Bring a Loupe: A Tiffany-Signed Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 2526, An Early Rolex Milgauss Ref. 1019, A Blue Lip Chronograph 'Paul Newman,' And More
Rolex Milgauss Reference 1019, With Very Early Dial
After Arthur’s audit of a cutting edge Milgauss , we needed to return to the exemplary reference 1019. Presented in 1963, it was delivered until the last part of the 1980s regardless of relative disagreeability, as its antimagnetic properties demonstrated interesting to a specialty (yet exceptionally specialized) crowd. Of those, the CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, or European Organization for Nuclear Research) situated in Geneva is accounted for to have explicitly requested that Rolex build up the Milgauss for its researchers in the 1950s, coming about at first in the references 6541 and 6543.
The present model shows one of the uncommon CERN dials, without lume, so as not to impact any radiation estimations that a researcher could embrace with his watch on the wrist. It is additionally perhaps the most punctual model made, as confirmed by its Mark 0 dial (with the 1/fifth second tick-denotes), an early chronic number engraved between the carries, and the 1/64 date recorded on the inward side of the supported caseback (as it was important for the counter magnetic internal case that encompassed the programmed type 1580). The merchant portrays the 38mm case as “immaculate”; to be sure, it presents thick drags and the normal shallow scratches from ordinary use.
The Italian vendor Andrea Foffi offers this early Rolex Milgauss reference 1019 for 46,500 Euros (or around $52,000).
Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 2526, With Tiffany-Signed Dial
You may recollect Ben’s affection letter to the reference 2526 . If not, the watch above will effectively show you why he called it “extraordinary compared to other purchases in vintage Patek at the present time.” The 2526 is undoubtedly one of the principal programmed wristwatches from Patek, depending on the superb type 12-600AT, which includes an inconceivably excellent rotor in 18k gold. No cost was saved on the exquisite case, and the dial is grand feu enamel, a sensitive interaction that has a high pace of material loss.
Here, this yellow gold model additionally bears the desired Tiffany & Co. signature on the dial, which makes it more uncommon (obviously, adds a sizable premium to its cost). The case actually shows the gold trademarks and pleasant carries, while the crown accurately bears the trademark “twofold P.” The dauphine handset is sharp, despite the fact that it appears to show some light oxidation on its aspects. On the wrist, the 35mm distance across wears bigger than you would expect.
The seller The Keystone has this Patek Philippe reference 2526 listed for $75,000.
Lip Chronograph, With Blue 'Paul Newman' Dial
Recently, I went profound on this appealing Lip , arriving at the resolution that out of the various arrangements found, the one with orange chronograph hands appeared to be the most right. From that point forward I have continued burrowing and two intriguing realities affirmed my discoveries. In the first place, the reference book on Lip composed by Marie-Pia Coustans was refreshed, and now includes a blue chronograph with orange hands (and the first dark tie with convention blue checkers). And afterward this chronograph with dark hands just showed up on Ebay, with the vender affirming that it came from an old stock.
What is NOS here isn’t the entire watch, however every one of the parts; the French watchmaker who is offering this chronograph bought the Lip stock when the company failed during the 1970s. This clarifies the remarkable state of the dial and case, and to me the way that dark chronograph hands are mounted, as those were available in numerous different chronographs from Lip. What’s more, inside you will locate a manual-injury Valjoux 7733 that you can hope to be in mint condition as well.
A French watchmaker is offering this blue Lip chronograph on Ebay, with offering at present above $2,250.
Piaget Watch In A 1904 Coin
Piaget exploited the thin profile of its superb type 9P from multiple points of view: for slim pocket watches, jeweled manchettes, dress watches, and furthermore coin watches. Coin watches were a route for producers to flaunt their watchmaking and casemaking abilities, and were offered by Rolex , Corum, Vacheron Constantin and Piaget, among others.
The present watch shows a twofold case, with pivoted Piaget clock inside the cut 1904 $20 coin, the very kind that housed the recorded Cartier that we had featured two years prior . The coin is a good 35mm width, with a thickness underneath 4mm – a significant accomplishment, as the 9P development itself is 2mm thick. The watch is accounted for to have been fabricated during the 1970s, which appears to be predictable with different models unloaded previously .
This Piaget coin watch is recorded on Ebay at a Buy-It-Now of $5,500, and the merchant will likewise consider lower offers.