It's Bay Watch Tuesday Again!
Sorry Guys, Not that Bay Watch! Ebay!
As promised every Tuesday I will pick two amazing timepieces offered on the bay. The first piece was celebrity-owned and is dazzling!
Rolex 6034 in 18k
Seller's Description:This is the nicest Rolex chronograph that I have ever seen. The condition is literally perfect - still in new condition after 60 years! The 18k rose gold case and the original untouched dial are in mint++ condition. Even the 18k rose gold Rolex Oyster bracelet is in perfect condition. This watch was owned by Eric Clapton, before he trimmed his collection a few years ago.
Original 18k rose gold case measures 35mm diameter by 13mm thick. Domed acrylic crystal. Smooth bezel. Round pump style chronograph pushers and screw down crown. Inside case back is marked '6034' along with the other markings and hallmarks.
Serial number 765XXX dates the watch to 1951.
Original, untouched and perfect condition dial is matte silver with applied rose gold arabic numerals and hour markers. Dial text is: 'ROLEX' 'OYSTER CHRONOGRAPHE' and 'ANTIMAGNETIQUE'. There is a tachymeter scale around the dial's periphery in black and inside that, a Telemetre scale in blue. The subdials are slightly sunken with concentric guilloche.
Original movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 72 with 17 jewels and column wheel construction. The movement is in perfect condition and is running well.
This piece is offered at $110,000. Link
Though this is not celebrity owned it has a celebrity connection. This is the watch that keeps Warlock time, as told by Charlie Sheen.
Above a Wrist-Shot by Charlie Sheen.
Seller's Description: Patek Philippe pays homage to their great perpetual calendars of the past with the reference 5396. The arrangement of the calendar displays on the dial is very classic. Yet, the 5396 is modern, incorporating all of Patek's mechanical innovations and in a modern size 39mm case. This watch is a home run.
Inspired by Patek perpetual calendars of yesteryear, the sector dial features two-tone silver finishing with dark printed 5 minute, minute and seconds chapters around the periphery of the dial and perfectly blued sword hands. The day and month are shown in the dual windows below "Patek Philippe Geneve", while the moonphase and 24 hour time are displayed in the 6 o'clock subdial. The date is shown in the window at the bottom of the dial. You need to loupe this dial to appreciate the rich details and the amazing design and finish.
The case is 18k rose gold with dimensions of 39mm diameter by 11.5mm thick. Sapphire front and display back crystals.
The automatic Patek Philippe Caliber 324 A QA features sweep seconds, 34 jewels, a 45 hour power reserve, 356 individual parts and is stamped with the Geneva Seal.
Strap is a dark brown, hand sewn Patek crocodile strap with an 18k rose gold deployant clasp.
Watch is like new, and will be delivered with box and papers.
This piece is offered at ONLY $39,000. Link
Check back later, should have a very cool video Review! -JKS