A few days ago I wrote a few – I hope – useful advice for buying a vintage watch. A part of my article, if you think the time has come to buy a vintage Rolex, why not buy the Explorer belonged to Sir Edmund Hillary her partner during shipment Trans Arctic 1955-1958? After all you may also hide this “stunt” to your wife, seeing him, no one would save you: “But … what kind of old clock you bought?”
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer belonged to Sir Hillary
Leaving aside the housework is just that: Antiquorum auction will beat the lottery 621 just the Rolex Explorer that accompanied the famous explorer in crossing that did reach him and his expedition to the South Pole, enterprise never repeated until 1981.
This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6084 Serial number 878 ** 1 – chronometer certificate – was given to Sir Edmund by Rolex India in 1953, just after his ascent to Mount Everest, at the ceremony where he was awarded the title of “Sir “took place on June 6, 1953. a witness to the dedication engraved on the case back and a certificate of authenticity signed by Lady Hillary proprietary object, part of the lot for sale documentation. This timepiece – as described above – did not stay still long to do almost motionless trophy memorable exploit just ended in Nepal, in fact, I had to endure the longest in Antarctica anchor.
His estimate is 7.500 to 15.000 Eur and is the lot number 620 of 643: usually always bring the past to the most important pieces … It will be interesting to see 13 and 14 November in Geneva the final figure for the award: some collectors would and they will do the impossible in order to own a piece of the genre.
The luxury replica watches are not part of a real world. Some carry with them throughout their lives the scent of dreams from which they come. Perhaps it is the case for this Cartier Tourbillon Crocodile Poinçon de Genève Calibre 9458 MC.
Crocodile Poinçon de Genève Tourbillon Calibre 9458 MC
As soon as you look at him you would think that everyone at the Cartier replica have been involved and happy at the end: the watchmakers and craftsmen jewelers. The former have reversed the mechanical movement to show its bridges dentures, then the jewelers have put on its dial crocodile diamond that seems to want to protect. The Calibre 9458 MC responds to the orders of a flying tourbillon made following the rules of the Geneva Hallmark.
To be fond of mechanics, known for the features of the first manufacture movement. And ‘manual winding consists of 197 items of 19 rubies. Oscillates at 21,600 vibrations / hour and has a power reserve of 50 hours. The inverted Caliber presents a flying tourbillon with a C-shaped cage which serves to also mark the seconds.
The tourbillon is not – as usually happens – frontally protected from bridges and bordered by the sinker, and his cage seems to literally fly like it was made of air, and able to float on the dial. This choice would lead to compromising its function to preserve the accuracy, but at the replica Cartier watches – precisely because of the particular shape of the cage – have managed to solve the problem: made with diamond inserts requires more than 50 hours of work. The rest of the movement is no exception – worked and finished to be within the specifications of the Geneva Seal.
The case is made of 18 k white gold rhodium – measures a whopping 44.5 mm. The crown is rhodium-plated and inlaid with diamonds. The pad is mother of pearl. The strap is black cloth with gold pin buckle in 18 k also inlaid with diamonds. At the end there are 585 precious stones for a total of 8.20 carats.
The Cartier Tourbillon Crocodile Poinçon de Genève Calibre 9458 MC will be produced in limited edition of 50 pieces. We will see him in front of all luxury watches that the House will at SIHH 2011.