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On 1st July, the auction house Sant'Agostino will hesitate the first of two auctions dedicated to the world of wristwatches available in various types and shapes, to satisfy the interest of the most refined collectors. The 104-batch catalog presents an extraordinary variety of men's and women's watches, ranging from the most well-known and sought-after brands.

Of the Rolex maison, the splendid "Prince", ref. 1490, 30s, extremely rare watch, in 10 Kt yellow gold in excellent condition. Remaining in the world of the historian we remember the Breguet chronograph "Type XX, Flyback", used by the French air force, equipped with "retour en vol" (Flayback). Noteworthy is the extremely rare Universal Cairelli cp2, and the great classic the splendid IWC Portuguese chronograph. It is possible to participate in the auction through the website, the telephone, the written offer or by coming to the room, by reservation only.

205   ROLEX

Mod. "Prince", ref. 1490, year 1030'
Diam. 22x36 mm
Rectangular case, 10kt yellow gold; silver-plated dial with Arabic numerals and 6 minuterie. Very rare dial with red "Chronometer" writing. Original gold-plated buckle.
Manual winding movement caliber 1180.

Buy it Now € 4.000


Cronograph "Type XX, Flyback", year 1960s
Diam. 38 mm
Steel case; black dial with Arabic numerals ; small seconds counter hands at 9; minutes to 3.
Rare watch in use by the French Air Force, equipped with "retour en vol" (Flayback) which allows you to stop the chronograph by resetting it and restarting it with the simple press of the button at the bottom.
Case back bearing the initials "CEV" or "Center d'Essais en Vol"
Manual winding movement, caliber VLJOUX 222.


Cronografo, Mod. "CP-2",year 1960s
Diam. 42 mm
Steel case with screw back, bidirectional bezel; black dial with matte finish, with luminescent Arabic numerals; radial small minuterie; seconds counter at 9, 30 minutes at 3. Original buckle
Special customization for "A. Cairelli", official supplier of the Italian Ministry of Defense.
Manual winding movement, caliber 285 P
Complete with extract from the Universal archives.

Extremely rare watch.
Model was commissioned by the Italian armed forces to both Universal and Zenith.
The Universal model given the "FlyBack" function had a higher cost: which is why about 100 watches were ordered at Universal and 2000 at Zenith.

Exhibition From 3 to 30 June

Tel: (+39) 011.437.77.70
WhatsApp: (+39) 393.28.22.769

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Auction 165 - Wrist watches
Torino, 1 luglio 2020

Wrist watches

Hours 16:00 from lot 1 to lot 114
Exhibition From 3 to 30 June
Tel: (+39) 011.437.77.70
WhatsApp: (+39) 393.28.22.769