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Bonhams: Fine Watches and Wristwatches on 21 June 2017

Fine watches and wristwatches.

157 Lots will be auctioned on 21 Jun 2017, starting at 14:00 BST. London, New Bond Street

AUCTION VIEWINGS

LONDON, NEW BOND STREET
18 Jun 2017 11:00 - 15:00 BST
19 Jun 2017 09:00 - 16:30 BST
20 Jun 2017 09:00 - 16:30 BST
21 Jun 2017 09:00 - 12:00 BST

Lot 58
BLANCPAIN. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K ROSE GOLD MANUAL WIND CARROUSEL WRISTWATCH WITH SAPPHIRE MOVEMENT PLATES
L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, Edition No.31/50, Ref: 0222-3600-53B, Circa 2010
£50,000 - 60,000
€57,000 - 68,000

Blancpain. A very fine and rare 18K rose gold manual wind carrousel wristwatch with sapphire movement plates
Model: L-Evolution Carrousel Saphir Volant Une Minute, Edition No.31/50
Reference: 0222-3600-53B
Date: Circa 2010
Movement: Sapphire plates, fine one minute carousel with index, B engraved barrel, grained and polished bevel edge steel work
Dial: Clear sapphire glass exposing movement, gilt pierced sword hands with luminous tips
Case: Polished round 18K rose gold, snap on exhibition back, sapphire glass panels to band
Strap/Bracelet: Black Blancpain rubber
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K rose gold folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 43mm
Accompaniments: Blancpain Box, outer card, Instruction Manual, Limited Production Certificate, blank Guarantee card

FOOTNOTES

The Sapphire plates allow the visual beauty and simplicity of the movement to be shown to its best advantage. Since the time of Breguet's watch for Queen Charlotte transparent plates have been reserved for watches with the highest levels of finish showing what is usually hidden from view by the dial, case and solid plates.

This carrousel unusually turns once every minute like many Tourbillons but is connected to the barrel by two gear trains: the first delivers the energy required for the operation of the escapement, while the second controls the carriage rotation speed.

Lot 15
ROLEX. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL WIND CHRONOGRAPH BRACELET WATCH
Cosmograph, Ref: 6263, Circa 1974
£25,000 - 35,000
€29,000 - 40,000

Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel manual wind chronograph bracelet watch
Model: Cosmograph
Reference: 6263
Date: Circa 1974
Movement: 17-jewel Cal.727 manual wind, adjusted to 3 positions
Dial: Matte black, applied polished baton hour markers, outer 1/5th second divisions, sunken engine turned silvered subsidiary dials at 3, 6 and 9 for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, polished baton hands with luminous inserts, white arrow tipped chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished tonneau form, screw down back, twin screw down chronograph pushers flanking screw down Oyster crown, fixed bezel with black calibrated insert, No.385****
Strap/Bracelet: Fitted steel 62510H Jubilee link
Buckle/Clasp: Signed folding clasp
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 37mm

FOOTNOTES

The Rolex Daytona continues to be among the most sought after vintage watches on the market today. The bold contrast between the dial colour and the subsidiary dials makes this model instantly recognisable and as such it has long been lauded as a design icon. Both references 6263 and 6265 were launched in 1969, thus replacing the first Oyster Cosmograph 6240. The 6263, a stainless steel model with screw-down pushers remained in production for nearly 20 years.

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