ROLEX


December 13, 2018

Rolex Oyster Date 34mm 15203 $7,500.00 CAD. e11817

In 1997 when this watch was new, men’s watch sizes were way smaller than they are today. Rolex bucked the trend to make anything larger than 40mm until 2009 and most of the core designs today still measure 34mm to 40mm. This excellent condition Oyster Date measures a comfortable 34mm. It’s a perfect size for the more slender gentleman or the lady who wants an iconic design that makes a statement. Classic 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel oyster case/bracelet are a look that’s defined the brand for around 75 years. Clean white dial with Arabic numbers and luminous plots make time interpretation a simple task. The Oyster case and bracelet are a contrast in highly polished 18 karat gold/stainless with a few brushed steel sections. The triple section Oyster link has always been the sporty bracelet choice. A smooth bezel that frames the scuff free synthetic sapphire crystal is the sporty choice compared to the fluted option. As the collector Rolex market continues to see growth, the pure sport professional models are pricing themselves out of reach for many. Good condition Submariners, GMTs and Explorers are pushing 5 figures and discontinued models are well beyond that. Sporty Oyster Date and Datejust models are beginning to see new interest especially with our female clients. These watches look super sexy on the female wrist. For a 20 plus year old watch this one could practically pass for new. Hardly a scratch or scuff to be found anywhere. The bracelet and buckle are crisp and tight showing little to no stretch and sag. This particular Oyster Date 34 has had only one previous owner who took great care of it while he owned it. It comes accompanied by everything originally supplied by the factory. Inner/outer boxes, instructions, endorsed paperwork by an Ontario authorized Rolex agent, plastic chronometer hang tag, calendar etc. In 2005 the watch was factory serviced by Rolex. The full details of this service also come included with purchase. The Rolex Date is just about the perfect watch for everyday use. Easy to wear, easy to read with the added function of a gently sweeping second hand and magnified calendar display. Working great and keeping good time this watch is accompanied by a no charge 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $7,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10817.

 


December 7, 2018

Rolex Oyster Perpetual custom diamond bezel & dial 67193 $5,700.00 CAD. e11527

If there was an 11th commandment it might read something like this; “thou shalt not modify”; from classic cars, antique furniture to collector coins. Once you start to customize to an individual taste, refinish or even clean and polish, be prepared to keep it forever or to sell it for a significant discount compared to an original example. Buying a Rolex with factory installed diamonds on the dial and bezel adds $12,200.00 to the current cost of a 28mm Datejust model. You can get a custom jeweller to do it for a fraction of that. Rolex diamonds and installation are pretty much perfect and they’re not shy about charging a premium for the privilege of buying their diamonds. The aftermarket can be fraught with perils of poor quality/workmanship and even gold plated bezels pretending to be 18 karat. The custom diamond bezel and dial combination on this watch is a little different. The original owner had Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers perform the modification using products from Time Delay Texas. The quality of their diamonds, while not quite the Rolex standard VVS-DEF, are a very nice SI1-GH. High quality diamonds and excellent workmanship makes it very difficult to distinguish them from the factory originals. For a Time Delay full bezel/dial diamond treatment the cost is only around $2,500.00 including installation. With such a difference in price it’s easy to make a case for high quality custom dials and bezels. The original 18 karat fluted bezel comes with purchase watch should you ever decide to make it look more original. The rest of the watch is pretty standard stuff. Classic jubilee 18 karat and steel bracelet correctly date coded matching the S serial number watch from 1993. At 25mm case diameter the watch is perfect for the slender wrist. The watch was just vacuum tested with excellent results for water resistance. The only reason the watch was traded in to us was because the mature original owner was beginning to have difficulty reading the champagne dial. She traded for a similar Rolex but one with a larger 36mm case size. The full length bracelet is showing the expected amount of stretch for a 25 year old Rolex, but there is easily at least another 1/4 century of use left. This watch would make a great gift for someone looking for the classic fully dressed Rolex without having to spend waaaaaay north of 5 figures to do it. Original inner/outer box, green plastic serial number hang tag, wallet and bezel come with the watch. As with all of our estate watches a one year peace of mind Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for no charge. It’s a lot of sparkle for the estate price of just $5,700.00 CAD. Stock #e11527.

SOLD


December 6, 2018

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79230N $3,600.00 CAD. e11782

Box, papers and bill of sale. If ever there was a phrase that watch collectors love to hear, that would be it. Never polished and all original may be a close 2nd. One owner, locally purchased and still under factory warranty round out the desirable characteristics that this watch can boast about. Over the past few years Tudor have been re-establishing themselves with the introduction of the successful designs from past decades. The Heritage Black Bay is one of their most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, gold printing and the “snow flake” hour/second hand are familiar details to those who remember the original watches. This a serious diver watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The in house MT5602 manufactured 25 jewel automatic Swiss made movement is keeping excellent time. This proprietary mechanism comes standard with an extended 70 hour power reserve. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year extended warranty when the factory warranty expires in February of 2019. Inner/outer boxes, instructions, extra heavy black nylon strap that has never been worn are included with purchase. Model 79230N has a suggested retail price of $3425.00 USD. Thanks to our weak Canadian dollar it’s a little less expensive here dollar adjusted. Our like new model is estate priced at $3,600.00 CAD. Stock #e11782.


December 5, 2018

Rolex Oyster Date 26mm 6917 $3,400.00 CAD. e11763

Admission into the Rolex club will cost you $10,450.00 CAD if you like the look of this iconic design and you choose to buy a brand new one (model #279173). For that princely sum you get to have your name on the warranty card, a watch that is 2mm larger than this 26mm estate example, a contemporary synthetic sapphire crystal instead of plastic, a concealed buckle and some other very minor style differences along with some mechanical updates. The fact that this Rolex is 37 years old will come as a huge shock to almost anyone who looks at it. Rolex is more that just a watch manufacturer, they are an institution within the jewellery and luxury product industry. If you buy a Rolex you can be confident you’ll not need another watch in your lifetime. Many styles and trends come and go but a Rolex Oyster, Date, Datejust or Day-Date will stand the test of time like nothing else. These have been the most popular watches from the Geneva based company for over 70 years. Our latest estate example is in excellent condition showing much less wear than you’d expect. The champagne dial with solid 18 karat fluted bezel on 18 karat and steel jubilee bracelet has always been a best seller. Its neutral colour blends with any outfit and can be worn on any occasion. For almost 70% less compared to new it’s likely a better investment than buying a brand new one. You new car is going to depreciate more in a month or two than the cost of this watch. Working great and keeping good time with all functions operating as designed. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to include a complimentary one year warranty for the new owner. Estate priced at $3,400.00 CAD. Stock number e11763.


December 3, 2018

Tudor Black Bay Heritage 79220N with extra straps & buckles $5,250.00 CAD. e11798

e10215-tudor-balck-bay-79220n-001When the Tudor Black Bay series was released in 2012 it was obviously heavily inspired by the ever popular Tudor Submariners of the 1950s, featuring the beautiful contrasting snowflake hands. Initially only available in red then blue it’s design was so classic and perfectly executed it was honoured by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva in 2013. The highly anticipated Black Bay Black was released in the fall of 2015 and was available on either leather strap or metal bracelet. A few months after the release of the Black Bay Black there was an announcement in Baselworld 2016 that all Tudor Black Bay models would soon feature an in-house designed and manufactured movement. What’s interesting and noteworthy, is that would make the Black Bay Black with Tudor 2824 caliber available for sale for less than a year. The Tudor 2824 caliber movement is based on an ETA 2824 movement used by nearly every luxury watch brand. It’s a time tested (pun intended), trusted movement known for its precision and reliability. However, Tudor’s watchmaking expertise improved upon the ETA incabloc shock protection and regulation system making the movement more specific to the Black Bay. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is that the original Tudor Black Bay Black had the iconic Tudor Rose emblem on the dial above the name Tudor, whereas the new generation Black Bays with the in-house calibre feature the Tudor Shield. All ETA2824 Black Bay models come with an accessory cloth NATO style strap in addition to a metal bracelet or leather strap (but not both). One of the great things about our Black Bay Black is that it comes with all three bracelet/strap options. When it was initially purchased in March 2016, the watch came on a stainless steel bracelet. The original owner decided to purchase the distressed black leather strap with matching Tudor deployment buckle to have the option to change up the look. Metal, leather and cloth bracelets are all in very good condition. That is three unique looks for one watch. The watch is in very good condition showing some scuffs and scratches but remains in original unpolished condition.e10215-tudor-balck-bay-79220n-003 Keeping with the theme of an homage to vintage dive watches Tudor chose to use flat black dial with gold writing to be paired with gold plated snowflake hands and hour indices giving it a similar look to how early Submariners have aged. Heritage Black Bay Blacks were produced for less than one year making them far more rare than the red or blue bezel versions. Its short production run will surely lead to an increase in value over time and will solidify a place in the horilogical annals. Comes complete with inner/outer boxes, accessories, booklets, hang tag and a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. The previous owner even kept the white cardboard sleeve showing the correct serial number on the outside sticker. You’re not likely to find a more complete example than this one. Estate priced at $5,250.00 CAD. Stock #e11798.e10215-tudor-balck-bay-79220n-002

 


Oyster CentreGraph 3478 *RARE* $1,500.00 CAD. e9320

Rolex Oyster 3478.1 Centre GraphToday we take a water resistant sport watch for granted. You’d think nothing of diving in a swimming pool with your modern sport watch. Back in the early days of men’s wrist watches nothing was as resistant to water, moisture and dust as a Rolex Oyster cased watch. The screwed on case back, screw down crown and tension fit crystal set the standard close to 90 years ago. Even today Rolex still use this same formula in every one of their oyster style watches. International patents protected Rolex from imitators allowing market exclusivity for many years. Their reputation for extremely durable and accurate watches exploded after the introduction of the oyster case. Dating from approximately 1942 our 29mm stainless steel model 3478 has a very rare version of the Centre Graph dial. In addition to the red 24 hour track the dial has a beautiful gold chapter ring that separates the minutes from the hours.Rolex Oyster 3478 Centre Graph Powering this little watch is the venerable Rolex calibre 59. A robust movement manufactured to a very high standard with an excellent finish designed to last many decades under any wearing condition. It’s working great and keeping good time and comes with a one year warranty.Rolex 3478 calibre 59 e9320 Many of these watches saw service in the second world war where the 24 hour dial with Arabic numbers made time interpretation quick and simple. The original crown recently had to be replaced with a generic substitute but is included with purchase. It could possibly be re-used but will be unable to thread into the case. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,500.00. CAD. Stock #e9320.

 


December 2, 2018

Rolex Air-King-Date 5701 $8,500.00 CAD. e11528

Vintage Rolex watches are hot commodities. It’s not unusual for rare and desirable examples to sell for 6 or even 7 figures. The prices have definitely seen large increases over the past few years. This Rolex Air-King-Date on its own is an unusual model as it was only sold in commonwealth countries. The rest of the world had to make do without the calendar feature on their Air-Kings. Beside the amazing condition of this 1972 example it’s the completeness of the package that will really get the Rolex collector excited. Any single component of the kit has significant value. The case back 5701 foil sticker, the 30 page Rolex booklet outlining Rolex’ achievements to date, perfect condition inner box with outer box, dated warranty card and plastic folder. All of these individual parts if acquired separately would cost a few thousand dollars. To our knowledge the watch is completely original. It also comes with service papers from 1993 through Humbertown Jewellers Toronto. Overall condition is second to none, especially for a watch that is 46 years old. Perfect condition champagne dial, crisp sharp fluted yellow gold bezel, tight folded link bracelet (date coded 1971), strong relief in the frogs toes Rolex logo on buckle and even the threaded crown turns 450 degrees before popping out. This watch is a bit of a time capsule of originality. A quick vacuum test for water resistance revealed no leaks, the vintage oyster case performed like it was brand new. $8500.00 for a champagne dialed Air-King-Date may be at the top of the price range but you’re not going to find a better condition and more complete example anywhere. The two tone Oyster bracelet is missing a couple links, they are not too difficult to find online if you need a little extra length. Keeping good time and ready for the next 4 decades of use with the occasional service. Including everything described and a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $8,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11528.


Tudor oyster 7904 $1,800.00 CAD. e9218

e9218 Tudor 7904Tudor watches have been manufactured by Rolex since just after the second world war as an alternative to their more costly namesake models. After WWII wrist watches for men were becoming very popular. The founder of Rolex (Hans Wilsdorf) never missing an marketing opportunity realized the need for a sturdy reliable timekeeper with a lower price. Some of the cases and bracelets were even labeled Rolex which certainly helped acceptance of the new entry level offering. Model 7904 is one of the earlier examples showing serial number 108163 placing its production in the early 1950s. A stainless steel oyster case is perhaps the most iconic watch design ever invented. Its threaded case back and crown insure water resistance levels like no other watch that came before.e9218.1 Tudor 7904 Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers just treated the watch to a complete technical revision including full disassembly, cleaning and lubricating of the 17 jewel calibre 1182 movement. A brand new original specification Tudor/Rolex crystal, case tube and case gasket finish off the maintenance. These high quality 17 jewel hand wind movements are surprisingly accurate and reliable; often spanning 10 years or more between cleanings.e9218.2 Tudor 7904 A lovely silver dial with arrowhead hour markers, Arabic 3,6,9 and 12 give the face an early Rolex Explorer look. Made in much smaller numbers than their more expensive Rolex cousins they are actually more difficult to find. The original small Tudor rose logo is a very subtle finishing touch completing the very good condition dial. At 34mm diameter it’s smaller than many current watches but the size is very comfortable to wear and the lack of thick bezel makes it look a little bigger. Including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty and brand new Hirsch black leather strap this collectible Tudor is estate priced at $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e9218.


December 1, 2018

Rolex Explorer II 40mm 16570 on jubilee bracelet $6,390.00 CAD. e11757

It’s always refreshing to see a professional Rolex model with the more dressy Jubilee style bracelet. Even Rolex must agree as they recently introduced a GMT Master II on this same style bracelet after decades of only offering the Oyster design. At some point in time a previous owner exchanged bracelets and we’re happy to have it as part of our estate collection. The Jubilee bracelet is more comfy than the oyster, doesn’t show scratches as much and is infinitely more flexible. This example is showing a fair amount of stretch but that makes it even more comfortable. The watch comes with two Rolex service receipts from 2003 and 2007 along with two polishing cloths and Rolex box. Our latest Explorer II 16570 dates from 1990 according to its E serial number making it an early example from the series. The glossy black dial with tritium dial markers and hands are look original to the watch and are in great shape. Overall condition is well worn showing wear and tear appropriate for a professional watch such as this. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $6,390.00 CAD. Stock #e11757.


Rolex Oyster Chronometer 1005 34mm $2,995.00 CAD. e11792

It’s not difficult to get into the Rolex market for under $3,000.00. What is difficult is finding an Oyster perpetual model. This one gives you some added luxury details like hands, dial markers and fluted bezel that are all made from solid 14 karat yellow gold. For watch nerds like me it’s what’s inside the Oyster case that’s so enticing for this price. Not only is the Rolex calibre 1570 a completely in house developed and manufactured movement, it’s a self winding certified chronometer. Chronometers are among the most accurate wristwatches available. Engineering such a small mechanical device to run better than 99.99% accurate per day is no small task. Consider what a watch is exposed to on a daily basis while being worn; 100s of position changes, constant acceleration/deceleration forces, temperature changes, changes in spring tension as the watch powers down at night while you sleep. Even with all these forces acting on the tiny components, a certified chronometer must keep accurate time within plus 6 to minus 4 seconds per day every day. The 26 jewel movement inside the 34mm oyster case was independently tested and certified to do just this way back in 1972. It’s a remarkable thing that this reliable movement was used by Rolex from the early 1970 right through the late 1980s. What’s also remarkable is just how timeless a Rolex Oyster watch is. The classic good looks are appropriate on the wrist of anyone today despite the fact this watch is 46 years old. We’ve installed a brand new 20mm brown Hirsch strap that blends well with the light champagne dial. The watch is running great and ready to be proudly worn by the next owner for the next 1/2 century. Included with purchase is a complimentary one year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by abuse or moisture damage. Estate priced at $2,990.00 CAD. Stock #e11792.


November 28, 2018

Rolex Explorer 214270 full lume $7,990.00 CAD. e11790.

Another classic Rolex that debuted in the 1950s. The Rolex Explorer got its name after Sir Edmund Hillary wore one on his quest to be the first person to successfully climb to the top of Mount Everest. Ever since it has been a top choice for adventurous people who want the ultimate in absolute functional time keeping. Crafted in Switzerland by Rolex using very expensive 904L stainless steel containing molybdenum. This exotic element makes the Explorer extra resistant to corrosive salt water and other types of chemical exposure. Rolex say the “Chromalight” treatment on the hands and hour markers glow brightly twice as long as standard luminous materials. The Arabic 3, 6 and 9 add to the clear clean functional nature of this watch. In the last few years Rolex upgraded the dial treatment to include adding luminous material to the Arabic numbers where previously they were just polished 18 karat white gold. In the daylight they look almost identical but when the light goes out it’s a completely different watch. The full glow dial models are in much greater demand and show up far less often for resale. This is the first full glow version to show up in our estate department. Purchased new in Canada  May 2017 from an authorized Ontario Rolex agent. It was previously owned by a collector who recently moved on to something different. Worn with pride for only about 18 months the watch shows the usual scuffs and scratches associated with daily use. It has never been refinished or polished in any way, retaining its crisp sharp edges on all surfaces. We can refinish it to like in new condition if the new owner desires. At 39mm diameter the Explorer is not one of those jumbo watches you can’t fit under a shirt cuff. It’s a comfortable size that looks a little bigger than 39mm due to the large uncluttered dial. Screw down crown and case back keep this watch watertight to a depth of 300 feet. The factory warranty expires in the spring of 2022. Rolex has a suggested retail price of $6,550.00 US dollars for the Explorer 214270 but they’re almost impossible to find at authorized agents. As with most popular Rolex models there are long waiting lists in Canada to get one. Including inner/outer boxes, cardboard sleeve, warranty card, instructions, hang tags and even the original bill of sale  etc. the watch is estate priced at $7,990.00 CAD. Stock #e11790.


November 23, 2018

Tudor Black Bay Black 79220N with 2 extra straps $5,275.00 CAD. e11581

When the Tudor Heritage Black Bay was released in 2012 it was obviously heavily inspired by the ever popular Tudor Submariners of the 1950s. It featured beautiful contrasting snowflake hands over a flat black dial. Initially only available with a burgundy/red bezel and later offered in blue. The design and look was so classic, so perfectly executed that it was honored by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva in 2013. The highly anticipated Black Bay Black was released in the fall of 2015 and was available on either distressed leather strap or metal bracelet. Our latest estate example has both along with the correct Tudor deployment stainless steel buckle.  The previous owner purchased the strap/buckle in the fall of 2018 and is in hardly worn condition. A few months after the release of the Black Bay Black there was an announcement at Baselworld 2016 that all Tudor Black Bay models would soon feature an in-house manufactured movement. What’s interesting and noteworthy is, the Black Bay Black with Tudor 2824 caliber was available for sale for less than a year and much more rare than the red or blue models. The Tudor 2824 caliber movement is based on the ETA 2824 movement used by many high end luxury watch brands. It’s a time tested (pun intended), trusted movement known for its precision and reliability. Tudor’s watchmaking expertise improved upon the basic ETA 2824 incabloc shock protection and regulation system making the movement more specific to the Black Bay. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is; the original Tudor Black Bay Black has the traditional Tudor Rose emblem on the dial above the name Tudor, whereas the new generation “in house” calibre Black Bay feature the Tudor Shield logo.All Heritage Black Bay models from 2012-2016 came with a factory supplied nylon NATO style strap in addition to the leather or steel bracelet whereas the latest version comes with only metal bracelet or strap, but not both. The great thing about our estate Black Bay Black is the fact that it was only occasionally worn with the stainless steel Oyster style bracelet leaving the factory supplied accessory black nylon strap untouched in its protective plastic sleeve. The watch was purchased brand new in Toronto in December 2015 and comes with its original bill of sale from Royal De Versailles. They say hindsight is 20/20 and I have to agree. Many of the rare and unusual Rolex and Tudor watches we’ve sold over the last few years have seen substantial price increases. I’m sure this Black Bay Black will see similar price appreciation over time being such a short production run model. They already sell for a significant premium compared to the red and blue when they occasionally show up on the secondary market. If you’re going to collect one, get the best around and this one is about as close to perfect as you’re likely to encounter. It still retains its original factory finish, it’s only ever been ultrasonically cleaned, never polished. It shows some scuffs and scratches on the case/bracelet but overall is in excellent condition. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year complimentary warranty. Comes with original inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card, nylon strap, plastic hang tag with serial/style number and even the original cardboard box sleeve. The Heritage Black Bay 79220N is one of the hottest watches on the market right now, if you want one DON’T WAIT this one will not last long! Estate priced at $5,275.00 CAD. Stock #e11581.

SOLD


Rolex Turn-O-Graph 16264 rare factory diamond dial $7,800.00 CAD. e8687

Talk about a watch ahead of its time. Someone was taking a real style leap back in 1993 when this watch was specially ordered from Rolex. The Datejust Turn-O-Graph sometimes known as the Thunderbird has been around since the 1950s but has never been a strong seller for Rolex, so even seeing one is a little unusual. Seeing one with a factory rose serti diamond dial could be a one of a kind. 20 years ago this watch would have had a very unusual look at a time when yellow gold and two tone designs were the norm. Today with ladies wearing larger watches the 36mm case looks right at home on a feminine wrist. The 37mm 18 karat white gold rotating timer bezel is the feature that makes the 16264 Turn-O-Graph watch different from the common Datejust models. After around 50 years of production these watches are no longer available from Rolex. The Thunderbird bezel Datejust always carried a premium price over the standard Datejust. A modern Datejust 116234 with a fixed white gold bezel and diamond dial has a retail price of $9,900.00 USD. Our example is in original condition. We haven’t refinished the case or polished the bracelet. Overall condition is pretty good, the 18 karat white gold bezel is showing some scuffs and dings that are to be expected from a 25 year old watch, but the light patina does not distract from the watch. Unusual too is the fact the watch comes complete with original wooden box, pillow, instructions, plastic tag with serial number, endorsed warranty card and all other paperwork.e8687.1 Rolex Turn-O-Graph Thunderbird 16264 Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $7,800.00 CAD. Stock #e8687.

 


November 20, 2018

Rolex Datejust 31 178273 $9,950.00 CAD. e8719

Hard to find 31mm Rolex Datejust. The larger sized ladies Oyster case is something many of our clients are looking for but seldom do we have one to offer. They don’t come in very often so if you like the traditional Roman numeral on glossy white dial with jubilee bracelet don’t wait around. This dial/bezel/bracelet combination is tasteful and timeless. No luminous markers anywhere, just highly polished 18 karat yellow gold Roman numerals and the traditional straight stick Rolex hands. The hands offer amazing legibility and contrast due to a sharp crease running their entire length along with a highly reflective perfect polish. Fitted with the optional and slightly more expensive Jubilee bracelet that suits the formal look a little better than the sportier and more masculine Oyster bracelet. Comes complete with the original box and paperwork from downtown Toronto Rolex authorized agent Royal De Versailles. The endorsed warranty card is dated September 2012. Even the original red plastic chronometer hang tag and green product code/serial number tag are included. The watch is in excellent original condition having never been polished or refinished in any way. A full compliment of adjustable links are supplied allowing total available length of just over 7.25 inches. When new model 178273 carried a suggested retail price of $9,700.00 USD. Including Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year in house warranty estate priced at $9,950.00 CAD. Stock #e8719.

SOLD


Tudor Glamour 57000 42mm $2,720.00 CAD. e11357

e10202-tudor-glamour-57000-001Since 1946 the Tudor Watch Company (conceived by Hans Wilsdorf, Rolex founder) have created and marketed some truly iconic watches. The Tudor Oyster Prince, Tudor Chrono 7031 and even more recently the Black Bay and Pelagos have a large following. The Tudor Glamour Double Date is another watch whose subtle charm will make for a solid addition or beginning to anyone’s collection. The Double Date gets its name due thanks to its unusual date display. Usually the date is displayed with a single toothed disk that sits behind the dial with printed numbers 1-31. The date ring clicks over around midnight everyday revealing a new date. To display the date a small hole is cut out of the dial called the date aperture. On the Tudor Glamour Double Date the date display is much more complex. At the 12 o’clock position there is a dual aperture to display the two separate date wheels. One with the numbers 0-3 and the other with the numbers 0-9. These two wheels collaborate to display the date in a rather unique and aesthetically pleasing manner. The Tudor caliber 2892 powers this watch with modifications to allow the unique double date feature. Easy to set using its steel screw down crown emblazoned with the Tudor shield logo. Cut-out steel feuille hands have a skeletonized look to not hide the beautifully machined silver tone dial with a Tudor rose used to enhance and distinguish the small second counter at 6 o’clock. All the Tudor Glamour watches have a subtle double dome bezel and a low domed sapphire crystal chosen for its durability. The Double Date is paired with an original leather strap, original steel Tudor folding clasp and safety catch. Watch was purchased new December 2014 at Royal de Versailles Toronto. All original condition showing just a few minor scuffs on the case. Comes complete with box, papers, a like new extra Hirsch black leather strap and a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $2,720.00 CAD. Stock #e11357.

 

 


November 19, 2018

Rolex Submariner 168000 rare “triple 000” $9168.00 CAD. E11545

If you’re attracted to this watch because of the simple, purposeful classic look, you’ve got great taste. If you noticed it’s a “triple zero” Submariner you must be a Rolex collector and realize just how rare this one is. Or maybe you’re a Rolex collector and don’t know it yet. The Rolex 168000 is universally regarded as the rarest of all the modern Submariners. This is only our 2nd example that has ever been offered for sale. It’s a peculiar watch known as a transitional model. It exhibits features of the first calendar equipped Submariner 1680 plus characteristics of more recent examples. Sapphire crystals, glossy black dials with white gold hour marker plot frames are the most easily recognized updates compared to the original Submariner Date 1680. The 168000 is a Rolex anomaly; a bit of a factory Frankenstein. The 6 digit model designation was a Rolex first; it took 13 years before the second 6 digit model made an appearance. A watch that Rolex itself really doesn’t recognize in any official literature (at least that I can source). What makes the 168000 so rare? It’s the first Rolex to be made from 904L grade stainless steel yet still used the old 3035 movement from the 16800. Previous Submariners used the more pedestrian 316l stainless steel. It seems to me that Rolex didn’t quite have their timing (pun intended) quite right in terms of movement/case production. The new updated 904L grade steel case was ready to go for the yet to be released Submariner 16610 that debuted in 1988. Either the new 3135 movement wasn’t ready or they had lots of the older calibre 3035 leftover. I suspect the latter. As a result the 168000 was created to distinguish the old movement/new case watches. Rolex simply added that special extra 0 between the lugs so they could internally keep track of what was what. You’ll also notice that extra zero isn’t even centered making it seem even more like an afterthought. It didn’t take very long to consume the supply of old movements. Most sources speculate that they were used up within 6 months to 1 year. All the examples I’ve seen are “R” serial numbers dating them to 1987. A one year model run is very small for Rolex; the later 16610 model existed for over 20 years. Overall finish and wear looks appropriate for a 31 year old watch. The bracelet is in remarkable condition considering it is over 30 years old according to its MA date code (1988) on the buckle. It exhibits almost no stretch and practically no sag. Sleuthing out the cryptic world of vintage Rolex watches is almost as fun as finding that elusive vintage piece. Keep in mind that Rolex is a very secretive company that has made many millions of watches over the years. The vast numbers of examples in the world make it by far the most collected brand. Rolex doesn’t endorse any independent website opinions including ours, so do your homework. Have some fun learning about the most famous watch brand in the world. Whether you consider that little extra number significant or not, this watch has a great story and it’s a very rare bit of Rolex history. At some point in time the watch must have gone into Rolex for some service. The original tritium dial has been replaced with a luminova service replacement dial. The synthetic sapphire is in suspiciously perfect condition leading us to speculate it has been replaced. Some strong magnification reveals a laser etched Rolex logo just below the 6:00 o’clock hour marker confirming recent factory replacement. At this point it’s safe to assume the hands and bezel insert are factory service replacement items too as their colour and luminous characteristics all perfectly match. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $9168.00 CAD. Stock #e11545.


November 18, 2018

Rolex Submariner tropical dial 16803 (1 owner) $16,803.00 CAD. e11555

Not exactly a 5 star rarity, but certainly uncommon to say the least. This is only the 3rd transition model Submariner that we remember and this one is by far the most desirable. Externally it looks exactly like the very common 20 year model run 16613 but its equipped with the older calibre 3035 movement from the previous generation plastic crystal 200 meter Submariners. The transition model 16803 was only made for 3 or 4 years making them far less common and ultimately more collectible. The 8.4 million serial number places a production date on this example to 1984 making it an early transition model. 16803 Submariners were the first to be made from 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel. They were also the first to feature a synthetic sapphire crystal compared to the previous plastic. For a 34 year old watch this one looks fantastic, showing very little wear. I really love these old anodized aluminum bezel Subs but the tropical dial is what makes this specific example so interesting. The navy blue hue is a colour I’ve never seen on any Submariner before. The original royal blue colour dial has somehow shifted to this less saturated more grayed out navy. Colour shifting dials are an anomaly that isn’t fully understood but it definitely occurs with some vintage Rolex. Black dials can turn a chocolate brown colour, royal blue can shift more to the violet end of  the spectrum. The violet Submariners are fairly common but this navy colour is a first for us and I love it. There are even sections of the dial where some gold is beginning to appear. This is a rare one owner example complete with the original bill of sale from Hong Kong (January 1985). It was carefully worn by the 1 mature owner for 20 years until requiring service in the spring of 2005. Local area Rolex authorized agents D.C. Taylor in Collingwood sent it to Rolex Canada for routine maintenance. The automatic movement was fully cleaned, lubricated, regulated and the case was lightly refinished and polished to look new. After its first and only service the watch was put away in the box and left for the next 13 years until it was traded in to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. I’m temped to keep this one for myself as it could easily be the first and last transition tropical blue we ever see. The original dial is showing some tan patina on the luminous tritium hour markers and hands appropriate given the age. Perfect raised gold text on that beautiful blue dial is worth a closeup picture. The stainless steel/18 karat yellow gold case still shows excellent detail with thick lugs and perfect sharp beveled edges. The factory bezel and insert still display the correct finish and details that are often overlooked.The 93153/493 bracelet is original to the watch as the date coded buckle places production to mid 1984. There is very little stretch or sag especially considering the age. Even the frog toes Rolex logo on the buckle shows little evidence of flattening.The old 27 jewel 3035 is running great easily conforming to the certified chronometer dial designation for accuracy. The watch will be delivered with a full one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. A traditional size 40mm Submariner is very comfortable for most men. It’s considered the Goldilocks size for a sport watch; not too big and not too small, it’s juuuuust right. Comes complete with original Hong Kong bill of sale, endorsed factory paperwork, service papers from Rolex Canada 2005, service box, polishing cloth and miscellaneous documents. Estate priced at $16,803.00 CAD. Stock #e11555.

SOLD


November 17, 2018

Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph 116261 18kt. rose gold/steel $10,400.00 CAD. e11739

The original do it all luxury watch is the Rolex Turn-O-Graph model 116261. Need a dressy watch for a special occasion the beautiful black dial, highly polished case with 18 karat rose gold bezel and bracelet links make the right statement. Going out on the boat, the 36mm oyster case is water tested to 300 feet. The two way rotating timer bezel is extremely useful as a quick reference for timing any event lasting up to 60 minutes. As an everyday tool watch the Turn-O-Graph excels, sapphire crystal, Oyster bracelet with 5.0mm quick extension integrated into mechanical clasp, luminous hands/markers, calendar, sapphire crystal, date magnifier and large red second hand. This example was originally purchased in Toronto June 2005. It comes complete with box, warranty chronometer certificate and other paperwork. This watch looks like new showing little to no evidence of wear. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers just completed its first service since the original and only owner purchased it brand new. Discontinued a few years ago this watch is no longer available. The last suggested retail price for the rose gold and steel Turn-O-Graph was $10,700.00 USD. Including Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $10,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11261.

SOLD


November 16, 2018

Rolex Datejust 36 16233 rare pyramid dial $7500.00 CAD. e11586

Any Rolex is a desirable thing even if it’s a relatively common model. One could argue there really is no such thing as a rare modern Rolex since the company has been producing over 1 million watches per year since the 1990s. Datejust 16233 is a model we’ve seen many times at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but this one is just a little more unique. The “P” serial number places the production around 2000, nothing too rare about that. What’s interesting is the perfect, blemish free silver/ivory pyramid dial. This dial is seldom encountered. Most examples of this watch come with a champagne or silver face. The pyramid name comes from the subtle repeating pattern that almost looks like well crafted quilt. The effect is very difficult to capture in a photograph. Polished Roman numerals and hour markers made from solid 18 karat yellow gold add a sophisticated finishing touch. The condition is good but not a perfect 10. The bracelet is exhibiting some horizontal sag and a bit of stretch but is still good for many decades of use. The synthetic sapphire crystal while completely scratch free does show 2 small nicks along the sharp edge. Small chips like this are very common as the crystal on these watches sit a little higher than the locking bezel. The low contrast light coloured dial and the location make the small imperfection almost invisible. A 36mm 18 karat and stainless steel Datejust model is still offered today with a retail price of $10,900.00 USD. Sadly though if you want one with the attractive pyramid dial it’s no longer available. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $7,500.00 CAD. Stock #e9522.


Rolex Milgauss 116400 $7,885.00 CAD. e11305

If you have the means Rolex make a watch for every man and every woman. Traditional Rolex watches are robustly made from the best components available and are considered the most reliable of any Swiss made watch. The basic styles are suitable for almost any activity you may subject them to. There are however a few watches within the Rolex model line that have been engineered for use during some very specialized tasks. These models are known within Rolex circles as the professionals. The Sea-Dweller comes to mind as a purpose built professional diving tool that is water tight to depths of 12800 feet and comes with an automatic helium escape valve. Our featured professional Rolex is the Milgauss. The Milgauss is perhaps an even more specialized piece of equipment. The original model was introduced in 1956 as an answer to problems encountered when mechanical watches were exposed to strong magnetic fields. The introduction of the Milgauss allowed scientists to wear a watch while working in strong magnetic fields. Without magnetic protection performing your job in extremely strong magnetic fields would render a regular watch useless or unreliable at best. Rolex have gone to extraordinary measures in order to protect the calibre 3131 from the affects of magnetism. A special inner shield contained within the 40mm oyster case is made from a proprietary Rolex blend of metals that keeps the movement running well within chronometer specification even under extreme magnetic field conditions. Our example is a very early issue from 2007, purchased in Canada at an authorized Rolex in January 2008. It has been well taken care of during the last decade and looks like new. Only a few light scratches can be seen on the case, bracelet and case back. The flat black (actually charcoal colour) dial with contrasting orange highlights makes a very striking presentation and that orange lightning bolt second hand has got to be the coolest detail ever. A complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty comes included along with all the inner/outer boxes, instructions and warranty card. Estate priced at $7,885.00 CAD. Stock #e11305.

 


November 15, 2018

Ladies Rolex Oyster Date 79160 new old stock $5190.00 CAD. e11492

Mint condition, like new, excellent shape, hardly used are phrases used to describe everything from a classic car to a previously enjoyed ping pong table. Sometimes the description is accurate but many times it’s slightly or completely exaggerated. In this case that description is completely appropriate except the hardly used part. This lady’s Rolex Oyster Date has never been worn. It’s new old stock dating back to 2004. The watch is as delivered the day it came out of the Geneva Switzerland factory 14 years ago. Not only is the green sticker still on the case back, the case edge stickers and buckle sticker protecting the bracelet link is still in place. It’s hard to believe that such a classic combination of white Roman dial with the sporty Oyster bracelet made it so long without being worn. It’s a casual look for the woman who isn’t interested in the largest size fashion watch that will quickly become yesterdays news. A glossy white dial always looks clean and fresh. Solid 18 karat white gold applied hour markers and hands are quite legible. The perfectly polished dial components are extremely reflective adding to the luxury look that made Rolex the world’s number 1 watch brand. The comfortable 26mm case size was the Rolex standard for many decades until recently being replaced with a 28mm size that is currently priced at $7250.00 CAD. Comes complete with its original Rolex inner and outer box also in perfect condition. Despite being new Rolex will not honor the factory warranty but you can be confident Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will. Not only will we match the 2 year factory warranty, we will perform the first overhaul for no charge at any point in the future. If you missed your chance getting Oyster Date 26 when available here’s your opportunity to get a perfect new old stock example. Estate priced at $5190.00 CAD. Stock #e11492.

SOLD


Rolex Day-Date President 18038 $17,500.00 CAD. e11478

Anybody got an extra $36050.00 to spend on a watch? That’s what it’s going to take to buy a new Rolex Day-Date 36 today. A brand new model looks the same as this 1987 version. If you have a special watch on your bucket list, there is a good chance that watch is a Rolex Day-Date on President bracelet. Introduced in the mid 1950s the Rolex Day-Date look has remained virtually unchanged in appearance for almost over 60 years. Different bracelets styles have been added, along with technical improvements like sapphire crystals and quick set calendars etc. but the basic look is still the same. Our Day-Date 18038 is one of the most pure in design. Glossy black dial with 18 karat hash mark hour markers, fluted bezel, concealed clasp and of course the President bracelet are styling features the model is famous for. Originally worn almost exclusively by men the 36mm case size is now seen on the arms of many stylish ladies too. Rolex Day-Date watches have only ever been constructed from either 18 karat gold or platinum, there is no “entry level” Day-Date manufactured in stainless steel. The Day-Date has always been the Rolex flagship. This example is in excellent condition with virtually no stretch or sag in the bracelet. A good way to check for overall condition and wear in the links is to hold the watch case so the bracelet is horizontal and observe how much sag results. Drooping only a few degrees from horizontal is amazing for a watch more than 3 decades old. The conceal buckle hinge is super tight and the bracelet appears to still have its original spring bars. The watch has a gross weight of total of 138.8 grams including the 4 removable sizing links. A 31 year old Rolex like this may be one of the best values in the watch collecting world. It’s likely fully depreciated, the sapphire crystal and single quick set movement give the watch a modern look and feel. Something like this is always in demand from people who appreciate a fine watch and realize the value only an estate item can showcase. A complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty is included along with a Rolex service box. If you didn’t know it you’d think this watch was brand new. The crisp fluted bezel retains its sharp edges and the sapphire crystal has just 1 tiny chip on the edge that can be felt with your fingernail but is virtually invisible.  For a formal or dressy event there is no substitute for a Rolex Day-Date. The classy black dial while not the easiest to read in low light situations makes the ultimate in sophisticated understatement. If you’re close by to our 52 Dunlop Street West location in downtown Barrie, come in; see and feel what the ultimate statement in a luxury watch is. Estate priced at $17,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11478.

SOLD


November 14, 2018

Rolex Explorer II 16570 40mm $7,300.00 CAD. e11731

Rolex Explorer IIs are only available in stainless steel with a white or black dial. That’s it, no options, no diamonds, no gold or two tone cases not even an alternate jubilee bracelet choice. If you want a classic sport Rolex this may be the model for you. Measuring 40mm diameter makes for a comfortable size that can be worn by anyone. Not too big and not to small. They have become just a little more collectible over the last few years since they were replaced with the new 42mm version. The classic black tritium dial is all business and original to the watch that dates from 1995. Very good condition showing the typical signs of use in the form of scuffs and scratches. The case appears to never have been polished or refinished. All four lugs are nice and thick still showing the factory applied light bevel. The Oyster bracelet is a link or two short and has been lightly polished but still displays the factory details in nice relief. Extra links can always be ordered from Rolex if required. The 2nd hour hand (red with an arrow shaped tip) circles the dial only once every day. This hand indicates your “home” time zone in a 24 hour format on the indexed bezel. The regular hour hand can be rapidly adjusted to any local time zone you may be in without affecting the minutes or seconds or your home time. This second time zone display is a handy feature for the world traveler or pilot. Included with purchase is a period correct Rolex box thought to be the original. Included with purchase is a no charge Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $7,300.00 CAD. Stock #e11731.


Rolex Datejust II 116334 $10,270.00 CAD. e11719

When Rolex decided to up-size the traditional 36mm Datejust in 2009 they did it in a big way; the 41.6mm 116334 Datejust II was the result. Upon initial introduction it was a huge success both literally and figuratively. It wasn’t long before the watch community began to critique the bulky nature of the hour markers, bezel, the case thickness and the lug shape. In late 2015 it was discontinued after only 6 years in production making for a short production run. Rolex is known for moving very slowly and keeping models in the line up for decades in many cases. The 116334 isn’t being appreciated for its future potential rarity. I’m sure the new more subtle Datejust 41 will stick around far longer than just 6 years. This particular DJII is a little more special considering its solid 18 karat white gold fluted bezel and more importantly the unusual and somewhat rare silver dial with lilac blue Arabic hour markers. This is a dial that’s seldom seen and is a first for us. I love how the numbers gradually turn fully upside down disregarding traditional design. Our example is a Canadian delivered watch that was purchased at an Ontario authorized Rolex agent in 2012. Original inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card with holder and instructions are included with purchase. Excellent overall condition showing a few subtle signs of use in the form of light scuffs and scratches on the case and bracelet. We will happily perform a complimentary polish/refinishing should the new owner want to make it look like new. A 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty will be supplied with purchase. This unique dial combination was a bit of a departure for Rolex when it was introduced with the equally bold Datejust II back in 2009. No longer in current production but available at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers for the estate price of $10,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11719.

