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Legendary Old Watches to Be Auctioned by Phillips

For the first time ever, Phillips will host its renowned auction of the rarest and finest old watches in New York. The important event titled “Winning Icons – Legendary Watches of the 20th Century” will be held next week, on October 26.

Featuring fifty iconic high-end luxury watches created by the best manufacturers, the Phillips New York sale promises to be a delight for serious collectors of old watches and connoisseurs alike. The highlight of the upcoming auction is the original Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman” worn by the Hollywood icon himself. This historically significant stainless steel luxury watch with an “exotic” dial was purchased by Joanne Woodward, who made a lovely inscription “Drive Carefully Me” and gave it as a gift to her husband Paul Newman in 1968. Thus, while all vintage “Paul Newman” Daytonas offered for sale are always popular with collectors of rare timepieces, this one is still exceptional. Its low estimate is $1 million, though it is sure to be sold for a much higher price.

Original Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona worn by Paul Newman himself, 1968

However, this Rolex is not the only important lot to be auctioned by Phillips. Here are several other rare and fine old watches that will be available for sale on October 26:

1. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, 1951

Both old and modern Patek Philippe luxury watches always make a big splash when put up for sale. This year is not an exception as the upcoming Phillips auction features a very rare 18k rose gold Patek Philippe chronograph equipped with perpetual calendar and moon phases complications. It is estimated at $600,000 – 1,200,000.

Rare Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, 1951

2. Audemars Piguet Ref. 5516 Perpetual Calendar, 1957

Distinguished by its technical ingenuity, superb aesthetics, and exquisite quality, this yellow gold perpetual calendar model featuring moon phases and leap year indication is one of only nine pieces manufactured by Audemars Piguet in 1957. Its estimated cost is $300,000 – 600,000.

Rare Audemars Piguet Ref. 5516 Perpetual Calendar, 1957

3. Cartier Grand Tank Cintree, 1927

This exceptionally fine and rare piece of Cartier old watches was manufactured in 1927. With its large, curved platinum case and platinum Cartier bracelet, it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful luxury watches of the time. It is estimated at $250,000 – 500,000.

Rare Cartier Grand Tank Cintree Platinum, 1927

4. Vacheron Constantin Ref. 4764 “Cioccolatone” Triple Calendar, 1958

Distinguished by its large, square-shaped 18k rose gold case with rounded stepped bezel and lugs, this Vacheron Constantin Triple Calendar model with moon phases indication, known as “Cioccolatone,” is another piece of highly collectible vintage fine watches. Its estimated cost is $200,000 – 400,000.

Rare Vacheron Constantin Ref. 4764 “Cioccolatone” Triple Calendar, 1958

5. Panerai Marina Militare Ref. 6152-1, 1947

One more exceptional example of rare and important old watches that will be auctioned by Phillips is the Panerai Marina Militare made for the Italian Navy in 1947. This oversized stainless steel diver’s model is estimated at $80,000 - 160,000.

Rare Panerai Marina Militare Ref. 6152-1, 1947

It is not difficult to guess that the Phillips New York “Winning Icons – Legendary Watches of the 20th Century” sale will be memorable. We cannot wait to see the auction results!

1960s Old Vintage Watches, and Why They Are So Popular

Since tastes differ, it is hard to say for sure what type of old vintage watches enjoys the most success. Some collectors are passionate about antique pocket watches. Some love original Art Deco timepieces. Others collect old military and pilot’s watches. However, there are still pieces or even periods that are always in demand. One of them is the 1960s, a significant decade marked by the Kennedy assassination, revolution in clothing, Beatles’ first US tour, and many other important political and cultural events. It is not surprising that old vintage watches from this period are among the most highly collected. Here are five perfect 1960s examples produced by the best brands that are still known for their precision and design.

1. Omega DeVille Andrew Grima Design

Even though all Omega DeVille watches, both new and vintage, have always been popular with connoisseurs of fine watchmaking, models produced in the 1960s are still exceptional. The fact is that many of them were developed by a famous British jewelry designer Andrew Grima, who was commissioned by Omega to add a touch of creativity and avant-garde to the company’s new collection.

