watches

We buy and sell better quality watches from all prominent brands.


May 25, 2022

1987 Seiko Lassale 1230-5479 (never worn) $750.00 CAD. e14659

In the 1970s, Seiko was arguably the most important watch brand in the world. They had almost single-handedly put the Swiss watchmaking industry out of business with the new electronic quartz technology. Inexpensive to mass produce, ultra-reliable, virtually shockproof, and exponentially more accurate than even the most sophisticated mechanical watch from Switzerland People abandoned their old wind up and automatic watches and never looked back. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were authorized Seiko agents in the 1970s when they came to Canada and we sold 1000s of them. Our high end Swiss brands like Omega and Rolex sold occasionally, but everyone wanted one of these new ultra accurate watches from Japan. In the 1980s Seiko launched a new upscale brand called Lassale. The more expensive line was focused on sleek thin design trends of the era. Dressy styles with unique integrated bracelets were among their most popular models. The average price point for these watches was over $1,000.00 CAD, which was not much less than an entry-level Rolex at the time. When I was new to this business I can remember our display cabinets full of Seiko Lassale watches. They were a dream watch for me at the time, something like a Rolex Oyster wasn’t even on the radar as they seemed antique and outdated. The style of the day was thin and dressy. This watch certainly is thin measuring just 4.3mm thick by 23mm wide. The integrated mesh bracelet will accommodate a wrist size of up to 7 1/2 inches and can easily be shortened. The watch is practically perfect, showing only minor evidence of shop wear. The case-back is still covered by its original blue plastic protective sticker. This never-worn timepiece is a Lassale model number 1230-5479 from the mid-1980s. It was purchased at Peoples Jewellers, given as a gift but never used. When it came in on trade we couldn’t believe our eyes. This watch is a snapshot of the latest in fashion from the 1980s. We opened the case, installed a fresh battery, and away it went. We’ve been monitoring the timekeeping for 3 months and it hasn’t even lost a minute. We are happy to provide a complimentary 1-year warranty for the new owner. It comes complete with the inner/outer box, instruction booklet, and endorsed warranty papers. 35 years ago this watch had a retail price of over $1,000.00. Today it is estate priced at $750.00 CAD. Stock #e14659.


May 24, 2022

3 Panerai Luminor PAM01144 PAM01321 PAM00614 (coming soon)

PAM01144 has been spoken for.

 


May 23, 2022

Tag Heuer Autavia CY2111 43mm $3,700.00 CAD. 520-00018

Vintage looks are popular and when you’ve been around since 1860 there’s a lot of history to draw inspiration from. The Autavia  CY2111 is a retro inspired watch that owes much of its style to a watch introduced by Heuer in the late 1960s. 55 years later what’s old is new again with this fitting tribute to the original. From the bracelet and case shape to the left hand crown this watch looks like it could have been on the wrist of a 1960s racing driver. Even the black white and orange dial colours, hands, and hour markers are proper period correct derived. As a concession to modern convenience and durability, new low profile square pusher chronograph controls aren’t as prone to damage as the original round pushers. A synthetic sapphire crystal replaces the original easily scratched plastic version. Our latest estate example is in 100% original condition showing no signs of polishing or refinishing. There are some scratches on the bracelet and a few small impact marks on the sharper edges, but by and large, it presents very well. At 43mm wide it is on the large size but it’s not cumbersome. The left hand crown combined with the gently rounded case makes for a surprisingly comfortable watch even for those who don’t have a large wrist. The flat black dial with highly polished, faceted hands and hour markers make for a very easy to read face with some sparkly bling. The automatic winding movement is working like new, keeping great time with chronograph and calendar functioning as designed. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers’ complimentary one-year warranty comes included in the estate price of $3,700.00 CAD. Stock #520-00018.


May 20, 2022

18kt. 1955 Vacheron & Constantin cal. 477/1 17 jewel, 35mm. $8,160.00 CAD. e14658

Audemars Piguet, Vacheron & Constantin, and Patek Philippe are considered the holy trinity of luxury Swiss watches. Of the 3, Vacheron & Constantin’s mid-century models are an underappreciated rarity and bargain. Between 1940 and 1970 V&C produced less than 5,000 watches per year according to serial number sources. During this period, Vacheron & Constantin had a policy of producing no more than 24 examples of any reference with a specific dial, making this 35mm, 18 karat yellow gold model scarce to say the least. In continuous production since 1755 has earned the esteemed brand from Geneva the honor of being one of the world’s oldest watch manufacturers. We have only seen a handful of VC watches pass through our estate department over the past 60-plus years. It is always a treat when one shows up once every other year or so. Our latest estate watch measures 34.7mm in diameter. This size is somewhat deceptive and wears larger than you’d expect. Pictured beside a 36mm Rolex Datejust, it appears the same or even slightly larger because it features a larger dial without a thick bezel. The 18 karat yellow gold case is hallmarked with the image of Helvetia. Helvetia is the female personification of Switzerland in much the same way Lady Liberty represents the United States of America. The G part of the stamp signifies the city of Geneva. The attention to detail and movement finish is an important Vacheron & Constantine tradition. The beautiful 17 jewel automatic winding calibre 477/1 is running great and keeping good time. This movement is hand finished with côtes de Genève and finely bevelled plates. This was VC’s first self-winding movement and is housed in a water-resistant case equipped with a screw-on case back. While not intended to directly compete with a pedestrian Rolex Datejust, it was VC’s their do it all design of the 1950s. The bumper rotor provides a unique wearing experience as you can actually feel the rotor weight bounce off its 2 spring bumpers through wrist movement. The original champagne dial has turned a rich toffy colour over the years with almost complete even patina. The gambler dial features hour markers shaped like the card suits, clubs, diamonds along with Arabic 12 and 6, all connected by a traditional printed minute track. The sweeping centre seconds hand adds a touch of utility bringing the design away from a pure dress model. As per our usual practice, we’ve elected to leave the gold case in its original unpolished condition. There are scuffs, scratches, and dings on some of the exposed edges that are appropriate for a watch approaching 70 years of age. The large, fancy lugs are the most defining characteristic of this model and contribute to more wrist presence than you’d expect. They’re far more substantial than what you’d usually see on a watch of this size. Their proportions appear less significant with grooved and stepped details. Their sculpted profile arcs low keeping the strap in contact with the wrist. Attached to the watch is a new, 17mm Hirsch strap with a gold plated buckle. We will supply an additional strap of your choice at no charge if you’d like a different style or colour. Including a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, this rare watch is estate priced at $8,160.00 CAD. Stock number e14658.


May 17, 2022

Vintage Gucci 9000M 32mm with box & papers! $1,000.00 CAD. 501-00139 e14673

If you’re from the early Gen X era and you didn’t have a Gucci watch when you were in high school, I bet you wanted one. These are not the most expensive watches we showcase and they are definitely not the most sophisticated from a technical perspective, but they are nonetheless horologically significant and are an important part of watchmaking history. To be honest, this example is a guilty pleasure and my current favorite. You can thank the House of Gucci for making moderately priced watches a fashionable lifestyle statement and not just a tool for keeping you on schedule. 99% of these watches were worn hard and worn out with continuous use over the last 35 years. While not quite new old stock, the condition and completeness of this one is the best we’ve ever seen. It is 100% original right down to the split pin rivets holding the adjustable links together. The is not a single section where any of the gold plated trim is thin and shows the base metal. The crystal is perfect without even the slightest scuff. The slate grey dial is completely absent from any stain or blemish. It remains 100% original. To prepare it for the next 30 years we have performed a full service to the Swiss quartz movement including a fresh battery and water-resistance testing. We are happy to include a complimentary warranty for the next owner. This is a one-owner watch, complete with all documents, booklets, and warranty card. The adjustable bracelet will accommodate a wrist size of close to 8 1/2 inches. Maybe that perfect BMW E30 M3 from your youth is a bit out of reach but this Gucci 9000M sure isn’t. Estate priced at $1,000.00 CAD.  501-00139  e14673.


May 16, 2022

2013 Tissot PRC200 Tony Parker ltd. ed. T055.417.16.057.01 $400.00 CAD. e14543

Tissot has always offered great quality for a reasonable price. The PRC 200 features a threaded crown, threaded case back, sapphire crystal, stainless steel case, tachymeter bezel scale, deployment buckle, and a Swiss quartz movement with lap timer chronograph. This 2013 limited edition Tony Parker example was purchased in Canada at a Tissot authorized agent and comes complete with all its original documentation and paperwork. Very good overall condition and never polished. Including a complimentary one-year warranty this watch is estate priced at $400.00 CAD. Stock #e14543.


May 15, 2022

2020 Grand Seiko GMT SBG245G limited edition 133/600 $7,770.00 CAD. e14173

Despite the immense variety of watches available, the vast majority can be classified into two categories: either automatic or quartz. Automatic watches run on mechanically stored spring energy generated by the movement of the wearer’s wrist which winds the mainspring then slowly, predictably releases power to the hands. Automatic watches do not rely on stored electrical power supply (battery or capacitor) and only require the occasional service. An exceptionally well-tuned, high-end, fully adjusted, automatic watch can keep time accurate time to +/- a few seconds per day. Quartz watches instead rely on a quartz crystal to regulate keep timekeeping. When electricity passes through a quartz crystal it vibrates at a very consistent frequency. In most quartz watches, the crystal will vibrate exactly 32,768 times per second, which the watch can use to keep time to an accuracy rate of better than +/- 1 second a day. The downside of quartz watches is that they need a battery or other electric power supply to move the hands. The Grand Seiko “Spring Drive” movement takes the best aspects of both types of watches, using their “Tri-Synchro Regulator” technology. Like an automatic watch, its power comes entirely by the motion of the wearer’s wrist in the form of stored spring power that is slowly released. However, instead of powering a traditional balance wheel releasing power through a series of wheels and gears to the hands; the mechanical energy is used to power a tiny generator producing continuous electric current. The electrical current first powers a quartz crystal, keeping time much more precisely than any mechanical balance wheel oscillating over 4000 times slower ever could. The watch then compares the frequency of the quartz crystal with that of the spring drive glide wheel and uses the excess current to apply a frictionless electromagnetic brake on the wheel to regular its speed. The brake keeps the wheel perpetually spinning at a precise rate as determined by the quartz crystal. No battery to replace, no rechargeable capacitor to fail as with every other quartz watch including solar-powered watches. You get the best of both worlds: the accuracy of quartz watches with the convenience/reliability of an automatic watch. There truly is no other watch in the world that even comes close to this level of ingenuity. As an added bonus the seconds hand sweeps with a continuous fluid motion smoother than anything else. This innovative technology is hypnotic and soothing when seen in person. Our newest Grand Seiko Spring Drive is this limited edition GMT model SBGE244G. It was purchased in July 2020 at a Canadian Authorized agent and benefits from the factory warranty until mid-summer 2023. It shows signs of use on the bracelet, case, bezel, in the form of light scratches and scuffs. I love how the rotating ceramic bezel hour markers have been given a fully luminous treatment. The second 24-hour hand adds extra visual interest and ties in with the bright orange factory rubber strap giving the GMT a totally different look. Dual time capability, with a water-resistance rating of over 600 feet make this watch the perfect tool for the world traveler who wants to wear their watch for any activity. Comes complete with all original documents, packaging, plastic tag, and inner/outer boxes. This is a genuine rarity, Seiko only produced 600 of these for the world, this one is number 133. Our estate price is $7,770.00 CAD. Stock #e14173.

 


1943 Vacheron & Constantin V458 17 jewel 26.3mm 18kt. $5,100.00 CAD. e14564

Audemars Piguet, Vacheron & Constantin, and Patek Philippe are considered the holy trinity of luxury Swiss watches. Of the 3, Vacheron & Constantin’s mid-century models are an underappreciated rarity and bargain. Between 1940 and 1970 V&C produced less than 5,000 watches per year according to serial number sources. During this period, Vacheron & Constantin had a policy of producing no more than 24 examples of any reference with a specific dial, making this square case 18 karat yellow gold model scarce, to say the least. In continuous production since 1755 has earned the esteemed brand from Geneva the honor of being the oldest watch manufacturer. We have only seen a handful of VC watches pass through our estate department over the past 60 years. It is always a treat when one shows up once or twice a decade. Tradition runs deep among Swiss watch manufactures. A round case with a white dial and Roman numerals defined pocket watch style for hundreds of years. Vacheron was one of the first manufacturers to introduce a watch that wasn’t circular with their tonneau (barrel) shaped case in the early part of the 20th century, followed by square and rectangular watches. Our latest estate watch measures 26.3mm x 26.3mm (38.3mm including lugs). The 18 karat yellow gold case is hallmarked with the image of Helvetia. Helvetia is the female personification of Switzerland in much the same way Lady Liberty represents the United States of America. The G part of the stamp signifies Geneva. The attention to detail and movement finish is an important Vacheron & Constantine tradition. The beautiful 17 jewel hand wind calibre V458 is running great and keeping good time. This movement is hand finished with côtes de Genève and finely bevelled plates. It is operating at leisurely 18,000 cycles per hour with a soothing, audible, familiar tick tick tick tick tick……….. The extra-large stepped lugs give the watch more wrist presence than you’d expect for a watch of this size. A less is more silver dial features arrowhead and Arabic hour markers, connected minute track, and subsidiary seconds hand. As per our usual practice, we’ve elected to leave the gold case in its original unpolished condition. There are scuffs, scratches, and dings on some of the exposed edges but for a watch approaching 80 years of age, the condition is quite good. Attached to the watch is a brand new, genuine lizard, 19mm strap with gold plated buckle. Including a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, this rare watch is estate priced at $5,100.00 CAD. Stock number e14564.


2021 Breitling Super Avenger A13375 limited edition $5,900.00 CAD. e14657

If you’re reading this posting you likely know all about the Breitling Super Avenger A13375 and what this watch is all about. The Super Avenger is a genuine commitment to wear. Officially they measure 48mm in diameter, but according to our calipers, they are 48.5mm. They weigh 193 grams on a leather strap and over half a pound (270.5 grams) when fitted with the factory stainless steel bracelet. If you’ve got the arm to pull such a watch off you’ll be rewarded with quite an experience. The Super Avenger is as tough as it looks; all stainless steel construction, water-resistant to 1000 feet, one-way ratcheting timer bezel, certified chronometer grade automatic movement with 12-hour chronograph and calendar. The slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super resistant to scratches and has perfect optical properties with an anti-glare surface finish. The anti-glare coating is actually quite soft and easily scratches, so some degree of care must be exercised to avoid scratching the coating. Should the anti-glare finish become scratched, we can easily polish off the coating, revealing a flawless sapphire surface. This watch has been carefully and only occasionally worn since it was purchased in the summer of 2021. Running great, keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. This watch appears even larger with its bright white dial. This dial is a limited edition colour with only 1000 examples produced worldwide. This is a current model and is still available at your Brieting boutique while quantities last. The current Super Avenger Ltd. Ed. white A133751A1A1X1 has a suggested retail price of $6,270.00 CAD. This Canadian delivered watch comes complete with all the original boxes, packaging, documents, and even the plastic bezel guard. The packaging is very innovative as the box has been completely constructed from recycled PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles. The cuff inside the collapsible box can unroll to provide a handy and protective travel pouch. This watch looks hardly worn. Under close scrutiny, the only evidence of use are tiny scuffs on the lugs and a bigger scratch on the buckle. We are happy to provide the new owner with a 2-year warranty matching the factory’s from the date of purchase. Estate priced at $5,250.00 CAD. Stock #e14657.


