Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers takes great pride in providing our customers with a premium customer service experience and Barrie’s finest selection of watches, diamond and gemstone settings, including jewellery in platinum, white and yellow gold. Our in house custom jewellery designs range from engagement rings and wedding rings to diamond pendants and earrings. In addition, we are continuously updating our estate jewellery collection which includes watches by Rolex, Tag Heuer, Cartier and Breitling as well as many other premium brands.
Our on-site gemologist and goldsmith designers are highly knowledgeable and are available to share their years of experience with you. They will answer any questions you have about your existing piece or will assist you in finding or designing that unique gift.
Let us earn your trust. We have been doing that with our customers from the Barrie and surrounding area for the past 60 years and with the recent expansion of our on-line offerings, we are excited to be building customer loyalty all over Canada and the United States.
Florence Italy has a long rich history of art, fashion and design. From Michelangelo’s David, the Basilica of San Lorenzo to the headquarters of fashion icon Gucci, Florence was at the centre of Italian renaissance. Giovanni Panerai (born 1825) watchmaker opened up Officine Panerai in Florence in 1860 and soon became an authorized dealer for some of the world’s most important watch brands including Rolex, Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe. Although it achieved significant retail success, two things happened that altered the course of what was a great retailer/service center into the luxury brand it is today. The first was in 1900 when his grandson Guido Panerai signed the contract to become the official supplier of wristwatches and precision instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. Then in 1916 when Panerai invented Radiomir, a radium-based powder giving luminosity to dials and sighting instruments. Although Panerai no longer use radioactive radium for their watches they’re still quite luminous in the dark. After a request from the Italian Navy for a waterproof watch that kept excellent time and was easy to read under water, Panerai began working with Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf developing the worlds first tool dive watch. The prototype Radiomir was released in 1936. Our latest estate watch is the modeled after the originals and the first civilian Luminor models that debuted in the 1990s. The glossy white dial with black Arabic full markers distinguishes with a unique look. Many times we’ve mentioned the appeal of a “less in more” watch. The PAM114 takes the design to its most basic concept. Just two hands are used with a full minute track and complete hour markers, all executed in striking black paint so think it actually has height. The case is also completely high polished giving it a slightly more dressy look. Before 1993 Luminor watches were strictly sold to military forces. Although the watch takes its styling cues from the original cushion shaped design of the 30s and features an old fashion hand wind movement originating in the 1950s it’s big on modern capability. The patented crown lock trigger mechanism helps keep things water resistant to 300 meters and traces its origins to a 1956 Panerai patent. The slightly domes synthetic sapphire crystal offers excellent optics and superior hardness over glass and the entire 44mm case is constructed from super resistany 916L stainless steel. Here’s your chance to own a piece of dive watch history with this great example. Due to their smaller production numbers these don’t come around very often, and not in such excellent original condition. It comes with the original leather strap but also with the original alternate rubber strap with changing tool. The previous owner also purchased 2 high quality custom made brown leather straps from The Strap Smith in Montana USA. Included with the watch is the original screwdriver allowing easy strap removal/installation with large threaded pins (no tricky spring bars). All the papers are in the box which is in pristine condition. The watch comes with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $5,299.00 CAD. Stock #e12431.
Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers have won the Barrie Advance Readers Choice for 2018 as Barrie’s favourite jewellery store!
Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers have won the Barrie Examiners Best Of Barrie Award for 2017! Thank you to the community for supporting us over the past 60 years.
We are always looking to buy your estate pieces including brands such as Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Tag Heuer, along with gold and diamond jewellery.
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