Vintage Omega DeVille Andrew Grima Design Mechanical Dress Watch

2. Breitling TransOcean Chronometre Automatic

Known for its precise luxury watches used by aviators, Breitling boasts many vintage models that are worth collecting. One of them is the original TransOcean Chronometre Automatic produced in the 1960s. In fact, this is exactly the model that serves as inspiration for many Breitling new watches released in recent years so that it is no wonder why it is always in demand.

Vintage Breitling TransOcean Chronometre Gold Watch

3. IWC Schaffhausen Automatic Dress Watch

The 1960s IWC Schaffhausen automatic dress models are chosen by those who prefer classic timepieces that will never go out of fashion. Produced in stainless steel and gold with different dial options, they are indeed very popular with collectors of old watches. Moreover, IWC has always been known for its high-quality mechanical movements and timeless design.

Vintage IWC Schaffhausen Gold Automatic Dress Watch

4. LeCoultre Vintage Hand-Winding Watch

Jaeger-LeCoulture has many stunning examples of old vintage watches in its history; however, when it comes to the 1960s, the most notable models are those with a bold design, like the one in the photo below. Featuring a 10k gold filled case and an original two-tone dial, this hand-winding mechanical watch can easily become a gem of any collection.

LeCoultre Vintage 10k Gold Filled Manual Wind Watch

5. Rolex Oyster Perpetual

This list won’t be complete without the iconic Rolex Oyster Perpetual from the 1960s. Being a symbol of classic style, this model is all about function and timeless design. It is no wonder that a vintage Rolex equipped with an original certified chronometer movement is a must-have for most collectors of old vintage watches.

Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rose Gold Watch

If you have any of the above old watches for sale or want to exchange your vintage timepiece for a new one, King Watch Buyers is the best place to come for a fair deal! Just let us know about your wishes, and we will do our best to make them come true!

How to Exchange Old Watches for Something New?

Whether you are a luxury watch collector or simply have more than one timepiece in your possession, chance are that you do not wear all of them. Moreover, what if you have vintage luxury watches that you do not actually need but have always dreamed of an authentic gold Rolex on your wrist? Have you ever thought about how to sell old watches for cash? At King Watch Buyers, we can make you the best possible offer and even more!

While some people prefer modern models, others are passionate about old vintage watches created many years ago. The good news is that we can help both. Having been engaged in the watch trading business for 10+ years, we have established a fantastic partnership with some of the best online platforms for selling luxury watches. This allows us to offer unique options for everyone willing to sell their old watches or exchange them for something new.

We pay top dollar for watches you do not need!

How about cash for old watches that you do not need? It is easy with King Watch Buyers! We not only pay top dollar for vintage timepieces – we have made the process of selling as simple as possible. In fact, you do not even need to leave your home in order to sell your timepiece. All you need to do is to fill in our appraisal form and send several photos showing the current condition of your watch. Based on this information, we will provide you with the preliminary estimate. If you like it, pack your old watch and send it to our New York office for its more detailed examination by a professional watchmaker. After the determination is made, we will make our final offer. Once you accept it, the cash is on its way to you! If not, your timepiece will be simply shipped back. Do not worry about the insurance and shipping costs – King Watch Buyers will cover them all! The whole process is as easy as ABC, without any risk for you!

We provide a unique trade-in service!

Our trade-in service gives you a unique chance to exchange your old watches for something new you have always dreamed of but could not afford. What does it mean? The trade-in process is basically the same as when you sell old watches for cash, with only one significant difference. Instead of paying cash for your old timepiece, we will put its value toward the purchase of a new one you can choose yourself via our partner companies. Thus, you will not only get rid of something you do not need but also get an opportunity to buy an authentic new luxury watch at a much lower price. It is a win-win for all sides!

If you have any questions regarding our services, please feel free to contact our team. We will be happy to help you make the right choice, no matter whether you are interested in selling or buying luxury watches.

Iconic Grieb & Benzinger Platinum Watches

The luxury watch market knows many stunning examples of exclusive high-end watches designed in very limited editions. However, there are also very rare timepieces that stand out from the crowd. That is exactly the case with Grieb & Benzinger platinum watches.

