These Mad Men watches will take you back to mid-century Manhattan
Turning back time
The quartet is included in the lotlist at the Christie’s ‘Rare Watches & Important Discoveries’ sale to be held at the Rockefeller Plaza in New York on 16 December. It includes Don Draper’s 1960 Omega Seamaster (ref. 166.020) with classy black cross-haired dial – which John Hamm wore on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine – as well as Pete Campbell’s gold-plated Hamilton Sputnik, and Betty Draper’s Jules Jürgensen. However, our choice would be the rare 'Tuxedo’ dial Tudor Oyster-Prince worn by quick-quipping, chain-smoking silver fox Roger Sterling throughout season five.
Despite their small-screen provenance, the watches are (quite conservatively in our opinion) estimated to fetch 1,000 – 2,000 dollars apiece, and come with a certificate of authenticity from Mad Men prop master Ellen Freund.