You’ll do more than desk diving with these 10 trusty tool watches

Okay, so you’re not going to take any of these 10 vintage timepieces offered by Phillips in Geneva next month to the depths of the ocean or on an arctic expedition. But, much like classic cars, they were designed for a specific purpose and it would be simply wrong not to use them as intended…

On 13 November in Geneva, Phillips will offer a selection of over 190 of the very finest vintage timepieces, ranging from a late-1950s Omega Ranchero estimated at just 4,000-6,000 CHF to an extraordinary pink-gold 1948 Patek Philippe chronograph (ref. 1518) expected to realise 600,000-1.2m CHF. We’ve chosen an array of delectable tool watches that we’d relish slipping out of our watch roll in the morning below, but you can find the entire catalogue for Phillips’ ‘Geneva Watch Auction: Four’ conveniently listed in the Classic Driver Market. 

10 trusty tool watches from Phillips in Geneva