stones. In addition to VS2 clarity, the ring is also rated M for color and Very Good for cut. It comes with a certificate of appraisal from Gem Scan of Toronto and has a solid pre-sale estimate of $70,000-$80,000.

Custom platinum pendant with ten prong-set marquise-shaped diamonds and 96 other diamonds, plus a 2.04-carat prong-set natural ruby ​​(estimated CA$16,000-19,000).
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore wristwatch is a special “End of Days” edition watch, with a black leather strap and a black PVD coated steel case. The automatic self-winding watch features date, chronograph and tachymeter, E Serial. It should end between $45,000 and $50,000.

“If there is a watch more perfectly crafted than the Rolex Submariner, we have yet to encounter it,” Miller remarked. There are several in the auction, the best expected income being the one already described, estimated between $40,000 and $50,000. It has an Oyster bracelet and a 40mm case. Two others that will certainly catch the attention of bidders are:

  • A circa 1970 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 5513), 40mm, with original box and warranty card. “If you question the Submariner’s iconic heritage, call your local Rolex dealer and ask how many they have in stock,” Miller said (estimated $17,500-$20,000).
  • A Rolex Submariner (Ref. 16618) with 18k yellow gold and stainless steel case and bracelet, two-tone Oyster bracelet, box, booklets and hang tag. The case measures 40mm in diameter and the gross weight of the assembled watch is 139 grams (estimated between $11,000 and $13,000).

An 18kt yellow gold stamped solitaire engagement ring for women with a 4.08 carat prong set princess cut diamond (color: L, clarity: SI-1, cut: good), with a highly polished finish, should pay off $35,000-$45,000. In addition, a bespoke platinum pendant with ten prong-set marquise-shaped diamonds and 96 other diamonds (for a total diamond weight of 13.00 carats), plus a 2.04-carat prong-set natural ruby, is expected to net $16,000. $19,000.

Rolex Submariner wristwatch (Ref. 16618) with 18k yellow gold and stainless steel case and bracelet, two-tone Oyster bracelet, box, brochures and hang tag (est. CA$11,000-$13,000).
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.

A Breguet Classique Swiss watch from circa 1996 (Ref. 3137) with an elegant 19kt yellow gold case and dial with a power reserve indicator and moon phases and age, plus the original box , has a pre-sale estimate of $30,000-$40,000. Also, a Patek Philippe Calatrava Swiss watch with an 18k white gold case and a Patek Philippe bracelet with an 18k gold clasp should fetch between $25,000 and $30,000. The clean and simple design of the Calatrava design is often imitated.

Back at Rolex is a circa 2001 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Pearlmaster watch (Ref. 80319), featuring a 29mm 18k gold case with factory diamond dial and bezel, and a dial in blue diamond, should bring between $22,000 and $27,000; while a circa 1987 Rolex Explorer II wristwatch (ref. 16550), featuring a 40mm stainless steel case with a 24 scale bezel for use as a second time zone function, water resistant to 100 meters, has a presale estimate of $12,000-$15,000.

A circa 1980 Piaget C701 Polo watch (Ref. 15661), featuring a solid 18k gold case and bracelet and powered by a quartz movement (which for its time was the pinnacle of luxury ), recently overhauled and refurbished, should fetch $12,000-$15,000. Also, a 1960 Swiss Enicar Sherpa Graph Mark 1A chronograph with a stainless steel case and bracelet and featuring the rare “gladius” hands, using the iconic Valjoux 72 chronograph movement, is expected to fetch $7,000 to $10,000.

A sapphire and diamond necklace consisting of an 8.24 carat natural blue sapphire, mixed cut, prong set, and 31 baguette cut (tapered) and channel set diamonds, weighing a total of 1.15 carats, on a 16-inch chain, is estimated to go for $6,500 to $7,500; while a bespoke diamond cross pendant in 14k white gold with a high polished finish, featuring 34 prong set round brilliant cut diamonds with a total carat weight of 8.89, on a 20 inch chain, should fetch between $6,500 and $7,000.

Although this is an internet-only auction, with no in-person event to attend, bidders can tune into the live webcast on Saturday, June 11 to watch lots close in real time. Here is a link to the auction catalog: https://live.millerandmillerauctions.com/auctions/4-5SL0H3/watches-jewels.

Internet bidding will be conducted via the Miller & Miller website (www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com), as well as the popular online auction platform LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and correspondence bids will also be accepted. Major categories include advertising signs, advertising boxes, soda advertising, breweriana, petroliana (gas station collectibles), toys, clocks, general stores and tools.

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.

To consign a unique piece, an estate or a collection, you can call them at (519) 573-3710; or, you can email them to [email protected] Learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the June 11 auction, please visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.

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