May 7, 2022

Mont Blanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum 7339 World Timer $4,080.00 CAD. e14434

If you’re a watch person and have a diver’s model, a chronograph, and a classic dress piece, this is something that might interest you. Swiss-made “World Time” watches are nothing new, but the price of this one is especially appealing considering what you get. The MontBlanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum features an “in house” calibre MB29.20. While not truly 100% in house, the base calibre is a modified Sellita SW300-1, which itself is a cloned non-patent protected ETA 2892, the integrated world timer module is fully made by MontBlanc. You won’t see another version of this movement anywhere. The layered dial is constructed from thin sections of synthetic sapphire printed with a map of the world. Your local time is displayed with the hands in a regular 12-hour format along with a 24-hour display on an outer chapter ring. All the other major world cities times are displayed using the same 24-hour ring. As the day progresses from daylight hours to night hours (local time) a dark blue shadow tracks across the map east to west indicating night vs. daylight hours. No calendar, no seconds hand, Just local time plus every other time zone in the world displayed in a very clever format with some added colourful animation. This is a dial that changes throughout the day. The clear case back display window reveals the business end of the nicely detailed movement. The 41mm stainless steel case is perfect, big enough to display all the information, yet small enough to be comfortable and pass at the next dressy event. A high-quality genuine alligator strap with a deployment buckle finishes off the luxury details. Overall condition is excellent. The watch exhibits a few light dings and shallow scratches on the case and remains in its original unpolished form. Including a 1-year warranty, the watch is estate priced at $4,080.00 CAD. Stock #e14434.


May 5, 2022

2007 Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CJF2114.BA0576

Classic looking Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CJF2114.BA0576. It’s got everything the watch enthusiast is looking for; iconic looks, generous 42mm case size, Swiss-made automatic movement, historically significant brand, preferred glossy blue dial and a do it all design that works equally well for dressy or casual situations. The Link series has been Tag Heuer’s dressy model since the line was introduced as the Sports Elegance over 35 years ago. Its appearance has evolved over the past 3 decades, but the wishbone link bracelet design has always been a key style feature that defines the look. The fully brushed finish gives the watch a purposeful look without the bling. Soft rounded edges on the case and bracelet plus a curved synthetic sapphire crystal make for a watch that is ultra-comfortable. Luminous hour/minute hand with sweep second hand and calendar display add extra function many dressy watches lack. A tachymeter scale adds an extra touch of sporting ability. The embossed scale can be used in conjunction with the stopwatch to calculate units per hour from 60 to 400. The watch is equipped with a threaded crown/case back enabling a water resistance rating of 200 meters. An integrated locking buckle makes sure the watch stays put securely on your wrist. The 12-hour chronograph adds some bonus utility and fills the dial with independent hour, minute, and second registers. The watch is in very good condition showing some evidence of wear, mostly in the form of light scratches on the polished bezel. These fine marks can easily be removed while you wait by one of our onsite goldsmiths. The bracelet shows no measurable stretch or sag. This watch was purchased brand new from us in 2007. Included with purchase are a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one-year warranty, original Tag Heuer clamshell box, operating instructions, and the original endorsed warranty card. The watch is estate priced at $2,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14566.


1966 Omega Seamaster DeVille KL6068 24J calibre 565. $775.00 CAD. e14648

Despite the Seamaster moniker, Omega watches like this were not watertight or even all that water-resistant. Rolex had their impressive, patent-protected oyster case with screwed-on case back and crown. Omega needed a different approach to protecting their watches from moisture. They decided to eliminate the case back entirely. The theory is: that without a case back and required gasket that could potentially fail, removing the case back altogether is one less place for water to enter. To service the watch the entire movement including the dial comes out through the front after the crown and crystal are removed. Excellent plan in theory but in practice, the non screw-down crown’s rubber gaskets failed over the years and allow water in if you were not careful. This example remains in good condition showing no signs of damage caused by moisture. It is rare to find a Seamaster DeVille without the odd water stain on the dial or hands. While there are no stains on the dial caused by water, there are blemishes that occurred over the last 50-plus years from the previous disassembly when being serviced. Small scuffs, impact marks on the lacquer dial, and some scratches on the hands are things that most vintage watches of this age will display. A replacement Omega crown has lost most of its plating but remains fully functional. The champagne dial is framed by a thin bezel made from solid 14 karat yellow gold. The lugs are gold capped over stainless steel and show no then areas. Powering the Omega is the high-quality, in-house manufactured calibre 565. This 24 jewel automatic winding movement features a shock-protected balance wheel, a 50-hour power reserve, and a nifty quick-set date feature. The day of the month can be rapidly advanced 1 day by pulling the crown out all the way; push the crown back in, pull it out all the way again to move another day forward. The date display on a Rolex Datejust of the era could only be adjusted by turning the hands around and around until the correct date was shown. The Omega calibre 565 is considered by many, one of the brand’s finest mechanisms. With a case diameter of 34mm, it is easy to wear and actually looks a little larger than the size suggests. Compared to a 36mm Rolex Datejust from the same era shows just how close they appear in size. Lacking the Rolex’s thick fluted bezel, the Omega’s dial is actually larger than the Datejust. A new crystal and soft leather Hirsch strap have been fitted to the watch, making it ready for the next owner. Including a 1-year warranty (not covering water damage), this vintage Omega is priced at $775.00 CAD. Stock #e14648.

SOLD


May 4, 2022

Tag Heuer AquaRacer WAY1314 32.5mm diamonds & mother or pearl $3,590.00 CAD. e13814

Who says a rugged every day, anywhere watch can’t look pretty too. The Tag Heuer can get the job done and look great doing it. Like many of the AquaRacers this watch is watertight to over 1000, which should be more than sufficient for a quick dip in the backyard pool or at your next exotic beach vacation. The lady’s models take their sporting nature seriously. They are equipped with a flip-lock buckle, including a diver’s bracelet extension, threaded crown/case back, solid stainless steel construction, and a synthetic sapphire crystal to fend off almost any scratch producing impact. The one-way ratcheting bezel does lose some practical function as there is no obvious zero minute index, but it is there if you look closely at the 20 minute position in this image. The beautiful mother of pearl dial is decorated with 11 high qualilty diamonds that serve as the hour markers. 35 additional diamonds on the bezel add up to plenty of bling and 0.70 carats of combined diamond weight. The diamonds come with a certificate stating the quality of VS-FG. This watch is in good condition but does show some scratches on the stainless steel bracelet links and buckle. Comes complete with the original packaging, documents, diamond certificate, warranty card, and a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5 years). Estate priced at $3,590.00 CAD. Stock #e13814.


April 28, 2022

2008 Tag Heuer Link WJ1111, 39mm, $1,500.00 CAD. e14550

Finding a dressy luxury watch that is truly tough enough to stand up to pretty much anything you’d do, yet formal enough to wear at the most sophisticated black-tie event isn’t as easy as it may seem. You could always go for a Rolex Oyster 41 if the $6,950.00 price is not a problem, but a basic Rolex does not have a calendar or timer bezel. The Tag Heuer Link WJ1111 has those features in this beautiful pre-owned example for $1,500.00. It is water-resistant to 200 meters and constructed entirely from high-grade stainless steel. The Swiss-made movement is functioning with typical quartz accuracy of a few seconds per month. The beautiful two-tone silver dial is flattering with any outfit. The faceted hour markers/hands offer some sparkle and enhance legibility, even in the dark. The 39mm case is easy to wear for any gentleman or a lady who likes a larger watch without being too bulky. This watch was originally purchased from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in July of 2008 and comes with the original bill of sale. The watch also comes with the fully endorsed warranty card, instruction booklet, inner and outer box, all in like new condition. The watch is in very good condition and looks almost new after the timer bezel was lightly polished. Including a one-year complimentary warranty, the watch is priced at $1,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14550.


April 27, 2022

2021 Tag Heuer Formula 1 WAZ1110.BA0875 41mm $1,300.00 CAD. e14582 505-00062

The Tag Heuer Formula 1 line has come a long way since the first versions were introduced in the 1980s. I feel you can credit the F1s as the biggest reason Tag Heuer survived the quartz crisis that put many Swiss manufacturers out of business due to the onslaught of good quality, low-cost quartz watches from Japan. The original Formula 1 models only cost a few hundred dollars and were constructed mostly from composite materials aside from the screw on case-back. Today the Formula 1 is truly a watch worthy of consideration by any watch aficionado. Our latest example is my favorite of all time. Under the super tough and durable synthetic sapphire crystal is a beautiful matt finish black dial with applied markers that are super legible under any lighting conditions. The Arabic 12 and 6 remind me of a Rolex Explorer and the classic green/red logo is something most modern Tag Heuers are lacking. At 41mm it isn’t too big and cumbersome and the slightly thinner ratcheting bezel allows more room for a big dial and easy time interpretation making this one of the most purposeful watches around. A threaded crown and case back contribute to a water-resistant rating of 200 meters. Solid construction stainless steel bracelet with diver’s extension and locking buckle allows use in any condition. The watch is in perfect condition, I can’t see even a scuff or scratch on any part of the case, bracelet, crystal, or bezel. Comes complete with the original packaging, instruction booklet, and warranty card. The watch is covered by the factory warranty until August 2023. This like-new watch is a current model available at any Tag Heuer agent and is shown on the Tag Heuer website with a price of $1,850.00 CAD. Our price for this like-new example is $1,300.00 CAD. Stock #e14582  505-00062.

SOLD


April 25, 2022

18kt. Baume & Mercier diamant MOA8698 77gr. (net), 0.35ct. tw. VS-GH. $7,000.00 CAD. e14627 501-00124

Since 1830, Baume & Mercier has been creating high-quality watches in Switzerland. By the late 1800s and early 1900s, the company had earned a reputation for making some very complicated watches, including minute repeaters that chimed out the time in a sonorous fashion that defied the size of the watch. Chronographs with calendars and tourbillon-equipped escapements were other specialties of Baume & Mercier. Casual and sporty watches have their place but a pretty “jewellery” watch offers the sort of luxurious look certain occasions call for. A watch like the B&M Diamant  MOA8698 shows off the ultimate in luxury in rich 18 karat yellow gold, twinkling diamonds set along the bezel edges, and a dial crafted from natural mother of pearl. The curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant and highly refractive when viewed off-axis adding to the sophisticated look. Dressy yes, but still quite functional. The white mother of pearl dial provides good contrast with the faceted tapered hands. For the sharp-sighted a tiny calendar window displays the day of the month at the 6:00 o’clock position. The case measures 22mm x 33mm and is decorated with a very interesting oval crown offset with a tiny diamond. Buying a name-brand 18 karat Swiss watch isn’t inexpensive, but that doesn’t mean it can’t have exceptional value. We thought it would be a fun exercise to determine the value of the gold alone used to create this watch. When the non-gold components were removed (except for the crystal) the watch weighed over 80 grams. We assume the crystal weighs around 2 grams leaving 78 grams of 18 karat gold, worth around $4,450.00 CAD (with gold priced at $2,370.00 CAD per ounce). 14 high-quality VS-GH round brilliant cut diamonds (0.35 carats total weight) have a wholesale value of around $455.00. Without considering the cost of the beautiful dial, and dozens of other parts used to manufacture this watch, there is close to $5,000.00 in raw material. It’s no wonder the retail price of this watch when new was around $15,000.00. This watch is in excellent condition. It only needed a fresh silver oxide battery and a light polishing of the gold case and bracelet to have it looking practically new. There is a very small scratch on the crystal over the 5 o’clock hour marker that doesn’t show up in any of these pictures. You’d likely never notice the minor blemish except under extreme scrutiny. The watch is running great, keeping excellent time, showing zero stretch or sag in the bracelet. It doesn’t come with any of its original documents or box. Including a 1-year complimentary warranty (prorated for 5-years) the watch is estate priced at $7,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14627  501-00124.

SOLD


Breitling Airwolf A78363 43.5mm $3,200.00 CAD. e11297

From the winged logo to the various aeronautical monikers found on their products it’s very pretty obvious Breitling have a strong connection to the world of aviation. They’ve been producing watches and chronographs since the late 1800s. They were the first to offer a chronograph/stopwatch feature in a wristwatch. The Airwolf A78363 combines a large easy to read analogue dial with multiple extra functions displayed on two large liquid crystal displays. Some of these additional features include a triple date calendar, 100 day countdown timer, split time chronograph capable of recording up to 100 days of elapsed time, dual time, local/dual time alarms, universal time display, audible confirmation signal. The only way to incorporate all these bonus features is by using an electronic module with the digital readouts. The energy efficient LCD windows can be completely turned off only showing extra information on demand. A large easy to read silver dial has been treated to bright luminous material on the hands and hour markers for extra visibility in low/no light conditions. The traditional features associated with the famous Navitimer can also be found on the Airwolf A78363. A smooth turning compass heading bezel with internal slide rule adds to the sporting theme. The slide rule provides numerous calculation possibilities useful in both aviation and general activities. According to the previous owner the watch was just serviced. At the time of service a brand new Breitling genuine crocodile brown strap was also installed. A very realistic looking jet engine turbine intake fan decorates the threaded case back completing the aeronautical inspiration of the Airwolf. The precision chronometer rated quartz movement is powered by a large, high capacity lithium battery that should last for around 3 years. The power cell is easy to access and change once the back is removed. At 43.5mm diameter this is a large watch but the leather strap keeps the overall weight down to a manageable 123 grams. Although the watch is lacking the instruction booklet the original guide can be downloaded here. Including a Breitling box and a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $3,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11297.


April 23, 2022

1977 Omega Seamaster 35mm 1660216 $1,300.00 CAD. e12919

Vintage design is big business these days. The classics are back, from automobiles to the latest clothing fashions, retro styling from some of the most respected brands is very popular today. This 1970s Omega Seamaster suited the well-dressed sporty gentleman over 40 years ago and today the reasonable 35mm size is perfect for a modern woman or man who appreciates classic design and has an eye for fashion that pushes the conservative norm without going over the top. Watches like this Gérald Genta design Seamaster are just plain cool. In the watch design world, the name Genta can be compared to the great fashion houses of Chanel, Gucci, and Versace. The beautiful “C’ shaped case is one of the all-time greats that has been imitated by many. Genta also designed watches for elite manufacturers like Patek Philippe, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Universal Geneve, and even Cartier. This is a fun watch that isn’t going to cost a year’s worth of mortgage payments but still turns heads. It can be worn with pride and will definitely strike up a watch conversation. The Omega design calibre 1012 is an in house build with a full 23 jewel count, modern for the era 28,800 frequency with hacking second hand and calendar display. The simple radial finish silver dial is subtle and traditional, blending perfectly with the brushed finish on the rest of the watch. The overall condition is very good showing little wear and no stretch in the 7 3/4 inch long signed bracelet. Working well with all functions operating as designed. The watch is reported to be a one-owner example showing little service over the past 4 decades. There are no visible repair etchings inside the case back. The watch comes with a complimentary one-year Bill Le Beouf Jewellers warranty. A complete technical revision of the automatic movement was completed by our master watchmaker in September 2020. The September 20th, 2020 Vibrograph report shows a gain rate of just 1 second per day. Retro/modern looks for the nostalgic price of only $1,300.00 CAD. Stock #e12919.


Ladies Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive with diamond dial & bezel WN131J 28.5mm $1,880.00 CAD. e13984

Who says a rugged every day, anywhere watch can’t look pretty too. The Tag Heuer can get the job done and look great doing it. Like many Tag Heuer watches this one is watertight to over 600 feet, which should be more than sufficient for a quick dip in the backyard pool or at your next exotic beach vacation. The lady’s models take their sporting nature seriously. They are equipped with a heavy gauge flip-lock buckle, threaded crown/case back, solid stainless steel construction, and a synthetic sapphire crystal to fend off almost any scratch producing impact. The one-way ratcheting bezel does lose some practical function as there is no obvious zero-minute index, but it is there if you look closely at the 12:000 o’clock bezel position in this image. The beautiful mother of pearl dial is decorated with 11 high-quality diamonds that serve as the hour markers. 35 additional diamonds on the bezel add up to plenty of bling and an estimated total weight of 0.60 carats. The diamonds are of very high VS-GH quality. The watch is in good condition but does show some scratches on the stainless-steel bracelet links and buckle. At some point the crystal must have come in contact with a diamond or something as hard as sapphire, as there are 2 scratches (6mm and 3mm) on the surface. The light-coloured dial helps conceal the scratches, going unnoticed except under scrutiny. The watch is running great and keeping excellent time. It comes with a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5 years). Estate priced at $1,880.00 CAD. Stock #e13984.