SOLD


November 12, 2018

Rolex Oyster Date 15210 $5,500.00 CAD. e11708

At the turn of millennium when this watch was new, men’s watch sizes were way smaller than they are today. Rolex bucked the trend to make anything larger than 40mm until quite recently and majority of their core designs today still measure a conservative 34mm to 40mm. This excellent condition Oyster Date measures a comfortable 34mm. It’s a perfect size for the more slender gentleman or the lady who wants a classic style that makes a bit of a statement. Simple colour scheme, basic stick hour markers whisper understated class. The watch and bracelet have a soft satin brushed finish except for the edges and bezel studs that are highly polished for just a touch of bling. The 3 segment Oyster link has always been the sporty bracelet choice. An engine turned bezel frames the perfect condition subtle radial finish black dial and synthetic sapphire crystal. This machined bezel is a little more unusual only seen about half as often as its smooth edged cousin. As the collector Rolex market continues to see solid growth, the pure sport professional models are pricing themselves out of reach for many. Good condition Submariner, GMT and Daytona watches easily exceed $10,000.00 these days. Sporty Oyster Date and Datejust models are beginning to see new interest especially with our female clients. These watches look super sexy on the female wrist. For an 18 year old watch this one could practically pass for new. Hardly a scratch or scuff to be found anywhere. The bracelet and buckle are crisp and tight showing little to no stretch or sag. The Rolex Date is just about the perfect watch for everyday use. Easy to wear, easy to read with the added function of a gently sweeping second hand and magnified calendar display. Working great and keeping great time this watch is accompanied by the original inner/outer box, endorsed Ontario authorized agent punched paperwork, instructions, polishing cloth, appraisal from Nash Jewellers in London and service receipt for full overhaul September 2017. Included with purchase is a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11708


November 10, 2018

Rolex Day-Date 18238 on president bracelet $21,280.00 CAD. e8979

The Rolex Day-Date; there isn’t another model within the line that sums up the Rolex experience. The ultimate expression of simple luxury and function. This is the top of the line. There is no such thing as an entry level stainless steel Day-Date or even one made from 18 karat and steel. The Day-Date is only available in 18 karat gold or platinum. The basic look hasn’t changed since its introduction over 60 years ago. Easy to read stick hands treated to just a touch of luminous material. The day the week is discreetly displayed in a gentle arch shaped cut out window at 12:00 o’clock with a 2.5 times magnified day of the month aperture at 3:00 o’clock. By far the most common dial of champagne with basic stick indexes is absent on this example. Instead a simple and beautiful glossy ivory dial with large Roman numeral hour markers help display the time in an effective yet elegant manner. This combination is a personal favorite that never goes out of style.Rolex Day-Date 18238 e8979A better example of a close to 30 year old Rolex Day-Date would be difficult to find. Some evidence of careful, cautious use can be found on the president style bracelet and case in the form of small scratches and scuffs. The few tiny chips along the sharp synthetic sapphire crystal edge can be felt with a finger nail but are only visible under extremely close inspection. It’s exciting to see that the original factory finish is still intact. The bracelet and case edges are very sharp, still showing excellent definition between the polished and brushed sections. The president bracelet with 25 links can accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 1/4 inches and shows no stretch or sag of a measurable amount. As often the case with these watches the fluted bezel becomes less defined with a few polish sessions over the years. I’m happy to report the bezel on this model 18238 looks great, still sharp and angular. Finally the coronet on the buckle is perfect, still exhibiting sharp detail most times disappears even after a few careful polishes.e8979 Rolex 18238 buckle crown Tiny details like this mark the difference between a well worn example and the truly exceptional. At 36mm diameter it’s the classic Day-Date size, easily able to be worn by any man or the lady who likes a larger than average watch. Weighing 144.5 grams it’s no lightweight but the weight is distributed throughout the case and bracelet resulting in a watch that you’ll enjoy wearing at every opportunity. Comes complete with a beautiful Rolex wooden presentation box, booklet, wallet plus a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and July 2018 insurance appraisal. This model has a current replacement value of $36,050.00 CAD. Our estate example is priced at $21,280.00 Canadian. Stock #e8979.Rolex e8979 Day-Date 18238 box

 

 


November 7, 2018

Rolex Datejust 41 126333 (like new hardly worn) $13,490.00 CAD. e11352

The Datejust has evolved over the past 7 plus decades with dial variations, new bezels, movement/bracelet improvements as well as new material options. What hasn’t changed is the overall feel and look, always remaining distinctly Datejust. When introduced in 1945 it was a game changer, commemorating the esteemed Swiss brand’s 40th. anniversary. Not only was the Datejust the first self-winding wrist chronometer with a date display, first watch with a quick changing calendar, it was also the first Rolex to feature the legendary cyclops date magnifier on the crystal. It’s Rolex’s most versatile model and for decades had an almost unchanging Dorian Gray effect; a watch that could be purchased and worn for decades without looking dated or out of fashion. In recent years the trend shifted towards larger watches (until 2009 the largest Datejust was 36mm) plus greater appreciation for attention to detail with technological and mechanical advancements. The slow to change company realized they had to come up with something bigger appealing to a new generation of luxury watch clients. Pictured beside a standard 36mm Datejust the Datejust 41 is noticeably larger. Rolex has always maintained extremely strict tolerance and standards for anything leaving their factory. They even refine their own gold to assure colour consistency and control alloy specifications. They knew they could produce a 41mm timepiece that would be revered for years to come. Rolex’s first foray into a larger 41mm diameter Datejust was with the Datejust II and it received somewhat mixed reviews. As expected, people loved the size, but they also found the proportions to be a bit off and complained it was a bit bulky and awkward looking. There are numerous online watch forums you can join where collectors gather and dissect every subtle nuance found in a wristwatch. No scratch, blemish or discoloration was acceptable coming from the factory and many of the concerns over the case profile and lug shape of the DJII were voiced. Slowly a “perfect Datejust checklist” was formed with changes that could be implemented to make a 41mm Datejust perfect. In 2016, to many collector’s delights Rolex released the new Datejust 41. Almost immediately and uniformly believed to be the best Datejust ever. It featured a slimmer profile with thinner lugs blending beautifully allowing it to show proudly on the wrist and yet slip comfortably under a shirt cuff. What lurks within the 904L stainless steel case is also new and exciting; the 3235 movement. As a collector I can fully appreciate the older workhorse 3135 movement which was used for 20 plus years in the Datejust and even Submariner models but as a wearer you cannot compete against the new generation Rolex 32XX movements like the 3235. It is not an evolution of the 3135, as over 90% of the parts are new. Without getting too technical, the 3235 features a completely new type of escapement (the heart of a movement), modified barrel design allowing for longer mainspring, extended power reserve, new winding module to increase efficiency and tighter accuracy tolerances. In keeping with the Rolex philosophy of “in house” manufacture, they have improved gear train efficiency developing their own proprietary lubricants. Even though the movement is rarely seen and only by qualified watchmakers, they have even refined the aesthetic finishes on the movement itself. All these improvements ultimately provide the wearer with an extremely accurate, dependable, reliable timepiece with a very long 70 hour power reserve. Our Datejust 41 is the upgraded two tone yellow Rolesor model featuring the quintessential Rolex yellow gold fluted bezel and preferred white dial. The timeless jubilee bracelet with folding Oysterclasp is, believe it or not  factory tested and designed to “snap” closed not only to be secure but to also sound secure. This watch was hardly worn since its purchase in March 2017. It comes with a factory warranty until March 2022. This is a full set in pristine condition looking as crisp as the day it left the Geneva factory. Offered with inner/outer box, papers, warranty card, the often-forgotten Rolex hang tag and even the protective cardboard box sleeve comes included. The watch shows virtually no signs of any wear, it has never been polished of refinished in any way retaining the difficult to duplicate factory finish. Comes with a July 2018 insurance appraisal. Estate priced at $13,490.00 CAD. Stock #e11352.

 


November 4, 2018

Tudor oyster 4540 $900.00 CAD. e9193

e9193 Tudor 4540Tudor watches have been manufactured by Rolex since just after the second world war as an alternative to their more costly namesake models. After WWII wrist watches for men were becoming very popular. The founder of Rolex (Hans Wilsdorf) never missing an opportunity realized the need for a sturdy reliable timekeeper with a lower cost. Some of the cases and bracelets were even labeled Rolex which certainly helped acceptance of the new entry level offering. A hand wind 17 jewel movement powers this 34mm diameter watch. Calibre 59 is a very high quality mechanism with beautiful finishing that Rolex also used in some of their own models. The 59 is renowned for its logical design, longevity and low maintenance requirements.e9193.1 Tudor 4540 Model 4540 is also equipped with the same oyster case design as Rolex with its threaded case back and crown designed to ensure a watertight seal. Although the original crown has been replaced with a generic substitute it threads nicely into the gold plated case. A brand new 18mm soft black leather strap has been fitted to the case and goes very well with the silver dial.e9193.4 Tudor 4540 This watch has been well worn over the past 50 years or so and shows with evidence of base metal showing through the lugs and case edges. It’s running great and keeping excellent time. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty is included for the estate price of $900.00 CAD. Stock #e9193.


November 3, 2018

Rolex 116233 Datejust $9700.00 CAD. e11704

Destined to be a classic from the moment it was introduced in 1945. Today, this watch is still a best seller for Rolex. From the 28mm ladies to the 41mm over sized gents model. The Datejust has proven itself as the world’s choice when it comes to time keeping with style and class. Our latest estate watch is the most versatile 36mm. Originally this size was strictly the domain of men but today many women love wearing this manageable size as a do it all design that offers more legibility than the smaller versions. The silver dial offers a neutral tone that is also easy to read. Our latest Datejust 116233 is a one owner example that comes complete with the original packaging, instructions and the endorsed warranty card from a Toronto area authorized agent. The full compliment of 7 adjusting links are included enabling a total length of almost 8 inches. If you have an extra large wrist we can always supply a few more links. The watch is all original and has never been polished in any way. The case and bracelet are showing some scuffs and scratches associated with occasional use by the original owner. The iconic coronet logo serving as the clasp release shows 3 dimensional relief like new aside from a few scratches.  If you’d like the watch looking like new, we can perform a full complimentary refinishing in only a day or two. Rolex still produce a watch that looks identical to this with a slightly different model number 126233. The current version comes with a suggested retail price of $12,850.00 CAD. Its traditional fluted 18 karat yellow gold bezel and Jubilee bracelet are in excellent condition. The fluting on the bezel is still crisp and sharp, The bracelet shows hardly any sag or stretch. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this classic Rolex is estate priced at $9,700.00 CAD. Stock #e11704.


November 2, 2018

Rolex 1803 Day-Date 18 karat gold $10,890.00 CAD. e11610

Rolex Day-Date models don’t come in nearly as often as we get requests for them. This one is something just a little different as it is equipped with the much more uncommon Jubilee bracelet option. Many people recognize this watch as a Rolex President but officially it’s known as the Day-Date. The standard issue 3 segment “pillow” link is what Rolex call the “President” bracelet, not the watch itself. In all the years of selling estate Rolex watches this is only the 2nd time we have offered a Day-Date on a Jubilee style bracelet. Model 1803 dates from around 1973 and is in good condition for a 45 year old watch. The classic champagne dial has always been the most popular choice and gives any Day-Date the rich tone on tone all gold look that speaks volumes without saying a word.  The bracelet is showing the expected amount of stretch and sag for a watch getting close to half a century old, but then again aren’t we all. This solid gold 18 karat masterpiece is the benchmark of achievement for Rolex in the 1970s. The chronometer rated 26 jewel calibre 1556 is keeping great time, just as it has done for close to 50 years. This movement has been adjusted in 5 different positions and compensated for temperature changes in order to achieve the Rolex “Superlative Chronometer” designation. The Rolex Day-Date is still the ultimate Rolex made today with a starting price of over $36,000.00 CAD. Rolex Day-Date watches have only ever been constructed from either 18 karat gold or platinum, there are no “entry level” Day-Dates manufactured in stainless steel or combination 18 karat and stainless. Although this example is 45 years old Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has no worries supplying a complimentary one year warranty. We serviced this very watch in the fall of 2013 and it’s still running great keeping excellent time. With reasonable care there is no reason this vintage timepiece can’t go at least another 50 years. Our in house warranty covers all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by misuse or damage caused by moisture. Estate price $10,890.00 CAD. Stock #e11610.

 


18kt. ladies 3518 Rolex watch $1190.00 CAD. e10977

It is possible to buy a solid gold Rolex for under $1200.00 CAD. Maybe not a heavy oyster case example but something perhaps a little more delicate and dressy. This was the style and size ladies wore 40 plus years ago when this watch was new. The vintage look is back and a fine sophisticated dress watch from the era can really finish off your look. The case is stamped with the model number 3519.Very little information about this reference is available making this a rare offering. The hooded lugs give it a different look compared to a more traditional case design. This style allows a wider strap to be fitted with a more integrated look. We’ve just installed a brand new 12mm black leather strap from Hirsch, although any colour would blend nicely with a neutral coloured dial. The 17 jewel hand wind movement housed within the solid gold case is running well and keeping good time. At only 16.0mm x 23.5mm the watch is surprisingly easy to read. The refinished silver dial with just 2 hands and full hour markers is picture of elegance and simplicity. The case was manufactured from premium 18 karat yellow gold and weighs 7.1 grams (including the thin glass crystal). For the price of a simple 18 karat ring of the same weight you could buy this complicated mechanical timepiece. Comes with a complimentary 1 year warranty covering all aspects of failure except those caused by misuse and moisture. The watch is estate priced at $1190.00 CAD. Stock #e10977.


October 30, 2018

Vintage Datejust 1601 fantastic original blue dial $6000.00 CAD. e11479

What’s your favorite colour? If you said blue you’re in the vast majority. Most surveys determine that of the basic spectral colours, red, orange, yellow, green, blue etc. blue is cited as the favorite colour of close to 50% of people. From our experience we’d agree, blue dial watches are often asked for yet seldom turn up in our estate display cases. When most people buy a high end luxury watch they typically play it safe and buy a silver, black, champagne or white dial. When you see this awesome vintage blue dial Datejust it’s hard to understand why more people didn’t opt for this colour back in the 1970s. Maybe it’s age and the subtle patina that only happens over decades, but I’m absolutely digging the very slightly purple hue of this dial. The typically perfect gold text doesn’t disappoint on this 45 year old example. The gold lettering is flawless and the tritium luminous hour plots appear original and fully intact with matching hands. The ubiquitous 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet is in the expected condition for a watch of this age showing stretch and sag but with many decades of life left. The buckle is date coded to the mid 1970s and also appears original, snapping securely shut with a reassuring click. When ultra thin rectangular quartz watches were so popular in the 80s and 90s Rolex continued to thumb their nose at the trend and just keep on producing their same thick automatic Datejust. Today we see giant 45mm and bigger size watches yet Rolex still sells the 36mm Datejust as one of their most popular models. Rolex does offer a larger Datejust available with a 41mm diameter but the original still looks the most balanced in my eyes. Working great and keeping excellent time, this watch is ready to take on the next 40 years of the ever changing world of fashionable trendy brands. If you don’t want your watch to become dated, a classic Datejust is a safe way to go. They are always welcome back for trade; especially one with an amazing and less common blue dial. The watch is working great and keeping good time. A complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included with purchase. Our warranty covers all aspects of mechanical failure except those resulting from abuse or damage caused by moisture. Estate priced at $6000.00 CAD. Stock #e11479.


Rolex Oyster Date 6694 100% original $5180.00 CAD. e11472

Before there were smartphones, radio controlled satellite timing equipment, and long before we had electronic quartz technology, wind up watches ruled the watch industry. This antique time keeping technology worked great for hundreds of years. Even today some popular models still require daily winding, although now it’s mostly for nostalgia and tradition reasons. No batteries, no capacitors, no electronic components to fail. In many cases these old machines are more reliable and serviceable than a modern watch. Just try to find a replacement circuit for your 1980s electronic watch if it should ever fail. In fact, we have more success restoring 200 year old pocket watches than 1970s battery operated watches. The 17 jewel calibre 1225 movement in this Rolex has never been serviced, not a screw has ever been turned since it left the Geneva factory close to 40 years ago. Wind it up and away it goes, that’s the type of reliability no electronic watch could ever hope to have. This Rolex Oyster Date is a true survivor. It must have lead a very sheltered life as its condition is impeccable. Everything about this watch looks practically new old stock. There are some minor scratches on the back side of the bracelet and the smooth bezel but nothing that wouldn’t appear with regular use of only a few months. The pale champagne dial is absolutely perfect. Every tritium plot although no longer luminous is fully intact and has aged to a beautiful tan colour. Not a blemish or tiny spec on the dial of any kind. The 18 karat hands are perfectly polished and scuff free, it doesn’t appear as if they’ve ever been removed. The hands have oxidized a little darker over the last 4 decades and contrast better with the dial than when new. As always Rolex dial writing is perfect, the black Rolex text is applied so thick it actually shows a little height. The 35mm case is appropriate for a man who doesn’t need to have the biggest watch at the dinner party or the lady who would like a little more size on her wrist. This style has been a Rolex standard for decades. Rolex still make an almost identical looking model but the hand winding mechanism has been replaced with an all automatic winding system. The 6694 series of manual winding watches are among the last of their kind to be produced by Rolex and they’ve earned a following from those who appreciate the essence of simple, reliable time keeping. There are really two things you could do with a watch like this; leave it alone to age gracefully tucked away in a safe place wearing it every now and again or, let us perform a full service and wear it everyday for the next 50 years or so. A complimentary first service along with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty are included with this almost museum quality watch. I even think the plastic crystal is original to the watch as it still shows a crisp edge that quickly disappears once polished a few times. The watch is estate priced at $5180.00 CAD. Stock #e11472.


Rolex Datejust 1603 sigma dial $5000.00 CAD. e11279

The tone on tone look is about being understated. Simple silver dial with stick hour markers are basic in design but effective in practice and make a confident statement. At 45 years old this classic Datejust 1603 is looking great. The previous owner submitted the watch to Rolex Canada January 2016 for an authenticity report that is included. Rolex determined the case, bracelet and movement are all authentic. Our close inspection revealed the 18 karat white gold hands are likely newer service replacements. Many times on watches this old the dial can show moisture damage, stains or scratches. We are happy to report the silver “sigma” tritium dial is completely original. A sigma dial refers to the tiny circular marks that appear beside the SWISS or SWISS MADE on watch dials made in the 1970. The little marks are actually the lower case Greek letter sigma. This logo was selected by some Swiss manufacturers to indicate that the dial markers/hands were actually made from gold not simply electroplated over base metals. The sigma logo was partially introduced to help demonstrate the value of traditional high end Swiss mechanical watches compared to new much less expensive quartz technology beginning to cut into Swiss watch sales. A watch with a sigma dial was something that set itself apart from the crowd. With rising gold prices in the 70s this was something people could identify with. The upper case Ts on our example are there to signify the luminous circular plots on the dial are made of tritium. Tritium hasn’t been used on Rolex dials for around 20 years or so; these dials too are becoming scarce over time. To anyone outside the vintage watch collecting world these tiny dial details seem irrelevant but to serious collectors it can impact values by many thousands of dollars in some cases. The rest of the watch is pretty classic Rolex stuff. 36mm oyster case, original U.S.A made jubilee bracelet date coded 12-1970, steel bezel, plastic crystal, chronometer rated automatic movement. The watch is running great keeping excellent time with all functions operating as designed. Excellent overall condition especially considering this watch was made 45 years ago. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $5000.00 CAD. Stock #e11279.


October 29, 2018

Rolex Day-Date on president bracelet 18238 $20,400.00 CAD. e11700

The Rolex Day-Date; there isn’t another model within the line that sums up the Rolex experience better. It’s an ultimate expression of simple luxury and function. This is the top of the line. There is no such thing as an entry level stainless steel Day-Date or even one made from a combination of 18 karat gold and steel. The Day-Date is only available in premium 18 karat gold or platinum. Rolex produces their proprietary gold alloys in house at their own foundry. The basic look hasn’t changed since its introduction over 60 years ago. Easy to read stick hands treated to just a touch of luminous tritium material. A day of the week display is discreetly showcased in a gentle arch shaped cut out window at 12:00 o’clock with a 2.5 times magnified day of the month aperture at 3:00 o’clock. All the applied dial markers and hands are made from 18 karat gold. A traditional champagne dial with basic stick indexes is present on this most classic of examples. The tone on tone all gold look is a most luxurious combination yet still offers excellent legibility and blends well with any outfit. This subtle marriage of design, colour, heritage and reputation speaks volumes without saying a word. The original dial and hands are in absolutely perfect condition showing no blemishes of any kind. This look will never go out of style and is still available today on the Rolex website with a retail price of $36,050.00 CAD. Our example dates from 1991 according to its X serial number; a better example of model 18238 would be difficult to find. Some evidence of careful, cautious use can be found on the president style bracelet and case in the form of shallow insignificant scuffs. The few microscopic nicks along the sharp synthetic sapphire crystal edge can be felt with a finger nail but are only visible under extreme scrutiny. It’s exciting to see that the original factory finish is intact. The bracelet and case edges are very sharp showing excellent definition between the polished and brushed sections. The president bracelet with 23 links can accommodate a wrist size of up to almost 8 inches. Showing the slightest amount of stretch and sag. If you have a large wrist we have a couple of extra links in stock that can be installed while you wait. As is often the case with these watches the fluted bezel becomes less defined with a few polishing sessions over the years. I’m happy to report the bezel on this one is still sharp and angular. The coronet on the buckle is perfect,  exhibiting crisp details that disappear even after a few careful polishes. Tiny characteristics like these mark the difference between a well worn example and the truly exceptional. Even the case  back, original spring bars and 4 inside lugs look great. Often these areas are overlooked by consumers but it’s great to see they are not scratched up by a careless technician’s screwdriver. At 36mm diameter it’s the classic Day-Date size, easily worn by any man or the woman who likes the look of a reasonable sized “gents” watch. Weighing 139 grams it’s no lightweight but the mass is distributed throughout the case and bracelet resulting in a balanced feel that you’ll enjoy wearing at every opportunity. Comes complete with a beautiful Rolex wooden presentation box, booklet, wallet, chronometer hang tag, 1992 insurance appraisal, vacuum testing results from a full 2016 service with vibrograph timing results showing excellent chronometer accuracy levels. Along with the accessories Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers includes a complimentary one year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure and defects. This model has a current replacement value of $36,050.00 CAD and $31,350.00 USD. Our estate example is priced at $20,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11700.


October 27, 2018

Rolex PearlMaster 29mm 69318 $17,285.00 CAD. e11224

The Rolex Pearlmaster was introduced in 1992 as the brand’s most luxurious interpretation of the classic lady Datejust. At the time it was larger than the standard Datejust by 3mm at 29mm diameter and it was substantially heavier at close to 110 grams. It also was the first to feature polished lugs, now standard on all Datejust models. What sets it apart is the unique bezel and intricate bracelet. This is a very complicated design; each link consists of 5 main segments plus a thick tube bushing and a thin locking screw. It could have been made much more simply with as little as 3 pieces per link, but that wouldn’t be the standard of excellence Rolex is known for. Short cuts are never a consideration for Rolex. The complex design helps prolong joint durability plus wear and tear. At 23 years of age it appears to be working, showing next to no stretch or sag in the heavy gold bracelet.Only available in solid 18 karat white, yellow or rose gold the Pearlmaster is the pinnacle of ladies Rolex. Current pricing for Pearlmaster is over $40,000.00 CAD for the 34mm versions. The gold that’s used in all Rolex watches is a proprietary alloy manufactured in house. We are very happy to showcase our first ever Pearlmaster to come through our estate department. It’s an early example dating from 1995. It features an upgraded and very rare navy blue vignette dial with diamond hour markers. This dial is seldom seen, it’s so unusual it is likely the only one currently for sale anywhere. The watch was treated to a full Rolex factory service through authorized agents Knar Jewellery, Oakville Ontario in the spring of 2016. The service included a complete technical revision, new crystal, crown, waterproof tube, gaskets and refinishing. This recent service cost the previous owner $1479.17 (receipt and Rolex invoice included). Lightly used since servicing, the watch is showing some minor scratches and scuffs associated with careful use. Being completely constructed from premium 18 karat gold we can easily restore the high polished finish before delivery if you wish. The plastic service sticker remains in place on the threaded case back. Rolex coronet logo on the concealed clasp still shows excellent relief as testament to responsible use. When over polished the logo becomes flattened loosing its crisp details. As with all Datejust models the automatic movement inside the 100 meter water resistant case is a certified chronometer grade mechanism. It has been independently checked for accuracy over a ten day period in multiple positions and temperatures. During the testing period the watch must maintain an accuracy rate of plus 6 to minus 4 seconds per day. Only highly regulated and adjusted mechanical watches are able to earn the coveted chronometer designation. Comes complete with inner/outer box, chronometer tag, card wallet, various documents/warranty card and receipts plus an extra 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $17,285.00 CAD. Stock #e11224.


October 26, 2018

Brand new Rolex set 179173 & 116233 $19,020.00 CAD (for both). e11697 e11698

e8625 e8626.2 Rolex Datejust 179173 116233Brand new, never used, perfect condition hers and his Rolex Datejust watches. They were given as presentation gifts but never worn. Both watches date from 2009 according the “V” serial numbers. They have been sitting in their original presentation boxes for 9 years along with the instruction booklets, endorsed warranty cards from a Canadian authorized Rolex agent, warranty booklets and after sales service booklets. Even the cardboard paper sleeves are included. Ladies model 179173 has recently been retired but the same model in a 2mm larger version has a Canadian retail price of $10,450.00 and gents model 116233 retails for $12,850.00. Those prices are a relative bargain because the weak Canadian dollar; in The United States these watches have a retail price of $8,700.00 & $10,900.00, that’s around $25,675.00 CAD in currency adjusted terms. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is matching the expired factory warranty of two full years on both watches. One of the most recognizable Rolex design combinations ever of champagne dial, fluted bezel with the jubilee bracelet. This combination is still in production today and also one of the most popular. Available separately, ladies $8,150.00 and gents $10,870.00. Stock #e11697 and e11698.e8625 e8626.1 Rolex 179173 116233

Gents has been sold. Ladies is still available.

 

 


October 23, 2018

Rolex Milgauss 116400GV $8500.00 CAD. e11653

If you have the means Rolex make a watch for every man and every woman. Traditional Rolex watches are robustly made from the best components available and are considered the most reliable of any Swiss made watch. The basic styles are suitable for almost any activity you may subject them to. There are however a few watches within the Rolex model line that have been engineered for use during some very specialized tasks. These models are known within Rolex circles as the professionals. The Sea-Dweller comes to mind as a purpose built professional diving tool that is water tight to depths of 12800 feet and comes with an automatic helium escape valve. Our featured professional Rolex is this black dial Milgauss. This is perhaps an even more specialized piece of equipment. The original Milgauss was introduced in 1956 as an answer to problems encountered when mechanical watches were exposed to strong magnetic fields. The introduction of the Milgauss allowed scientists to wear a watch while working in environments with extreme magnetic fields. Without magnetic protection performing your job in strong magnetic fields would render a regular watch useless or unreliable at best. Rolex have gone to extraordinary measures in order to protect the calibre 3131 from the affects of magnetism. A special inner shield contained within the oyster case is made from a proprietary Rolex blend of metals that keeps the movement running well within chronometer specification even under extreme magnetic field conditions. Our estate Milgauss was purchased in Toronto at an authorized Rolex agent January 2015. It has been well taken care by the one and only previous owner. There are some light shallow scratches on the case and bracelet that can easily be removed to make the watch look like new. Small scuffs and blemishes bother the jeweller in me because I know they can be completely removed making the watch look perfect. The watch collector in me says leave the patina alone because collectors prefer originality above all else. We can remove small scratches over and over but it can only be original once. We’ll leave this dilemma to the next owner. The black dial, orange lightning bolt second hand and tinted green sapphire crystal make this an unmistakable model to say the least. A complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty along with full refinishing are included with purchase. Original packaging, instructions, endorsed warranty card and chronometer hang tag are all in perfect condition. Estate priced at $8500.00 CAD. Stock #e11653.


October 21, 2018

Rolex GMT Master II 16713T late model “Root Beer” $15,800.00 CAD. e9708

e9708 Rolex GMT Master II root beerEvery Rolex is collectible to a degree, some more so than others. What distinguishes the most collectible are not only the uncommon and rare models but also their story and history. The history of the GMT is a notable one that goes back to the 1950s. High speed long distance air travel was becoming the norm and pilots travelling across multiple time zones in a single trip was common place. They needed a watch that could keep track of a worldwide standardized time plus the local time of where they currently were. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) was adopted as the constant. This “universal” time is displayed by the long thin arrow style 2nd hour hand on the watch and displays hours on the outer bezel in a 24 hour format. Daylight hours (6:00 am to 6:00 pm) are displayed on a lovely light champagne colour while the nighttime hours (6:00 pm to 6:00 am) are shown on the iridescent brown bezel section. The regular hour hand can quickly and easily be adjusted independent of the long 24 hour hand. It may sound a little confusing but in practice it’s quite clever and easy to use. Overall condition is very good. The original oyster bracelet shows almost no stretch or sag with a full compliment of adjusting links.e9708.1 Rolex GMT MASTER II root beer dial You don’t need to be a pilot to love the GMT Master. Anyone who needs to keep track of local time in a 12 and 24 hour format (nurses, police, military etc.) will appreciate how easy the watch is to read and interpret. Our GMT II Master 16713 has a good story too. This rare “root beer” version was purchased brand new  in May 2006 at Bucherer in Geneva Switzerland, just down the road from the Rolex factory in the same Swiss city. The first owner purchased the watch as a reward to himself for successfully landing a business deal. The watch comes with everything from that spring day 12 years ago. The original box is in blemish free condition (even still smells like a brand new Rolex box), with endorsed punched paper warranty certificate, instruction booklet, card holder wallet and the original bill of sale with American Express receipt still attached.e9708.3 Rolex GMT Master II root beer Also included are period correct catalogs with price lists in Canadian dollars and Swiss francs plus a Rolex Canada watch registration receipt dated May 25 2006. You just don’t see many Rolex watches as thoroughly documented as this one. Its D08XXXX serial number places production around 2005 making this a late model root beer. In fact, after much investigation I couldn’t find more than a couple newer serial numbers than this example for sale. There are not many 16713 “T” models around. At 13 years old it can hardly be considered vintage, but down the road this is the root beer you want to own. Rare dial along with more than complete history and paperwork will guarantee it is one most desirable GMT-Master II. We have decided to leave the watch in 100% original condition. It has never been polished or refinished in any way, still retaining the original factory finished beveled lug edges. Solid end links and no lug holes in the features seen on only the latest versions of this watch. The vast majority have flimsy stamped  bracelet end links with the old school lug holes in the case. The watch is worn but hasn’t been abused; its most significant blemish is this impact mark on the gold bezel We will refinish the case and bracelet to look like new if you want, but please remember they’re only original once. Including a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $15,800.00 CAD. Stock #e9708.e9708.2 Rolex GMT MASTER II root beer

 

 


October 20, 2018

Rolex Datejust 1601 golden brown dial black text $11670.00 CAD. e11031

Pretty much any vintage Rolex is a desirable thing. Some of the professional models from the 1960s and 70s have seen their value escalate well into 6 figures for exceptional rare examples. The esteemed Geneva based company’s most popular offering has been somewhat left behind. The Datejust model was introduced in 1945 at the same time Rolex was celebrating their 40th anniversary. It was quite revolutionary for the era being the first chronometer grade automatic winding wristwatch to display the date in a small window on the dial. The name Datejust may seem a bit awkward, but it makes perfect sense given some thought. Most watches slowly turn over the date display starting around 10:00pm taking several hours to fully turn the disc to reveal the day of the month. Rolex produced a quick turn mechanism advancing the date in the blink of an eye within a few minutes of exactly midnight. This seemingly simple process makes the date display absolutely true and “just”, hence the unusual moniker. Modern Rolex production is estimated at around one million watches per year making a contemporary datejust very common. This wasn’t always the case. It took Rolex 60 years to produce the first 1 million watches total production of all models. This example is serial number 1,071,990. After hours of scouring the internet and speaking with various Rolex aficionados no one has seen one like this before. The golden brown dial with black text is a colour combination we’ve never encountered. Occasionally vintage black dials from the period can turn a deep chocolate brown over time but these always have white or gold script lettering. Perhaps this was a silver or champagne dial with black writing that somehow colour shifted to this marvelous hue. If this is the case we can’t find another example anywhere. The luminous tritium plots are mostly intact and the period correct dauphine style hands with rare tapered ramped hour markers are also original. The rest of the watch is pretty much what you’d expect for a watch that was made in the fall of 1964. Wear and tear are appropriate on the case and fluted bezel. We don’t believe the watch has been refinished before. The USA made hollow link jubilee bracelet is showing the expected sag but this style of bracelet was never tight even when brand new. An original fold over buckle closes snuggly with a satisfying click. Powering the watch is a 26 jewel Rolex manufactured calibre 1560 in excellent condition. There is no rotor rash scaring on the plates or case back. We just performed a full mechanical overhaul to the mechanism along with a successful vacuum test for water resistance after installing a new Rolex crystal. When servicing the watch we were carful to maintain the original finish on the case and bracelet. It can be refinished many times but it can only be original once. With pricing of used and estate professional models quickly becoming out of reach for most, vintage Datejusts could be the place to see the next wave of collector interest. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, this curious bit of Rolex history is estate priced at $11670.00 CAD. Stock #e11031.


October 18, 2018

Rolex Day-Date 1803 $12,245.00 CAD. e11648

There are few watches more iconic than the Rolex Day-Date with president bracelet. All Day-Date models are 18 karat gold or occasionally platinum. There has never been an entry level stainless steel or steel/gold Day-Date like many other Rolex models. This is the top of the line today as it was in 1966 when this watch was no doubt someone’s pride and joy. Perhaps it was a well deserved achievement award or maybe it was purchased in recognition of a personal life goal fulfilled. Whatever the occasion, the watch was worn with pride for over 50 years. Now it’s time for a new owner to take over for the next few decades. The president bracelet on model 1803 is naturally showing stretch and wear but is more than wearable, super comfy and has many more years of service left. No significant dents or dings are visible showing careful treatment over the many years of use. The President bracelet contains 22 links enabling the watch to fit a wrist measuring up to 7.75 inches (extra links are available). The finished weight of 117.9 grams will feel great on your arm. Its beautiful champagne linen dial is in excellent condition, showing no discolouration or stains of any kind. The original tritium luminous dial plots have all but disappeared over the past half century. This unusual linen dial looks especially attractive with the rich gold tone of the 18 karat case and bracelet. On your wrist only a keen eyed Rolex aficionado would be able to tell this watch isn’t much more newer than it actually is. Within the last few years the previous owner had a full service preformed at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers to ensure many future years of trouble free use. The threaded crown turns more than a full 360 degrees before popping out and the plastic crystal is like new with tall crisp edges on the date magnifier window. A brand new 36mm Day-Date from Rolex sells for $31,250.00 USD and $36,050.00 CAD. 36mm Rolex Day-Date has been the traditional size since introduced in 1956. Today, many women love wearing this size especially since the introduction of the larger 40mm model. Including our one year warranty this watch is estate priced at $12,245.00 CAD. Stock #e11648.

 

 


October 17, 2018

Rolex Deepsea 116660 $12,790.00 CAD. Stock #e11732

Have you always wanted a Rolex Submariner but felt the 40mm case size was just a little too small and dainty for your taste. The big and bulky Deepsea Sea-Dweller 116660 is for you. The Rolex Sea-Dweller is a classic design that has seen little change since it was introduced close to 50 years ago. Always the most watertight of any Rolex, always made of stainless steel (no gold or two tone versions) and always 40mm diameter. Over the years the depth rating has increased from 610 meters, but the basic look remained the same until the 116660 Deepsea was introduced in 2008. At 44mm diameter it was the largest size watch in the Rolex line up. It’s a big watch and is more than capable with a water resistance depth rating of a remarkable 12800 feet! I don’t know about you but my ears start to hurt at the bottom of the deep end in a swimming pool. An automatic helium escape valve is standard for those of you who need to decompress while living in a diving bell for extended periods of time. Our 1 owner example was purchased new at an authorized Canadian Rolex agent in the spring of 2011. The watch comes with original packaging, boxes, instructions, plastic tag, warranty card, even the original bill of sale is included; and yes it’s worth more used than what was paid brand new. That’s how it goes with many used Rolex watches, after a few years they are often worth more than what they cost new. The watch is in lightly used original condition showing evidence of use but not abuse. Minor scratches and scuffs can be found on the case/bracelet. We will happily perform a no charge refinishing if you wish. Polishing a desirable Rolex sport watch usually isn’t advised as most collectors prefer completely original and are willing to accept a few blemishes. Deepsea 116660 had a suggested retail value of $12,050.00 USD and the current Deepsea 126660 has a suggested retail price of $14,050.00 CAD. Comes complete with everything shown plus our one year warranty for the estate price of $12,790.00 CAD. Stock #e11732.


October 14, 2018

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 41mm 79230R $3400.00 CAD. e11356

Not very often do popular watches come in that are less than a year old. Rolex has been missing out on business in the mid range price segment for many years. They absolutely dominate in the premium segment but Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and many other companies competing in the $2000.00 – $7000.00 price range have shut Rolex out for many years. Tudor has always been made by Rolex but lacked the recognition of the parent company. Over the past few years Tudor have been re-establishing themselves with the introduction of the successful designs from past decades. The Heritage Black Bay is one of their most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, gold printing and the “snow flake” hour/second hand are familiar details to those who remember the original watches. Our example was purchased in September of 2017 at Royal De Versailles in Toronto but has been seldom worn. The condition is of course excellent and original. We have not polished or refinished the case in any way. It is also showing no wear of any kind. The original distressed leather strap remains unworn. It’s a serious watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The in house MT5602 manufactured 25 jewel automatic Swiss made movement is keeping excellent time. This proprietary mechanism comes standard with an extended 70 hour power reserve. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year extended warranty when the factory warranty expires in the fall of 2019. Inner/outer boxes, instructions, paper hang tag and even an extra heavy duty red/black nylon strap are included with purchase. Model 79230R has a suggested retail price of $3425.00 USD. Our like new model is estate priced at $3400.00 CAD. Don’t wait too long I can’t imagine this watch being here for long. Stock #e11356.

 


October 12, 2018

Rolex Datejust 69173 26mm $4250.00 CAD. e10187

e10187-rolex-datejust-69173-champagne-roman-001I’m pretty sure this champagne dial has somehow color shifted to a more brownish bronze hue. Whether the subtle change occurred by accident or natural patina, I find the shade very attractive. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers just preformed a full technical revision on the chronometer grade automatic movement. The December 2016 service included a full disassembly of the mechanism, cleaning, lubricating, adjusting time keeping, replacing the waterproof tube, replacing crown, new crystal gasket and case gaskets. After the service the watch was vacuum tested to assure water resistance to factory specification. The stainless steel/18 karat yellow gold case and bracelet have been professionally refinished making the 28 year old watch look practically like new. 18 karat yellow gold Roman numeral hour markers are little different, as this watch is most often seen with regular stick markers. With the full reconditioning finished this watch is ready for many years of reliable service. Any Rolex is more than just a watch, they’re are also great jewellery items too. The jubilee style bracelet is soft and comfortable showing a moderate amount to stretch. Besides twinkling as the watch is worn, the fluted 18 karat yellow gold bezel is an integral structural component. It’s designed to lock the crystal and nylon gasket in place keeping the 26mm oyster case watertight to over 300 feet. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $4250.00 CAD. Stock #e10187.e10187-rolex-datejust-69173-champagne-roman-002

 


October 11, 2018

Rolex Daytona 116519 18kt. white gold $22,425.00 CAD. e11647

Without question, the Rolex Daytona is the most sought after watch in the world. If you’re shopping for a brand new stainless steel version, prepare to get on a waiting list that I hear is now several years long. Used examples of current ceramic bezel stainless models are trading hands for around $25,000.00, though the MSRP for a new one is only $14,250.00 CAD. Even two tone and solid gold models aren’t always available for immediate delivery; often taking many months to deliver. Any Daytona that makes an appearance in our estate department makes for an exciting day. We’ve had stainless and 18 karat/stainless steel Daytona before but never all gold before and this one is white gold! While stainless steel get all the attention they are a little boring. You can get them with a white or black dial and that’s it. No other dial options and no bracelet or strap options. If you opt for the initially more expensive two tone or solid gold versions you can choose from dozens of beautiful dials, including mother of pearl or diamonds, oyster bracelet, rubber strap or various leather strap colours. For a sporting watch like a Daytona the large Arabic hour markers and red second/register hands really add to the character and are only available on solid gold models. The neutral silver dial background with black highlights go with any look. Our solid 18 karat white gold Daytona is currently fitted with a Swiss made black rubber strap by Rubber B using the original Rolex 18 karat white gold deployment buckle. The watch also comes with a brand new black alligator stitched edge leather strap that has never even been installed. This strap was specially ordered from Rolex and has a replacement value of close to $600.00. The leather strap is easily switched and takes the watch in a decidedly dressier direction. At 40mm diameter this watch has been popular with men and women who like the statement a bigger chronograph equipped watch makes. Included with purchase is an insurance appraisal and Rolex box. Overall condition looks original and unpolished. The white gold case and tachymeter bezel show minor scuffs and scratches but nothing too distracting. As with all sport Rolex watches we avoid refinishing cases and bracelets. Most collectors prefer originality over perfection. We will provide a complimentary polish on request but remember something can only be original once. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $22,425.00 CAD. Stock #e11647.


October 10, 2018

Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph 116264 $8300.00 CAD (tax included!) e11518

e10240-rolex-turn-o-graph-116264-001I’ve been baffled ever since I saw my first Turn-O-Graph; why isn’t this model more popular? In fact it’s never been much of a seller since the 1953 introduction. There are a few people who appreciate the added functionality of the two way timer bezel, but most who have purchased a Datejust opt for the simple fixed bezel varieties. I’m sure even Rolex can’t figure out why it hasn’t been more successful. They persisted with the model updating it for over 50 years from time to time until it was recently retired a few years back. It’s been available then retired only to be reintroduced again. Although certainly not the most profitable watch from Rolex it is notable for a number of reasons. It was the first watch to introduce the idea of the rotating bezel, way back in 1953. It is considered the father of the wildly successful Submariner diver model. It was also the first professional pilot watch. In the 1950s it was used by pilots for navigational calculations. Later in the same decade it became the official watch of the US Air Force acrobatic Thunderbird display team. The Turn-O-Graph is also known in North America as the Thunderbird due to this association. Our example is in its original condition, showing only the slightest wear, with just the most insignificant minor scuffs on the polished sections. It retains the original finish with crisp sharp edges on the bracelet and case. The two way solid 18 karat white gold timer bezel is crisp, sharp and easy to turn. It’s a one owner watch that has never been polished or refinished in any way. According to the “D” serial number the watch dates from 2005, making it one of the last of the thick lug Turn-O-Graphs. The large red sweep second hand with red date display and sporty oyster bracelet make this the gentleman’s sport watch without the bulk of a Submariner, GMT, Yacht-Master etc.e10240-rolex-turn-o-graph-116264-002 The watch may date from 2005 but the original invoice and warranty card place the date of purchase from September 2012. It was owned by a mature watch enthusiast and shared only occasional careful use with several other luxury watches. As such it looks practically new, complete with the factory holographic green sticker on the case back.e10240-rolex-turn-o-graph-116264-003 Comes with inner/outer boxes, endorsed Canadian warranty card, calendar, wallet, original bill of sale and various other documents.e10240-rolex-turn-o-graph-116264-004 I wouldn’t be surprised if Rolex once again re-introduces a Turn-O-Graph in the future. For such a versatile and functional watch, it’s a shame more people haven’t discovered it. Estate priced at $8300.00 CAD tax included. Stock #e11518.e10240-rolex-turn-o-graph-116264-005

 


1941 Oyster Lipton by Rolex 3373 $350.00 CAD. e11434

Project or parts? We’ll let you decide what to do with this old timer. As estate jewellery/watch enthusiasts we can’t stand seeing anything go to waste. With that in mind we’re offering this cute little Oyster Lipton boys size watch. The stainless steel case measures 28.7mm diameter. This watch dates from the early 1940s and has sat in a drawer for close to 50 years according to the previous owner. If you have an old Oyster similar to this one missing a critical part like a balance staff or proper crown this is your chance to buy a working model for very little cost. The robust 15 jewel calibre 59 is running pretty good considering it’s dirty and bone dry. The case back has been engraved (likely with the original owner’s name) and the dial/hands have obvious signs of previous moisture damage. We are selling the watch as running but without mechanical warranty. The value of just a couple components on the watch are more than our entire asking price. The case back and crown thread nicely into position. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e11434.


October 8, 2018

Ladies Rolex Yacht-Master 169222 $6,000.00 CAD. e10932

If you’re searching for a ladies Rolex with a more sporting personality the Yacht-Master is basically your only choice. It has been one of the most sought after models in the Rolex line up. When the platinum and stainless steel versions came out they were only available by getting on a waiting list or paying more than retail for a used one. Now that they have been on the market for a while, nice pre-owned estate models are turning up but only very rarely. What makes model 169622 so attractive is that solid platinum bezel and dial. It’s not a simple painted base metal face, it is actually made from precious platinum with a micro sandblasted texture. The Yacht-Master is the only ladies watch that offers a handy 2 way timer bezel timer indexed for 60 minutes. The simple device easily allows the user to keep track of any event of up to one hour duration within about 30 seconds accuracy. Parking meters, lunch hours and maybe the perfectly timed steak are just a few things the bezel could accurately time. The 29mm watch is equipped with the famous Rolex Twinlock crown and oyster case water resistant to 300 feet. At 18 years old the watch is in remarkable condition. Only showing a little honest patina mostly in the form of a bit of sag in the oyster bracelet. Truthfully the small amount of sag actually makes the sportiest Rolex bracelet a bit more comfortable. With only 12 hinged links a little extra give allows a more comfy fit. Included with watch is Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty. Very good overall condition. The coronet Rolex logo on the buckle still sits up nice and tall as evidence of not being excessively polished. Estate priced at $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10932


October 5, 2018

Rolex 1601 Datejust with gilt dial circa 1962 $9680.00 CAD. e11277

Rolex Datejusts don’t get the respect they deserve. Everyone focuses on the sporty stainless steel high profile models, but a nice vintage Datejust should be a consideration for any collection. This 1962 example is one of the nicest we’ve had. It’s difficult finding any Rolex this old in original condition and black dials are quite uncommon. Dark dials were not too popular when new and just like a black car they are impossible to keep clean showing every possible mark. If any moisture or foreign contaminants touch a black dial it’s going to leave a mark and these marks usually can’t effectively be removed. We think the even patina on our 56 year old Datejust dial is simply a result of natural aging. Rolex dial paint formulas from the 50s, 60s and 70s are known to sometimes colour shift. Sometimes the paint surface can even develop a spider web crackled appearance. These images simply do not capture the beauty of this unique dark brownish green charcoal hue. 5 lines of gold gilt text are in perfect condition.Most of the original luminous tritium plots are all completely intact; sitting proud with amazing tan patina that only comes with age. The 6 o:clock plot is gone or perhaps was never there and the 3 o:clock tritium dot is mostly missing. Original and rare dauphine hands and faceted hour markers confirm originality to the Rolex connoisseur. A champagne date ring with black numerals is crystal clear, showing no stains or smudges on any of the 31 days. Open 6s and 9s are always a good thing to check for on any vintage Rolex. The watch was just treated to a full technical revision and is running well keeping excellent time. At the time of service a new waterproof tube and plastic crystal (genuine Rolex parts) were installed to keep this amazing dial looking great. The Datejust is without question the most often encountered model as they’ve been in continuous production since 1945. That being said, finding one from the early 60s is unusual. Finding one with a black dial almost never happens. Sooner of later I’m sure the Rolex collector world will come around; when they do rare and original Datejusts will be the most sought after. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $9680.00 CAD. Stock #e11277.


September 25, 2018

Ultra rare ROLEX Precision hinged box $1700.00 CAD. e10104

Special edition this and limited edition that. What makes one thing more collectable than the next. I suppose being rare is a good place to start, but more importantly there must be a market willing to buy your so called collectors item. From old beer cans to million dollar vintage cars there seems to be a collector for almost anything. A Rolex watch is a logical thing to collect. What’s more rare than a Rolex watch? It’s the box that it was presented in. There was only ever 1 box for every watch, there are no spare parts for a box. Rolex will not replace your damaged, lost or broken box. Most boxes get tossed after the watch goes out of warranty, they get stored in damp basements, kids play with them, they get used to hold loose change or nuts and bolts. The older a watch gets the less chance it will still have the box. Well collectors, here’s your chance. I think this is the oldest Rolex box that has ever come to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. As far as we can tell, this is the watch that came with it around seventy years ago.rolex-standard-calibre-59-17-jewel-square-case-with-vintage-box-006 The watch is a little unusual in its own right. Not too many Rolex watches from the 1940s were square, the majority were round and occasionally rectangular. Our little hand wind example measures 25.5mm x 26.0mm (not including the lugs or crown). The lovely 17 jewel calibre 59 was just serviced by our watchmaker and is keeping great time.rolex-standard-calibre-59-17-jewel-square-case-with-vintage-box-002 A very old, well worn and period correct brown leather strap with expandable section are fitted adding to the originality of the package.rolex-standard-calibre-59-17-jewel-square-case-with-vintage-box-004 Interesting and collectable the watch may be, but the box is where the value is. Try as I may I just couldn’t see another example of this box no matter how long I searched the internet. There are similar selling for €1000.00 to €1500.00 but none the same. It measures 12.4cm x 7.2cm and the condition is as good as it gets given the age. The burgundy exterior and velvet liner are virtually blemish free, as is the pale golden satin liner that reads “ROLEX THE WORLD’S MOST ACCURATE WRISTWATCH”. A pretty scroll styled gilded pin stripe lines the outer edge of the base and lid. The spring loaded hinge snaps closed tightly like the day it was made. We see many different Rolex watches every day but almost never a vintage box turns up like this one. It does seem a little strange, but of the two components that make up this package the box is by far the most valuable. A box like this would usually be something seen only in a watch museum. If only this watch could talk; I’m sure it would have a great story to tell. The well tarnished two tone silver dial with Roman numerals has the patina that comes with a life well lived.rolex-standard-calibre-59-17-jewel-square-case-with-vintage-box-001The gold plated case is showing its age too as the base metal is showing through many of the sharper case edges. Everything about the watch and box speak to the original condition. I’m so glad the previous owner(s) decided not to restore the dial and re-gold plate the case. The watch has been sold and is no longer available. The box only is estate priced at $1700.00 CAD. Stock #e10104.rolex-standard-calibre-59-17-jewel-square-case-with-vintage-box-007

Watch SOLD. Box available.


September 21, 2018

Tudor Black Bay Steel 79730 with extra strap $3,575.00 CAD. e11474

Rolex’ sister company Tudor has been riding a wave of popularity not experienced since the brand was conceived as a lower priced option in 1946. Although the brand existed since the mid 20s it wasn’t until just after the 2nd World War that Rolex really began to promote it alongside its namesake brand. Obtaining a Rolex Submariner is a life long goal for many watch enthusiasts, but forking over $10,000.00 CAD for a new one can be a challenge. Tudor diver watches offer a more affordable alternative while offering much of the same features. The value is even greater today now that Tudor are showcasing in house developed movements for exclusive duty in their creations. The Black Bay Steel 79730 is one of the first models to feature the Tudor MT5612 chronometer rated movement. Its 3 day power reserve is close to double that of the old generic mechanism found in previous Tudor diver watches. A silicon hairspring and the same basic balance wheel that Rolex use is more stable when exposed to high levels magnetic fields. For a watch in the Tudor price point there is little competition that offer such features.   This Black Bay Steel 79730 was purchased new in Canada from an authorized agent October 2017 and comes with everything supplied originally. It even comes with the bill of sale. Tudor have gained such popularity lately they even have waiting lists for some of the new releases. Waiting lists are nothing new for popular Rolex models but never before on a Tudor. Other brands take note; the $3000.00 to $7000.00 price point has a new old player in town and they have vast resources at their disposal. I suspect Tudor is about to make the life of Omega, Tag-Heuer and Breitling just a little more challenging. Our Black Bay is in like new condition. It’s never been polished or refinished in any way. This most purposeful of designs has one of the most legible dials in the business with a flat black dial and contrasting luminous hands/dial markers. Included with the watch is a dark military green nylon Tudor Nato strap. From what I understand these straps are no longer included, if you want one they are available for purchase separately. Original warranty will be honored by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers until October 2019. Estate priced at $3,575.00. CAD. Stock #e11474.

SOLD


September 12, 2018

Rolex 16610 Submariner with box/papers $9,700.00 CAD. e11737

There’s not much that hasn’t been said about the Rolex Submariner. There has never been a better blue chip collectible watch than the watch that has defined the way the world views a diver’s watch. It is the sport watch that all others are compared to. This particular example was delivered to the original Canadian customer by an authorized agent in Toronto August 2001. As luck would have it I have a 2001 Rolex brochure with a price list dated August 2001. 17 years ago this watch had a suggested retail price of $5930.00 CAD. Oh how the times have changed. Even a badly beat up and incomplete used Submariner sells for much more than $5930.00 today. The 16610 has become the latest Sub to earn collector status. It’s the last of the aluminum bezel, thin lug design that Rolex debuted over 50 years ago. This one is fully complete with the original box and paperwork along with various other accessories that often go missing. Condition is used but not abused. 17 years of use has manifested itself in the form of some flattening of the outboard bracelet links, softening of the factory applied brushed finish and a little sag in the oyster bracelet.  What I like about this one is the genuineness of the patina. It appears never to have been refinished or touched up anywhere. While not sharp and crisp, the lovely lug bevel is still visible on every edge to one degree or another. This small detail is the toughest things to duplicate when the case is polished and it’s so nice to see it on this one. The edge of the synthetic sapphire crystal is surprisingly chip free although there is a small scratch close to the right of the logo that is quite difficult to resolve. You can always get in line and order a brand new one for $9,750.00 but I think these original style Submariners will always be more collectible compared to the new reference 116610. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $9,700.00 CAD. Stock #e11737.

SOLD

 


September 4, 2018

Rolex Submariner 16610 $8,200.00 CAD. e11346

They’ve never been cheap and there’s not a much better watch at retaining value then a Rolex Submariner. If you’ve ever wanted one of these and missed the many opportunities over the years to buy one at a lower price, remember this saying; “in hindsight they really weren’t expensive after all”. Even the most garden variety Submariner has more than doubled in value over the last 20 years. Earlier models from the 60s that seemed expensive 20 years ago at $10,000 are worth 5 times that today. At $8,200.00 (Canadian) this Submariner offers excellent value given the current state of our weak currency. I have an old Rolex brochure from 1993 (the same year this watch was produced) from the United Kingdom. The little booklet is collectible in its own right but the interesting thing is the price list. It shows a recommended retail selling price of £1,780.00 (approximately $3,400.00 CAD at the time).  Today, the least expensive Submariner with a date display shows a retail price of $9,750.00 CAD, that’s a 280% price increase since 1993. However, adjusted for inflation based on the 1993 price a new Submariner should sell for just $5,500.00. Funny how Rolex have had price increases of close to double that of inflation. This is even more surprising since Canada is one of the least expensive markets for new Rolex in the world. Most are priced around 20% cheaper in Canada (currency adjusted). The trend is clear; there are far worse things you can do than buy yourself a nice Rolex Submariner. Our latest estate example is in excellent condition showing very little wear on the classic oyster link bracelet. Its synthetic sapphire crystal is perfect, not showing even the slightest scratch or scuff. The glossy black dial is a newer Rolex service replacement featuring super bright luminova glowing material applied to the hands and hour markers. For an earlier 16610 example this one is in excellent condition. Comes with a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty. Estate priced at $8,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11346.

SOLD


September 2, 2018

Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 $11470.00 CAD. e11523

When a garden variety Submariner just isn’t quite up to the task because it’s only watertight to 1000 feet, you need the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600. While it looks almost identical to the basic Submariner Date, it’s actually quite different. First thing you notice is the absence of a date magnifier over the calendar. The synthetic crystal is much thicker than the standard Submariner, as is the stainless steel case, water resistance rating is an amazing 4000 feet. Located on the 9 o’clock case edge is a helium escape valve (a feature the ordinary Submariner lacks). If you’re living in a pressurized diving bell breathing a mixture of oxygen and helium, your watch will need this escape valve to bleed off accumulated helium gas while you decompress. This example was manufactured around 1999 according to the “A” serial number. Despite the high level of specification it appears almost as new old stock, complete and original. The bracelet may be missing an adjustment link but these are readily available should you need one. The watch shows almost no signs of wear. It’s about the most complete example we’ve ever seen. At close to 20 years of age it’s incredible that it has never been refinished or polished in any way. The frog toes embossed buckle logo is totally correct without the usual telltale signs of polish. Case edges are crisp and sharp, the heavy oyster bracelet is like new showing no stretch or sag. Everything that came delivered with the watch brand new is still here. Inner/outer boxes, pillow, all paperwork , brochures, wallet, calendar (1999-2000), red plastic chronometer seal, green plastic hand tag with serial number, Sea-Dweller anchor in plastic sleeve along with prior receipt of sale. Sea-Dwellers of this era were the most qualified of all Rolex watches and are considered the most professional of all the pro models. You can’t buy a Sea-Dweller with a fancy diamond dial or with shiny gold trim; they only come in all business 904l stainless steel with a jet black glossy dial. This most purposeful of any Rolex is working great with all functions operating as designed. Curiously, the watch came to us with a polishing cloth plus an after sales service pamphlet. We believe the watch has never been serviced or even opened up since it left Rolex’ Geneva factory. The previous owner received the pamphlet and cloth when he bought it from Harmony Jewellers in 2017. As we can’t confirm prior service history we will perform a complementary complete overhaul in addition to our one year warranty. Sea-Dwellers are far less common than Submariners. I’d estimate for every estate Sea-Dweller that comes in we see at least 20 Submariners. If you purchase this watch you’ll have a tough decision to make; do you keep it in the box in current condition as a pure investment or do you use it as it was intended, scratches wear and tear be damned. We’ll leave that choice up  to you. Estate priced at $11,470.00 CAD. Stock #e11523.

SOLD


August 30, 2018

Ladies Rolex Datejust 69174 with custom diamond dial $4697.00 CAD. e11568

I can’t believe this watch is over 30 years old. Its tone on tone colour scheme is currently one of the most popular combinations going. When this watch was new in 1987 most people opted for the ubiquitous 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel look with a champagne dial. While the two look is certainly considered a Rolex classic that still sells well today, the rhodium dial with diamond hour markers looks much more modern and youthful. The 26mm case size is perfect for the lady with a smaller wrist. The dressy style jubilee bracelet is in very good condition showing just a little bit of stretch. A solid 18 karat white gold fluted bezel not only twinkles as the watch is worn, it serves duty keeping the synthetic sapphire crystal tightly secured to the water resistant oyster case. At some point in the past the previous owner decided to add a little dial bling in the form of sparkling diamond hour markers. The custom dial is of excellent quality with a radial rhodium finish that only an expert could tell wasn’t delivered from the Rolex factory. We just completed a full overhaul to the automatic winding chronometer grade movement in August of 2018. It’s running great keeping excellent time. The watch was also vacuum tested while serviced to make sure the water resistant qualities have been preserved. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty our newest estate Rolex is estate priced at $4697.00 CAD. Stock #e11568.

SOLD


August 28, 2018

Tudor “Pepsi” GMT 79830RB (perfect & just 3 months old) $5500.00 CAD. e11678

The Tudor GMT is one of the hottest watches you normally can’t buy. Retail agents have a waiting list for this watch and usually don’t know when Tudor will grace them with a new shipment. We were fortunate enough to get this watch from the original owner who traded it in for something different. Tudor’s new GMT is truly an amazing watch offering remarkable value unlike any other dual time model. This is the first GMT offered by Tudor and it operates in much the same fashion as its Rolex GMT Master II cousin, with a jumping local hour time zone adjustment. The watch is Tudor’s first offering with the brand new calibre MT5652 movement. The Swiss made proprietary mechanism showcases a 27 jewel certified chronometer, automatic winding timepiece with a 70 hour power reserve. Features like these are unique at the Black Bay GMTs price. Nothing else in the market offers this type of exotic performance for this price point. Purchased new in Canada from an authorized agent in July of 2018. Looking like it was just pulled out the display case is shows no evidence of use. The previous owner carefully wore it only a couple of times. It still has a few delivery stickers in place on the buckle and case back.Comes complete with inner/outer boxes, instructions, endorsed warranty card (no name filled in), full compliment of sizing links, cardboard hang tag, and original bill of sale. Even the inner foam box liner is here. The watch is covered by the factory warranty until July 2020 and Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will extend the guarantee until July of 2021. Estate priced at $5500.00 CAD. Stock #e11678.

SOLD


August 25, 2018

Rolex GMT-Master 16750 full set & then some! $17,385.00 CAD. e11597

Rolex is an immense company with a powerful influence on the watch and jewellery industry. Much like a glacier that slowly changes the environment to conform to it, Rolex does what it likes whether or not it makes sense to anyone else. The power of the Rolex brand has defined how the world experiences time keeping in wristwatch form. Love them or love to hate them you have to admire them. In this world of atomic clocks and electronic timing with accuracy levels measured in millionths of a second, why would anyone be interested in a mechanical wrist watch only guaranteed accurate to about plus or minus a few seconds a day. Why; because it’s a Rolex. The GMT-Master is one of their most iconic models that was designed over 60 years ago but still looks and functions just as it did in 1954. Originally built as a professional tool for pilots travelling through multiple time zones. The GMT Master has an extra hour hand plus a rotating bezel indexed for 24 hours to display a second time zone. The popular “Pepsi” bezel goes a bit further showing the daylight hours in red and the night hours in blue. Our GMT Master 16750 is in excellent condition showing little signs of use, especially for a model 32 years old. A beautiful glossy black service dial is perfect showing no stains or scratches of any kind. It was replaced on the recommendation of Rolex when the watch was serviced for it’s first and only time February 2010. At the same time the hands were updated with luminova examples, a new bezel insert, waterproof tube, crown and crystal were all changed with factory replacements. The full service cost for the previous and only owner $1437.50 plus sales tax (receipt included). The iconic red/blue “Pepsi” bezel is in perfect condition showing no fade. In the summer of 2010 a brand new Jubilee style bracelet was ordered (date code May 2009) and installed at Rolex Canada for $710.00 plus tax (invoice included). While most people assume the GMT-Master only came on the more sporty Oyster bracelet, the dressier Jubilee style was an option until the late 1980s. It definitely gives the watch a unique look. After close to a 30 year absence Rolex is once again is offering a GMT-Master with a red/blue bezel on a Jubilee bracelet, the new GMT is the only sporty Rolex to be offered with a Jubilee bracelet. The GMT-Master was retired in the late 1990s and replaced with the GMT-Master II still in production today. The new “Pepsi” red/blue model 126710BLRO retails for $10,600.00 CAD but apparently the waiting list to buy one is over a year. You could always get the entirely 18 karat white gold version for $42,150.00 CAD if you don’t want to wait that long. Vintage GMT Masters have seen considerable appreciation in value over the past few years. If you’ve been chasing them for a while maybe it’s time to bite the bullet. All plastic crystal professional Rolex watches are turning up less and less. Collectors are buying everything that comes on the market and tucking them away. This example comes as complete as you could possibly ask. When was the last time you saw a 1 owner GMT Master with paperwork/bill of sale (photo copied), inner/outer box, brochures, plastic wallet, red chronometer hang tag, period correct calendar, fitted box pillow and blanket from the 80s?   A few service parts are not original but it would be almost impossible to find a GMT in this condition with so many different documents all in the 1st and only owners name. The watch was lightly worn, always used with care in mind and the condition is testament to that treatment. The fine finish details are present, there is little to no sag in either bracelet and the case still displays a nice bevel on the lugs. Rolex sport models never seem inexpensive except in hindsight. Red/blue Pepsi GMTs do not come by very often. This very desirable watch is estate priced at $17,385.00 CAD. Stock #e11597.

SOLD


August 5, 2018

Rolex 116613LN Submariner full kit 1 owner $13,575.00 CAD. e11611

The latest version of the most famous sport watch of all time. Submariner model 116613 boasts some major improvements over the old 16613. That single extra digit in the style number gives you a ceramic bezel insert, thicker hands and hour markers that are far more luminous. The new model also receives a slightly larger case with wider more comfortable lugs. The center links are now solid 18 karat gold and the bracelet is completely new. A patented “glidelock” buckle allows rapid micro adjustment in length. There are few other watches that have a collector following like the Rolex Submariner. It is not that uncommon for a Submariner from the 1950s or 60s purchased new for a hundred dollars or so to sell for 30 thousand dollars today. This example was purchased brand new in Ontario from an authorized Rolex agent in December of 2010. It has been worn very cautiously and only occasionally by the original mature owner for the past 8 years and is in almost new condition. It retains its 100% original factory finish. It was only hand wiped with a soft cotton cloth and never refinished. Model 116613 has a retail price of $13,400.00 USD and $15,350.00 CAD. With our Canadian dollar falling right now I wouldn’t be surprised to see a price increase some time soon bringing the Canadian price in line with our American neighbors. The watch comes complete with everything delivered from the factory including inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card, instructions, all other paperwork. Even the plastic bezel guard, chronometer hang tag, serial/style number hang tag are here. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will supply a complimentary one year warranty covering all mechanical failures except those caused by misuse or damage caused by moisture. A brand new plastic wrapped extra link is ready to be installed if you have a larger than average wrist size. Estate priced at $13,575.00. If you’ve been looking for a great deal on a current Submariner this is it. Compare this complete example to what else is currently available and we’ll see you soon. Stock e11611.

SOLD


August 4, 2018

Rolex Datejust 18kt/stainless steel 16013 with tapestry dial $5500.00 CAD. e9091

e9091 Rolex Datejust tapestry dial 16013A Rolex Datejust isn’t exactly a rare model but when it comes with the unusual tapestry dial it’s time to pay attention. For a watch that is pushing 40 years old this example is in great shape. The bracelet is shows only minor stretch; the fluted bezel is showing a just slightly softened edge. A 36mm diameter case is suitable for a man looking for a “regular” sized watch or a woman looking for a slightly larger size. The tapestry dial is a seldom seen option that integrates especially well with the dressier jubilee bracelet. The striped dial is created by embossing a corrugated texture across the surface creating little hills and valleys. This treatment causes shadows to form across the dial when the watch is moved causing a striking effect. It’s surprising the dial wasn’t more popular option when this watch was new.e9091.1 Rolex Datejust tapestry dial 16013Current replacement model for the Rolex Datejust 16013 has a list price of $12,850.00 CAN but you can’t get it with a this tapestry dial. We just performed a complete technical revision on the movement this summer. The fresh service should have the watch running reliably until its next regular service interval around 5 to 7 years from now. Including a complementary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $5500.00 CAD. Stock #e9091.e9091.2 Rolex Datejust tapestry dial 16013

SOLD

 


August 3, 2018

Rolex Submariner 16613 $12,000.00 CAD. e11140

It’s a modern classic and soon the collector community will agree. It may not have quite the history of the basic steel Submariner that goes back to the 1950s but it certainly draws the eye with that incredible albeit not so subtle bright blue on yellow theme. Model 16613 has been discontinued and replaced with the similar blue dial/bezel ceramic version making this now discontinued example just a little more desirable. Comes with original endorsed paperwork from an Aruba authorized agency March 1996. This watch is in very good overall condition. 23 years old displaying very little wear and tear; showing only the typical scuffs and scratches associated with careful and conscious use. When we had a look at the movement it was still running quite well even though it appeared never to have been serviced before. We completed a full technical revision including replacement of all gaskets and a vacuum/pressure test in January 2015. Running great, keeping excellent time, it’s ready to go for the next several decades (with the occasional service). The embossed Rolex coronet on the buckle looks crisp and sharp.  This is one of the better example 16613 Submariners we’ve had lately. Official Toronto Rolex agents Royal De Versailles had a look at this watch May 30 2015. Their appraisal is included suggesting the appropriate insurance coverage should be $17,350.00 (local taxes included). With Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $12,000.00. Stock #e11140.

SOLD

 

 

 


July 24, 2018

Rolex Explorer II 216579 G serial, never worn $10,500.00 CAD. e11575

It seems every pre-owned Rolex has some sort of story and this one is no different. It was ordered in the spring of 2011 when Rolex announced only the 2nd redesign of the Explorer II since the original was debuted in 1971. As with most new model introductions from the esteemed Geneva based company, an instant waiting list formed overnight for the new watch. The original owner immediately got his name in and patiently waited for the call. In mid December of 2011 he was informed his watch had arrived at the local Rolex agent. The story pretty much ends there. After he picked it up he parked it unused in the original plastic shipping container until he sold it to us more than 7 years later. Occasionally a never worn Rolex turns up around here but seldom do they come as complete as this. Model 216570 comes with the inner/outer boxes, warranty card, instructions, hanging tags as you’d expect. It also comes with the protective plastic shipping container, cardboard sleeve, original bill of sale from Mayors Jewellers in Florida for $7750.00 USD plus state tax and a Mayors insurance appraisal. Most of the plastic stickers protecting the polished and brushed stainless steel case/bracelet are also still intact covering the watch. The final interesting fact about this watch is the sequential G serial number. Shortly after Rolex produced this watch they started to use a random series of scrambled numbers and letters for production identification. This new policy of mixed up characters makes it impossible to tell exactly how old a Rolex is unless you have the original dated warranty card. Without matching paperwork only Rolex knows exactly how old your watch is and they’re not talking. Whether this fact is important to you or not it sets this Explorer II apart from all Rolex watches that have been produced since. In keeping with the new 5 year Rolex warranty Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide the new owner a 5 year warranty. Our in house warranty covers all aspects of mechanical failure except if caused by misuse or damage due to moisture. If you decide to purchase this watch you’ll have a choice to make. Do you continue to mothball it as a never worn or used collectible or do you peel off the plastic stickers and wear it the way Rolex intended. Decisions decisions……. Estate price $10,500.00 CAD.

SOLD


July 21, 2018

2017 Rolex Submariner 116610LN full set $10,200.00 CAD. e11580

Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In more than 60 years of production the Submariner formula has changed very little. Rare vintage examples now trade hands for more than 100 times their original price. The upgraded 116610 Date model adds a useful calendar display at 3 o’clock with that iconic magnified Cyclops bubble. A simple glossy black dial with luminous hands and markers makes for a most purposeful design day or night. If there was a list of blue chip collectible watches the Rolex Submariner would be right at the top. Like any blue chip stock they always appear expensive when you first consider purchasing and they never go on sale. As the years go by and they continually appreciate in value you realize you should have bought one a long time ago. With our weak Canadian dollar they are difficult to find either new or used. If you want to pick up a new one in Canada be prepared to get on a waiting list. Most examples are being diverted to the United States for sale with a much stronger currency but even in the States they are rarely seen in authorized agent showcases. The current list price for the Submariner Date is $8550.00 in the U.S. At current exchange rates, plus 5% duty, plus 5% GST, plus provincial sales tax, buying one in the United States could cost you the equivalent of $13,000.00 Canadian by the time you get in across the border. Our latest estate Submariner was originally delivered in Canada to an official Rolex agent in May of 2017. Being a Canadian delivered watch and coming with the original documentation including the first and original owner’s name on the warranty card you can be confident all the taxes have been paid. You can travel hassle free across the border should a customs agent ask you to prove the appropriate Canadian tax was paid and the watch wasn’t smuggled into Canada. Overall condition is excellent, but it does show scratches on the case and bracelet. We can have these scuffs removed with a complimentary refinishing in just a day or so. Never polished or refinished in any way, retaining the original finish is what is so coveted by collectors. A few scuffs and scratches are what is expected on any professional Rolex. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, endorsed warranty card, all paperwork, hanging chronometer seal, cardboard hanging tag showing style/serial number, plastic bezel guard, cardboard shipping sleeve and even the soft foam box top liner come included. If you’re considering purchasing a Rolex keep in mind they only appear inexpensive in hindsight. A simple change of ownership at Rolex Canada will keep you covered with the full support of the international warranty until December of 2022. Rolex will not change ownership title without the original endorsed authorized agent warranty card. Gray market vendor watch warranties are not honored by Rolex. Working perfectly and keeping great time the watch is estate priced at $10,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11580.

SOLD


July 18, 2018

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R $3700.00 CAD. e11440

e9360 Tudor Black Bay 79220RSince Tudor updated the Heritage Black Bay with the in house developed mechanism and made a few subtle external changes these first generation reintroduction Black Bays have experienced increased demand. It seems that since they’ve been discontinued they are much more collectible. Rolex has been missing out on a lot of business in the mid range price segment for decades. They absolutely dominate in the premium segment but Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and many other companies compete in the $2000.00 – $7000.00 price range. Tudor has always been made by Rolex but lacked the recognition of the parent company. Over the past number of years Tudor have been re-establishing themselves with the introduction of successful designs from their past. The Heritage Black Bay is one of the most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, gold printing and the “snow flake” hour hand are familiar details to those who remember the original watches.e9360.1 Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R Our example was purchased in Canada form an authorized agent April of 2015 and worn cautiously for the past couple of years. The condition is very good. Just the lightest of polishing has made the watch look almost like new. Just a few light scratches can be seen on the buckle, case edges and lugs. It’s a serious watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The automatic Swiss made movement within the oyster style 41mm case is keeping excellent time. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a complimentary one year warranty for the new owner. Inner/outer boxes, instructions, plastic hang tag and even an extra heavy duty nylon strap are included with purchase. Model 79220R had a suggested retail price of $3425.00 USD (when available). Our like new model is estate priced at $3700.00 CAD. If you’re a fan of the old school Tudor rose dial logo don’t wait too long as collectors are buying up these future classic Black Bays. Stock #e11440.

SOLD

 


July 16, 2018

Rolex Air-King 14000 $5000.00 CAD. e10903

Current collectible or future collectible? Without a doubt it’s both. The Rolex Air-King has been around in one form or another for over 70 years. This basic looking oyster case Rolex was first labeled Air-King as a tribute to Britain’s Royal Air Force who participated in the battle of Britain. RAF pilots of the time preferred using Rolex oysters over their standard issue lower quality watches. The robust design and relatively large case size made them the perfect pilot tool for quick time interpretation and navigation. If you visit your local Rolex agent to buy a modern 34mm oyster 114200 you’ll notice the dial no longer reads Air-King. The traditional size 34mm Oyster Perpetual “Air-King” era appears to be over. Our latest estate Rolex is in very good condition for a 23 year old watch. It looks as if it was only occasionally worn. The only evidence of use that can’t simple be polished away are 2 tiny impact marks on the synthetic sapphire crystal between the centre of the crystal and the 2 o:clock hour marker. Our example features the striking radial finish blue/Arabic dial making this example a little more unique. Most Air-King models have a silver, black or white dial with simple stick hour markers. Comes complete with inner/outer box, paperwork, booklets, wallet with calendar. Everything in perfect condition guarantee this to be a very desirable watch. It also comes with a Rolex factory service warranty card and brochure from March 2014. I love the blue dial, it’s so nice I almost want to keep it for myself. It reminds me of something my Dad used to say, “never fall in love with your inventory”. So with those wise words in mind we are offering this amazing example for $5000.00 CAD including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e10903.

SOLD

 

 


July 15, 2018

Rolex Datejust 36 late tritium model 16233 $8400.00 CAD. e11274

We’ve spoken about it many times before but it never gets old. The Rolex Datejust could just be the universal watch. It’s got to be the longest continuously produced model in the industry. Introduced in 1945 at the same time Rolex was celebrating their 40th anniversary. The occasion also marked the debut of the aptly named jubilee bracelet. If the Datejust is the most popular Rolex ever produced, the two tone silver dial with jubilee bracelet and fluted bezel has got to be one of the most sophisticated of the countless versions available. Whether it’s an original from the 40s or one just purchased, they look has remained the same. It’s a mature design but is never gets old. Our latest example was produced in 1997. For a 21 year old watch the condition is excellent. Crisp edges on the fluted bezel are still sharp showing the watch hasn’t been overly polished. The bracelet shows well, it displays only little sag making it just that much more comfortable. A calendar display is a very common thing to see on modern watches but in 1945 Rolex was the only manufacturer with such a feature incorporating a quick changeover at midnight. The name Datejust may seem a bit awkward, but it makes perfect sense given some thought. Most watches slowly turn over the date display starting around 10:00 pm taking several hours to fully reveal the next date of the month. Rolex produced a quick turn mechanism advancing the date in an instant within a few minutes of exactly midnight. This simple process makes the date display absolutely true and “just”, hence unusual moniker. At 36mm diameter this watch was traditionally the domain of men but today many women find the size appropriate as an easy to read timepiece with just enough presence to make a statement. Rolex watches aren’t exactly cutting edge when it comes to designs but when they do something they do it perfectly. I never grow tired of looking at the subtle dial details on Rolex watches. This example is no different. Perfect text, perfectly polished and faceted 18 karat gold hands/markers. In the late 1990s Rolex changed the luminous pigment from slightly radioactive tritium to luminova. Vintage Rolex collectors love finding original tritium examples. They can be distinguished by a couple Ts on the bottom of the dial. Over time tritium plots can colour shift to a soft tan hue adding to the vintage look. On this dial the tritium plots are still fully intact and retain their original very slightly greenish white colour. Not exactly a rare dial but it’s a perfect example. Excellent overall condition, keeping great time with all functions working as designed. This one owner watch comes with everything from June 23 2000 when it was purchased new at a Toronto area authorized agent. The only thing it’s missing is the pillow and inner box liner. In 2000 this watch was purchased for $6521.74 plus tax. Current examples of this watch are still being made today with a price of $12,500.00 plus tax at your local Canadian Rolex agent. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this example is estate priced at $8400.00 CAD. Stock #e11274.

SOLD


July 10, 2018

Rolex Submariner 5513 circa 1968 $10,750.00 CAD. e11304

Vintage Rolex professional models are the most sought after of all estate watches with Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers customers. It’s always a treat when a plastic crystal sport model turns up and this one is no different. Here’s the good news. The watch was made in the 4th quarter of 1968 according to the stamp inside the case back, making it the perfect gift for  the watch guy in your life who’s turning 50 in 2018. 50 year old Submariners are extremely scarce. Most have been snapped up by collectors and are squirreled away never to be seen again. The original case displays typical signs of wear and tear associated with close to half a century of use. Scratches and scuffs can be found on the case/bracelet but the lugs are quite thick and still display a beveled edge although now rounded from decades of use. The legendary Rolex calibre 1520 powering the watch was just serviced by us (June 2018) and is working as good as new keeping excellent time. At the time of service a new rotor axle was replaced along with a full gasket kit. The vintage domed plastic crystal, that gives these vintage Subs their classic looks, was freshly polished to reveal the glossy black dial. A few of you sharp eyed Rolex enthusiasts may have already recognized this dial isn’t original to the watch. It was replaced a number of years ago when the watch was being serviced by Rolex. Perhaps the original suffered some moisture damage and became stained or discoloured. I suspect the hands were also changed at the time as they have luminous characteristics that the originals would never have displayed. An original tritium dial from the 1960s would have long since stopped glowing, but this superluminova example looks great in the dark. While we’re at it we might also add that the aluminum bezel is likely a service replacement along with the triplock crown. The oyster link bracelet while a genuine Rolex item doesn’t even belong on a Submariner. Bracelet number 78360 is usually found on a GMT Master. Outwardly similar looking, it lacks the divers extension and flip lock buckle. It fits the case perfectly and likely replaced the original vintage folded link design that is far less durable. The bracelet date codes it to 2006 which makes sense for the fresh looking dial. If you’re looking for a completely original, excellent condition 5513 Submariner you’ll have to keep looking (best of luck). You’ll also need to bring along around $20,000.00 more if you do find one. Prices have gone crazy for original vintage Submariners. This one offers the look and the feel without the expense. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $10,750.00 CAD. Stock #e11304.

SOLD


July 9, 2018

Rolex Submariner 16610 full set $9890.00 CAD (tax included). e11561

Rolex has likely made millions of Submariners since the model was introduced in the late 1950s. The vast numbers produced hasn’t hurt the secondary market as values continue to climb for good used examples. Trying to find a brand new one at your local Rolex agent usually turns up empty. Most dealers have a waiting list for Submariners or a first come first serve policy. If you see a new one you better buy it because chances are it’ll be gone tomorrow. Since this model was replaced by the ceramic bezel insert 116610 the aluminum generation instantly became collectible. Complete and original are what the Rolex collector looks for and this one is both. Our latest Submariner Date comes with inner/outer box, instructions, booklets, plastic hanging tags, calendar, card holder, endorsed warranty papers etc. Even the protective delivery cardboard sleeve is here. Additionally, an appraisal from Humbertown Jewellers (July 2012) and the original purchase invoice from La Difference Time Centre (April 2005) accompany the watch. Overall condition is very good. The watch displays the expected evidence of careful use for a watch produced in 2005. Some sag is present in the classic brushed finish oyster bracelet. The no lug hole oyster case has been lightly refinished over the years along along with the solid end link bracelet but the watch still displays the characteristics of new. Even under magnification the glossy black dial and synthetic sapphire crystal are perfect. The 18 karat white gold luminous hands/hour markers perfectly match and offer excellent legibility night or day. According to the previous owner the watch was recently serviced. Keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year wholesale warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure. Our in house warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse or moisture. Estate priced at $9890.00 (ALL TAXES INCLUDED). Stock #e11561.

SOLD


Rolex Datejust 41 126334 (3 months old) CAD. e11530

It’s the less is more of the Rolex line up. You wouldn’t know it but this is one of Rolex’ newest watches. While it’s still a Datejust with roots going back to 1945 the new Datejust 41 is virtually all new but at the same time comfortably familiar looking. A new 41mm case design, the first of the big Datejust models available with a Jubilee bracelet and a completely new movement. The Datejust has never been the flashiest of Rolex models especially so when executed with a tone on tone colour scheme. From a technical point of view the Datejust 41 is one of Rolex’ most advanced models. Watch people appreciate tradition but we also covet the art of the mechanical movement. We love the workhorse old 3135 movement which was used for 30 years in the Datejust and even Submariner models, but as an enthusiast you can’t help but admire the new generation Rolex 32XX movements like the 3235. It’s not an evolution of the old 3135, it’s a reinvention as over 90% of the parts are new. The 3235 features a completely new escapement (the heart of a movement), a modified barrel design allowing for a longer mainspring extending the power reserve, a new winding module increases efficiency and is adjusted to tighter accuracy tolerances. In keeping with the Rolex philosophy of “in house” manufacture, they have reduced gear train friction by developing their own proprietary lubricants. Even though the movement is rarely seen and only by qualified watchmakers, they’ve even refined the aesthetic finishes on the movement. All these improvements ultimately provide the wearer with a more accurate, reliable timepiece with an extra long 70 hour power reserve. Even the service intervals have been extended to 10 years. The extrovert Submariner still uses the old 3135 movement developed 30 years ago, but they still seem to get all the attention while the new Datejust 41 quietly ticks away as the higher specification, more accurate movement. Our latest Datejust estate offering is only a few months old and was only worn a few times. It’s condition can only be described as perfect. There is no evidence of any use. It hasn’t been refinished or polished in even the slightest way. Just a wipe with a soft cloth to remove fingerprints for photographs was all that was needed preparing it for sale as a highlight in our estate department. Canadian delivered by Royal De Versailles Toronto June 2018. Comes complete with endorsed official warranty card valid until 2023. Inner/outer box, plastic chronometer seal tag, instruction booklet and even the cardboard box sleeve are included with purchase. Like other Rolex Oyster models this one comes with the regular features of synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, 904l stainless steel construction, cyclops date magnifier, locking deployment buckle with a clever do it yourself length adjustment for those days when a few millimeters extra room is needed. The 100 meter water resistant oyster case is completely high polished. A solid 18 karat white gold fluted dial and jubilee bracelet give it the popular large but dressy look. A radial finish silver dial is one of the easiest to read and the 41mm case size makes instant time interpretation a snap. Simple stick hands and markers have been treated to a generous amount of luminous material helping visibility in low and no light situations. The Canadian Rolex market has very little inventory available for larger sized steel watches and virtually nothing when it comes to sport models. In the USA this watch carries a retail price of $9450.00 USD, while in Canada it’s a relative bargain considering the price of $10,800.00 (assuming you can find one for sale) at your local authorized agent. Stock #e11530.

