Tomorrow (Tuesday 28th February at 11am GMT) will see British auction house, Fellows’ next dedicated watch sale. Held at their Birmingham saleroom, one can also bid and follow the auction online at www.fellows.co.uk. Here are a few of the most interesting/intriguing lots offered:
Blancpain: Lots 8, 9, 10 and 11
These consecutive lots see four watches from Blancpain’s current collection offered for sale: a L’Evolution Semainier Grande Date 8 Jours (lot 8), a Leman Reval GMT (lot 9), a Villeret Demi-Fuseau Horaire 8 Jours (lot 10) and a Villeret Quantième Complet Demi-Savonette (lot 11).
The L-Evolution Semainier displays day and date, annual week number and power reserve alongside the expected hours and minutes. The oversized 3 and 9 o’clock roman hour markers and stainless-steel 44mm case are also worth mentioning. Its estimate is £3,500-£4,500.
The Leman Reval GMT, on the other hand, features a rose-gold case measuring 41mm alongside GMT, alarm and date complications. The black dial also displays a power reserve indicator, seconds sub-dial and an on/off indicator and subsidiary dial for the watch’s alarm complication. It’s estimate is £4,500-£5,500.
The two Villeret watches are both also housed in rose-gold cases, with lot 10 combining an enamel dial, quickset date, second time-zone indication, and day/night indicator within its 42mm diameter. While lot 11 combines date, month and moon phase within its 40mm; an exhibition caseback beneath a hinged lid can also be found to the reverse of the watch. Lot 10’s estimate is £3,000-£4,000; lot 11’s estimate is £3,000-£5,000.