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
279 Girard Perregaux Fine and Limited Edition, Sea Hawk II BMW Oracle Racing, Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Carbon Fiber Dial, With Box and Papers, Reference 49 950
Estimate: € 6,000 – 12,000
Sold € 4,550
Model: Sea Hawk II BMW Oracle Racing
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Rubber
Case N°: N°749/1000
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Booklets
Girard Perregaux’s Sea Hawk model was created in the 1940s, at the height of the Second World War. The Swiss company designed it, therefore, to be a battle watch, of excellent workmanship and capable of withstanding any kind of conditions to which soldiers and population might be subjected. Originally, its appearance was very different from what we can admire today: initially defined by a classic style, it was completely redesigned in 1989, with further modifications in 2002. It was in this year that the model from which the design of its avant-garde 2012 successor, still in use today, was produced. One of the main features of the new Girard Perregaux Sea Hawk, which deserves to be mentioned, is its water resistance: its diving capacity is, in fact, 1000 meters. State-of-the-art techniques and the manufacturers’ proven experience have enabled this wristwatch to possess a high level of potential and to pass several specific test series, making it compliant with the ISO 6425 standard for diving watches. The example here offered presents absolutely this incredible capability to reach 3300 FT deep but is also very interesting since is a limited edition for the Golden Gate Yacht Club to celebrate the participation of Challenger in the 32nd America’s Cup. Manufactured in 1000 pieces, the stainless steel case with curved lugs has a case back with 6 screws, screwed down winding crown at 4 with crown guard, unidirectional graduated revolving bezel to measure elapsed time. The back is, of course, engraved with also a representation of the boat. The black carbon-fiber dial has luminous baton indexes and luminous Arabic 3, 6, 9 and 12, power-reserve indication at 6, counter for constant seconds at 10, aperture for the date between 1 and 2, outer minute track, luminous white broad arrow and lozenge hands. Preserved in exceptional conditions, the watch is further sold with box and papers.