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First Published: Tue, Oct 12 2010. 11 02 PM IST

Updated: Tue, Oct 12 2010. 11 02 PM IST
If you are a watch aficionado, be ready with your best bid for Saffronart’s online auction of Fine Jewels and Watches, to be held on Wednesday and Thursday. The collection features over 30 vintage and contemporary wrist and pocket watches for men and women and includes limited editions, as well as one-of-a-kind pieces. There are 33 timepieces from some of the most prestigious international watch makers.
Here’s a peek into what you can expect to add to your collection:
Audemars Piguet: The 18-carat yellow gold ultra-thin wristwatch for women comes with a wide, smooth gold bezel, champagne-coloured dial and gold pencil hands.
Estimate: Rs1,47,200-1,74,800
Van Cleef & Arpels: Men’s 18-carat gold wristwatch, quartz movement, ultra-slim octagonal textured 18-carat gold case, with brown leather strap and original Van
Cleef & Arpels buckle.
Estimate: Rs1,20,000-1,80,000
Audemars Piguet: Men’s 18-carat gold and diamond wristwatch, with a bezel set with two rows of round and baguette diamonds, the dial set with nine round sapphire indicators, three sub-dials for day, month and date, and a moon phase aperture at 6 O’Clock.
Estimate: Rs1,258,100-1,718,100
Patek Philippe: Gold octagonal pocket watch, with black enamel stylized Arabic numerals, the bezel, bail and reverse with a black enamel and engraved gold. This unusual octagonal pocket watch was created in 1920 by hand.
Estimate: Rs3,40,400-3,86,400.
Patek Philippe: Ladies platinum and diamond wristwatch of Art Deco design, with a rectangular dial, a decorative diamond-set bezel and mesh bracelet, with the case, dial and movement signed Patek Philippe.
Estimate: Rs3,91,000-4,37,000
Jaeger-LeCoultre: Dating to the 1950s, this mint condition Jaeger-LeCoultre men’s 14-carat wristwatch is unusual because of its innovative design, its sophisticated power reserve complication, and its back-winding mechanism—all developments that were ahead of their time when this “Futurematic” watch was made. The watch has a subsidiary dial for seconds within the main dial, making it easier to time events down to the second.
Estimate: Rs1,20,980-1,66,980
Bids can be placed on Saffronart
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First Published: Tue, Oct 12 2010. 11 02 PM IST