Founded in 2005, Grieb & Benzinger is a very young company that has already made the name in the world of Haute Horlogerie thanks to its unique watches of breathtaking beauty, created using important historical movements. Moreover, Grieb & Benzinger timepieces are almost always produced in a single copy, which makes them highly collectible and desired by many luxury watch connoisseurs. Thus, despite the fact that many leading manufacturers produce exclusive platinum watches today, Grieb & Benzinger creations are always one step ahead due to their uniqueness, serious decoration, and rare vintage movements. This is also the reason why at King Watch Buyers, we are interested in buying new and old watches produced by this outstanding company. Below we have several examples of Grieb & Benzinger platinum watches to give you a clue why these timepieces are so highly valued.

1. Grieb & Benzinger Blue Merit

The Blue Merit is a solid platinum tourbillon watch enclosed in a 41mm case. It houses a unique A. Lange & Söhne Pour le Merite Tourbillon movement modified by Grieb & Benzinger watchmakers and artisans. Besides, it boasts a beautiful hand-skeletonized dial made of sterling silver and decorated with distinctive Breguet frosted finish.

Grieb & Benzinger Blue Merit Platinum Skeleton Tourbillon

2. Grieb & Benzinger Green Inspiration

This one-of-a-kind piece of Grieb & Benzinger platinum watches with an emphasis on the green color was custom created for a watch connoisseur in the Middle East. Featuring a 43mm solid platinum case and an eye-catching two-part dial with a green guilloche center, it is driven by a hand-engraved and hand-skeletonized manual-winding movement.

Grieb & Benzinger Green Inspiration

3. Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation

The Blue Sensation is another sophisticated Grieb & Benzinger luxury watch that comes in a large platinum case measuring 49mm. It is distinguished by its impressive hand-winding mechanical movement with a split-seconds chronograph complication, based on the 1889 Patek Philippe caliber sold to Tiffany New York, not to mention fantastic sterling silver dial with overlapping displays.

Grieb & Benzinger Blue Sensation Platinum Split Second Skeleton Chronograph

4. Grieb & Benzinger Centurion

Even though the Centurion does not look so, it is also made of platinum. With its all-black appearance thanks to the 43mm totally blackened platinum case, distinctive hand-guilloche bezel, intricate dial, and complicated hand-skeletonized movement, this gorgeous Grieb & Benzinger creation is undoubtedly one of the most glamorous high-end watches ever.

Grieb & Benzinger Centurion Platinum

5. Grieb & Benzinger Blue Danube

Enclosed in a 43mm platinum case, the Grieb & Benzinger Blue Danube boasts a historical Patek Philippe 26-jewel hand-winding movement with split-seconds chronograph and minute repeater complications, made for Tiffany New York circa 1890. Its beauty is clearly seen through the amazing skeleton dial.

Grieb & Benzinger Blue Danube Platinum Minute Repeater Split Second Regulator Chronograph

These were only a few examples of incredible Grieb & Benzinger platinum watches created in a single copy. However, even these five are enough to understand why they are so much desired by collectors of exclusive luxury watches from all over the world.

Hamilton New and Old Watches

Being an embodiment of American history coupled with long watchmaking tradition, Hamilton watches represent a perfect blend of timeless elegance and innovation. Moreover, this applies to both new and old watches produced by this company.

Hamilton old watches

Founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania/US in 1892, with the first timepiece launched a year later, Hamilton quickly gained popularity, largely due to its reliable pocket watches with accurate in-house movements created for the railroad community. It was a beginning of the company’s watchmaking history destined to become an important part of the American legacy.

Hamilton Vintage Gold Pocket Watch, circa 1903

If you are a collector of old vintage watches or just love timepieces with history, chances are that you already have a Hamilton watch in your collection. If not, you should buy at least one of them right now! From important Railroad pocket watches produced in the early 20th century and military timepieces to iconic Art Deco models and wristwatches worn by celebrities, like the Hamilton Ventura and the Hamilton Everest, old watches by this brand are all prized among collectors and connoisseurs of Haute Horlogerie, especially those interested in the American history. King Watch Buyers are not an exception, as we are always ready to pay cash for old watches by Hamilton in order to add some interesting pieces to our own collection.

