The Miller & Miller watch and jewelry sale on November 20 features wristwatches from Cartier, Rolex, …
NEW HAMBURG, Ontario, Canada – The semi-annual Miller & Miller Auctions watch and jewelry sale returns Saturday, November 20, starting at 9 a.m. EST, with a high-impact offering of luxury watches and fine jewelry, featuring rare and desirable pieces. Vintage and collectible wristwatches from names such as Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Patek Philippe, Corum and Panerai.
This will be an online auction only, with no in-person event to attend, but bidders can tune into the live webcast on November 20 at www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com to watch lots close in time. real. Internet auctions will be provided by the Miller & Miller website, as well as the popular platform LiveAuctioneers.com. Offers by telephone and correspondence will also be accepted.
In total, 215 lots will be sold. They will include wristwatches, pocket watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins. An expected flagship lot is the Cartier Pasha minute repeater watch (Ref. W30012), featuring the caliber 179 in 18 kt gold movement with 26 jewels designed by Gerald Genta. The minute repeater, perpetual calendar with day-date-month, moon phase, and leap year indicator all work in harmony in a watch that is expected to sell for between $ 75,000 and $ 85,000.
All prices shown in this report are in Canadian dollars.
Just behind the Pasha is another Cartier beauty: a Diabolo Tourbillon wristwatch, a rarity that was produced in limited numbers until the mid-1990s and has only grown in value as collectors of watches scramble to add unique pieces to their collections. . This copy was serviced and reconditioned by Cartier in Switzerland in December 2018. Its many attributes make it more of a work of art than a watch (estimate: $ 40,000 – $ 50,000).
The name that will be called most often on the day of the auction is Rolex. “Rolex dealers continue to leave buyers on a more than five-year waiting list for their new sport models, resulting in significant unmet demand,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “This has prompted many buyers to rely on the aftermarket and in some cases opened their eyes to vintage examples of popular contemporary models such as the Submariner, GMT and Explorer.
Two Rolexes that are sure to grab attention are a circa 1972 GMT-Master watch (Ref. 1675), the only GMT model produced by Rolex from 1959 to 1980, with the iconic red and blue “Pepsi” bezel insert and an excellent matching patina on the light tritium; and an Explorer II “Steve McQueen” watch circa 1978 (Ref. 1655), its Italian nickname being “Freccioni” (for “big arrow”, which accurately describes the large hand). These two Rolexes carry estimates of $ 25,000 to $ 30,000.
Three dazzling diamond rings, all estimated between $ 35,000 and $ 40,000, will be on offer, including:
- A 15.45 carat platinum and diamond cocktail ring with a prong-set marquise-cut diamond, fancy yellowish brown, weighing 4.32 carats, VS-1 clarity, plus 32 round brilliant-cut prong-set diamonds with an approximate total weight of 5.93 carats.
- A bespoke platinum and karat diamond solitaire engagement ring hand assembled with a polished finish, featuring a prong set 4.28 carat round brilliant diamond, SI-2 clarity, K color, plus four single cut diamonds set of pearls for a total of 0.05 carat.
- A bespoke 18k white gold engagement ring for ladies hand assembled with a highly polished finish, featuring a 4.91 carat prong set round diamond, VS-2 clarity, L color and 10 round brilliant cut diamonds set claws, 0.56 carat.
An elegant and feminine circa 2018 Vacheron Constantin 18-karat Egerie Swiss ladies’ watch (Ref. 25541) is expected to slip onto a new wrist for $ 25,000 to $ 30,000. The dial of the watch features a beautiful sunbeam pattern that mimics the ripples of water that run down the sides of the 18k white gold case where the ripples transform into a cascade of diamonds. The superb watch comes with its own Vacheron Constantin box.
Back to the Rolex for men, a Ref. 116710 GMT-Master II watch with a stainless steel case on a stainless steel oyster bracelet, a ceramic bezel, an arrowhead 24 hour hand and a 24 hour graduated bezel to indicate the time in another time zone, should reach $ 16,000 – $ 18,000); while a circa 1990 Ref. The 16713 GMT-Master II watch in 18k yellow gold and steel, with a Jubilee bracelet creating a refined look, is estimated between $ 14,500 and $ 17,000.
A Rolex Ref. The Day-Date President Florentine 18038 watch with an 18k gold case and bracelet and featuring a Quickset date, Florentine textured lugs and outer links and a champagne dial, mounted on an aftermarket 18k gold President bracelet , is expected to reach $ 14,000 to $ 16,000; while a Rolex Ref. The Submariner Date 16613 watch, in stainless steel with central links and 18 kt bezel, plus a tritium dial, is also estimated between $ 14,000 and $ 16,000.
To complete the shortlist of many Rolexes on sale that should be doing well, there is a Ref. from around 1991. 16570 Explorer II, an intrepid chronometer designed to accompany explorers in extreme challenges. A distinctive red hand displays the time in 24-hour format to distinguish between night and day, even when traveling to the center of the Earth, during polar nights, or sitting by a campfire. It should cost $ 12,000 to $ 15,000.
Let’s not forget that Tudor watches are also very popular with collectors. This sale features a rare Tudor Ref. 7928/0 Oyster-Prince Submariner, produced only in 1967, with an open minute track that extends to the outer rim of the dial, tritium hands and digital traces that have transformed into an attractive mustard bronze (estimate: 12 $ 000- $ 15,000); and a Tudor Ref. 94110 Submariner with stainless steel case and rolled-link oyster bracelet, plus a bidirectional rotating bezel and unusual “snowflake” hands (estimate: $ 12,000- $ 15,000).
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has another online auction only scheduled for the remainder of 2021: a Petroliana, Breweriana & Advertising which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 4th.
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. is the trusted seller of high value collections in Canada and always accepts quality shipments. The company specializes in high value watches and jewelry, art, antiques and 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] To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and their calendar of upcoming events, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.
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