New York-based Auction house Fortuna has their Important Watches deal tomorrow (December sixth) with no under 114 lots. From those parts, we chose four watches for you to look at (and don’t hesitate to peruse the other 110 bunches of course).
Let’s start with the Rolex 5512 that is highlighted above.
Rolex Submariner 5512 Square Crown Guards
One of the most extraordinary versions of the Rolex Submariner, the reference 5512 with square crown monitors, dispatched in 1959, supplanted earlier models without crown gatekeepers to shield the crown from impact and water harm. It is felt that under 100 instances of the Submariner with square crown monitors were made; just around 30 are known to the market. In view of the harm the square watches caused to diver wetsuits, Rolex quickly supplanted the square monitors with ones with adjusted crown watches. This uncommon authority’s item will be offered with a starting bid of $75,000, and an estimate of $100,000-$150,000.
Omega Speedmaster Ap0llo-Soyuz 145.022
If you’ve been following our Speedy Tuesday stories, you realize this is an uncommon baby. One of just 500 pieces made ( 400 confirmed, the following 100 are assumed ), the 1976 Omega Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz commemorates the 1975 docking between the American Apollo and the Soviet Soyuz space apparatus, a historic snapshot of thawing of US-Soviet relations during the Cold War. It includes the Apollo-Soyuz mission fix positioned at 12 o’clock on the dial, and is accompanied by a 1168 wristband was made especially for this Speedmaster reference. The watch is in great in general condition with a beautiful dial and all luminous material intact and original. It will be offered for a starting bid of $10,000, with an estimate of $15,000-$25,000.
Blancpain Fifty Fathoms MILSPEC I
Right after our Blancpain Fifty Fathoms event , we see a vintage Milspec I being offered on this Fortuna auction. Widely considered to be the first present day dive watch, this watch was brought into the world through the endeavors of Captain Robert Maloubier and Lieutenant Claude Riffaud, commanders of the French Combat Diving School, and Blancpain CEO Jean-Jacques Fiechter, an avid diver himself. First delivered in 1953 with just around 1000 pieces made, the watch is equipped with innovations that would influence any remaining dive watches to come. It was the first watch to introduce a unidirectional rotating bezel also as a shading changing humidity indicator on the dial that alarms the diver of a break for the situation seal. Most likely the best illustration of the reference to come to advertise, this watch is pristine in all respects. Fortuna Auction was the first to open the caseback. It will be offered for a starting bid of $35,000, with an estimate of $40,000 – $60,000.
Rolex Daytona 6240
Last yet not least, an uncommon Rolex Daytona reference 6240 on this Fortuna auction. A particularly interesting transitional reference in Daytona history, the 6240 was the first Daytona to highlight screw-down pushers for upgraded water resistance and bear the inscription “Shellfish” on the dial. Initially made as a model, the Daytona Ref. 6240 was delivered in exceptionally limited quantities, adding significantly to its collectability and worth. The current model offered in Fortuna’s Important Watches deal exhibits beautiful earthy colored, or “tropical”, subdials—a special discoloration brought about by age and sun openness highly pined for by authorities. It will be offered for a starting bid of $80,000, with an estimate of $100,000-$150,000.
All different parts can be found on the Fortuna Auction .