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Preview of Geneva May 2018 Auctions: Antiquorum Geneva

Preview of Geneva May 2018 Auctions: Antiquorum Geneva

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It is conceivable, and this is absolutely a hypothesis, that the ‘demo’ dials didn’t have the T’s on them from the manufacturing plant as they were not proposed for resale and later on, with the finish of the type 321 approaching, the couple of test dials were amassed and sold. This is obviously guess dependent on my own perceptions so far and Omega’s records are hazy regarding the matter. We do get a kick out of the chance to try not to utilize the word ‘model’ for watch plant that were made and sold, so we are glad to call these ‘Outlandish dial’ and appreciate the conversations that proceed on these secretive models. To investigate the online inventory, you can see this specific watch production line .

Estimate CHF3,000 – 5,000

LOT #493 – Tudor 7031/0 Black Homeplate Dial

I’ve consistently been somewhat inquisitive (wary) about these Tudor ‘Dark Homeplate’ dials as we have never truly seen one from a unique proprietor on the square previously. Since the old Tudor indexes didn’t show the dark dials and that just one of them had at any point come available to be purchased (before now). There has been hypothesis on numerous speculations including that these are generally free dials and were found as of late and added to existing watch production line or that these were, indeed, exceptional orders, harking back to the 1970’s. This current watch plant coming from the proprietor and including the first papers and receipt just as a help receipt builds up the contention that albeit a few free dials may have been discovered later on, a couple of these were initially fitted during the 70’s. These dials are found in both case variations: the dark tachymeter bakelite bezel ref. 7031 or the metal tachymeter bezel ref. 7032.

These references were delivered in 1970-1971 and incorporated a similar style pushers found on early screw-down Rolex Daytonas (6240 or 6263/6265) from a similar period. Alongside its Rolex partners, the screw down pushers developed more than a few forms throughout the years also. The absolute first arrangement pushers are called ‘millerighe’ (In Italian, in a real sense signifies ‘thousand lines) as found on the present watch.

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Estimate CHF 60,000 – 80,000

LOT #607 – Rolex 6542 GMT Master 18K Yellow Gold

Last yet not least, the watch production line that truly shocked me the most was this dynamite 18K yellow gold Rolex GMT Master 6542. The main GMT Master reference 6542 in steel from the mid-1950’s is a chalice among gatherers. The dark yellow gold form rarely comes available to be purchased and I’ve never seen one in such brilliant condition and straightforwardly from the first proprietor for sure. Presently, when I understand that the dial and hands are a potentially extraordinary setup and it has a superb story in its set of experiences, what more would we be able to ask for?

Antiquorum is calling this one “THE LIFESAVER’S ROLEX 6542 GMT” on the grounds that the proprietor of the watch production line got it as a blessing in 1960 in the wake of saving a youngster from suffocating in Geneva. He was important for the lifeguard relationship of the Lake of Geneva (SISL – societe internationale du sauvetage du leman). The watch production line itself has been kept in magnificent condition. The bezel, which is typically debased and harmed on these, remains absolutely unblemished. The Geiger counter was ticking like insane for a unique radium Bakelite bezel. In the mean time, the GMT hand and areola dial markers were thoroughly drained of any radium material. Not that it had been taken out, but instead with a more intensive look utilizing a loupe and UV light too showing no follow that radium or any iridescent material had at any point been there. Likewise, the hours and minutes dauphine hands don’t have the opening in the middle to convey iridescent material by any stretch of the imagination. These full hands are additional verification that this watch processing plant never had a glowing dial. The outcome is a conceivably interesting watch manufacturing plant The absence of radium, which typically ages a dial, has kept the dial surface of this watch processing plant in totally new condition.

The case was flawlessly kept just as the first bolt versatile gold wristband with huge logo (dated 1.60).

I was overwhelmed by this one as I have never seen an illustration of this reference very like this one.

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Estimate CHF 100,000 – 150,000