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
130 Tudor Fine and Iconic, Chrono-Time, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, With Date and Black Dial, Reference 79 270
Estimate: € 2,000 – 4,000
Sold € 5,720
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: B633444
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
In 1974, Tudor launched the “Big Block” which represented an impressive milestone in the history of Tudor as the brand showed the world its first chronographs equipped with an automatic mechanical movement. This new model incorporates an hour register and a quick-set date. Around 1995, was presented the new iteration of this model, with the references 79 260, 79 270 and 79 280. The differences between the two models were on the case, which became thinner and “rounded” and on the glass, which became sapphire (instead of plexiglass). The three new references differed on the bezel: 79 260 had a black tachymetre scale, 79 280 had a steel tachymetre scale, while the differently from the other two, the 79 270 was the only one with a revolving bezel calibrated for 12 hours, such as the present lot. Preserved in remarkable condition, the steel case is equipped with a solid Oyster bracelet. The black dial has three counters vertically positioned: the 30 second register at 12 o’clock, 12 hour registration at 6 and constant seconds at 9, while at 3 o’clock is located the date. Very rare, this model was discontinued already in 1999 when he was substituted with the Prince Dates.