Mittwoch, 15. Juli 2020

NEW available ----> Tissot - cloisonné émail "The Americas" by Cadran Stern

Dear watch aficionado.

Watches with cloisonné émail dials made by Cadran Stern belong to the most sought after timepieces for every high-class collector, as this superb Tissot "The Americas". There is as well no difference in the quality of the émail used for this Tissot and f.ex the famous "Caravelle" by Rolex or the Patek Philippe 605HU. The only difference is probably the price, the Rolex "Caravelle" and Patek Philippe 605HU are into the 7 digits whereas this Tissot "The Americas" is available into the 5 digits at my boutique www.watchcollector.lu

The more, the present example comes with a copy of the original Cadran Stern prototype painting which adds even more value to this watch. And there were only 2 examples with "The Americas" made for Tissot (as one can see on the extract from the original order book of Cadran Stern). Interesting to note is that researches indicated that there were 6 Rolex timepieces made with "The Americas" émail dial by Cadran Stern, but different in a different design.




Made in 1951, by the famous émailleuse Mrs Koch, one can only imagine how many hours of pure craftsmanship it took to handicraft this dial. When you take a look at the present example, you will notice that the dial is completely émail finished, so to say to the borders of the dial and this adds as well more difficulties in production for the émailleuse to get a perfect result. Compared for example to the famous Rolex Caravelle and others, on which you have the émail only in the center of the dial (that dial is a combination of champlevé and cloisonné). I do personally love when the dial is finished as the present one, it adds more presence to it, more character, more charm, simply breathtaking.




On the photo, left side, you can see the original painting by Mrs Koch, Cadran Stern, with the N°14 which corresponds to the information in the original Cadran Stern order book. As mentioned before, the watch comes with a copy of the original painting and a copy of the original order book which adds tremendous value to the watch and which certainly is a great testimony of its originality. On the photo underneath you can see an extract from the original Cadran Stern order book with different information, including N°14 which corresponds to the original painting, 3/4 which corresponds to the 12/3/9 o'clock Arabic hour indexes, the indexes are made of 18kt gold, etc....








The colors on the dial are simply mesmerizing and striking. A real piece of art and pure craftsmanship! Depending on how the light falls into the dial, you will see completely different shades of the different colors.








On the wrist, this watch has an extraordinary presence. Those colors of the émail are simply sublime. With 33mm in diameter one could think that it is a small watch, but this is not the fact. As the dial is completely émaillé to the borders and thanks to the design of the case, this watch wears bigger. The 14kt yellow gold case fits perfect with the émail dial and the "corne de vache" lugs do add a lot of character to it.





This superb timepiece is available at my boutique www.watchcollector.lu, requests can be made as well directly by e-mail onto info@watchcollector.lu

Kind regards.
Christian






Montag, 6. Juli 2020

Soon available ---> Patek Philippe grande complication with 3 complications

Dear watch aficionado.

True watchmaking, pure craftsmanship, historical important Patek Philippe triple complications: minute repeater, calendrier perpetuel, chronographe rattrapante with 60 minutes counter.

This beautiful timepiece will be soon available at my boutique www.watchcollector.lu with some other extraordinary vintage timepieces.



Kind regards.
Christian

Mittwoch, 24. Juni 2020

Nice vintage watches up for sale

Dear watch aficionado.

I have some nice vintage timepieces up for sale at my boutique www.watchcollector.lu I warmly invite you to take a look at my current offer. There will be more to come soon.

The more I would like to invite you to take a look at the "Historical Pocket Watches" section https://www.watchcollector.lu/historical-pocket-watches with the superb Patek Philippe 605HU for sale at the moment and more historical pocket watches to come soon.

Kind regards.
Christian


Freitag, 19. Juni 2020

Sotheby's "The Collection of a Connoisseur" sale on July 14th

Dear watch aficionado.

Some serious and historical important watches and automatons coming up for sale at Sotheby's on July 14th during their "The Collection of a Connoisseur" sale.








Kind regards.
Christian

Dienstag, 16. Juni 2020

Historical Pocket Watches

Dear watch aficionado.

I warmly invite you to take a look at the "historical pocket watches" section on the website of my boutique https://www.watchcollector.lu/historical-pocket-watches

Beside the superb Patek Philippe 605HU there will be more historical pocket watches coming up for sale in near future.





Check back regularly.

Kind regards.
Christian

Donnerstag, 11. Juni 2020

Different shades of tropical: Patek Philippe 3700/1 & Rolex 6265

Dear watch aficionado.

Different shades of tropical on this superb Patek Philippe 3700/1 and ROLEX 6265. These are two lovely vintage timepieces that are available at my boutique www.watchcollector.lu

Here as well two articles with some details on my blog about these two beauties: