Bring a Loupe: A Full Set Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona, A Stunning Eberhard Scientigraf, A Blue Universal Genève Compax, And More
Eberhard Scientigraf Reference 11538, With Anti-Magnetic Properties
The Scientigraf got in excess of a decent notice in Phil’s affection letter to Eberhard , and in light of current circumstances. It is a genuine apparatus watch, with winning looks thanks to its smooth bezel and Explorer-type dial. Dispatched in the mid 1960s, the Scientigraf was a genuine competitor to the Rolex Milgauss, the IWC Ingenieur, and the Omega Railmaster when it came to against magnetic properties. This capacity was gladly engraved on the caseback (antimagnetic resistance was stated by Eberhard as 900-1000 gauss) as was the way that it uses a programmed movement.
This 38mm watch comes here with its unique extendable arm band, signed Eberhard on the clasp. This handset is absolutely right for the reference (counting the candy second hand), while the signed crown seems consistent with the shape shown in the unique index. One proviso, it seems likely that its dial went through a specialist restoration , not disclosed in the listing. The watch comes with its unique assurance, which is likely how the seller dates it back to 1964.
An Italian vendor offers this Eberhard Scientigraf for €25,000 (around $26,815 at season of publishing).
Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona, With The Whole Shebang
The “Paul Newman” dial is such a notorious component that it has its very own Reference Points article. There you can discover some data on the transitional reference 6262 – with siphon pushers, it particularly looks like the reference 6239, then again, actually it relies on a later advancement of the Valjoux 72, the type Valjoux 727. It was just delivered in 1970-1971, which is consistent with the 2.5M serial number of this model (the listing dates it to 1968, which is bit too soon for such a serial number).
However, there is considerably more to this chronograph than Rolex nerd points: as referenced in this article from Watchpatina (where the photos also began) it comes with a fascinating provenance and accessories. It is described as “full set,” implying that the first box and papers are incorporated, although the assurance was almost left clear , with no coordinating serial number and just the 6239 reference, which is an issue in establishing full correctness of such a set. The genuine kicker is that it is said to come from the first proprietor, who consigned to with a closeout house after he understood that the watch he had bought and immediately set aside during the 1970s was in reality truly important, especially since he didn’t get a lot of use from it over the past 40+ years. Furthermore, this Daytona’s general condition completely reflects that, with very little stretch to the expandable arm band, and a thick case.
This special Paul Newman Daytona will be sold at Leslie Hindmans Auctioneers one week from now, on April 25 , with a $65,000-85,000 estimate.
Universal Genève Compax Reference 885107, With Striking Blue Dial
The exceptional blue dial of the Compax reference 885107 is regularly nicknamed “Outlandish,” similar as its significantly bluer sibling, the reference 885108 . In looks, those are unquestionably not your customary Universal Genève Compax, as they were made later during the 1960s, and come with the Valjoux 72, instead of an in-house chronograph type. Their striking design makes them no less desirable, alongside the more monochromatic “Nina Rindt.”
The handset here matches the style of the Rindt, although you may have expected a red seconds hand , which all the more commonly seen. All things considered, another model with precisely the same all-dark setup has been previously spotted, which seems to approve the possibility of numerous handset variations. The foggy pictures of the listing seem to show some maturing marks on the dial, some bruised lume plots, and some yellowing of the earlier white seconds hand. Lastly, the signature on the crown does not seem correct.
Bidding for this Universal Genève Compax listed on Ebay was still underneath $5,000 at the hour of publication.
LeCoultre Memovox Reference 2404
The Memovox is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s masterful interpretation of the caution complication – it first showed up with a hand-wound development, and afterward with programmed calibers such as the massively mainstream type 825, with its date window. What’s more, the Memovox can be found with the LeCoultre marking, since Jaeger-LeCoultre also offered watches under this moniker, mostly for the US market (and those were frequently at a lower cost point).
In that specific situation, the VXN import mark on the type 814 makes all out sense, thus does the “Cased and Timed in USA” etching on the caseback. Its smaller case size was meant to additionally separate it from the “normal” Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox which was 37mm in distance across. However, the reference 2404 deserves some consideration, especially since it is more frequently sized at 34mm than at the 33mm referenced in the listing. The sun-beam caution disk works truly well with the cream dial (both showing light maturing signs), while the alert is said to buzz pleasantly. Lastly, both of the crowns are pleasantly signed with the “LC” monograms, something you don’t see very often.
The seller HQ Milton has this interesting LeCoultre Memovox reference 2404 listed for $2,250.