The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
117 Porsche Design Special and Very Attractive, Dashboard, Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch in Aluminum and Titanium, Red Dial, With Box and Papers, Reference P6612.17/2
Estimate: € 2,000 – 4,000
Sold € 3,250
Case Material: Aluminum and Titanium
Bracelet Material: Rubber
Case N°: 159.986
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Booklet
In 1868, American engineer and watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones who had been a director of E. Howard & Co, in Boston, then America’s leading watchmaking company, founded the International Watch Company with the intention of combining Swiss craftsmanship with the modern engineering technology from the U.S. to manufacture watch movements and other watch parts for the American market. After more than 100 years, the titanium chronograph comes with some surprise as it was produced as a joint effort between IWC and Porsche Design. The reference P6612 here offered was a marvel of engineering when it was produced and IWC came up with a way to manipulate the metal into a sleek wristwatch that represented the Porsche Design brand perfectly. The present watch called Dashboard, coming in many variations, but what makes this one really stand out is the rare red dial. The dial has a beautiful deep red lacquered look with Arabic numerals, date between 4 and 5 o’clock and outside tachymeter scale in white and is like no other dial recently appeared at auction, and combined with the full aluminum and titanium case, together with the rubber dark strap, allows for a wonderful sporty and sophisticated look.