A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
13 Tudor Fine and Sought After, Submariner Automatic Wristwatch, in Steel, With Black MK3 Dial and Pointed Crown Guards, Reference 7928
Estimate: € 15,000 – 30,000
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 364 040
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Tudor introduced the reference 7928 in 1959, and this was the first Tudor Submariner with crown guards. The reference 7928 was in production until 1967 and has been used to celebrate the “Auto-Prince” caliber 390, a FEF (Fabrique d’Ébauches de Fleurier) based on 17 jewel movement. It was available with different types of crown guards. The dials always featured the Tudor rose symbol followed by “Oyster Prince” to the upper half, the lower half generally presented the depth rating 200m=660ft, Submariner, Rotor, Self-Winding on four lines. The present watch reflects these specifications of the dial. Moreover the tonneau-shaped case is still well preserved while the bezel on this example is untouched and complements the quality of the watch. This very watch is a gorgeous specimen of MK3 as testified by the characteristic gilt chapter ring, gilt print, gilt hands, the SWISS Only designation and the pointed crown guards.