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Bonhams, June 20 -- 47 Heuers; Mixed Bag

I just browsed the catalog for the June 20 Bonhams auction, in London . . . 47 Heuers, some of them very nice (and very rare) and some not-so-nice.

I expect that, once again, we will be explaining that taking some watches that are very "ordinary", transporting them to London, taking some nice photos, and printing a glossy catalog, will not result in favorable prices. I also wonder whether having so much "filler" will detract from the perception of the watches that are truly rare, and belong in a top public auction?

Yes, the dynamics of supply and demand are working, as we see so many watches coming onto the market, as a result of the recent (two-year) run-up in prices. But will there be strong buyers for these 47 watches?

The auction catalog is HERE.



: Now comes this press release from Bonhams [excerpted] Those
: who missed the opportunity to add the Montre de Pilote to their
: collection should note that Bonhams upcoming Fine Watch and
: Wristwatches Sale on 20 June will feature an astonishing private
: collection of Heuers, including some of the finest example of
: rare models to ever come to auction. Highlights include the
: ‘Skipperera’ chronograph dating from 1970 (£20,000-30,000)
: and the Monaco ‘Dark Lord’ from 1974 (£25,000-35,000).

: Out with May and in with June . . . it will be interesting to
: see this "astonishing private collection".

: The auction catalog is HERE .

: Jeff

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