Watch Time

Ebner Publishing International, Inc., 37 West 26th Street, Suite 412, New York, New York 10010

About Auction House

WatchTime was founded in New York City in 1999 by the Ebner Publishing Group of Ulm, Germany. Ebner is a diversified publishing company and Europe’s leading publisher of consumer watch magazines. WatchTime has sister magazines in Germany, Poland, Korea, Japan, China and India.

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    13 Highlights from the Fortuna “Important Watches” Fall Sale

    Back in June, we introduced you to Fortuna Auction House, a new presence in the watch auction sphere that distinguishes itself through a straightforward pricing strategy and a hands-on, no-risk approach to buying and selling vintage timepieces. After a successful summer sale, the seven-year-old, New York-based company has returned for its sophomore watch auction with a very impressive selection. The 66-lot sale that goes down on Thursday, September 27, features a wide range of watches from vintage Rolex Submariners to a fresh-to-market Paul Newman Daytona that has one of the cleanest dials we’ve ever seen. All in all, it’s another strong sale for Fortuna as the house continues to solidify its place in the watch auction world. This Breguet Tradition Ref. 7027 in 18K white gold is one of the 66 lots up for bid. Just as in previous sales, Fortuna has published the starting bid on all of its lots, a move that offers a level of transparency rarely seen in auctions of any kind. This allows the inexperienced buyer the opportunity to feel out how much money they want to commit to the sale without being intimidated. Without further ado, here are our 13 highlight watches from Fortuna “Important Watches – Sale 1026.” Auction Preview for Fortuna “Important Watches – Sale 1026” This Audemars Piguet Skeletonized Chronograph comes from a time when there was a middle ground between the worlds of Royal Oak, Millenary and the ultra-complex timepieces found inside the Jules Audemars line. It’s a stunning representation of AP’s prowess in finishing and a reminder of just how difficult it is to decorate a skeletonized watch to this degree. Estimate: $14,000 – $18,000; Starting bid: $12,000 Similar to the previous lot, this Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Ref. 47200/1 recalls simpler days when influencer-based marketing campaigns were not necessary and a watch could speak for itself. A stunning guilloché dial pairs with a power reserve indicator, small seconds, and date to form a simple-yet-complicated dress watch. Estimate: $8,000 -$12,000; Starting bid: $7,500 There are a countless number of Royal Oak iterations on the market at any given time. What makes this…