Photos courtesy of Bob’s Watches
Bob’s Watches has curated a group of eighteen unusual vintage and modern driving wristwatches in an on the net-only auction this thirty day period in partnership with Sotheby’s.
Motivated by an remarkable group of common vehicles highlighting RM Sotheby’s auction, held through the entire world-well-known Pebble Beach front Concours d’Elegance motoring week in Monterey, every of the timepieces on provide in Watches Online: The Driver’s Collection had been diligently chosen by Jonathan Burford, Sotheby’s Watches and Clocks Expert in Los Angeles, and Paul Altieri, Founder & CEO of Bob’s Watches, to pair with a automobile on offer in get to intensify the splendor between each and every vehicle and observe.
The focused, online-only auction will be open up for bidding from 14-20 August, with all eighteen timepieces on community view at the Monterey Convention Centre in Monterey, CA from 14-17 August – coinciding with RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction.
The auction features remarkably appealing timepieces which include really difficult to acquire pieces thanks to multi-12 months waiting around lists, and internationally renowned watches this sort of as the Rolex ref. 6538 “James Bond Submariner,” aka “Big Crown” Submariner (estimate $180,000 – $280,000). Built famed by the actor Sean Connery, the timepiece coincides with the presenting of “The Most Well known Car in the World” – the 1965 Aston Martin DB5 “Bond Motor vehicle,” on present in the RM Sotheby’s auction. 1 of two examples made use of for the start of the movie, Thunderball, the DB5 is equipped with 13 functional Bond gadgets as observed in both equally Goldfinger and Thunderball.
Launched in 1955, the Submariner 6538 introduced with it a new Caliber 1030 motion, a marginally thinner circumstance, extra beveled lugs, and a much larger 8mm winding crown. Due to the oversized crown, the 6538 is identified as a “Big Crown” Submariner. When all Submariner 6538 watches are highly sought-soon after by vintage enjoy collectors, this variation is primarily rare owing to the four traces of textual content on its remarkably “Tropical” dial, which implies that this edition is COSC-qualified (when compared to the two-line Submariner 6538 models which are not).
All of the timepieces on provide from Bob’s Watches are 100% licensed genuine watches, which include uncommon items from Rolex, Omega, Heuer, and Patek Phillipe. Each and every watch comes with a 1-yr assistance warranty, lifetime authenticity ensure, and free of charge shipping and delivery to consumers in the US.
Watches On line: The Driver’s Selection is open for bidding 14 – 20 August
On community perspective at RM Sotheby’s Monterey Exhibition 14 – 17 August