Christie’s Will Auction ‘hai Selassie Patek Philippe Black Ref. 2497 Black Plate Watch’ Again

Time back to November 9, 2015, at the Geneva auction held by Christie’s, a Patek Philippe Ref. 2497 black gold-plated dial watch has attracted widespread attention in the collectors. This is the Ref. 2497 watch with a black gold-plated dial, making its debut in the auction market, with an estimated value of 500,000 to 1 million Swiss francs. The watch was originally owned by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, who later gave the watch to a friend.

Haile Selassie Ref. 2497, a rare Patek Philippe watch, will be auctioned at Christie’s this May

   The auction was originally scheduled, but due to disputes over ownership, the watch was withdrawn at the last minute of the auction on November 9, 2015. On May 15 this year, the Patek Philippe Ref. 2497 watch, once owned by the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, will return to Christie’s Geneva auction. The ownership dispute has been resolved after confirmation.

Ref. 2497 on the back of the watch is engraved with the name of Emperor Haile Selassie

   So, back to this watch, why is it so special? Ref. 2497 succeeds Ref. 1526 and is one of the early perpetual calendar models produced by Patek Philippe. The production cycle of Ref. 2497 is from 1950 to 1963. It is equipped with a Caliber 27-SCQ manual winding movement, a thick case and a stepped bezel design. The Ref. 2497 watch participating in the auction is particularly special, most notably with a black gold-plated dial, which is very rare in Patek Philippe antique timepieces. In addition, the combination of gold-plated printed time stamps and Arabic numerals is also quite unusual and has rarely appeared in auctions before.
   So where does this watch come from? In fact, it was given to Haier Selassie by Italian entrepreneur and pilot Federico Bazzi in 1954. Then, Haile Selassie gave it to ‘a well-known figure in Africa’, who passed the watch to future generations, and finally commissioned Christie’s auction. As we know, tracing the origin of a watch is not easy, so this type of information can be very helpful for auction sales. All in all, I am very glad to see this Ref. 2497 watch return to the auction, after all, it was deeply regrettable that it was abandoned halfway through.

Beauty Launches The Royal Marine Rose Gold Watch

Breguet’s marine series was inspired by the original design provided by Breguet for the French Royal Navy. Breguet was appointed as the French Navy watchmaker in 1815. With a sturdy design, Breguet Marine Watches has enjoyed a reputation for reliable performance for decades. Following the first flywheel equipment and silicon escapement timing introduced in 2007, this year brought a breakthrough new design: the Marine Royal Alarm Watch, water-resistant to 300 meters

Breguet Marine Royal Rose Gold Watch
Technical data:
Number: REF. 5847BR / 32 / 5ZU
Case: 18K rose gold
Mirror: Sapphire crystal glass magnifier / date at 6 o’clock
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Diameter: 45 mm
Waterproof: 300 meters in depth.
Dial: 18K rose gold
Movement: automatic winding machine
Kinetic energy: 45 hours

Hublot Releases Limited Edition ‘mexico Football Association’ Watch

‘Hublot Hublot loves football’ global series of promotional activities have burned to South America! In support of the Mexican national team’s expedition to this event, Hublot created 100 exclusive masterpieces for its glory-classic fusion Mexican Football Association limited watch, and also the official watch of FEMEXFUT 2014 ™ (Mexico Football Association) watch.

Mexico national team head coach Miguel Ernesto Herrera Aguirre with Hublot women’s brand ambassador Jacqueline Bracamontes, Attila Mexico Director-General Fausto Salvi and Attila Fabio Rodriguez, the representative of the Mexican brand, unveiled this high-profile watch of the Mexican Football Association in the new Liverpool Insuergentes Shopping Center to show the noble respect for Mexican football in the World Cup in Brazil.
Fausto Salvi, Director-General of Attila Mexico, said, ‘As the official timekeeper and official watch of the 2014 World Cup, Hublot extended this honor to Mexico on the eve of the World Cup. We thank the Mexican national team and head coach Miguel The arrival of Herrera and sincerely wish them great success in this sports event that has gathered the attention and expectations of millions of fans! ‘
‘We have spared no effort to support the Mexican national team, which is why we are so excited to bring the Hublot Classic Fusion Mexican Football Association Limited Watch to the Liverpool Interlomas shopping in Mexico.’ Center and the reason to meet with you. ‘

Classic fusion ‘Mexico Football Association’ limited watch

Serial number: 521.CG.2013.LR.FMF14, limited edition of 100 pieces
Case: Classic fusion, 45mm diameter, green ceramic bezel, polished and satin-finished, 6 H-shaped titanium screws, polished and locked
Table mirror: sapphire mirror, anti-reflective treatment on the inside and outside
Surface: Black synthetic resin
Crown: polished black ceramic
Case back: Polished black ceramic with anti-reflective sapphire mirror on the inside, engraved with FMF14 logo
Dial: Black, satin-finished nickel-plated scale, black chronograph dial, green and red chronograph scale, FMF14 logo at 3
Hands: polished black nickel-plated hands, chronograph dial with rhodium-plated hands, central chronograph seconds hand polished lacquered red
Movement: HUB1143 automatic chronograph movement
Number of parts: 280
Number of jewel bearings: 59
Vibration frequency: 4 Hz (28800 times / hour)
Power reserve: about 42 hours
Water resistance: 10 standard atmospheric pressure, about 100 meters underwater
Strap: black alligator leather lined with black natural rubber, green stitching
Buckle: stainless steel folding buckle with black PVD coating