The trouble with this job is you spend days looking at all the amazing auctions and before you know it you have spent your salary once again on cars, automobilia and watches! Having just spent a good hour going through Part 1 of this one-owner collection that is up for auction with Dreweatts on November 24th I already know my families Christmas presents will suffer for the cause of a new watch for myself!
But what to choose? The Breitling Datora, Gubelin, and two Omega Admiraltys all offer that classic look that is simply, timeless for want of a better word and the estimates are dangerously tempting. If you really want to treat yourself the gold Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 Ref. BA145.022A is very special and numbered 40 makes it one of the first pieces to be made available after presidents, astronauts and VIPs that claimed up to number 33.
For the Rolex fans the ‘Kermit’ and ‘Hulk’ offer a chance to join a distinguished club of collectors that hold these pieces in high regard. The GMT-Master II ‘Pepsi’ is also well worth consideration, a solid staple in any collection. The Daytona and Submariner a more discreet and classic option for a day watch.
How about a set of five TAG Heuer Monacos, a limited edition set celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Monaco. If you don’t need five, there’s two further Monacos, two Autavias, two Silverstones, a Monza and Regatta. The Regatta being something I have had my eye on for quite some time.
Tudor and Tiffany are also well represented alongside some fine pieces from Seiko and Panerai. Lastly theirs is brand of the moment Patek Philippe with five pieces available from the classic Aquanaut to a gorgeous Perpetual Calendar Chronograph estimated at £60,000-£80,000 and the sales top lot. The estimates are certainly tempting so we advise to get yourself registered well in advance!