SOLD


Rolex Submariner 16610 $8825.00 CAD. e11345

For over 65 years the Rolex Submariner has been a watch respected and desired by watch collectors and aficionados alike. It’s the blue chip collectible for watch aficionados. Perhaps it’s due to the Submariner connection to Hollywood celebrities Sean Connery and Steve McQueen, maybe for its connection to music legends Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen. The Submariner was also the choice of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. Possibly because it’s universally considered to be the greatest tool watch of all time. There are many other dive watches on the market but Rolex says it best; “from the top of the world, to the bottom of the sea, Rolex proves dependable”. The popularity of Rolex and specifically the Submariner has grown so greatly in the last few years an entire industry has evolved out of customizing them with unique leather and rubber straps, specially treated dials and even hand engraved cases. Our Rolex Submariner Date 16610 is pure Rolex, the F serial number dates our watch to 2004. A few years before this example was made Rolex began laser etching the synthetic sapphire crystal at the 6:00 o’clock position. This technically difficult process was thought to have been introduced as a way of identifying high end fakes that are getting better every day.  The 16610 Submariner was introduced in 1987 and stayed in continuous production for well over 20 years. Along the way Rolex in its typical thoughtful and  cautious approach slowly introduced improvements to the case, bracelet and movement. As a relatively late production example our latest estate Sub benefits from every upgrade. Many changes go unnoticed but some are easy to spot. No drill hole lugs, solid end link bracelet and solid link diver extension are easily spotted. The laser etched crystal and the much improved superluminova glowing dial/hand markers offer superior night time legibility. It’s running beautifully and will be delivered to its new owner with a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. The 16610 Rolex was the longest produced Submariner model. Despite the long production run with potentially millions made they don’t show up everyday and each time they’re a little more expensive. Since being replaced with the new ceramic bezel version 116610, these older models have gained instant collectible status. Great overall condition and keeping fantastic time, this watch is ready for many decades to rugged use. Estate priced at $8825.00. Stock #e11345.

SOLD

 


July 8, 2018

Rolex Submariner 116613LB (6 months old) $15,000.00 CAD. e11578

The latest version of the most famous sport watch of all time. Submariner model 116613 boasts some major improvements over the old 16613. That single extra digit in the style number gives you a ceramic bezel insert, thicker hands and hour markers that are far more luminous. The new model also receives a slightly larger case with wider lugs. The center links are now solid 18 karat gold and the Oyster bracelet is completely new. Incorporated into the mechanical clasp is hidden the patented Rolex “glidelock”. This clever gadget allows super quick rapid micro adjustments in length. There are few other watches that have a collector following like the Rolex Submariner. It is not uncommon for a Submariner from the 1950s or 60s that was purchased new for a hundred dollars or so to sell for 30 thousand dollars today. This example was purchased brand new in Toronto in March of 2018. It has been worn cautiously by the previous owner for the past half year and is in excellent condition. Just a light polish to the heavy duty Oyster link bracelet was all it required to get ready for its new owner. Model 116613 has a retail price of $13,400.00 USD and a comparative bargain at $15,350.00 CAD. With the weak Canadian dollar I wouldn’t be surprised to see a price increase sometime soon bringing the Canadian price more in line with our American neighbors. The watch comes complete with inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card, instructions, all other paperwork plus the plastic chronometer hang tag. When the new ceramic Sub debuted in 2010 many people (including me) thought the new blue dial and bezel wasn’t nearly as attractive as the previous model. Maybe I’m just getting used to it, but I swear this 2018 looks more royal blue than the periwinkle smurf blue of the early ceramics. The 5 year warranty expires in March of 2023. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will coordinate any warranty issues within the balance of the original factory warranty. Estate priced at $15,000.00. Stock number e11578.

SOLD

 


July 3, 2018

Rolex GMT-Master II 116713LN $14,300.00 CAD. e11560

Purchased new from a Canadian authorized agent in April 2013 we proudly offer this excellent example of a Rolex GMT-Master II model 116713LN. The GMT II was the first Rolex to offer the now standard ceramic bezel insert. This new material offers far better scratch resistance than the previous aluminum piece. The new GMT also benefits from the larger “maxi” dial markers and hands, it’s more luminous than previous models, has a bigger more water tight trip lock crown, heavier bracelet with quick micro adjustment and flip lock buckle. In short this is not your father’s GMT. It’s a quantum leap in build quality over the previous versions. With all the improvements also came a larger price. This model currently retails for the relative bargain price of $14,900.00 CAD. In the United States it is much more expensive (dollar adjusted) priced at $13,000.00 USD. As our Canadian dollar continues to flounder I wouldn’t be surprised if Rolex Canada raises the price in Canada although we’ve been speculating this for a few years and it still hasn’t happened. For retaining value it’s always best to keep your Rolex original and keep everything that came with the watch when first delivered. The one and only previous owner took this philosophy to the extreme. Not only did he keep the inner/outer box, warranty card, booklets, instructions, card holder, plastic hanging tags etc., he also keep the original bill of sale, outer protective cardboard sleeve plus every piece of protective plastic. The protective plastic tape bits are all neatly arranged on the back of the instruction booklet. Overall condition is excellent, showing signs of regular use in the form of small scuff and scratches on the steel and 18 karat gold. There is no measurable wear in any of the bracelet links or movable parts. We’ve decided to leave the watch in it’s original presentation as most collectors prefer original to refreshed. If you’d like the watch polished and refinished to like new condition we’d be happy to provide this service free of charge. This watch is estate priced at $14,300.00 including a complimentary one year warranty from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Stock #e11560.

SOLD


June 28, 2018

Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN $10,750.00 CAD (9 months old). e11521

Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In more than 60 years of production the Submariner formula has changed very little. Rare vintage examples now trade hands for more than 100 times their original price. The upgraded 116610 Date model adds a useful calendar display at 3 o’clock with that iconic magnified Cyclops bubble. A simple glossy black dial with luminous hands and markers makes for a most purposeful design day or night. If there was a list of blue chip collectible watches the Rolex Submariner would be right at the top. Like any blue chip stock they always appear expensive when you first consider purchasing and they never go on sale. As the years go by and they continually appreciate in value you realize you should have bought one a long time ago. With our weak Canadian dollar they are difficult to find either new or used. If you want to pick up a new one in Canada be prepared to get on a waiting list. Most examples are being diverted to the United States for sale with a much stronger currency. Our latest estate Submariner was originally delivered in Canada to an official Rolex agent in December of 2017. Being a Canadian delivered watch and coming with the original documentation including the first owner’s invoice you can be confident the taxes have been paid. You can travel hassle free across the border should a customs agent ask you to prove the appropriate Canadian tax was paid and the watch wasn’t smuggled into Canada. Overall condition is excellent, exhibiting only subtle evidence of use in the form of small scuffs on the buckle/bracelet. We can have these scuffs removed in a couple of minutes if you wish. Never polished or refinished in any way. It still retains the original finish so coveted by collectors. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, endorsed warranty card, all paperwork, hanging chronometer seal, cardboard hanging tag showing style/serial number, original bill of sale, cardboard shipping sleeve and even soft foam box liner come included. If you’re considering purchasing a Rolex keep in mind they only appear inexpensive in hindsight. A simple change of ownership at Rolex Canada will keep you covered with the full support of the international warranty until December of 2022. Rolex will not change ownership title without the original endorsed authorized agent warranty card. Gray market vendor watch warranties are not recognized by Rolex. Working perfectly and keeping great time the watch is estate priced at $10,750.00 CAD. Stock #11521.

SOLD


June 22, 2018

Rolex Air-King 14010 $4500.00 CAD. e10902

Rolex watches just look right. Their traditional style never grows old. It could even be argued that they’re even a little boring. Perhaps they’re not the cutting edge when it comes to trendy fashion looks, but 20 years from now I bet this watch will be just as sought after as it is today or when brand new in 1997. The 34mm case size is a bit smaller by contemporary standards but they’re super comfy on the average gents wrist and look great on a woman’s arm too. The slightly more unusual engine turned bezel makes the watch appear a little larger and definitely adds a sporty touch. A rich navy blue dial is very complimentary with the stainless steel case. It’s dressy, it’s sporty, it’s the Rolex Oyster, the do it all design that set the bar for water resistance when first introduced in the 1920s. To this day it’s still the standard to which all others compare. The rugged durable design can be worn 24/7 for almost any activity. Model 14010 is in excellent condition showing only the slightest amount of wear. The bracelet is tight and crisp showing almost no sag or stretch. The synthetic sapphire crystal is completely scratch and chip free. The blue radial finish dial and hands are absolutely perfect; tritium treated hands and hour markers no longer glow and are still perfectly white showing no discolouration or tanning patina associated with age. A basic Rolex lacking a calendar with plain old stick hour markers on the tough oyster bracelet may have been the entry level offering but it sure has stood the test of time. Keeping excellent time while looking great is a combination that never goes out of style. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this classic Rolex is estate priced at $4500.00 CAD. Stock #e10902.

SOLD

 

 


June 20, 2018

Rolex Oyster 67180 $2420.00 CAD. e11296

e9780 Rolex Oyster 67189 jubilee 002Over sized watches are certainly very popular right now. Every major brand shows watches well over 40mm diameter in both men’s and ladies models. Close to 3 decades ago when this watch was new a 25mm case size like this one was considered a generous size for a ladies watch. At the time ultra thin and tiny watches featuring small electronic quartz technology was what almost everyone wanted. The Japanese brand Seiko was by far the most popular brand, even making advances into the luxury watch world with solid gold models costing thousands of dollars. Those watches have all come and gone while Rolex continues making their simple looking oyster models. Even today the entry Rolex looks just like this but the size is now 1mm larger at 26mm. The price has also changed, a basic Oyster Perpetual now retails at $5550.00 CAD and is only available with the less dressy Oyster bracelet. Our little Rolex 67180 has recently undergone a full technical revision including servicing of the proprietary automatic Swiss made movement, calibration, gasket kit, vacuum testing and case/bracelet refinishing. It should be good for the next decade when I’m sure it’ll still  be in style. The watch is in very good condition showing some stretch in the bracelet but not too much given its 1990 vintage. How this watch came to be on a Jubilee bracelet is a bit of a mystery as every reference that I see show it with the more basic Oyster style bracelet. Perhaps it was upgraded at the time of original purchase as the date code matches up really close the our estimated production date for the watch of 1990. The dial and hands are showing some patina in the form of minor spotting and oxidation.e9780 Rolex Oyster 67189 jubilee 003 If you like a more dressy look, the jubilee style bracelet on this example is the obvious choice not to mention the superior comfort offered by the super flexible smaller links. The simple silver dial, tone on tone format with basic time only display refines the classic understated looks. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this quintessential Rolex is estate priced at $2298.00 CAD. Not many ladies all stainless steel Rolex come through our estate department and we don’t expect this one to last too long. Stock #e11296.e9780 Rolex Oyster 67189 jubilee 001

SOLD

 


June 17, 2018

Rolex Submariner 116613LN $14,500.00 CAD. e11468

The latest version of the most famous sport watch of all time. Submariner model 116613 boasts some major improvements over the old 16613. That single extra digit in the style number gives you a ceramic bezel insert, thicker hands and hour markers that are far more luminous. The new model also receives a slightly larger case with wider more comfortable lugs. The center links are now solid 18 karat gold and the bracelet is completely new. A patented “glidelock” buckle allows rapid micro adjustment in length. There are few other watches that have a collector following like the Rolex Submariner. It is not all that uncommon for a Submariner from the 1950s or 60s that was purchased new for a hundred dollars or so to sell for 30 thousand dollars today. This example was purchased brand new in Toronto at Royal De Versailles Jewellers in the winter of 2016. It has been worn very cautiously and only occasionally by the original owner for the past few years and is in like new condition. It retains its 100% original factory finish, never polished or refinished in any way. It truly looks virtually unworn. Model 116613 has a retail price of $13400.00 USD and $15,350.00 CAD. With our Canadian dollar falling right now I wouldn’t be surprised to see a price increase some time soon bringing the Canadian price in line with our American neighbors. The watch comes complete with everything delivered from the factory including inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card, instructions, all other paperwork. The 5 year warranty expires in January of 2021. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will coordinate any warranty issues within the balance of the original factory warranty. Estate priced at $14,500.00. Stock e11468.

SOLD


June 16, 2018

Rolex Datejust 16013 Linen Tritium dial $4800.00 CAD. e11278

Old enough to be considered vintage but just new enough to have conveniences of a  modern Rolex. This is a 40 year old Datejust 16013. Introduced in the mid 1940s the Datejust is one of Rolex longest running models, as such it has benefited from many improvements over the years. The extremely reliable calibre 3035 movement beats within the oyster case to a high frequency of 28800 cycles per hour; an almost 50% increase in rate over the previous generation. The 3035 was introduced in 1977 making this example one of the earliest to showcase a high beat movement.  With increased speed comes increased accuracy and the famous super smooth fluid motion second hand that Rolex is famous for. Rolex engineers eliminated the large poising screws along the outside edge of the balance wheel leaving only 4 very small timing screws inside the wheel. This development gained significant aerodynamic efficiency by reducing drag as the wheel spins. Small details like this are critical, they allow Rolex to be the number one producer of chronometer grade movements. No other company even comes close to producing as many officially certified chronometer grade movements. The newer mechanism also features a quick setting date allowing the user to change the date without affecting the time. This movement was fully overhauled by our Rolex trained watchmaker at which time a new genuine Rolex crystal was installed. The mechanism is in perfect like new condition looking more like a 4 year old example not 4 decades old. This watch must have sat around for many years unworn. The inside case back has no records of any previous service. It’s entirely possible that our March 2018 overhaul was its first. The rare linen texture dial also speaks to only occasional use as its condition is also perfect. Many times while being serviced small scuffs and scratches can occur when hands are removed and the dial is handled. Not so with this face the only thing worth mentioning is one of the fragile tritium hour plots is missing at the 8 o:clock marker. The rest of the watch appears totally original. It comes with a U.S.A. made oval link Rolex Jubilee bracelet. These bracelets appeared loose and stretched even when brand new. Larger gaps and open sections between the links give these a worn in look but also make them supremely comfortable. The buckle still displays the famous Rolex coronet logo. Rolex still make a model that looks almost the same but without the linen textured dial. The current replacement model retails at $15750.00 CAD. Including our one year warranty this excellent condition example is estate priced at $4800.00 CAD. Stock #e11278.

SOLD

 


June 15, 2018

Rolex Datejust II 116300 $8300.00 CAD. e11433

Originally owned by a customer of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers who used it for less than two years then traded in for something a little dressier. When Rolex decided to up-size the traditional 36mm Datejust in 2009 they did it in a big way; the 41.6mm 116300 Datejust II was the result. Upon initial introduction it was a huge success both literally and figuratively. It wasn’t long before the watch community began to critique the bulky nature of the hour markers, bezel, the case thickness and the lug shape. In late 2015 it was discontinued after only 6 years in production making for a short production run. Rolex is known for moving very slowly and keeping models in the line up for decades in many cases. The 116300 isn’t being appreciated for its future potential rarity. I’m sure the new more subtle Datejust 41 will stick around far longer than just 6 years. This is a Canadian delivered watch purchased in October 2016 from an Ontario authorized agent. The remaining balance of the transferable factory 5 year warranty is included. Once that expires Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers will extend an additional one year in house warranty to the new owner. Original inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card with holder, instructions, original bill of sale and all accessories come included. Even the clear plastic bezel guard that protects the smooth shiny bezel while on display is here. This watch had a suggested retail price of $7150.00 USD when it was available. Our pristine example with the favored glossy black dial is estate priced at $8300.00 CAD. Stock #e11433.

SOLD


June 12, 2018

Ladies Rolex Datejust Tapestry dial 69173 $4675.00 CAD. e10668

The Rolex Datejust could just be the most popular model ever produced by the esteemed brand. The design has been around for over 70 years with millions of men’s and lady’s examples manufactured. We see them in various sizes with different bezel, dial and bracelet combinations all the time. A tapestry face is a less commonly encountered optional dial treatment. The vertical stripes are created by embossing a corrugated texture across the surface creating little hills and valleys. This treatment causes shadows to form over the dial when the watch is moved causing a striking rolling shadow effect. It’s surprising the dial wasn’t a more popular option when this watch was new in the late 1980s. Nowadays any colour of tapestry dial is always a customer favorite. The ordinary flat finishs just look a little dull by comparison. The pale champagne tapestry looks especially sophisticated. The distinctive dial pattern is very flattering when combined with the 18 karat centre links of the jubilee bracelet. The rest of the watch is classic ladies Rolex; 26mm oyster case watertight to 100 meters, 18 karat yellow gold fluted bezel on an 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel jubilee bracelet. Rolex is one of the few companies to produce a lady’s certified chronometer automatic watch. Model 69173 is no different. The mechanism has been adjusted and regulated to the same tolerances for accuracy as any of the larger men’s chronometer models. The dial text is your warranty of independent testing and certification to the world’s most exacting standards. The watch is running great with all functions working as designed. We just had a full technical revision performed on the movement along with all new gaskets. A brand new original equipment synthetic crystal was also fitted. For a 31 year old watch the overall condition is excellent. The full length bracelet is showing some wear in the form of a little sag but it still has many decades of service left. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, Rolex service pouch, water resistance testing results and timing results the watch is estate priced at $4675.00 CAD. Stock #e10668.

SOLD


June 11, 2018

Rolex Explorer II 16570 $8000.00 CAD. e11351

Rolex Explorer IIs are only available in stainless steel with a white or black dial. That’s it, no options, no diamonds, no gold or two tone cases. Even the dressier Jubilee bracelet option is not available. If you want a classic sport Rolex this may be the model for you. Measuring 40mm diameter makes for a comfortable size that can be worn by anyone. Not too big and not to small. They have become more collectible over the last few years since they were replaced with the new larger 42mm version. The classic glossy black dial is synonymous for a sporty Rolex and always looks great. This is one of the best examples of a 16570 that we have ever had. It looks practically like new. Just a few minor scuffs on the outside of the bracelet and buckle. Almost in new old stock condition. Collectors covet originality and completeness and few are more complete than this example. Everything that came from the factory in Geneva is here. The box with brochures, warranty paper, calendar, service guide, hanging tags, inner/outer box, wallet and sleeve.  The condition and completeness say a lot about the previous owner and how they took care of this watch since its delivery around 2002 from a Canadian authorized Rolex agent. In March of 2015 the watch was serviced by Rolex. A Rolex service warranty card and booklet also come included as proof of factory maintenance. Looking at the overall condition you’d swear it was only a few months old not 16 years. The Explorer II is a dual time model than can display a second time zone in a 24 hour format using the second red hour hand in combination with the easy to read 24 hour fixed bezel. The watch is running great and keeping excellent time. It’s a rugged watch featuring the Rolex features that have made the prestigious brand number 1 in the luxury watch world. Water resistant oyster case made from super resistant 904L stainless steel milled in Rolex’ own foundry. Bright luminous hands/markers make time interpretation quick and effortless in any lighting situation. Synthetic sapphire crystal that is exponentially tougher than glass while offering perfect optics, a convenient magnified calendar window sure helps out those with 40 plus year old eyesight. Tough and sporty Oyster bracelet equipped with fliplock buckle is a design element that alone almost defines the sporty Rolex. The bracelet and case still exhibit the sharp crisp details that become less defined with extended years of hard use. Included with watch is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $8000.00 CAD. Stock #e11351.

SOLD

 


June 8, 2018

2017 Rolex Datejust 116233 never worn $10,000.00 CAD. e11229

If you are reading this post you must have at least some interest in Rolex watches. Believe it or not there are those who do not share our enthusiasm for the brand and have little interest owning or wearing one. This watch was given as a presentation/service gift to someone who had completely different tastes in watches. Edgy and trendy designs are not what Rolex is all about. Rolex is anything but a fleeting fashion trend. The Datejust has been in production for over 70 years. There have been a few tweaks here and there but it still pretty much looks the same. If ever there was a classic this is it, the Datejust might just be the universal watch. It’s got to be the longest continuously manufactured model in the watch industry. It was introduced in 1945, at the same time Rolex was celebrating their 40th anniversary. The occasion also marked the debut of the aptly named jubilee bracelet. If the Datejust is the most popular Rolex ever produced, the two tone champagne dial with jubilee bracelet and fluted bezel has got to be the most favored of the countless versions available. Whether it’s an original from the 40s or a new one purchased yesterday they all look practically the same. What makes this one different compared to our usual estate offerings is it’s never been worn. It was immediately traded in on a completely different style watch from another manufacturer. It came from a Canadian authorized agent in December 2017. It still has some protective plastic film covering the polished lugs. Complete with original inner/outer boxes, instruction booklet, endorsed warranty card, wallet and plastic chronometer hang tag. The watch is covered by the 5 year international warranty that expires December 2022. If you should encounter a issue within the warranty period Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will cover the $100.00 new owner registration fee. Exercising a warranty claim within the warranty period on a new Rolex is extremely rare. No other Swiss watch has the reputation that Rolex have earned for reliability and durability. Their 5 year warranty is much longer than most any other Swiss manufactured watch and service intervals of 10 years are not uncommon. This watch is absolutely perfect in every way. Buying this watch in the USA comes with a suggested retail price of $10,900.00 USD. In Canada the retail price is a little better (dollar adjusted) at $12,850.00 and Rolex never have a sale. This never worn 36mm Datejust 116233 estate example is priced at $10,000.00 CAD. Stock #e11229.

SOLD


June 6, 2018

Ladies Rolex Datejust 26 179174 $6000.00 CAD. e10931

After decades of continuous production the Datejust 26 is no longer and this is one of the last models produced. The scrambled serial number issue was purchased in the fall of 2016 at a Canadian authorized agent. The all white look continues to be a popular choice when it comes to jewellery and watches for both men and women. They say traditional yellow gold is making a comeback but for conservative brands like Rolex, white gold, stainless steel and platinum are by far the most asked for. This Datejust 179174 is just about as monochromatic as you can get. The classic 26mm oyster case is constructed of 904L high grade stainless steel. This exotic alloy is milled to exacting standards by specialty suppliers then completely machined and manufactured in house by Rolex. It is more resistant to corrosion than the industry standard 316L stainless and can be to polished to a superior finish. An 18 karat white gold fluted bezel locks down the synthetic sapphire crystal and is an integral part in keeping the oyster case watertight to 300 feet. The beautiful radial finish silver dial is the perfect compliment to the sophisticated tone on tone look, especially with the traditional luminous hash mark hour plots. Everything on this watch appears perfect and new. The stainless steel jubilee bracelet with locking buckle and micro adjustment end link completes the versatile look. The watch comes complete with the original inner/outer box, brochure booklet, endorsed warranty card expiring September 2021. Even the original cardboard box sleeve is here. Datejust 26 model 179174 is no longer available but this one is about as close to brand new condition as you could ever hope to find. The new 28mm version of this watch is priced at $8400.00 CAD. Our estate 26 is estate priced at $6000.00. CAD. Stock #e10931.

SOLD


June 1, 2018

Rolex GMT Master II 16710 $14,800.00 CAD. e11076

A “Pepsi” GMT Master and GMT Master II are among the most collectible of all the Rolex professional watches. This specialty watch is designed to continuously display two time zones  simultaneously. It’s development can be attributed to a request from Pan Am airlines. As international long distance travel was becoming popular in the 1950s pilots required a watch to display Greenwich Meantime along with local time. Luxury high speed jet travel was a very big deal back then and Airline pilots of the time commanded almost rock star social status. Pan Am wanted it’s professional pilots to be equipped with the finest in navigational timing equipment befitting their persona. The Rolex/Pan Am relationship was mutually advantageous as both companies benefitted greatly from this type of exposure. Rolex never lets a prestigious marketing opportunity pass. Our latest GMT Master II is the last of the older aluminum bezel insert designs and dates from 2005. Without a word of exaggeration this is the best condition example we’ve ever offered. Every aspect of the watch is almost like new old stock. It has been used, but only rarely. It’s hard to believe but the previous owner really didn’t care for it. Given as a gift the original owner wore it occasionally as a courtesy to the presenter. The watch still retains those original factory details so coveted by savvy collectors. If you’re into these watches there is no explanation required, you know what you are looking at. Everything on the watch is 100% original. It was delivered with the blue/red bezel and remained that way until quite recently when a factory red/black insert was ordered to change the look at bit. The perfect and preferred red/blue as delivered bezel remains in the Rolex plastic shipping container. When we acquired the watch it had never been serviced but was working perfectly well. After 12 years the movement wasn’t really dirty but it certainly was dry. In September 2017 we performed a full overhaul to the automatic calibre 3185 movement with excellent results. The vibrograf print out shows a gaining rate of just 1 second per day. That ever so important original paperwork is included along with a calendar card (2006-2007), oyster booklet and modern Rolex box. A Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers appraisal from 2014 and our 1 year in house warranty complete this very desirable package. It’s amazing to me how popular these watches are and how often we get requests for them. Examples of this quality are few and far between. If you want a great watch to start your collection off right, this is the watch. If you’ve been chasing these for a while watching the prices continuously increase, the time to buy one is now. Sporty Rolex watches are only inexpensive in hindsight. It may be quite some time before one this nice comes along again. We can’t place this one on hold. Estate priced at $14,800.00 CAD. Stock #e11076.

SOLD

 


May 23, 2018

Oyster Lipton 3136 circa 1942 $2500.00 CAD. e10141

e10141-rolex-oyster-lipton-3136-003Something for the watch and Canadiana collector. A beautifully preserved Rolex Oyster Lipton 3136 that was manufactured for the Canadian market in 1942. The 30.5mm diameter Rolex reference 3136 were produced from the mid 30s until 1945. As testament to their hearty oyster case design many 3136s were given as gifts to be used by soldiers departing for active service in World War 2 who needed durable reliable time keepers. In 1925 Paul Perregaux invented a screw down crown system for watches that not only prevented debris contamination but also created a water tight seal. Hans Wilsdorf (founder of Rolex Watch Co.) heard of the invention and immediately realizing the potential of a hermetically sealed watch purchased the patent. Soon after the Oyster crown was released and the watch world has never been the same. The inside caseback is marked SAR Oyster Watch Co. as with U.S., German, Swiss and English patent numbers referring to the revolutionary Oyster crown. When we received this watch the only thing we noticed wrong was the worn crystal and broken crown. Our watchmaker replaced the broken crystal, performed a complete service on the robust little 15 jewel caliber 59 movement and acquired a new old stock Oyster crown. With a new crystal the beautiful original dial can be fully appreciated. Showing only the slightest amount of patina the parchment dial with rare gold leaf chapter ring makes this watch that much more attractive. It’s in remarkable condition for 75 years of age. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $2500.00 CAD. Stock #e10141.e10141-rolex-oyster-lipton-3136-002

SOLD


May 12, 2018

Tudor Black Bay 36 79500 $2700.00 CAD. e11017

Building on the success of the Heritage Black Bay, Tudor recently introduced a slightly more subtle sporting watch called the Heritage Black Bay 36. The slightly smaller watch offers most of its larger siblings features in a moderately smaller 36mm case size. A smooth polished bezel replaces the ratcheting timing bezel found on the larger Black Bay. The dressier design actually makes for a more distinctive look than the popular ubiquitous diver design. Much the same as the Rolex Explorer is to the Submariner, the Black Bay 36 isn’t trying to do much other than be a pure time interpreting tool built of the right stuff. Large luminous hands and hour markers against a glossy black dial are the epitome of legibility in any situation. Synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, deployment buckle with safety flip lock on a heavy duty solid link stainless steel bracelet should get the job done under all conditions. The distinctive snowflake hour hand and connected minute track are Tudor’s obvious nod to the Tudor/Rolex Submariners of the past, after all this is a Heritage model. Gone is the Tudor rose logo found on the original re-issued Black Bay models but curiously Tudor is still using the traditional logo on the threaded crown. This example is in like new condition. It was delivered to the original owner in March of 2017 from a Canadian authorized agent. Showing only the slightest evidence of wear in the form of a few minor scuffs on the buckle. The watch has never been polished of refinished in any way. It is covered by the balance of the factory warranty plus a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Comes complete with original Tudor packaging, endorsed warranty card, instructions and an extra genuine Tudor grey black camouflage nylon nato strap. Estate priced at $2700.00 CAD. Stock #e11017.

SOLD


May 9, 2018

Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 16523 $15,000.00 CAD. e10900

A Rolex Daytona is just about the safest blue chip watch investment possible if history is any type of indicator. Over the last 30 years many models have seen appreciation of many multiples. Those that have experienced the greatest return have been the stainless steel examples with rare dials. If you’re the least bit into the watch collecting hobby I’m sure you are aware of the October 2017 auction of Paul Newman’s personal 1968 Rolex Daytona. It made international headlines selling for an astounding 17 million U.S. dollars. Obviously the superstar pedigree played a huge role in the world record sale. Even non celebrity owned examples in nice condition still sell for several hundred thousand dollars from this era. The key to these prices is the rare dial. The “Paul Newman” dial as it’s known today was a poor seller in the 60s and 70s. The exotic dial languished on jewellers shelves for years.   Customers at the time preferred the more conservative silver or black dials. If we only knew what these watches would be worth today. In the 1970s these watches could be picked up for well under $500.00. Now even standard dial examples in excellent condition trade hands for 6 figures. Our latest Daytona may not experience the type of appreciation of those early hand wind examples, but I think it’s a pretty safe bet it will increase in value more than many others because of the unusual white/black/Arabic dial combination. Daytona’s are usually seen with simple champagne, white, black or silver dials with basic hash marks to plot out the hours. Only occasionally are they seen with Arabic hour markers. Rarely still do you see them white and Arabic with black sub-dial tracks as our latest example. The black on white provides great contrast while adding to the sporting character of the watch. Arabic hour markers make for an even easier to read dial. This dial may have  originally come from an all gold Daytona but it sure looks great on a two tone model. Purists may argue that no gold and steel Daytona is investable. I would counter by saying, with pricing of all steel examples becoming out of reach for most it only makes sense that the two tones are the ones to buy. Indeed, even buying a new all steel Daytona will get you on a waiting list of at least a year. If you don’t feel like waiting, nice used current models are trading hands for around $20,000.00 CAD (around $6000.00 over full retail pricing). Buying a Rolex Daytona in the last 20 years has only been a bargain in hindsight. It certainly hasn’t been a mistake as every single one has seen significant appreciation. Right now you might be saying, “I can’t believe I’m considering paying $15,000.00 for a used Daytona”. Ten years from now I bet you’ll be saying “I can’t believe I ONLY paid $15,000.00 for this Daytona”. Excellent overall condition showing minor evidence of wear in the form of light scratches on the highly polished flat bezel. The case and bracelet have been lightly polished and show almost like new.  All functions are working as designed and the watch is keeping great time. Included with purchase is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. The watch also comes with a vintage Rolex box, booklet, ’89-90 calendar, plastic chronometer hang tag and card holder wallet. Estate priced at $15,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10900.

SOLD


May 4, 2018

Vintage Rolex Datejust 1601 $3700.00 CAD. e10142

e10142-rolex-1601-datejust-003Nothing shows off classic Rolex Design better than a Datejust 1601. The Datejust was first released in 1945 and was a major breakthrough in horological technology and design as the first wristwatch with an instantaneously date change. Often replicated in design however never successfully duplicated this Datejust will always be a classic featuring a yellow gold fluted bezel similar to the original design of 1945 and champagne colour dial. Rolex patented the term Rolesor in 1933 referring to the combination of gold and steel, the metal combination of this particular vintage 1970 example. The original plastic crystal at some point in its life was replaced by an aftermarket sapphire crystal.Replacement plastic Rolex crystals are available if you’d like it returned to the original specification it had when new in 1970 The Rolex Oyster case combined with a screw down gold crown protects and houses the caliber 1570 movement, known to be a workhorse and one of the best movements ever made by Rolex. The original date 1970 date coded jubilee bracelet is showing significant wear but far from totally worn out. These intelligently designed bracelets last almost forever despite the stretch. As the links gradually “break in” they just get more comfortable too. Appreciated for generations this timepiece is ready to continue its story with a new owner and is estate priced at $3700.00 CAD. Comes with a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e10142.e10142-rolex-1601-datejust-002

SOLD

 


May 1, 2018

Rolex Submariner 116613LB (never worn, with stickers) $14,700.00 CAD. e11344

Every once in a while we receive a watch that was briefly worn and found to be not of a particular taste; perhaps only a few months old. This Rolex Submariner hasn’t even been tried on yet. It possesses the protective factory stickers that are usually removed before delivery and never even seen by retail customers. The plastic bezel guard is there along with the cardboard hang tag showing the style and serial numbers. Perfect condition original inner/outer box and paper sleeve showing the original owners name come included. The watch was originally a presentation gift for sales achievement. It was given to the recipient in recognition for continuously exceeding sales targets. He kept the watch for several years before it came to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. The proceeds of the sale to us are helping the original owner gather the necessary funds for a deposit on a home. The Rolex just wasn’t as much of a priority at this point in his life. Rolex watches are always a hot commodity and being able to offer a difficult to find, in demand, never worn example is a rare offering for Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. If you’re fortunate enough to see an example of this watch at a Rolex authorized agent they’re selling for $13,400.00 USD and $15,350.00 CAD. Naturally with the spread in value of currencies they are far more difficult to find in Canada. Most of the popular models end up in markets with a stronger currency like the United States or Europe. When the watch was received it was lacking the original paperwork, warranty card and instructions. The watch came from a Canadian authorized agent that has confirmed its pedigree with 100% confidence. Without the factory warranty card Rolex will not honor the balance of the 5 year warranty. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has no problem matching the factory warranty for the full 5 years from the date of purchase. 2 years old but never worn. Perfect in every capacity and in its original condition. Estate priced at $14,700.00 CAD. Stock #e11344.

SOLD


Rolex Oyster Date 15200 $4100.00 CAD. e11107

e9893 Rolex Oyster Date 15200 black dial oyster bracelet 001A basic black dial Rolex with the slightly more sporty oyster bracelet always looks just right. The perfect weekend casual accessory with a golf shirt or your favorite pair of jeans. There is nothing more subtly cool looking than a modest sized Rolex that isn’t trying to impress with gadgets and overwhelming bulk. They look great on any average size arm. Comes with the preferred black tritium dial that is in perfect condition, not showing a speck or blemish of any kind. Manufactured in 1990 the watch is in excellent condition. Aside from a few small chips along the sapphire crystal edge at 2:00 you’d think the watch is only a few years old.e9893 Rolex Oyster Date 15200 black dial oyster bracelet 004 People either hang on to their black dial Rolex Date and Datejust models or not many were sold in the 80s/90s because they certainly don’t show up nearly as often compared to lighter tone dials. The 34mm case size is at home on the smaller to average sized man’s arm or on a lady who is looking for something a little larger.  Working great and keeping excellent time the watch comes with a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. Estate priced at $4100.00 CAD. Stock #e11107.e9893 Rolex Oyster Date 15200 black dial oyster bracelet 003

SOLD

 

 


April 29, 2018

Rolex Thunderbird Turn-O-Graph 116264 $6800.00 CAD. e11321

I’ve been baffled ever since I saw my first Turn-O-Graph; why isn’t this model more popular? In fact it’s never been a big seller since its 1953 introduction. There are a few of us who appreciate the added functionality of the two way timer bezel, but most who have purchased a Datejust opt for the simple fixed bezel varieties. I’m sure even Rolex can’t figure out why it hasn’t been more successful. They persisted with the model updating it for over 50 years from time to time until it was recently retired (again) a few years back. It’s been available then retired only to be reintroduced a few years later several times. Although certainly not the most recognized watch from the esteemed Geneva based company, it is a historically significant model none the less. It was the first watch to introduce the idea of the rotating bezel way back in 1953. It is considered the father of the wildly successful Submariner diver model. It was also the first professional pilot watch. In the 1950s it was used by pilots for navigational calculations. Later in the same decade it became the official watch of the US Air Force acrobatic Thunderbird display team. The Turn-O-Graph is known to this day in North America as the Thunderbird due to this association. Our example is in excellent condition, showing only the slightest wear, with insignificant scuffs here and there. It retains crisp sharp edges on the bracelet and case. The two way solid 18 karat white gold timer bezel is a pleasure to use for timing any event lasting up to one hour. Parking meters, lunch hours or timing the perfect steak on the barbecue are just a few examples of what this handy device can be used for. Its fluted design not only looks good but makes the bezel easier to use.  According to the “D” serial number the watch dates from 2005. Pretty much every thick lug Turn-O-Graph you’re likely to see is a D serial number (including the one I’ve been wearing for many years). I imagine Rolex made 1000s of them in their last marketing push attempting to get people excited about the model. The large red sweep second hand with red date display and sporty oyster bracelet make the TOG the gentleman’s Rolex sport watch. Its 36mm oyster case lacks the bulk of a Submariner, GMT, Yacht-Master etc. making for a great every day watch. New old stock Turn-O-Graphs like this were known to exist in dealer inventories up until just a couple years ago. I wouldn’t be surprised if Rolex once again introduce a new Turn-O-Graph in the future. For such a versatile and functional watch, it’s a shame more people haven’t discovered them. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers Warranty the watch is estate priced at $6800.00. Stock #e11321.

SOLD


April 21, 2018

Rolex 1501 Datejust 34mm $4190.00 CAD. e11320

Oyster Date 1501 with an engine turned bezel is no longer available. This fixed bezel design looks like an extension of the hour markers and blends very well with the traditional 18 karat white gold Rolex stick hands. This unique bezel makes the watch appear a little larger and definitely makes for a more sporty look. While you can still buy a 34mm case size Rolex you’re limited to only a smooth or fluted bezel. I’ve always been a fan of this style and I wore a white/Roman version for a while. This watch dates from around 1973 and comes with a folded link bracelet in remarkable condition for being 40 years old according to the VC date code on the buckle. The plastic crystal is in great shape still retaining a sharp bevel on the edge and only minor surface scuffs. We can easily polish these away in just a minute or two if you wish. The tone on tone look is classy, while the oyster bracelet and engine turned bezel give it just a little edge and some sporting nature. The dial looks to be a very high quality restoration as I’ve never seen a Rolex dial with exactly the same fine vertical brushed texture before. The silver dial blends perfectly with the satin finish on the bracelet and case. If you don’t want a big watch but like something a little sporty looking this is an excellent example of a Rolex you don’t run into every day. The oyster bracelet shows very little wear with hardly any stretch. Most of these folded link bracelets have worn out by now and were replaced by modern solid versions over the years when the watch is serviced. Originals are a little bit lighter and are more in keeping with the vintage nature of this watch. They even offer a vintage sound as the watch is worn and the links rattle around. A period correct bracelet adds significant value to a watch like this. Plastic crystal, 34mm case size, folded link oyster bracelet make for a very easy to wear watch for both men and women as it only weighs 78.6 grams in total. Working great and keeping excellent time the watch comes with our 1 year mechanical warranty. Estate priced $4190.00. Stock #e11320.

SOLD


April 19, 2018

Tudor MINI-SUB 94400 33mm *** Rare*** $4000.00 CAD. e10866

Guys love mechanical stuff; cars, bicycles, motorcycles and machines in general. Swiss watches fit nicely into this list. The finely finished micro-mechanisms housed within such tiny spaces are truly works of mechanical art. Sometimes these movements contain 100s of individual components all working in perfect unison. We were not expecting to see a never serviced movement inside the Rolex Oyster case but that’s exactly what we got with this. No previous records etched in the case back, the screw heads appear perfect showing no evidence of ever being removed, there isn’t a scratch anywhere. The ETA based self winding movement is naturally quite dry after 31 years but it’s still working nicely. If the new owner wishes we will perform a complimentary full overhaul to the mechanism. The Tudor MINI-SUB is the Swiss tool watch for the fairer sex. A Rolex Submariner at 40mm is a little too big for most ladies but this watch at 33mm is easy to wear but big enough to make a sporty statement. This picture shows it beside a 1980s gent’s 40mm Submariner. All stainless steel construction and all functional utility are what the MINI-SUB is about. We’ve never been able to offer this model before and it’s definitely a rarity. It’s rare and also in remarkable condition. The original matt finish black tritium dial is perfect, the bezel and composite insert also look like new. The full length folded oyster link bracelet is showing no measurable stretch or sag. This model offered some pretty impressive credentials for a ladies divers watch from more than 30 years ago. Threaded crown, threaded case back, locking buckle, rotating bezel, luminous dial markers/hands (no longer active) and a water resistance rating of 660 feet. There has never been a lady’s Rolex Submariner offered, but the Tudor MINI-SUB 94400 is as close as there ever has been. It also has an honest vintage look that only comes with age. Looking like an 1980s time capsule and including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers Mechanical warranty the MINI-SUB is estate priced at $4000.00 CAD. Stock #e10866.

