Category: Rolex Day Date Prices

Found: Salvador Dalí's 'The Eye Of Time,' Easily One Of The Strangest Watches We've Ever Seen

Salvador Dalí and The Eye of Time.

The Eye of Time is essential for a set-up of gems planned by Dalí somewhere in the range of 1941 and 1970. The assortment was comprised of 39 pieces that incorporated the eye-structure ornament highlighting a little watch that we have here. Since I definitely realize the primary inquiry you will pose, it’s a small Movado development inside, however we don’t discover significantly more about the specialized side of this watch …

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Bring a Loupe: A Patek Philippe Ref. 3448, A LeCoultre Ref. E2647 'Calculator,' An Orvis Solunagraph, And More

LeCoultre Reference E2647, With Calculator Rotating Scales

This LeCoultre isn’t the primary chronograph to offer a computing capacity – the Breitling Chronomat, the Juvenia Arithmo, and the Mimo Loga previously showed round slide rules during the 1940s. The plan of the LeCoultre reference E2647, with its pad case, is obviously from years and years later. It appears to be that initially this watch went ahead a Champion wristband , which is here supplanted by a white Tropic strap.

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Auctions: A Military Seamaster 300 That Served Its Country (And Survived)

The Omega Seamaster 300

The unique Seamaster 300, presented in 1957.

Omega presented the Seamaster 300 of every 1957, four years after the presentation of the principal proficient plunging wristwatch – the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms – and the Rolex Submariner. The Seamaster 300 wasn’t Omega’s first Seamaster, yet it was the principal genuine expert jump watch, getting an authority water obstruction rating of 200 meters, the most extreme profundity to which the company could …

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Auctions: A Selection Of Interesting Chronographs Up For Grabs At Kaplans In Stockholm

Widespread Genève Compax Reference 22531

Let’s beginning with the greatest parcel of the three – and I’m talking exacting size here. This dark dial Universal Genève is a monstrous 46mm in width! It gets much more amazing when you consider that it was created during the 1940s, when 35mm would have been viewed as genuinely enormous for a chronograph. The uncommon special cases like this Compax were usually intended to be worn over a coat, by racers and military men, which clarifies the …

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Found: Rolex's Very First Quartz Watch For Sale At Christie's

First things first – the Beta 21 development is marvelous. While it is somewhat of an agony to really keep up, it is a genuinely chronicled part of watchmaking that is additionally only completely fun. On the off chance that you don’t have the foggiest idea what the Beta 21 is (no judgment), here is a concise history. The Beta 21 (1969) was the second cycle of the Beta 1 (1960), a quartz development created by the Center Electronique Horologer (CEH), which was a gathering of 20 Swiss watch …

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Breaking News: Ref. 6062 'Bao Dai' Sells For $5,060,427, Becoming The Most Expensive Rolex Ever Sold At Auction (Again)

This interesting ref. 6062 is unique for various reasons. It is the lone known illustration of the ref. 6062 with a dark dial and precious stone indexes, and it had a place with the last sovereign of Vietnam, who was a remarkable character. Many anticipated that it should break the past Rolex record ( held by a split-seconds chronograph ref. 4113 sold by Phillips only a year prior ), yet the Bao Dai crushed past the CHF 2.5 million imprint directly from the beginning, and the lone …

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Auctions: Emperor Haile Selassie’s Patek Philippe Ref. 2497 Sells For $2.9 Million

So you can envision the strain earlier today at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, in Geneva, as a similar group arranged for the second cycle, two years after the first. Thomas Perazzi was obviously mitigated the second he declared the primary authority offer, and soon the whole room disregarded the dubious matter, zeroing in rather on how well this special dark overlaid dial 2497 would charge on its first open deal. Very well is the appropriate response. The watch, which has pulled in a …

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Hands-On: The Blancpain Métiers d'Art Shakud? Watches

As we as a whole presumably know, this is the Year Of The Rooster; I’ve seen various topical watches identified with the Chinese Zodiac throughout the years yet this one is certainly perhaps the best. The chicken is intensely done and the combination of low help design and rich patination from the combination of shakudō and rokushō really adds to the effect.

I’ve perused that one of the ideals related customarily with the Rooster is reliability (the entire crowing …

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Auctions: This Very Strange White Gold Prototype Is Now The Most Expensive Rolex Submariner In The World

The watch we have here created huge loads of interest in front of the present deal. It is a model white gold Submariner from the mid 1970s and just three models are known to exist (two with blue dials, one with a dark dial). This watch doesn’t have a chronic number, however it’s known to be a certified watch that emerged from the industrial facility resembling this, and it has been with similar private gatherer for over 30 years. The white gold case has an amazingly strange jump bezel that …

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Just Because: 'Blanc de Limoges' Enamel Dials At Vacheron Constantin Geneva

Blanc de Limoges is named for the city of Limoges – one of the most famous focuses of porcelain production, yet which historically was a major place for enameling as well. Blanc de Limoges utilizes porcelain powder, rather than vitreous enamel, which allows the artisan to develop surfaces after repeated firings. In traditional vitreous (grand feu) enameling, the enamel flattens when terminated, however blanc de Limoges allows for the creation of a more three dimensional impact than …

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