April 20, 2022

1966 Universal Geneve Compax 885103/01 “Evil Nina” $29,888.00 CAD. e14086

At the height of their popularity, Universal Geneve watches were considered among the best. They shared market space with Switzerland’s finest brands in the showcases of the world’s most exclusive retailers. They were distributed in North America alongside Petek Philippe by Henri Stern as a more affordable option. In France, Hermes handled the distribution for a period and proudly displayed their name alongside Universal Geneve on the dial. The 1970s and the advent of quartz technology marked a turning point for the Swiss watchmaking industry. Many great companies floundered, attempting to reinvent themselves with lower-priced battery-operated quartz models, striving to stay relevant in the new electronic world of watchmaking. From luxury, exclusive, niche market space to competing with Japanese brands like Seiko proved a disaster for many Swiss companies that had been around for over 100 years. By the time it was over, more than 50% of the people employed in the Swiss watch industry were unemployed. Universal Geneve was one such brand that eventually succumb to the competition and was bought out by Hong Kong holding company Stelux in the 1980s. Before their demise, they produced what have become some of the world’s most sought-after and collectible watches. The Compax line of chronographs are beautiful creations that utilized the same Valjoux 72 movement as 6 figure Rolex Daytonas. In fact, they even look quite similar with their striking “panda” dials. They are considered a poor man’s Daytona by many in the watch collecting community. While trading hands for a fraction of what similar period Daytonas do, they are no longer “inexpensive”. They have seen incredible price appreciation over the past number of years. While the 1960s and 70s Daytonas are easily sourced (I found over 200 on one website alone), there is only a handful of these Panda dial Compax models on the market. I couldn’t find even a single example of an early 885103/01, Mark 1 black dial anywhere. It is thought that less than 1000 of these were ever produced. Among watch enthusiasts, the sister, white dial Compax 885103/02 is known as the Nina. Nina Rindt was a Finnish model, daughter of race car driver Curt Lincoln and widow of Formula One champion Jochen Rindt. She was often seen trackside at her husband’s races wearing her white dial Compax on a thick leather bund strap, recording lap times. Jochen Rindt died tragically in a practice session before the 1970 Italian Grand Prix. With 5 wins in the first 9 races of the 1970 F1 season, Jochen’s points lead was large enough that no one was able to overtake him for the title. Today he is best remembered as being the only driver to posthumously win a Formula 1 championship. This macabre fact is part of the legend of the Universal Geneve Compax. Our “reverse panda” (white on black) has come to be known as the Evil Nina among collectors due to its dark dial. The black 885103/01 is the rarest of the rare when it comes to these models; who knows how many survived the sort of use sports chronographs are regularly subjected to. Our example is a first edition 1966 Mark 1 dial with skinny, blued steel register hands, and a silver applied U logo. We believe the watch to be 100% original, right down to the plastic crystal with an embossed logo, and signed crown. This watch likely sat in a drawer unworn for at least the last 30 years. When we received the watch, the 17 jewel Valjoux 72 was suffering from a damaged clutch wheel, making it difficult to wind and set. The rest of the movement was in perfect condition, looking like new. A fresh servicing and careful reassembly were all that was needed to prepare the watch for its next owner. Our February 2021 service may have been the first since the mid-1960s when the mechanism was assembled in Switzerland. We believe this is the nicest example currently on the market. The knurling on the crown is crisp and sharp. The pusher tubes show no corrosion. The flat black dial is completely blemish-free. The original plastic crystal displays some light surface scratches that can easily be polished away in only a minute or two. 3:00 o’clock tritium hour plot is missing and two others are slightly compromised but the Luminous material in the hands is fully intact. Case-back engraving is very legible, clearly showing the original machine engraved style and serial number. Aside from a few light surface scratches, the black tachymetre bezel scale is in remarkable shape for being 55 years old. Measuring 36mm the watch can be worn by anyone. The flat bezel makes it wear a little larger than the size suggests. We are fortunate to showcase this uber-rare Universal Geneve Compax and have it prepared for the next owner. We’ll likely never encounter another, especially in this sort of condition. From what we understand Nina Rindt is still alive and she still owns her white dial Compax, her sentimental example is not for sale. This is a watch for the serious collector looking for an unusual watch with a great story, and something far more rare than even an exotic dial Paul Newman Daytona. Including a one-year warranty, the original damaged clutch wheel, and vibrograph timing report, this rare watch is estate priced at $29,888.00 CAD. We are happy to ship this watch to most international destinations. Stock #e14086.


MontBlanc Star Chronograph 7104 44mm $3,3330.00 CAD. e14586

MontBlanc Star Chronograph 7104. Large 44mm diameter case. Like new condition, showing almost no evidence of use. Brand new OEM black alligator strap with fold-over deployment buckle. 12-hour chronograph Valjoux 7750, 25 jewel movement visible through the display back. 44mm stainless steel case. Beautiful guilloche silver dial with Art Deco-inspired Roman numeral hour markers. Luminous hands and markers. Comes with complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and original box. A lot of watch for the money. Estate price $3,333.00 CAD. Stock #e14586.


April 15, 2022

2002 Omega De Ville 4310.31.00 34.5mm quartz $2,000.00 CAD. e14634

Men’s wristwatches have only been popular since the mid-1940s. Before the end of World War II, most men preferred wearing pocket watches. Styles and technology have changed a lot over the past 75 years but a simple, circular, silver dial has always been a popular choice. A large face with a moderate 34.5mm diameter case makes for a watch that can be worn by anyone. If that case size sounds a bit small, have a look at it compared to a Rolex Datejust 36mm. The Omega actually has a larger dial because it lacks a thick heavy bezel, it wears a little larger than the size suggests. This quartz Omega from the early 2000s was marketed as a dressy, gentleman’s watch. At 5.8 thick, the low-profile watch is very comfortable, going almost unnoticed on your wrist. The brickwork bracelet is soft and flexible, conforming to every wrist contour. A sliding clasp buckle disappears into the bracelet for an uninterrupted finish. There is definitely something to be said for comfortable watches in this age of bulky sports watches that can’t even slide under a shirt cuff. Omega De Ville model 4310.31.00 has an 18 karat yellow gold bezel with gold capped links scattered throughout the bracelet. The watch is in link new condition and doesn’t appear to have been previously polished. There is no stretch or sag showing in the bracelet. The case and bracelet display only minor scuffs. All the adjustable links are included allowing the watch to fit a wrist size of up to 8 1/4 inches. While this is definitely a dress watch, it’s nice to have a calendar display and a second hand offering extra utility. Included with the purchase are the original, authorized agent warranty cards, plus an insurance appraisal from 2015. The watch is working perfectly and keeping excellent time. A complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years) will cover the new owner in case of any mechanical failure or premature servicing requirement. The watch is estate priced at $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14634.


April 14, 2022

MontBlanc Star Carbon Steel Quartz Chronograph 7046 $1,200.00 CAD. e9970

e9970-montblanc-star-canbon-steel-chronograph-7046-001 The design parallels between MontBlanc’s watches and their exquisite writing instruments are the key to their unique styles. Carbon fiber has been a popular accent on high end pens for the last 15 years so it comes as no surprise that this unique textile is the center piece of the Star XL Quartz Chrono. To further the homage to the high end writing culture that surrounds MontBlanc, the dial features calligraphy inspired luminous dial markers and stylized luminous hands. That eye catching dial is accented by the black on black check patterned Tachymeter bezel. A three register chronograph is highlighted with the signature MontBlanc star second hand. At 38mm in diameter model 7151 is more a medium despite its XL moniker. It features an anti- reflective, scratch resistant sapphire crystal, enameled Star crown, and stainless steel with threaded case back.e9970-montblanc-star-canbon-steel-chronograph-7046-002 The Swiss made quartz MontBlanc was purchased in 2009 and comes with inner and outer box, protective sleeve, paperwork, and warranty card from a Toronto area authorized dealer. The XL is in great condition, showing only minor signs of wear and is equipped with a brand new MontBlanc black leather strap. The watch is accompanied by a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate price $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e9970.e9970-montblanc-star-canbon-steel-chronograph-7046-003

 


April 13, 2022

MontBlanc Star UTC chronograph MB110590 $3,989.00 CAD. e9325

MontBlanc certainly makes some very stylish looking watches with classic design details. This 2015 Star chronograph epitomizes some great features that make it difficult to exactly pin down when this one was made. The rounded onion crown, large rose gold tone Arabic hour markers, and that beautiful guilloche silver dial are elements that pay homage to important watches from the past. At 42mm diameter, it wears large but not cumbersome, and because it lacks a thick bezel the dial can be pushed out close to the edge making for a very large legible face. If you like a watch with a fully documented pedigree this one has it all. Purchased new at the Yorkdale MontBlanc boutique in November of 2015 for $5,500.00 plus tax. The original bill of sale is included along with all the original packaging, warranty, product booklet, and even a MontBlanc shopping bag. The automatic 25 jewel Swiss made movement is running perfectly and is equipped with a 12 hour 3 register chronograph, calendar plus a 24 hour 2nd time zone display. The 2nd time zone feature can be set to any world time zone or it can be set to Coordinated Universal Time as per the UTC moniker. The original black alligator strap with deployment buckle is in like new condition. The highly polished stainless steel case displays just minor evidence of occasional careful use. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,989.00 CAD. Stock #e9325.

 


April 8, 2022

Ladies Patek Philippe Twenty-4 4910/11 & matching earrings $31,000.00 CAD (tax included). e14561

A Patek Philippe is truly a rare treat for us to showcase. The brand is considered by most as the pinnacle of Swiss watchmaking tradition and quality. Since 1839 PP & Co. have been handcrafting luxury watches for royalty, heads of state, business leaders, and the world’s aristocracy. In well over 60 years of business, I’d estimate only a dozen or so have passed through our estate department. Many of Patek Philippe’s creations are extremely understated, and many models have been in production for decades. Wearing any Patek instantly confirms your good taste and appreciation of the finer things in life. We are proud to present this model Twenty-4, in 18 karat rose gold. The line was introduced in 1999 as their first collection exclusively designed for women. The obvious Art-Deco inspiration has always been popular with those who admire classic geometric design and contrast. The company describes the Twenty-4 as “a stylish companion for the life of modern, active women, at any time of day or night.” Our model 4910/11 is a one-owner example that has been regularly worn by a long-time customer of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. We have elected to leave the watch in its current unpolished and original condition. The watch displays signs and evidence of life enjoyed, with scuffs and minor scratches on the case and bracelet. It would be an easy job for our expert onsite goldsmiths to refinish the case to the original gleaming highly polished finish if you wish. We’ll always leave it up to you whether to leave watches original or restore the finish to like new. The Twenty-4 is still a current offering with a dial change to Arabic numerals and deletion of the diamond hour markers. The setting crown on the new model is simply adorned with the corporate logo, whereas our original design comes with a 0.05 carat diamond. The current MSRP of the Twenty-4 4910/1201R-001 comes in at a cool $54,600.00 CAD plus sales tax. Our watch comes with a no-charge jewellery bonus of a pair of Patek Philippe 18 karat gold diamond and sapphire earrings. These earrings contain 60 small round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weigh 0.01 carat each. The diamonds are contrasted by 12 bezel set blue sapphires on the edges. Needless to say, the diamonds and sapphires on these 16.3-gram earrings are of only the finest quality. If you’re looking for a pair of these earrings on the secondary market, expect to see asking prices well above $10,000.00. They come included for no extra charge with the purchase of the watch. The watch is powered by Patek’s proprietary quartz movement, calibre E15. This 6 jewel mechanism is functioning flawlessly and keeping excellent time. A fresh Swiss battery was installed when this photo was taken. It should come as no surprise that this watch is powered by an electronic movement. Patek Philippe were pioneers in quartz technology more than 60 years ago. Their precise mechanisms are finished to the same impeccable standards as the mechanical movements. The 25.5mm wide watch weighs in at a substantial 123.9 grams including the 6 adjustable sizing links. Both the watch and earrings come with their original inner/outer boxes, and complete paperwork and original invoices. The pillow and liner of the box’s finish are deteriorating and flaking off. One of the earring’s spring-loaded Omega backs is loose and should be tightened. The watch and earrings are being sold as a set only for the estate price of $31,000.00 CAD (tax included). We are happy to export duty-free to most international destinations. Stock #e14561.

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April 7, 2022

Vintage Hamilton Cocktail watch 0.37ct. tw. SI-IJ, 13.5gr. net. $2,000.00 CAD. e14633 501-00126

Mechanical watches fell out of favor as self-winding automatics and battery-powered movements were developed. Both options were superior to the finicky mechanical movements that required daily winding to maintain the correct time. But, let’s be honest, this is not a watch. Even when it was originally purchased sometime in the 1940s it wasn’t being purchased as a timepiece, it was a diamond bracelet that also displayed time. With a dial measuring only 10.0mm x 8.5mm you’d be hard-pressed to get an accurate reading anyway. This vintage Hamilton statement piece is solid 14 karat white gold and focuses on soft marquise shapes for a delicate nature-inspired aesthetic. The 3.3mm wide tennis bracelet features a single diamond per link widening to the 14.3mm case. All told the watch is hand set with 48 round brilliant and round single cut diamonds equalling approximately 0.37 carats together. The diamonds are all of VS-SI-IJ quality and sparkle brightly within their frames of mirror-finished white gold. The bracelet is secured with a double-locking clasp with two length adjustment positions and a clasping safety chain. The piece is accompanied by a 2002 appraisal that overestimates the total carat weight and underestimates the quality. The 70+ year watch is running well and estate priced for $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #501-00125  e14633.


April 4, 2022

Tag Heuer Link WJF1319 27mm with diamonds $4,100.00 CAD. e11831

The line between watch and jewellery becomes quite blurred with the Tag Heuer Link WJF1319. Sure it tells time, has a useful calendar and second hand, but it’s also super shiny with diamonds. A beautiful iridescent mother of pearl dial trimmed with beautiful round brilliant cut diamonds bead set directly into the 316l stainless steel bezel. When it comes to pretty, plus more than capable it’s hard to beat Tag Heuer’s more refined and thoughtfully designed “Link” series. The look has become iconic to the brand. The basic style goes way back over 30 years to the original Sports Elegance line from 1987. Although Tag Heuer have tweaked the shape here and there, the Link is instantly recognizable as successor of the “S/el”.  It’s look can only be described as a Tag Heuer. Mimicked by many lesser brands over the years but there can only be one original. At 27mm diameter it is not the largest ladies watch but it certainly isn’t tiny. The beautiful white mother of pearl dial and thin bezel make for a watch that looks a bit bigger than the measurement suggests. It’s hard to believe that a lady’s Rolex Datejust is only 1mm smaller in diameter. Refined details set this watch apart from the crowd as the true luxury product it is. Only VVS-FG or better quality diamonds serve as twinkling hour marking beacons and then of course there is the beautiful pastel coloured rainbow mother of pearl dial. 63 round brilliant cut diamonds add just under half a carat of bling according to the precious stone certificate supplied by Tag Heuer. An integrated locking buckle keeps everything securely in place. There isn’t a sharp edge to be found anywhere on the watch. From the curved synthetic sapphire crystal to gently contoured crown guards, it’s a subtle exercise in timekeeping comfort. Overall condition is excellent. Every component on the watch and bracelet have been lightly polished to an all bright finish as was the case from the factory when delivered new. It was originally purchased right here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in 2007. Keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed courtesy of the high precision Swiss quartz movement. A few years ago when this watch was current it carried a retail price of $4,600.00 USD. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and the original box set the watch is estate priced at $4,100.00 CAD. Stock number e11831.