Elvis Presley's Hamilton Ventura Watch

Hamilton brand new watches

As for Hamilton new watches, there are also many great examples to consider when choosing a high-quality timepiece. Moreover, all of them come at very attractive prices to meet any budget. One of such models is the recently introduced Hamilton Pan Europ Auto Green (Ref. H35415761) inspired by vintage sports cars from the 1970s.

Hamilton Pan Europ Auto Green Ref. H35415761

Distinguished by its sporty design that is both dynamic and chic, the Hamilton Pan Europ Auto Green comes in a 42mm stainless steel case topped by a 60-minute rotating bezel in black color. Its water resistance is up to the depth of 50 meters. However, the most eye-catching element of this new luxury watch is its beautiful green dial that turns the vintage-inspired timepiece into a modern accessory able to complement any occasion and mood. Besides, it features day and date apertures placed at the 3 o’clock position.

Hamilton Pan Europ Auto Green Ref. H35415761

The Hamilton Pan Europ Auto Green is equipped with a brand new, high-performance self-winding mechanical caliber H-30 that operates at the frequency of 21,600 vph and provides impressive 80 hours of power reserve. This model comes with a stylish black leather strap with round cut-outs that show a green underlining matching the dial. Furthermore, it is also supplied with a black and green striped textile strap and a special pin remover to make the switch easy and quick. The Hamilton Pan Europ Auto Green will soon be available for sale at a retail price of $1,195.

As you can see, both new and old watches by Hamilton are indeed worthy timepieces to add to your collection of luxury watches. Whatever you choose, you are sure to be satisfied with such an acquisition!

GPHG 2017: Top 5 Competing Ladies Luxury Watches

It’s not a secret that ladies luxury watches are no longer just beautiful quartz timepieces decorated with gems. For today, many of the women’s models produced by the leading watchmakers are actually in no way inferior to the best watches for men. It is no wonder that the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG) features two exclusive categories dedicated to feminine timepieces only: Ladies’ and Ladies High-Mech. Plus, many of the women’s models can also be found in the Artistic Crafts and Jewellery categories. This year’s edition is not an exception and includes an array of fantastic ladies luxury watches that are flawless in both craftsmanship and design. We have picked the best women’s models competing to win one of the prestigious 2017 GPHG prizes. Enjoy!

1. Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

The Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power is undoubtedly one of the most eye-catching ladies luxury watches included in the GPHG list of finalists. This futuristic-looking timepiece is distinguished by the moon phase complication and the brand’s signature hour satellites that create horological blooms on the beautiful skeleton dial. Such an original self-winding stainless steel watch decorated with diamonds is competing in the Ladies’ category.

Urwerk UR-106 Flower Power

2. Graff Mastergraff Floral Tourbillon Ref. MGF38WGSLDMPP

Combining high jewelry art with fine watchmaking expertise, Graff has created a truly outstanding ladies timepiece that is now competing in the prestigious Ladies’ High-Mech category. The Mastergraff Floral Tourbillon is an 18k white gold diamond watch with a very complex dial composed of enamel-painted white gold flowers that rotate on themselves, not to mention that it is powered by a hand-winding tourbillon movement.

Graff Mastergraff Floral Tourbillon Ref. MGF38WGSLDMPP

3. Claude Meylan Tortue “Petite Fleur” Ref. 6080 PF

One more luxury watch competing in the Ladies’ High-Mech category is the Claude Meylan Tortue “Petite Fleur.” This stainless steel model is distinguished by its beautiful skeleton dial with off-centered hours and minutes, which allows viewing the new self-winding caliber in action. Decorated with white and blue printing, diamonds, sapphires, and superb finishing of every little detail, the Tortue “Petite Fleur” is definitely a worthy finalist.

Claude Meylan Tortue “Petite Fleur” Ref. 6080 PF

4. Chanel Les Eternelles de Chanel Camelia Secret Watch Ref. J62370

Chanel watches are always impressive; however, this one is truly unique. Featuring an elegant pearl chain that can be easily transformed into a bracelet and decorated with numerous diamonds, including a rare Fancy Brown Yellow weighing 10 carats, this quartz 18k white gold Camelia Secret Watch has a good chance to win the GPHG prize in the Jewellery category.

