Heritage Auctions brings the vintage heat to its New York watch sale
Heritage Auctions’ Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction, which concludes on 24 October in New York, comprises around 500 luxury pieces, ranging from the affordable to the most desirable in the world. Take the circa-1969 Rolex Cosmograph Daytona reference 6241 in 14-carat yellow gold, aka the ‘John Player Special’, for example. This ultra-rare variant of the ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona is fitted with its original (and possibly unique) bracelet stamped by the retailer Van Cleef & Arpels. Given its age, the chronograph looks to be in remarkable condition and accordingly, it’s been given a reserve price of 350,000 US dollars (excl. buyer’s premium).
And then there’s the beautifully patinated Tudor Big Crown Submariner, a watch that was produced only for the model year 1958 and exhibits a raft of features that today are highly sought after by collectors. In fact, it’s the diver Tudor decided to reinterpret at this year’s Baselworld with its Black Bay 58. Its reserve price is 40,000 dollars excluding premium. You can find our 10 favourites from Heritage Auctions’ Watches & Fine Timepieces Signature Auction listed below or, alternatively, browse the finest timepieces from the sale in the Classic Driver Market.