GENEVA — There’s a watch scheduled for the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: Nine on May 11 and 12 that, according to Alexandre Ghotbi, the house’s specialist and head of sale, is “one of the most important wristwatches in horological history.”
The one-of-a-kind rarity by Vacheron Constantin has a few remarkable features, the auction house said: It’s a custom watch, which took four years to make by hand in the 1930s. And it features a first-of-its-kind combination of complications: a minute repeater, calendar and retrograde date.
“Today, you have watches with so many complications,” Mr. Ghotbi said. “These guys didn’t have computers. They had to do all the calculations with pen and paper.”
The watch has been in the same family for more than 70 years; tracking it down and getting it to sale, Mr. Ghotbi said, took four years. (Only a handful of people in the world have ever seen it, he added.)
And while it does not have an official nickname, it informally sports one of the jauntiest ones in the watch world: the Don Pancho.
Don Pancho was the affectionate name of Francisco Martinez Llano, who in 1936 turned to the retailer Brooking in Madrid for a watch that, presumably, he could wear in the mines he owned in Peru. Hence the radium glow-in-the-dark dial, and the accompanying order for six leather straps, so Mr. Llano could replace any that humidity and wear and tear would claim.
“I first saw the watch in a black-and-white photo in a book,” Mr. Ghotbi said, “then for the first time in a color photo in an online forum.”
That was in 2014. He found the man behind the posting, a member of the Llano family, and he and Aurel Bacs, Phillip’s senior watch consultant, flew to Madrid to meet him. It was unsuccessful. But after pleading, waiting and lots of talks, the family finally agreed to sell.
The watch has been in Geneva, being worked on by Vacheron Constantin’s top vintage watchmaker, who has spent more than six months on the project. The dial has been remade, but the new one was created with “the same technique and tooling that was used at the time,” Mr. Ghotbi said. The luminescence, however, will now be delivered thanks to LumiNova, a fluorescent material, rather than the radioactive radium that was used on the original dial.
The hammer price?
“It’s hard, there are no comparisons,” Mr. Ghotbi said, but the estimate has been set at 400,000 Swiss francs to 800,000 francs (0,445 to 0,890); copies of the original order, correspondence and sketches from the watch company’s archives are included.
Expectations are high at Phillips that the sale price will easily surpass the estimate.