Chanel Les Eternelles de Chanel Camelia Secret Watch Ref. J62370

5. Chaumet Frise Divine Ref. W21531-05A

One more stunning piece of ladies luxury watches competing in the Jewellery category is the Chaumet Frise Divine. Adorned with yellow gold, diamonds, sapphires, and sculptured chalcedony, this 18k white gold watch is worthy of a Queen. Moreover, it comes with a matching brooch that transforms this fantastic quartz timepiece into a jewelry cuff bracelet.

Chaumet Frise Divine Watch Ref. W21531-05A

As you already know, the winners of the 2017 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve will be announced on November 8, 2017.

GPHG 2017: Competing GMT and Dual Time Zone Watches

While most high-end luxury watches are statement accessories used to underline the wearer’s status and identity, let’s not forget that they are also as mechanically complicated as they are beautiful. Moreover, many of them are equipped with an array of features you can actually use in daily life. This is especially true for GMT and dual time zone watches produced by the leading watchmakers. Some of best timepieces with such a complication are now competing for the prestigious GPHG prize in the Travel Time category. The list of finalists includes the following six GMT and dual time zone watches:

1. Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hemispheres Retrograde Ref. PFC493-1002400-HA1442

With its classic and elegant aesthetics, the Toric Hemispheres Retrograde is the ultimate traveler’s luxury watch enclosed in an 18k rose gold case. Moreover, it is the first in the Parmigiani Fleurier’s iconic Toric collection to be equipped with a dual time zone complication controlled by an innovative self-winding caliber that allows any two locations to be paired.

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Hemispheres Retrograde Ref. PFC493-1002400-HA1442

2. Manufacture Royale ADN Jumping Disk Ref. ADN46.01.P01.A

Inspired by the first Androgyne model introduced by Manufacture Royale a few years ago, the ADN Jumping Disk is a new expression of the company’s vision of fine watchmaking. Equipped with a spectacular skeleton movement regulated by a flying tourbillon, this eye-catching stainless steel watch allows the user to read time in two time-zones simultaneously, with the local time displayed by a jumping-hour system.

Manufacture Royale ADN Jumping Disk Ref. ADN46.01.P01.A

3. Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone Blue Ref. Q5D220

The Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone Blue is not just a statement piece of modern dual time zone watches. It is a sophisticated stainless steel watch that allows viewing the time in 24 different time zones in an original and playful manner. While the local time is displayed with traditional hour and minute hands, the world time can be read due to the 24-hour disc adjustable by the crown.

Louis Vuitton Escale Time Zone Blue Ref. Q5D220

4. Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT Ref. 471.QX.7127.RX

Enclosed in a durable carbon fiber case, the Big Bang Unico GMT is both stylish and technologically advanced. The fact is that it is powered by a new Hublot in-house automatic movement with a proprietary module that allows the second time zone to be updated instantly at a single push of a button.

Hublot Big Bang Unico GMT Ref. 471.QX.7127.RX

5. Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Ref. FC-718BRWM4H4

Designed with globetrotters in mind, the Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture is an elegant rose gold-plated stainless steel watch that gives the wearer a possibility to easily track the world time. This model is powered by a precise self-winding caliber with the advanced Worldtimer function controlled by the crown.

Frederique Constant Classic Worldtimer Manufacture Ref. FC-718BRWM4H4

6. Czapek Geneve Tourbillon Suspendu “Ici et Ailleurs” Platinum

One more example of the best dual time zone watches competing for the 2017 GPHG prize is the Czapek Geneve Tourbillon Suspendu “Ici et Ailleurs” in platinum. Featuring a one-minute suspended tourbillon, a power reserve indicator, a day/night disk, and a sophisticated second time zone complication, it has all chances of winning.

Czapek Geneve Tourbillon Suspendu “Ici et Ailleurs” Platinum

The best luxury watch in the GPHG Travel Time category will be announced at the Prize-Giving ceremony in Geneva on November 8th.