Tag Heuer Limited Edition Jack Heuer Autavia CBE2111. $5,500.00 CAD. e11999

Jack Heuer is the great-grandson of company founder Edouard Heuer, who established the company back in 1885. Jack Heuer was instrumental in designing one of the world’s most renowned wrist chronographs in 1963, the Carrera. The Autavia is a model that goes much further back into Heuer’s history. In the 1930s Heuer developed a dashboard timer that could be used both in automobiles as well as in aircraft. The name Autavia is derived from AUTomobile and AVIAtion. The Autavia moniker was revived in 1962 when Jack Heuer launched the first new watch while the company was under his direction. To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Jack’s birth, Tag Heuer introduced a limited-edition tribute watch that was highly influenced by the original 1962 version. The new edition was limited to just 1932 pieces worldwide. Our example is number 0083/1932. It was purchased by the one and only previous owner at European Jewellers Toronto in December 2017. It has been only lightly worn since that time. It displays some minor surface scratches on the buckle, case, and bracelet. The completely high polished finish can be fully restored within an hour by one of our onsite technicians if you wish. With a worldwide run of fewer than 2000 pieces, these watches were almost completely spoken for before they hit the showcases of authorized agents. A perfect condition 227-page hardcover book documenting the history of the Autavia is part of this limited edition package. This rare book is in perfect condition, its spine isn’t even creased. A book like this is a must for any vintage watch enthusiast. The watch is powered by Tag Heuer’s in house manufactured Tag-Heuer calibre 02. This 33 jewel automatic winding certified chronometer mechanism has a generous 75-hour power reserve while running at an industry standard 28,800 cycles per hour. When this watch was available it carried a price of $6,050.00 in the U.S.A and $7,200.00 in Canada. We may never see another one of these rare watches again. Originally purchased through an authorized agent; this is not a grey market import, it benefits from the full support of the factory warranty. Comes complete with all the original packaging, booklet, instructions, bill of sale for $7,200.00 plus tax, and even the outside cardboard box sleeve displaying style and serial number. This all-original, excellent condition estate example is priced at $5,500.00 CAD including our complimentary 1-year warranty. Stock #e11999.

 

 


18kt. white gold IWC Engenieur 323304 42.5mm (rare watch) $12,240.00 CAD. e14575

IWC 323304 Engenieur, rare watch, solid 18 karat white gold, 42.5mm diameter, 18 karat IWC signed buckle, serviced in Switzerland January 2019 through Royal de Versailles Toronto, all documents and original boxes included (warranty card not endorsed or dated). Like new condition, working great, comes with complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Weighs 135 grams including a new IWC crocodile strap. Estate price $12,240.00. Stock #e14575


April 2, 2022

1969 lady’s Omega 511.314 18.3mm on 17.5gr. 18kt. bracelet $1,750.00 CAD. e14286

Buy this 18 karat gold bracelet and get a free Omega watch. That’s really the way to view this vintage watch/bracelet combination. To the previous owner, this watch must have been a treasured possession. When new in 1969 this was the entry-level Omega. Small case size of just over 18mm diameter, simple 17 jewel calibre 485 hand-wind movement, and 20-micron gold plated case would have kept the price somewhat affordable. At some point, over the past 50 years, the original leather strap was replaced with this 18 karat yellow gold flexible mesh-style bracelet. This would have been a very expensive accessory even when gold was much less expensive than today. If you were to purchase an 18 karat bracelet like this today, expect to pay at least $2,000.00 (likely more). The bracelet alone weighs 17.5 grams and is equipped with a rather complicated to make hinged buckle with flip-lock safety clasp mechanism. The bracelet and watch are both in excellent condition. The champagne dial is free from any sort of stains or smudges, the signed winding crown appears original as does the Ω logo embossed crystal. The petite watch and bracelet will accommodate a wrist size of up to 16.5cm. Omega model 511.314 watches alone can easily sell for $500.00 on a basic leather strap. Including a complimentary 1-year warranty, this watch with upgraded 18 karat gold bracelet is estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e14286.


April 1, 2022

Cartier Tank Francaise Automatic 2564 W5101755 30mm x 36mm $5,600.00 CAD e14565

Cartier’s Tank watches have been part of their collection for over 100 years. The first Tank model was introduced in 1917. The rectangular case was designed by Louis Cartier and was inspired by the shape of the Renault FT-17 military tank. Until the introduction to Cartier’s tank, almost every watch ever produced by every manufacturer was round. Producing a different shape in the traditional watchmaking world was rather revolutionary for Cartier. The famous French brand is credited for helping bring the watch out of the pocket and onto the wrist with designs such as the Tank. Our latest Cartier estate watch is the Tank Francaise automatic. The Francaise was introduced in 1996 and is most often seen in smaller sizes on stainless steel or two-tone bracelet. In more than 20 years of production, reference 2564 or W5101755 is likely the most uncommon. From what we know, this model was only produced for one year in 2002. Very few of these turn up on the secondary market. The 2564 is the largest Francaise at 30mm x 36mm. While certainly not large by modern standards, the diagonal measurement of 45mm looks just fine on a slender gentleman’s wrist. A brand new, original Cartier black alligator strap ($400.00) was just fitted to the lightly refinished case. The watch looks almost perfect, just a few light scuffs and dings can be seen on the polished and brushed edges. Classic Cartier touches like the beautiful guilloche silver dial, black Roman numerals, blued-steel hands, and blue cabochon crown are all here. The microprint Cartier in the 7:00 marker can be seen with some magnification. The infinitely adjustable strap is secured by a stainless steel fold-over deployment buckle. This rare Cartier is running great. The automatic mechanism with calendar and second hand is keeping excellent time. It was fully serviced in March 2022 by our master watchmaker including water resistance vacuum/pressure testing. The electronic Vibrograf report shows an exceptional rate of just +1 second per day. Comes with the original endorsed warranty and documents from Royal de Versailles Toronto along with the cardboard box flap with Cartier label and product numbers. Including a complementary warranty, the watch is estate priced at $5,600.00. Stock #e14565.

On hold for N.T.

 

 

 


March 25, 2022

Piaget 18kt. quartz 23mm 80131K61 93.4gr. $7,500.00 CAD. e14343

Piaget is one of the high-end brands from Switzerland. They don’t have the name recognition of Rolex, Cartier, Breitling, Omega, etc., but to anyone familiar with luxury Swiss watchmaking the name Piaget conjures up images of very stylish, thin, dressy watches, with minimalist displays and perhaps a few diamonds on the dial or case. The Piaget Polo and Dancer models in the 1980s and 90s were the watches of choice for the rich and famous. They were at the opposite end of the design spectrum when compared to the large, thick, automatic models from Rolex. The majority of Piaget’s production was advanced electronic quartz movements. Often their watches measured less than 5mm thick. In 1960, The Guinness Book of World records recognized the calibre 12P as the thinnest automatic movement in the world (at the time) measuring just 2.3mm thick! Today, Piaget makes a complete mechanical watch that is only 2mm thick. This is a company with much technical skill. They produced a quartz perpetual calendar displaying the correct date for months of the year that didn’t have 31 days, it even adjusted the date display for February 29th in a leap year, all while keeping time within a few seconds per month. Even the movement in our latest estate offering is somewhat unique. With a tiny twist in the 1st setting position, the hands advance or go back exactly one hour automatically. In the second setting position, the same twist results in a one-minute advance or delay. All this is accomplished by means of the internal electronic step motor (there is no direct linkage from the crown to the hands). Seeing the hands move quickly on their own makes the watch appear haunted. We feel this watch dates from the heyday of Piaget sales in the mid to late 1980s or early 1990s. It is in excellent overall condition appearing to be unpolished. There are light scratches on the case, bracelet, and buckle. Being constructed from solid 18 karat gold, these imperfections can easily be removed if you wish. The synthetic sapphire crystal doesn’t show even the smallest scuff. The champagne dial with a radial finish is perfect, with no stains, scuffs, scratches, or blemishes of any kind. Likewise is the condition on the faceted dauphine hands. The previous owner took great pride wearing the watch and was careful with its use. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers has been maintaining it for over 3 decades, changing the cell every few years, with just 1 full service in the past. At 23mm wide and 8 inches long this watch could be worn by a man or woman. Weighing well over 93 grams (gross weight) this watch has a sensational feeling on the wrist. Each of the 25 links is double-jointed resulting in a bracelet that conforms to every contour of your wrist. The watch was only worn for special occasions and shows little to no wear in any of the links. Included with the purchase is a period-correct Piaget brochure showing the upgraded black onyx/diamond dial version that bears the same model number 80131K61. More than 30 years ago the onyx/diamond example had a price of $22,900.00 CAD, we imagine our model must have sold for at least $20,000.00 CAD. The watch is looking great, running well, and keeping excellent time. We are happy to include a complimentary 1-year warranty for the next owner. Estate priced at $7,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14343.


Breitling Chronomat B13050.1 39mm $2,800.00 CAD. e14624

We love the clean white dial with large Arabic hour markers. The bright white face has the effect of making this watch look a little larger than the 39mm case size suggests. White is always a refreshing dial colour in a world of black dial sports watches; not to mention it allows any colour strap option when the time comes for replacement. The Chrono Cockpit B13050.1 is a more than capable sport, it’s a  watch that could be worn by almost anyone. At 39mm it is not so big that it couldn’t be worn by a woman looking for something a little more than just an oversized Michael Kors fashion watch. The completely high polish stainless steel case is accented with 18 karat bezel rider studs and definitely hard not to notice. Furnished inside the 200-meter water-resistant case is the very competent Valjoux 7750. This steadfast movement has been the benchmark for automatic chronographs since the early 1970s. Breitling watchmakers have modified the base calibre to higher standards than the basic calibre. A one-way rotating timer bezel is very handy when split-second timing isn’t required. A very small tachymeter scale on the chapter ring allows an extra unit per hour calculator function but only if you have extra-sharp vision. The folding deployment buckle is an upgrade as this watch would normally be delivered with a simple tang-type buckle. This buckle extends the strap life as well as makes the watch much more difficult to drop when taking it on and off. The genuine Breitling alligator strap is showing wear but is still intact and usable. The watch is running well and keeping time with all functions working as designed. Overall condition is very good, we feel this watch has never been polished or refinished. The bezel accents are solid 18 karat yellow gold with a gold plated crown and chronograph buttons. Many times the crown and buttons display their age with thin or worn areas of plating; we’re happy to report the crown and pushers on this watch look like new. All functions and features are operating as designed. This watch includes a complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5-years). Estate priced at $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e14624.


Omega Seamaster Polaris 18kt. & titanium 396.1222 $5,000.00 CAD. e5990

e5990.1 Omega Polaris day date 396.1220 18 karat titaniumThis is another watch I really like. I have never seen one of these before. It’s 18 karat gold with a titanium bezel insert and bracelet centre sections. It is on the small side measuring 31.5mm in diameter and would fit well on the man with a thinner wrist or a lady that wants something a little bigger. It will fit a wrist size of close to 8 inches as the bracelet and case measure 20cm long. The watch weighs 88 grams in total and looks like it was only worn on special occasions. Comes with its original box and most paperwork in excellent condition. Swiss made Omega calibre 1444 quartz movement that powers the watch is working perfectly keeping excellent time. The two small extra hands on the dial display the day of the week along with the day of the months. The 49019121 serial number places production from approximately 1986. Estate price including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is $5,000.00 CAD. Stock #e5990.


March 24, 2022

2003 Vacheron Constantin 81000 Malte Grande Classique 36mm. $15,000.00 CAD. e6056

In over 60 of business, we had very few opportunities to offer a Vacheron Constantin through our estate department. VC is one of the most respected of all the high-end luxury Swiss brands, with a history going back to the mid-1700s. They are considered one of the holy trinity among Swiss brands along with Audemars Piquet and Patek Philippe. These three brands occupy the ultra-high-end space when it comes to luxury Swiss watch manufacturers. This timeless design is from the Malte Grande Classique collection model 81000/000G-9107 and had a retail price of over $14000.00 USD close to 20 years ago. The solid 18 karat white gold case measures 36mm diameter and features a beautiful hand-wind chronometer grade movement visible through the clear case back. An engraved silver guilloche dial displays only the necessary information to tell the time. The watch comes with an endorsed warranty card from Royal De Versailles dated October 2003. The original dark brown crocodile strap is in fair condition, showing significant wear, and comes with a signed 18 karat white gold buckle. The white gold case displays signs of use in the form of scratches and scuffs but remains good to very good condition. Comes with endorsed paperwork from Royal de Versailles (October 2003), and a signed leather travel pouch. Included with purchase is a complimentary 1-year warranty. Estate priced at $15,000.00 CAD. Stock #e6056.


March 20, 2022

Graham Silverstone Time Zone GMT 2TZAS B02A $3,000.00 CAD. e11596

How can you call yourself a watch collector if you only have a Rolex or two and maybe a Tag or an Omega? A collection is about variety and having something different is a great way to diversify a collection. Graham watches are a smaller company whose inspiration and namesake was English master watchmaker George Graham, who manufactured pocket watches and lived in London England. Modern Graham watches are a combination of English tradition and Swiss watchmaking talent. As far as Graham watches go the Silverstone GMT is one of the more basic designs. A quick perusal of the Graham website reveals some rather off the wall and complicated designs including a tourbillon and large chronographs models. The GMT is a great looking 42mm watch with a very purposeful design. The carbon fiber dial with white luminous hands and Arabic hour markers are very easy on the eyes. The bold Arabic numerals appear to be floating over the weave of the carbon fiber. A Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) function allows a second time zone to be simultaneously displayed in a 24 format displayed with the large red pointed hand and outer 24 hour bezel. This feature is very handy for the world traveler or pilot who needs to keep track of universal time plus local time. Powering the watch is a modified ETA 2893-2 21 jewel Swiss made automatic movement visible through the display back. A screw-down case back and threaded crown allows for a watch resistance rating of 160 feet. I’m not sure of production numbers but this is a very rare watch. It’s almost impossible to find the exact same or even similar models available on the secondary market. The very low serial number of 379 suggests not many were produced. This example has been very rarely worn It sat mostly in its original box since 2013. The original owner bought it but could never get his head around wearing an “expensive” watch. He finally decided it should go to someone who wasn’t afraid to wear it and use it as intended. Comes complete with original inner/outer box, instructions, endorsed warranty card (Bandiera Jewellers Woodbridge Ontario), and insurance appraisal. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers performed a full overhaul of the movement in the fall of 2019. The watch easily passed vacuum/pressure testing after the service. A vibrograf accuracy report from the service is included. The original price for this watch was $4,840.00 CAD. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e11596.


2011 Tag Heuer AquaRacer Chronograph CAF101E 43mm. $1,600.00 CAD. e14461

Many guys aspire to own a high end luxury Swiss watch, it’s something in our DNA. However, the realities of life and budgets sometimes get in the way for a while. Dropping 5 figures on your Holy Grail timepiece is sometimes out of reach. A good quality estate watch can be the stepping stone to your ultimate timepiece. A Tag Heuer Aquaracer makes a great starting point. You can take advantage of the significant discount compared to buying brand new, plus you can have confidence in our one-year mechanical warranty (prorated to 5 years) offered on all of our estate watches. When you’ve saved a little bit more we’re always happy to take nice watches like this back on trade. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer CAF101E makes a great gateway watch for anyone who thinks they would enjoy such a luxury item. Tag Heuer is one of the great Swiss brands with a sporting history going back to 1860. This large 43mm watch is a very capable timekeeper with all the features you could hope for in a sports watch. Water resistant to 300 meters, screw down crown/case back, synthetic sapphire crystal, luminous hands/markers, one way ratcheting bezel timer, all stainless steel construction, 30 minute chronograph timer (with lap time feature), an extra large date display, heavy solid link bracelet with locking buckle and divers extension. The Swiss made quartz movement should keep reliable time within a few seconds per month. This watch last had a USD retail price of $2,250.00. This one owner example was recently traded in for a Rolex Sea-Dweller. It comes complete with the original bill of sale, a service receipt from 2018, inner/outer boxes, booklets, and an endorsed warranty card from a Tag Heuer authorized agent. The watch was used every day under all conditions and is in good condition. It is showing some scratches, scuffs, and dings on the edges. Unlike a brand new watch, you don’t need to worry about the first time you brush up against something accidentally.  It is running great with all the functions operating as designed. Including our complimentary warranty, the watch is estate priced at $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14461.

