Watches & Clocks

Reflecting a strong collector market, we are always seeking good watches for our catalogues. We see continued robust demand for prestige brands, particularly vintage Rolex and Omega, high end makers Patek Phillipe, Baum et Mercier, Jaeger, Piaget, Longines and Cartier. We typically offer along with good wristwatches a selection of gold pocket watches, superior antique clocks and specialist vintage pieces.


D010 - 0208

A Patek Philippe 'Aquanaut' wristwatch, ref 5066A-001, movement no. 3634366

stainless steel 35mm rounded octagonal 'porthole' case, no.4302965, black 'grenade' dial, centre seconds, luminous hands and indexes, Arabic numerals, date aperture at 3, automatic 29 jewels, caliber 330/295 movement, sapphire crystal case back, screw in crown, on 'tropical' polymer strap with deployant clasp. With black leather case, cardboard box, original retailer's swing tag. c.2006 Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection An early collectable vintage Aquanaut, it is offered in remarkably well-preserved condition of both case and dial, in original unpolished condition. The reference 5066 is perhaps the archetypal and most desirable of the neo-vintage Aquanauts, it maintained the same size and movement as the previous generation but showcased the inner mechanics through a sapphire caseback, which the 5060 was previously lacking. Average online second hand price has increased by US$10,000 this year to around US$41K

Realised: $32,000
D010 - 0206

An 18ct gold Patek Philippe 'Calatrava Officier' wristwatch, ref 5022J-013

manual wind caliber 215PS movement, ser no. 1880922, case no.4207537, 33mm diameter slim case with straight lugs, on black alligator leather strap with 18ct gold buckle. White dial with Arabic numerals, railtrack minutes, subsidiary seconds dial at 6. With case, box and papers, c.2002. Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection. The Calatrava model refers to the Calatrava Cross, the symbol of Patek Philippe and the Officier or Officer's-style dictates the restrained elegance of the circular case with straight lugs. CONDITION REPORT: Outer box very good, small mark on gilt logo Inner presentation box: the surface lining is perishing as typically found with PP of this period Buff paper envelope with PP sticker with caliber/movement and case serial numbers, envelope creased and torn. Contains: Leather wallet in good condition Contains: 3 brochures + Ref 5022 use/care/specifications brochure + 7 language brochure on PP manual winding movements No Certificate of Origin. Watch: Case: minimal signs of wear, no scratches to the crystal, minute marks to the case and caseback. Running. Caseback marked PPCo in oval cartouche and 750. Gold assay marks on two lugs. Face: perfect Strap: 18mm black patent leather with simulated crocodile pattern, creased slightly on tongue strap from wearing Buckle: marked PPCo in oval cartouche and 750 and two gold assay marks, as the case - minute marks

Realised: $11,000
D010 - 0213

A rare Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer wristwatch, ref 266/77/GR, limited edition number 144 of 250 worldwide

18ct rose gold 38mm case with fluted bezel, on brown alligator leather strap with 18ct gold deployant buckle. 1846 - 150th anniversary model, automatic movement, white dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds at 6, date aperture at 6, power reserve (Up/Down) dial at 12. With boxes, original booklets, chronometer test cert 2003 and retail invoice dated 2007. Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection. CONDITION REPORT: Very good condition. Packaging and documents: Outer branded cardboard box minimal wear, inner presentation box minimal/no wear, interior cushion and lining minimal wear. Purchased from Aletro Time Ltd, [Auckland], with original Tax Invoice dated 8/10/2007 for NZ$16,993.33. 'International Guarantee & After Sales Manual' brochure; 'Marine Chronometer & Marine Diver' brochure. With Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) certificate and rate certificate No.10665689 dated 21/11/2003 for movement no. UN26 - 30298. Case: The high polish 18ct gold case with signs of very light wear, very light dirt accumulation in crevices. Limited edition number panel screwed to side of case. Mechanism runs; quick set date operates correctly (unidirectional); power reserve hand operates. No service record has been recorded in booklet. May require clean/overhaul to maintain continuous running. Strap: 20mm rich tan leather with simulated crocodile pattern, creased/marked slightly on tongue strap from wearing Deployant clasp and buckle: marked UN, UN anchor logo and 750 and two gold assay marks, as the case - minute marks

