You may have already read about, or better still, participated in, one of Catawiki ’s Prestigious Vintage Watch Auctions , hosted by the reliable Dutch auction company. They take great care to authenticate all pieces submitted and ensure a smooth transaction from beginning to end.

The Prestigious Vintage Watch Auctions   offer a wide range of pre-owned high-end luxury watches; gems which can be snapped up at some truly impressive prices if you know what you are looking for.  Each watch is inspected and verified as being genuine by expert auctioneers. So let's take a look at some of the unique pieces you can expect to find this week.

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ZENITH SUPER SUB SEA


From the 60s comes this Zenith Super Sub Sea. Expert’s estimate around 5 to 6,000 Euros for the chronograph wristwatch. The case material is steel, measuring 40mm and featuring a closed back case. Therein lies a silver dial with a dark grey coloured rim and sub-dials. The Zenith is teamed with a genuine leather strap measuring 20cm plus NATO band. To note, some replacements have been made to original parts, namely the buckle and the crown.

 

IWC CAL.89 “SHARK FIN” SOLID GOLD


Another watch from the same era is the IWC Cal.89 “Shark Fin” Solid Gold, produced in 1962. Manual winding with sweeping second hand, the watch is encased in polished 18 ct pink gold and measures 37mm in diameter. The so-called “shark fin” lugs measure 46mm lug to lug. This fancy oversized dress watch from the 60s features a silver-white dial (professionally refinished) with applied minute markers. The hands are original: sword golden hour, minute hands, golden sweep seconds hand. Its robust, precise and collectable Caliber 89 movement is signed “International Watch Co Swiss”, includes a Breguet spring and holds 17 jewels. This IWC piece underwent a complete service in October 2017 and comes with warranty and travel box. Expert’s estimate the watch will go for around 2,700 to 3,200 Euros.

 

LACO B-UHR TYPE A 1939-41


A rare piece dating back to WWII has emerged. This is a genuine Laco B-Uhr Type A 1939-41 World War II German military Luftwaffe Pilot/Navigator Aviation watch. The watch originally came from a World War II pilot and until recently, has remained completely untouched. B-Uhr stands for Beobachtungsuhr or observation watch, which it was; a piece of equipment made to fulfil a function while on the wrists of bomber pilots. The case is made from gunmetal and has a diameter of 55mm, large enough to accommodate a hand wound movement typically used in pocket watches.

The Type A dial, produced between 1939 and 1941, is black in color with white luminous Arabic numbers and markers and has the original blue steel hands. It’s powered by the Laco 01294 calibre cal 5 movement, which is described as being in extremely good condition. Given its age, the watch winds smoothly and the “stop second” function works correctly enabling synchronization with other timepieces. It comes with a genuine leather strap which is broken but can be restored. Having undergone complete service (invoice included), you can set yourself up with a functional piece of German WWII military history. This rare find could fetch anything from 5,000 to 8,000 Euros.

 

REF 22 HEUER CHRONOGRAPH.347 VALJOUX

 

Also featuring in the line-up is a Ref 22 Heuer Chronograph.347 Valjoux from the mid-40s. Estimated to receive bids around the 3,000 to 3,600 Euros mark, this wristwatch features a 3-body case made from a chromed material and a snap-on case back. The diameter measures 36.5mm in size and is unpolished, showing signs of oxidation. It has its original steel fluted crown and original pushers. The immaculate creamy white dial is decorated with black printed seconds scale and radium Arabic numerals and is protected with an acrylic crystal. Functions include 30-minutes, 60 seconds chronograph with 40 hours power reserve. Fully functional, this vintage timepiece comes with a 1-year technical warranty and travel box.

 

HEUER CARRERA AUTOMATIC REF. 1153


Last but not least, a stainless steel HEUER Carrera Automatic ref. 1153 from the 1970s stars in this prestigious auction. The movement is an original HEUER Carrera HEUER calibre 11 automatic and has been kept in good condition. The glass is made from Plexiglas with minimal signs of wear. A true vintage timepiece, this HEUER has all its original parts, with no damage or restorations made to the case, movement or dial. Even the watch strap is an original HEUER. With a perfectly working chronograph, the timepiece is set to bring in a value upwards of 2,750 to 3,050 Euros.

 

Happy bidding! And remember, as a Buyer you will be required to submit a valid, checkable ID to offer an additional measure of security to Sellers.

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