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Bukowskis Important Timepieces - Auction June 17

On June 11-15 the viewing is open for Important Timepieces, the Nordic region's most prominent watch auction for exclusive collector watches. Already, you can explore the extensive online catalogue. The viewing will be followed by a hammer auction in the classic premises at Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm.

This spring, we can present an exciting mix of vintage watches, modern classics and collectables from the most sought after watchmakers such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Omega and Heuer, says Carl Palmegren, Head Specialist Watches.

Read about selected highlights from Bukowskis specialist Carl Palmegren below.

'2026 OMEGA, Speedmaster, chronograph, "United Nations, UNEF-Gaza
Omega Speedmaster, the iconic "Moon watch", was launched in 1957 with the reference 2915 and shortly followed by the reference 2998 which was in production for four years, 1959-1962. This auction's iteration of the 2998 is a -4, with a provenance beyond the ordinary. Consigned by the original owner who acquired the watch in 1961 when he was in Gaza and served as a United Nations soldier to the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF). He wore the watch throughout his service, but it has been stored for the last twenty years. Also included is an Omega Extract from the Archives confirming that the watch was delivered to United Nations in 1961.

2038 PATEK PHILIPPE, "The Hour Glass", "No subsidiary seconds"
The rare reference 1593 is a classic among collectors. With an elegant and ground-breaking design deviated from the traditional, the characteristic streamlined form with its concave and curved sides gave the model the nickname "the hour glass". All of the cases were made by the prominent case maker Markowsky. The reference was launched in 1944 and manufactured until 1967, the total production is estimated at around 1000 watches. The majority of these were produced in yellow gold but a small batch was produced in rose gold. The present 1593 is in extraordinary condition, produced in rose gold and has no subsidiary seconds. Only a handful reference 1593 without second hand has appeared in public to date, and this watch is thought to be the first example in rose gold without subsidiary seconds to ever appear at auction. Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1963

2043 HEUER, Monaco, chronograph, "McQueen
The Heuer Monaco 1133B was launched in 1969 and was one of the first automatic chronograph wristwatches available to the market. The square design with a crown on the left side was ground-breaking and the model became iconic after Steve McQueen wore the model in the movie "Le Mans" in 1971. Since then, the model bears the nickname "McQueen”.

2078 ZENITH, A Cairelli CP-2, chronograph, "Italian Air Force"
We are proud to present a Zenith "A. Cairelli" Tipo CP-2, a legendary Zenith chronograph created in the 1960s for the Italian Air Force Aeronautica Militare Italiana (AMI). It is estimated that the total production was approximately 2500 watches. All Tipo CP-2 were delivered through the retailer A. Cairelli, hence the signature on the dial. The present Tipo CP-2 is one of the few watches delivered to the Italian Air Force with military serial number “AMI CRONOMETRO TIPO CP-2 M.M. 202'566 ’.

2073 ROLEX, Datejust, "Turn-O-Graph", "Thunderbird"
A relatively unknown model in the Rolex family is the “Turn-O-Graph”. It was launched in 1953 and was Rolex's first watch to officially feature a rotating bezel, which later became standard for sports models such as GMT-Master and Submariner. The nickname "Thunderbird" came about after the model was launched in the United States where Rolex collaborated with the US Air Force in special marketing campaigns and special editions and specifically with the USAF Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds". The auction's “Turn-O-Graph” is cased in yellow gold, which is very rare for this reference.

When is the viewing and auction?

Important Timepieces
Viewing: June 11 – 15 at Berzelii Park 1 in Stockholm
Open: Mon–Fri 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat–Sun kl 11 AM –5 PM
Auction: June 17, start 6 pm, Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm

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For condition report contact specialist
Carl  Palmegren
Carl Palmegren
Head Specialist Watches
+46 (0)739 40 08 23
Johanna Graflund
Johanna Graflund
Appraiser, assisting specialist watches (on leave)