Miller & Miller's online-only Watches & Jewels auction, June 11, features fine watches, rings, more
Wristwatches will include Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Piaget, IWC and Blancpain, plus a collection of 14kt gold Accutron watches. American railroad pocket watches will be from Waltham, Illinois and Hamilton, among others
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
Wristwatches will include rare and desirable models from Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Piaget, IWC and Blancpain, among others. The catalog also features a world class collection of 14kt gold Accutron watches. The wonderful selection of jewelry includes rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. American railroad pocket watches will be from Waltham, Illinois and Hamilton, among others.
"With recent market volatility and uncertainty, some investors wishing to diversify their portfolios are looking to physical assets," said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. "Quality watches and jewelry can make great investments, in part due to their portability and liquidity. At Miller & Miller our curated watches and jewelry may provide an investment opportunity for buyers looking for a piece to wear that can also serve as a store of value."
The platinum diamond ring features an emerald cut, 9.22-carat center stone and two baguette shoulder stones. In addition to VS2 clarity, the ring is also graded M for color and Very Good for cut. It's accompanied by a certificate of appraisal from Gem Scan of Toronto and carries a robust pre-sale estimate of $70,000-$80,000.
All estimates quoted in this report are in Canadian dollars.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore wristwatch is an "End of Days" special edition watch, with a black leather strap and black PVD-coated steel case. The self-winding automatic watch features date, chronograph and tachymeter, E Serial. It should finish at $45,000-$50,000.
"If there's a more perfectly designed watch than the Rolex Submariner, we've yet to encounter it," Mr. Miller remarked. There are several in the auction, the expected top earner being the one already described, estimated at $40,000-$50,000. It features an Oyster bracelet and a 40mm case.
To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the auction on June 11th, please visit www.millerandmillerauctions.com.