With the huge rise in interest for watchmaking and the variety of watches becoming popular in the market also widening, this week we have a wonderful round-up of timepieces. From the turn of the century yellow gold Cartier to the modern Big Pilot and a range of Rolex to tickle any fancy.
Neo-vintage Cartier pieces are now in huge demand from new and old collectors alike. This yellow gold Jumbo Tank Américaine is a great size and wears beautifully on the wrist. The eggshell dial is in superb condition and has black Roman numeral hour markers, with the hidden signature in the VII numeral and a date function, the delicate blued steel hands give the watch a classic look and the winding crown features the signature sapphire blue cabochon.
The lesser spotted Cartier Galbee boasts a 29.00mm x 41.00mm steel case and ivory dial. We particularly like the aged tritium markers. A wonderful all rounder for any occasion.
This yellow gold 2007 ref. 116528 Daytona can only bring a smile to the face. Full on and unapologetic, it boasts diamond markers with a pure white dial. It is in tremendous condition and also comes with all original paperwork and boxes.
Arguably the most copied watch in history, the Rolex Submariner is a classic for good reason. If you are in the maret for a modern reference, this 14060M ticks all the boxes. Oh, and the persist will love the fact it's a non-date. Simply can’t go wrong.
One for the smaller wrist, this Tag Heuer Aquaracer measures in at a diminutive 32.50mm, but punches well above its weight in the wrist presence stakes with a yellow gold and steel two tone case and bracelet. It’s a design statement as well as a functional diver to 1,000 feet.
Rolex celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Submariner in 2003 with the launch of a special variant of the reference 16610. The reference 16610LV (LV standing for Lunette Verte/Green Bezel) differs from the conventional model in its bezel color and was quickly nicknamed 'Kermit' by Rolex collectors. And as you would expect from Rolex collectors, they have observed several iterations throughout the model's production life, as Rolex launched 6 dial designs and 2 case designs over time.
It’s 36mm in stainless steel, striking blue dial and from 2022 - what else do we need to say?
A perfect watch for all wrist sizes. This 2021 reference 126200 boasts applied Roman numerals on a crisp white dial. No screaming or shouting - just a classic (a full set classic!).
This is no ordinary Big Pilot. A white lacquered dial, painted blue Arabic markers and big date are all give away signs that this is a 150 year anniversary Big Pilot and limited to just 150 watches (naturally).