 


March 18, 2022

Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne DM2076C $3,300.00 CAD. e8181

I can’t think of a more feature packed watch than the Ball Engineer Hydrocarbon Airborne (it’s got quite the moniker too). It’s also one of the most overbuilt watches out there. Where do I begin…. The bracelet is secured to the case by 8 countersunk screws. Each of the adjustable sizing links is removable by a screw (just like a Rolex) not a rivet to be seen. Black ceramic one-way ratcheting minute timer bezel. Threaded case back with guarded threaded crown incorporating an ingenious extra pushbutton release hinged cover. Double fold-over locking buckle each offering half an inch of independent diver extension. The hands and applied dial markers glow with luminous pigment encapsulated in tiny glass tubes. Beautiful black guilloche dial. Ball didn’t stop at just the case bracelet and dial details. Housed inside the 120-meter water resistant case beats a Swiss-made ETA calibre 2836-2 that’s been modified and adjusted to chronometer grade. They’ve also incorporated a proprietary upgrade to the balance spring protecting it from shocks. A cool computer-animated YouTube video of the Spring LOCK system can be seen here. Ball watches have been around since 1891. They were a major manufacturer of high quality high precision pocket watches in the United Stated. They were instrumental in setting standards of accuracy to be observed by all railroads in order to avoid disasters. Before electronic timekeeping technology, railroad grade watches all had to be within 30 seconds of the precise time. This was quite an accomplishment for the late 1800s. This large 43.5mm, heavy watch is in great condition, coming complete with an extra rubber strap, original box, warranty card, user manual on CD, and our 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $3,300.00 CAD. Stock #e8181.

 


Glashutte Senator Navigator Chronograph 39-34-17-17-04 $8,160.00 CAD.

e9299.3 Glashutte Senator Navigator Chronograph 39-34-17-17-04Not exactly a household name in Canada but this luxury brand has been around for over 150 years. If you’re looking for a rugged high-end chronograph and don’t want one of the typical “flashy” brands, consider this Glashutte. If you appreciate amazing little details that to the casual observer go unnoticed take a closer look at this one. 44mm of pure function. Large black dial with white luminous hands and markers offering excellent visibility in all lighting conditions.e9299.2 Glashutte Senator Navigator Chronograph 39-34-17-17-04 Powering the Senator Navigator is an over-engineered 51 jewel manufactured in-house movement known as the calibre 39. The beautifully finished chronograph movement is topped off with a rotor rim made from 22 karat gold. Not only does the gold rim look pretty is serves a practical function. A heavy mass on the outside allows the rotor itself to be smaller and more efficient. The movement is visible through the display case back.e9299 Glashutte Senator Navigator Chronograph 39-34-17-17-04 Model 39-34-17-17-04 was purchased in New York City in 2010. At that time it came with a retail price of $8,600.00 USD. It comes complete with all packaging, instructions, warranty card, and even a wooden loupe so you can examine the fine details. This watch was returned to the factory for service in the summer of 2017. The original receipt detailing the service; including a new leather strap, new hands, and other small miscellaneous items totaled over $1,500.00 CAD. A new 20mm black leather Hirsch strap was just fitted replacing the signed Glasutte navy blue strap. A one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty completes the package. Estate priced at $8,160.00 CAD. Stock #e9299.e9299.1 Glashutte Senator Navigator CHronograph 39-34-17-17-04

 


March 17, 2022

18kt. Aureus watch, 51.5gr. (net weight), 0.90ct. tw. VS-H diamond bezel & lugs. $4,900.00 CAD. e14507

If this 18 karat gold watch was just a simple chain or bracelet of the same weight, it would be an excellent value at only $95.14 per gram. But this is a complicated Italian/Swiss-made watch, hand set with 82 round brilliant cut diamonds of high VS-H quality with a total estimated weight of 0.90 carats. This is really more a piece of jewellery that also can tell time. The beautiful white mother of pearl dial displays only the Aureus logo and some fine black text, no hour/minute markers, or even a second hand. The pearl dial and hinged lugs are pave set with sparkling diamonds. The flexible link bracelet measures 15.8mm wide and will accommodate a wrist size of up to 6 3/4 inches. A concealed double folding white gold clasp provides a more secure method of closure compared to the same design in yellow gold. Timekeeping duties are performed by an ultra accurate ETA Swiss Quartz movement with a freshly installed battery that should last at least a couple of years. The completely solid construction is of Italian design and was manufactured to a very high standard. Keeping great time and comes complete with a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5-years). Included with the watch is a July 2010 GemScan Certificate of Evaluation stating a replacement value of $4,500.00. The important thing to consider with this 11-year-old document is that gold has appreciated over 75% since then. The diamond bracelet/watch is estate priced at $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #e14507.


March 15, 2022

Tissot Navigator World Time Chronometer 42mm T078.641.16.037.00. $1,500.00 e14623

If you’re a watch person and already have a sports model, a chronograph, and a classic dress piece, this is something that might interest you. Tissot’s 160th Anniversary Navigator “World Time”. World time watches are nothing new, but the price of this one is especially appealing considering what you get. Not only does this watch display all 24 international time zones and associated cities, but it is a limited edition certified chronometer. For those not familiar with a chronometer, it describes a watch mechanism that has undergone independent testing to ensure it runs with an accuracy of plus 6 to minus 4 seconds per day. This may not seem impressive by modern satellite radio-controlled standards, but for a tiny mechanical analog watch movement, it is a significant achievement. Powering the watch is a 21 jewel ETA 2893-3 with an integrated world timer module you’ll only find in a brand from the Swiss powerhouse manufacturer The Swatch Group. This is a watch with vintage stylings appropriate for a watch made to celebrate 160 years of watchmaking history. Blued-steel hands display the local time in traditional 12-hour format and the other 23 time zones are displayed by a 24-hour display on the outer dial chapter ring. 11 Arabic even numbers alternate with 12 arrowhead hour markers. The finishing touch vintage Tissot signature logo decorates the dial in the 6:00 position. No calendar and just a sweep second hand keep the dial as purposeful as possible. At 43mm diameter, the watch is a little larger than most. Despite the added complication of a world timer feature the entire thickness manages to stay well nicely under 10mm. The clear case back display window reveals the business end of the chronometer movement. The 43mm stainless steel case is perfect, big enough to display all the information, yet small enough to be comfortable and pass at your next dressy event. A high-quality alligator grain strap with a deployment buckle finishes off the luxury details. Overall condition is excellent. It appears to have only been worn a few times. With much scrutiny, you can find the odd scuff on the case and just the slightest evidence of wear on the buckle. The watch remains in its original unpolished condition. It comes complete with documents, certificates, dated/endorsed warranty card (Oct. 2016), chronometer certificate, product hangtags, commemorative box, and more. Including a 1-year warranty, the watch is estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14623.


Vintage 14kt. Movado, 17 jewel, 25.5mm, $850.00 CAD. e14412

Movado like many Swiss watch manufacturers was established in the late 1800s. They first began producing watches in the town of La Chaux-de-faunds Switzerland, the birthplace of numerous high-quality watch brands. Also like many other Swiss brands, mergers and alliances formed over the years. After the quartz revolution of the 1970s, many Swiss brands disappeared or were bought merged with others companies. In the 1980s Movado was purchased by North American Watch, later changing its name to The Movado Group. The less is more philosophy has been a Movado look since the introduction of the Museum watch in the 1940s. A large dot at 12:00 on the face symbolized the sun, the single index was the only reference marker on the entire dial. These watches soon defined the brand to this day are look that personifies the brand. Our latest estate watch is also the typical less is more Movado. We feel the vintage model dates from the early 1960s. It features a champagne dial lacking any hour or minute markers. The 25.5mm square case features an engine-turned bezel similar to those found on some Rolex. 12 polished raised indexes on the bezel indicate the hours, for minute interpretation I’m afraid you’re on your own. The watch has no seconds hand or calendar display, it is a watch in its most basic form. The case is made from solid 14 karat yellow gold. Including the plastic crystal, the case weighs 10.9 grams (without movement). Timekeeping duties are taken care of by a hand-wind, 17 jewel movement, shock protected movement. While not chronometer rated the movement is still high quality and nicely finished. It has been timed and adjusted in 2 different positions for accuracy. The original winding crown still displays the embossed Movado logo. The radial finish champagne dial is in very good condition but does display minor staining and a couple of small “beauty marks”. The watch is running well and keeping good time. It is fitted with an 18mm soft black leather strap. If you’d like a different style/colour strap we will include one of your choice from our large inventory of options at no extra charge. The watch comes with a one-year warranty for the estate price of $850.00 CAD. Stock #e14412.


Ulysse Nardin Maxi Marine Blue Surf Limited Edition 263-36 43mm $7,500.00 CAD. e14585

There are so many fantastic watches available. Many with rich histories going back more than a century. In fact, more than a few Swiss brands have been producing timing devices for longer than there have even been wristwatches. It’s too bad so few brands get the notoriety they deserve in North America. Ulysee Nardin is certainly worthy of consideration to anyone looking for an amazing watch with a great history of producing some amazing timepieces. They have a history going back to the mid-1800s. The company was famous for building some of the world’s most accurate marine chronometers. Before there was electronic timing equipment these highly accurate wind up time timekeepers were an essential tool for celestial navigation on the open sea. Accuracy wasn’t a luxury, it was a life or death necessity. Before the digital world of GPS positioning, knowing where you were, relied on precise time, a clear star-filled sky, a sextant, and quite a lot of operator skill. Developing incredibly accurate ships clocks was a daunting task given the environment they operated in. Accurate time was an essential factor for knowing where you were in the vast open oceans. In keeping with their nautical timing history, the Ulysse Nardin Maxi-Marine offers all the features one would expect from a rugged and durable divers watch. Super tough stainless steel case construction water resistant to over 600 feet. A threaded crown screws into the case ensuring moisture stays out and the time isn’t accidentally changed. Large bright luminous hands and markers make time interpretation virtually instantaneous. The usual calendar and second hand feature add some useful functions. A feature not seen often on automatic watches is the power reserve display located at 12:00. This circular dial acts similar to a fuel gauge displaying how much of the approximately 60 hour power supply is remaining. A unidirectional timer bezel is a useful feature for serious divers or the average guy who just needs to time a parking meter or barbequed steak. The surf logo, special wave dial distinguish the 263-36 limited edition from other Maxi Marine models. This watch is number 106 of just 1846 pieces made. A folding titanium locking buckle keeps the blue rubber strap secure and adds a modern look to the 43mm diameter watch. A transparent sapphire case back window proudly displays the mechanical marvel powering the Maxi Marine.  This is in very good condition, the bezel shows scuffs and the anti-reflective coating applied to the sapphire crystal displays some minor scratches. This coating is easily removed and the bezel can be tidied up too. Comes with a beautiful wood box, outer box, and a complimentary 1-year warranty. It’s working great, keeping excellent time with every function working as designed. The watch is estate priced at $7,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14585.

 


March 7, 2022

2020 Breitling Premier B01 Centenary Bentley AB01181A1Q1X1 42mm $9,990.00 CAD. e14201

Breitling has captured my heart with this commemorative Premier B01. In recent years Breitling watches have moderated in size with designs that actually fit human-sized wrists. At 42mm diameter, this watch is still on the large side, and lacking a thick rotating bezel it looks a bit bigger still, but on your wrist, the size is diminished. The turned-down lugs contour the wrist, and the polished bevel wraps around the lugs, taking away a sharp corner. The Premier B01 was introduced a few years ago as a tribute to past designs. The classic dial layout with simple hands and markers never grows old. The raised sapphire crystal looks like something vintage and plastic. Even the oversized crown with deep knurls and square chronograph control buttons looks like they came off a manually wound chronograph from the 1940s or 50s. What’s inside the 100-meter water-resistant case is thoroughly modern. The proprietary 41 jewel B01 column-wheel chronograph movement is the first ever in-house design for Breitling, and it’s one of the best around. It is so good in fact that Rolex uses this movement in their Tudor Chronograph and renamed it the calibre MT5813. This watch is one of only a thousand produced to commemorate Bentley automobile’s 100th anniversary in 2019. Bentley was the preferred automobile of Willy Breitling in the 1940s. Eventually, Breitling watches would become a major sponsor for Bentley during racing events. The sporty luxury watches and sporty exclusive cars have mutually benefited from their long association. An engraved Bentley plaque is screwed on the case edge that helps to protect the bezel edge. The engine turned pattern is done in the same style as the dashboard on some competition Bentleys. My favorite feature of the Centenary B01 is the natural burl elm dial. This wooden dial is different than any we’ve seen before. It was left completely natural without the common thick lacquered finish. Beautiful grain patterns and textures were completely left alone. Natural cavities and surface anomalies are different on every dial in the limited edition run. Text and individually applied markers are printed and placed over whatever knots or imperfections mother nature left behind. The thick, quilted brown leather strap blends perfectly with the dial. This combination is far more handsome than bracelet-equipped versions. The strap is secured with a clever deployment buckle that looks like a simple tang design when closed. This watch was purchased new in Canada in the September of 2020 at a Canadian authorized Breitling agent. It is in perfect condition showing no signs of wear. There are still some protecting plastic stickers on the inside of the buckle. The watch comes complete with all packaging, documentation, and tags that originally came with it. The international electronic warranty will cover the next owner until the late summer of 2025. This is a watch we will likely not ever see another example of. This watch was limited in production to only 1000 examples. It is available for the estate price of $9,990.00 CAD. Stock #e14201.


March 4, 2022

2006 Omega Seamaster 300 Chronograph 2589.30 U.S. Special Edition $3,995.00 CAD. e13587

The tone-on-tone silver look is a sophisticated choice and is seen often on watches like a Rolex Datejust but seeing silver dial on a modern Omega Seamaster Professional is very rare and unusual. Seamaster Professionals are almost always seen with either black or blue dials and very occasionally white. Too bad this watch was limited for sale in the U.S. market only. As a Canadian Omega Authorized agent in the 1990s we never even knew this watch existed. Why this watch was only made for our American neighbors and what the silver dial signifies remains a mystery. Aside from the unique silver dial and US Special Edition case back the watch is identical to any other Seamaster. The 2589.30 is equipped with a Swiss-made 32 jewel Omega Calibre 3303 self-winding certified chronometer movement with a 55-hour power reserve. The second hand and chronograph registers are distinguished with bright red tips offering excellent contrast against the dial. A handy 31-day calendar with large luminous hands and markers makes the watch visible in any lighting. A 60-minute bezel timer indexed for 30-second intervals adds extra timing capabilities when split-second precision isn’t required. A solid link stainless steel bracelet and buckle with diver’s extension come standard on all Seamaster Professionals. Overall condition is very good; the watch displays signs of use in the form of light scratches and scuffs on the refinished bracelet. The watch is running great with all functions operating as designed. Our master watchmaker just performed a full overall to the movement in early 2022. We are happy to include a complimentary 1-year warranty for the next owner. This watch does not come with its original documents or packaging. Estate price $3,995.00 CAD. Stock #e13587.

 


February 28, 2022

1998 Ladies Omega Constellation Manhattan 1272.75.00 25.5mm diamond dial $2,200.00 CAD. e13496

Spend a little time in Omega’s online museum and you’ll learn more about their watches than you’ll know what to do with. The history of their Constellation is surprisingly interesting; developed in 1952 to commemorate Omega’s chronometric achievements at the world’s observatories. The line was redesigned in 1982 launching the Constellation Manhattan which featured on its case back the Cupola of the Geneva Observatory and 8 stars as a homage to the line’s beginnings. This watch was also the first to feature the now iconic Griffes or claws on the case, originally meant to hold the crystal in place and keep the watch watertight. This member of that collection dates from 1998 and comes equipped with a factory-delivered mother of pearl dial with blackened Roman numerals decorating the bezel and diamond hour markers. Made from stainless steel and 18 karat yellow gold with a 25.5mm case the watch is in very good condition, showing small scuffs and scratches as a testament to careful use. Its condition appears completely original with no signs of polishing or refinishing. The super accurate quartz movement is running perfectly and keeping excellent time. The very pretty natural mother of pearl dial displays a lovely iridescent effect as the watch is moved. This special diamond dial was a $950.00 upgrade over the basic painted dial. Our old 2010 dealer catalog had this watch priced at $3,850.00 CAD at a time when the Canadian dollar was pretty much at par or over the U.S. dollar. Omega still makes a version of this watch in the same 25mm with a few style tweaks and a price of $6,700.00 CAD and $5,350.00 USD. The current design can be seen on the Omega website here. Our estate watch is priced at $2,200.00 CAD and comes with the proper Omega packaging and a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e13496.