SOLD


April 17, 2018

Tudor Prince Oysterdate 7990/5 $990.00 CAD. e9813

e9813-tudor-price-oysterdate-7990-001 According to the serial number this Tudor is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. Like many 50 year olds these days it’s looking pretty good. The original condition gold capped case is still completely intact, even on the lug tips no steel is showing through. The original champagne dial does have some minor discolouration and patina perhaps from a little moisture at some point but looks much better in person.e9813-tudor-price-oysterdate-7990-003 A full overhaul to the movement was performed by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in 2014 and a brand new factory crystal was just installed. If you’ve ever thought a vintage Rolex was out of reach, buying an old Tudor like this could be a stepping stone to that goal. A Tudor watch is at least 50% Rolex anyway. The famous Oyster case was manufactured by Rolex as is the signed Rolex threaded crown. The unmistakable fluted crown is machined from solid 14 karat yellow gold the same as some vintage Rolex watches. The movement inside is where the difference is. Vintage Tudors like this one are powered by high quality ETA movements. In this case the movement is a 25 jewel ETA 2484 in great condition, working very well.e9813-tudor-price-oysterdate-7990-eta-2484-001 For under $1000.00 this is a great way to get into the watch collecting hobby. These 33.5mm watches have always been very reliable and they are always welcomed on trade when it comes time for an upgrade. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $990.00 CAD. Stock #e9813.e9813-tudor-price-oysterdate-7990-002

SOLD


April 10, 2018

Rolex Submariner 16610 Tritium $8850.00 CAD. e10989

Don’t worry you’re not alone. There are many people out there who love watches, especially Rolex watches. There isn’t another brand that even comes close to the aftermarket following the esteemed brand from Geneva Switzerland has. There are many enthusiast driven websites devoted to only Rolex; in fact there are websites loyal to just specific Rolex models. The Submariner is perhaps the most famous of all Rolex designs. Since its introduction in 1953 the basic formula for the steel version has been constant. Water resistant case, black dial with luminous hands/markers, timer bezel, oyster bracelet and automatic winding movement. Updates like date display, sapphire crystal, depth rating improvements, heavier bracelets, ceramic bezel inserts etc. are quietly introduced from time to time. To all but the hard core Rolex aficionado they pretty much look the same. I’ve said it many times to our clients before, “Rolex watches are only inexpensive in hindsight”. Looking back, our business would have been much better off squirreling away every single Rolex professional model that has ever come in. Many of the models we’ve sold years ago are worth 5 to 10 times what we let them go for. Old hand wind Daytona models, early Submariners and GMTs have seen incredible increases in value. I guess we can always visit the old Polaroid pictures and reflect on what might have been if we had just kept them. Our latest professional Rolex model is the iconic 16610. This model is probably the most common of all Submariners as it was produced from the mid to late 1980s until 2010. Over the entire production run only very minor changes were made to update it. This 16610 dates from 1996 and comes with the desirable and more rare tritium dial favored by collectors. It was serviced by Rolex Toronto in the summer of 2017 and comes with the original Rolex work order describing the service. A factory overhaul to the movement, new crystal, case refinishing, gaskets, spring bars and a new rotating bezel insert installed. The authorized agents invoice that had the work done by Rolex is also included from July 2017. When it comes to freshening up your vintage Rolex the factory does a remarkable job detailing the case and bracelet to look almost as nice as the day it left the factory.The correct finishes are reapplied to the case and bracelet. Sharp edges are made crisp again, brushed sections are given that understated satin look and the polished areas are shined to a mirror finish. Wear and tear over the years does take a small toll that can never be brought back. The buckle coronet is losing some of its relief but the overall condition of the bracelet is great for a 20 plus year old watch.Despite the fact this watch was produced for such a long time and is considered very common, we are seeing fewer today than we did only a few years ago. Many collectors and even the general consumer find the last of the aluminum bezel insert thin lug Submariners to be better proportioned and easier to wear. They are definitely much lighter and fit a more slender wrist better than the new 116610. Including the balance of the Rolex service warranty (expiring June 2019) the watch is estate priced at $8850.00 CAD. Stock #e10989.

SOLD


April 3, 2018

Rolex GMT Master 16750 $12000.00 CAD. e10865

Rolex is an immense company with a powerful influence on the watch and jewellery industry. Much like a glacier that slowly changes the environment to conform to it, Rolex does what it likes whether or not it makes sense to anyone else. The power of the Rolex brand has defined how the world sees time keeping in wristwatch form. Love them or love to hate them you have to admire them. In this world of atomic clocks and electronic timing with accuracy levels measured in millionths of a second, why would anyone still be interested in a mechanical wrist watch only guaranteed accurate to about plus or minus 5 seconds a day. Why; because it’s a Rolex. The GMT Master is one of their most iconic models that was designed over 60 years ago but still looks and functions just as in did in 1954. Originally built as a professional tool for pilots travelling through multiple time zones. The GMT Master has an extra hour hand plus a rotating bezel indexed for 24 hours to display a second time zone. The popular “Pepsi” bezel goes a bit further showing the daylight hours in red and the night hours in blue. Our GMT Master 16750 is in excellent condition showing little signs of use, especially for a model 35 years old. A beautiful glossy black tritium service dial is perfect showing no stains or scratches of any kind. It must have replaced the original matte black dial at some point when the watch was serviced at Rolex in the 80s or 90s. Although the hour marker’s luminous properties are gone, the four hands still glow as they are likely luminova replacement versions. The plastic crystal was recently replaced by Rolex when the watch was serviced. That iconic red/blue “Pepsi” bezel is in perfect condition showing no fade. A new old stock Jubilee bracelet from 2009 has been fitted to the 40mm oyster case. Although Rolex retired the 16750 in the late 1990s they still offer a GMT Master II that looks quite similar.  The new model 116710 is priced at $10200.00 CAD for the blue black bezel version. The only way to currently get a red/blue “Pepsi” bezel in a new GMT Master II is to buy the entirely white gold version for $43950.00 CAD. Vintage GMT Masters have seen considerable appreciation in value over the past few years. If you’ve been chasing them for a while maybe it’s time to bite the bullet. This example comes with a recent full factory service from April 2017 (receipt and international service guarantee included). The international warranty covers all aspects of the service until the spring of 2019. Rolex sport models have never seemed inexpensive except in hindsight. Red/blue GMTs do not come in very often. This one also comes with a Rolex box plus a 2017 appraisal from an Ontario Rolex agent. This desirable watch is estate priced at $12000.00 CAD. Stock #e10865.

SOLD


March 24, 2018

Rolex Datejust 16013 Quickset $4500.00 CAD. e11288

Champagne dial, 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel case on a jubilee bracelet. It’s without doubt the most commonly encountered Rolex. Champagne dials do look very sophisticated but they can be a little difficult to read. Especially so when paired with 18 karat yellow gold hour markers and hands. Mix it up a little by using black Roman numerals with black hands and I think it’s actually the most legible Rolex around. We sold this Rolex as an estate item around 20 years ago and we have the Polaroid picture to prove it. It recently came back to us when the previous owner decided to trade it in for something different. We’ve just completed a full technical revision on the movement (May 2018). At the time of service we supplied a new genuine Rolex crystal, new Rolex crown with waterproof tube, case gasket and vacuum test. The watch should be ready to go until its next service in about 5 years from now. The bracelet on this example is showing significant stretch and sag. I’m reluctant to call it wear because the condition in no way means it still can’t be used for many more years. 16013 is one of my favorite Rolex models. They have a great vintage look with the domed plastic crystal, tritium dial treatment, thin lugs and lighter bracelets (in either jubilee or oyster styles). They have the vintage look everyone’s after yet offer the modern convenience of a quick set calendar. Advanced mechanical performance is assured by what lurks inside the 36mm oyster case; the marvelous calibre 3035. This 27 jewel automatic winding movement was Rolex’s first high frequency mechanism. At 28,800 cycles per hour the new movement was close to 50% faster than its predecessor leading to higher levels of accuracy and added durability. The dial on this example is almost as good as it gets. Only one of the tritium luminous hour plots is partially missing at 8:00 o:clock. Otherwise it is perfect, not a smudge, smear, scratch or stain can be seen anywhere. Impeccable text is printed on glossy and so thick it actually shows height. It’s been said many times before but it’s true. Rolex may not be too adventurous in many of their dial choices but they are always flawless. If you conclude the super comfy but stretched bracelet looked a little too experienced you could always change it to any 20mm leather strap. There has got to be at least $300.00 worth of recyclable 18 karat gold in the bracelet if you recycled it. We would love to buy the leftover gold in the bracelet if you decide to retire the original bracelet for good. Rolex manufacture their own proprietary 18 karat gold at an in house foundry. This special alloy actually comes in handy for us when we need to make a repair on a damaged or broken link. It’s always handy to have a little bit extra when we need some. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $4500.00 CAD. Stock #e11288.

SOLD


March 10, 2018

Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN $9500.00 CAD. e11275

Calendar equipped Rolex Submariners have been a constant offering from the Geneve based luxury watch manufacturer for more than 50 years. Over that period they all looked pretty much the same. Every few years, subtle and sometimes invisible upgrades work their way into newer examples. Solid bracelet links replaced folded, plastic crystals were exchanged for synthetic sapphire, matte black dial paint is now glossy. Even the stainless steel grade changed from 316l to much more exotic 904l. Millions of examples produced all looking basically the same until 2010 when the 116610LN was introduced. While still 40mm diameter the new model looks and wears far larger. Thicker lugs/hands/crown guard, bigger brighter luminous hour markers, completely solid bracelet links, stronger buckle with micro adjustment “glide lock”, 1mm longer case, 20 percent heavier and of course the ultra tough and scratch resistant ceramic bezel insert. This bezel upgrade from aluminum should prove far more durable keeping your investment looking good. I hope you like the new model because Rolex is not likely to change it for at least the next few decades if history is any indication. The market has shown it loves the new model. As soon as it was announced in the spring of 2000 long waiting lists became the norm for those who wanted to be the first to have a new Submariner. In Canada waiting lists are still common. Most dealers have none on display and pending orders for every Submariners that gets delivered. Our latest estate Sub was originally delivered to an authorized Rolex agent in Buenos Aires Argentina Nov. 2011. Nine months later it was purchased at Rebecca’s Jewellers in Southport England who specialize in preowned Rolex.This watch is in like new condition showing little evidence of use, there are still a couple protective stickers on the bracelet and buckle.  Comes complete with the original packaging, instructions, warranty card, plastic hang tag along and the invoice from Rebecca’s Jewellers. It’s quite the world traveler; made in Switzerland, delivered to South America, resold in England and now it is offered for sale in Barrie Ontario Canada. We’ll ship it to pretty much any location if you can’t come in to check it out in person. Although the original factory warranty has expired, Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide the new owner with a complimentary one year guarantee. Estate priced at $9500.00 CAD. Stock #e11275.

SOLD


March 7, 2018

Ladies Rolex Oyster Date 6917 custom bezel & crystal $4500.00 CAD. e11120

Brand new or vintage? Only the most knowledgeable can tell. A champagne dial two tone Rolex on Jubilee bracelet has been a Rolex classic for decades. Our latest example dates from 1984 but you’d wouldn’t know it. The tell tale plastic crystal of a vintage model has been replaced with a custom designed synthetic sapphire version. These aftermarket sapphire crystals are far more scratch resistant than the originals, offering an unobstructed view of the 18 karat gold hands and hour markers. At some point over the past 34 years the previous owner decided to add a little bling with a custom diamond set bezel that replaced the original basic fluted design. The new bezel locks the crystal down in the same manner as the original when used with a specifically designed nylon gasket. 36 small round brilliant cut diamonds are bead set by hand and total an estimated 0.50 carats of bright SI2-I1-I sparkle. It may be over 3 decades old but it looks much younger. The 18 karat gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet is exhibiting a little stretch and sag but is nowhere near its half life yet. Kept clean, the supremely comfortable Rolex designed Jubilee bracelets almost last forever. If you’re navigating the world of vintage and previously enjoyed Rolex watches always ask for a picture showing the bracelet sag. This can only be properly illustrated by holding the watch horizontally (gravity doesn’t lie). Taking a photograph with the watch lying flat on a desk while flattering doesn’t accurately show the amount of wear in the bracelet (especially a Jubilee style). Not knowing any service history of the watch we are including a complimentary first full service along with our one year warranty. Estate priced at $4500.00 CAD. Stock #e11120.

SOLD


March 3, 2018

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220B & 2 extra straps $3500.00 CAD. e10432

Another great condition Tudor Black Bay diver. Black Bay 79220B comes with all its original accessories supplied from the factory. Everything is in excellent condition; inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card endorsed by Canadian authorized agent (December 2014), plastic hang tag, factory supplied nylon navy blue strap plus an extra striped NATO strap. You’ll not find a more complete example. The Black Bay Heritage is one of Tudor’s most successful product launches. Tudor parent company Rolex absolutely dominate in the premium segment but Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and many other companies compete in the $2000.00 – $7000.00 price range. Rolex have been missing out at this price point for a long time. Over the past few years Tudor have been restablishing themselves with the introduction of successful designs from past decades. The Heritage Black Bay is one of the most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, connected minute track and the “snow flake” hour hand are familiar details to those who remember the original Tudor watches from the 1950s and 60s. This is a serious watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, ratcheting one way timer bezel, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The automatic Swiss made movement within the oyster style 41mm diameter case is keeping excellent time. Take advantage of our weak Canadian dollar while you can because sooner or later Rolex will increase prices across the entire model range in Canada. In countries that have a strong currency this watch is much more expensive than domestically. For instance in the U.S. this watch has a suggested retail price of $3425.00 (approximately $4600.00 CAD) and in Europe it has a price of 3210.00 Euro (approximately $4550.00 CAD). One other thing to consider; when importing a Swiss made watch to Canada a 5% duty is applied plus provincial and federal sales tax calculated on top of that. So buying this watch in the USA while you’re on holidays could ultimately cost you well over $5000.00 if you live in Ontario. Including Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3500.00 CAD (plus applicable tax). Stock #e10432.

SOLD

 

 


March 1, 2018

Rolex Submariner 114060 (5 months old) $9225.00 CAD. e11047

This is it, the most pure form of the Rolex Submariner available today. It’s the ultimate expression in absolute functionality. When the submariner debuted in 1953 it had no calendar, no chronograph, no moon phase, no bells or whistles of any kind. Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In more than 60 years of production the basic model is considered by many to be the most desirable. Many early examples now trade hands for more than 100 times the original price. The glossy black dial without distractions and no date aperture with magnifier certainly makes for a purposeful design. The more I look at this watch the more I appreciate why the original design is coveted by so many collectors. You couldn’t ask for a more balanced clean look. Our latest example was purchased brand new in New York City December 21 2017 from official Rolex agents Tourneau for $7500.00 USD plus sales tax. This watch was only worn a dozen times or so. Overall condition is excellent, the only evidence of use is just a minor scratch on the buckle. There is even some pre-delivery protective plastic tape on a bracelet section. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, endorsed authorized agent warranty card (dated Dec 21 2017), all paperwork and even the card board sleeve is included with purchase. Comes with the full compliment of bracelet adjusting links. Never polished or refinished in any way. It’s 100% original, the bracelet has never been removed from the case. Working like new and keeping great time the watch is estate priced at $9225.00 CAD. Stock #e11047.

SOLD

 


February 26, 2018

Rolex Datejust 16233 factory white Roman diamond dial $7000.00 CAD. e11223

Of all the possible dial colours available white is my favorite when it comes to a classic like the Rolex Datejust. Glossy snow white and black Roman numeral hours markers with text painted so thick it actually show some height. When it comes to dial details not a single manufacturer does it better than Rolex. It doesn’t matter how closely you examine a Rolex dial they are always flawless. Perfect printing, perfect symmetry, perfect balance. Even when they choose to decorate it with the addition of small diamonds they look flawless. Rolex have always selected the simple 17 facet single cut diamond for their hour markers, while others choose the more complicated 57 facet brilliant cut. Unless all identically cut, single cut diamonds don’t look alike while minor cut differences in a brilliant cut have little affect on how they compare. It’s also very difficult to hide a flaw in a single cut diamond. Rolex could easily use inexpensive gold plated settings to hold each diamond but they choose to use solid 18 karat gold machine cut settings. Rolex have always stuck to the principle of high quality and they’ve slowly but continuously improved their products for over the past 100 plus years. This model is a Datejust 36 dating from 1989. The Datejust is their most popular model and has been in continuous production since 1945. We just performed a full overhaul to the automatic Swiss made movement. The vibrograf timing results show tolerances 50% better than minimum chronometer standards, not bad for a close to 3 decade old watch. While being serviced a new waterproof tube and crown were replaced with genuine Rolex parts. We can now confidently offer the new owner a complimentary one year warranty. Overall condition is pretty good although the synthetic sapphire is showing some chips along the edges especially by the date magnifier. The white dial makes these chips a little more difficult to see (new crystals are always available). The iconic fluted 18 karat gold bezel is still quite crisp as the case has only seen a light polish once or twice since 1989. The bracelet sag test shows minor stretch when held in a horizontal position. When originally introduced the 36mm Datejust was intended as a gentleman’s model but more and more women are enjoying this versatile size. It’s a great size especially with that beautiful and rare white/Roman dial with diamonds. White dials always look a little bigger than the same watch with a dark face. A Datejust 36 with diamond markers is still available from Rolex and looks almost identical except it now lacks the Roman numerals. It also carries a replacement price of $15,150.00 CAD. Few watches have aged as well as the Rolex Datejust and this example is one of the most attractive you’re going to see. Estate priced at $7000.00 CAD. Stock #e11223.

SOLD

 


February 15, 2018

Vintage Tudor Oyster 7934 $1200.00 CAD. e10739

With the price of interesting vintage Rolex brand products becoming out of reach for most, collectors are looking to the Rolex company’s other line. Tudor have been around for a long time as a lower priced companion line. The early models shared the same watertight Rolex Oyster case, the same Rolex signed crown and even the bracelets were often interchangeable. Where they differed was mostly in the mechanical movements. In the early years Rolex purchased high quality Swiss movements and labelled them Rolex, eventually producing their own calibres. Tudor mostly used fully jewelled Swiss movements sourced through ETA and is subsidiaries. ETA can trace its roots to the mid 1800s and to this day produce some of the world’s most accurate mechanisms under Swatch Group ownership. This tidy little Tudor dates from 1965 and was just serviced in April 2017. It received a full overhaul, new mainspring and gaskets. It displays a nice vintage look with tapered hands and unique navette/rectangular shaped hour markers. The silver dial looks totally original. At one point in time the Tudor Rose logo received some sort of impact leaving a small dent. It is very inconspicuous except under close scrutiny. The case has been polished and presents very well. The only other observation we noticed was a portion of the regular arm at some point has gone missing from the 17 jewel hand wind 1156 Tudor movement. This doesn’t affect the performance but it does make regulating a little trickier without using the index markers. This watch should be a pretty safe place to start your “Rolex” collection or add to an existing Tudor collection. Robust design, ease of service and classic design for not too much money. Including the balance of previous service warranty plus a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $1200.00 CAD. Stock #e10739.

SOLD


February 11, 2018

Rolex Oyster Date 26 6916 $3000.00 CAD. e10996

Inflation has a funny way of sneaking up on you and Rolex has made a practice of outpacing inflation by a wide margin. That’s good news if you already own a Rolex because it’s likely still worth what you bought it for new or maybe more. Looking at the Rolex website, the entry level ladies offering with a date display is now priced at $7250.00 CAD. If you’d like one with a more feminine jubilee bracelet like our example the price is $100.00 more. If you want a navy blue dial, sorry this colour is no longer offered on a ladies small size Datejust. Our latest estate Rolex dates from 1982 and is in great condition for a watch over 35 years old. The soft flexible jubilee H code bracelet is showing only a minor stretch and contains lots of adjustment links.  The 26mm oyster case was the most popular size ladies Rolex for decades, it’s only just recently been replaced by a slightly larger 28mm version. The uncommon navy blue dial with the smooth bezel gives our example a slightly more casual look. Running great with all functions working as designed the watch comes with a 1 year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Our in house warranty covers all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by misuse or moisture damage. Estate priced at $3000.00 CAD. e10996.

SOLD


February 6, 2018

Ladies Rolex Datejust 69173 $1990.00 CAD. e11112

One of the wonderful things about a Rolex watch is the ability to be completely in style almost regardless of the age. Looking at this Datejust you would never suspect it’s over 30 years old. The timeless Oyster case with 18 karat yellow gold fluted bezel and beautiful white dial are still available on a modern ladies Rolex Datejust. The white/Roman dial is a fresh clean look that is still popular today. The original two tone Jubilee bracelet has been replaced by an all steel aftermarket replacement of similar design. The original 18 karat and steel bracelet wore out after 3 decades of continuous use. There is a good sized chip in the synthetic sapphire crystal edge at 12 o’clock. We were a little concerned about water resistance due to the chip but after passing our vacuum test with excellent results we are confident to say the chip is only a minor cosmetic distraction. Original replacement crystal is easily sourced through Rolex and can be replaced at any time. Working great and keeping excellent time the watch is accompanied by a one year in house Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Rolex no longer manufacture a 26mm calendar equipped Datejust. The ever so slightly larger 28mm 18 karat and stainless steel model retails at $10,450.00 CAD. An entry level all steel version will set you back $7250.00 CAD. Our 26mm estate Datejust 69173 is estate priced at just $1990.00 CAD. Stock #e11112.

SOLD


January 20, 2018

Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph 16264 $6000.00 CAD. e10012

e10012-rolex-turn-o-graph-thunderbirb-datejust-16264-001 I’ve been baffled ever since I saw my first Turn-O-Graph; why isn’t this model more popular? In fact it’s never been much of a seller since the 1953 introduction. There are a few people who appreciate the added functionality of the two way timer bezel, but most who have purchased a Datejust opt for the simple fixed bezel varieties. I’m sure even Rolex can’t figure out why it hasn’t been more successful. They persisted with the model updating it for over 5 decades until it was recently retired a few years ago. Although not the most profitable watch from Rolex it is notable for a number of reasons. It was the first watch to introduce the idea of the rotating bezel, way back in 1953.e10012-rolex-turn-o-graph-thunderbirb-datejust-16264-002 It is considered the father of the wildly successful Submariner diver model. It was also the first professional pilot watch. In the 1950s it was used by pilots for navigational calculations. Later in the same decade it became the official watch of the US Air Force acrobatic Thunderbird display team. The Turn-O-Graph is also known in North America as the Thunderbird due to this association. Our example appears to be in original condition, showing only minor wear. It retains the original finish with crisp sharp edges on the bracelet and case.e10012-rolex-16264-turn-o-graphe10012-rolex-16264-turn-o-graph According to the “Y” serial number the watch dates from 2002, making it one of the last heavy indexed solid 18 karat white gold bezel versions. The sporty navy blue dial is a little less common and the all brushed finish oyster bracelet is definitely the more sporting choice. For a watch 15 years old it’s in great condition showing almost no sag or stretch in the bracelet.e10012-rolex-16264-turn-o-graph-thunderbird Comes with a like new Rolex box along with a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate price $6000.00 CAD. Stock #e10012.e10012-rolex-turn-o-graph-thunderbirb-datejust-16264-003

SOLD

 


January 10, 2018

Rolex Submariner 16613 $12575.00 CAD. e10991

The market for both new and pre-owned Rolex “professional” models has never been stronger. Finding new examples at authorized agents in Canada right now is almost impossible. Almost every dealer I know have little to no sporty models in stock. Most have waiting lists for the popular models extending at least well into the year. If you’re patient enough to wait you may have to pay a little more than you hoped because Rolex do not honour current prices if increases occur. Such is the Rolex market in Canada. Our weak dollar keeps many of the more desirable models out of Canada right now. One of the most iconic of the professional models is the Submariner. These are turning up far less often and costing more when they do, especially for the good ones. This one is more than good, it’s great. It comes with pretty much everything as new when delivered to an Ontario authorized agent in January 2005 where it was sold for $9700.00 (original bill of sale included). The watch could practically pass for new old stock. The case and bracelet are virtually scratch free. This submariner must have been used for special occasions only. The case is crisp and sharp with a nice bevel on each of the 4 lugs. The 18 karat/steel oyster bracelet with divers extension and flip lock buckle is working perfectly closing with a satisfying click. Amazing how little stretch and sag the bracelet exhibits. In the spring of 2017 the watch was returned to the original vendor who forwarded it to Rolex for a full service. While at Rolex the watch was fully overhauled including replacing the crystal, bezel insert, gaskets and a case refinishing. The detailed service invoice for $1271.25 comes included as part of the complete package. Seldom do we receive a watch so thoroughly documented as this example. This type of attention to detail says a lot about the previous owner and how they treated the watch. While certainly not the least expensive 16613 on the market, it may just be the best value for a solid end link, no holes in lugs example. If you are looking for a complete, freshly serviced classic Rolex Submariner this is it. Comes with inner box, outer box (16613 sticker still in place), instructions, booklets, anchor pendant, chronometer tag, warranty service card (expiring May 2019), calendar card (2004-2005), wallet, original bill of sale and more. Estate priced at $12575.00 CAD. Stock #e10991

SOLD

 


January 3, 2018

Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 Rhodium/Sky Blue $12990.00. e11143

Sometimes a weak Canadian dollar is actually a good thing. For several years now the Canadian dollar has been significantly lower compared to the U.S. dollar. International brands like  Rolex usually have price adjustments in local currencies to keep their products priced close in dollar adjusted terms all over the world. Canadian authorized agents and customers have speculated for quite a while that Rolex is about to increase prices in Canada to compensate for the weak currency. Well it still hasn’t happened making Rolex products in Canada among the lowest priced in the world. That doesn’t mean buying a Rolex watch isn’t expensive. It just means buying one here is at least 10% less costly compared to buying one in the U.S.A. That all sounds fine and dandy but many models are very difficult to find in Canada as Rolex diverts shipments to more lucrative markets such as the U.S. or selling locally in Switzerland. All the most popular gents professional models are scarce here and usually available only by placing your name on a waiting list that can extend over a year in many cases. We’ve noticed the scarcity too. The sporting models like the Submariner, Daytona, GMT II Master, Explorer, Yacht-Master etc. almost never show up like they used to. When a sporty does show up it’s a real treat. When a super hot almost impossible to find model like the new Yacht-Master 116622 turns up that’s only 14 months old, we think we must be dreaming. This is the first Rhodium dial with sky blue accents we’ve ever had. The 40mm case size is the same as a Submariner and the traditional size of all the professional series of Rolex watches. It was purchased at a Toronto authorized agent in January 2017 by an avid watch aficionado collector customer of ours. The watch saw hardly any wrist time as he has many other watches that get used in rotation. The condition can best be described as like new. The case, bezel and bracelet are virtually blemish free.  It comes complete with the full compliment of adjusting links, endorsed authorized agent 5 year warranty, instructions, paper hang tag but no box. This watch has a USD retail price of $11550.00 and a Canadian retail price of $13250.00. As a final measure of reassurance the watch was submitted  to Rolex Canada for an authenticity verification August 8 2017. Their $200.00 inspection report is also included with purchase. Although the official Rolex warranty was initiated in January 2017 Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will supply a full 5 year warranty from date of purchase. Estate priced at $12990.00 CAD. Stock #e11143.

SOLD

 

 


December 25, 2017

Ladies Rolex Datejust 31 68240 $5500.00 CAD. e10904

For well over 100 years white dials with Roman numeral hour markers were the choice for watch manufacturers from around the world. To do anything different was rarely even considered. While it may not be the most flamboyant choice today there is no denying how effective the combination is. For a classic and conservative brand like Rolex a white dial on stainless steel case is particularly attractive. Until I owned a white dial watch myself I really didn’t appreciate its simple elegance; now you’d have a hard time convincing me to go with any other hue. For a watch that was made at the end of the last century it has stood up very well. There is not even the most minute scuff, scratch, nick or ding on the synthetic sapphire crystal. Aside from a tiny amount of sag in the all brushed stainless steel oyster bracelet and the older style buckle, this watch could pass for new. The previous owner took great care preserving the original boxes (both inner and outer) along with the Rolex Oyster booklet, plastic hanging tags, 1999-2000 calendar card, wallet wrapped pillow and the original warranty paperwork. Included with purchase are two Rolex factory receipts showing maintenance history from 2005 and 2015. Rolex watches are well known for their reliability and durability. They can often run great for 10 years between service intervals. The 31mm size has become a popular choice for ladies looking for an easy to read casual look. Only the smooth bezel and case/bracelet sides are polished, leaving the rest of the watch with a sporty brushed finish. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to offer a one year complimentary warranty. Estate priced at $5500.00 CAD. Stock #e10904.

SOLD

 


December 15, 2017

Rolex Datejust 116201 with unusual dial $8700.00 CAD. e10796

e10257 Rolex Datejust 116201For a design that really hasn’t changed much in over 70 years the Rolex Datejust continues to surprise us with the variety of different dial/bezel and bracelet combinations available. While you can only choose between a smooth or fluted bezel; a jubilee or oyster bracelet as seen on this example doubles your options. Go for completely stainless steel construction, solid yellow gold, a combination of steel and either yellow or rose gold and your choice becomes much more difficult. Choose the hour marker style, select a dial colour and maybe even add some diamonds; now you’re complete or at least a little confused. Occasionally dial options can also include a unique dial finish in addition to a specific colour. The concentric rings on this dial remind me of an old vinyl record. Maybe it’s because I was a kid of the 1980s and still own tons of vinyl records that this texture appeals to me. I spent many Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers paycheques as a teenager just down the road at Records on Wheels (the best record store in the area). The record store is long gone, replaced by a skateboard/surf shop but we’re still here still buying and selling classic watches and jewellery; just like we did in the 80s and decades before. This fantastic condition Datejust 116201 also comes with less common 18 karat rose gold bezel and centre link sections. Not only does Rolex refine their own gold they also use a proprietary rose gold alloy that provides just the shade of rose while still offering the durability that has made the brand so famous. The rose gold contrasts beautifully against the 904L stainless steel and of course that fantastic dial. The 36mm watch comes complete with the original box, documents and Canadian authorized agent endorsed warranty card dated just one year ago. That leaves you four full years remaining on the factory warranty. I’m not sure if Rolex still offers this dial but the closest current model they show has a retail price of $10600.00 USD and $12150.00 CAD. Our estate price for this future classic is just $8700.00 CAD. Stock #e10796.

SOLD

 

 


December 7, 2017

Rolex Submariner Date 116610 (4 months old) full set $10,298.00 CAD. e11083

Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In more than 60 years of production the Submariner formula has changed very little. Rare vintage examples are now trade hands for more than 100 times their original price. The upgraded 116610 Date model adds a useful calendar display at 3 o’clock with that iconic magnified Cyclops bubble. A simple glossy black dial with luminous hands and markers makes for a most purposeful design day or night. If there was a list of blue chip collectable watches the Rolex Submariner would be right at the top. Like any blue chip stock they always appear expensive when you first consider purchasing and they never go sale. As the years go by and they continually appreciate in value you realize you should have bought one a long time ago. With our weak Canadian dollar they are difficult to find either new or used. If you want to pick up a new one in Canada be prepared to get on a waiting list. Most examples are being diverted to the United States for sale with a much stronger currency. Our latest estate Submariner example was originally delivered in Canada to an official Rolex agent in the late fall of 2017. Being an original Canadian delivered watch and coming with the original documentation you can be confident the taxes have been paid. You can travel hassle free across the border should a customs agent ask you to prove the appropriate Canadian tax was paid and the watch wasn’t smuggled into Canada. Overall condition is practically perfect, exhibiting only the most subtle evidence of use in the form of 2 small scuffs on the buckle. We can have these scuffs removed in a couple of minutes if you wish. This watch still has some of the protective plastic on the buckle. Never polished or refinished in any way. It still retains the original finish so coveted by collectors. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, endorsed original warranty card, all paperwork, hanging chronometer seal, original bill of sale, cardboard shipping sleeve and even soft foam box liner come included. If you’re considering purchasing a Rolex keep in mind they only appear inexpensive in hindsight. A simple change of ownership at Rolex Canada will keep you covered with the full support of the international warranty until November of 2022. Rolex will not change ownership title without the original endorsed authorized agent warranty card. Gray market vendor watch warranties are recognized by Rolex. Working perfectly and keeping great time the watch is estate priced at $10,298.00 CAD. Stock #e11083.

SOLD


December 5, 2017

Rolex Submariner 16613 $12,750.00 CAD. e6987

We’ve spoken quite a bit about the Rolex Submariner over the years. They come and go with regularity and are often showcased within our estate department. Some are relatively common and others ultra rare. Familiar or scarce they’re always in demand and their popularity has never been greater. They’re in such demand that every authorized agent I know has them on backorder with many people waiting on a list to purchase this bucket list watch. Some early stainless steel Submarines are among the most sought after and most expensive watches around. It’s not unheard of to see rare examples selling for six figures; not a bad investment for a watch that originally sold for only a few hundred dollars in the 1950s. Since the Submariner was introduced in 1953 there have been well over a dozen stainless steel versions introduced but only 3 stainless steel and gold models (including the current 116613). It’s my opinion the gold/steel examples will see some serious future appreciation. Even though model 16613 was made for around 20 years (1988-2008), it’s always a treat when one comes in. This excellent condition example is one of the last of its kind and features every single update that occurred during the 2 decade production run. It benefits from over 50 years of Rolex Submariner experience and knowledge applied to the classic proportioned Oyster case. The market is beginning to appreciate the 16613 much more than just a few short years ago. Good examples of the quintessential aluminum bezel insert models are selling for more than the current ceramic versions. Engraved serial number rehaut, gold throughout the buckle, no holes in lugs, push button diver extension, solid bracelet end links and super luminova dial treatment sum up the improvements this classic two tone Submariner has.If you’ve followed along to this point you know what you’ve been looking at. This watch dates from 2007 according to the M serial number and was delivered exactly 20 years ago (February 15 2008) to Rolex authorized agents Tourneau. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers just serviced the watch January 2018 including successful vacuum testing and light case/bracelet refinishing. Included with purchase is our one year warranty, appraisal, original Rolex inner/outer boxes, paperwork, operating instructions and even the original outside white cardboard sleeve. Estate priced at $12,750.00 CAD. Stock #e6987.

SOLD


December 4, 2017

Rolex Daytona 116523 $15890.00 CAD. e11022

An almost perfect example of a difficult to find and very collectable Rolex. The Daytona Cosmograph is always at the top of the shopping list for anyone interested in a sporty chronograph. This wasn’t always the case. 35 years ago a Daytona could be had for a few thousand dollars. The hand wind technology of the early Daytonas was considered very old fashioned compared to the then new quartz technology. Many other competing high end Swiss manufacturers were using self winding automatic movements making the old hand wind Daytona a bit of a dinosaur. As a result the early models lingered in jewellers cases for a long time. When Rolex introduced the first automatic Daytona in the late 80s it was an instant success. The only problem was the mechanism came from Zenith watches. Zenith’s El Primero chronograph was considered the finest automatic chronograph around and was a logical choice for the new Daytona. Whether truth or conjecture it’s hard to say but Zenith could never supply enough movements to meet demand for the new improved very popular Daytona. High demand and low supply combined to make any Daytona a hot commodity today.The past few decades has seen the Daytona become by far the most sought after watch with prices for early examples selling for far more than 10 times original price. The new century marked a milestone for Rolex. After more than 50 years of using other brands movements for their chronographs, they unveiled the first fully in house manufactured chronograph mechanism. Calibre 4130 had an extended power reserve of 3 days, it was a little thinner and was made with fewer components making the movement easier to service and more reliable. Despite having the theoretical ability to manufacture an almost infinite number of new movements and finished watches, Rolex has chosen to keep this model scarce to say the least (so the Daytona legend continues). Most Rolex authorized agents go quite some time between shipments of new Daytona models. Even on the secondary used market, it’s not uncommon to see used “entry level” stainless steel models selling for well above full suggested retail pricing. Needless to say, when we get a nice estate Daytona it’s a special day. Our 18 karat gold and stainless steel example looks practically brand new. There are some light scratches in the tachymeter bezel scale, case, bracelet and crystal but overall condition is great. The bracelet shows no sag or stretch.  To our knowledge the watch has never been polished or refinished. It retails all the fine crisp sharp details of a brand new example. This one was purchased new in the spring of 2010 at an Ontario Rolex authorized agency. It comes with the important original Rolex paperwork with endorsed warranty card, inner/outer boxes, instruction booklet, service guide, chronometer and model/serial number hang tag. If you’re looking for a Daytona this one should check off all the boxes. Who knows when we’ll be able to offer another. I love the champagne dial. On a gold/steel watch the rich yellow hue blends seamlessly with the solid 18 karat gold around the bezel and in the bracelet. It definitely gives this Daytona a dressy look with a sporting edge. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the Daytona is estate priced at $15890.00 CAD. Stock #e11022.

SOLD

 

 


December 1, 2017

Rare OysterQuartz Day-Date 19018 $13449.00 Tax included. e10675

If ever there was a future collectable Rolex, Day-Date model 19018 has got to be close to the top of the list. In the 1970s Rolex decided to join the world of electronic battery operated quartz watches and manufactured their own in house movement. The public received this new Rolex with a lukewarm reception at best. It was a very slow selling model but managed to stick around until approximately the year 2000 when it was quietly retired. It has been estimated that only around 25000 Oysterquartz watches were produced during the entire 25 year production run making it one of the rarest regular production Rolex watches. We’ve seen a few steel examples and the occasional two tone Datejust OysterQuartz but this is only the second Day-Date we’ve ever been able to offer. Perhaps only a few thousand of the solid 18 karat yellow gold models were produced in the 25 year model run. In fact I’ve only ever seen one other 18 karat gold Oysterquartz in person before. If you’ve always wanted a Rolex but also want one that actually keeps extremely accurate time as well, the Oysterquartz is for you. Rolex took extraordinary measures to make their quartz watch better and more accurate than any other available. A sensor found within the movement samples ambient temperature and adjusts the frequency of the quartz crystal accordingly. The fully jewelled Oysterquartz movement is widely considered the finest electronic movement ever produced in terms of robust design, finish and durability. Our example, is a somewhat early model manufactured around 1980. It features the iconic Rolex fluted bezel and beautiful original champagne tritium dial making for a very sophisticated tone on tone look. The OysterQuartz wasn’t a low cost alternative to the traditional automatic perpetual movement. We have an old price list from the fall of 1999 showing the 18 karat gold OysterQuartz with a retail price of $24490.00, only $190.00 less than its very common automatic sibling. Our example is working like new and keeping time well within chronometer specification. Overall condition is very good, there is some stretch and sag in the bracelet but is much better than the typical 3 plus decade old Rolex. In fact if you didn’t know the model you’d think it was a more modern version of the standard automatic. The thick, flat top, bulky case with flat link bracelet still look very contemporary. The 18 karat gold links on the integrated bracelet are of much heavier construction than the links on the president style bracelet of the time that were of lighter gauge. This is a very heavy watch weighing 142.7 grams. An automatic Day-Date from the same era only weighs around 125 grams. Those familiar with the brand will quickly realize just how rare a watch like this is. If this watch tweaks some interest visit www.oysterquartz.net for more information on the remarkable Oysterquartz and a little bit of its history. The watch comes with the very rare original style Rolex leather box and period correct brochure. These OysterQuartz watches are really cool and need to be seen in person to truly appreciate their quality. Estate priced at $13449.00 tax included.  Stock #e10675.

SOLD


November 30, 2017

Rolex Daytona 116520 with box & papers $16,000.00 CAD. e11001

It’s been said, when you see a desirable Rolex Daytona for sale just buy it and worry about the price later. There’s not another watch on the planet that’s as coveted as a Rolex Daytona. We’ve sold 1000s of watches at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers over the last 60 years, but you can count the number of estate Rolex Daytona that have passed through our doors on your 10 fingers. “Sellers remorse” comes to mind when I think of what we sold them for then compared to what they are worth now. For a blue chip investment watch you can do no better. The entry level stainless steel versions have always been the most sought after. Versions from the 1970s bought brand new for under $500.00, trade hands for six figures today. Model 116520 dates from 2012 and is in very good condition. There are scratches on the case, bezel and bracelet appropriate for a watch that has been worn for 7 years. The watch remains in the condition we received it. If you’d like it tidied up like new we would happily provide a professional refinishing for no charge. Rolex hasn’t taken a price increase in Canada for the last few years and this market continues to be one of the least expensive in the world for new product. The low relative price of Rolex watches in Canada means finding any professional model is practically impossible here. The Daytona is at the top of this list with waiting times approaching two years to get one with no price guarantee. Included with our watch is the original inner/outer box, endorsed warranty card, instructions, chronometer booklet, card wallet, white cardboard sleeve, and an appraisal from former Canadian authorized agents Jubilee Jewellers in Ottawa. Finding an all steel Daytona for sale in Canada complete with box and paperwork is a very rare occurrence. Right now you might be saying, “I can’t believe I’m considering paying $16,000.00 for a used Daytona”. Ten years from now I bet you’ll be saying “I can’t believe I ONLY paid $16000.00 for a used Daytona”. Included with purchase is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. We are a “bricks and mortar” business established in 1958 operating from the same location for almost 60 years. Feel free to come in and inspect this watch in person along with 1000s of other estate offerings. No need to worry about purchasing from an unknown online vendor and no extra 5% duty importing a watch from a NON Canadian vendor. Estate priced at $16,000.00 CAD. Stock #e11001.

