Bring a Loupe: A Full Set Breitling Navitimer 806, A Rolex Submariner Ref. 5514 For COMEX, A Forgotten Heuer Jarama In Steel, And More
Rolex Submariner Reference 5514, Issued To COMEX
The reference 5514 is an exceptionally unique Submariner, as it was just conveyed to the COMEX, the logo you see on the dial here. Established in 1961, COMEX ( Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises in French) required a watch for its profound jumping exercises, and Rolex quickly thought about its Submariner. To address the chance of the gem flying off the watch during decompression from immersion jumping, Rolex in the end fitted a helium valve escapement into the “standard” Submariner no-date, the reference 5513, in the last part of the 1960s. This at last prompted the devoted reference 5514 a couple of years after the fact, while the Sea-Dweller family additionally offered a similar helium get away from valve, however with a date window.
Given the superior that COMEX-gave watches exchange for, it is significant to check the accuracy of the COMEX logo on the dial, the inscriptions on the caseback, and get some foundation data on a piece you are thinking about. Here, a letter from Rolex UK authenticates the legitimate inventory of the watch to COMEX in 1977, likewise showing that the proprietor mentioned that the adjusting ought exclude any trading of parts. For sure, any substitution of the dial or hands would steeply affect the inventiveness of the watch, and consequently its value.
The seller HQ Milton offers this Rolex Submariner 5514 COMEX for $121,850.
Breitling Navitimer Reference 806, With Original Box And Papers
The Breitling Navitimer was dispatched in the mid 1950s in view of just a single client: pilots, henceforth the joint effort with the AOPA (Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association), which circulated the greater part of the early guides to its individuals. It was a genuinely inventive watch (despite the fact that Breitling had effectively fitted a slide rule to its Chronomat approximately 10 years prior) since it permitted a pilot to execute different counts. The principal design offered an all-dark dial, and highlighted the AOPA seal on the dial, albeit both disappeared in later models, as we can see here.
The “Twin Jet” above Breitling shows that this reference 806 was delivered after 1964, which is affirmed by its chronic number and the first papers dating it precisely to 1967. It likewise comes with a Breitling box , said to be the first one, measuring then to a genuine full set. Moreover, the tritium lume on the handset and painted records has taken on a decent patina, while the sub-registers don’t show unreasonable maturing marks even after 50 years.
The U.K. seller SweepingHand recorded this full set Breitling Navitimer 806 for £4,500 (roughly $5,500 at season of publishing).
Jaeger-LeCoultre Futurematic Reference E501, With Rose Gold Case
The Futurematic moniker was a goal-oriented name from Jaeger-LeCoultre, which at first depicted the watch as the ” first 100% automatic wristwatch .” Commercialized from 1951 onwards, it acquired the idea of a force hold pointer from the previous Powermatic model, in spite of the fact that it assumed a considerably greater part in the Futurematic. This inventive watch couldn’t be twisted physically (the shrouded crown just takes into account time-setting), so its development was intended to keep sufficient energy to in a flash re-start at whatever point worn, consequently the red zone found on this marker. Why not shake the watch when the force save is completely down and consider it daily? This is really not recommended with any programmed vintage watch, as the jerky development puts superfluous weight on the movement.
The power save pointer came in two distinct shapes: a standard sub-register for the current reference E501 and the “window” for the reference E502. The Jaeger-LeCoultre marked Futurematics all arrived in an enormous 37mm case while the LeCoultre form was marginally more modest, at 35mm , both having the setting crown coordinated on the caseback (since there was no arrangement for hand-winding the watch). Here the watch comes with an uncommon case in 18k rose, an arrangement infrequently seen with the Futurematic logo, albeit some may be found from past sales, with lumed dial or without .
Its guard development is uncommon itself, since just 1,000 instances of the type 827 were at any point delivered from 1956 to 1958, offering a similar showcase for the running second and force save as the first and more normal type 497, with in excess of 52,000 models created from 1951 to 1958. Opening the caseback uncovers how the crown is associated with the programmed type and how it permits setting of the sharp dauphine hands.
You can locate this rose gold Jaeger-LeCoultre Futurematic evaluated at €5,200 (around $5,490).
Heuer Jarama Reference 110.223, A Rare Version From The 1970s
There is no uncertainty about the Heuer Jarama having a place with the 1970s, however its extraordinariness is frequently failed to remember. This watch was to be sure just accessible in 1977 and 1978 , and keeping in mind that a ton of its subtleties are suggestive of other contemporary Heuer watches (outstandingly the pulsometer, likewise found in the Monza), its two-tone bezel makes it remarkable. This part was either smooth dark PVD completed for the hardened steel form, or fluted gold-plated for the two-tone renditions ( with a dark or champagne dial).
The watch here seems to be in extraordinary condition, with a profound dark dial and a pleasant bezel, which has kept the greater part of its covering. It comes with a Heuer-marked box, and a Heuer wristband, despite the fact that its hardened steel place connections may bring up certain issues. Why? All things considered, from the index, and numerous other known models, it appears to be that the middle connections of the arm band fabricated by NSA ought to be dark, yet perhaps one of the previous proprietors requested the covering there to be taken away.
This steel Heuer Jarama on Chronotrader is estimated at €4,900 (roughly $5,150).
Association Glashütte Julius Bergter Edition, With Moonphase And Power Reserve Complications
The Julius Bergter assortment is a restricted release arrangement, dispatched in 2002, not long after Union Glashütte got purchased out by the Swatch Group. They were planned as the outflow of the German foundations of the brand, which clarifies the three-quarter plate and the dial plan that some may discover suggestive of another German brand, when taking a gander at the Arabic numerals. Inside the assortment, various pieces were revealed, covering an expansive scope of complications from the standard sub-second model to the Moonphase and Power Reserve model we have here, and there were likewise chronograph and unending schedule models, each created in 100 pieces.
The model here is number five out of 100 of the Gangreserve model (power save in German) and depends on a similar type 30 from Glashütte Original as different bits of the assortment. All are physically wound. This 39mm watch comes full set and is supposed to be in pristine condition.
A U.S.- based gatherer offers this Union Glashütte Julius Bergter Moonphase on PuristsPro commercial center for $7,900 (which appears to be higher than the past models sold, albeit the mint condition unquestionably legitimizes a premium).