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ROLEX SUBMARINER REF. 16618 SERTI DIAL

Production of the Rolex Submariner reference 16618 began around 1988 and it was the successor to the 16808, the previous Rolex Submariner reference in 18kt yellow gold. The production of reference 16618 ceased in 2008 and it was replaced by the current modern version with ceramic bezel. Reference 16618 was produced with black or blue dial. In some rare cases, the reference 16618 was equipped with gemstone dials, like the present specimen. Indeed, the exclusivity of this Rolex Submariner 16618 is further enhanced by the presence of a very rare Serti dial with diamond and sapphire hour markers.

The present Rolex Submariner ref.16618 is in exceptional overall condition. The case has been very lightly polished over the years, but still has the original factory proportions with deep gold hallmarks under the lugs. The matching 18-karat gold bracelet shows no stretch whatsoever. The rare Serti dial is in mint condition and shows no signs of age such as stains or pitting. All components are as per production period: Swiss t-25 Serti dial, blue inlay, 92908/46B 18kt gold bracelet, triple lock crown, 16610 signed case back, 3135 COSC movement.

The watch comes with original box and papers.

Serial Number X,706,XXX Year 1992.

MIDO MULTI CENTER CHRONO BROWN DIAL

The Multi Center Chrono was introduced in the early 1940s and is undoubtedly one of the most famous and sought-after Mido watches. Its main feature is that it does not have chronograph sub-counters on the dial, but an additional hand that performs the function of the minutes subdial. The double chronograph hand is usually found only on split second watches, but not in this case, where one chronograph hand measures time in seconds and the other in minutes. Another important feature is that the waterproof case of the Multi Center Chrono was made by the famous Taubert / Borgel company, which is also known for manufacturing cases for very famous brands like Patek Philippe and Movado. The Mido Multi Center Chrono has been produced in countless versions over time. The most coveted are certainly those with special features like this specimen, whose dial has taken on a fascinating brown color over the years.

This Mido Multi Center Chrono is a very fascinating example of this model. It dates back to the 1950s and is in very good overall condition. The case has most likely never been touched, the dial with luminous Arabic hour markers has taken on a pleasant brown color, the Mido 1300 caliber (based on a Valjoux 23) is in excellent condition and works perfectly. Note also the Portuguese import stamp on the handle at 10 of the clock, an element that makes this rare watch even more exclusive.

ROLEX DAYTONA REF. 16528 4 LINES DIAMOND DIAL

Introduced in 1988, the new Rolex Daytona model was made not only in stainless steel, but also in 18-karat yellow gold. The specimens in gold are even rarer than those in steel, as they were produced in very small numbers. This is the reason why is very difficult to find a gold example in pristine original condition, especially an early example coming with the serial number “R”. The present Rolex Daytona 16528 is one of the very first specimens produced with serial number R9, it is in untouched original condition and comes with an extremely rare and rarely seen “4 Lines” diamond dial. All of these features make this 16528 a truly exciting watch for the Daytona collector.

This Rolex Daytona reference 16528 is an excellent specimen that has been cared for with extreme attention over the years. The case is pristine with a pleasing oxidation patina, the bracelet is tight, the dial is absolutely flawless, the bezel has all numerals intact, the movement functions perfectly. The appeal of this example is further enhanced by the presence of the extremely rare black “4 Lines” diamond dial. All components of the watch are correct for the period of production: black “4 Lines” diamond dial, Mk1 bezel, 16500 signed caseback, 4030 ser. 13,XXX caliber, 78668 / M8 bracelet.

The watch comes without original box and warranty.

Serial number R,983,XXX, year 1989.

HEUER CARRERA 30 REF. 7753NT

The Heuer Carrera was launched in 1963, and the inspiration for this iconic watch was taken by the most dangerous car race in the world at the time, the Carrera Panamericana in Mexico. The Carrera Panamericana was an international road car race held in Mexico from 1950 to 1954, when it was suspended as it was deemed too dangerous by the same authorities who had originally promoted it. Jack Heuer, then at the lead of Heuer, was fascinated by this extreme race and decided to create a sports chronograph for drivers naming it “Carrera”. The simple but essential design, the size and the reliability of the caliber made this watch an icon just a few years after its introduction. Today, the Carrera is still produced in a modern version by TAG HEUER. The most sought-after Carrera models are vintage models exceptionally preserved like this Carrera 30 reference 7753NT.

This Heuer Carrera 30 is a 2 counters chronograph reference 7753NT introduced by Heuer in early 70’s. The most interesting characteristics of this Carrera reference are the 35mm screw back case with pump pushers, black dial with outer tachymetric scale and contrasting subdials, manual winding Valjoux 7730 caliber. The present reference is undoubtedly one of the most sought-after among Heuer collectors. The watch is in excellent general condition and has no particular flaws. The dial has no scratches or marks, the case is exceptionally well preserved, the Valjoux 7730 movement works perfectly, the caseback has no steel-cancer and screws as it should. All components are correct for a second series Carrera chronograph, including the dial without the “T” indication for tritium and the caseback with the signature “Heuer-Leonidas”.

HEUER CARRERA REF. 1153

The Carrera takes its name from the legendary “Carrera Panamericana”, a worldwide famous road race held in Mexico between 1950 and 1954. The Carrera reference 1153 is one of the coolest chronographs you can get, with a fantastic vintage look, a true motorsport pedigree and a design originally penned by the man himself : Mr. Jack Heuer. Originally, the Carrera was powered by hand-wound chronograph movements, but with the advent of the automatic chronograph in 1969 (also a pioneering achievement by Heuer), production soon switched to automatic movements. This model is one of the most sought-after references of the automatic calibers era.
This Heuer Carrera reference 1153 is an exceptional example of this historic Carrera chronograph. With its 39mm cushioned case, silver sunburst dial with black subdials, and outer tachymeter ring, it is undoubtedly an excellent watch to add to a vintage collection. The bright orange hand is a distinctive style and eye-catching color combination typical of the 70s. A special treat is the original rice bead bracelet from legendary bracelet manufacturer Gay Freres. The watch is in excellent condition with its fully functional original Heuer automatic movement, caliber 11.