February 25, 2022

3 Omega Aqua Terra 220.10.40.20.01.001 $5,200.00 220.12.41.21.02.001 $5,500.00 2503.34.00 $4,200.00 e14612 e14616 e14610

If the Omega Aqua Terra was a menu item it would have to be the Surf & Turf. At home on land and in the water, the Aqua Terra is the perfect watch for someone looking for a watch that does it all. Ideal for casual use, in the water, or at your next formal event. As part of the Seamaster line, the Aqua Terra is equipped with most of the Seamaster professional features. Each of these three examples comes with a threaded crown, screw-on case-back, luminous hands/hour markers, super hard sapphire crystal, and a pressure-sealed nylon crystal gasket to keep moisture and contaminants away from the self-winding movement. These are classically styled watches, with easy-to-use, functional dials, and subtle brushed finish stainless steel cases with only a polished bezel (brushed on the Railmaster version). These watches date from 2005, 2019, and 2021. All were originally purchased from authorized Omega agents and come with fully endorsed paperwork. The orange seconds hand example comes with an Omega accessory grey rubber strap with orange stitching. Its original tan leather strap appears unworn. These straps both fit the factory deployment buckle and are easily swapped if you’d like to change up the look once in a while. The blue/black dial Railmaster deletes the extra function of the calendar in favor of an even more functional dial. These specialty Omegas were originally produced for railroad engineers and crews who worked around diesel/electric locomotive engines. An inner iron shield protected the precision movement against the effects of strong magnetic fields produced from the powerful electric motors used in trains. This modern 2021 Railmaster continues the tradition with an antimagnetic resistance tested to 15000 Gauss. All three of these Aqua Terra are in excellent condition. Even the 2005 example appears to have been only occasionally unworn. Each watch comes complete with its original inner/outer boxes, documents, and endorsed warranty/product cards. The two modern watches (2019 and 2021) come with the balance of Omega’s 5-year international warranty. The 2005 comes with our complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated an additional 5-years). Aqua Terra watches have been offered with quartz movements in the past but these 3 come with Omega’s proprietary co-axial escapement in every model. This unique mechanical innovation is said to be more accurate than a traditional forked lever escapement while maintaining better accuracy over longer service intervals. These watches are priced at $4,200.00 (silver dial on bracelet e14610), $5,200.00 (Railmaster e14612), and $5,500.00 (grey rubber strap e14616).

Grey/Brown strap watch has been sold (e14616).


February 14, 2022

Ladies 1500 series Tag Heuer 955.708G 28mm. $435.00 CAD. e14512

You just never know what will show up next in our estate watch department. One day it’s a 5 figure vintage Rolex and the next we have a well loved Tag Heuer like this for less than $500.00. The 1500 hundred series debuted about 10 years Techniques d’Avant Garde took control of the Heuer Watch Company. It is a mix of styling with inspiration from the original Tag Heuer 1000 and 2000 series. Phased out in the late 1990s the 1500 is rarely seen these days. This series showcased two unusual dials seen on no other Tag Heuer models before or since. The silver and slate “flake” faces are unique to the 1500 series. The silver flake dial of our 28mm is in perfect condition, there are no smudges or stains of any kind to be found. The tritium hour markers and hands are also in excellent shape. The previous owner wore this watch for all activities, under all conditions. The gold plated bezel studs and stripes in the bracelet have sections where the stainless steel has worn through. The crystal is showing numerous tiny impact marks that almost disappear against the silver flake dial. The 1500 series most interesting fact is, former President Barack Obama wore a white dial, two-tone 1500 on a leather strap. For under $500.00 including a one-year warranty, this watch is perfect for the lady who wants a high quality watch that doesn’t need to be worn with caution. The Swiss-made 7 jewel quartz movement is running great and keeping excellent time. Estate priced at $435.00 CAD. Stock #e14512.


February 12, 2022

Ladies 18 karat gold Patek Philippe 3362 $4,500.00 CAD. e10422

At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we’re very fortunate. We often feature some pretty nice watches as part of our ever-changing estate collection. Top brands like Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Cartier, Tag Heuer, etc. all make regular appearances. Patek Philippe on the other hand, now that’s another story. Despite the rather pedestrian appearance of many Patek Philippe models, they are universally considered the most desirable watch brand available. Most PPs are rather understated on the outside; the marvelous mechanical movements housed within the solid gold cases are anything but. This is perhaps one of the esteemed brand’s simplest offerings, yet the attention to detail is above and beyond anything else on the market. This tiny hand-wind movement is one of the smallest to receive the type of adjustments usually reserved for larger men’s chronometer-certified watches. The timekeeping frequency has been adjusted in 5 different positions in order to remain as close to a constant 21600 cycles per hour as possible. In addition to positional error adjustments, the mechanism has also been tweaked for temperature variation and mainspring tension. Without these additional seemingly trivial compensations the watch may show additional levels of inaccuracy. The smaller the mechanism the more critical the adjustments become and the more difficult they are to accomplish. Shock protection and a beautiful Geneve wave finish are a sight to behold on a miniature scale that completes the mechanical masterpiece. Our retro example dates from approximately 1970. The solid 18 karat gold integrated mesh bracelet and case combine to weigh 40.3 grams (without the movement) and measures a slightly short 16.5cm in length. This watch is the perfect accessory for the lady who loves a fun retro style. Despite the small rectangular size of 20mm x 16mm the champagne dial is quite legible with simple contrasting stick markers and black hands. A sturdy 3 position locking buckle with an internal safety clasp in itself is a remarkably well-made piece of jewellery. In very good condition showing some minor surface staining on the dial edge. Running great the watch comes complete with its original box and a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $4,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10422.

 


February 10, 2022

1952 Bulova 14kt. gold lady’s, 21 jewel, 4.0gr. $500.00 CAD. e13889

The 1950s saw the emergence of electronic technology in many consumer and household products. It also allowed for the miniaturization of things like simple AM radios. What at one time they were a piece of furniture occupying an entire corner of a living room. The 1950s saw the size reduced to that of a paperback novel including the batteries. Watchmaking efficiency and fashions of the day also lead to the production of highly accurate yet tiny mechanical movements. Our latest estate watch is a great example of a tiny but highly evolved lady’s wristwatch from 1952. The Bulova 21 jewel, hand-wind movement measures just 13.0mm x 15.2mm x 3.1mm. In the early, to the middle of the 1900s Bulova was considered one of the top brands available. This 5AH movement in this watch was as well made as any of the period lady’s mechanisms made by Longines, Omega, or even Rolex. Its 21 synthetic ruby jewels help to reduce friction and wear throughout the gear train allowing this movement remarkable accuracy. It has even been adjusted for positional error, something seldom seen in watches of this size. The 14 karat yellow gold case with plastic crystal weighs 4.2 grams (without movement). The black dial with gold Arabic and pointed hour markers are classy yet easy to read with good contrast. Fitted to the watch is a brand new 9mm black leather strap that matches the watch’s sophisticated look. The curved lugs that attach the strap to the case are a beautiful and feminine feature that gives this watch a unique look. The watch is running well and keeping good time. We have no service history on the watch. Estate priced at $500.00. Included with purchase is a complimentary 1-year warranty and free first service, whenever needed. If you’d like to buy the watch running well but “as is”, it is priced at $400.00 CAD. Stock e13889.


Tag Heuer Carrera automatic WAR2413, 28.5mm, diamond dial, $2,600.00 CAD. e14409

Do it all and do it with style. Ladies Tag Heuer Carrera with dramatic black dial with diamonds. Brilliant cut white diamonds make the ideal hour markers, not only do they offer excellent reflective properties in low light situations they sparkle and twinkle when the lights or bright. Tag Heuer only uses excellent VS-FG natural diamonds for their creations. The watch is a reasonable 28.5mm diameter case size and is completely constructed from stainless steel. The high quality 18 Jewel calibre 9 Swiss made automatic winding movement is visible through a display window in the threaded case back. The movement features a continuously sweeping second hand along with a calendar display for extra utility. Very good to excellent condition showing some small scratches and scuffs on the case and bracelet. The curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super resistant to scratches while at the same time offering exceptional optics. Tag Heuer’s most current Carrera model of similar specification WAR1314 comes with a suggested retail price of $2,850.00 but only comes with a quartz movement and mother of pearl dial. Our latest estate Carrera came from an employee at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis. LVMH/Louis Vuitton is the parent company for TAG Heuer and has owned the Swiss watch company since 1999. The watch comes with its full assortment of adjustment links along with a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty. You’re not going to get a more complete example than this, comes with perfect condition original inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card, precious stone certificate, and product stickers. Estate priced at $2,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14409.


February 9, 2022

1960s Marvel diamond cocktail watch, 4.00ct. total weight SI-H, 31.4gr. 14kt. $5,600.00 CAD. e14534

Let’s face it, do you really need to know what time it is when you’re wearing a watch like this? The is the kind of accessory timepiece a glamorous Hollywood celebrity like Marilyn Monroe would have worn in the 1960s. It may technically be a watch, but that is simply an excuse because really it is a fabulous diamond bracelet. There are 134 hand set diamonds in this magnificent creation. Multiple sizes of round diamonds, tapered baguette, and a marquise cut centerpiece contribute to a total estimated weight of 4.00 carats. The diamonds are of brilliant SI-H quality and sparkle with the slightest movement. It was crafted from over 30 grams (net weight) of bright white 14 karat gold. The hinged links will conform to a feminine wrist of up to 6 1/2 inches circumference, extra length could be added to the diamond clasp if needed. In the most functional and practical sense, this is a pretty crappy watch. The spring loaded cover always casts a large shadow over the small silver dial and the thick faceted edge curved crystal distorts the optics adding extra challenge when trying to see what time it is. But who really cares, this is a marvelous diamond bracelet, that just so happens to serve a second function as a watch Despite the diamond bracelet limitations, the mechanical AS 1677 movement housed within is of a relatively high specification. The fully jewelled, hand-wind mechanism is shock protected and will run close to two days when fully wound. The beauty of these tiny movements (15mm x 13mm) is they can be left unattended for months or even years. When you decide you’d like the sparkle for the night, simply wind it up, set the time, and away you go. No battery to fail or leak if stored for an extended period. This watch is in remarkable condition. There is no wear of any kind in any of the link joints. The diamond set clasp is equipped with 2 length settings and equipped with a safety chain for added security. Working great and keeping good time (if you even care). We are pleased to provide the new owner with a complimentary 1-year mechanical warranty. The estate price for this beautiful diamond bracelet/watch is $5,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14534


February 7, 2022

Dior Christal CD112116-V diamond & black crystal 29mm. $1,500.00 CAD. e13811

Dior Christal with one-way ratcheting bezel set with 44 diamonds and black crystals. All stainless steel construction, 29mm diameter case that is water-resistant to 50 meters. The 4 sides square crystal theme extends to the bezel, faceted crown, embossed strap, and case back. Comes complete with all of its original documentation, packaging, and authorized agent endorsed warranty card dated November 2010. Excellent condition, patent leather black leather strap with signed stainless steel buckle. When new this watch had a suggested retail price of close to $4,000.00 USD. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5 years) the watch is estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13811.


February 5, 2022

Rare 1968 Omega De Ville chronograph 145.017 35mm $7,000.00 CAD. e13731

One of the world’s most sought after vintage chronographs is of course the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. The 1960s where a time when everyone was obsessed with the concept of space flight. Manufactures of the era were quick to capitalize on the trend of pilot watches with chronographs, measuring scale indexes and even slide rules. First to the party was the Omega Speedmaster; it was selected by NASA and “endorsed for all manned space flight missions”. In a very obvious attempt to capitalize in the concept of space exploration the Rolex Cosmograph debuted a little later 1963. While the Speedmaster Professional was headed to the moon, Omega produced a few other chronograph equipped models and this De Ville is one of the most uncommon. The classic styling of the 35mm case looks very much like a Seamaster and even the Heuer Carrera. The De Ville’s smaller case size and more basic 2 register, 30 minute chronograph make for a sophisticated look, appropriate for both casual and dressy use. The dial is actually a very dark charcoal gray colour with contrasting, sunken, silver sub-dials. This “reverse panda” look is rare within the 145.017 range. The chapter ring Tachymetre scale with red constant seconds indexes are a clue to the sporting pedigree in the 17 jewel hand wind Omega calibre 860 that lurks inside the stainless steel case. Calibre 860 is almost identical to the Moonwatch calibre 861 aside from the lack of the third 12 hour chronograph register. Both the calibre 860 and 861 were introduced around the same time in 1968. Our latest estate watch is an early model from 1968. Very few of these watches were produced over only a few years. Our research indicates around 10,000 were made. These watches are rare enough that if you see another example I bet the serial number is quite close to this one 27713394. The dial condition of our latest estate omega is very good for a 50 plus year old watch. There is a luminous tritium dot missing at 3:00 and a few others are partially missing but by in large only appropriate patina can be seen. I suspect the 3 large white hands are replacement service items. Attached to the watch is a signed, black crocodile strap with genuine Omega stainless steel buckle. This is the first De Ville 145.017 we have ever had the pleasure to showcase in our estate department, we may never see another. We are pleased to offer the new owner a no charge 1 year mechanical warranty. The watch is estate priced at $7,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13731.


February 2, 2022

2015 Zenith Captain Tourbillon 40mm 03.2190.4041/01.C498 $17,500.00 CAD. e12976

Gravity and time are fundamental forces affecting everything and everyone. Measuring the precise passage of time is every watchmakers goal. The invention of the sundial allowed the ability to interpret (with a relative degree of accuracy) the time of day as the sun traveled across the sky. As technology evolved, ever more complicated portable machines were developed to display time of day or night. Micro mechanical clock makers eventually developed devices small enough to fit into a pocket. High quality spring driven pocket watches, with finely crafted jeweled movements released power from tightly coiled mainsprings with astounding precision. It’s truly amazing that such mechanisms were accurate at all given the dynamic forces they’re exposed to. Tension on the spring, temperature, acceleration/deceleration forces, positional error and gravity all work to disrupt the steady and consistent display of time. Watchmakers learned how to compensate and reduce many of the error factors, but gravity was a constant force affecting time keeping accuracy. The tourbillion complication was designed to pretty much eliminate the affects of gravity on the escapement in a vertical position. As pocket watches were usually worn in a vertical position this makes perfect sense. The tourbillon cage in the Zenith Captain 03.2190.4041/01.C498 rotates the jewelled escapement on its axis once every minute, effectively eliminating the gravitational forces affecting the tiny components. Sounds simple enough in theory but it took many years for anyone to successfully build one. They are extremely rare and they are very expensive to produce. This short 16 second YouTube video shows the intricate escapement with balance wheel rotating. When this watch was new it carried a MSRP of over $34,000.00 USD. We have the original receipts showing a purchase price for over $30,000.00 Canadian plus tax. This watch is in hardly worn, like new condition. It shows only a few small scuffs on the outside case edge at 9:00 o’clock from resting on its side. It is functioning perfectly while running at an industry leading 36,000 cycles per hour from the El Primero based movement. This watch is as complete as the day it was purchased from a Canadian authorized Zenith agent in the fall of 2015. Inner/outer boxes, instructions, endorsed warranty card, accessories and even the original cardboard shipping box are included. If you consider yourself a luxury watch connoisseur or collector, a tourbillon equipped watch must be on your wish list. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers wholesale warranty this exceptional watch is priced at $17,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12976.

