Donnerstag, 22. Oktober 2015

Bovet Chronographe Mono-Rattrapante, 1950's

Dear watch aficionado.

This is a beautiful Bovet Chronographe Mono-Rattrapante from the 1950s. The interesting thing about this watch is that it functions like a flyback. When pressing the button at the 4 o'clock position, the seconds hand stops and upon releasing it, it catches up the really elapsed time. This example does wear a beautiful black glossy dial with superb gilt writing, Bovet writing in silver and matching luminous indexes.

This superb Bovet Mono-Rattrapante Chronographe is available at my boutique:!bovet/cj39

In the offer at my boutique you might find as well other great vintage timepieces under the following link:!vintage/cj08

Kind regards.

Montag, 19. Oktober 2015

Phillips Watches: Geneva auction TWO, my picks

Dear watch aficionado.

To make choices in a highly extraordinary sale like the one organized by Aurel Bacs and his team at Phillips Watches is quite a bit a challenge. I mean, after their outstanding auction "Geneva auction ONE" they were able to create another sale "Geneva auction TWO" which will be held on November 7 and 8 with massive superlative timepieces and I am quite sure that we will see more great sales coming in future by Phillips watches. The direct link to their sale:

I will start with this extremely rare and beautiful Vacheron & Constantin 6026 in pink gold, 36mm case size. Only 25 pieces made of this reference and only 6 in pink gold! Lot N°178. Estimated 30 000 CHF - 50 000 CHF.

The second Vacheron & Constantin chronographe which I do love so much is the legendary 6087 with the cornes de vache lugs. This very special 6087 comes with a yellow gold case of which are only 28 pieces known. Lot N°131. Estimated 50 000 CHF - 100 000 CHF.

I do love minute repeating timepieces, especially early minute repeaters. This one is a very special, it is a Audemars Piguet minute repeater in platinum from 1929 retailed by Cartier and belonged to Henry Haven Windsor Jr. bearing the "H.H.WINDSOR 200 E. ONTARIO ST. CHICAGO" engraving on the back. This timepiece looks to be in a stunning condition for its age. Lot N°233. Estimated 300 000 CHF - 600 000 CHF.

The next one is a superb Universal Genève Tri-Compax. In the first sale in May, Phillips Watches did offer already one with original Gay Frères bracelet and it was sold for 24000 (hammer price). We will see where this example will end up. Lot N°202. Estimated 6 000 CHF - 9 000 CHF.

And yes, I do love as well split second chronographes. This one is a very interesting Record split second chronogrpahe from 1945 with a pretty large case for that time at 37.5mm which is a perfect size today. I do love the very clean design of the two tone dial with gold hour indexes matching the gold hands. Lot N°228. Estimated 12 000 CHF - 18 000 CHF.

Now I am turning towards Rolex, with their first Oyster chronographe, the legendary 4048. The present watch seems to be in very good condition. Lot N°161. Estimated 60 000 CHF - 90 000 CHF.

And another legendary Rolex references, the 3525. This one is a very special piece with a beautifully patinated yellow gold case, mirror gunmetal, in combination with black gilt dial and yellow gold bracelet. Lot N°223. Estimated 200 000 CHF - 400 000 CHF.

Now coming to Patek Philippe and I will start with one of my favorite references, the 565. This one comes with a steel case in combination with a beautiful black dial and fresh to the market! The black dial in combination with arabic and dot numerals was never seen before. Plus, the black dial is confirmed by the extract from the archives! I just love this piece. Lot N°251. Estimated 100 000 CHF - 200 000 CHF.

And another Patek Philippe that I felt immediately in love is this superb 530 steel with multitone dial and Breguet numerals featured in the legendary book "Patek Philippe steel watches" by John Goldberger. Lot N°269. Estimated 200 000 CHF - 400 000 CHF.

The last watch that I did chose from this outstanding sale is this superb 3700/1A Nautilus with Gübelin signature. Only 3 examples are know with signature! The plus it comes with its original box and service hang tag. Lot N°107. Estimated 20 000 CHF - 30 000 CHF.

