Christie’s Watches Online Auction Boutique Review

From June 13th to 27th, Christie’s watch online auction planning summer special. Many antique watches and modern watches from world-renowned watch brands appear in this online auction. Among them, include Rolex, Omega, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger-LeCoultre and other international watches. It is worth noting that rare antique Rolex and other watches have received the attention of many Tibetan friends before the start of the auction. There are a total of 130 watch collections in this online auction. Next, Watch House will review the products of Christie’s online auction to see which fine watches are participating in this auction.

lot.1 Rolex Daytona 6265

Basic information: Stainless steel housing, diameter 37 mm. Equipped with a timing function, using cal.727 manual winding movement.
Estimate: USD 30,000-50,000, approximately RMB 200,000-340,000.
Including commission price: 40,000 US dollars, about 270,000 yuan.

Watch Comments: This Rolex 6265 received extensive attention before the start of production. Its production time was about 1972. The movement is based on the manual winding cal. 21600 wobble frequency, it is a movement that Rolex has used for 20 years, it can be seen that its stability is good enough. And this Daytona not only follows the design of the Daytona series, the prominent stainless steel case, the dial has changed from Rolex Cosmograph to Rolex Oyster Cosmograph (commonly known as ROC surface). The word ‘DAYTONA’ was cancelled on the ROC surface. This is the 6265 feature of this period. As long as Rolex’s DAYTONA appears in the auction market, it will definitely be sought after and paid attention to by collectors. For classics, perhaps people’s enthusiasm will never fade.

lot.3 Rolex MILGAUSS series 116400GV

Basic information: stainless steel case with a diameter of 40 mm, automatic cal. 3131 movement.
Estimate: USD 4000-6000, about RMB 27000-40000.
Commission price included: USD 6875, approximately RMB 46,000.

Watch Reviews: Another watch from Rolex. In 1956, Rolex was specially developed for scientists. This watch can withstand a magnetic field of 1000 gauss. This series ceased production in 1988 and was relaunched in 2007. This 2014 watch has a lightning-shaped orange second hand, a blue dial and a unique green mirror. This makes this watch unique among other Rolex watches. Rolex has always been ‘everything is green’, so it is not unexpected that this watch sold at a price higher than the highest estimate.

lot.4 Rolex RED SUBMARINER 1680

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 39 mm. With time and date display function, using cal.1570 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 16,250, approximately RMB 110,500.

Watch comments: Rolex’s watch in this online auction is amazing, but according to Rolex’s performance in previous auctions, this is reasonable. The highest estimate of this black water ghost from 1970 is $ 12,000 (approximately RMB 81600)
, But the final transaction price was higher than the highest estimate of 4,250 US dollars (about 28,900 yuan). At a 2015 New York auction, the same 1970 Black Letter Ghost 1680 was also sold at a price higher than the highest estimate. There is a great demand for water ghosts in the market, but the production of water ghosts is limited, which has led to a shortage of water ghosts. If you are lucky to have an antique water ghost, it is probably the wish of many collectors.

lot.16 Rolex Date-Date 1803

Basic information: 18k yellow gold case with a diameter of 36 mm. With date and day display function, cal.1556 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 20,000, approximately RMB 136,000.

Watch Reviews: There is no doubt that the Rolex day-date series is synonymous with luxury and classics. This series of features is only the use of precious metals (including gold, platinum, rose gold, etc.). Its special design is to cancel the design of the calendar and the week side by side, set the date display to 3 o’clock, and the week display to 12 o’clock. First introduced in 1956, the classic design has been used in the day-date series for the next 60 years. The day-date series is also known as the ‘President’s Watch’, which has been worn by many American presidents in history, including Roosevelt, Lyndon Baines Johnson, and so on. The watch was finally sold at a price higher than the highest estimated US $ 8,000 (about 54400 yuan), which also stems from its scarcity and integrity of the product.

lot.29 Jaeger-LECOULTRE MEMOVOX POLARIS series E859

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 42 mm. With travel time, date display and alarm function, using cal.K825 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 15000-25000, approximately RMB 102,000-170000.
Commission price included: USD 21,250, approximately RMB 144,000.

Watch comments: elegance has always been used on Jaeger-LeCoultre. This Jaeger-LeCoultre E825, as a diving watch, has a sophisticated and elegant aesthetics compared to the rigorous appearance of other diving watches. In addition, this watch uses a large stainless steel casing and a super compressor structure, which makes this watch more stable and waterproof in the case of deeper water. In addition to personal taste, an important factor that collectors consider when buying antique watches is the scarcity of watches. The total production of this watch is less than 1,800 pieces, and this E825, which is only auctioned at Christie’s online auction, shows its preciousness.

lot.41 OMEGA Speedmaster Series ST 145.022

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 42 mm. Equipped with date display and timekeeping function, using cal.861 manual winding movement.
Estimate: USD 4000-6000, approximately RMB 27000-40700.
Commission price included: USD 4375, approximately RMB 29,700.

