On May 22, Important Watches at Kaplans, the watch auction for finer watches and clocks, will be launched. The leading auction house has for a long time auctioned off world-class watches and has been able to offer the watch enthusiast the ultimate combination of collector's watches and quality watches. Something that also corresponds with Important Watches this spring where unusual models, rare NOS watches and vintage watches are available.
At the auction, watches from brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Richard Mille and others will be found. Important Watches has 98 items with exclamations from SEK 10,000 all the way up to SEK 820,000. One of the most notable auction numbers is number 24 a Longines Flyback Chronograph. This watch is as close to a NOS watch as you can get and is in almost new condition even though it is from 1949. The chronograph has the known caliber: 13 ZN.
We also find a copy of the true collector's watch Omega Speedmaster s.k. "Ultraman" from the Japanese TV series of the same name. The Characteristic of this watch is the orange chronograph hand and that it was only manufactured during the year 1968. This example has auction number 14, it is also in an exceptional collector's condition and comes with the accompanying "Extract from the Archives".
Also, auction number 19, a Rolex, Submariner, which is a modern classic in a protruding design. The whole watch is in gold with the exclusive dial-in Lapis Lazuli. These unusual dials in Lapis Lazuli have been much sought after in recent years due to their exclusivity. They could only be ordered for a short time in the early nineties and the dial was then an expensive option.
Another interesting watch at the auction is auction number 57, a Patek Philippe Nautilus, Annual Calendar, Moon Phases with "Tiffany & Co. Dial". Where the prestigious watch brand collaborated with the American jewellery company Tiffany & Co. and created perhaps the most powerful partnership in watches.
Finally, auction number 67, the design icon Nautilus, which is the world's most coveted sports watch in steel. The model debuted in 2006 to celebrate Nautilus' 30th anniversary and has been in production until now. Patek Philippe announced that the classic model Ref 5711 with blue dial would cease production, which made the secondary market yearn even more for this watch. However, Patek Phillipe has released the reference again, with a green dial this time.
“This may be the coolest auction in a long time! We have a fantastic mix between rare vintage watches and some of the most exclusive modern watches on the market right now. Everything from Rolex's trendiest sports models, to Audemars Piguet for those looking for something unique or Richard Mille with complicated movements. Important watches is really something out of the ordinary precisely because of the unique range with so many different styles, ”says Georgios Batselas head of Kaplan's Watch Department.
The bidding is in full swing and already shows an overwhelming interest in the hammer auction, which will be hamered out in the auction hall at Biblioteksgatan 5 or online, 22 May at 13 CEST.
See the full range of auctioned watches here.