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Discover Exceptional Pre-Owned Watches

Each week, we delve into the world of pre-owned watches to uncover exceptional timepieces with captivating stories. In this edition, we showcase a diverse array of watches, each with its own remarkable history and features. From a vintage Rolex Daytona to a Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, a minimalist Jaquet-Droz, an unconventional Grand Seiko Sport, and an iconic OMEGA Speedmaster Snoopy edition, these watches are a testament to horological excellence.

The Timeless Elegance of Vintage Rolex Daytona Ref. 16520

The Rolex Daytona Ref. 16520 is a fascinating anomaly in the brand's history. Until 1988, Rolex exclusively produced manually wound chronographs, lagging behind the quartz revolution. Then, an unexpected twist occurred when Charles Vermot of Zenith introduced the automatic El Primero movement to Rolex. However, the reference 16520 Daytona marks a turning point. In its final years of production, Rolex shifted to in-house caliber 4030, setting the stage for modern Daytonas. This unique transitional model combines neo-vintage aesthetics with a contemporary Rolex movement, making it a sought-after collector's piece.

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Reference: 16520

Case/Dial: 40mm Stainless Steel, White

Movement: 4030, Self-winding

Functions: Chronograph, 41h power reserve

Style: Chronograph

Patek Philippe's Steel Marvel: Annual Calendar Flyback Chronograph Ref. 5905/1A

Patek Philippe's legacy is built on complications, and the annual calendar is a relatively modern addition to their illustrious history, debuting in 1996. In 2010, the platinum-cased Ref. 5905 introduced the annual calendar with a flyback chronograph function. Fast forward to 2021, and the stainless steel variant arrived. The 5905/1A, with its distinctive green dial, offers a harmonious blend of functionality and elegance. With its scalloped lugs, well-crafted bracelet, and effortless date transition, it's a Patek Philippe that marries tradition and innovation while retaining the allure of steel.

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Patek Philippe

Reference: 5905/1A

Case/Dial: 42mm Stainless Steel, Green

Movement: CH 28-520 QA 24H, Automatic

Style: Chronograph

Embracing Simplicity: Jaquet-Droz Grande Heure Minute Ardoise

Pierre Jaquet-Droz was a visionary watchmaker known for his creative innovations during an era of pioneering watchmaking. While he crafted intricate automata and avant-garde timepieces, the Grande Heure Minute Ardoise takes a more minimalist approach. Its dark grey dial lacks seconds markers, featuring only applied and printed dot markers for hours and minutes. With a Breguet-style seconds hand and lance-shaped hour and minute hands, it embodies restraint and functionality. The in-house caliber 1169 ensures precision and a slim 11.77mm profile, making it an exemplar of elegant simplicity.

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Jacquet Droz Grande Heure Minute Ardoise

Reference: J017030240

Case/Dial: 43mm Stainless Steel, Black

Movement: 1169, Self-winding

Functions: Seconds, 68h power reserve

Strap: Leather

Style: Elegant

Unconventional Excellence: Grand Seiko Sport Hi-Beat 36000 GMT

Grand Seiko surprises with the Sport Hi-Beat 36000 GMT, deviating from its traditional offerings. Notable features include luminescent markers and a titanium case with a scratch-resistant blue ceramic coating. The bracelet's center link also boasts blue ceramic facets, enhancing its appeal. While unconventional for Grand Seiko, the watch maintains the brand's impeccable craftsmanship, combining style with practicality. It's a testament to Grand Seiko's ability to evolve while upholding its high standards.

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Grand Seiko Sport Hi-Beat 36000 GMT

Reference: SBGJ233

Case/Dial: 46.4mm Titanium, Ceramic, Blue

Movement: 9S86, Self-winding

Style: Dress

Snoopy Takes Center Stage: OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Snoopy Edition

In the annals of watch history, the OMEGA Speedmaster earned its place during Apollo 13's dramatic mission. The Speedmaster played a vital role during a critical 14-second engine burn to correct the spacecraft's reentry angle. Omega's reliability earned it the Silver Snoopy Award, presented for flight safety and mission success. In 2003, Omega released the Silver Snoopy-themed Speedmaster, paying homage to that mission. This limited edition retains the classic Moonwatch layout, with Snoopy featured on both the sub-dial and the caseback. It's a must-have for enthusiasts and a fitting tribute to an iconic moment in space exploration.

Our Pick

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch

Reference: 3578.51.00

Case/Dial: 42mm Stailess Steel, Black

Movement: Lemania 1873, Self-winding

Strap: Stainless Steel

Style: Chronograph


If you're a watch enthusiast or collector, don't miss this curated selection of remarkable pre-owned watches. Explore the world of horological excellence and discover timepieces that combine history, style, and functionality. Whether you're drawn to vintage classics or contemporary marvels, there's a watch here for every discerning taste.

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