“The Paul Newman Daytona was interesting because it belonged to Paul Newman,” Mr. Ghotbi said, referring to the Phillips auction in 2017 and what, at the time, was said to be a world-record wristwatch price of nearly .8 million.
But the Don Pancho, he said, is “one of the most important Vacheron Constantins to arrive on the market, and one of the most valuable, historic watches ever.”B:
2017九肖公式计算方法公开课【泥】【瓶】【山】【上】，【一】【刻】【钟】【的】【时】【间】【过】【去】，【五】【色】【雷】【霆】【不】【再】【闪】【烁】。【南】【无】【乡】【身】【上】【的】【金】【光】【也】【没】【那】【么】【盛】【了】，【背】【后】【的】【大】【山】【虚】【影】【则】【又】【多】【了】【几】【座】。 【大】【先】【知】【恢】【复】【了】【单】【手】【举】【杖】【的】【姿】【势】，【并】【又】【捏】【了】【个】【咒】，【将】【一】【道】【紫】【色】【雷】【霆】【按】【在】【掌】【间】。 【他】【知】【道】【南】【无】【乡】【已】【是】【强】【弩】【之】【末】，【即】【便】【不】【使】【手】【段】【也】【挺】【不】【了】【多】【久】【了】。【再】【放】【一】【道】【雷】【霆】，【也】【是】【多】【此】【一】【举】。 【可】【是】，【这】【万】
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【一】【声】【把】【整】【座】【天】【枢】【阁】【的】【灰】【尘】【都】【震】【得】【颤】【抖】【了】【一】【阵】【子】【的】【巨】【大】【轰】【响】【后】，【那】【架】【古】【琴】【的】【琴】【身】【上】【出】【现】【了】【一】【道】【裂】【痕】。 【还】【真】【是】【质】【地】【坚】【硬】【啊】……【大】【智】【感】【叹】【着】，【挥】【起】**【又】【往】【下】【劈】【去】。 【几】【声】【动】【静】【过】【后】，【那】【古】【琴】【已】【经】【从】【中】【间】【彻】【底】【裂】【开】【了】，【一】【半】【的】【琴】【身】【耷】【拉】【着】【悬】【在】【案】【几】【外】。 【大】【智】【屏】【住】【了】【呼】【吸】，【眼】【珠】【子】【都】【不】【敢】【动】【地】【凑】【近】【那】【琴】【身】【正】【中】【间】。
【也】【是】【直】【到】【这】【一】【刻】，【苏】【青】【才】【恍】【然】【大】【悟】。 【为】【何】【当】【初】【原】【主】【没】【有】【死】，【只】【是】【睡】【着】【的】【过】【程】【中】，【她】【就】【占】【了】【她】【的】【身】【子】，【成】【了】【苏】【青】。 【当】【时】【她】【还】【觉】【得】【挺】【诡】【异】【的】。 【可】【时】【间】【一】【长】，【也】【没】【发】【现】【任】【何】【异】【样】，【更】【没】【有】【任】【何】【原】【主】【回】【光】【返】【照】【的】【感】【觉】，【苏】【青】【也】【就】【没】【在】【意】【了】。 【她】【就】【是】【苏】【青】，【她】【就】【是】【原】【主】。 【如】【今】【看】【来】。【一】【切】【不】【过】【是】【个】【笑】【话】。 2017九肖公式计算方法公开课【新】【书】【发】【布】，【内】【心】【很】【复】【杂】，【剑】【仙】【因】【为】【一】【些】【个】【人】【原】【因】，【断】【更】【许】【久】，【实】【在】【对】【不】【住】【大】【家】，【以】【后】【得】【空】【了】，【会】【续】【写】【上】【的】。 【道】【歉】【的】【话】【就】【不】【多】【说】【了】，【剑】【仙】【写】【了】【几】【十】【万】【字】，【道】【歉】【都】【快】【万】【字】【了】，【全】【都】【是】【空】【话】。 【这】【次】【新】【书】，【作】【者】【菌】【会】【拿】【出】【相】【应】【的】【诚】【意】。 【各】【位】，【江】【湖】【再】【见】。
【林】【羽】【拒】【绝】【的】【非】【常】【干】【脆】，【但】【是】【欧】【阳】【云】【还】【是】【不】【死】【心】：“【林】【先】【生】，【之】【前】【圣】【彼】【得】【堡】【全】【靠】【您】【才】【能】【力】【挽】【狂】【澜】，【这】【一】【次】【您】【不】【能】【袖】【手】【旁】【观】【啊】！” 【林】【羽】【摇】【了】【摇】【头】：“【这】【件】【事】【不】【要】【再】【提】，【我】【不】【会】【做】【无】【把】【握】【之】【事】，【除】【非】【准】【备】【万】【全】，【否】【则】【不】【会】【前】【往】【那】【片】【大】【陆】。” 【边】【上】【的】【方】【伍】【眉】【头】【微】【皱】：“【欧】【阳】【大】【校】，【你】【也】【知】【道】【林】【先】【生】【他】【口】【无】【虚】【言】，【既】【然】【他】【已】
** 【黎】【相】【思】【从】【洗】【手】【间】【出】【来】，【在】【盥】【洗】【池】【前】【洗】【了】【洗】【手】，【放】【在】【烘】【干】【机】【下】【烘】【干】。 【皇】【后】【品】【牌】【入】【驻】Heyday【珠】【宝】【公】【司】【时】，【她】【留】【心】【了】【解】【了】【一】【下】【这】【家】【公】【司】。【寒】【沉】【将】【珠】【宝】【的】【设】【计】，【珠】【宝】【开】【发】【和】【珠】【宝】【销】【售】【产】【业】【链】【融】【为】【一】【体】。 【简】【而】【言】【之】，Heyday【集】【团】【有】【优】【秀】【的】【珠】【宝】【设】【计】【师】，【有】【纯】【天】【然】【的】【钻】【石】【原】【矿】，【有】【钻】【石】【加】【工】【厂】，【还】【有】【一】