But this one is the most special to me. It's the essence of collecting for me and even more. Among the essence of life for me. What more do you need, then the love of the ones close by and their gift of joy! Handcrafted ... and even IV. Grail to me.
Well it is a exciting season... Geneva was good and Bonhams coming up on December 2nd. It will be a great auction. Paul Maudsley did a great job finding some real nice watches. Last week i got my catalogue. The Explorer Dial Sub will be the blast. I guess there will be a lot of tension in the room. As i already heard quite some people will be 'very' active on it ;-). Paul told me it's from the original owner. A real rare bird! But also 2 Milsubs. A nice 5513/17 and a 5513 with provenance. Both are not full-spec anymore. And it becomes more and more clear. Full-Spec is a rare treasure these days. And prices keep being strong on them. But both watches are nice and honest. But more nice watches are at auction. 1019, 6541, nice Speedmaster, a great Patek, .... well have a look.
What a great trip. Sorry for not posting a couple of days.. but had to make up for the lost time. But it was worth it! The auction was real good. Strong prices on good pieces. Big numbers for the real great pieces like the star-dial 6062 and 8171. The last one went into famous hands... Jean-Claude Killy himself. Who is senior member of the board of directors of Rolex. The atmosphere was great at the Christies auction and i love to see the bidding. But most fun was meeting some real nice collectors again. And their watches. Mint JC Killy, 6238 black's,.. 5514, 6538, 6200.... what a treat for this little watchlover!
Philipp's Jacques Piccard edition did well... far above list LOOL! Some money for charity! Happy for him and as i was able to witness the adventure from conception, birth till the final stage last Monday, it was great to share the full experience. More great auctions to come! Bonhams in December will be great.