Morphy Auctions’ January Premier Sale to Offer a Top-Tier Selection of Watches and Timepieces from the Most Luxurious and Sought-After Brands.

Rolex “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona Wristwatch Model # 6264, estimated at #125,000-250,000.

The range of sporting, professional, and dress designs available for both men and women is truly breathtaking. I am personally drawn to the Rolex Daytona watches. It’s hard to believe that we have not one, but two incredibly rare Paul Newman versions on offer! -Dan Morphy, President

Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collections, is pleased to announce this Premier Watch and Timepiece sale to be held on Monday, January 8th, 2018, starting at 6pm. All lots from this event are on display and available for preview by appointment in Morphy’s Las Vegas gallery now.

Many collectors consider Rolex a royal brand, and it is easy to understand why. Nothing says quality and prestige quite like the brand with the crown logo! This sale features many fine Rolex selections perfect for the king or queen in your life, including two outstanding stainless steel “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona Rolex wristwatches. The first, lot #50, is model number 6264. Estimated at $125,000-250,000 this off-the-charts exciting watch has a black acrylic tachymeter bezel. The second, lot #104, is model number 6239. Estimated at $80,000-125,000, this fine timepiece has a steel tachymeter engraved bezel. Both of these extremely rare Rolex examples feature black matte dials with outer red minute/second tracks on white and three contrasting white subsidiary registers bearing the iconic black square deco register track and numerals. Also crossing the finish line in a pole position is lot #7, a Rolex model 6263 stainless-steel Oyster Cosmograph Daytona wristwatch. Estimated at $50,000-80,000, this up to the minute example has a black acrylic tachymeter bezel and a silver dial with three black contrasting subsidiary registers with white track indexes and numerals.

Patek Philippe watches enjoy a well-deserved reputation for their exquisite engineering, timeless designs, and intergenerational appeal. This sale dials things up a bit with its outstanding offerings of fine Patek Philippe examples. Lot #48, a Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold model 5054 Power Reserve Moonphase wristwatch, is estimated at $10,000-20,000. It features a white dial with a power reserve indicator, moonphase, and seconds subsidiary register. The dial has black Roman numeral hour markers and a black outer minute track.  Lot #168, a stainless-steel model 3466 Patek Philippe Calatrava wristwatch, is estimated at $12,000-18,000. It is detailed with a silver dial and stainless steel baton hour markers and a subsidiary seconds register. And lot #107, an 18k yellow gold model 3563 2 Patek Philippe wristwatch, is estimated at $8,000-12,000. It simply sparkles with its champagne dial, textured gold bezel, and gold baton hour markers. 

Cartier has been producing breathtakingly attractive timepieces since 1904, and their world-wide appeal is still strong more than a century onward. Lot #44, an 18k yellow gold Cartier model 69074 wristwatch, is estimated at $4,000-6,000. Its shapely, rectangular case features an off-white dial with black Roman numeral hour markers.  Lot #161, an 18k yellow gold women’s Cartier diamond bezel Panthere wristwatch, is estimated at $4,000-6000. This stunning timekeeper is perfectly paired with its all original 18k yellow gold Cartier bracelet with a hidden double deployant clasp. And also a big deal is lot #181, a large, 18k model 1740 Cartier Tank Americane watch, estimated at $2,500-5,000. Ideal for men or woman, this titan timepiece measures 27mm by 45mm.

Although “Omega” is the last letter in the Greek alphabet, it is the first-choice brand of many watch collectors, especially those who favor adventure or sports inspired examples. It’s off to the races with lot #11, a 18k rose gold model 175.0084 Omega Speedmaster Chronograph wristwatch. Estimated at $6,000-12,000, its dial displays the month, day and date, and has applied lume numeral hour markers. Its case features an engraved gold tachymeter bezel. Lot #51, a stainless-steel Omega Speedmaster Caliber 861 wristwatch, is estimated at $3,000-6,000. The back of this out-of-this-world example is stamped, “FLIGHT-QUALIFIED BY NASA FOR ALL MANNED SPACE MISSIONS THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON”. And lot #98, an Omega stainless steel Speedmaster Professional wristwatch is estimated at $2,000-3,000. Designed for the true sportsman, this solid timepiece features a tachymeter DON bezel and black dial with applied baton lume hour markers and three subsidiary chronograph registers.

Also on offer through this event are a number of first-class watch offerings from a spectrum of other popular manufacturers. Lot #10, a Breitling model A13370 stainless steel Super Avenger II wristwatch, is estimated at $4,500-6,500. Its rotating stainless steel 60-minute graduated bezel and blue dial with subsidiary chronograph registers would appeal to any superhero. It’s hip to be square with lot #6, a timelessly fashionable Bvlgari 18k square rose gold wristwatch, estimated at $10,000-20,000. And lot #166, an International Watch Co. model 9277 18k gold chronograph wristwatch with a white dial and yellow gold pointed baton hour markers will unquestionably generate worldwide attention. It is estimated at $10,000-15,000.

Top-tier selections of watches from smaller and boutique manufacturers like Chase-Duere, Waldan International, Zodiac, and others, complete this can’t miss auction event. Lot #103, a limited edition Blancpain model 2825A 18k rose gold Leman Tourbillon Grande Date wristwatch, is a timely conclusion to this auction summary. Estimated at $40,000-60,000, it features a white matte dial with rose gold rectangle hour markers and rose gold hands with luminescent tips. 

According to Dan Morphy, President of Morphy Auctions, “Morphy’s is honored to present this amazing collection of outstanding timepieces. The range of sporting, professional, and dress designs available for both men and women is truly breathtaking. I am personally drawn to the Rolex Daytona watches. It’s hard to believe that we have not one, but two incredibly rare Paul Newman versions on offer! We welcome you to visit our gallery in Las Vegas to view these magnificent items firsthand, or of course check them out online anytime at http://www.morphyauctions.com.”

About Morphy Auctions:

Morphy Auctions, the finest auction destination for fresh to the market collectibles, is headquartered in Denver, PA. The company also has a satellite office in Las Vegas, NV. A full-service auction house, Morphy’s presents over 35 premier auctions annually. The company’s three-part mission includes ensuring consignor satisfaction with every auction, offering world-class customer service that goes above and beyond the call of duty, and providing relentless buyer support to create confidence for all clients seeking a trustworthy purchasing experience.

Morphy’s team of specialists includes the nation’s finest and most recognized experts in popular collecting categories including advertising; firearms; fine automobiles, automobilia and petroliana; coin-operated machines; antiques, fine, and decorative art; dolls, bears, toys, and trains; cast iron; coins; marbles; jewelry and wrist watches. Morphy Auctions is owned by President and Founder Dan Morphy, himself a lifelong and passionate collector of antiques, banks, and numerous other categories.  Morphy’s has been in business since 2004 and has grown from two to over 65 employees in over a decade. Morphy Auctions is located at 2000 North Reading Road, Denver, PA 17517.  We can be reached by phone at 877-968-8880, by fax at 717-336-7115, and by email at [email protected] 

Our Denver auction gallery is open seven days a week: Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 1pm.  Our Las Vegas facility is located at 4520 Arville Street, Las Vegas, NV 89103 and is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. For more information on Morphy’s, please visit http://www.MorphyAuctions.com.

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