A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
205 Leonidas Beautiful and Historically Important, Chronograph Flyback Wristwatch in Steel, Reference Cp2, Made for the Military Italian Army
Estimate: € 2,000 – 4,000
Sold € 6,110
Model: Chronograph E. I. Flyback Military
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: E.I. 1120
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The Leonidas Watch Factory was founded in 1841 by Julien Bourquin in Saint-Imier and produced quite outstanding chronograph movements, because Jeanneret-Droz brought the necessary know-how with him. But Leonidas also manufactured instruments used in the automotive and aerospace areas, and thanks to this experience, in 1965 he was commissioned by the Italian military to produce a particular chronograph. The present lot here with the reference CP2 is one of the best examples ever appeared in the auction, with its mat black dial two counters, steel bidirectional bezel still in black that can be used by divers and also aviators (given its ability to indicate a second time zone). It is powered by a mechanical manual movement with flyback functions and completed by a Stainless Steel elastic bracelet. In excellent condition, very rare and historically important this watch is ready to be put in a military museum or in an important collection.