Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 271
NY Yankees 1952 World Champions Gift to Joe Dimaggio Wittnauer Watch Co., New York. Presented to Joe DiMaggio in celebration of the 1952 World Championship of the New York Yankees. Fine, silver nickel-plated pocket watch. Accompanied by the original fitted box, a Letter of Provenance and the original Yankees Christmas card from Dan Topping and Del Webb.
c. Two-body, solid, polished, wide bezel with opening for the winding crown, reeded edge, case back engraved: World Champions, The Yankee Logo, New York Yankees 1952 (and initials) J.P.D (Joe Paul DiMaggio). d. Matte silver with applied 8 round indexes and printed Arabic quarters, subsidiary seconds dial. White gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 10 S, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel flat balance spring. Dial and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 9 mm. From the Joe DiMaggio Collection
Estimate: 3,000 USD - 5,000 USD
Estimate: 3,000 CHF - 5,000 CHF
Estimate: 2,200 EUR - 3,500 EUR
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C 3 D 2-01 M 2** AA
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Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 March 8, 1999) An American baseball player who played centerfield for the New York Yankees, was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955.His two brothers, Vince and Dom, also became major league center fielders. A 3-time MVP winner and a 13-time All-Star, DiMaggio was the only player to be selected for the All-Star Game in every season he played. During the thirteen years of his career, the Yankees won ten pennants and nine world championships. When he retired, he had the fifth-most career home runs (361) and sixth-highest slugging percentage (.579) in history. DiMaggio is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15July 16, 1941); his record still stands.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
08-12-2010
Sold including buyer's premium:
6,250 USD