Cordys

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

C006-0397

Rolex 'Coke' Oyster GMT-Master II wristwatch
stainless steel case and strap showing very little wear, Coke bezel insert- model- 16710 ( ‘F’ Serial ) with papers dating to 2006 sold by Partridge Jewellers Wellington. In original box with papers and swing tag, base of outer card box only. With original purchase receipt and 2019 service and repair confirmation.

Realised: $18,000

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

D002-0242

A Rolex ref 5500 Explorer stainless steel wristwatch
automatic movement, black dial with luminous markers and Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9, sweep seconds. Stainless steel bracelet.

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

C008-0244

A rare mid 18thC William Adcock of London ebonised grand-sonnerie striking bracket clock
the inverted bell top ebonised case with four ormolu cone finials and overhead handle, applied ormolu mouldings to the door enclosing the arched gilded and decoratively cast signed dial, silvered chapter ring with Roman numerals, subsidiary strike / non-strike dial and date aperture, the quality movement striking on seven bells with rare and complicated grand-sonnerie strike. H.530mm.

Realised: $6,500

C002-0459

An Omega Speedmaster 'Ed White' chronograph wristwatch
1965, ref.105.003 - 65, with 17 jewel cal.321 movement, ser. 22827554 (1965). All original straight lug case, DO90 bezel, hands and black dial, pushers and crown with wear commensurate with age. No strap, movement requires servicing.

Realised: $6,500