New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada — A Patek Philippe Reference 3940 perpetual calendar men’s watch with 18kt white gold case and clasp, a Rolex Reference 1680 red Submariner Date men’s watch from 1972 with stainless steel case and band, and a VS2 diamond solitaire ring with a 1.99-carat center stone and 14kt white gold band are a few expected highlights in Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.’s online-only Watches & Jewelry auction slated for Saturday, June 12th.
“This sale, starting at 9 am Eastern time, contains a generous offering of railroad grade and early pocket watches, as well as a curated selection of vintage wrist watches,” said Justin Miller of Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. “With demand for 1970s sports model watches from Tag Heuer, Rolex and Omega at all-time highs, we’re pleased to include a diverse offering in this auction.”
Mr. Miller added, “This past year has confirmed that the right vintage wrist watches have earned a place not just in collectors’ portfolios, but serious investor portfolios as well. This sale will prove to be an opportunity for both the collector and the investor. Our Watches & Jewelry auctions are already highly anticipated annual events, and this year brings great expectations.”
The catalog is filled with a generous offering of pocket watches unlocked from longtime collections; railroad grade pocket watches from Waltham, Elgin, E. Howard Co., Ball Watch Co., Hamilton, Illinois, and many more; vintage and modern wristwatches from luxury brands such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Omega, Longines and others; and a select jewelry offering of rings, necklaces, bracelets and many other investment-grade pieces.
The Patek Philippe Reference 3940 is one of the most iconic perpetual calendar wrist watches available today. It’s mostly found in yellow gold, with far fewer examples in 18K white gold, making the example in the sale that much more desirable. Originally purchased in 1999 from Tourneau in New York, it has an estimate of $35,000-$45,000.
Internet bidding for the 299-lot auction will be facilitated by LiveAuctioneers.com, as well as the Miller & Miller website: www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Bidders can tune in to the live webcast on June 12th to watch lots close in real time. Phone and absentee bids will also be taken.
To learn more about Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. and the Watches & Jewels auction scheduled for Saturday, June 12th at 9 am Eastern time, please visit www.MillerandMillerAuctions.com. Updates are posted frequently.