Talking watches with john Edelman, this video Stephen Pulvirent from Hodinkee is interviewing John regarding his fantastic pieces from all the Swiss watches from the best brands. A nice variety of collectible pieces. Bulavo, Rolex, Porsche design, Omega, Heuer some of the watches in the video!
Talking watches With Alton Brown courtesy of Benjamin Clymer part of the talking watching series a video interview from some of the worlds esteemed collectors great eye candy!! Tudor, Rolex, Omega content not surprised all collectors should have all three Swiss brands in their vintage collection. All unique to themselves but great pieces.
As the title says a video by Hodinkee a week on the wrist with a Rolex Sea Dweller 126600 this was the big big launch from Rolex this year at Basel 2017. Its the 50th Anniversary of the Sea Dweller so hence the Basel launch, the new Dweller has “SEA -DWELLER” in red writing as a homage to the original had 50 years ago.
The new Sea Dweller Ref 126600 discontinued the previous model Rolex 116600 which was in production for 3 / 4 years which was one of the shortest produced sports watch. Not sure why it was such a short run possibly due to the model sat in the shop windows of Rolex Dealers for a long while was always the last one standing at the price. The new one is bigger and better Rolex put a lot of thought in to this model with a cyclops at 3 o clock which was a shock for the Sea Dweller range, a new bracelet slightly wider etc… Watch and Enjoy the video !!
Cartier Tank Sells For $379,500 at Auction “Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis” staggering amount of money for a Cartier Tank. The watch was estimated at $60,000 to $120,000 and tripled the higher estimate when the hammer went down. Collectors are snapping up pieces like this with history to well established figures, this Tank was giving to Jacqueline ex wife to J F Kennedy by her brother in-law Prince Stanislaw Radziwill who was married to Jacqueline’s sister. The Tank was given to commemorate the family finishing a 50 mile walk in palm beach although Jacqueline and J.F. Kennedy did not finish the full distance but did participate.
The 50-mile walk message was promoted by J.F. Kennedy in his presidency before his assassinated, the watch inscription on the caseback is “Stas to Jackie 23 Feb. 63 2:05 AM to 9:35 PM,” The Cartier itself was 20mm by 28mm long and is full of character case made of solid 14k gold with cabochon sapphire crown and manual wind movement. The dial is silver with roman numerals with blue hands, this classic design is still manufactured today but in 18k gold and still has all the charm of the vintage Cartier Tanks.
A timeless classic by Cartier be great to see what other watches at auction are fetching with such a great province and history attached to famous person.
Christie’s Auction recently on the 15th June another Paul Newman Daytona 6241 went for Half a Million dollars when the hammer fell. The Newman phenomenon is still strong for collectors, going crazy for the these Daytona’s, sale price was $560,803 but their estimate was very conservative at $199,073 to $398,145 but smashed that figure. The watch is 14k Yellow Gold and known as the John Player Special model rare watch dates to 1967.
The dial signed Rolex Cosmograph stunning black matte dial with applied black square numerals, tritium luminous accents, tritium luminous hands, fifth of a second divisions on sunken champagne track, three sunken champagne engine-turned subsidiary dials.
The black bezel graduates to 200 units per hour tachymetre scale, then comes on a leather strap with Rolex signed buckle. The Rolex was watch only no box or guarantee papers wow Christie’s pull the big hitters!!
Their was plenty of other watches at the auction that was also a big hit. But Vintage Rolex’s seem to hit the lime light these days and going from strength to strength. The ultimate Paul Newman Daytona 6239 is coming up for sale later on this year Mr Newman’s own personal watch is tipped to smash all record sales for Paul Newman Daytona’s ever look forward to see that!
Talking Watches With Jeff Stein one the big names in Heuer collecting and the man to go to with advice on the Heuer’s. Heuer was pre Tag Heuer before they changed the name. Heuer’s where vintage pieces some of the stars Paul Newman and Steve McQueen wore these and last 10 years have rocketed in price. Vintage market crazy at the moment and no exception to Vintage Heuer. Jeff Stein has a ridiculous amount of watches! I loved the Blue dial Monaco Steve McQueen big square lump of metal! Check out the video by Hodinkee:
Copperstate 1000 Vintage Car Rally 2017 a video about vintage cars driving through breath taking scenery in Arizona presented by Hodinkee, vintage watches and vintage cars always go well together. It is a lot easier to store watches than cars mind you!! But vintage cars are a thing of beauty like the watches from same time period just that era was just fer nominal. It is Steve McQueen and Paul Newman cars and watches which are worth fortunes in today’s market.
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.
As the the title says a great video by Hodinkee inside the archives of Cartier. They seem to do really well getting through the doors of some of the biggest Swiss watchmakers and digging out some of their historic mighty fine pieces. Enjoy the small video!