Timeless Beauty: Spectacular Wristwatches
LOT 239
Officine Panerai Firenze, "Marina Militare". Produced in the 1950s. Extremely rare set of five very rare military diving instruments: wristwatch, compass, depth gauge, Morse code device and diving knife, made for the Italian Navy Commandos. 1. Fine and rare, large, water-resistant, stainless steel diving wristwatch, with original water-repellent leather band and buckle.
C. Three-body, polished, screwed-down case back, security levers for water-tightness of the winding-crown, straight lugs. D. Black with tritium-coated Arabic numerals and indexes. tritium-coated "Baton" hands.M. Cal. UT 285, 16''', gilt brass, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating flat balance-spring.Dial and case signed.2. Officine Panerai: diver,s stainless steel wrist compass with liquid, with original water repellent leather band and steel buckle. Portable instrument, usable on land as well as for diving, day and night, without any external lighting. It is made of an amagnetic stainless steel base, on which is soldered a robust transparent monoblock plexiglass case with luminous index. The magnetic dial is immersed in a water-line and shock-absorber liquid with radium-coated indications in relief.Dim. 70 x 56 mm.3. Officine Panerai: stainless steel depth gauge down to 16 meters, No. 175, with original water repellent leather band and steel buckle. D. Black with tritium-coated indexes and Arabic numerals by scale of 2 meters. Tritium-coated plexiglas "Bton" hand.Diam. 69 mm. Height 38,5 mm.4. "Officine Panerai" G.P.F. No 3002. Green rubber morse signal-system.Diam. 59 mm. Length 160 mm.5. Stainless steel and black baklite diving knife with a serrated wide blade at one end and an adjustablespanner at the other hand. Accompanied by a black rubber holster.Dim. 71 x 240 mm.Dim. 68 x 68 mm. Height 19 mm.
Estimate: 45,000 CHF - 55,000 CHF
Estimate: 30,000 EUR - 35,000 EUR
Estimate: 35,000 USD - 45,000 USD
Grading system

C 4 - 6 D 4 - 5 - 6 - 01 M 4*
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Timeless Beauty: Spectacular Wristwatches
24-10-2004
Sold including buyer's premium:
100,050 CHF