New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, November 9, 2021 -- Miller & Miller Auctions’ bi-annual Watches & Jewels sale returns on Saturday, November 20th, starting at 9 am Eastern time, with a high-impact offering of luxury watches and fine jewelry, featuring rare and desirable vintage and collectible wristwatches from names such as Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Patek Philippe, Corum and Panerai.
This will be an online-only auction, with no in-person event to attend, but bidders can tune in to the live webcast on November 20th at www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com to watch the lots close in real time. Internet bidding will be provided by the Miller & Miller website, as well as the popular platform LiveAuctioneers.com. Telephone and absentee bids will also be accepted.
In all, 215 lots will be sold. They will include wristwatches, pocket watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and pins. An expected top lot is the Cartier Pasha minute repeater watch (Ref. W30012), featuring the calibre 179 18 kt gold movement with 26 jewels designed by Gerald Genta. The minute repeater, perpetual calendar with day-date-month, moon phase and leap year indicator all work in harmony in a watch that’s expected to sell for $75,000-$85,000.
All prices quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.
Right behind the Pasha is another Cartier beauty: a Diabolo Tourbillon wristwatch, a rarity that was produced in limited numbers through the mid-to-late-1990's and has only been going up in value as watch collectors scramble to add unique pieces to their collections. This example was serviced and refinished by Cartier in Switzerland in December 2018. Its many attributes make it more a work of art than a watch (estimate: $40,000-$50,000).
The name that will be most frequently called on auction day is Rolex. “Rolex dealers continue to leave buyers on a five-plus-year waiting list for their new sports models, resulting in significant unsatisfied demand,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “This has driven many buyers to rely on the secondary market and, in some cases, opened their eyes to vintage examples of popular contemporary models such as the Submariner, GMT and Explorer.”
Two Rolexes certain to attract attention are a circa 1972 GMT-Master watch (Ref. 1675), the only GMT model produced by Rolex from 1959-1980, with the iconic red and blue “Pepsi” bezel insert and an excellent matching patina on tritium lume; and a circa 1978 Explorer II “Steve McQueen” watch (Ref. 1655), its Italian nickname being “Freccioni” (for “big arrow”, which accurately describes the large hand). Both of these Rolexes carry estimates of $25,000-$30,000.
Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. has one more online-only auction lined up for the rest of 2021: a Petroliana, Breweriana & Advertising that is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 4th. To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the firm’s calendar of upcoming events, visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.
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