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
86 Seiko Sporty and Glamorous, Sportura Kinetic, Chronograph Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Limited to 1000 Pieces, Reference SLQ001J1
Estimate: € 2,000 – 4,000
Sold € 5,200
Model: Sportura Kinetic Chronograph
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: N° 322/1000
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The story of Seiko began in 1881, when a 21-year-old entrepreneur, Kintaro Hattori, opened a shop selling and repairing watches and clocks in central Tokyo. Since then there have been many evolutions for the watch industry and it was in the 1990s when Sato embarked on developing a chronograph with this mechanism, he visited the U.S. and Europe to do market research. After this research, he reached the conclusion that he should compete on uniquely Japanese values, rather than try to follow Swiss values and here he thought of this magnificent example of Seiko Kinetic. The Kinetic System automatically generates and stores electrical energy to power a quartz watch, utilizing the movement of the watch itself. Moreover the lot offered here comes with an unusual four face showing of their technical expertise with a 1/10 th of a second sweep chrono hand, date, oval button for the chronograph and a stainless steel and carbon fiber Seiko link bracelet with deployant clasp. This watch was released to the world in 1999 as a limited edition of 1 000 watches.