Realised: $9,000
D010 - 0211

An 18ct gold Jaeger-LeCoultre 'Reverso' Classique wristwatch

23 x 33mm rectangular case on genuine black crocodile strap with 18ct gold deployant buckle clasp, two tone silvered dial with Arabic numerals, manual wind, ref 250,1.86, ser. no.1639973. With leather box, previous strap, and outer box. Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection. The classic Reverso was developed by engineers in 1931 for polo players, as the glass of normal watches was often broken during play. CONDITION REPORT: Very good - excellent condition. Packaging and documents: Outer branded cardboard box light wear, inner blue simulated leather presentation box has some abrasions to lid, corners and sides, interior cushion and lining slight dust and lint, mark in area of internal hinge (probably cleanable). No associated documents Watch: The high polish 18ct gold case with signs of very light wear, very light dirt accumulation in crevices. Mechanism runs. May require clean/overhaul to maintain continuous running. The triple fluted reverso case works perfectly. The inside back with Jaeger-LeCoultre Swiss, JL logo, 18K 750 and assay marks on rondel pattern ground. Watch back with Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso, shark motif 250.1.86, 1639973. Dial has directional silver face, the center contrasting (light/dark) with the chapter ring depending on the light refraction. The minutes railtrack in sapphire blue tone, blued steel hands, black numerals, Two small scratches to crystal (running on angle between 10 and 5, 9 and 5) and smaller scratch above 8. Strap: 20mm black patent crocodile leather with JL branding inside. With deployant clasp and buckle: marked Jaeger-LeCoultre, Solid Gold 18K logo and 750, as the case - minute marks. With old tan leather strap with gold plated buckle marked JL

Realised: $7,500
D010 - 0229

A good French 19thC ormolu and porcelain three-piece clock garniture

the hand painted face and panels with figures and landscapes on a purple and puce toned ground highlighted with gilding and enamel jewelling, the urn garnitures with conforming decoration. The bell striking movement stamped 'Japy Freres & Cie'. H.430mm. Provenance: The estate collection of Prof. G. Dawson. CONDITION REPORT: Overall excellent condition for age. The porcelain elements in good condition with no repair or restoration. Some of the enamel 'jewels' popped off (white 'pearls' and blue 'turquoises') and gilt slightly rubbed here and there, otherwise excellent. The Clock: Ormolu gilt case with complex decorative mouldings - neo-classical acanthus, echinus, ribbons, hop swags, Corinthian capitals, etc, etc, all in good condition with dust overall. Face in very good condition. Mechanism runs but may require overhaul/clean to run continuously. Delicate bell strike operates (half hour and hour. Garnitures: conforming and complementary neo-classical decoration, principally the same as clock but with masks additional to handles. The swiveling urns have painted panels front and back (figures in landscapes to front, landscapes to reverse) Copy of purchase invoice from Dalton's Auctions Tauranga 1995 for $6953.15 Incl buyer's premium.

Realised: $7,000
D008 - 0252

Piaget Emperador P10041 18ct gold gent’s wristwatch

c.1990s, automatic movement, dark brown alligator strap with a 18K buckle. 32 x 40mm case with a rectangle case back and silver guilloche Arabic numeral dial. Apparently working.

Realised: $6,500
E005 - 0143

An 18ct gold Cartier Panthère wristwatch

square 26mm case, square eggshell toned dial with Roman numerals outside a minute chapter ring, date aperture at V, blued steel hands, centre seconds, cabochon cabochon set crown. Quartz movement. On 18ct yellow gold Cartier bracelet with a concealed double deployment clasp. 109gm. With valuation.

Realised: $6,500
D008 - 0253

A Rolex Ref 68623 Yacht-Master 18ct yellow gold and steel chronometer watch

blue dial with date, mid-size 35mm, with gold and steel bracelet. Automatic cal.2135 movement. Serial No. U140352. Purchased and gifted to our vendor 1997, full service 2001. With box and guarantee papers.

Realised: $6,000
D010 - 0209

A lady's Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust wristwatch

26mm stainless steel case with white gold fluted bezel, ref. 79174, ser. no. Y841866, black dial with diamond set indexes, on stainless jubilee link bracelet with additional links. With original red leather box, outer box, guarantee dated 2004, booklets and retailer's swing tag. Apparently working. Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection. The classic Datejust watch enhanced with factory set round brilliant cut diamonds as hour markers on the less common, but more outstanding black dial. CONDITION REPORT: Purchased Mansor's Jewellers 1/15/04. Original retailer's Rolex swing tag attached with price $10,510 one side and barcode/serial numbers other side that match watch/documents. Watch and Bracelet: Small wear marks to case and bracelet, not repolished. Quick set date operates, hands set operates, sweep seconds operates, mechanism running but may require a clean/overhaul for continuous operation. Lots of dirt accumulated in crevices and needs general clean. Bracelet clasp operates well. Box: outer cardboard tidy, corner bumps, slight yellowing patches inside lid. Presentation box red leather very good condition, interior excellent, booklets as new.

Realised: $5,500
D010 - 0214

An IWC Schaffhausen Fliegerchronograph (Pilot's chronograph), ref. 3706, automatic, stainless steel 39mm case and bracelet, black dial, quickset day/date. Ser. no. 3030897. Apparently working. Provenance: Private Auckland estate collection.

Realised: $5,000