One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
6 Tissot Oversize and Uncommon, Antimagnetique, Wristwatch in Steel, Black Dial
Estimate: € 12,000 – 24,000
Sold € 20,800
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 911386
Movement N°: 825768
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Founded in the Swiss town of Le Locle in 1853 by father and son Charles-Félicien and Charles-Émile Tissot their eponymous brand has always had a reputation of well-constructed watches with a certain design panache. Tissot became the first company to introduce a mass-produced watch which offered basic protection against magnetic fields when they launched the Antimagnetique in 1930. Soon, the majority of companies started to introduce their alternatives to Tissot’s novelty. This Antimagnetique line was in production well until the mid-1950s.They existed in countless variants in terms of movements, dials, case materials, and sizes. Sizes ranged from circa 31–32 mm up to well above 40 mm where the latter is surely the most difficult to find. The lot here offered is an Antimagnetique inspired with a 38 mm case, absolutely oversized and definitely very large for the time it was produced. Preserved in very nice conditions, the stainless steel case has a snap on the back and reeded winding crown. The dial has the typical military layout with beautifully preserved black surface, Arabic and baton numbers and minutes track, engine turned subsidiary seconds at 6 and pencil hands. The flat, wide bezel transform the whole military style of the watch making it even perfect for an elegant evening, turning it to a very versatile timepiece.