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The specialist's choice – Carl Palmegren lists favourites among watches from Important Timepieces

Specialists choice Carl Palmegren

Bukowskis' internationally acclaimed watch auction, Important Timepieces, featuring some of the most valuable and sought-after watches in the market.

The catalogue includes rarities, vintage classics, and modern masterpieces from renowned manufacturers like Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Audemars Piguet. The auction includes several exceptional pieces, such as an exquisite Patek Philippe Nautilus in 18K gold, a Rolex Day-Date "Masterpiece", a rare Heuer "Volvo" Carrera, and a Vacheron Constantin 222 "Jumbo." Carl Palmegren Head Specialist Watches, lists a couple of personal favorites in the auction.

What can we expect from the spring edition of Important Timepieces?

– At the spring edition of Important Timepieces at Bukowskis, we can proudly present an impressive collection of the most rare and desirable collector's watches that we have handpicked over the past six months. The selection offers something for every collector and enthusiast.

Jean Dunand Palace "Piece Unique" – catalogue number 45

One of my favorites among the watches during the upcoming Important Timepieces auction is the Palace by Jean Dunand. Established in 2003, the Jean Dunand brand is known for creating unique masterpieces, paying homage to the renowned Swiss artist and designer, Jean Dunand, who was celebrated for his exquisite Art Deco designs. The Palace, introduced at the 2010 Basel World, is a wearable work of art that draws inspiration from the iconic structures of the Art Deco architecture, for exampel the Eiffel Tower.

Designed by the respected watchmaker Christophe Claret and backed by entrepreneur Thierry Oulevay, the Palace is a visually stunning watch with a linear GMT indicator, a power reserve indicator, a chronograph, and a tourbillon. The watch's primary inspiration is the cultural and societal transformation of Western civilization between 1880-1930, according to Thierry Oulevay.

Omega Speedmaster Jubilee 27 CHRO C12 - catalogue number 53

Another favorite is the limited edition 18K gold Omega Speedmaster from 1992. This watch commemorates the 50th anniversary of Omega's first chronographs featuring the caliber 27 CHRO C12, the caliber that was further developed and renamed caliber 321, and powered all Speedmasters until 1968. This exclusive edition, consisting of only 999 units, features a yellow gold case, a caliber 863 movement, and a sapphire-crystal, a first for a Speedmaster. It looks fantastic on the wrist and is sure to impress any collector.

IWC Yacht Club II "Jumbo" - catalogue number 64

A final pick from the upcoming watch auction is the rare IWC Yacht Club II. This particular model was introduced in 1977, during the Quartz crisis, and as a result, most Yacht Club II watches were produced with quartz movements. However, there are a few early exampels that feature an automatic movement, a caliber based on the Jaeger LeCoultre 889, which are very coveted by collectors.

When is the viewing and auction?
Viewing: April 21 – 25, Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
Open: Weekdays 11 am – 6 pm, Weekends 11 am – 4 pm
Live Auction: April 26 | Stockholm

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Carl  Palmegren
Carl Palmegren
Head Specialist Watches
+46 (0)739 40 08 23
Simon Naeslund
Simon Naeslund
Watch Specialist
+46 (0)735 95 68 75