Fratello Watches: FORTUNA “Important Watches” Auction
BY ROBERT-JAN BROER, FRATELLO WATCHES
Fortuna is auctioning a number of interesting watches during their ‘Important Watches’ sale on September 27th. We would like to give you our highlights of that auction, but feel free to browse their catalogue anyways, as they have quite an interesting line-up of watches. The ‘Important Watches’ auction consists of 66 lots, with a fair share of Rolex watches, of course. But you will also find other interesting pieces, like the Gérald Genta Octagon Chronograph for example, or a beautiful desk clock from Jaeger-LeCoultre (Marina).
We picked a couple of highlights of this auction, that may interest you as well. Without further ado, let’s have a look.
Patek Philippe Nautilus 5712/1A
Not vintage of something “limited edition,” perhaps not even our first choice when it comes to a Nautilus (which would be the 3700/1A or 5711/1A), but this 5712/1A is a beautiful variation on the “basic” reference. With a moon phase, date and power reserve indicator, a beautiful complication from Patek Philippe in one of the most sought-after cases. The Nautilus was a design by the late Gérald Genta in 1976. Originally designed to be a women’s watch (according to the man himself in 2009 interview), the Nautilus is today what almost any serious enthusiast would love to add to his (or her) collection.
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