SOLD


November 25, 2017

Rolex Datejust 16233 rare blue denim Jubilee dial $5500.00 CAD. e10889

The Rolex Datejust has been in continuous production since 1945 and the company has made millions of them. Even though they are the most common model around, we never get tired of seeing them. Between different dials, bracelets, bezels, metal combinations and dial markers there has got to be 1000s of different possible looks this versatile watch can have. The denim jubilee dial with Arabic markers on this 16233 is a rarely seen colour/marker combination. The 5 lines of gold text is another unusual feature as most jubilee dials only show 3 lines. It’s not just an interesting looking finish, the dial actually is made up from repeating ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX……. over and over on the entire surface. The jubilee theme continues with the 18 karat and stainless steel jubilee bracelet. This style is considered the dressier style compared to the 3 segment oyster style. The jubilee bracelet is supremely comfortable and doesn’t show scratches like its flat link alternative. This example is showing a good amount of wear but still has decades of life left. Very few products have stood the test of time like a Rolex Datejust. The style has universal appeal and is still the companies best selling model. The late R serial number places production of this example around 1988. Most Rolex collectors have focused on the professional sports models for a long time now. Even average examples of  these can now sell into 5 figures. Unusual Datejust models like this one represent a great opportunity for something a little different at a great value. The watch is accompanied by a 2015 certificate of appraisal from Rolex authorized agent Howard Jewellers in Ottawa Ontario. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $5500.00 CAD. Stock #e10889

SOLD


November 23, 2017

Rolex Explorer 214270 $6470.00 CAD. e10898

Another classic Rolex that debuted in the 1950s. The Rolex Explorer got its name after Sir Edmund Hillary worn one on his quest be the first person to successfully climb to the top to Mount Everest. Ever since it has been a top choice for adventurous people who want the ultimate in absolute functional time keeping. Crafted in Switzerland by Rolex using very expensive 904L stainless steel containing molybdenum. This exotic element makes the Explorer extra resistant to corrosive salt water and other types of chemical exposure. Rolex say the Chromalight treatment on the hands and hour markers glow brightly twice as long as standard luminous materials. The Arabic 3,6 and 9 add to the clear clean functional nature of this watch. Purchased new in Canada September 2015 from an authorized Ontario Rolex agent. It was previously owned by a collector customer who bought a new Rolex and is only a one watch guy. Worn every day in an office environment the watch shows the usual scuffs and scratches associated with daily use. It has never been refinished or polished in any way, retaining its crisp sharp edges on all surfaces. We can refinish it to like new condition if the new owner desires. At 39mm diameter the Explorer is not one of those jumbo watches you can’t fit under a shirt cuff. It’s a comfortable size that looks a little bigger than 39mm due to the large uncluttered dial. Screw down crown and case back keep this watch watertight to a depth of 300 feet. The factory warranty expires in the fall of 2020. Rolex has a suggested retail price of $6550.00 US dollars for the Explorer 214270. Including the original packaging, warranty card, instructions etc. the watch is estate priced at $6470.00 Canadian. Stock #e10898.

SOLD


November 17, 2017

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R $3600.00 CAD e10864

Another great condition Tudor Black Bay diver. Our Black Bay 79220R comes complete with box and papers. Everything is in excellent condition; inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card endorsed by luxury Swedish authorized agent Nymans (September 2012) and a seldom used Tudor nylon strap. It’s a very complete example. The Black Bay Heritage is one of Tudors most successful product launches ever. Tudor parent company Rolex absolutely dominate in the premium segment but Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and many other companies compete in the $2000.00 – $7000.00 price range. Rolex have been missing out at this price point for a long time. Over the past few years Tudor have been re-establishing themselves with the introduction of successful designs from past decades. The Heritage Black Bay is one of the most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, connected minute track and “snow flake” hour hand are familiar details to those who remember the original Tudor watches from the 1950s and 60s. This is a serious watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, ratcheting one way timer bezel, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The automatic Swiss made movement within the oyster style 41mm case is keeping excellent time. Take advantage of our weak Canadian dollar while you can because Rolex will eventually be increasing prices across the entire model range. In countries that have a strong currency this watch was much more expensive than here in Canada. For instance in the USA this watch had a suggested retail price of $3425.00 (approximately $4400.00 CAD) and in Europe it has a price of 3210.00 Euro (approximately $4900.00 CAD). One other thing to consider; when importing a Swiss made watch to Canada a 5% duty is applied plus provincial and federal sales tax calculated on top of that. So buying this watch outside Canada could ultimately cost you well over $5000.00 if you live in Ontario. Rolex recently introduced a new Heritage Black Bay using their new proprietary chronometer grade movement. Outwardly the style has changed a little with a new bracelet, a shield dial logo has replaced the traditional Tudor rose and some additional dial text. These original Black Bays have already seen appreciation on the secondary market. Including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3600.00 CAD (plus applicable tax). Stock #e10864.

SOLD

 

 


November 13, 2017

Rolex Datejust 179171 pink mother of pearl diamond dial $6500.00 CAD. e8548

We’ve seen 1000s of Rolex Datejust models over the years. After all the Datejust is the most popular model from the esteemed Swiss brand. It’s always a treat when the next one comes in. The Datejust has been around since 1945 when it was developed in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Rolex. For centuries watches and clocks had only a simple display of hour and minute hands plus occasionally a second hand. Rolex was the very first company to introduce a day of the month display that incorporated a quick change feature that precisely flipped the date over at midnight. The fast change made the date true or “just”, hence the unusual Datejust name. Even today most calendar equipped watches just waffle around the date between 10:00 pm to 2:00 am slowly turning the ring around to reveal the new day. If you’re up late enough at night you may catch the date change on your Rolex with an audible click as the date changes in the blink of an eye. It may sound odd, but I know there are some of you watch people out there who have stared at their Datejust anticipating this seemingly insignificant little event. This ladies Datejust is not the entry level all steel model. It’s the slightly more uncommon steel and 18 karat rose gold version 179171. The original owner also opted for the upgraded  pink mother dial with diamond hour markers. This combination is still available in a white pearl diamond dial in a slightly larger 28mm model that carries a retail price of $15400.00 CAD. This example was manufactured in 2005 and is in good condition. There is a small scratch across the synthetic sapphire crystal that goes almost unnoticed except under close scrutiny. We can supply a new replacement crystal if you wish. The bracelet is always a good barometer showing the amount of use any Rolex has experienced. The jubilee bracelet on this example displays only the slightest bit of sag. The beautiful iridescent pink pearl diamond dial changes colour in a rainbow sheen depending on your viewing angle. It’s Swiss made automatic chronometer grade movement is running well keeping great time. Comes complete with a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, original box and instructions. Estate priced at $6500.00 CAD. Stock #e8548.

SOLD


November 10, 2017

Rolex Datejust 116233 $8679.00 CAD (tax included). e10546

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The basic Rolex Datejust formula hasn’t changed in 70 years. The Jubilee bracelet, the coin edge fluted bezel, 36mm oyster case and champagne dial are still one of the most popular combinations; just as they were when the model was introduced in 1945. This look has come to almost define the brand all by itself. Practically as long as there’s been Rolex there’s been a watch in the line that looks almost identical to this. The neutral colour champagne dial goes well with almost any look and the rugged nature of the oyster case allows them to be worn for almost any activity. This example of model 116233 dates from 2009 according to its “V” serial number. At just 8 years old you’d expect the condition to be very good and this one certainly doesn’t disappoint. The fluted bezel is still crisp, allowing the sharp flat edges to catch the light and sparkle as the watch is moved. The full length jubilee bracelet is in almost like new condition showing just the smallest amount of sag.Just returned from a full technical revision by Rolex Canada in Toronto (April 2017). A full movement overhaul and new crystal were installed to the tune of $935.00 CAD. In addition to an internal/external cleaning the case was refinished and polished to the exacting standards of Rolex. It looks like new and carries a factory warranty until April 2019. The watch is running like new and keeping great time. Purchasing a brand new Datejust of this specification carries a list price of $12500.00 CAD and $10900.00 USD. Included with purchase is an inner/outer Rolex box, Rolex service receipts, plastic chronometer tag, instruction booklet and balance of the 2 year warranty. Estate priced at $8679.00 CAD (tax included). Stock #e10546.

SOLD


October 30, 2017

Rolex Submariner 116610 full set perfect $9751.00 CAD. e10984

Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In more than 60 years of production the Submariner formula has changed very little. Many early examples now trade hands for more than 100 times their original price. The simple glossy black dial with luminous hands and markers makes for a most purposeful design. If there was a list of blue chip collectable watches the Rolex Submariner would be right at the top. Like any blue chip stock they always appear expensive when you first consider purchasing and they never go sale. As the years go by and they continually appreciate in value you realize you should have bought one a long time ago. With our weak Canadian dollar they are difficult to find either new or used. If you want to pick up a new one in Canada be prepared to get on a waiting list. Most examples are being diverted to the States for sale with a much stronger USD. Our latest Submariner example was originally delivered in Canada to an official Rolex agent in the fall of 2016. Being an original Canadian delivered watch and coming with the original documentation you can be confident the taxes have been paid. You can travel hassle free across the border should a customs agent ask you to prove the appropriate Canadian tax was paid and the watch wasn’t smuggled into Canada. Overall condition is practically perfect, exhibiting only the most subtle evidence of use in the form of small scuffs on the buckle. This watch still has some of the protective plastic on the buckle. Never polished or refinished in any way. It still retains the original finish so coveted by collectors. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, original warranty card, all paperwork, hanging chronometer seal, delivery plastic bezel guard and even the cardboard sleeve come included with purchase. If you’re considering purchasing a Rolex keep in mind they only appear inexpensive in hindsight. Working like new and keeping great time the watch is estate priced at $9751.00 CAD. Stock #e10984.

SOLD


October 10, 2017

Rolex Datejust 16233 $6000.00 CAD. e10890

We’ve spoken about it so many times but it never gets old. The Rolex Datejust could just be the universal watch. It’s got to be the longest continuously produced model in the watch industry. It was introduced in 1945 at the same time Rolex was celebrating it’s 40th anniversary. The occasion also marked the debut of the aptly named jubilee bracelet. If the Datejust is the most popular Rolex ever produced, the two tone champagne dial with jubilee bracelet and fluted bezel has got to be the most popular of the countless versions available. Whether it’s an original from the 40s or one just purchased they look practically the same. Our latest example was produced in 1991. For a 26 year old watch the condition is excellent. Crisp edges on the fluted bezel are still sharp showing the watch hasn’t been overly polished. The bracelet shows virtually like new displaying very little sag or stretch. A calendar display is a very common thing to see on modern watches but in 1945 Rolex was the only manufacturer with such a feature incorporating a quick changeover at midnight. The name Datejust may seem a bit awkward, but it makes perfect sense given some thought. Most watches slowly turn over the date display starting around 10:00pm taking several hours to fully turn the disc to reveal the next date of the month. Rolex produced a quick turn over mechanism advancing the date in an instant within a few minutes of exactly midnight. This simple process makes the date display absolutely true and “just”, hence unusual moniker. At 36mm diameter this watch was traditionally the domain of men but today many women find the size appropriate as an easy to read timepiece with just enough presence to make a subtle statement. Excellent overall condition, keeping great time with all functions working as designed. Current examples of this watch are still being made today with a price of $12,500.00 plus tax at your local Canadian Rolex retailer. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this example is estate priced at $6000.00 CAD. Stock #e10890.

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October 6, 2017

Rolex Datejust 69173 $4180.00 CAD. e10572

It seems we have two types of visitors to our website. The kind who ask us to focus more on jewellery items and stop posting sooooo many watches; then there are the watch people who immediately move on if there isn’t a cool new timepiece listed. Truth is no matter how often we post a fairly common watch like this we keep getting requests for more from this vocal and passionate group. Well, we’re sticking to the schedule and teasing the watch community about once or twice a week with something nice. For the jewellery and diamond folks the majority of our listings are for you, so please bear with us while we briefly showcase this Rolex Datejust 69173.You’ve seen it here before and you’ll see it again, the two tone Datejust with champagne dial and jubilee bracelet. Of all the potential dial, bezel, bracelet combinations this version shows up more often than any. As often as we see it, it never gets old. It may never be the choice for the uber fashionista but sooner or later you’ll grow to admire the timeless mature look. This ladies 26mm example dates from 1991 but looks like it was just made yesterday. Excellent overall condition showing hardly any wear. The synthetic sapphire crystal is completely scratch free and the bracelet shows very little sag especially considering the open centre link construction of this model. The bracelet sag test is the easiest way to gauge the overall amount of use and wear a Rolex has experienced. You’d never believe this watch is over 25 years old. Running great and keeping excellent time the watch comes with a 1 year warranty. We just performed (July 2017) a full mechanical overhaul to the movement including gasket kit, vacuum testing, regulating and case/bracelet refinishing. Also included with purchase is a Rolex inner/outer box also in like new condition. Estate priced at $4180.00 CAD. Stock #e10572.

SOLD

 


October 5, 2017

Tudor Black Bay 79220R $3350.00 CAD. e9915

e9915 Tudor Black Bay 79220R 001 Not very often do popular watches come in that are only a couple of years old. Rolex has been missing out on a lot of business in the mid range price segment for many years. They absolutely dominate in the premium segment but Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and many other companies compete in the $2000.00 – $7000.00 price points. Tudor has always been made by Rolex but lacked the recognition of the parent company. Over the past few years Tudor have been re-establishing themselves with the reintroduction of successful designs from past decades. The Heritage Black Bay is one of the most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, gold printing and the famous “snow flake” hour hand are familiar details to those who remember the originals. Our example was purchased in August of 2013 from an Ontario authorized agent and worn only a few times. The condition is of course excellent and all original. We have not polished or refinished the case in any way.e9915 Tudor Black Bay 79220R 002 It is showing only the slightest minor scuffs on the buckle and case that can be removed literally in a couple minutes if you wish. It’s a serious watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The automatic Swiss made movement within the oyster style 41mm diameter case is keeping excellent time. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year warranty. Inner/outer boxes, instructions and even an extra heavy duty nylon strap (never installed) are included with purchase. I love the distressed look leather strap. The vintage spirit of the watch is enhanced by this unique strap. Model 79220R has a suggested retail price of $3425.00 USD. Sometime between when the watch came to us and now the sapphire crystal became scratched. I suspect someone’s diamond ring must have smacked the surface just to right of 12:00. The actual impact mark is much less conspicuous that it looks in this image. The watch is estate priced at $3350.00 CAD. Don’t wait too long I can’t imagine this watch being here for long. Stock #e9915.e9915 Tudor Black Bay 79220R 006

SOLD

 

 


October 4, 2017

Rolex Datejust 1601 $3770.00 CAD. e10738

Classic vintage Rolex 1601. The Datejust has been around for over 70 years and doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon. This example dates from 1973 according to the lower 3 million serial number. The stainless steel coin edge bezel, original rolled steel link jubilee bracelet, refinished silver dial with thick hands and dial markers all come together in a handsome vintage package. Its tone on tone colour scheme is still one of the most popular looks around. The 36mm case size has also stood the test of time and is perfect today for the man who prefers a traditional size or the woman who wants to try a slightly larger, more casual look. When ultra thin rectangular quartz watches were so popular in the 80s and 90s Rolex continued to thumb their nose at the current trend and just keep on producing the regular thick automatic Datejust. Today we see giant 45mm and larger sized watches yet Rolex still sells the 36mm Datejust all the time. Rolex does offer a newer Datejust model available as a 41mm but the original still looks the most balanced to my eyes. Our 44 year old example still wears its original lightweight full length Jubilee bracelet. Naturally it’s showing some wear but it still has many years of life left in it. The gently worn links allows the most comfortable fit you could ever experience. With a total weight of just 79.5 grams this is a Rolex that feels almost like wearing nothing at all. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers just performed a full technical revision to the 26 jewel automatic winding Rolex calibre 1570. In addition to a full cleaning of the movement, a new case tube and crown were installed plus a new case gasket. The watch also received a brand new plastic Rolex crystal for an unblemished view of radial finish dial. The new sharp edged crystal and crown certainly freshened up the vintage look. Working great and keeping excellent time, this watch is ready to take on the next 40 years of the ever changing world of fashionable trendy brands. If you don’t want your watch to become dated, a classic Datejust is the safest way to go. They are always welcome back for trade. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (excluding damage caused by moisture) the watch is estate priced at $3770.00. Stock #e10738.

SOLD


October 3, 2017

Rolex Day-Date OysterQuartz 19018 $13100.00 CAD. e10709

In the 1970s Rolex decided to join the world of ultra accurate electronic battery operated quartz watches and manufactured their own in house developed movement. The public received this new Rolex with a lukewarm reception at best. It was a slow selling model but managed to stick around until approximately the year 2000 when it was quietly retired. It has been estimated that only around 25000 Oysterquartz watches were  produced during the entire 25 year production run, making it one of the rarest regular production Rolex watches. We’ve seen a few stainless steel examples and the occasional two tone Datejust OysterQuartz turns up around here, but showcasing one of the very scarce 18 karat gold Day-Date models is truly a privilege. Rolex doesn’t ever speak about production numbers but one can speculate that of the total number of OysterQuartz watches produced only a small percentage would have been the top of the line 18 karat gold DAY-DATE versions. This is one Rolex that can truly be considered quite rare. We’ve only ever seen a couple other all 18 karat gold Oysterquartz in person before. If you’ve always wanted a Rolex but also want one that actually keeps extremely accurate time as well, the Oysterquartz is for you. Rolex took extraordinary measures to make their quartz watch better and more accurate than any other available. A sensor found within the movement samples ambient temperature and adjusts the frequency of the quartz crystal accordingly. The fully jewelled Oysterquartz movement is widely considered the finest electronic movement ever produced in terms of robust design, finish and durability. Our example was manufactured in 1982 according to a number in independent serial number database lists. It features the iconic Rolex fluted bezel and a slightly more unusual radial finish black dial making for a very sophisticated look. The OysterQuartz wasn’t a low cost alternative to the traditional automatic perpetual movement. We have an old price list from the fall of 1999 showing the all gold OysterQuartz with a retail price of $24490.00, only $190.00 less than its very common automatic sibling. Overall condition is very good, there is some stretch and sag in the bracelet as to be expected for a 35 year old watch. This watch could pass just   a few years old. The fluted bezel still shows fairly crisp and sharp. At 36mm diameter the thick, heavy, square flat top Oyster case with flat link bracelet still look very modern today. The 18 karat gold links on the integrated bracelet are all of heavy gauge construction. 24 links in the bracelet allow a total length of just over 7 1/2 inches (extra links are available if you have a larger than average wrist size). This is a very heavy watch weighing over 145 grams. An automatic Day-Date from the same era only weighs around 125 grams. Those familiar with the brand will quickly realize just how rare a watch like this is. If this watch tweaks some interest visit www.oysterquartz.net for more information on the remarkable Oysterquartz and a little bit of its history. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will include a one year complimentary mechanical warranty with purchase for added piece of mind. These almost forgotten Oyster quartz watches are really cool and need to be seen in person to truly appreciate their quality. Own a rare piece of Rolex history for the estate price  of $13100.00 CAD. Stock #e10709.

SOLD

 

 


September 30, 2017

Rolex Date 15210 engine turned bezel $4480.00 CAD. e10553

In 2002 when this watch was new, men’s watch sizes were way smaller than they are today. Rolex bucked the trend to make anything larger than 40mm  until quite recently and most of the core designs today still measure 34mm to 40mm. This excellent condition Oyster Date measures a comfortable 34mm. It’s a perfect size for the more slender gentleman or the lady who wants a classic looking design that makes a statement. Monochromatic colour scheme, simple stick hour markers whisper understated class. The watch and bracelet have a soft satin brushed finish except for the edges and bezel studs that are highly polished for just a touch of bling. The 3 segment Oyster link has always been the sporty bracelet choice. An engine turned bezel frames the perfect condition silver dial and synthetic sapphire crystal. This machined bezel is a little more unusual only seen about half as often as its smooth edged cousin. As the collector Rolex market continues to see solid growth, the pure sport professional models are pricing themselves out of reach for many. Good condition Submariners, GMTs and Explorers are pushing 5 figures these days. Sporty Oyster Date and Datejust models are beginning to see new interest especially with our female clients. These watches look super sexy on the female wrist. For a 15 year old watch this one could practically pass for new. Hardly a scratch or scuff to be found anywhere. The bracelet and buckle are crisp and tight showing little to no stretch and sag. The Rolex Date is just about the perfect watch for everyday use. Easy to wear, easy to read with the added function of a gently sweeping second hand and magnified calendar display. Working great and keeping good time this watch is accompanied by a no charge 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $4480.00 CAD. Stock #e10553.

SOLD


September 27, 2017

Ladies Rolex Oyster 6804 ***RARE*** $4000.00 CAD. e10735

The world of Rolex is dominated by gents models. In the new and estate/vintage market, Rolex is predominantly a watch purchased by men. The occasional ladies model within the Oyster line is just a smaller version of the men’s. Less than 10% of the estate Rolex watches that we see at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers are ladies models. That statistic alone makes all ladies Rolex kind sort of rare, but occasionally a truly unusual one shows up. If there are any women collectors out there here’s your chance for something different. Although the basic layout Oyster case is pretty universal there are many features making this example extremely rare. The original silver crosshair dial with simple tritium hour plots is an exercise in elegant simplicity.  The non tapered gold stick hour and minute hands are very easy to read and different than anything current. The most distinctive case feature is the gold bezel with a finely engraved coin edge pattern deeply indexed highlighting the 5, 10, 15, 20…… minutes/seconds and less deeply engraved to profile the 1 2 3 4, 6 7 8 9, 11 12 13 14….. minutes/seconds. Great idea for sure, but it really never caught on like the standard heavily fluted bezel. To me, the most exciting element of the watch isn’t even on the watch. It’s the original rare riveted link tapered oyster bracelet. These light weight, hollow, folded link bracelets were state of the art before Rolex (or anyone else) had the technology to make solid links, or connect multiple sections with friction fusing or laser welding. The original very rare large logo/short buckle is date stamped 2 69. Despite being close to 50 year years old this bracelet is in fantastic condition, showing some sag but better than almost any we’ve seen.The watch sat for many years in the previous owners jewellery box as she now wears a different Rolex model. We just had the watch completely serviced including a brand new genuine Rolex crystal. At the same time we made sure to leave the original factory finish undisturbed. The watch shows some honest and genuine patina appropriate for something manufactured in the 1960s. Including our 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $4000.00 CAD. Stock #10735.

SOLD


September 20, 2017

Rolex Submariner 16613 $10500.00 CAD. e10867

I don’t know what it is about this model but the 16613 Rolex Submariner stops people in their tracks. The bright royal blue dial with rich complimentary 18 karat yellow gold trim is striking to say the least. Large bold luminous hour markers and hands contrast with functional efficiency. I can’t think of another watch that announces who it is and what it does in such a bold statement like a Submariner. The 7 lines of text and logo are embossed with golden ink so thick it actually stands off the dial in the 3rd dimension. Love them or hate them, Rolex is without question the most significant watch brand ever. Even though they now use scrambled serial numbers to keep production numbers a secret, everyone knows the brand produce well over a million watches per year and have revenues in the billions. Hans Wilsdorf the founder of Rolex owned all the shares in the company. He had no close heirs to pass along his 100% ownership in the company to. Upon his death he wanted the company to continue what he started so he set up a trust appropriately named the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation. In theory it’s a charitable not for profit organization. Although it does contribute to worthy causes the foundations main goal is for the continued dominance of the brand. It has no shareholders to pay dividends to or share profits with, only a group of trustees who decide how to reinvest the vast revenue. Some of the profits are dumped backed into state of the art automated factories that continually update their technology. They also pay very good wages to the most talented engineers and watchmakers they’re able to recruit. No one really knows just how much money the trust has squirrelled away over the decades but it must be in the billions. There is not another watch company that operates in such a manner. You can buy into a little bit of the enigmatic brand with this classic Submariner. It just arrived from the original owner who kept everything from when it was purchased new at an Ontario authorized agent in September 2001. It’s all here; inner/outer boxes, warranty/chronometer certificate, booklets, wallet, plastic hanging tags, anchor pendant, suede pillow and wrap. The condition is very good for a watch dating from the year 2000. The full length original 93253 oyster bracelet is showing only a small amount of sag. All the features are working as designed and the watch is keeping great time. Just a soft refinishing was really all that was needed to make it look practically like new. The crisp edges and fine details still show almost like new. These more jewellery like creations of the original pure tool design stainless steel Submariners have seen amazing appreciation in value over the past few years. No story good ones with original documentation and packaging are becoming more difficult to find all the time. A newer ceramic bezel, heavier case version (116613) replaced the 16613 in 2009 but many people prefer the easier to wear lighter original design. Included with purchase is a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty. Estate priced at $10500.00 CAD. Stock #e10867.

SOLD


September 14, 2017

Rolex Milgauss 116400GV $8500.00 CAD. e10855

If you have the means Rolex make a watch for every man and every woman. Traditional Rolex watches are robustly made from the best components available and are considered the most reliable of any Swiss made watch. The basic styles are suitable for almost any activity you may subject them to. There are however a few watches within the Rolex model line that have been engineered for use during some very specialized tasks. These models are known within Rolex circles as the professionals. The Sea-Dweller comes to mind as a purpose built professional diving tool that is water tight to depths of 12800 feet and comes with an automatic helium escape valve. Our featured professional Rolex is the Milgauss. The Milgauss is perhaps an even more specialized piece of equipment. The original model was introduced in 1956 as an answer to problems encountered when mechanical watches were exposed to strong magnetic fields. The introduction of the Milgauss allowed scientists to wear a watch while working in strong magnetic fields. Without magnetic protection performing your job in extremely strong magnetic fields would render a regular watch useless or unreliable at best. Rolex have gone to extraordinary measures in order to protect the calibre 3131 from the affects of magnetism. A special inner shield contained within the oyster case is made from a proprietary Rolex blend of metals that keeps the movement running well within chronometer specification even under extreme magnetic field conditions. Our estate Milgauss was purchased in Toronto at an authorized Rolex agent Dec 2014. It has been well taken care of during the last few years and looks almost like new. Only a few light scratches can be seen on the case, bracelet and case back. The blue dial, orange lightning bolt second hand and tinted green sapphire crystal make this one unmistakable model to say the least. A complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty comes included along with all the original packaging, instructions, warranty card and chronometer hang tag. Estate priced at $8500.00 CAD. Stock #e10855.

SOLD


August 21, 2017

Rolex Yacht Master II 116689 18kt. with extra link $35000.00 CAD. e10550

Without doubt this is the extrovert within the conservative Rolex family of watches. Of the millions of watches they’ve  produced over the last 100 plus years, most are average sized, time only models with perhaps a calendar function and that’s about it. There are a few specialty versions available with chronograph or dual time features but even these are housed in subtle oyster cases of a moderate 40mm case size. In 2007 when Rolex introduced the solid gold 18 karat Yacht-Master II the watch world took notice. Why would the ultra traditional brand introduce such an audacious, narrowly focused watch. Well because they can, and because everyone was talking about this new giant Rolex. The new Yacht Master II clearly demonstrates that Rolex are still at the cutting edge of watchmaking skill. This is one complicated watch. The 100% in house developed calibre 4160 movement consists of 360 components. All the individual parts work in perfect harmony as a countdown timer that’s easily programmed by the Rolex command bezel. The integrated solid platinum bezel along with the red arrow tipped hand displays an easy to read 1 to 10 minute countdown timer. The countdown timer is a horologic masterpiece with a unique fly-back feature allowing resetting to the nearest countdown minute without stopping the timer first. This enables the  user to synchronize the countdown with an audible or visual signal from the race official. If the regular stop/reset sequence is used the timer returns to your mechanically preprogrammed setting. It’s a really slick feature that could also work for creating the perfect soft boiled egg or maybe timing the ultimate steak on the barbecue. At 44mm diameter this is just about the largest Rolex on the market. The only dial colour available is brilliant white with blue and red details that strengthen the yachting theme. Our example is next to perfect. It’s also the top of the line 18 karat white gold and platinum version (a first for Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers estate collection). This is a one owner example in fantastic condition. Purchased new September 2010 at a Canadian authorized Rolex agent. It received a full factory overhaul/refinishing by Rolex Canada in April 2015 and has only been used a few times since. The overall condition is excellent showing only minor evidence of any use. There are shallow scuffs and tiny scratches on the platinum bezel and synthetic sapphire crystal. The snow white dial makes these miniscule marks virtually invisible. The solid 18 karat white gold bracelet is showing no measurable stretch. All functions are working as designed and it’s keeping excellent time. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year warranty covering all aspects of the factory warranty for the new owner. Rolex has never been known for being generous in the bracelet length department (especially with the all gold models). For the large armed gentleman you’ll be happy to know this watch comes with a no charge additional 18 karat white gold oyster link. Purchasing a 116689 Yacht Master II in the USA will cost you the princely sum of $48150.00 USD (just $55350.00 here in Canada). Our like new example comes with the original packaging, inner/outer boxes, shipping sleeve with serial number, booklets, endorsed warranty card, plastic hang tags, bill of sale and Rolex Service receipt. Don’t wait until Rolex has a price increase in Canada. White gold examples almost never turn up; finding one in excellent condition like this is a rare opportunity. If you’ve ever wanted a solid gold Rolex but don’t want the bold look of yellow gold, perhaps a slightly more subtle white gold version might be for you. Estate priced at $35000.00 CAD. Stock #e10550.

SOLD


August 16, 2017

Tudor Heritage Chronograph 70330N $3600.00 CAD. e10693

Been keeping track of Rolex Daytona pricing over the last 20 years or so? You’ll not find one for under 5 figures these days and it’s very easy to spend many multiples of that on anything remotely rare or unusual. Enter the Tudor Heritage chronograph 70330N. For a fraction of the cost of a Daytona you get a similar watch manufactured by Rolex with the same chronograph function with a 45 minute capacity instead of 12 hours. The Tudor also adds a very useful calendar, plus a dual time function for the world traveler (the Daytona lacks both of these features). The stainless steel oyster style case is water resistant to an additional 50 meters more than a Daytona at 150. The Tudor comes with similar threaded crown, pushers and case back. Its Heritage designation comes from the retro styling reminiscent of the hand wind Tudor chronos of the 1970s. Original Tudor chronographs have become very collectible in their own right, especially since Daytona pricing has gotten truly ridiculous. The grey, black, orange dial is actually rather subdued compared to the blue/orange version that is also a current offering from Tudor. Model 70330N has a retail price of $4770.00 CAD as seen on the official Tudor website. Our example is in very lightly worn condition. It is original and hasn’t been polished in any way, it still retains the sharp beveled lug edges. The additional colour coordinated fabric strap is in excellent condition showing little evidence of use. When fitted, the nylon strap gives the watch a totally different look further reinforcing the fun 70s vibe. Comes complete with the inner/outer boxes, cardboard sleeve, instructions, wallet, pamphlets and endorsed warranty card (February 2012). Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide the new owner with a complimentary 1 year warranty covering all aspects as the original. Tudor chronographs rarely make appearances in our estate department. Estate priced at $3600.00 CAD. Stock #e10693.

SOLD


August 10, 2017

Rolex Cellini Cellisima 6673/9 18kt. gold & diamonds $11000.00 CAD. e10858

Many people are not even aware Rolex makes a more formal styled watch. The Rolex Cellini is that watch. This is definitely not your average Rolex oyster Datejust. The name comes from Benvenuto Cellini who was a master goldsmith during the Italian renaissance period in the 1500s at the time of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Now in our 60th year of business in the same Downtown Barrie location we have never offered an estate Cellini before. What a way to showcase our first one with this beautiful and rare Cellisima model 6673/9. The solid 18 karat white gold case is decorated with 241 pave set diamonds in the bezel and lugs. 18 karat white gold Roman numeral hour markers and highly polished hands contrast with excellent legibility against the white mother of pearl face. The textured dial displays subtle iridescent pastel colours as the watch is worn. There are lots of pretty watch faces out there but no one makes a nicer dial than Rolex do. Manufactured in 2005 the one owner watch displays minor evidence of wear in the form of small scratches on the case and a couple of tiny scuffs on the sapphire crystal. The genuine Rolex blue crocodile strap is in good condition but again is showing signs of use. The 18 karat white gold deployment buckle is working great and securely keeps the strap closed tight. At 26.5mm diameter the watch is a very comfortable size that looks classy but doesn’t overtake your entire arm. The Swiss made Rolex designed quartz movement is working flawlessly keeping excellent time. 100% original and complete, the watch comes with everything from the day it was originally purchased on December 20 2006. Original bill of sale, certificate of appraisal, inner/outer boxes, instructions, brochure, plastic hang tag, warranty card and all other paperwork come included along with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Don’t wait another 60 years before the next Cellini comes in. Estate priced at $11000.00 CAD. Stock #e10858.

SOLD


August 6, 2017

Rolex Submariner 116610LN $8925.00 CAD. e10811

Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In more than 60 years of production the Submariner formula has changed very little. Many early examples now trade hands for more than 100 times their original price. The simple glossy black dial with luminous hands and markers makes for a most purposeful design. If ever there was a blue chip collectable watch the Rolex Submariner is it. Like any blue chip stock they always appear expensive when you first consider purchasing and they never go sale. As the years go by and they continually appreciate in value you realize you should have bought one a long time ago. With our weak Canadian dollar they are difficult to find either new or used. Most examples are being diverted to the States for sale with a much stronger USD. Our latest Submariner example was originally delivered in Canada to an official Rolex agent in the spring of 2014. Being an original Canadian delivered watch and coming with the original bill of sale you can be confident the taxes have been paid. You can travel hassle free across the border should a customs agent ask you to prove the appropriate Canadian tax was paid and wasn’t smuggled into the country. Overall condition is very good, exhibiting subtle evidence of use in the form of small scuffs on the case and bracelet. This one owner watch still has some of the protective plastic on the buckle. The watch has never been polished or refinished in any way. It still retains the original finish so coveted by collectors. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, original warranty card, all paperwork, price tags, hanging chronometer seal and even the cardboard sleeve come included with purchase. Working like new and keeping great time the watch is estate priced at $8925.00 CAD. Stock #e10811.

SOLD


July 30, 2017

Rolex Datejust 16013 with factory diamond dial $6000.00 CAD. e10174

e10174-rolex-datejust-16013-black-diamond-dial-jubilee-bracelet-002 A vintage classic. At 30 years old this Rolex Datejust is just entering the vintage era, although it really doesn’t look much different than a brand new Rolex Datejust 116233 current version of this watch. The $14800.00 suggested retail price of brand new is certainly noticeable. There are of course a few design and technical differences. This watch comes with a plastic crystal where the new watch is equipped with a synthetic sapphire version. Solid bracelet links, wider polished lugs, concealed clasp are a couple other visual differences. These subtle changes will go unnoticed to all but the true watch geeks in the crowd.e10174-rolex-datejust-16013-black-diamond-dial-jubilee-bracelet-003 As with all Rolex watches past and present, only the finest components are used. Dazzling round single cut diamonds plot out the hours, framed in proprietary 18 karat yellow that the Rolex factory alloys and manufactures all in house. Beautiful raised gold text on the jet black dial speak class and luxury in the same format that Rolex have been using on the Datejust since first introduced in the 1940s. For 30 years old, the watch is in very good condition. It displays the sort of wear one would expect for a watch that was carefully worn with pride. The sharp fluting on the bezel has softened slightly and the 18 karat gold/stainless steel jubilee bracelet shows some sag but has many decades of life left.e10174-rolex-datejust-16013-black-diamond-dial-jubilee-bracelet-001 The jubilee bracelet is by far the most comfortable style offered by Rolex. A little play in the links makes them even more comfy. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $6000.00 CAD. Stock #e10174.

SOLD


July 15, 2017

Rolex Date 1500 $4000.00 CAD. e10571

The more Rolex dials you see the more you realize just how many different hues and shades are possible for as something as basic as a “silver” face. As soon as I saw this 1980 Rolex Oyster Date 1500 I instantly fell for the beautiful greyish/bronze colour. The colour is different than any other I’ve seen. When it comes to pretty dials with interesting textures, finishes and colours no one does it better than Rolex. From the radial spinning effect as seen on this example to the perfection of the raised text and flawless hour markers in their various forms. These dials are remarkable little works of art. The rest of the 34mm Oyster is pretty textbook Rolex from the era. Plastic crystal with date magnifier, threaded case back/crown and a smooth bezel. The stainless steel Jubilee bracelet is an interesting and rare version. Believe it or not there was a time when Rolex manufactured some of their bracelets (or at least labeled them) HECKO EN MEXICO. It’s speculated this was done to avoid American import taxes that made an already expensive Rolex even more costly in the Americas. This is our first example of such an unusual oval link bracelet and it’s in really good shape showing only moderate stretch. The total amount of available length is just short of 8 inches making this bracelet suitable to fit almost anyone. At 34mm case size this watch truly is suitable for anyone. Looks great on a thinner gentleman’s wrist and it looks fantastic on any ladies arm. Included with purchase is a vintage Seahorse Rolex box (not original to watch) and a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty. Estate price $4000.00. Stock #e10571.

SOLD

 


July 4, 2017

Rolex Submariner 16610 $8000.00 CAD ***tax included***. e10580

For over 60 years the Rolex Submariner has been a watch respected and desired by watch collectors and aficionados alike. Perhaps it’s due to the Submariners connection to Hollywood celebrities Sean Connery and Steve McQueen, maybe for it’s connection to music legends Eric Clapton and Bruce Springsteen. The submariner was also connected to undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau. Possibly because it’s universally considered to be the greatest tool watch of all time. There are many other dive watches on the market but Rolex says it best “from the top of the world, to the bottom of the sea, Rolex proves dependable”. The popularity of Rolex and specifically the Submariner has grown so greatly in the last few year an entire industry has evolved out of customizing them with custom leather and rubber straps, unique dials and even hand engraved cases. Our Rolex Submariner Date 16610 is pure Rolex, the L serial numbers date our watch to 1989. The original paperwork shows it was sold in Canada’s own Birks Jewellers Ottawa in 1990. This is a complete set and our watch comes with original box, papers and even its original warranty from Birks. It contains no aftermarket parts and has recently undergone a complete service in November 2016 at Howards Jewellers in Ottawa (our Nation’s capital’s only Rolex Dealer). It’s running beautifully and still has a service warranty until November 2018. The bezel insert was replaced, a new crown/tube installed as well as a new sapphire crystal ensuring the watch remains waterproof and as pristine as when it left the factory 27 years ago. The 16610 Rolex was the longest produced Submariner model ever. Despite its long production run, excellent and complete examples are becoming difficult to find. Since being replaced with the new ceramic bezel version 116610, these older models became instantly collectable. Great overall condition and keeping fantastic time, this watch is ready for it’s next 3 decades. Estate priced at $8000.00 INCLUDING TAX. Stock #e10580

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July 2, 2017

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R $3600.00 CAD. e10544

Another great condition Tudor Black Bay diver. Our Black Bay 79220R comes complete with box and papers. Everything is in excellent condition; inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card endorsed by Canadian authorized agent Brinkhaus (March 2015) and a seldom used Tudor nylon strap. It’s a very complete example. The Black Bay Heritage is one of Tudors most successful product launches ever. Tudor parent company Rolex absolutely dominate in the premium segment but Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and many other companies compete in the $2000.00 – $7000.00 price range. Rolex have been missing out at this price point for a long time. Over the past few years Tudor have been re-establishing themselves with the introduction of successful designs from past decades. The Heritage Black Bay is one of the most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, connected minute track and “snow flake” hour hand are familiar details to those who remember the original Tudor watches from the 1950s and 60s. This is a serious watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, ratcheting one way timer bezel, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The automatic Swiss made movement within the oyster style 41mm case is keeping excellent time.Take advantage of our weak Canadian dollar while you can because Rolex will eventually be increasing prices across the entire model range. In countries that have a strong currency this watch was much more expensive than here in Canada. For instance in the USA this watch had a suggested retail price of $3425.00 (approximately $4430.00 CAD) and in Europe it has a price of 3210.00 Euro (approximately $4150.00 CAD). One other thing to consider; when importing a Swiss made watch to Canada a 5% duty is applied plus provincial and federal sales tax calculated on top of that. So buying this watch in the USA could ultimately cost you around $5250.00 if you live in Ontario. Rolex recently introduced a new Heritage Black Bay using their new proprietary chronometer grade movement. Outwardly the style has changed a little with a new bracelet, a shield dial logo has replaced the traditional Tudor rose and some additional dial text. These original Black Bays have already seen appreciation on the secondary market. Including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3600.00 CAD (plus applicable tax). Stock #e10544.

