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Thursday 26 February, 2015 - 18:00 PM EST

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 6542 "Ultra Tropical Dial"

Great Vintage Watches.

Front ref: 6542

Featuring a ultra brown caramel tone dial and original bakelite bezel insert. This is the ultimate
 GMT, and would bee the centerpiece of any advanced collection.
Case has been recently detailed with correctly matted case sides and razor sharp large beveled
 edges. Serial numbers and ref. numbers are slightly worn by bracelet wear, but are generally
clean and visible.

crown

Original bakelite bezel has some minor surface wear as shown, but no cracks.

Original "T-25" signed dial in stunning original condition. Dial has faded to a beautiful caramel
orange-brown color, and lume dots are well defined and beautifully patina'd. The hands have had
 their luminous refilled and matched to the luminous dial plots.

lugs

General scholarly knowledge shows that the "SWISS" only dials trade at a significantly higher
premium to the "T-25" dials, but that absolutely in no way detracts from the beauty of this piece.
 It is also glossy gilt like the originals, with the only differences being the swiss designation on the
dial at 6 o'clock, and different luminous material used.

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Sometimes these types of dials are described as "replacement dials", but that too remains to be
proven, as there are many examples found from primary sources that feature this type of dial.

case back

Comes on a beautiful honey colored alligator band in new condition. Watch comes on a Rolex
signed steel buckle.

back

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Thursday 26 February, 2015 - 17:50 PM EST

Christie’s Seeks $2.5 Million for Tiger-Shaped Brooch and Bracelet made by Cartier.

Once owned by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor and wife of King Edward VIII.

A tiger-shaped brooch and bracelet made by Cartier and once owned by Wallis Simpson will go on the auction block at Christie’s International, which estimates they may be worth $2.5 million.

The auctioneer will sell the onyx and diamond pieces on Nov. 11 in Geneva for Sarah Brightman, who was given them as a gift in 1987 by her then-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber to celebrate the Broadway success of “The Phantom of the Opera.” Brightman, a soprano, starred in the musical.

The pieces, made in the 1950s, were owned formerly by Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor and wife of King Edward VIII, who abdicated the British throne so that he could marry the twice-divorced American.

“The jewels have brought immense joy to Ms. Brightman, who would now like to release them to new splendor in order for others to appreciate them as she did,” the auction house said. She will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, which awards performing arts scholarships.

Cartier introduced the tiger motif in its jewelry design in 1928, Christie’s said. Vintage jewelry once owned by 20th century style icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Simpson often fetch higher prices at auction.

UPDATE November 12, 2014 • Bloomberg News : Christie’s sold the tiger-shaped Cartier set for $3.2 million.


TIGER CARTIER

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Monday 09 February, 2015 - 07:00 AM EST

ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE

Organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Rolex Yacht Race

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race begins at 1 pm on 26 December when over 100 sailboats cross the starting line in Sydney Harbour.
Two yachts with a shared history claimed the main prizes at a memorable 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Driven by facing her most fearsome opponent in years, Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI made history by claiming a record-breaking eighth line honours victory. Some 29 hours later, Oatley’s original Wild Oats arrived in Hobart with a corrected time finish that would ensure overall victory and the coveted Tattersall’s Cup trophy. Oatley’s former boat, the 43-ft Wild Rose, owned and skippered by his friend Roger Hickman, secured her second victory in the race, 21 years after the first.



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