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Wrist pics tomorrow morning EST.
Nice! Mine's barely left my wrist in the past three weeks; I'm definitely still in the infatuation phase. I've been on vacation the last two weeks so it's been in the water almost every day, too.

I thought it was a bit chunky at first, but I really dig the profile now:



Extension link is groovy, too:



The ultimate luxury is not having to stress, and this is a very low-stress watch. I like it, and I think you will too.

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So... I get a lot of press releases.  Just fot this.  For you small timers, go down the list.  Ther are a few options under $150K (USD)

 

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 June 10, 2014 -- Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world’s premier auctioneers of modern and vintage timepieces, is looking forward to its June 28th (Saturday) auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. The sale will offer an impressive collection of 532 fine and rare timepieces. Previews will be held in New York and Hong Kong.

Among the highlights is a collection of rare Patek Philippe timepieces including a Ref. 5029 minute-repeating wristwatch in platinum; a Ref 3979 enamel dial minute-repeating wristwatch in platinum; and a Ref. 2438-1 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar. Also offered are a number of unique and rare exceptional timepieces, which include the highly collectible Harry Winston Opus 7 in white gold and a Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon in 18K pink gold.

The highlight of the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5029 minute repeater automatic in platinummade in a limited edition of 10 pieces in 1997 to commemorate the inauguration of the new Patek Philippe factory in Geneva. This is a very fine and extremely rare, minute-repeating, self-winding, platinum chronometer wristwatch with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and commemorative medal.

Lot 532

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Estimate: HKD 3,100,000-4,600,000

Another highlight is the Patek Philippe Ref. 3979 minute-repeating platinum wristwatch with enamel dial and a platinum Patek Philippe buckle. Very fine and very rare, the wristwatch was made in 1999. Accompanied by a fitted mahogany presentation box and the Extract from the Archives.

Lot 531

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Estimate: HKD 3,000,000-4,600,000

 

Also offered for the Patek Philippe collector  is the Patek Philippe Ref. 2438-1 18K yellow gold wristwatchwith perpetual calendar, moon phasesinsignia on the dial and an 18K yellow gold Tiffany & Co tile bracelet. Made in 1955 and sold in 1963. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archive. Extremely fine, extremely rare and elegant, this particular example unseen to the market is the first example ever to feature an insignia at twelve oclock. The unusual insignia at twelve oclock is of unknown origin, the consignor claims that the watch was gifted to a prominent person that was part of the royal dynasty in the former Kingdom of Mysore before joining India in 1950, although this information cannot be verified.

Lot 530

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Estimate: HKD 2,100,000-2,700,000

Antiquorum experts are delighted to present the Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P platinum wristwatch with split-seconds chronograph. Made in 2008, the very fine, rare and important wristwatch features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year, 24 hour indication and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted wooden box, Certificate of Origin, instructions, additional solid platinum case back, setting pin and hang tag.

Lot 122

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Estimate: HKD 1,700,000-2,200,000

 

Collectors will be vying for the Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon in 18K pink gold with slot machine. Made circa 2007, the very fine and unique wristwatch features a striking mechanism and 18K pink gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp. The prestigious watchmaker adopted a revolutionary approach to timekeeping, blending elegance of sophisticated horological complications with the sheer pleasure of gambling to create the first timepiece that combines the tourbillon complication with a slot machine and an automatic alarm – a truly exceptional work of art!

Lot 200

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Estimate: HKD 1,200,000-1,500,000

 

Antiquorum experts also proud to present the Harry Winston Opus 7, No. 10/50, 18K white gold wristwatch. The Opus 7, jointly created by Harry Winston and the talented watchmaker Andreas Strehler, features a skillfully designed movement with ingenious and playful alternative display. Very fine and very rare, the wristwatch was made in a limited edition of 100 examples in 2007 with 60-hour power reserve and an 18K white gold Harry Winston buckle. Sold on September 22nd, 2008. Accompanied by the original fitted box, instruction manual and warranty.