SOLD

 


July 1, 2017

Rolex Datejust 16200. Excellent condition $6000.00 CAD. e9405

e9405 Rolex 16200 Jubilee dialAll original, seldom worn and previously owned by an 85 year old gentleman. It may sound like a dubious classified ad for a used car but it’s all true. I know because I sold this watch to that same gentleman more than 2 decades ago. A watch collector for most of his life, the time has come to sell some of his collection in an effort to simplify his lifestyle. What made this 36mm Datejust so attractive originally holds true today; clean and simple white dial with basic Arabic numbers. Upon closer inspection it’s just not a white dial but a “jubilee” dial. This image reveals an amazing pattern of embossed printing spelling out ROLEXROLEXROLEX….. across every square millimetre of empty space.e9405 Rolex 16200 Jubilee dail oyster date This rare dial is seldom seen with the small text and chronometer details. Later examples of the jubilee dial simply read ROLEX DATEJUST. The watch exhibits its original finish, it has never been polished in any way. Every edge and detail is crisp and sharp. According to previous owner the watch was only worn a few dozen times in the more that 20 years of his ownership. Replacement value of 16200 with the current model 116200 is $6700.00 USD. There is no current Jubilee style dial offered by Rolex making this excellent condition example rare and collectable. A few minor scuffs can be seen on the polished bezel and buckle but nothing significant. Comes complete with the original box lacking paperwork. Our Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty is included for the estate priced of $6000.00 CAD. Stock #e9405.e9405 Rolex Oyster Date Jubilee dial

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June 19, 2017

Rolex Datejust 116200 $5988.00 CAD. e10663

This just might be the “universal watch”. What I mean by that is, it could be the perfect watch for any/all occasions. Part of this includes the fact that yes it’s a Rolex too. Being a Rolex means it’s more than just a basic machine to tell you the time. It’s a tradition of excellence and achievement going back well over 100 years. World explorers, heads of state, international celebrities, captains of industry to professionals of all walks of life; wearing a Rolex watch is as much a lifestyle statement as it is the best tool to get the job done. A black dial 36mm Datejust really can do it all. The oyster case was a ground breaking advancement in making watches watertight.  Rolex states: “Invented by Rolex in 1926, it was the world’s first waterproof case for a wristwatch thanks to its patented system of screwing down the bezel, case back and winding crown against the middle case. A symbol of robustness and water resistance, this perfectly proportioned and elegant watch case is a superb blend of form and function”.  Ultra dressy with a tuxedo on your wedding day or kickin back  on the deck with your buddies this watch always looks great. The case and bracelet are crafted exclusively from 904L stainless. 316L stainless is the industry standard for high quality watches, it works great and offers excellent resistance to corrosion but Rolex demand better. In 1985 they were the first watch manufacturer to use 904L. It offers an even higher level of protection from almost all types of chemicals and corrosion. It produces a beautiful polish and sheen but it is more difficult to machine. Rolex had to produce its own special tools and processes in order to properly work with 904L steel. This watch was purchased in Italy in October 2016 and is in 100% original condition. It shows evidence of less than one year of intermittent use by the previous owner. Small scratches on the case and bracelet are present. We have elected to leave the factory finish alone. If you wish, our goldsmiths can polish and refinish the case to like new condition if you want the watch to look perfect. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will honor the full 5 year factory warranty balance in place until October 2021. Comes complete with original box, cardboard sleeve, instructions, booklets and warranty card. Estate priced at $5988.00 CAD. Stock #e10663.

SOLD


June 15, 2017

Ladies Rolex Datejust 79173 Tapestry dial $4890.00 CAD. e10555

The Rolex Datejust could just be the most popular model the esteemed brand has ever produced. The design has been around for over 70 years with millions of men’s and lady’s examples manufactured. We see them in various sizes with different bezel, dial and bracelet combinations all the time. A tapestry face is a less often encountered optional dial treatment. The vertical stripes are created by embossing a corrugated texture across the surface creating little hills and valleys. This treatment causes shadows to form over the dial when the watch is moved, resulting in a striking rolling shadow effect. It’s surprising the dial wasn’t a more popular option when this watch was new in 2000. Nowadays any colour of tapestry dial is always a customer favorite. The ordinary flat finishes just look a little dull by comparison. A silver tapestry looks especially fresh and clean. The distinctive dial pattern is particularly flattering with the 18 karat centre links of the jubilee bracelet. The rest of the watch is classic ladies Rolex; 26mm oyster case watertight to 100 meters, 18 karat yellow gold fluted bezel on an 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel jubilee bracelet. Rolex is one of the few companies to produce a lady’s certified chronometer automatic watch. Model 79173 in no different. The mechanism has been adjusted and regulated to the same tolerances for accuracy as any of the larger men’s chronometer models. The red seal and dial text is your warranty of independent testing and certification to the world’s most exacting standards. The watch is running great with all functions working as designed. For a 17 year old watch the overall condition is very good. The bracelet is showing just a bit of wear in the form of a little sag but it still has many decades of service left. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $4890.00 CAD. Stock #e10555.

SOLD


June 7, 2017

Rolex Air-King 116900 $7070.00 CAD. e10704

The Rolex Air-King has been around in one form or another for about 70 years. The basic looking oyster cased Rolex was first labeled Air-King as a tribute to Britain’s Royal Air Force who participated in the battle of Britain. RAF pilots of the time preferred using the Rolex oyster over the standard issue lower quality watches. The robust design and relatively large case size (for the era) made it the perfect pilot tool for quick time interpretation. Not to mention the entry level Rolex was a far superior offering to anything else of the era. After the 34mm Air-King was discontinued in 2014 it appeared that one of the longest running models from Rolex was gone forever. Rolex has been known to revive past models with an injection of new style and new technology before and the new Air-King 116900 is the result. It’s ready for the next few generations of pilots or those who just love the style and tradition that is the Rolex Air-King.  Gone is the rather small 34mm case, it’s been replaced by a 40mm version. If the larger Oyster case didn’t catch your attention the incredible dial has got everyone talking. Although some feel the mix of the highly polished white gold 3,6 and 9 hour markers mixed with large painted 5, 10, 20, 25….. minute markers is a little busy looking, I just love it. It certainly is a departure from the basic stick or Arabic/stick combo of previous generation Air-Kings. The look is unique and still very purposeful. Luminous Mercedes style hands are far larger and easier to read than any set previously fitted. Along with the new case is the newer automatic calibre 3131 equipped with an antimagnetic shield protecting it from strong magnetic fields. This ultra high precision movement easily exceeds the minimum    standards for chronometer rating at an incredible +/- 2 seconds per day according to Rolex. This watch was purchased new in South Africa by the original owner who recently traded it for a different Rolex at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. It was worn in rotation with a few other watches, as such it shows typical wear associated with occasional use since September 2016. Included with the watch is the inner/outer box, instructions and authorized agent endorsed warranty card (dated September 9 2016). Bill Le Boeuf will honor the full balance of the 5 year international warranty. This watch along with every other gents professional model are almost impossible to find in Canada right now. If you want a new one,be prepared to wait for months to years depending on what one you’re looking for. We have this one ready to go today for the estate price of $7070.00 CAD. Stock #e10704.

SOLD


May 25, 2017

Rolex Datejust II 116334 (3 months old) $9880.00 CAD. e10674

Different strokes for different folks I guess. Personally, it’s hard for me to understand but believe it or not there are some people out there that have little to no interest in a nice watch or a great piece of jewellery. I realize luxury items are not basic necessities of life like food or shelter, but they sure have an effect on how they make you feel. Being confident and feeling good are sure to produce positive results in your life. The twinkle of a beautifully cut diamond ring sparkling in the sunshine or watching the smooth fluid motion of a finely tuned mechanical watch leave many with a strong sense of pride. It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe to those who don’t feel the same passion. For others, maybe a well tailored suit does the trick, a clean and shiny car might work, or maybe a beautiful new dress and fresh hair style produce similar results. This hardly worn diamond dial Rolex Datejust II didn’t check off the right buttons for someone. I’m sure we’ll find the person it is the right accessory for. When I say hardly worn I really mean just that. It was purchased April 2017. The watch is almost perfect, only displaying a few very minor scuffs and scratches on the buckle and bracelet. It was worn only a few times when the original owner/purchaser decided he really wasn’t a Rolex person. Bought from a Canadian authorized agent it comes as originally delivered. In fact the watch still has a few protective plastic stickers on the case and buckle. Even the plastic bezel protector is there. Original packaging, boxes, instructions, appraisal for insurance, endorsed warranty card from a Canadian authorized agent and even the paper cardboard sleeve is included with purchase. This watch benefits from the newer 5 year warranty that Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will honor. The Datejust II is a more contemporary 41mm diameter version compared to the traditional 36mm size. The new larger size is what current consumers have been asking of Rolex for quite some time. The more sporty oyster bracelet should appeal to a younger consumer looking for a simple, functional look. Our model 116334 comes with the upgraded 18 karat white gold bezel and uncommon factory applied diamond hour markers providing some subtle extra bling.  With speculation of a Canadian price increase coming, our price of $9980.00 Canadian should have this watch on the wrist of a new owner in no time. Stock #e10674

SOLD


May 15, 2017

Rolex Datejust 69173 hounds tooth dial $4950.00 CAD. e10574

 

We’ve been selling estate and vintage jewellery for over half a century at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. In all that time this is only the second houndstooth dial Rolex we’ve been able to offer. Finding one in excellent overall condition is a special treat. The 1991 Datejust appears to be in 100% original condition. Crisp sharp edges on the fluted 18 karat yellow gold bezel. Very little stretch in the 19 link jubilee bracelet and the embossed Rolex coronet logo on the buckle isn’t worn down at all.Pointing out these seemingly trivial details may be lost to most but we feel it’s important to demonstrate the differences between an average example and an outstanding one. The super rare houndstooth dial was an interesting special option that few people ordered when new, as such it’s rarely encountered today. The highly reflective two tone mirror finish is very “jewellery” like. It definitely makes the typically utilitarian Datejust more like a fancy jewellery item.  Even the calendar display has subtle black print on champagne background instead of the more conspicuous black on white. The automatic chronometer grade movement is running great and keeping excellent time. Included with purchase is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and a perfect condition red Rolex presentation box that really sets off the unique dial. Estate priced at $4950.00 CAD. Stock #e10574

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April 20, 2017

Rolex Datejust 79173 $5000.00 CAD. e10573

That black, deep grey or dark mother of pearl dial may look sexy and ultra dressy now but what happens when you begin to have trouble reading it. You can’t beat a clean white dial for the ultimate in legibility. Let’s face it, once we get into our 40s and beyond, trying to decipher the time on a small dark dial becomes increasingly difficult. White also gives the impression of a slightly large face. If you’re considering a Rolex, it may be the last watch you ever buy, so getting one that you can actually read 20 years from now should be an important purchase factor.This 26mm ladies Datejust 79173 was manufactured in 2000 and is in great condition. The slightly raised synthetic sapphire crystal shows as new without even the smallest blemish. The 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet displays very little horizontal sag and stretch. This more modern Datejust has the preferred “no holes” treatment in the spring bar lugs. All Rolex Datejust made before the mid 1990s had fully drilled lugs. The no holes look is one of the small improvements made by Rolex over the 70 year history of the Datejust.A very useful calendar function and sweeping second hand add extra utility to an already versatile classic. Including a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and genuine Rolex box set the watch is estate priced at $5000.00 CAD. Stock #e10573.

SOLD


April 18, 2017

Rolex Oyster Royal 6426 one owner $2865.00 CAD. e10430

“You’ll never regret buying quality” is one of our favorite quotes at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Another is; “quality endures when the price is long forgotten”. That was the comment made by the one and only previous owner of this watch when we received it. It was purchased by a young enlisted soldier who was serving in Europe over 50 years ago. He purchased this trusty Rolex Oyster while on tour. He too forgot the exact price but he recalls it was about 1 months salary. That old saying still rings true today as the high quality remains. His changing lifestyle has made it difficult for him to wind it up leading to his decision to sell the watch. The basic 17 jewel manual wind calibre 1210 is running excellent keeping remarkable time for a relatively simple movement. These old hand wind movements served duty in many Rolex models for decades in unchanged form. The slower frequency (18000 cycles per hour) mechanisms are very reliable and accurate, just what a soldier of the day required. The slower speed and high torque springs result in power reserves of well over 2 days. Our model 6426 is in good mostly original condition. The dial shows the patina of continuous use for half a century. The beautiful tapered hands still contain tritium pigment that long ago stopped glowing. They have taken on a dark grey/brown hue caused by oxidation or perhaps a little moisture. The hour plots at the end of the stick markers are nicely matched to the hands. The dial text contains the much more rare “ROYAL” designation. One of the bracelet end pieces was replaced after the original was lost many years ago. A polished stripe down the centre of the bracelet and polished lugs give the watch a slightly modern look. Make no mistake though the vintage good looks have been preserved in the dial, plastic crystal, thin profile and riveted bracelet. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $2865.00. Stock #e10430.

SOLD


April 10, 2017

Rolex Ladies Datejust 79173 Pyramid dial $6000.00 CAD. e10554

Any Rolex is a desirable thing even if it’s a relatively common model. One could argue there really is no such thing as a rare modern Rolex since the company has been producing well over 1 million watches per year since the 1990s. Ladies Datejust 79173 is a model we’ve seen many times at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but this one is just a little more unique. The “Y” serial number places the production around 2002, nothing too rare about that. What’s interesting is the remarkable condition. It comes with the box along with endorsed paperwork from the Indianapolis Indiana Rolex agent that it was originally purchased from on Halloween day 2003. Even the red chronometer plastic seal tag and green serial number tag are still here. The protective plastic stickers on the case edge have never been removed and are just starting to naturally peal away from the case. I’m sure this one was only worn occasionally for few special events. Everything regarding the condition could be described as in new condition. It’s practically as good as new old stock. Whenever the head is polished the fluted bezel becomes a little more smooth. Not the case here, it looks perfect. The sharp edged corrugated bezel ring synonymous with the brand still twinkles like a finely faceted crystal. People who know what to look for will always measure the “horizontal sag” of the bracelet on any Rolex. No disappointment here either as the 18 karat and stainless steel jubilee bracelet is almost perfectly perpendicular with the case back. The best part of this package is the perfect, blemish free silver/ivory pyramid dial. This dial is seldom encountered. Most examples of this watch come with a champagne or regular silver face. The pyramid name comes from the subtle raised repeating pattern that almost looks like well crafted quilt. The full Roman numeral hour markers add a sophisticated finishing touch. A 26mm 18 karat and stainless steel Datejust model is no longer offered today. The current Rolex Datejust 28mm example of similar specification with run you $10450.00 CAD and $9150.00 USD. Sadly though if you want one with the attractive pyramid dial it’s no longer available. In the spirit of keeping the watch 100% original we’ve elected to leave the case back engraved dedication as delivered. The service award engraving shows the recipients name (as it appears on the paperwork). If the new owner wishes to have engraving removed it can be easily be done at the time of purchase. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $6000.00 CAD. Yes it’s top dollar for this model but this is the best example we’ve ever had and the beautiful dial makes this the ladies Datejust to have. Stock #e10554.

SOLD


April 5, 2017

Rolex Submariner 14060M two liner $7070.00 CAD. e10361

For many a collector and owner, a Rolex is more than just a watch. Owning a Rolex is a privilege and a responsibility, as a Rolex has graced the wrists of thousands of world leaders, military personnel, celebrities and royalty. A Rolex is often a watch passed on from parent to child, best friend or partner. A Rolex is used as a grand celebration of a birthday, graduation, career or marriage. For many, one does not really own a Rolex but take care of it for the next generation. Of all the Rolex models that have been produced, the Submariner is the most recognized and respected, it is both classic and iconic. From Steve McQueen to Jacques Cousteau, uncountable greats have worn a Submariner. Since the first Rolex Submariner was released in 1953 there has been a more than a few tweaks and changes to the watch. It wasn’t until the announcement in 2010 that Rolex was to replace the 14060M with the current maxi-dialed, maxi-cased, ceramic bezel that collectors and enthusiasts realized this was the last generation Submariner that could be so closely linked to the original. We are very happy to have and to offer a 14060M for sale in our estate watch department. A two-liner dial (referring to the absence of the wording “Superlative chronometer officially certified” on the dial) in great overall condition. Although it does not come with its original paperwork, it does have the original box, pamphlet and can be serial dated to 2002. The brushed steel oyster bracelet is in excellent condition, clasp is strong and tight; bezel and insert are pristine. An old Rolex ad puts it best “We invented the Submariner to work perfectly at 660 feet under the sea. It seems to work pretty well at any level”. Eagerly waiting for its next owner the 2002 Rolex Submariner 14060M is estate priced at $7070.00 CAD including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock e#10361.

SOLD


April 4, 2017

Rolex 16803 Submariner $10500.00 CAD. e9404

e9404 Rolex 16803 SubmarinerNot quite rare, but certainly uncommon to say the least. We almost never see transition model Submariners and I don’t think we’ve ever had a blue one before. Externally it looks exactly like the 20 year model run 16613 but it came equipped with the older calibre 3035 movement from the previous generation plastic crystal 200 meter Submariners. The transition model 16803 was only made for 3 or 4 years making them far less common and ultimately more collectible. The sub 10 million serial number places a production date on this example around 1986. For a 30 year old watch this one looks fantastic and shows very little wear, even in the original oyster bracelet. I really love these old anodized aluminum bezel Subs. The rich royal blue/violet colour dial is far more attractive than the periwinkle blue current offering. I’m temped to keep this one for myself as it could easily be the last transition blue we get and the condition is excellent. Perfect dial showing only the slightest tan colour patina on the luminous tritium hour markers. Perfect raised gold printing on that beautiful blue dial is worth a close up picture.e9404.1 Rolex Submariner 16803 We’ve elected to leave the watch in its as presented condition, showing some scratches and scuffs on the bracelet and case. The watch has been lightly refinished at some point in time but still shows excellent detail with thick lugs and sharp edges. The old 27 jewel 3035 is running great easily exceeding the certified chronometer dial designation for accuracy. The watch will be delivered with a full one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. A traditional size 40mm Submariner is very comfortable for most men. It’s considered the Goldielocks size for a sport watch; not too big and not too small, it’s juuuuust right. Estate priced at $10500.00 CAD. Stock #e9404.

SOLD

 

 


March 27, 2017

Rolex Datejust 116234 black mother of pearl & diamond $9780.00 CAD. e10532

A basic 36mm Rolex Datejust constructed completely of stainless steel (ref. 116200) retails at $7600.00 in Canada and $6600.00 in the U.S.A. If you add the distinctive 18 karat white gold fluted bezel like our featured watch, the price jumps an additional $950.00 CAD. If you would like to embellish some hour marker diamond bling, I hope you have an additional $2750.00 CAD to cover it. If you’re still in the game at this point why not go all in with an ultra exotic and hypnotizingly beautiful black mother of pearl dial for $3250.00. Looking back at a Canadian price list from 20 years ago shows the basic DateJust retailed for $4140.00. There are certainly worse things you could have done 20 years ago with $4140.00. If looked after that 20 year old Rolex watch is still worth every penny of $4140.00. Rolex has a well deserved reputation of maintaining value better than any other brand. They are not valuable due to their rarity, they produce well over a million every year. They are cherished pieces of mechanical art that stand up to the rigors of daily life better than any other. They can be used all day, every day and are still  very sought after decades later on the secondary market. The classic look of the Rolex oyster is just as stylish today as it was when introduced in 1926. Our Rolex Oyster Datejust 116234 dates from 2008 and comes complete with the original box and paperwork endorsed by a Canadian authorized agent. Excellent overall condition with a very versatile 36mm case suitable for man or woman. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $9780.00 CAD. Stock #e10532.

SOLD


March 22, 2017

Rolex Bubbleback 6332 $2500.00 CAD. e10140

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Vintage watch purists will appreciate this 4 digit, gold capped Rolex model 6332. Colloquially known as the Semi-Bubbleback. Given the name Bubbleback from its domed case back that was needed to house the thick automatic rotor and movement, Bubbleback watches popularity and dependability helped Rolex become a name synonymous with quality and reliability.e10140-rolex-oyster-6332-gold-cap-bubble-back-004 The 6332 is a transitional model because it was released when the fashion of the day was for larger watch cases; however Rolex hadn’t yet developed a larger movement as dependable and readily available as the bubbleback. Rolex still wanted to stay on trend releasing a larger diameter watch and the 6332 was born. The 6332 was released as one of the first and few non sport models with flat sides. Although it still used the traditional bubbleback movement, it was housed in a much larger, more modern 33mm case. The Rolex cal. 1030 was soon released and the era of the Big Bubbleback began.  The serial number 50611 dates it to 1954. Noting the lower than expected serial number, 1954 was an important year for Rolex as by then it had produced 1,000,000 watches. In order to avoid 7 digit numbers they reset their serial numbers.  This watch has been worn and loved for almost 53 years and unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your vintage watch philosophy) the gold capped case is showing a bit of character and wear at the top and sides of the lugs, the bezel has remained relatively untouched by the patina of time.e10140-rolex-oyster-6332-gold-cap-bubble-back-003 The watch is paired with a new brown crocograin leather strap and complete with a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $2500.00 CAD. Stock e#10140.

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March 20, 2017

Rolex Submariner 168000 ***RARE*** $8290.00 CAD. e10475

If you’re attracted to this watch just because of the simple, purposeful and classic look, you’ve got great taste. If you noticed it’s a “triple zero” Submariner you must be a Rolex collector and realize just how rare this one is. Or maybe you’re a Rolex collector and don’t know it yet. Open 6 open 9, flat 4, tritium, drilled lug holes….. these are terms that will perk up the ears of the true Rolex collector/enthusiast. The Rolex 168000 is universally regarded as the rarest of the modern Submariners. This is the first example that has ever been offered for sale at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. It’s a peculiar watch known as a transitional model. Transitional models exhibit features of the first calendar equipped Submariner 1680 plus characteristics of more recent examples. Sapphire crystals, glossy black dials with white gold hour marker plot frames are the most easily recognized updates. The 168000 is a Rolex anomaly; a bit of a factory Frankenstein. A watch that Rolex itself really doesn’t recognize in any official literature (at least that I can source). What makes the 168000 so rare? It’s the first Rolex to be made from upgraded 904L grade stainless steel yet still used the old 3035 movement from the 16800. It seems to me that Rolex didn’t quite have their timing (pun intended) quite right in terms of movement/case production. The new updated 904L grade steel case was ready to go for the yet to be released Submariner 16610, but either the new 3135 movement wasn’t ready or they had lots of the old calibre 3035 leftover. I suspect the latter. As a result the 168000 was created to distinguish the old movement/new case watches. Rolex simply added that special extra 0  between the lugs so they could internally keep track of what was what. It didn’t take very long to consume the supply of old movements. Most sources speculate that they were used up within 6 months to 1 year. All the examples I’ve seen are late “R” serial numbers dating them to 1989. A one year model run is very small for Rolex, the later 16610 model existed for over 20 years. Our example looks to be an original example with that open 6,9 on the date wheel, tritium dial indication and the flat 4 on the bezel insert. Overall finish and wear looks appropriate for a 28 year old watch. The bracelet appears to be a factory replacement in good condition. Sleuthing out the cryptic world of vintage Rolex watches is almost as fun as owning that elusive vintage piece. Keep in mind that Rolex itself is a very secretive company that has made many millions of watches over the years. The vast numbers of examples in the world make it by far the most collected brand. Rolex doesn’t endorse any independent website opinions including ours, so do your homework. Have some fun learning about the most famous watch brand in the world. Whether you consider that little extra number significant of not, this watch has a great story and it’s a very rare bit of Rolex history. If you choose to freshen up the look a brand new genuine Rolex bezel insert is available for $110.00 extra. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $8290.00 CAD. Stock #e10475.

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February 28, 2017

Air-King 114210 (factory warranty until Aug 31 2021) $5500.00 CAD. e10358

Anyone familiar with Rolex are likely wondering why a watch that was discontinued close to 10 years ago comes with a factory warranty valid until 2021. Although this watch has a “M” serial number placing manufacture to 2008, it wasn’t first sold until August 2016. This qualifies the older model Air-King 114210 to benefit from Rolex’s newer 5 year warranty. If this watch was purchased in 2008, its warranty would have expired in 2010. This fact alone makes this watch a little bit special but what gets us watch nerds excited is the completeness of the watch, the outstanding original condition plus that wonderful and rare engine turned bezel. There’s no evidence of any wear except one of the bracelet adjustment links has been removed. An original clear case back sticker still protects the case back. The Air-King has always been considered an entry level Rolex, lacking any type of complications except the commonwealth only seldom seen Air-King-Date. It’s been the choice of people for many decades looking for, a rugged, reliable time keeper suitable for use under any situation. Most examples had just a smooth steel bezel or perhaps a fluted bezel in gold. I can’t remember seeing another engine turned bezel example at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. At 34mm diameter the watch is suitable for anyone who isn’t looking for a jumbo oversized watch. Water tight to over 300 feet, threaded crown/case back, solid bracelet link construction with locking buckle and a synthetic sapphire crystal are the standard features that make a Rolex Oyster the most admired watch in the world. Unlike most Air-King models produced over the last 70 years this example is equipped with a chronometer grade movement. Chronometer certification ensures superior accuracy. To earn the coveted designation each individual movement undergoes independent testing in different positions at different temperatures for a period of ten days. The time keeping must remain better than 99.99% accurate each 24 hour period. Comes complete with inner/outer box, cardboard sleeve, endorsed warranty card from a Canadian authorized agent, instructions, booklets, plastic hang tags and even the remnants of the original stickers that covered the bracelet before delivery. It’s a 9 year old time capsule Rolex. Estate priced at $5500.00 CAD. Stock #e10358.

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February 25, 2017

Vintage Rolex Datejust 1603 original USA made bracelet $3000.00 CAD. e10143

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Rolex first released the Datejust in 1945 to commemorate the company’s 40th anniversary. The original Datejust, only available in 18 karat gold, was a striking timepiece and was the first watch able to display the date as well as the time. The original Datejust also had a very unique bracelet and as it was the company’s 40th anniversary it was fittingly called the Jubilee bracelet. The original solid gold bracelets of 1945 were of a similar design to the current bracelet with its classic 5 link design. It wasn’t until decades later that a steel option was released. Our Datejust is an all steel model 1603 whose serial number dates it to 1974. The 1603 is on a steel Jubilee bracelet with clasp stamped “Stainless Steel Rolex U.S.A.” meaning this example was made in the States sometime in the 1970s.e10143-rolex-datejust-1603-usa-bracelet-002 We’ve mentioned before the strength and importance of the caliber 1570 movement housed in the stainless steel case and of course its legendary reliability will not disappoint. The desirable silver tritium dial is complimented by the polished and brushed stainless steel case.  Who doesn’t love an engine turned bezel opposed to the more common bezel of the fluted variety.e10143-rolex-datejust-1603-usa-bracelet-003  This watch of course comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and is estate priced at $3000.00 CAD.  Stock #e10143.

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February 14, 2017

Tudor Black Bay 79220N perfect condition $4200.00 CAD. e10467

When the Tudor Black Bay series was released in 2012 it was obviously heavily inspired by the ever popular Tudor Submariners of the 1950s. Featuring the beautiful contrasting snowflake hands. Initially only available in Burgundy and Blue it’s design and look was so classic, so perfectly executed that it was honoured by the jury of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie in Geneva in 2013. The highly anticipated Black Bay Black was released in the fall of 2015 and was available on either leather strap or metal bracelet. A few months after the release of the Black Bay Black there was an announcement in Baselworld 2016 that all Tudor Black Bay models would soon feature an in-house movement. What’s interesting and noteworthy, is that would make the Black Bay Black with Tudor 2824 caliber available for sale for less than a year. The Tudor 2824 caliber movement is based on the ETA 2824 movement used by nearly every watch brand. It’s a time tested (pun intended), trusted movement known for its precision and reliability. However, Tudor’s watchmaking expertise improved upon the ETA incabloc shock protection and regulation system making the movement more specific to the Black Bay. The easiest way to tell the difference between the two is; the original Tudor Black Bay Black had the iconic Tudor Rose emblem on the dial above the name Tudor, whereas the new generation Black Bays with the in-house calibre feature the Tudor Shield. All Black Bay models come on a cloth NATO style strap. One of the great parts about our Black Bay Black is the fact that it was only occasionally worn and only with the nylon strap leaving the stainless bracelet untouched and unworn. Even the protective factory stickers are still in place. They say hindsight is 20/20 and I have to agree. Many of the rare and unusual Rolex and Tudor watches we’ve sold over the last few years have seen substantial price increases. I think the Black Bay Black will see similar price appreciation over time being such a short production run model. If you’re going to collect one, get the best around and this one is about as close to perfect as you’re likely to encounter. It looks like new old stock. Hardly worn and covered with the factory warranty until late December 2017. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will extend the factory warranty for 1 year. Comes with original inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card and nylon strap. Estate priced at $4200.00 CAD. Stock #e10467.

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February 10, 2017

Ladies Rolex Datejust 69173 Tapestry dial $4200.00 CAD. e10378

 

The Rolex Datejust could just be the most popular model the esteemed brand has ever produced. The design has been around for over 70 years with millions of men’s and lady’s examples manufactured. We see them in various sizes with different bezel, dial and bracelet combinations all the time. The champagne tapestry dial like this example is always a customer favorite. The ordinary champagne is by far the most frequently encountered dial. This striped tapestry version is far less common. The distinctive dial pattern is especially flattering with the 18 karat centre links of the jubilee bracelet. The rest of the watch is classic ladies Rolex; 26mm oyster case watertight to 100 meters, 18 karat yellow gold fluted bezel, 18 karat and stainless steel jubilee bracelet. Rolex is one of the few companies to produce a lady’s certified chronometer automatic watch. Model 69173 in no different, the mechanism has been adjusted and regulated to the same tolerances for accuracy as any of the men’s chronometer models. The red seal and dial text is your warranty of independent testing and certification to the world’s most exacting standards. The watch is running great with all functions working as designed. For a 28 year old watch the overall condition is very good. The bracelet is showing some wear in the form of a little sag but still has many decades of service left. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $4200.00 CAD. Stock #e10378.

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February 7, 2017

Rolex Oyster Date 15010 $3690.00 CAD. e9716

e9716 Rolex Date 15010The Oyster Date 15010 with the engine turned bezel is no longer available. This fixed bezel design looks like an extension of the hour markers and blends very well with the traditional 18 karat white gold Rolex stick hands. This unique bezel makes the watch look a little larger and definitely makes for a more sporty look. While you can still buy a 34mm case size Rolex you’re limited to just a smooth or a fluted bezel. I’ve always been a fan of this style and I wore a white/Roman version for a while. This watch dates from around 1983 and comes with a Rolex factory service receipt from late 2005. At that time a full service including new crown, waterproof tube, bracelet buckle and other internal mechanism parts plus a new crystal were replaced to the tune of $799.25. At some point after that the factory installed plastic crystal broke, failed or just got so badly scratched it was replaced. This time however it was replaced with a high quality aftermarket synthetic sapphire crystal which has proven to be much more durable than the original factory installed plastic style. This new crystal looks and fits perfect; it’s exponentially harder than the original and has flattering optical properties highlighting the beautiful radial finish silver dial.e9716Rolex Oyster Date 15010 silver dial While not 100% original any longer this modification actually enhances the functionality and durability of the entire watch while not hurting the overall value as it is not a permanent alteration. If you prefer the original Rolex plastic crystal we can exchange it for you, keeping the watch as delivered from the factory. Just get used to seeing the inevitable scratches on the soft surface that are bound to happen. If you don’t want a big watch but like something a little sporty looking this is an excellent example of a Rolex you don’t see every day. The simple oyster style aftermarket bracelet shows practically no wear and almost zero stretch. Perhaps the original Rolex bracelet links wore out and were replaced with this high quality replacement using the Rolex buckle that was replaced in the 2005 service. Working great and keeping excellent time the watch comes with our 1 year warranty. The sapphire crystal and excellent overall condition make this watch look much newer than its actual age of 33 years. Estate priced $3690.00 CAD. Stock #e9716.e9716.1 Rolex Oyster Date 15010

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February 5, 2017

Rolex Day-Date 18248 bark finish Jubilee dial $17340.00 CAD (tax incl.) e10464

Anybody got an extra $36050.00 CAD ($31350.00 USD MSRP) to spend on a watch? That’s what it’s going to take to buy the least expensive brand new Rolex Day-Date. If your bucket list contains a watch, there is a good chance that watch is a Rolex Day-Date. Unofficially know as the “President”, the model was introduced in the mid 1950s. The Rolex Day-Date look has remained virtually unchanged for 60 years. Different bracelets styles have been added, along with technical improvements like sapphire crystals and quick set calendars but the basic look is still the same. This is a pretty rare and unusual example. Model 18248 comes with a factory bark texture on the bracelet and bezel. Only about 10% of the Day-Date models sold were ordered with this texture compared to the standard brushed/polished finish of the 18238. An ivory tone jubilee dial is quite unusual too. Jubilee dials display a subtle pattern reading ROLEXROLEXROLEX across the entire dial surface. Clear and legible Arabic hour markers add an extra level of function to an already easy to read dial. Originally worn almost exclusively by men the 36mm case size is now seen on the arms of many stylish ladies too. Rolex Day-Date watches have always been constructed from either 18 karat gold or platinum, there is no “entry level” Day-Date manufactured in stainless steel. This example is in excellent condition showing virtually no wear in the bracelet at all. A great way to check for general wear in the links is to hold the watch case so the bracelet is horizontal and observe how much sag results. Drooping only a couple of degrees is really amazing for a 22 year old watch. The watch has a gross weight of total of 144.4 grams including the 5 removable sizing links (one link is a non factory substitute). The iconic Rolex Coronet that serves as the buckle release looks like new too. Often, as these watches are used and polished over time the crown becomes worn down. A 22 year old Rolex like this may be one of the best values in the watch collecting world. It’s likely fully depreciated as long as the condition is maintained. The sapphire crystal and double quickset movement give the watch a modern look and feel. A Day-Date is always in demand from people who appreciate a fine watch and realize the value only estate item can showcase. A 1 year wholesale Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty comes included with purchase. Presented in a Rolex box the watch is estate priced at $17340.00 CAD (tax included). Stock #e10464.

SOLD


February 2, 2017

Rolex Submariner 16613 $10250.00 CAD. e8803

When the Rolex Submariner debuted in 1953 it was regarded strictly as a highly functional “tool” type watch. Made to accomplish a few specific tasks under some very harsh conditions. It was the first watch waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. The rotating bezel made it possible to quickly calculate elapsed time. It was never designed to win any beauty contests. A few decades later a calendar appeared on the watch adding an obvious and handy feature. Shortly after that a solid gold model became available. In 1984 the first steel and gold combination added a new more affordable “jewellery” version. Model 11613 came out in the late 1980s and featured the then new Rolex caliber 3135 movement that powered submariners for close to 30 years. This movement is considered one of the most durable and reliable available. An almost 50 hour power reserve is longer than most automatics. Retired from production in 2009 has made model 16613 a little more desirable. The replacement model (116613) with ceramic bezel while still retaining the blue dial has lost the rich royal blue hue associated with the older version. It’s hard to describe, but some of the older dials have an almost iridescent violet colour. The subtle differences in colour of blue dials in 16613s has always intrigued me and this one is a little closer to the violet end of the spectrum. I’m not sure if the slight evolution of colour happened by design or chance but it’s obvious if you look at a few models from various years. Our model dates from 1997 and includes the original box and endorsed warranty papers. In used not abused condition. The case lug edges are in good shape still retaining their slight bevel.e8803 Rolex 16613 submariner There are of course scratches and scuffs associated with 20 years of occasional use, but overall the condition is excellent. The easiest way to gauge overall wear and tear is to hold the watch in a horizontal position and look for bracelet droop. Everyday use over 20 years can really wear on the rubbing bracelet components. This bracelet has almost no horizontal sag and stretch. 16613s are showing up less and less as collectors are beginning to take good examples off the market. The price for nice previously owned examples has appreciated significantly over the past few years. A full service was completed by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in February 2016 including vacuum testing. Comes with our one year warranty. Estate priced at $10250.00. Stock #e8803.e8803.1 Rolex 16613 Submariner

SOLD

 


January 29, 2017

Rolex Oyster Date 15037 14 karat gold $13250.00 CAD. e10449

Dad always said, “don’t fall in love with your inventory”.  With those wise words in mind we’re reluctantly offering this beautiful vintage Rolex Oyster Date 15037. The majority of  solid gold gents Rolex watches ever sold are the Day-Date models better known as the President. You seldom encounter a men’s solid gold Rolex with just the day of the month display window. In fact, over the last 30 years of memory here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers this is only the 2nd 14 karat gold Rolex Date model we’ve had. That alone makes it a pretty rare bird. What makes this one especially unique is the very rare radial finish champagne dial with Roman numerals and factory applied diamonds markers. The overall condition of this model 15037 is as close to “new old stock” as you could ask. The fluted bezel is sharp and crisp, looking unpolished. That iconic Jubilee bracelet has almost no sag. Keep in mind, this era bracelet has open centre links and they were never tight even when brand new. The buckle edges are sharp and it snaps shut with a satisfying click. Even the bracelet adjusting screws look like they’ve never been turned. Small details like this set the quality apart. I can’t believe it’s 30 years old. Even the size is a little unusual, this watch has a 34mm case diameter. Most all gold gents Rolex are 36mm. Back in 1987 this size was pretty well exclusively worn to men, but today women wear this size all the time and they look great on the feminine wrist. The tone on tone champagne dial with gold case/bracelet is the epitome in style and classic elegance. 14 karat 34mm Date models are no longer offered, but if you wanted a similar 36mm example in 18 karat gold expect to see a price of over $35000.00 Canadian. Comes complete with a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers and Rolex box. Estate priced at $13250.00 CAD. Stock #e10449.

SOLD


January 26, 2017

Rolex GMT Master 1675 “Pepsi” $12000.00 CAD. e10284

e10284 Rolex GMT Master 1675 001 50 years old in 2017 and looking great. This watch was manufactured by Rolex in the 2nd half of 1967; at the same time Canada was celebrating it’s 100 anniversary as an independent country. GMT Masters have been a popular choice since their introduction in 1954. At the time trans Atlantic Ocean air travel was becoming the norm. Pilots needed a super accurate, reliable watch that had the ability to simultaneously display a second time and Rolex delivered a classic that remains a top seller to this day. The “Pepsi” bezel 1675 is a model that has become incredibly popular as a vintage model over the past few years. The enduring model remained in the Rolex lineup for over 20 years. Excellent condition, original examples can sell for more than 100 times the original price. I’d describe our 1675 as in excellent condition but not quite original. The watch has been gently worn for the last 50 years and has been regularly maintained.e10284 Rolex GMT Master 1675 003 The original bracelet has been replaced by a newer style OEM Rolex 62510 Jubilee style that is the correct factory replacement. A 2009 Rolex service receipt from Rolex Canada shows the famous blue/red Pepsi coloured bezel was exchanged for a new replacement while the watch was being fully serviced. The tritium dial and hands look fantastic. We believe the flat black dial and hands have also been replaced during a factory service at some point.e10284 Rolex GMT Master 1675 004 Running great and keeping time the original 26 jewel automatic winding Rolex calibre 1570 is performing as you’d expect from a superlative chronometer rated movement. Its non hacking design along with the 19800 beat per hour rhythm reinforce the vintage look and feel of this highly desirable classic.e10284 Rolex GMT Master 1675 006 The watch comes with a Rolex service box, Rolex service receipt ($830.55) from the fall of 2009 and a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $12000.00 CAD. Stock #e10284.e10284 Rolex GMT Master 1675 007

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January 1, 2017

Rolex Submariner 114060 $8277.00 CAD tax included!!! e10347

This is it, the most pure form of the Rolex Submariner available today. It’s the ultimate expression in pure functionality. When the submariner debuted in 1953 it had no calendar, no chronograph, no moon phase, no bells or whistles of any kind. Just a black dial with contrasting white hands and a two way rotating bezel for measuring elapsed time. In the more than 60 years of production the basic model is considered by many to be the most desirable. Many early examples now trade hands for more than 100 times the original price. The glossy black dial without distractions and no date aperture with magnifier certainly makes for a purposeful design. The more I look at this watch the more I appreciate the original design coveted by so many collectors. You couldn’t ask for a more balanced clean look. Our latest example was originally delivered in Canada to an official Rolex agent in the spring of 2014. Being an original Canadian delivery watch, coming with the original bill of sale you can be confident the GST was paid. You can travel hassle free across the border should a customs agent ask you to prove the appropriate Canadian tax was paid and the watch wasn’t smuggled into the country. In addition to the original invoice, a January 31 2017 appraisal from Rolex agent Damiani Jewellers is included with purchase. Overall condition is excellent, exhibiting just subtle evidence of use in the form of small scuffs on the case and bracelet. Inner/outer box, instruction booklet, original warranty card, all paperwork and even the card board sleeve come included with purchase. Working like new and keeping great time the watch is estate priced at $8277.00 tax included! Stock #e10347.

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December 19, 2016

Vintage Rolex Oyster Date 1500 $3600.00 CAD. e9995

e9995 Rolex Oyster Date 1500 white Roman 001For such a static design it sure isn’t difficult to spot this Rolex Date as a vintage model. The basic Rolex Date has been around since the 1950s and has changed very little since then. A quick set calendar and a sapphire crystal are really the only obvious changes made since its introduction. The clean white dial with Roman numerals and rectangular hour markers make for a little less common dial treatment. You usually see one type of hour marker or the other but seldom both on the same dial. This unusual dial and with the slightly taller profile of the tradition plastic crystal are your more apparent clues to its age. e9995 Rolex Oyster Date 1500 white Roman 002 According to the serial number the watch was made in 1979. When we received the watch it was running but it needed a little TLC. A full technical revision of the automatic chronometer grade movement has just been completed. In addition to the overhaul, a new set of luminous hands were installed, a new crystal and case gasket were also replaced. It’s running like new and keeping great time ready for the next few decades of reliable service. A brand new Rolex Oyster with calendar display, white/Roman dial, on an oyster bracelet is still available but at a Canadian suggested retail price of $7600.00. At 34mm diameter this watch could be worn by the lady who likes a good sized, but not overwhelming watch or the gentleman who prefers a more moderate size. Including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty this Oyster Date 1500 is estate priced at $3600.00 CAD. Stock #e9995.

