Russell Crowe Watch Collection Going to Auction at Soberby’s on 7th April 2018, here is a video courtesy of Time & Tide interviewing Russell about his collection and why he purchased certain watches? the auction is called art of divorce some great pieces he has and great story behind each piece. A true collector selling 31 pieces of his own Panerai, Rolex, Breiting, Cartier ….
Phillips Auction in Hong Kong 30 May 2017 should have some really nice vintage pieces for sale it seems the world has gone vintage mad! The auction has some great pieces from Heuer, Omega, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, Longines, Breitling, Zenith, Panerai, Bregeut, Patek Philippe and many more. These vintage watch auctions pull some top money for the right pieces as they are getting harder and harder to find in top condition box and papers and folk wanted to snap the top pieces what ever the cost.
I was never into vintage watches was always in to modern pieces till about 5 years ago, but then I realized how nice it is with aged patina and matt dial etc…..and just simple the simple fact the watch had be worn and loved rather than stored in box. But unfortunately you need pockets these days to buy them vintage pieces from top the names and I mean deep deep pockets. The Paul Newman Daytona 6363 was may be around £300 in the 1970,s some these days fetching over a million dollars. Any thing Paul Newman or Steve Mcqueen wore are timeless classics only going one direction in price and people know this. This Rolex Daytona 6263 did a staggering over $3 million!!
Take a look at some of the lots at auction some stunning pieces.
The Hodinkee Best of 2016 Review video lots of great watches through the previous year. I do love there video’s as watches make me tick from some of the best brands we all love Patek Philippe, vintage Heuer, Omega, Iwc, Tudor and many more. British Horology which is very good in its own right.
Here is little beauty Omega Speedmaster Apollo-Soyuz Meteorite Ref: 318.104.22.168.99.001, this particular piece is the standard speedmaster Moonwatch with a meteorite dial. The dial is unique and mesmerizing in colour and this model was to commemorate Apollo-Soyuz Test Project which was to superpowers working together on landing station in orbit. The watch has sapphire crystal with cal 1861 Manual wind chrono movement, Omega speedmaster have done 100’s of editions from Limited to special editions etc…. lost count over the years I think they probably done the most out of all the Swiss brands. But this a great piece for the collection!
How to Service The 234- Component Cal 1861 SpeedMaster
As the title says Hodinkee have been inside The Omega Speedmaster at Manfredi Jewels and getting all the low down on how to service a Speedmaster Cal 1861 which they use in plenty of there watches. Very articulate job servicing watches need steady hands and good eyes!!
Here is a delightful piece for both ladies and gents Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual Ref: 16234 these are probably the most sold Rolex rather than the sports model which everyone thinks are the best sellers. The Datejust is all stainless steel case and bracelet with a 18k white gold fluted bezel on a silver dial with roman numerals and batons underneath, they make this model in three sizes 21mm, 31mm and 36mm this one is a 36mm with a date window at 3 O clock and the unique magnifying cyclops to enhance the date numbers. The Datejust has been produced for 50 years or so definitely tried and tested. The bracelet is the jubilee version more dressy than the oyster with a satin finish on the edge and polished centre D links with 5 links from side to side staggered giving a classy look. A great dress watch for all occasions with so many variate’s to suit everyone tastes always felt there was small on my wrist but my misses loves them!