Direct access to the virtual catalogue by Phillips Watches:

Some rare and beautiful vintage timepieces up for sale can be seen as well at the vintage corner of my boutique Watch Collector by Christian Bissener:

Kind regards.
(photos by Phillips Watches)

Samstag, 17. Oktober 2015

NEW: Louis Vuitton watches&jewelry trunk + NEW: ACCESSORIES & COLLECTIBLES

Dear watch aficionado.

NEW: I am very proud to annouce that I have now in my offer an exclusive, custom made and unique, Louis Vuitton watches&jewelry trunk. This trunk you can access directly by clicking on the following link:

The more I am very proud and honoured to annouce the new catagorie "ACCESSORIES & COLLECTIBLES" on the website of my boutique. At this "ACCESSORIES & COLLECTIBLES" corner I do present you accessories and collectibles all around the universe of watches:

Have a great weekend.


Mittwoch, 14. Oktober 2015

Christie's: Auction November 2015, my picks

Dear watch aficionado.

This auction season in November seems to be very interesting for watch collectors over the world. First there was Phillips Watches with the release of their catalogue for their "Geneva auction: Two". Now there is Christie's with the release of their catalogue for the November auction and it looks very interesting. So, herewith I do present you my picks for this sale.

I will start with this superb and rare Vacheron & Constantin 4261 minute repeater cased in pink gold with a superb sector tropical dial. It is known, that only one other 4261 has been made, but with two tone brushed silver dial. So this example, stated in the catalogue as excellent condition, can be considered as a unique piece. Lot N°83. Estimated 110 000€ - 200 000€.

Another super interesting minute repeater (yes I do love minute repeaters) is this superb Audemars Piguet mintue repeater cased in platinum, cushion shape, made in 1928 with 10 lines movement. Lot N°85. Estimated 92 000€ - 180 000€.

A never seen before Patek Philippe 1518 rose gold, for the french market, with the correct calendar indications. The combination of the rose gold case and the provenance from the family of the original owner makes this a super rare and very interesting timepiece. Lot N°161. Estimated 330 000€ - 640 000€.

A very interesting Patek Philippe 530 steel with black dial in excellent condition. The combination of the steel case and black dial makes this a great timepiece. Even that the dial was not born on this watch with arabic numerls, but with baton indexes, the watch is still a good catch and beautiful. Lot N°318. Estimated 37 000€ - 73 000€.

A beautiful, unrestored, and rare Patek Philippe 2508 stainless steel. Only 10 pieces in stainless steel are known today. Lot N°158. Estimated 23 000€ - 41 000€.

A super rare and very intersting Rolex 5512 with square crown guards. It comes in excellent condition with glossy black dial with gilt printing and depth rating in silver. And it does wear the red triangle bezel. Only a handful of these Submariners are known today. Lot N°259. Estimated 65 000€ - 110 000€.

Some rare and beautiful vintage timepieces up for sale can be seen as well at the vintage corner of my boutique Watch Collector by Christian Bissener:

Kind regards.
Christian Bissener
(Photos by Christie's)

Samstag, 10. Oktober 2015

Phillips Watches, The Geneva auction: TWO

Dear watch aficionado.

Phillips Watches just annouced their catalogue for the upcoming sale "The Geneva auction: TWO" on November 7 and 8. My deapest respect to Aurel Bacs and his team at Phillips Watches for this oustanding catalogue with so many superlative watches!

I invite you to have a look at their online catalogue:

Kind regards.

Mittwoch, 7. Oktober 2015

2 NEW watches by BENZINGER

Dear watch aficionado.

I am very proud and honoured to announce 2 NEW watches by BENZINGER. The Barley Frosted and the Zeitfenster II. More details about these two beautiful timepieces you may find on the website of my boutique:

Kind regards.

Zeitfenster II

Barley Frosted

Freitag, 2. Oktober 2015

Benzinger by Zanella

Back from my trip to the Provence in France, where I did a presentation of my project "Benzinger by Zanella". More details about my project on the website of my boutique:!benzinger-by-zanella/c879

Every watch is a unique piece with an original painting, oil on canvas, by Léon Zanella which can be chosen by the client plus the finissage of the movement can be chosen as well by the client.

Kind regards.