More than 600 luxury watches are available in Heritage Auctions’ Oct. 24 Watches & Fine Timepieces Auction in New York. Read on for some of the exceptional pieces spotlighted in this sale.
Rolex 14k Gold Ref. 6241 “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona “John Player Special”
The most coveted and commercially successful model produced by Rolex, the Daytona, is being offered by Heritage through an ultra-rare 14K gold variant of Rolex’s Daytona Reference 6241 ‘John Player Special’ featuring the highly desirable “Paul Newman” dial. This remarkable piece has never before seen an auction room and was purchased in a private transaction between two friends in 1971.
F.P. Journe T-30 Historic Anniversary Tourbillon
Created by F.P Journe to celebrate 30 years of producing exceptional timepieces, the T-30 Tourbillon was based on the first timepiece to adorn his name. A perfect balance of traditional design, the piece includes a Guilloche .925 Silver and 18k rose gold case with hunter caseback and contemporary sizing at 40mm, while the rare 18k rose gold dual barrel mechanism is arguably one of the most beautiful tourbillon movements produced.
Vacheron Constantin Ref. 30051/000P, Openwork Tourbillon, Ltd Ed 2/2
This highly important and rare timepiece was previously undocumented to the collector community until the first example was sold at auction in 2015. The Ref. 30051/000P-8864 is one of only two produced in platinum with a hand-engraved 18k rose gold movement. Through our research, it is believed that this present lot, engraved No. 2, represents only the second time this timepiece has been made available publicly.
Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Cosmograph, (FAP) Peruvian Air Force
A fine example from Rolex’s history of providing rare, desirable special-order watches to military and civilian organizations, the Ref. 6263 Cosmograph created for ‘Fuerza Aerea del Peru’ (FAP), a branch of the Peruvian Armed Forces, is one of its most collectible. These rare timepieces are distinguished aesthetically with the engraving ‘Fuerza Aerea del Peru’, located around the edge of the case back.
Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner Ref. 7924, Big Crown
Only produced for one year in 1958, the Tudor Oyster Prince Submariner 7924 is quite possibly the most important and rarest reference from the Tudor brand. This completely original timepiece, one of the finest examples of Ref. 7924 brought to auction, combines all the aesthetic key points that vintage dive watch collectors covet, including the oversized no guard crown, gilt radium luminous dial and infamous red triangle bezel.
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