 


February 1, 2022

Tag Heuer Alter Ego WP1313-0 WP1318 $1,000.00 & $1,600.00 CAD. e6425 e12529

Among the luxury sports watch manufacturers Tag Heuer is the only company to produce a watch exclusively for women completely different than the men’s models. In 1999 Tag Heuer introduced the Alter Ego. It was built from tough  heavy gauge solid stainless steel just like the professional gents models. These watches measure a more feminine 29mm diameter and perfectly conform to a lady’s wrist. Both of these examples are brightly polished looking like a fine piece of jewellery. The integrated buckle and bracelet makes them appear more like a fashionable bracelet than a watch. The fine line between jewellery and watch is further blurred with the beautiful cobalt blue and mother of pearl dial with VVS-G diamonds. They are powered by a super accurate and trouble free Swiss quartz movement. Both watches are in like new condition showing only minor evidence of use in the from of small scuffs. The stainless steel case and bracelets can easily be polished up like new if they happen to get scratched. The curved synthetic sapphire crystals on both watches are blemish free offering perfect optics and exceptional resistance to scratches. Both have been lightly polished and treated to new high capacity silver oxide batteries. They’re running great and keeping excellent time. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty they are estate priced at $1,000.00 and $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e6425 and #e12529.

Diamond model sold. Blue dial still available.


January 30, 2022

1953 Omega Constellation 2782 2799 SC 35mm 14kt. case. $5,000.00 CAD. e14604

To celebrate their 100th anniversary in 1948 Omega produced a limited edition of 6,000 watches named the Centenary. These were Omega’s first-ever self-winding chronometer-rated watches. The small run proved to be more popular than expected, consumers and collectors appreciated the convenience of automatic winding plus the superior accuracy of the high precision movement. The success of the Centenary inspired the Omega Constellation, a flagship model featuring exclusively chronometer-grade automatic movements. The name Constellation recognizes Omega’s pursuits in chronometry (the science of accurate time measurement). At the height of pocket watch popularity in the mid-1930s,  Omega scored a pair of victories in every category with a pocket watch movement. From 1945 to 1952 they won an additional six times. These accuracy competitions were performed at astronomical observatories in Geneva and England. The case-back of every Constellation is embossed with the image of an observatory along with 8 stars, one star for each precision contest won over the years before the Constellation’s debut in 1952. Special dial characteristics let the world know this was no ordinary Omega. Applied brand name and logo, automatic chronometre officially certified was written out under the logo, and applied star over the 6 o’clock hour marker strengthened the astronomical theme. The elaborate faceted hour markers with Arabic 3,6, and 9 is another feature that distinguishes this watch from the majority. As a final reference to accuracy and precision, many Constellations have a thin crosshair applied across the dial. This estate Constellation is made from 14 karat yellow gold. This is unusual as most were produced in premium 18 karat gold. When the Constellation hit the market in 1952 it was powered by a movement that had already been in production for almost a decade. Omega’s 17 jewel calibre 354 was a high-quality mechanism for the day with a beautiful rose gold plated finish and practical utility of built-in shock protection. The original “bumper” winding rotor was only used for a few years until the 360 rotor design replaced it in 1954. If you own an early example you’ll know the unique feeling on your wrist when the automatic weight bumps off the return spring. Inefficient, yes, but that is part of the charm of this extremely collectible Omega. Our master watchmaker just performed a full overhaul of the 68-year-old mechanism. Included with purchase is a vibrograf report showing impressive accuracy and a robust amplitude of 258 degrees. We are happy to include a complimentary 1-year warranty for the next owner. A brand new 18mm genuine lizard strap has been fitted to the watch complementing the vintage look perfectly. These original Constellations offer great value and are appreciating in value. This watch is estate priced at $5,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14604.


January 26, 2022

Breitling Bentley Mark VI 42mm P26362 $6,200.00 CAD. e12897

Nothing defines luxury better than a high-quality Swiss watch or a fine Bentley automobile. For that subtle extravagant touch why not add a bezel with the diamond-shaped grill pattern of a Bentley and do it in solid platinum. Stainless steel would have worked just as well but that wouldn’t be luxury now would it? Instead of simple painted hour markers, they have been carved from mother of pearl, because a luxury watch deserves such. Top it all off with a subtle silver/white dial and I think you’ve got it. The Mark VI Breitling Bentley P26362 is a rarely encountered model that flies under the radar to all except those in the loop. At 42mm it’s a good sized watch but not overwhelming. Threaded crown and case back are typical Breitling features that help protect the chronometer grade movement from moisture and debris. Hidden under the locking buckle is a clever extension that allows small length adjustments for those hot humid days when a bit of length feels better. The watch looks like new, a quick polishing of the complete mirror-finished case and bracelet has it looking brand new. Comes with our one-year warranty, Breitling box, and a 94-page hardcover book circa 2008. Estate price $6,200.00. Stock #e12897.

 

 


January 25, 2022

2016 Omega Hour Vision Master Chronometer 433.13.41.21.10.001 41mm $5,900.00 CAD. e14603

The beauty of the mechanical watch is best displayed in its purest form of simple time keeping with perhaps a calendar display. This watch doesn’t scream exotic, expensive, and complicated but it’s all of those things in subtle stainless steel on a leather strap. Omega has been one of the world’s great watch manufactures since the mid-1800s. They’ve made many millions of watches since then and always with great attention to detail. They produce sophisticated mechanical movements with reliable technology like no other. While not inexpensive, the economy of scale allows Omega watches to compete with Switzerland’s finest at a price point many can afford. The 39 jewel masterpiece housed within the 41mm case is a competent as any from the most exclusive boutique Swiss brands. A complicated double mainspring barrel setup allows a long 60-hour power reserve while maintaining accuracy levels well under chronometer tolerances. The movement ticks away at an unusual 25,200 cycles per hour, compared to 28,800 cycles for most of Omega’s movement and pretty much the entire watch industry. Independent testing of the Master Chronometer movements goes much further than the standard COSC testing requirements. In short, each movement is tested in various positions while exposed to magnetic fields of 15,000 gauss and subject to extreme temperature variations. In order to achieve the title of Master Chronometer the movement must keep time within zero to plus 5 seconds per day. Under regular conditions, many owners report an accuracy level of only just a few seconds per week. The beautiful movement is visible through the clear display back. The luxury finishes extend beyond the polished and satin finish case to the soft alligator strap with a locking deployment buckle. The brown dial has a radial finish centre section with a circular edge containing beautifully faceted Roman numerals. Simple white text with an applied Omega dial completes the understated dial. This watch was originally purchased through a Canadian authorized Omega agent for Christmas of 2016. It was only occasionally used since then and looks practically unworn. Only a few tiny scuffs can be seen on the stainless steel case. The leather strap also appears practically unworn. The watch comes complete with the original instruction booklet, 3 cards with a fully endorsed warranty, foam-lined white outer cardboard box, an original wooden inner box, and the plastic product tag showing the serial number and original price of $7,550.00 CAD. This watch is still available from Omega and can be seen on the corporate website with a current price of $7,900.00 CAD. We are happy to provide the next owner with a complimentary 1-year warranty with purchase. This like-new De Ville Master Chronometer is estate priced at $5,900.00 CAD. Stock #e14603.


January 18, 2022

1977 Omega Constellation Marine Chronometer MegaQuartz 198.0082 398.0832 like new $5,500.00 CAD e10753

The Omega Marine Chronometer was and is to this day one of the world’s most accurate watches despite the fact it’s almost 45 years old. Today you can buy some pretty inexpensive, incredibly precise quartz watches that receive a time signal from an orbiting satellite to stay synchronized. These watches are globally compromised as some locations on earth can’t receive these celestial signals. The Omega Marine Chronometer doesn’t require any external influence to keep time within 1 second per month. It achieves this rate without the use of any thermal compensation circuitry. This level of accuracy is roughly 10 times better than a modern quartz watch. The secret to its remarkable ability to keep such accurate time is the amazing Omega calibre 1516. The quartz crystal contained within this 13 jewel movement vibrates at an incredible frequency of 2,359,356 Hertz. Nearly all modern quartz watches rely on a frequency of 32,768 Hertz to control accurate timekeeping. That automatic Rolex on your wrist runs at just 8 Hz. (no wonder it doesn’t keep great time). Back in the 1970s quartz technology was very expensive and no one knew exactly where this curious new “space-age” technology was going. Some manufacturers virtually abandoned traditional mechanical watches in favor of this electronic science. Omega invested considerable money into quartz technology that today the luxury watch brand hardly uses. Our example has two factory-applied model numbers inside the case back of 198.0082 and 398.0832. Not only did this watch hold the title of the world’s most accurate watch for decades, but it also was the first watch with a jumping time zone feature. This complication allows the changing of the hour hand without affecting the minutes or seconds; a useful feature for any world traveler. It’s a chunky watch measuring 44.25mm X 32.5mm and 11.75mm thick. The slightly curved rectangular case is very comfortable and the bracelet links are quite flexible. If your wrist size is any larger than 8 inches we’ll have to source out an extra link or two for you. Omega’s Marine Chronometer is a hugely important part of watchmaking history, this is the first example we have ever been able to offer through our estate department. Even when we were Omega authorized agents in the 1970s we never sold a single example of this watch. This could be due to the fact it cost about 3 times the cost of most other Omega models. We believe our example to be a one-owner example that was originally purchased in Hong Kong. To our knowledge, the case and bracelet are in original condition looking practically unworn, showing virtually no wear. This watch is in truly remarkable condition given its age. These are rare watches that don’t show up very often. This one is likely the best example currently on the market anywhere. We believe this to be one of the last MegaQuartz examples produced, displaying the serial number plaque 37,061,038 in perfect condition. We’ve freshly serviced the movement in February 2021 and it is functioning flawlessly. You can tell a lot about the service history of a watch if you look at the case and movement screws. I’m happy to report the case back screws are not all torn up and the movement screws are in perfect shape without signs of being removed over and over again. This is a watch that has likely only been apart for service twice since the 1970s. For the Omega Collector looking for a rare and historically important watch, this is a must-have. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $5,500.00 Canadian. Stock #e10753.

 


January 16, 2022

2008 Tag Heuer Carrera WV2413 28mm with diamonds $3,990.00 CAD. e13119

Do it all and do it with style. Ladies Tag Heuer Carrera with beautiful pastel mother of pearl dial and diamonds. Not only do you get the pretty dial, the markers are brilliant cut diamonds and the entire face is surrounded by a row of additional diamond bling. Tag Heuer only use excellent VS-FG natural diamonds for their creations. The watch is a reasonable 28mm diameter case size and completely constructed from stainless steel. The high quality 25 Jewel calibre 4 Swiss made automatic winding movement is visible through a display window in the threaded case back. The movement features a continuously sweeping second hand along with a calendar display for extra utility. Very good condition showing some small scratches and scuffs on the case and bracelet. The curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super resistant to scratches while at the same time offering exceptional optics. Tag Heuer’s most current Carrera model of similar specification WAR2415 comes with a suggested retail price of $4,850.00 USD. Our estate Carrera includes its full assortment of adjustment links along with a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty. You’re not going to get a more complete example than this, comes with original inner/outer boxes, instructions, endorsed warranty card from an Ontario authorized agent (December 2008) and the precious stone certificate. According to the original owner the watch has recently been fully serviced by the original vendor. Priced at $3,990.00 CAD. Stock #e13119.


January 15, 2022

Breitling Chrono Cockpit B13357 18kt. & steel $4,900.00 CAD. e9610

e9610 Breitling Chrono Cockpit B13357Champagne dials are quite common on many dressy watches but I must say the combination on a sporty diver chronograph is a little more rare. The Breitling Chrono Cockpit is a more than capable watch that could be worn by almost anyone. At 39mm it is not so big that it couldn’t be worn by a woman looking for something a little more than just an over sized Michael Kors watch. The completely high polish finish in bright 18 karat yellow gold and shiny stainless steel is definitely hard not to notice. Furnished inside the 200 meter water resistant case is the very competent Valjoux 7750. This steadfast movement has been a benchmark for automatic chronographs since the 1970s. Breitling watchmakers have modified the base calibre to higher standards qualifying it to certified chronometer grade accuracy levels. A one way rotating timer bezel is very handy when split second timing isn’t required. A very small tachymeter scale on the chapter ring allows an extra unit per hour calculator function but only if you have extra sharp vision. Double locking buckle on an 18 karat/stainless steel pilot bracelet completes the very attractive look. The watch is running great keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $4,900.00 CAD. Stock #e9610e9610 Breitling Chrono Cockpit B13357 18 karat and steel

 


1961 Omega Seamaster automatic 14765 2 SC excellent condition $1,600.00 CAD. e14601

Despite the Seamaster moniker and 30-meter factory rating for water resistance, early Seamasters like this were not all that watertight. The stainless steel case proudly displayed the Seahorse logo and WATERPROOF embossed on the back, but don’t believe it, THIS WATCH IS NOT WATERPROOF. Rolex had their impressive and patent-protected Oyster case with screw-on case back and crown; Omega needed a different approach to protect their mechanisms from moisture and dirt. They decided to eliminate the case back entirely. The theory is: without a case back and required gasket that could potentially fail; removing the case back altogether is one less place for water to enter. To service the watch the entire movement with dial comes out through the front after the crown and crystal are removed. Excellent plan in theory but in practice, the non screw down crown and its rubber gaskets can fail over the years, letting moisture and debris inside. This example was obviously treated with exceptional care over the last 60 plus years as its condition is exceptional. The silver dial is absolutely spotless, showing no blemishes of any kind. The original signed crown is showing some wear but still displays the old-style Omega logo. The domed plastic crystal is also signed and potentially the original. When we opened the case to inspect the 25 jewel calibre 552 movement we were surprised to see only 1 service etching inside the case-back and no rust on the stem of any kind. That explains the condition of the watch; it had likely only been worn 5 years in total since it left Omega’s factory in 1961. The watch is running well and keeping good time despite the lack of documented service history. We will provide one free overhaul whenever the watch requires servicing for the next owner; this is in addition to our 1-year mechanical warranty. This less is more watch is an exercise in basic timekeeping with a time only display of gold hands/markers and tiny printed black hash marks plotting the minutes against the silver dial. Although this watch is only 34.5mm in diameter the actual dial surface area looks larger than a 36mm Rolex Datejust because it lacks a thick bezel. You’d never guess this watch was manufactured in 1961. The 14 karat gold capped lugs are thick and still sharp-edged. The solid 14 karat bezel ring shows some minor scratches that go unnoticed except under extreme scrutiny. A brand new 18mm brown Hirsch strap with gold plated buckle has this watch looking like new old stock. Including a complimentary one-year warranty (excluding damage caused by moisture). This time capsule condition vintage Seamaster is estate priced at $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14601.


January 12, 2022

Tag Heuer Carrera WV215A 18kt./steel with box & papers 39mm $2,750.00 CAD. e12390

Tag Heuer is best known for their large sporty divers watches and chronographs, often drawing on past designs from their 150 plus year history. When you think of Tag Heuer you likely don’t picture a watch that looks like this. It’s not a big, bulky, sporty divers watch. It’s the Carrera and its trimmed with solid 18 karat yellow gold. The original Carrera came out in the 60s and it has always been one of the brand’s more subtle models. This one dates from 2008 and showcases a less is more philosophy. The clean white textured dial displays only the essential information. The slightly domed sapphire crystal is scratch free with perfect optics. Quietly ticking away inside the water resistant case is an automatic Swiss made movement. The robust ETA derived 2824-2 (not the Sellita clone) mechanism is running great with all functions operating as designed. The 25 jewel movement is running well at a high beat frequency of 28,800 cycles per hour. This movement was selected and modified by Tag Heuer known as the Calibre 5 because of its reputation for being utterly reliable under adverse conditions. Versions of this movement can trace their origins to the mid 1950s. Even its contemporary configuration has been in use since the 1980s. A threaded display back showcases the movement for all to see. At 39mm diameter and 130 grams the watch is large but not overwhelming. It wears larger that the size suggests because it lacks a large bezel; it’s all dial. The solid 18 karat yellow gold bezel is in excellent condition showing only light surface scratches. The stainless steel and 18 karat gold capped links also display minor evidence of careful and occasional use. We will happily refinish/polish the watch for you if you wish but remember, it can only be original once. This one owner watch comes complete with the endorsed warranty card from Colombian Emeralds, inner/outer boxes, instruction booklet and pouch. This is an uncommon more dressy looking Tag Heuer. It will appeal to the mature watch enthusiast looking for a classy looking, easy to read luxury watch with basic time and date display. This model seldom comes around for sale and even less often complete with box and paperwork. Included with purchase is a complimentary 1 year warranty (prorated for 5 years). Estate priced at $2,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12390.