Watch Comments: As one of the most iconic and legendary Omega watches, the Omega Speedmaster series is the only watch certified by NASA that is eligible to enter space. This Speedmaster, which was auctioned on Christie’s online, had a Rolex Oyster case. The original case was accidentally broken, and Rolex’s Oyster case was just right. This is what makes this watch special. The strong appearance of the Speedmaster is one of the reasons why many people like it, and the high quality also attracts many Tibetan friends. The story that this particular Speedmaster possesses may be the reason why buyers buy it.

lot.64 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Royal Oak Series 14790ST.00.0789ST.07

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 36 mm. With date display function, using cal.2225 automatic winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 17,500, approximately RMB 118,900.

Watch comments: In 1972, Audemars Piguet’s first Royal Oak series was born, which marked the birth of the first luxury sports watch. This is a turning point for the luxury watch industry, which priced more than gold watches. The Royal Oak series is available in different sizes. This 36 mm diameter Royal Oak has a refined Arabic numerals in the dial. Although the diameter of the watch is getting larger and larger in modern aesthetics, this watch still looks very elegant on the hand.

lot.108 Zenith Super Sub-SEA Series A3736

Basic information: Stainless steel housing with a diameter of 40 mm. Equipped with a timing function, using cal.146HP manual winding movement.
Estimate: USD 8000-12000, approximately RMB 54400-81600.
Commission price included: USD 10,000, approximately RMB 68,000.

Watch review: Zenith SUPER SUB-SEA series as a powerful diving watch. The striking orange dial design and striking scale are its signature designs. This watch uses a cal. 146HP manual winding movement, which is the last manually wound movement before the use of the El Primero automatic winding movement in 1969.

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Oris Launches Dive Control Limited Edition Watch

Oris returns to the deep sea with the DiveControl limited edition watch, which is an evolution of the independent Swiss company’s high-performance ProDiver watch, designed for professional diving watches.

 This watch is 51 mm in diameter and the case is cast in lightweight 2 grade titanium and covered with a highly scratch-resistant black DLC coating. The watch uses Oris patented RSS rotation safety system, a brand iconic device that locks the unidirectional rotating bezel firmly during the dive.

 In addition, the new watch has a 60-minute cumulative display at 12 o’clock, and the key scale is decorated in yellow for easy identification. The watch is limited to 500 pieces.

Oris DiveControl Limited Edition
Model: No.0177477277784-Set
Limited: 500 pieces
Material: Multi-piece Tier 2 titanium case, black DLC coating, minute scale on ceramic top ring
Dimensions: 51 mm diameter
Mirror: Double-sided curved, internal anti-glare sapphire crystal
Case back: Titanium, black DLC coating, screw-in, special printing / marking
Operating device: stainless steel screw-in safety crown and screw-in button, automatic helium exhaust valve, black DLC coating
Water resistance: 100 bar / 1000 meters
Lug pitch: 26 mm
Number: Cal.774 (based on SW500)
Size: 30 mm diameter
Functions: Central hour and minute hands and 1 / 4-second chronograph hands, 3 sub-dials show the conventional second hand, 60-minute and 12-hour cumulative chronograph, date window, date adjuster, precise time adjustment and stop-second
Winding: automatic winding, red pendulum
Power reserve: 48 hours
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 times / hour)
Number of gems: 25
Design: Black dial with wavy pattern
Fluorescent material: Super-LumiNova® numbers and hands
Timestamp: Inlay
Bracelet: black rubber strap, titanium black DLC-plated folding clasp for quick adjustment of strap tension
Included: Waterproof case, yellow rubber strap, with professional strap replacement tool
Time to market: January 2019
Price in Switzerland: 4,850 Swiss francs

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The Cutting-edge Technology In The Watch Industry Decrypts The Cartier Id Two Concept Watch

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In 2009, Cartier launched the first concept table-ID ONE, ID named after the first letter of English innovation and development. In 2012, Cartier launched the ID TWO concept watch. Compared to the previous ID ONE, what kind of cutting-edge technology is it equipped with? And how did it achieve this vision? The watch home with these questions for you will fully decipher this magic Cartier ID TWO concept watch.

   This time Cartier ID TWO brings a completely new design concept to the watch industry. It can be said that it is another peak leap in the history of human mechanical watchmaking. Cartier has achieved the international front-line level in terms of materials and principles.

  To increase energy storage, improve transmission efficiency, and reduce energy consumption, in order to achieve the above three goals, Cartier comprehensively details every detail of the ID TWO concept watch. Compared with traditional watches, ID TWO has a 30% increase in power and a 50% reduction in energy consumption. Inside the Calibre de Cartier 42mm case, the ID TWO concept watch has an amazing 32-day power reserve.

  The traditional mechanical watch has a system that does not have perfect power transmission from the mainspring to the oscillating mechanism. This kind of gradual transmission of gears through gears has a large energy loss. According to research, the energy loss of a general mechanical watch can reach 75%. The low energy conversion efficiency makes the power reserve time of general mechanical watches relatively limited. Some watches with multi-springs can only reach about 10 days of power. The design focus of Cartier ID TWO concept watches is to achieve high energy efficiency. Utilization, and this is the concept of high performance.

