The watch that conquered the deep ocean is coming to 66 | A Collection of Assorted Timepieces auction at NY Elizabeth. It is the Rolex Sea-Dweller Automatic in stainless steel with a 40mm case. The Rolex Sea-Dweller is waterproof to a depth of 4,000 feet (1,220 meters). The first Sea-Dweller was launched in 1967. This watch is the ultimate manifestation of Rolex’s leadership in divers’ watches and the result of decades of collaboration with diving professionals. From deep sea divers to aviators, Rolex has made watches for record makers and breakers over decades. Other collector’s watches from Rolex like the Air-King, Oyster Perpetual 41, and Datejust are also available in the auction.
Apart from Rolex, this auction offers the world’s most famous reversible watch, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Grande Night & Day. It is an 18-karat rose gold watch with a 27.50mm case and automatic movement. The story of its origin begins in the middle of the 19th century in Manipur (India), where the Manipur royals and locals played “sagol kangjei,” translating as horse hockey. The players on horseback hit a ball across a rectangular field. British Lieutenant Sherer reported his observations to Captain Robert Stewart, and the two began playing the game that is now known as polo. In 1930, during a visit to India, Swiss native César de Trey encountered polo-playing British officers who sought a robust timekeeper for use during the game. That resulted in the Reverso– a wristwatch that had a case primarily of two parts, one of which was a swiveling capsule that could be pivoted 180 degrees on a hinge. Find the listed items and more online auctions on Bidsquare.
# of Lots:199
Price Range:$15,500 - $24,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Rolex Sea-dweller|| Estimate: |
|Jaeger-lecoultre Reverso Grande Night & Day|| Estimate: |
|Iwc Big Pilot Le Petit Prince|| Estimate: |
|Glashutte Original Senator Panorama Date Moonphase|| Estimate: |
|Panerai Radiomir 8 Days Titanio|| Estimate: |