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December 14, 2016

Rolex Oyster 114200 “white grape” $4600.00 CAD. e10241

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This Rolex was generously donated to the St. Joseph’s Health Centre’s charity auction by Nash Jewellers of London, Ontario. The auction was held in October 2016. The watch is now just a couple of months old, making this one of the newest estate Rolex watches we’ve ever had. The winning bidder of the auction already owns several other Rolex watches and really didn’t need another so we’ve been asked to help find this watch a new home. There is nothing missing from the package as it’s accompanied by everything Rolex originally supplied, mint condition inner/outer box, paperwork, Rolex tags. The 34mm diameter Rolex has only been worn a handful of times and is in perfect condition. No evidence of wear can be seen anywhere.e10056-rolex-oyster-34mm-114200-002 The watch carries the balance of the international 5 year factory Rolex warranty. The fully transferable warranty will keep the new owner covered until October 2021. The all steel Oyster case features the striking combination of domed, high polished bezel, warm champagne (or white grape) dial, and luminous dial markers tipped with bright blue accents. Model 114200 is equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, twin lock threaded crown, threaded case back for a waterproof rating of 100 meters or 330 feet. The chronometer rated Calibre 3130 perpetual, mechanical, self winding movement features stop seconds for precise time setting, 48 power reserve, and a bidirectional self winding perpetual rotor. The all brushed, solid steel Oyster bracelet retains its mint condition factory finish and is equipped with a signed, fold over Oyster clasp. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114200 is currently listed at $5800.00 CAD and $5050.00 USD. The reasonable 34mm case diameter can be comfortably worn by anyone with an average or smaller build. This size and combination of all steel with subtle dial hue looks great on the modern woman’s wrist too. Our estate price for this practically brand new watch $4600.00 CAD. Stock #e10241.

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December 7, 2016

Rolex Air-King 14000 $4000.00 CAD. e9704

e9704 Rolex Air-King 14000 silver dialThese classic Rolex watches just look right. Perhaps they’re not the cutting edge when it comes to trendy fashion looks, but 20 years from now I bet this watch will be just as sought after as it is today or when brand new in 1995. The 34mm case size is a bit smaller by contemporary standards but they’re super comfy on a smaller gents wrist and look great on any woman’s arm. Tone on tone dial/case colour combination is an especially classy look, making a sophisticated statement without saying a word. It’s dressy, it’s sporty, it’s the Rolex Oyster, the do it all design that set the bar for water resistance when first introduced in the 1920s. To this day it’s still the standard to which all others compare. The rugged durable design can be worn 24/7 for almost any activity. Model 14000 is in excellent condition showing only the slightest amount of wear. The bracelet is tight and crisp showing no sag or stretch. The synthetic sapphire crystal is scratch free but it does have some minor nicks along the raised edge mostly between 10:00 and 12:00 (invisible to the naked eye). The silver radial finish dial and hands are absolutely perfect; luminous hands and hour marker dots still glow strongly in the dark.e9704 Rolex Air-King 14000 A basic Rolex without a calendar, plain old stick hour markers on the tough oyster bracelet may have been an entry level offering but it sure has stood the test of time. Keeping excellent time while looking great is a combination that never goes out of style. Including a one year warranty this classic Rolex is estate priced at $4000.00 CAD. Stock #e9704.

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December 3, 2016

Rolex Submariner 114060 $7970.00 CAD. Perfect condition! e10242

e10242-rolex-submariner-114060-003 We may need to stop calling these like new and barely worn watches as “few and far between” in our estate department. It seems we’ve been getting an influx of them recently. No complaints here of course, they never stay long thanks to the exceptional value they represent. Especially when they come in as this one did. It literally looks like it was never worn. It was briefly owned by an avid, conscientious watch enthusiast collector. If the Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1953 as a utilitarian tool watch this is probably the epitome of that spirit in current Rolex lineup. Brushed stainless steel and glossy black in a 40mm diameter case size, it’s the most universal looking Submariner. For diving purposes the Rolex 114060 is equipped with a trip lock crown that’s water resistant even when unscrewed plus a threaded solid steel case back. The Oysterlock clasp with Glidelock adjustment allows for changing the strap length without any tools, removing the need for the old style fold out diver’s extension. The heavily knurled edge of the unidirectional ratcheting Cerachrom bezel timer was designed for added grip underwater. This allows divers easy monitoring of diving time and decompression stops. The zero capsule of the black scratch resistant bezel along with the 18 karat white gold dial markers and hands of the watch are accented with luminescent inserts for added legibility under all conditions. No surprise that this ‘Archetype of the Diver’s Watch’ (as Rolex puts it) is made from solid 904L stainless steel, a high grade alloy that’s anti-magnetic, but most importantly has excellent resistance to warm seawater and chlorides. The Submariner is powered by their in-house Calibre 3130 Swiss chronometer grade perpetual movement that features a bidirectional self winding rotor, 48 hour power reserve, and Parachrom hairspring. This specially made hairspring has greater resistance to shock and changes in temperature, which will come in handy if you wear the watch in the conditions Rolex intended it for. Rated for a depth of 300 meters/1000 feet the Rolex Submariner 114060 is ready for anything with a 5 year transferable factory warranty good until September 2021. The watch is also accompanied by all paperwork, a plastic bezel guard, original Rolex sales tag and chronometer tag, inner/outer box  and even the cardboard sleeve all in mint condition. Rolex suggested retail price for this watch $7500.00 USD our estate price is $7970.00 CAD. Stock #e10242.e10242-rolex-submariner-114060-002

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November 29, 2016

“Red” Submariner 1680 **RARE** $14580.00 CAD (tax included). e10235

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It’s always nice to catch up with an old friend. This rare 1973 Rolex Red Submariner was sold by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in 2001. It was cherished and worn for 16 years and is now back with more stories to tell and ready for the next person to enjoy. The very first Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1954 at the Basel World Fair. The annual trade show in Basel Switzerland that exhibits all the newest and most exciting advancements in the horological world. Although the design has remained relatively unchanged since 1954, there have been versions with subtle variations that only add to the intrigue, rarity and multiply the value. The 1680 Red Submariner gets its moniker quite simply because the word “Submariner” on the dial is written in red not white. Today we of course know that Rolex manufactures every watch part that goes into a Rolex in order to control both quality and production. However, there was a time that they would use different vendors for different components including the dial. The same model might have a number of different dial styles or variants, some being more rare or desirable than others. The 1680 Submariner was manufactured for 12 years between 1968 and 1980 and came with 6 different variants of dials. Our example is dated to 1973 and is unofficially known as a Mark IV dial. The Mark IV is of the earliest “feet first” dials which display the depth rating in the imperial measurement of feet before the metric meters rating.e10235-rolex-submariner-1680-red-circa-1973-002 The watch has a strong and honest case showing signs of slight wear. The bevel on the lugs is still present, bezel and insert in great overall condition and comes on a folded link stainless steel 9315 bracelet stamped 380 on the end pieces, which would be the bracelet this watch would have initially come with.e10235-rolex-submariner-1680-red-circa-1973-004e10235-rolex-submariner-1680-red-circa-1973-005 A timeless look from one of the most recognized brands in the world, the 1680 Red Submariner is one of the most desirable. Our Rolex example has a beautiful untouched dial marked “Swiss–T<25”. The Swiss referring to the country of origin, the T referring to the Tritium luminescence and the <25 refers to the fact the Tritium emited less than 25 mCi of radiation when new. The watch is running well, keeping good time with all functions working as designed.e10235-rolex-submariner-1680-red-circa-1973-007 Although we don’t warranty a vintage watch like this for being waterproof, it easily passed our vacuum test. Ready to be worn for another 44 years this Submariner is estate priced at $14580.00 CAD. Stock #e10235.

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November 17, 2016

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220B $3700.00 CAD. e9470

e9470 Tudor Black Bay 79220BAnother great condition Tudor Black Bay diver. Black Bay 79220B comes with all its original accessories supplied from the factory. Everything is in perfect condition; inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card endorsed by Canadian authorized agent (October 2014), plastic hang tag, extra nylon strap (never used). You’ll not find a more complete example. The Black Bay Heritage is one of Tudors most successful product launches ever. Tudor parent company Rolex absolutely dominate in the premium segment but Tag Heuer, Omega, Breitling and many other companies compete in the $2000.00 – $7000.00 price range. Rolex have been missing out at this price point for a long time. Over the past few years Tudor have been re-establishing themselves with the introduction of successful designs from past decades. The Heritage Black Bay is one of the most popular. The vintage look was inspired by the Tudor Submariner from the 1950s. A flat black dial, connected minute track and the “snow flake” hour hand are familiar details to those who remember the original Tudor watches from the 1950s and 60s. This is a serious watch with sporting features like synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, luminous hands/markers, ratcheting one way timer bezel, locking buckle and water tight to 200 meters. The automatic Swiss made movement within the oyster style 41mm diameter case is keeping excellent time.e9470 Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220BTake advantage of our weak Canadian dollar while you can because Rolex will eventually be increasing prices across the entire model range. In countries that have a strong currency this watch is much more expensive than here in Canada. For instance in the USA this watch has a suggested retail price of $3425.00 (approximately $4430.00 CAD) and in Europe it has a price of 3210.00 Euro (approximately $4150.00 CAD). One other thing to consider; when importing a Swiss made watch to Canada a 5% duty is applied plus provincial and federal sales tax calculated on top of that. So buying this watch in the USA could ultimately cost you around $5250.00 if you live in Ontario. Including balance of two year factory warranty plus a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3700.00 CAD (plus applicable tax). Stock #e9470.

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October 25, 2016

Rolex Datejust 16233 with factory diamond dial $8300.00 CAD. e10156

e10156-rolex-16233-datejust-factory-diamond-dial-001Don’t be shy guys, a little “man bling” never hurt anyone. These diamonds aren’t merely decoration, they actually perform a very important function. They are masterfully set in 18 karat yellow gold frame settings to plot out the hours on the champagne dial. Rolex has gone to extraordinary lengths matching the quality of the 8 diamonds that grace this dial. Each one is a perfectly proportioned single cut. Single cut diamonds are almost never used in the jewellery business any more. Most manufacturers prefer to use a 57 facet brilliant cut. Rolex has kept the tradition of using only single cut diamonds on their dials for good reason. Exceptionally well made single cut diamonds reflect light better with a more prominent flash compared to even the best brilliant cuts. Cutting geometry must be absolutely perfect with single cut diamonds to make them look so good. Most manufactures use full cut diamonds as the cutting standards can be slightly different and still appear to match. No one controls precision, consistency and mass production like Rolex. This allows them the luxury of doing what many others find impossible. This 36mm Datejust model 16233 was made in 1996 and is in excellent condition. The fluted 18 karat yellow gold bezel is still crisp and sharp. The dressy jubilee bracelet is showing only minor sag, better than many examples half the age.e10156-rolex-16233-bracelet-sag The watch comes with the original inner/outer box, polishing cloth, 2013 appraisal, service booklet and warranty card showing the factory service was performed in Jan 2011.e10156-rolex-16233-datejust-factory-diamond-dial-002 A 91 page 2010 product brochure with a Canadian price list showing a retail price of $10190.00 for this model (without the diamond dial) is also included. The current suggested retail price for replacement model 116233 with diamond dial is $12850.00 USD, making it a relative bargain in Canada at just $14800.00 CAD. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $8300.00 CAD. Stock #e10156.

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October 15, 2016

Datejust 16030 $3825.00 CAD. e10117

e10117-rolex-datejust-16030-001 The classic good looks of the Rolex Oyster has to be the most enduring of any design in the watch business. This style and the Datejust model have been around for over 70 years. The name Datejust likely sounded a little strange the first time you heard it, but it accurately describes how the calendar quickly flips the day of the month display at midnight making the date true or “just”. Most watches with date displays turn the day of the month over very slowly, often times taking several hours or more to fully reveal the next date. If you happen to be awake at the exact right moment you’ll see the date ring quickly rotate to the next day in a fraction of a second. The instantaneous date jump is accompanied by a satisfying audible click. Small details like this are what separate a Rolex from most other high end brands.e10117-rolex-datejust-16030-003 The fact that the general look hasn’t changed in such a long time is testament to the style. As far as classic looks go, the tone on tone silver dial with all stainless steel case and jubilee bracelet still look just right. At 36mm diameter it may be a wee bit small next to the latest high fashion creation. When the size pendulum swings back to an easier size to wear a 36 will be just right for most folks. Our model was manufactured in the early 1980s and is in very good condition showing a reasonable amount of sag in the super comfy jubilee bracelet.e10117-rolex-datejust-16030-002 A current 36mm datejust (model 116200) on Jubilee bracelet has a suggested retail price of $7700.00 CAD. Including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3825.00 CAD. Stock #e10117.

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47 year old 1680 Submariner with box & papers ***VERY RARE*** $13970.00 CAD. e8892

red sub 1680 1 e8892Rolex is by far the largest of any Swiss watch manufacturer and I would also suspect the most profitable but we’ll never know. The company is owned by German charitable association Hans Wilsdorf Foundation named after the Rolex company founder and their not talking. They don’t release sales figures, you can’t buy shares in Rolex, they don’t release production details relating to the collector market. So trying to determine even how old a particular model is can be challenging. Anything you find online including our thoughts and opinions is unauthorized and not supported by Rolex. Various sources point to a 1967 production date on this Submariner model 1680 due to the 2215257 serial number but inside the case back is stamped III.69 meaning manufactured during the 3rd quarter of 1969. If you’ve read this far you know this is a scarce model and more special because of a few seemingly tiny details. The first and most obvious is the word SUBMARINER printed in red lettering. The second less conspicuous aspect of the dial is the depth rating in meters before the feet number. Rolex reversed this order in the early 1970s and to this day the imperial measurement of feet first is what Rolex use. Most of the Red Submariners made show feet first making this example even more rare. The winding/setting crown appears to be original as it lacks the three dot trip lock embossed logo.Rolex Red Submariner 1680 e8892 The final details and possibly the most rare are all the original documents that are included with the watch. After over 45 years it’s common these items get lost, destroyed or simply just tossed in the trash when the warranty expires or the watch is sold to a new owner. Included with the sale is the inner and outer boxes, not in great condition but they are in keeping with the spirit of this watch that was used as a trusty timekeeper every day for 45 years. A very rare 4 page advertisement/brochure, guarantee booklet and chronometer certificate complete the package.red sub 1680 3 e8892 The watch is running great keeping excellent time. Sometime during it’s history the watch suffered some moisture damage to the luminous hour markers. As a result quite a bit of the luminous material is missing. A small amount of black paint is missing around the dial edge at about the 4:30-5:00 position.Rolex Submariner red dial 1680 e8892 These dial issues are certainly a factor affecting the value of such a rare watch. Keep in mind however, when viewed in person the dial looks better than our picture shows. The original riveted bracelet has long since been replaced with a newer style Rolex 93150 diver bracelet. Two owner very collectable Submariner. Estate priced at $13970.00 CAD. Stock #e8892.e8892 red submariner 1680 movement

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October 13, 2016

Rolex Datejust16233 with factory diamond dial $8300.00 CAD. e9662

e9662 Rolex Datjust 16233 diamond dialThere’s nothing more striking than a glossy black dial Rolex with diamond hour markers. That iconic silhouette of the famous oyster case with jubilee bracelet is a look that never grows old. The traditional 36mm case was originally designed as a gentleman’s size. In fact when introduced about 70 years ago it was considered a big watch for the time. Today this size is often worn by women seeking for a more substantial look. Personally speaking I think a larger watch looks great on a woman. Our example of model 16233 is in very good original condition. The bracelet is showing a small amount of stretch/sag that is to be expected from a 26 year old watch. Even when brand new the hollow centre links allow a certain degree of flex allowing for a comfortable fit, even more so with a bit of wear.e9662-rolex-16233-bracelet-sag-stretch-400x293 Overall condition is very good. We will provide complimentary refinishing if you prefer the watch looking like new. A jet black dial Datejust is a little more uncommon than silver or champagne. To find one with factory applied diamond hour markers is a real find. This watch comes with official Rolex service papers, receipts, Rolex authentication receipt and period correct catalogues.e9662 Rolex 16233 Datejust paperwork diamond dial An 18 karat/stainless steel Datejust model with diamonds is still offered by Rolex. It looks almost exactly like this one, even the style number is only one digit different 116233. What has changed is the price. The retail price for the current replacement model is $12850.00 USD and $14800.00 CAD. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $8300.00 CAD. Stock #e9662.

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October 11, 2016

Rolex Explorer 214270 $6845.00 CAD. e8700

e8700 Rolex Explorer 214270Another classic Rolex that debuted in the 1950s. The Rolex Explorer got its name after Sir Edmund Hillary became the first person to successfully climb to the top to Mount Everest. Ever since it has been a top choice for adventurous people who want the ultimate in absolute functional time keeping. Crafted in Switzerland by Rolex using very expensive 904L stainless steel containing molybdenum. This exotic element makes the Explorer extra resistant to corrosive salt water and other types of chemical exposure. Rolex say the Chromalight treatment on the hands and hour markers glow brightly twice as long as standard luminous materials. The Arabic 3,6 and 9 add to the clear clean functional nature of this watch. Purchased new in Canada March 2014 from an authorized Ontario Rolex agent. It was previously owned by a collector customer who traded it in on something he found more interesting. This watch was worn occasionally with care and looks almost new aside from some small light scratches mostly on the bracelet. It has never been refinished or polished in any way, the watch retains the crisp sharp edges on all surfaces. At 39mm diameter the Explorer is not one of those jumbo watches you can’t fit under a shirt cuff. It’s a comfortable size that looks a little bigger than 39mm due to the large uncluttered dial. Screw down crown and case back keep this watch watertight to a depth of 300 feet. The factory warranty expires in March of 2016 but Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will extend the warranty until March 2017. Rolex has a suggested retail price of $6550.00 US dollars for the Explorer 214270. Including the original packaging, warranty card, instructions etc. the watch is estate priced at $6845.00 Canadian. Stock #e8700.e8700.1 Rolex Explorer 214270

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October 10, 2016

Rolex Oyster 34 “red grape” 114200 (6 months old) $5238.00 TAX INCL. e10175

e10175-rolex-oyster-34-114200-red-grape-003Okay guys, we all know how much you hate shopping. Here’s a gift that you’ll enjoy picking up and a gift that she’ll love to receive. The Rolex 34mm Oyster is a great mix of classic Rolex design and with contemporary details that are instantly noticeable. Have you even seen a Rolex with a dial colour like this? Known within Rolex circles as red grape, this dial is a soft subtle greyish purple plum hue. Certainly not the typically encountered silver, black, white or champagne face usually seen. Closer inspection reveals tiny little pink squares on the outer dial edge that tip the raised 18 karat white gold luminous hour markers.e10175-rolex-oyster-34-114200-red-grape-002 The watch was purchase new in June 2016 at a Toronto authorized agent. It comes complete with everything including inner/outer box, endorsed warranty card, instructions, hanging bracelet tags, original bill of sale and even a Rolex shopping bag. The uncluttered functional dial with smooth bezel and more sporty oyster bracelet make this watch the perfect accessory for an active lifestyle. A super scratch resistant sapphire crystal, threaded twin lock crown and a screw on case back allow a 100 meter water resistant rating. 6 months old but looking unworn, there’s hardly a scuff or scratch anywhere to be found. Being a 2016 model this watch benefits from the newly extended Rolex 5 year international warranty. Save some money and get a very attractive, unique looking watch that is sure to be noticed with a look of understated sophistication. Including the balance of the factory warranty the watch is estate priced at $5238.00 including tax. Stock #e10175.e10175-rolex-oyster-34-114200-red-grape-001

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October 8, 2016

Rolex Date 69190 (one owner) $3700.00 CAD. e10010

e10010-rolex-oyster-date-69190-engine-turned-bezel-002For every ladies Rolex watch that turns up in our estate department there are at least 10 men’s models. If you’re looking for an excellent condition, no stories ladies Rolex, give this one some serious thought. Don’t think too long because this one is very nice. It has been meticulously cared for as demonstrated by the excellent overall condition and completeness. Every piece of original packaging is accounted for including the hanging plastic price/serial number tag and the original bill of sale.e10010-rolex-oyster-date-69190-engine-turn-jubilee-002 26 years ago the watch was purchased in Toronto for just $1750.00. Today, the least expensive ladies calendar equipped, jubilee bracelet Rolex model has a suggested retail price of $7100.00 CAD ($6200.00 USD). This is a great looking watch that would look perfect on the arm of the professional lady. The easy to read no nonsense clean white dial with Roman numerals is very sophisticated and timeless.e10010-rolex-oyster-date-69190-engine-turned-bezel-001 This watch brims with confidence without being ostentatious. All stainless steel construction, sapphire crystal and famous oyster case with screw on case back/crown insure you can wear this watch in any situation. A more uncommon engine turned bezel adds a touch of sportiness to the feminine jubilee bracelet and smaller 26mm case size. It’s rare to have such a ladies Rolex in stock and almost unheard of to be able to offer one as complete as this one. Fully serviced December 2106 should ensure this like new looking Rolex will run trouble free for many years. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3700.00 CAD. Stock #e10010.e10010-rolex-oyster-date-69190-engine-turn-jubilee-001

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October 7, 2016

Rolex Daytona 116523 $14565.00 CAD. e10123

e10123-rolex-daytona-116523-001 An almost perfect example of a difficult to find and very collectable Rolex. The Daytona Cosmograph is always at the top of the shopping list for anyone interested in a sporty chronograph. This wasn’t always the case. 30 years ago a Daytona could be had for a few thousand dollars. The hand wind technology of the early Daytona was considered very old school when the then new quartz technology or at minimum self winding movements seemed far more appealing. As a result these models lingered in jewellers cases for a long time. When Rolex introduced the first automatic Daytona in the late 80s it was an instant success. The only trouble was the mechanism came from Zenith watches. Zenith’s El Primero chronograph was considered the finest automatic chronograph around and was a logical choice for the new Daytona. Whether truth or conjecture it’s hard to say but Zenith could never supply enough movements to supply demand for the new improved very popular Daytona. High demand and low supply combine to make any Daytona a hot commodity today.e10123-rolex-daytona-116523-002 The past few decades has seen the Daytona become by far the most sought after watch with prices for early examples selling for more than 10 times original price. The new century marked a milestone for Rolex. After more than 50 years of using other manufacturers movements for their chronographs, they unveiled the first fully in house manufactured chronograph mechanism.e10123-rolex-daytona-cosmograph-116523-002 Calibre 4130 had an extended power reserve of 3 days, it was a little thinner and was made with fewer components making the movement easier to service and more reliable. Despite having the theoretical ability to manufacture an almost infinite number of new movements and finished watches, Rolex has chosen to keep this model scarce to say the least. Most Rolex authorized agents go quite some time between shipments of new Daytona models. Even on the secondary used market, it’s not uncommon to see the “entry level” stainless steel models selling for above full suggested retail pricing. Needless to say, when we get a nice used Daytona it’s a special day. Our 18 karat gold and stainless steel example looks practically brand new. There are some light scratches in the tachymeter bezel scale, case and bracelet but overall condition is great. The bracelet shows no sag or stretch.e10123-rolex-daytona-cosmograph-116523-001 Purchased new in 2003 it comes with the important original Rolex paperwork with endorsed warranty papers, inner/outer boxes, cardboard sleeve, instruction booklet, USA service guide and chronometer hang tag. The watch was treated to a full service in September 2016 and is ready to supply many years of trouble free service. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers are extending the service warranty until September of 2018. If you’re looking for a Daytona this one should check off all the boxes. Who knows when we’ll be able to offer another. Estate priced at $14565.00 CAD. Stock #e10123.e10123-rolex-daytona-116523-003

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October 1, 2016

Ladies 18kt. Rolex Datejust 6917 rare burl wood dial $7500.00 CAD. e9760

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You’d never know this ladies Datejust is over 30 years old thanks to the care of its previous owner. The 18 karat yellow gold Rolex Datejust model 6917 was purchased June 28th, 1983 and was only worn on special occasions. A pity really since a watch equipped with a dial as rare as this should be worn proudly and worn often. This is actually the first Rolex burl wood dial we’ve ever had and it’s very striking paired with the all yellow gold of the 26mm Oyster case. e9760 Rolex Datejust 6917 wood dial box and papers 003 The lightly refinished Oyster bracelet shows only a small amount of stretch and sag. The hidden fold over clasp is made from a special alloy of slightly rose 18 karat gold for greater spring and durability. The Datejust is equipped with an acrylic crystal, date magnifying bubble, signed threaded crown, threaded case back and high polished fluted bezel. Rolex is one of the few manufacturers producing a smaller sized ladies chronometer grade automatic movement. This is a much more difficult task compared with the larger gents movements due to the larger error rates associated with the smaller components of the tiny 28 jewel calibre 2030.e9760 Rolex Datejust 6917 18 karat calibre 2030 001 This little movement also features that famous ultra smooth sweeping second hand plus calendar. The Rolex is accompanied by an original service box and paper work as well as a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. An enticing piece for female collectors with an estate price of $7500.00 CAD. Stock #e9760.

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September 28, 2016

Rolex Submariner 16610LV Anniversary Edition $10190.00 CAD. e9793

e9793 Rolex Submariner 16610 LVIf you’ve been chasing one of these since they came out in 2003 now is your opportunity. Anytime you buy a sought after Rolex sport watch they seem expensive at the time. Looking back in a few years I think you’ll say, “they were so cheap back then.”  Such is the case with the 16610 LV. When they first appeared, new and used examples traded hands for well over the original retail price. After the initial hype ended they sold for appropriate values compared to the regular black bezel Submariner. Since the introduction of the modern ceramic bezel 116610 Submariner, all the retired 16610 models have become collectable and the maxi dial LV perhaps the most. This particular example is very desirable as the F serial number places production in the 2003-2004 range (a true 50th anniversary edition). The watch is in excellent original condition. It still has the green protective case back sticker in place along with the crisp sharp bevelled edges on the case. We have elected to leave the minor scratches and scuffs appropriate for a 13 year old watch that was worn by a mature owner in an office environment. e9793 Rolex Submariner 16610 LV anniversary If your prefer a fully refinished restored look, we would be happy to refinish the case/bracelet at no cost. Most collectors prefer a watch in original condition with some patina. Remember, it can only be original once. Historically speaking original watches are more valuable than those that have been polished and refinished. Every sporty Rolex model has seen significant appreciation in value over the last few years. It may be quite a while before the next green bezel sub comes through and who knows what the price will be then. Comes complete with Rolex box, brochure, plastic tags, and appraisal dated May 2009. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty is included for the estate price of $10190.00. Stock #e9793.e9793 Rolex Submariner 16610 LV anniversary edition

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Rolex Datejust 69173 blue denim jubilee dial $3780.00 CAD. e10135

e10135-rolex-datejust-69173 The Rolex Datejust could just be the most popular model the esteemed brand has ever produced. The design has been around for over 70 years with millions of men’s and lady’s examples manufactured. We see them in various sizes with different bezel, dial and bracelet combinations all the time. Now in our 59th year of operation in downtown Barrie this is the first time we’ve had the blue jubilee colour face. Not only is it blue, but it exhibits the coolest faded denim patina, showing slightly darker in the centre and edges. I’m not sure how or why the colour has faded like this and I’m sure Rolex didn’t have this in mind when the watch was produced in 1988.e10135-rolex-datejust-jubilee-denim-blue-dial-69173 The rest of the watch is standard classic Rolex; 26mm oyster case watertight to 100 meters, 18 karat yellow gold fluted bezel, 18 karat and stainless steel jubilee bracelet. Rolex is one of the few companies to produce a lady’s certified chronometer automatic watch. Model 69173 in no different, the mechanism has been adjusted and regulated to the same tolerances for accuracy as any of the men’s chronometer models. The red seal and dial text is your warranty of independent testing and certification to the world’s most exacting standards. The watch is running great with all functions working as designed. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3780.00 CAD. Stock #e10135.

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September 15, 2016

Rolex Datejust lady President 69278 $7000.00 CAD. e9297

e9297 Rolex lady President 69278Hey guys, if you’ve got a thing for watches but the significant other doesn’t understand your need for another one, buy her this one. That should put you in the good books for at least the next 3 or 4 additions to your collection. As you know not many ladies Rolex watches show up too often here. When they do it’s usually a two tone Oyster Date. Seldom do we have a ladies Datejust with President bracelet and this is the first time we’ve offered the unusual bark finish version.e6297.2 Rolex lady President 69278 The current replacement value for an all 18 karat yellow gold ladies Datejust with President bracelet is $23850.00 USD. Our example dates from 1985 and is in good condition showing some associated wear from 3 decades of careful use. The rather short (6.25 inch) bracelet has a little stretch, the crystal has some chips just along the edge between 12:00 and 3:00 that are not easily seen against the perfect condition silver dial.e6297.1 Rolex lady President 69278 Included with purchase is a factory service box and receipt from 2001. At this time the watch underwent a complete technical revision on the automatic winding movement plus a new crown, waterproof tube and crystal. Running strong and looking great model 69278 comes with Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. Estate priced at $7000.00 CAD. Stock #e9297.e9297.3 Rolex lady President 69278

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September 10, 2016

Rolex Datejust 16233 like new condition with rare dial $9480.00 CAD. e9522

e9522 Rolex Datejust 16233 Pyramid dialAny Rolex is a desirable thing even if it’s a relatively common model. One could argue there really is no such thing as a rare modern Rolex since the company has been producing well over 1 million watches per year since the 1990s. Datejust 16233 is a model we’ve seen many times at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers but this one is just a little more unique. The “W” serial number places the production around 1994, nothing too rare about that. What’s interesting is the fantastic condition, the box along with complete paperwork including original bill of sale from Hong Kong for $3403.00 USD. Even the red chronometer plastic seal tag and green serial number tag are still here.e9522-rolex-datejust-16233-pyramid-dial-jubilee-001I’m sure this one was only worn occasionally for special events. Everything regarding the condition could be described as like new. It’s practically as good as new old stock. Whenever the head is polished the fluted bezel becomes a little more smooth. Not the case here, it looks perfect with the sharp edged corrugated ring synonymous with the brand. People who know what to look for will always measure the “horizontal sag” of the bracelet. No disappointment here either as the 18 karat and stainless steel jubilee bracelet is almost perfectly perpendicular with the case back.e9522 Rolex Datejust Jubilee bracelet sag 16233 Pyramid dial The best part of this package is the perfect, blemish free silver/ivory pyramid dial. This dial is seldom encountered. Most examples of this watch come with a champagne or regular silver face. The pyramid name comes from the subtle repeating pattern that almost looks like well crafted quilt. The full Roman numeral hour markers add a sophisticated finishing touch. A 36mm 18 karat and stainless steel Datejust model is still offered today with a retail price of $10900.00 USD. Sadly though if you want one with the attractive pyramid dial it’s no longer available. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $9480.00 CAD. Yes it’s top dollar for this model but this is the best example we’ve ever had and the rare dial makes it the Datejust to have. Stock #e9522.e9522 Rolex Datejust 16233 Ivory Pyramid dial

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August 28, 2016

Tudor Princess Oysterdate 92400 $1300.00 CAD. e9936

e9935 Tudor Princess Oysterdate 92400

To keep our female watch enthusiasts engaged, here’s a vintage 1978 Tudor Princess Oysterdate in Rolex case. The 25.5mm diameter Rolex Oyster case is in its original, unrefinished condition but has just been equipped with a new original domed crystal and case tube for water resistance. The threaded crown and fold over buckle are both signed with the Rolex crown, and the threaded case back reads ORIGINAL OYSTER CASE BY ROLEX GENEVA. Tudor 92400 is powered by a 21 jewel Swiss made Auto-Princess movement with sweeping seconds and date. Newly serviced and vacuum tested by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers this summer the watch is accompanied by a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate price $1300.00 CAD. Stock #e9936.e9936 Tudor Princess Oysterdate bracelet

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August 24, 2016

Yacht-Master II 116681 $21115.00 CAD. e10114

e10114-rolex-yachtmaster-ii-116681-001 Without doubt this is the extrovert within the conservative Rolex family of watches. Of the millions of watches they’ve  produced over the last 100 plus years, most are average sized, time only models with perhaps a calendar function and that’s about it. There are a few specialty versions available with chronograph or dual time features but even these are housed in subtle oyster cases of a moderate 40mm case size. In 2007 when Rolex introduced the solid gold 18 karat Yacht-Master II the watch world took notice. Why would the ultra traditional brand introduce such an audacious, narrowly focused watch. Well because they can, and because everyone was talking about this new giant Rolex, plus it also clearly demonstrated that Rolex are still at the cutting edge of watchmaking skill. This is one complicated watch. The 100% in house developed calibre 4160 movement consists of 360 components. All the individual parts work in perfect harmony as a countdown timer that’s easily programmed by the Rolex command bezel.e10114-rolex-yachtmaster-ii-116681-003 An integrated bright royal blue ceramic bezel along with a red arrow tip hand display an easy to read 1 to 10 minute countdown timer. The timer is a horologic masterpiece with a unique fly-back feature allowing resetting to the nearest countdown minute without stopping the timer first. This enables the  user to synchronize the countdown with an audible or visual signal from the yacht race official. If the regular stop/reset sequence is used the timer returns to your mechanically preprogrammed setting. It’s a really slick feature that could also work for creating the perfect soft boiled egg or maybe timing the ultimate steak on the barbecue. At 44mm diameter this is just about the largest Rolex on the market. The only dial colour available is brilliant white with blue and red details that strengthen the yachting theme. Our example is absolutely perfect. It’s also the ungraded 18 karat “Rolesore Everose” version, Rolex speak for two tone steel and 18 karat rose gold. This is a one owner example in perfect condition. Purchased new April 2015 at a Canadian authorized Rolex agent. The watch retains the balance of the transferable international 2 year warranty. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will extend the factory warranty one full year. The watch still has protective plastic film on the case back. Purchasing a 116681 Yacht-Master II in the USA will cost you the princely sum of $25150.00 USD making this the most expensive two tone watch Rolex has ever created. Our like new example comes with the original packaging, booklets, and endorsed warranty card. Don’t wait until Rolex has a price increase in Canada. Perfect estate examples like this one almost never turn up. Estate priced at $21115.00 CAD. Stock #e10114.e10114-rolex-yachtmaster-ii-116681-004

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August 20, 2016

Rolex Turn-O-Graph 116261 $8500.00 CAD. e9794

 

e9794 Rolexc Turn-O-Graph 116261 001The original do it all luxury watch is the Rolex Turn-O-Graph model 116261. Need a dressy watch for a special occasion the beautiful black dial, highly polished case with 18 karat rose gold bezel and bracelet links make the right statement. Going out on the boat, the 36mm oyster case is water tested to 300 feet. The two way rotating timer bezel is extremely useful as a quick reference for timing any event lasting up to 60 minutes. For an everyday tool watch the Turn-O-Graph excels, sapphire crystal, integrated Jubilee bracelet with hidden clasp, luminous hands and markers, calendar, sapphire crystal with date magnifier and large red second hand. This example was originally purchased in the United Kingdom at the end of 2005. It comes complete with box, warranty chronometer certificate and even the original plastic hanging tag. This watch looks like new showing little to no evidence of wear. The original polished/brushed finish is completely intact, the case/bracelet have not been refinished in any way. Just a quick ultra sonic dunk and it’s ready for the next owner. Discontinued a few years ago this watch is no longer available. The last suggested retail price for the rose gold and steel Turn-O-Graph was $10700.00 USD. Including Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $8500.00 CAD. Stock #e9794.e9794 Rolexc Turn-O-Graph 116261 002

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July 28, 2016

Rolex Submariner 116613 $11500.00 CAD. e10027

e10027-rolex-submariner-116613-blue-001 If ever there was a watch blessed with good karma this one’s has it. The short history of this watch is rather remarkable. It was given as a gift gratitude to a Pastor doing missionary work in eastern Europe. While working along side the Pastor, a man complimented him on the Tissot watch he was wearing. He asked if he could have it. Without a second thought the Pastor took it off his arm and said why don’t you take it. The unbeknownst wealthy business man then rolled up his sleeve and said, “well then, you should have mine in trade”. The Pastor accepted the Rolex out of respect, put it into his pocket not giving much thought to the value. Returning to Canada he noticed in wasn’t running so he took it to the Rolex boutique in the airport asking for a new battery. While there he learned about the self winding no battery movement and the value of this wonderful gift.e10027-rolex-submariner-116613-blue-002    After wearing the Rolex for about six months the Pastor felt selling it and using the proceeds to buy a container of humanitarian aid better suited his calling in life. That’s the story of how we came into this Submariner. It’s in great condition after going through a light polish and refinishing it’s ready to go. Because it was spontaneously presented to the former owner its lacking the original warranty card, documents and instructions. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers happened to have a brand new Rolex box that we are throwing in along with an extended 3 year warranty. This model has a suggested retail price of $13400.00 USD and $15350.00 CAD. All features and functions are working as designed and the watch is keeping excellent time. Estate priced at $11500.00 CAD. Stock #e10027.e10027-rolex-submariner-116613-blue-003

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July 20, 2016

Rolex Datejust II 116334 (brand new never worn) $11250.00 CAD. e10005

e10005-rolex-datejust-ii-116334-diamond-dial-oster-bracelet-001 Different strokes for different folks I guess. Personally, it’s hard for me to understand but believe it or not there are some people out there that have zero interest in a nice watch or a great piece of jewellery. I realize luxury items are not basic necessities of life like food or shelter, but they sure have an effect on how you feel. Being confident and feeling good are sure to produce positive results in your life. The shine of a beautifully cut diamond ring sparkling in the sunshine; watching the smooth fluid motion of a finely tuned mechanical watch leave many with a strong sense of pride. It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe to those who don’t understand. For some maybe a well tailored suit does the trick, a clean and shiny car might work, or maybe a beautiful new dress and fresh hair style produce similar results. This brand new, never worn Rolex watch didn’t check off the right buttons for someone. I’m sure we’ll find the person it’s the right accessory for. When I say “brand new” I really mean just that. Given as a gift in December 2015 this watch is perfect in every way, never out of the box until now. It’s as delivered to the original Canadian authorized agent. Every protective plastic sticker still on the watch, plastic bezel protector is there too. Original packaging, boxes, instructions, endorsed warranty card from a Canadian authorized agent, insurance appraisal and even the paper cardboard sleeve is included with purchase.e10005-rolex-datejust-ii-116334-diamond-dial-oster-bracelet-003 Being a late 2015 purchase, this watch benefits from the new extended 5 year fully transferable international warranty. The Datejust II is a more contemporary 41mm diameter version compared to the traditional 36mm size. The new larger size is what current consumers have been asking of Rolex for quite some time. The more sporty oyster bracelet should appeal to a younger consumer looking for a simple, functional look. Our model 116234 comes with the upgraded 18 karat white gold bezel and uncommon factory applied diamond hour markers providing some subtle extra bling. This watch has a suggested retail price of $11050.00 US dollars. With speculation of Canadian price increases coming, our price of $11250.00 Canadian should have this watch on the wrist of a new owner in no time. Stock #e10005.e10005-rolex-datejust-ii-116334-diamond-dial-oster-bracelet-002

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July 12, 2016

Rolex Datejust 16233 rare hounds tooth diamond dial like new $11000.00 CAD. e9775

e9775 Rolex Datejust 16233 houndstooth diamond dialHere’s one for those of you who think you’ve seen it all when it comes to Rolex. Ladies and Gentlemen may I present to you a super rare hounds tooth diamond dial Rolex Datejust 18233. When I first saw it I thought I was looking at a fake. I’ve never seen so many different design elements incorporated into a single dial. This dial is a huge departure from the typically conservative dial treatments offered by Rolex. The basic dial is a interlocking silver/champagne hounds tooth pattern but with so much more. 18 karat yellow gold applied Roman numerals plot out the hours along with a set of 10 diamond hour markers. Add to this a black track outline of printed minute markers and you’ve got the ingredients of one very unusual Rolex dial.e9775.1 Rolex Datejust 16233 houndstooth diamond dial Love it or hate it, I bet you’ve never seen one like it. According to the original owner the unique dial was specially ordered by a Florida doctor. When Rolex delivered it after several months he changed his mind and decided  not to purchase it. Our customer fell in love with this extraordinary watch and has cherished the watch since 1989. He used it only for special occasions for the next 27 years. The original condition of the watch is testament to its infrequent occasional use. The bracelet shows basically zero stretch or sag.e9775.4 Rolex Datejust 16233 houndstooth dial  There is hardly a scuff anywhere on the watch aside from a few shallow scratches on the flat surface of the steel buckle. The fine bevelled lug edges are the best we’ve ever seen showing the crisp edge seen only on the best and new examples.e9775.5 Rolex Datejust 16233 houndstooth diamond dial The original green case back sticker is still in place, crystal is 100% absent of chips and scratches, case and bracelet have never been polished or refinished and the traditional 18 karat yellow fluted bezel is sharp and extremely reflective. A simple vacuum test and ultra sonic cleaning and it’s ready for your collection or wrist. Accompanying the watch is a BIRKS appraisal for insurance from the spring of 1990. Also included with purchase is the original box, Rolex cloth, booklet/brochure, red plastic chronometer tag, green plastic tag showing matching serial number and warranty card from Bailey Banks & Biddle. An all original Rolex this complete is a rare and desirable find. Finding one with the very rare hounds tooth diamond dial is truly exceptional. A complimentary first full service and one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty should provide piece of mind. Estate priced at $11000.00 CAD. Stock #e9775.e9775.3 Rolex Datejust 16233 houndstooth diamond dial

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July 10, 2016

Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 $7900.00 CAD. e10015

e10015-rolex-sea-dweller-16600-001 When a regular Submariner just isn’t quite up to the task because it’s only watertight to 1000 feet, you need the Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600. While it looks almost identical to a garden variety Submariner, it’s actually quite different. First thing you notice is the absence of a date magnifier over the calendar. The synthetic crystal is much thicker that the standard Submariner, as is the stainless steel case which enables the watch a water resistance rating of an amazing 4000 feet. Located on the 9:00 case edge is a Helium escape valve, something the ordinary Submariner lacks. If you’re living in a pressurized diving bell breathing a mixture of oxygen and helium, your watch will need this escape valve to bleed off the accumulated helium gas as you decompress.