GPHG 2017: Preselected Audemars Piguet High-End Watches

The 2017 edition of the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve) is just around the corner, with its unique selection of the best high-end watches introduced this year. The Prize-Giving ceremony of the so-called Oscars of the Watchmaking Industry will be held in Geneva next month, on November 8. However, the list of finalists is already known and includes both well-known luxury watch brands, like Chopard and Vacheron Constantin, and lesser-known brands, like D.Candaux and Konstantin Chaykin. Among such a variety of the world’s best watchmakers, Audemars Piguet is the only one competing in five different categories at once, with five stunning high-end watches released this year. Here they are!

1. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Ref. 15454OR.GG.1259OR

Created in collaboration with the renowned jewelry designer Carolina Bucci to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the women’s Royal Oak, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted is distinguished by its shimmering 18k rose gold case and bracelet, made with the use of the ancient Florentine gold hammering technique. This beautiful timepiece with an unusual “diamond dust” sparkle is competing in the Ladies’ category.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Ref. 15454OR.GG.1259OR

2. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Ref. 26407TI.GG.A002CA.01

This piece of Audemars Piguet high-end watches represents the latest generation of the Royal Oak Offshore open-worked tourbillon chronographs. It comes in a sandblasted titanium case complemented by a sapphire skeleton dial with a black inner bezel. The new Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Chronograph powered by a hand-winding movement is competing in the GPHG Tourbillon and Escapement category.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph Ref. 26407TI.GG.A002CA.01

3. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ref. 26579CE.OO.1225CE.01

Inspired by astronomy and naturally occurring cycles, the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar is a tribute to the original Audemars Piguet perpetual calendar wristwatch introduced in 1955. Made of hand-finished black ceramic, it features an iconic slate gray “Grande Tapisserie” dial that, in addition to the more common day, date, and month, also shows leap year, week of the year, and astronomical moon. This watch is competing in the Calendar category.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Ref. 26579CE.OO.1225CE.01

4. Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Minute Repeater Supersonnerie Ref. 26590PT.OO.D028CR.01

The Jules Audemars Minute Repeater Supersonnerie is exceptional not only because it is equipped with a groundbreaking striking complication producing unprecedented clarity and harmonics, but also because it features a unique smoked blue enamel dial made by a talented artisan. Besides, this piece of Audemars Piguet high-end watches is enclosed in a platinum case. It is competing in the GPHG Mechanical Exception category.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Minute Repeater Supersonnerie Ref. 26590PT.OO.D028CR.01

5. Audemars Piguet Haute Joaillerie Diamond Outrage Ref. 67700BC.ZZ.9190BC.01

The most eye-catching Audemars Piguet on this list is the Haute Joaillerie Diamond Outrage that is competing in the Jewellery category. This stunning luxury watch represents a one-off sculptural 18k white gold cuff wristwatch entirely set with thousands of brilliant-cut and baguette-cut diamonds, using the snow setting and invisible setting techniques.

Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage Ref. 67700BC.ZZ.9190BC.01

All five Audemars Piguet high-end watches are definitely worthy to be among the finalists for the prestigious GPHG prize. We are looking forward to seeing the results in November!

Old Style Watches with Timeless Design

What is so special about old style watches? Why do more and more reputable companies produce renewed luxury watches from their past? Well, the answer is pretty simple: distinguished by a trendy vintage look, such models feature comfort and reliability that come with a new timepiece. It is no wonder that old style watches are now so popular with those who prefer timeless design combined with the latest technology. It is also the reason why at King Watch Buyers, we are always ready to buy old watches and newly released old style watches alike. So if you have one for sale, just let us know about that!

This year, we have already seen several stunning vintage-inspired timepieces, but let us introduce three more great models released by Oris, Zenith, and Longines.

1. Oris Chronoris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Created by Oris to celebrate Williams Racing’s 40th anniversary, the new Chronoris model is a limited edition chronograph featuring the iconic Formula 1 team’s logo and colors. It comes in a 40mm stainless steel case inspired by Oris old watches from the 1970s. Its water resistance is up to the depth of 100 meters. The dial is black, with blue detailing and Superluminova hands and indices. This model is available with several band options: a dark brown leather strap, a stainless steel bracelet, and a black rubber strap. Each piece is powered by a self-winding movement built on 25 jewels.