   We know that for objects moving at high speed, air friction often produces huge air resistance. For example, modern aircraft usually choose to fly in the stratosphere. One of the important factors is that the stratosphere air is thinner, the airflow is stable, and the air resistance is relatively small. It can be seen that air resistance is an unavoidable problem. On the Cartier ID TWO concept watch, Cartier uses the original Airfree technology to achieve a nearly 100% vacuum state inside the case. The balance wheel can operate without air friction, and the energy is reduced by 37%.

  Cartier ID TWO is equipped with two double barrels and uses for the first time a highly elastic glass fiber as the mainspring. In order to reduce friction, Cartier uses an ultra-thin layer of air-free, transparent and extremely smooth polymer film. Replaces traditional lubricants.

   The Cartier ID TWO concept watch uses deep reflection ion etching technology to achieve nano-level machining accuracy, while the escapement fork and escape wheel are made of carbon crystal material, allowing the perfect fit between the two.

  Cartier ID TWO’s differential device is very new. The device can be divided into two layers, the lower gear and the upper star gear. The lower gear meshes with the transmission plate. The upper part consists of a large gear with an inward ring gear and a planetary gear.

   The escapement fork and escapement wheel made of carbon crystal silicon material are light in weight, and the integrally formed escapement fork can achieve a good running effect, so there is no need to use a traditional ruby ​​fork shoe. A major feature of the Cartier ID TWO concept oscillating system is that it requires no adjustment.

Summary: From the above analysis, it is not difficult to see that ID TWO has made great breakthroughs on the original basis: 1. Polycrystalline transparent ceramic integrated vacuum pumping case, nanotechnology gasket, and the vacuum state can be maintained for 10 years. 2. Two sets of double barrels, 32 days long power. 3. Glass fiber clockwork. 4. The planetary gear differential power transmission gear train increases the traditional power transmission ratio by 5 times. Through this new transformation, it is not difficult for us to find that continuous innovation has become the development direction of the modern and even future watch industry. I believe that there will be updates sooner and better high-tech watches will refresh today’s historical results, which seems to have become the source of the clock’s people’s motivation.

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Zhen Li Shi Yan Ran Fund Charity Auction To Raise Millions

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On December 18, 2009, the highly anticipated Charismatic Dinner for the Angel Angel Fund was grandly held in Beijing, with bright stars and infinite love. This fund was initiated by the couple Li Yapeng and Faye Wong, and a total of 29.56 million yuan was raised that night. The auction specifications for this year’s Yanran Charity Dinner also reached a record high, and a total of 21 lots donated by people from all walks of life Among them, the world’s largest luxury goods group LVMH’s top Swiss watch brand Zenith 1969 vintage rose gold replica watch also raised one million in the auction.
Every year, the Angel Angel Charity Dinner has always attracted the attention of the public and the media, and its social influence is also increasing year by year. In this event, ZENITH donated Zenith’s 1969 vintage rose gold replica as a lot in order to extend love and fulfill its full support for charities, extending the charity cause. That night, Zenith auctioned with many high-quality artworks and attracted the attention of many caring people, becoming a fierce lot for the dinner.
The Angel Angel Charity Auction was strongly supported by a group of artists and philanthropists. Zenith’s 1969 vintage rose gold replica is the eighth lot on the spot. With the help of the famous film star Yun Dawei knocking down the hammer of righteous auction, with the help of the stars and the support of loved ones, Zenith The auction price of (ZENITH) skyrocketed. The competition among the caring people on the scene was extremely fierce. To show love, everyone was ‘indifferent’. Finally, a mysterious female buyer made this extremely collectible for a million dollars Zenith’s 1969 vintage rose gold replica.

Zenith 1969 Retro Rose Gold Reissue
18K rose gold material / EI Primero 469 self-winding movement, 278 parts, 31 rubies / vibration frequency 36,000 rpm, kinetic energy storage over 50 hours / hour, minute, small second, date display / chronograph Function / 40mm diameter / sapphire crystal, transparent back cover / limited to 250 pieces / reference price: RMB 135,000

Zenith 1969 Retro Rose Gold Reproduction is a unique series featuring the legendary EL Primero movement in 2009 to mark the 40th anniversary of the EL Primero movement created in 1969. The movement of this series EL Primero was named 469 to pay tribute to the year in which the first watch was born. This automatic date chronograph movement consists of 278 accessories and 31 rubies. After careful design by the watchmaker, it is divided into three styles. Inspired by the original design, the size is 40mm. The rose gold model represents the past, the stainless steel model represents the present, and the titanium alloy model with a new era characterizes the future. This series of watches is regarded as a limited edition of collectors. This series of stainless steel models is the Monaco 2009 ONLY WATCH global charity auction watch.

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