This coming Wednesday, June fifth, the Fortuna Exchange auction will take place again. A month to month live auction where you can offer on watches. In this month, Fortuna offers no under 153 watches of which we chose 4 to show you: Rolex Explorer 1016, Rolex GMT-Master 165, Omega Seamaster 300 165.024 and a Zenith A. Cairelli CP-2.
Let’s start with the last one, the Zenith chronograph for the Italian Airforce.
Zenith A. Cairelli CP-2 Chronograph
If you’re not into vintage watches, you may perceive this model anyway as Zenith did a re-version of the CP-2 in the relatively recent past ( we audited it here ). This particular watch, be that as it may, was sold during the 1960s by the Italian safeguard contractor, A. Cairelli. This name is also imprinted on the dial, as you can see. The Zenith CP-2 was the decision of the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare Italiana = AMI). The size, rarity, military provenance, and up-to-date great looks are a couple of reasons why the CP-2 is valued by authorities. The current example is viewed as a civilian example without military branch-explicit engravings on the caseback. The dial and hands aged pleasantly, and are intact. Inside the 42mm case, you’ll discover the Zenith caliber 146DP development. This development ticks at 18.000vph and has a force hold of approx. 38 hours. It is a common understanding that there are +-2500 of these pieces conveyed to the Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI). The A. Cairelli Zenith CP-2 is conveyed on a neutral tan strap.
Estimate 12,000USD – 18,000USD.
Omega Seamaster 300 165.024
Introduced in 1957, the Omega Seamaster 300 was – along with the Railmaster and Speedmaster – a watch for professional purposes. Much the same as the Speedmaster, the Seamaster 300 was also constantly innovated. This reference 165.024 dates back to circa 1967. Intriguing about this particular Seamaster 300 165.024 is that it was conveyed to the British army. Other than the ‘W10’ engraving working on this issue back, Seamaster 300 watches for the British army also had fixed bars for use with a NATO strap. The case was updated to bear a family resemblance to the Speedmaster and to be easier for jumpers to read underwater with a wide bezel, enormous hour markers, and signature sword hands. Inside there’s the copper hued caliber 552 development, which was also utilized in various other Omega watches at the time. The watch comes with an Omega Extract of the Archives .
Estimate: 35,000USD – 55,000USD
Rolex Explorer 1016
Perhaps one of the cleanest looking Rolex sports watches ever, the Rolex Explorer. Especially this vintage Rolex Explorer Ref. 1016 with “Tropical” Dial in steel. The Explorer 1016 appeared in 1963 and is generally famous for the incorporation of its archetype on the first summiting of Mount Everest in 1953. The Explorer 1016 is one of our own favorites ( as you can read in this article ), a beautiful games Rolex that is as unadulterated as it gets. With a case diameter of 36mm, this watch can just be worn by anyone, regardless of whether you have large wrists, the Explorer always works. Inside, you’ll discover the Rolex caliber 1560. This particular example comes on a leather strap. Generally attractive about this Rolex Explorer 1016 is probably the “tropical” dial, with beautiful earthy colored tones. An ideal fit for your flavorful coffee in an Italian coffeehouse this coming summer. It will also work under more genuine circumstances obviously, much the same as it did in 1953.
Estimated 15.000USD – 25.000USD.
Rolex GMT-Master 1675
Last however not least, we show you our other favorite. A Rolex GMT-Master 1675. All of you know the tale about this watch and the Pan Am demand for a legitimate travel companion for their pilots ( if not, click here ). The GMT-Master was the ideal watch for the work and has become one of Rolex’s most recognizable models with its notable blue and red “Pepsi” bezel. The current example is dated circa 1967 and is beautifully maintained for its age. Inside is caliber 1560 (surely the same as the Explorer 1016), however with a date feature and an extra hour hand complication. Take a nearby gander at the hour markers at 1 and 2 o’clock, as there are some smidgens of the tritium missing, however in the event that you can live with that, it is a great looking piece with its burly carries and crown guards.
Estimated 10.000USD – 15.000USD.
The other 149 watches (from Doxa, Aquadive, Heuer, Zenith, Omega, Rolex, Mulco, Wakmann, Universal Geneve, Tudor, Longines, Breitling and so on and so forth) can be found on the Fortuna Auction site .