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
93 Eberhard Oversized, Well Preserved and Extremely Rare, Split Second, Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Dial
Estimate: € 25,000 – 50,000
Sold € 58,500
Model: Split-second Chronograph
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 1 015 964
Movement N°: 17 422
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Eberhard’s history with chronographs dates back to 1919 when it gave life to its first example that was activated by only one pusher. In 1935, the company presented the two-button chronograph and only four years later Eberhard further raised the bar presenting its first ever split seconds. The present watch is fitted with an interesting and rarely seen implementation of the split-second chronograph complication. The start, stop and reset functions are all controlled by a single push piece that is integrated into the winding crown. The top pusher is responsible for the split-second function, meant to measure intermediate times without interrupting the timekeeping of an event. The 40 mm case, really huge at that time, has been manufactured in stainless steel and preserved in remarkable conditions with intact stepped bezel, reeded winding crown and oval pushers. The black dial is remarkable in terms of beauty and legibility: the gilt background is incredibly gorgeous with outer tachymeter scale, three subsidiary counters for 30 minutes, 12 hours and constant second registration and painted Roman numerals. Possibly one of the nicest ever seen appearing on the market, the present split seconds is in outstanding conditions and an absolute preciousness in terms of collectability.