This weekend it’s time for some motion once more in Geneva, as Phillips shall be having its November public sale. As is common, there are numerous highlights among the many 226 heaps that may hopefully be welcomed by their new house owners. As all the time, the choice is remarkably various, but in addition very high-end not solely by way of make and mannequin but in addition by way of high quality. Listed here are just a few heaps that caught our eye!
Lot 192, Rolex GMT-Grasp ‘Lefty’
Whereas a late 1950’s Rolex GMT-Grasp in yellow gold is a deal with by itself, this one provides to this that the crown is positioned on the left facet of the case. Whereas Rolex has been identified to do that now and again, they’re extraordinarily uncommon. Mixed with the gorgeous hue of the dial and the bezel, in addition to the fingers and hour indexes that had been so typical of this era GMT-Grasp, it makes for an distinctive watch.
Lot 36, Omega Speedmaster Alaska I
Prototypes all the time have a novel halo round them, however this one takes it to the subsequent stage, as Omega delivered this Speedmaster Alaska I to the NASA round 1970, the place it was examined in relation to the famed Apollo program. They will need to have dealt with it with care, as a result of the watch is in an distinctive situation, with its white dial, and signature chronograph counter fingers.
Lot 78A, Patek Philippe Ref. 3974
One of many highlights of the public sale can also be this Patek Philippe Ref. 3974, which options not solely a perpetual calendar but in addition a minute repeater. Its 36mm case is crafted from platinum and reveals a outstanding magnificence. It’s nearly understated, together with its legible dial. The motion is a murals, that includes a microrotor with guilloche motif.
Lot 49, Vacheron Constantin Hommage Aux Grands Explorateurs “Marco Polo”
Vacheron ConstantinBy showcasing the travels of Marco Polo has Vacheron Constantin created a novel watch that tells the time by so-called ‘wandering hours’. The present hour is operating by a minute scale between 4 and eight o’clock on the dial, leaving loads of place for its lavish decorations. With a diameter of 40mm, it’s a substantial watch, fitted with computerized caliber 1126, which you can’t see as a result of Vacheron Constantin geared up this watch with a strong gold caseback that includes an engraved wind rose.