Important Collectors' Wristwtches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
LOT 253
Corum, Meteorite Peary, No. 104, Ref. 71.450.70. Made in the 1990s. Very fine, rare and interesting, self-winding, water-resistant, platinum wristwatch with meteorite dial, date and moon phases and a stainless steel Corum buckle.
C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, hooded lugs with 2 blue enamel medallions, engraved case back with 6 screws. D. Meteorite, outer blue date ring, aperture for the moon phases. White gold "dauphine" hands. M. Cal. 888, rhodium-plated, "fausses ctes" decoration, 33 jewels, straightline lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 4 positions, self-compensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 9 mm.
Estimate: 4,000 USD - 6,000 USD
Estimate: 3,000 EUR - 4,500 EUR
Grading system

C 3-55 D 2-01 M 3* AA
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The dial of this watch comes from a meteorite found by Robert E. Peary in 1894 and is of cosmic origin. Scientific classification: coarse octahedrite 1,8 mm. Impact point: 764' N., and 6458' W. in Cape York, Greenland. Robert Edwin Peary (1856-1920) was an American admiral and explorer, born in Cresson Springs, Pennsylvania. He made 8 Arctic voyages to the Greenland coast, arriving on the East coast in 1891-1892 by crossing the ice. In 1909, he led the first expedition to the North Pole, though his achievement was disputed by his fellow-explorer Frederick Cook, who claimed to have reached the Pole in 1908, a claim generally discredited.
Important Collectors' Wristwtches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
26-09-2007
Sold including buyer's premium:
4,720 USD