Cordys

Reflecting a strong collector market, we are always seeking good watches for our catalogues. We see continued robust demand for prestige brands, particularly vintage Rolex and Omega, high end makers Patek Phillipe, Baum et Mercier, Jaeger, Piaget, Longines and Cartier. We typically offer along with good wristwatches a selection of gold pocket watches, superior antique clocks and specialist vintage pieces.


B03-0535

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master 'Pepsi' bezel 'Superlative Chronometer' wristwatch
S/N 3224013,1973, model 1675, matte black Mk2 dial, uni-directional bezel, fourth hand dual time-zone indicator, 40mm stainless steel case, s/s folded link jubilee bracelet, acrylic crystal with some scratches.

Realised: $17,500

B07-0470

A good 1999 Rolex Submariner gent’s wristwatch
ref. 16613, complete with box, papers and hang tags, black dial, bi-metal gold and steel strap and case, the automatic movement in working order. Unusually complete with all papers, pamphlets, green leather box, card outer box and two swing hang tags. Sold by Partridge Jewellers 26th June 1999.

Realised: $10,000

A2-0527

A large impressive Victorian oak cased table or bracket clock
the case ornately carved with corbel figures of a man and a woman, leaves, fruit, masks and scrolls, with a brass gallery top and lion's paw, bracket feet, the face with Arabic numerals, chapter ring and three subsidiary dials. The grand sonnerie type hand crafted movement with triple fusée striking on eight bells and chiming the quarter on a gong. Full Westminster chimes. Height overall 720, with pendulum and keys.

Realised: $8,350

B04-0606

A rare 17thC brass lantern clock by Peter Closon
Neere Holborne Bridge Londini Fecit, c.1660, with strapped bell over three dolphin frets and four urn finials, tapering Doric corner columns on turned feet, oversailing silvered Roman chapter ring enclosing engraved tulip decoration, alarm setting disc and single hour hand, hinged side panels, original weight driven balance wheel movement, alarm wheel outside back panel (lacking rope and weight). H.400mm (15¾"). A well regarded maker, an uncommonly found original unconverted mechanism and in unrestored condition. Provenance: The Williamson Estate Collection.

Realised: $8,000

A10-0523

A late 1940s gent's 18ct. yellow gold Rolex bubble-back Oyster Perpetual Chronometer wristwatch
the yellow gold case with pale gilt dial with maker's logo and model details, screw-down crown, working order, with late stitched leather crocodile skin strap.

Realised: $8,000

A8-0534

An Omega Speedmaster Professional 'Moonwatch' gent's wristwatch
ref 145022-69, stainless steel case, black dial with sub-registers and centre chronograph hand, calibre 861, 17 jewel movement. Serial no. 31008456. Resin strap

Realised: $6,100

A5-0515

An 18thC French Boulle large bracket clock
the domed top with figured finial of a Neptune seated upon globe, the arch top door enclosing the gilded dial with white enamel hour panels with cobalt blue Roman numerals, the pendulum suspends in front of an ormolu back panel, traditional tortoiseshell and cut brass inlay to most panels, classical masks to the scrolling feet; together with the original conforming bracket of tapered form. Height overall 1350.

Realised: $5,000

B09-0469

A marine chronometer by Charles Frodsham
c.1858, the two-day duration timepiece in brass gimbal mounting, the 4" silvered dial marked 'Charles Frodsham, 84 Strand London, No.2898, Roman numerals with subsidiary state-of-wind (56 hour) dial flanked by garter framed crowned medallions: 'By Appointment to the Queen' and ' Gold Medal of Honour/Paris Exn.1855', subs seconds dial at VI. In three-part brass bound mahogany case with glazed mid-section, set with an disc with maker's details and serial number; with 'tipsy' key. 175 x 175 x 180mm.

Realised: $4,400

A12-0521

A gent's Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
38mm case, stainless steel case and bracelet, black dial with sub-registers and centre chronograph hand, stamped '640' to lug at 7ock, serial no. 1175, 'Flight Qualified by NASA for all Manned Space Missions' and 'The First Watch Worn on the Moon' stamped to reverse. In original red leather box. Working.

Realised: $4,200

B09-0442

A Rolex Oyster Perpetual mid-size Datejust bi-metal wristwatch
c.1988, stainless steel and 18ct. yellow gold case and strap, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals and gold batons, maker's details to dial, date aperture, the automatic movement with 29 jewels. Working order. Valuation available. In original green leather box with wallet containing booklet and original outer box. Model No. 68273, Serial No. R951875.

Realised: $4,200