Lot 198

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Estimate: HKD 700,000 – 1,000,000

 

 

Patek Philippe aficionados will want to bid on the Patek Philippe Ref. 5961P chronograph platinum wristwatch with sapphire-set bezel. This is a very fine and rare. Platinum  and 36 baguette sapphire wristwatch with round button flyback chronograph, combined 30/60-minute and 12-hour totalizer, annual calendar, power reserve, day/night indications and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp with 22 baguette sapphires .

Lot 115

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Estimate: HKD 600,000 – 800,000

 

 

Rolex enthusiasts will be competing for the Rolex Ref. 6200, Explorer dial. Made in 1954.  This is  a fine and very rare stainless steel diver's wristwatch with bidirectional revolving black bezel , large 8 mm. winding crown and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet. Accompanied by an extra link (1).  

Lot 443

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Estimate: HKD  430,000 - 580,000

 

 

Also offered is a Rolex Ref. 6239 Paul Newman in steel. Made circa 1965. This is fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp. Accompanied by a Rolex box.

Lot 447

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HKD 388,000 - 543,000

 

The June auction will also offer a Chinese musical clock made in the early 19th century, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), probably by the Guangzhou workshop. This is very fine and extremely rare, musical and automaton , quarter-striking, inlaid wood and gilt-brass, center-seconds table clock with double wheel duplex escapement, the music with twelve hammers on bells, the automatons with five actions including acrobat, playing on the hour or at will.

Lot 504

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Estimate: HKD 400,000 – 600,000

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Dibs on the Paul Newman!
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It's something of a testament to watch collector madness that one of the cheapest lots (at least in expectation) is the two hundred year-old unique hand-made musical automaton clock!

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tourbillon love

YOU REMEMBERED!!! <3
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So... I get a lot of press releases.  Just fot this.  For you small timers, go down the list.  Ther are a few options under $150K (USD)

Collectors will be vying for the Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon in 18K pink gold with slot machine. Made circa 2007, the very fine and unique wristwatch features a striking mechanism and 18K pink gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp. The prestigious watchmaker adopted a revolutionary approach to timekeeping, blending elegance of sophisticated horological complications with the sheer pleasure of gambling to create the first timepiece that combines the tourbillon complication with a slot machine and an automatic alarm – a truly exceptional work of art!
Lot 200
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Estimate: HKD 1,200,000-1,500,000

i have always loved this watch. the working slot machine, with, iirc, over 600 different possible outcomes when you pull the little lever, is beyond amazing. i love it so hard.
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Does it start spitting out gears if you win the jackpot?
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NATO is great for hiking, here on the highest point of the British Isles, Ben Nevis in Scotland (which isn't all that high).

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Looks very nice - rugged.
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Does it start spitting out gears if you win the jackpot?

i would hope not !
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Interesting about the GP 1945s. The XLs hold their value, but the "historical" size versions seem to depreciate a great deal.
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Frills, Dino, and Keith T (aka Master TWAT icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif ) - great pics of your watches and optics. Keith T - your composition was awesome. Lovin' that Omega. Is that new ceramic bezel? The dial is incredibly blue

Dino - great combos, classic All Day ALL the way as usual

Frills - congrats on the new Rolex.. uh.. again!! Seriously awesome trip you've on in the last several weeks. Wear it in the best of health, and can't wait to see pics
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My new Omega should be here either later this afternoon or tomorrow, upon which I, too, shall post a pic of it on my wrist smile.gif

As promised, here it is (I really like the look of this one). It's the 36mm version. Just the right size IMO:

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Nice!
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^ Thank you.
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Originally Posted by TheWraith View Post

My new Omega should be here either later this afternoon or tomorrow, upon which I, too, shall post a pic of it on my wrist smile.gif

As promised, here it is (I really like the look of this one). It's the 36mm version. Just the right size IMO:


Congratulations! Love it when I see someone rocking a 36mm. Looks fantastic!!!
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^ Thanks Frilly smile.gif

I've tried larger dress watches in the past, and they just didn't click with me. I don't mind larger sport/dive watches, though, but dress watches I prefer 36mm or 34mm.
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