Bring a Loupe: A Rolex 6062 Moonphase In Steel, A Rare Heuer Autavia, A Sleeper Seiko, And More
A Seiko Credor Node Reference GBBE 979 – A Beautiful Modern Dress Watch
Let’s start with this Credor Node, the most under-the-radar piece of our whole determination this week. You may recollect Credor as the very good quality contribution from Seiko that we canvassed in our audit of the Eichi . The Eichi, amazingly, compared favorably to watches from Philippe Dufour and Laurent Ferrier incredibly well. Again, this Node reference GBBE 979 will in all likelihood give many current dress watches from competing blue-chip brands a run for their cash. While some may think its stylish altogether too sterile, I consider it to be a statement of sure elegance, with a flawless feeling of balance in the dia layout, with the four cleaned files and the all around placed sub-register. We should not fail to remember the slender blued hands, displaying a brilliant contrast to the 38 mm white-gold case, which houses an in-house movement under 2 mm tall.
The movement is Credor ultra-slim caliber 6898. The 6800 arrangement of movements goes all the way back to 1969; this form is incredibly slim at 1.98 mm (for comparison, the ultra-meager Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 849, which we took a gander at here , is 1.85 mm thick).
A Japanese dealer is selling this beautiful Credor for 699,800 yen (or around $6,000) here .
A Rolex Reference 6062 With Moon-Phase Complication
This watch is as close as it gets to the end-game in gathering vintage Rolex. It’s easy to lapse into considering Rolex absolutely as far as device watches, however the reference 6062 gives a totally extraordinary picture, more in the league of the famous Patek reference 2497 . Granted, the Patek is a perpetual calendar while the Rolex is “just” a triple calendar. It is nonetheless one of just two references with a moon-phase complication at any point commercialized by Rolex. The movement is automatic – normal for a Rolex – and secured by a 36 mm Oyster case – in stainless steel to make it stunningly better. The case has been cleaned up, certainly, however the merchant’s asking cost mirrors that and this piece presents incredibly well. This isn’t your average vintage Rolex, for sure.
The U.S.- based dealer Alex Ciani is offering this beautiful complicated Rolex here .
A Heuer Autavia Reference 73663MH – A Military Chronograph You Don't Often See
A whole book has been dedicated to Autavias – a sharp combination of “Automobile” and “Aviation” – this enlightens you concerning the importance that this line holds in the hearts of Heuer aficionado. From the case shape of the reference 73663, you can deduce this Autavia came a lot later than the reference 2446 we usually feature in Bring A Loupe. The full black dial with lumed numerals is also an indication of its military vocation, originally commissioned by the German Bundeswehr in the early 1970s. The 41 mm case is the real attraction of this chronograph; you can really see the brushing on the drags and the cleaned slopes, an exceptionally rare sight for a piece more than 40 years old. The Valjoux 7736 was simply adjusted – unfortunately the tritium on the seconds hand of the chronograph was lost on that occasion, which is the solitary real drawback to this generally staggering Autavia.
Rare Birds is offering this rare Autavia for 10,500 euro (or around $11,500) here .
A Lemania 15TL Chronograph With Two-Tone Dial
Lemania chronographs remain reasonable picks in a vintage market that’s as of now bullish on this action-situated complication. There is a ton to like about this Lemania, starting with its elegant 38 mm case – a size you don’t discover regularly in two-register chronographs of its era. In addition there are three other main focuses to see: the attractive two-tone dial, the olive pushers, and the famously reliable 15TL movement. To put it plainly, you get both a great daily wearer and an attractive vintage watch here.
A authority is offering this larger than average Lemania for 2,650 euro (or around $2,900) here .
A Longines Diver Reference 7494-2 With Large Compressor Case
Longines as of late re-launched this jump watch, initially presented in 1959; the “new” Legend Diver remained faithful to the original as far as size and plan. Here, you get one of the original models, an iteration from the mid-1960s. This Longines reference 7494-2 is in outstanding condition for a 50-year-old watch, with a fresh case and a pleasantly patinated dial. Its 42 mm size makes it very relevant nowadays, and it looks amazing with the jungle bracelet, ready for a jump – although I would not recommend that with a vintage piece, obviously (at least not without an assistance, new gaskets, and a pressing factor check). The two hatched crowns are an indication of the super-compressor case used to guarantee its water-resistance, initially up to 200 meters down – this is theoretical pressing factor yet it’s all that could possibly be needed for underwater utilize something like and including recreational SCUBA .
The patent for this innovation has a place with the casemaker Piquerez; the idea behind it is to utilize the pressing factor of the water to compress the sealing gasket and along these lines further fix the case back. You can locate some detailed information about the many brands who confided in this case here . The top crown of this Longines controls the inward rotating bezel, tasked to track time during a jump – the real mission of the watch, as demonstrated by the engraving below.
This beautiful Longines Diver is offered available to be purchased here .
An Autodromo Monoposto Automatic Limited Edition Consigned By The Brand For Charity
We evaluated this Autodromo three years ago , and were dazzled by the care brought to the case, and also the packaging, both repeating pleasantly the universe of vintage cars. One example of this restricted version watch is offered at the Amelia Island Auction in a NOS condition (in the strictest feeling of the word, as it comes straight from Autodromo archives). I like that this tachometer-taking after piece is actually a black-dialed example, as the shade of the dial in combination with the short drags makes the 43 mm case look a lot smaller on the wrist. Note that the red line is actually on the domed crystal, not imprinted on the dial; suggestive of as far as possible on a 1950s racing car, it gives a solid look to the watch.
You can discover offer this parcel offered by Bonhams here , and the returns of the sale will go to charity.