Oris Chronoris Williams 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

2. Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm

Featuring a distinctive vintage style of Zenith famous Pilot watches from the 1910s – 1920s, with all their eye-catching attributes, including a grained dial and a broad fluted crown, the new Pilot Type 20 Extra Special series of old style watches is undoubtedly worthy of your attention. Available in four color options (khaki green, blue, burgundy, and slate gray), this model is distinguished by a 40mm aged stainless steel case complemented by a nubuck leather strap with protective rubber lining. With its ideal proportions and elegant hues, the Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm is perhaps the most stylish vintage-inspired luxury watch released this year. Moreover, it is equipped with an automatic movement that provides minimum 50 hours of power reserve.

Zenith Pilot Type 20 Extra Special 40 mm

3. Longines Avigation BigEye

Last but not least on this list is the Avigation BigEye inspired by the Longines iconic pilot chronograph from the 1930s. Enclosed in a 41mm stainless steel case, it features a very readable semi-glossy black dial with a focus on the 30-minute chrono counter placed at 3 o’clock. The overall vintage look is underlined by impressive push buttons and a brown calfskin strap. This model is powered by an automatic movement with column wheel chronograph mechanism. It operates at the frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour.

Longines Avigation BigEye

Any of these three old style watches can easily adorn the wrist of a self-respecting man with fine taste. Moreover, some of them come in a limited edition, which additionally makes these models pretty collectible.

Do You Have Minute Repeater Watches for Sale?

Minute repeaters are all about a unique and very difficult complication that makes mechanical luxury watches distinct in technology, look, and certainly each of their sounds. Created to chime the time, they are considered the pinnacle of fine watchmaking, which can be achieved by only the most talented watchmakers. It is no wonder that minute repeaters have always been collectors’ favorites, even though the cost of such timepieces is always high. However, it is also the reason why second-hand minute repeater watches for sale are in great demand today. So if you want to sell any of these incredible timepieces for top dollar, King Watch Buyers is the best place to come. After all, we offer the easiest and the most comfortable way to sell old watches for cash without leaving your home.

Every self-respecting watchmaking company has a minute repeater or a chiming watch in its collection. Each of them is unique and distinguished by its own fascinating mechanical process that turns a timepiece into a sophisticated miniature music box. Below we have a list that includes some of the best minute repeater watches to give a clue why these complicated models are so special.

1. Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

Featuring an innovative ultra-thin caliber that provides 65 hours of power reserve, this 18k rose gold model is only 8.09mm thick, which makes it one of the thinnest minute repeater watches for sale in the world. Moreover, its remarkable caliber is also equipped with almost silent centripetal flying strike governor controlling the precise rhythm of the hammers.

Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Contemporaine Ultra-Thin Calibre 1731

2. Ulysse Nardin Stranger

This amazing Ulysse Nardin watch is powered by a complicated movement distinguished by a very original function that is similar to the one of a classical music box. The fact is that the Stranger chimes the iconic melody of the famous Frank Sinatra’s song “Strangers in the Night” each time you push a button at 10 o’clock.

Ulysse Nardin Stranger

3. Tutima Hommage Minute Repeater 6800-01

This eye-catching platinum model by a renowned German watchmaker is another perfect example of the best minute repeater watches for sale. It took Tutima 3 years to design and develop a unique hand-winding movement to power this marvel of fine watchmaking.

Tutima Hommage Minute Repeater 6800-01

4. Piaget Emperador Coussin Automatic Minute Repeater

With its exceptionally thin design and self-winding mechanical movement, the Piaget Emperador Coussin Automatic Minute Repeater is undoubtedly one of the best repeaters ever. Besides, it features a skeleton dial, which allows the wearer to see the sophisticated mechanism in action.

Piaget Emperador Coussin Automatic Minute Repeater

5. Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

The title of the world’s thinnest striking watch belongs to the Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater by Bvlgari. Due to the ultra-thin in-house Caliber 362, this elegant titanium watch is only 6.85mm thick. However, the small space does not prevent it from producing perfect sound.

Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Minute Repeater

If you have any of the above minute repeater watches for sale or any other model with this complication, contact King Watch Buyers to get the best offer possible! Top dollar is guaranteed!