 

 


January 7, 2022

Zenith Port Royal 01/02.0450 37mm $1,990.00 CAD. e14573

Zenith Port Royal  01/02.0450. 37mm stainless steel case, original brown alligator strap with signed buckle. Sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, black dial with unique Arabic font. 55-hour power reserve,26 jewel Zenith calibre 680 behind the display back. Excellent overall condition. Comes with inner/outer boxes, but no documents. A 1-year warranty is included with purchase. The estate price is $1,990.00 CAD. Stock #e14573


2009 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control 147.8.37.S 40mm $6,000.00 CAD. e14574

2009 Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control 147.8.37.S. 40mm stainless steel case and bracelet, extra dark brown alligator strap with signed JLC folding buckle, comes with original boxes, documents, endorsed Canadian agent warranty card. 32 jewel automatic movement calibre 899 with 22 karat gold rotor edge. Very good overall condition. The leather strap is in fair condition. Comes with a 1-year warranty. The estate price is $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14574.

 

 


14kt. E. Howard pocket watch circa 1886 $4,290.00 CAD. e2950

American made pocket watches were as good as any in the world from the mid 1800s well into the 1900s. The two largest manufacturers of the time were American Waltham and Elgin. Between them close to 100 million watches were produced over a period of close to 100 years. When the styles of watches changed after WWII both companies produced smaller wrist watches for men and women but they never really dominated the market as their pocket watches did. Within a year or two of each other in the mid 1950s both companies closed their manufacturing doors. Of the numerous smaller American pocket watch manufacturers, Edward Howard from Boston Massachusetts produced high quality innovative designs that are quite noteworthy and collectable today. They introduced the quick beat movement to the American market making for a more accurate mechanism. They also were the first American company to introduce the convenient stem winding system, eliminating the need for a key. They were the first U.S. company to adjust their highest quality watches to 6 different positions. From 1858 until 1903 the company produced around 700,000 watches. All were of high quality made to an uncompromising standard for the high end market. This 1886 model is no exception. It was made at the peak of the production and the quality really stands out in the solid 14 karat gold Dueber case. The entire watch weighs in at a substantial 147 grams, a good amount of that being the heavy gold case. The front, the back and even the case edges have been beautifully hand engraved. All E. Howard watches were made with top quality hard enamel dials and our example is perfect, no chips or hairline cracks. The blued steel hands are also in excellent condition.Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers did a full overhaul to the movement years ago and it’s working great keeping excellent time. Even though this watch is 131 years old we have no problem providing the purchaser with a one year mechanical warranty. These little machines were designed and built to the highest standards. Just don’t drop it. Pocket watches of the era don’t come with any form of shock protection like modern mechanical watches do. If you drop this heavy watch on the floor you’re absolutely sure to do some damage. With the occasional service (perhaps every 10 years or so) we’d expect it to last for many more generations to come. This is a large 18 size movement housed in an equally large 55mm case. It’s large enough to be displayed on its own or maybe even used as a small desk clock for the avid watch aficionado. This is the first E. Howard pocket watch we’ve had the pleasure of being able to offer in our estate department. Estate priced at $4,290.00 CAD. Stock #e2950.


January 5, 2022

2011 Tag Heuer Carrera WV211B 39mm, $1,700.00 CAD. e14440

When you think of Tag Heuer you likely don’t think of a watch that looks like this. This is not a big, bulky, sporty diver’s watch. It’s the Carrera and just the basic time and date functions make it most appealing. The Carrera came out in 63 as a simple hand-wind chronograph with a case design that looked just like this. The Carrera has always been the brand’s most subtle model. This one showcases the less is more philosophy with a subtle and dressy, classic black dial with stick hour markers and hands. The slightly domed sapphire crystal is scratch free offering perfect clarity, although there is a tiny impact mark near the 6 marker. The automatic winding movement is Tag Heuer’s Calibre 5 (base calibre Sellita SW200-1). At 39mm diameter, its size is deceiving. Its thin bezel with a large dial makes the watch appear larger but without the bulk. The stainless-steel case and bracelet are in good condition showing signs of use in the form of scuffs, scratches, and dings on a few of the sharp edges. This is a timeless model that is at home with a three-piece suit or a t-shirt and jeans. Comes complete with its original box, documents, endorsed warranty card from a Canadian authorized Tag Heuer agent, all in perfect condition. The beauty of the basic dial reveals thoughtful details like luminous hands, polished and faceted hour markers that reflect light making the dial even more functional. Looking at Tag Heuer’s website it appears they no longer offer a basic time and date only Carrera, choosing to focus on chronograph equipped models starting at $6,650.00 CAD. Including a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one-year warranty this watch is priced at $1,700.00 CAD. Stock #e14440.


2015 BREITLING CHRONOMAT 44 B01 MOVEMENT CB0110 $10,000.00 CAD. E14598

No story estate watches complete with everything as delivered from an authorized retail agent don’t come by nearly as often as we’d like. In addition to the original packaging, booklets, instructions, warranty cards this watch comes with a May 2021 service receipt from Breitling Canada. The invoice details the full servicing of the movement and replacement of chronograph pusher, set of hands, new link, and other items. This is NOT a grey market online purchased timepiece; it comes with the full support of the Breitling service warranty that will cover the next owner until the spring of 2023. This Breitling was originally purchased at BIRKS in the Yorkdale mall Toronto. Even though Breitling has been around since 1884 and makes some very popular sports watches, they have never produced their own mechanical movement until the B01 as found in our latest estate offering. Like many companies, they modify and upgrade existing high-quality mechanisms from Swiss suppliers like ETA and Valjoux. Breitling certifies every movement leaving their factory is compliant with chronometer specifications for accuracy. Not wanting their production to be limited and sometimes dictated by outside suppliers, Breitling decided to produce an entirely new calibre completely in-house several years ago. The proprietary 47 jewel B01 inside the Chronomat 44  is the result. The single mainspring design stores a remarkable 70 hours of power reserve when not being worn and easily conforms to accuracy levels awarding it chronometer grade status. The watch industry is paying close attention to Breitling and more specifically to this new proprietary movement. Breitling reached an agreement with Rolex sibling company Tudor allowing them to use the B01 chronograph movement in the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. In exchange Breitling can access Tudor’s 3 hand in-house MT5612 movement (renamed B20 in Breitling products). For two major watch brands to cooperate like this is very unusual; it shows how much each manufacturer mutually respects the quality of these mechanisms. Rolex has their Daytona Cosmograph and Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch. The Breiting Chronomat series is becoming the iconic do it all diver/chronograph for Breitling aficionados. The 60-minute diver bezel adds an extra timing function in addition to the 12 hour, 3 register chronograph. The tuxedo black/champagne dial is the epitome of class for a large sporty watch. The 18 karat rose gold trim in a high polish finish adds an additional level of sophistication. The watch is in excellent condition, the case and bracelet show virtually no evidence of use. The links are tight, showing no stretch or sag. The watch looks new after its full factory servicing. Only a gentle ultrasonic cleaning was necessary to prepare it for our estate department. This is a retired model and is no longer available new from Breitling. Freshly serviced and looking like new, this watch is estate priced at $10,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14598.


January 4, 2022

Omega 2254 civilian/military 35.5mm 18 jewel 30T2 SC PC $2,300.00 CAD. e12463

Omega was one of the Allies’ largest suppliers of watches during the Second World War, partially because of their ability to supply the large quantities needed, and partially because of their precision in the rigorous environments found in combat. This particular model of watch could have been used by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Though Omega briefly made a civilian model, only the RCAF issued models featuring the “non magnetic” title beneath the Omega logo. What’s curious about this example is the deluxe 35mm stainless steel case with the stepped bezel and lugs. This sort or extra decoration is something the Canadian military would certainly not have spent extra money on. The 9,847,107 movement serial number dates its rough production to the early 1940s. Wartime production was quite unpredictable and limited. It’s impossible to know exactly when this watch was actually delivered. This watch likely never saw combat (at least officially) as there are no engravings to show government ownership, but that’s maybe just as well: Was this an RCAF approved time piece or just an efficient use of an existing dial with a deluxe case and a very rare upgraded movement. Removing the threaded case back reveals a very rare 18 jewel version of the renowned 30T2 movement inside. This manual wind 30mm mechanism is usually encountered with the standard issue 15 jewels, not 18 as our example. Though this might have marginally improved the watch’s ability to keep time, and provided shock protection it would have also increased its price tag—a significant trade-off when ordering these watches by the hundreds in a wartime economy. Back to those fancy stepped lugs— this is an unnecessary aesthetic addition and seemingly at odds with a utilitarian military watch. Though these improvements wouldn’t have been needed in the military, they give the watch a reason to be worn outside battle. For being over 70 years old, it’s in great condition, with patina on the original dial and luminous infill on the hour hand missing. The watch is freshly serviced and ready for action. Comes with our one year warranty. Estate price for this rare example of a low serial number 2254 Omega $2,300.00 CAD. Stock #e12463.


January 2, 2022

Ladies Omega Constellation Quadra 1521.41.00 like new $1,350.00. e7574

e7574 Omega Quadra 1521.41.00The Omega Constellation has been the brand’s flagship model since introduced over 60 years ago. The line is usually the first t0 showcase the companies new innovations and technical achievements. The Quadra model 1521.41.00 is a lady’s watch measuring 24mm x 19mm with a uniform width integrated bracelet all in highly polished stainless steel. The glossy finish black dial is a nice contrast and gives a beautiful dressy look. The usual Constellation design elements of Roman numerals, claws at 3:00 & 9:00, and the embossed observatory case back are all present. Looking like new and keeping perfect time with a fresh battery installed. No original box is supplied. This watch dates from 2003 when it had a retail price of $2,400.00. Estate priced at $1,350.00 including our one-year warranty. Stock #e7574.

 


January 1, 2022

Breitling Avenger M1 E73360 Chronograph titanium 44mm. $3,000.00 CAD. e14249

Casual and simple Arabic dial font makes for a very easy watch to read. Legibility is very important when you’re considering any watch, especially a chronograph. If you’re reading this posting you likely know all about the Breitling Avenger M1 E73360 and what this watch is all about. The Avenger isn’t as much of a commitment to wearing as you may think. Although it measures a rather large 44mm diameter, it only weighs 106 grams thanks to its titanium construction, super-accurate quartz movement, and leather strap. The Avenger M1 is as tough as it looks; all titanium, water-resistant to 1000 feet, helium escape valve, one-way ratcheting timer bezel, certified chronometer grade quartz movement with 12-hour chronograph and calendar. This movement goes a few steps further with a 1/10 second lap time function, and timezone feature. The timezone feature allows you to change the hour and calendar backward or forward without affecting the minutes or seconds.  Luminous treatment to the large hands and hour markers allows time interpretation in any lighting conditions. The slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super resistant to scratches and has perfect optical properties with an anti-glare finish. The watch is in excellent overall condition. Running great, keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. We fully serviced the movement in May 2021 and installed a brand new Hirsch black leather strap. Included with purchase are two well-worn genuine Breitling black leather straps with signed buckle and box. Estate priced at $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14249.


December 30, 2021

Breitling Colt Chronometer GMT 40.5mm A32350 $3,500.00 CAD. e12745

Breitling is one of the world’s great watch brands with a deep horological history dating back to 1884. The Colt chronometer GMT is one of their truly functional professional watches. Many Breitling are optioned with complicated slide rules, multi-register chronographs and busy dials. The Colt presents its functions simply and logically. Basic time keeping is handled by pencil shaped hour/minute hands with a full track of large Arabic hour markers. The independently adjustable 2nd hour hand displays any additional time zone in a 24 hour format (no mistaking AM or PM hours) with a short red arrow tipped hand. As with most Breitling the watch is equipped with a one way ratcheting bezel indexed in 30 second increments for timing capabilities of up to 1 hour. An overachieving water resistance rating of 500 meters should keep even the hard core diver satisfied. For a black dial the luminous hands and markers offer excellent legibility in all lighting conditions. Many modern Breitlings can be cumbersome with diameters of 44mm or larger and a bulk to match. The Colt GMT measures a very manageable 40.5mm diameter or about the same size as the benchmark Rolex Submariner diver watch. Overall condition is excellent and original. Case and bracelet display small scuffs and scratches associated with occasional use but nothing that couldn’t be easy polished away for no charge while you wait. The watch was originally purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands in December 2012. It comes complete with the inner/outed boxes, endorsed warranty, instruction booklet, chronometer certificate and even the packaging stickers. For an easy to use rugged watch there isn’t anything more effective than the Colt Chronometer GMT. Not very often does a Colt show up complete with everything delivered from the factory. All functions working as designed. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty the watch is priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12745.

 


December 22, 2021

2017/2021 Tag Heuer ceramic Carrera/GMT CAR2A1W-0/CBG2A1Z. $4,200.00/$6,400.00 CAD. e14629 e14630

Luxury Swiss watches are all about emotion and tradition, married with modern technology. How else could you justify spending thousands of dollars purchasing analog timekeeping devices that are mostly redundant? Any cheap electronic watch or cell phone will keep far better time than even the most exotic mechanical Swiss status symbol. There is much more to watches like this than just keeping the time. Tag Heuer has a proud history dating back to 1860 when they manufactured pocket watches; wristwatches hadn’t been widely embraced yet. They have been producing stopwatches and chronographs used for timing automotive racing events ever since the concept began. Our latest two estate watches are from the Tag Heuer’s Carrera line. The Carrera was named after the Carrera Panamericana automobile race that ran for just 5 short years from 1950 through 1954. The 3500 km border to border race was deemed far too dangerous to continue on the open roads of Mexico. Legends and tales of the fabled race were permanently etched in the mind of Jack Heuer (great-grandson of the founder). Jack assumed a leadership role in Heuer Watch Co. in 1962, it wasn’t long after that he introduced a design that would become synonymous with Tag Heuer and racing. In 1963 he created the company’s most iconic model, the Carrera. The Porsche Carrera can also attribute its name to the Carrera Panamerican race, but that’s another story. Our two estate Tag Heuer watches have the classic profile and case design shared with all Carrera models yet are absolutely born of modern style influence and materials. The bezels on both are now made from super-hard ceramic, able to withstand almost any scratch-producing encounter. The skeletonized dials may not exactly offer perfect legibility, but they display much of the intricate front side of the in-house developed column-wheel chronograph movements. Many of the components that would normally be solid have been skeletonized to reveal what lies beneath. The large circular date ring is one of the more impressive components to receive the treatment. The display case backs show off the other side of these beautiful mechanisms. Tag Heuer is quite proud of these proprietary movements and anxious for the world to see as much of them as possible. Is hard not to miss the bright red “column-wheel”. This toothed gear acts as the chronograph’s brain, an on/off trigger for the recording of elapsed time events. Many watches use bolt-on chronograph modules to existing watch mechanisms. While this technique functions okay, it lacks the feel of precision of a fully integrated column-wheel design. At this price point, the level of fit and finish of these Tag Heuers offers plenty to get excited about. Both watches feature 12-hours of elapsed timing capability with regular timekeeping and calendar functions. The GMT version has a red arrow pointer hand indicating a second timezone on the ceramic bezel in a 24-hour format. Nighttime hours are displayed in black and daylight hours are shown in blue. These are large watches measuring around 45.5mm in diameter. Both offer water-resistance of  100 meters, luminous hands/markers, and finely finished bracelets with integrated locking buckles. They are both in original condition and have not been refinished or polished in any way. The 2021 GMT is in exceptional condition, the 2017 tachymetre model shows minor evidence of use in the form of small scratches on the case and bracelet. Both watches come with a full set of warranty cards, instructions, and inner/outer boxes. A complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty will be provided for the next owners. The GMT includes the balance of the factory warranty until September 2023 at which time our 5-year pro-rated warranty kicks in. These mechanical masterpieces are sure to be attractive to automobile enthusiasts and sophisticated watch collectors. They are estate priced at $4,200.00 CAR2A1W-0 (stock #e14629) and $6,400.00 CBG2A1Z (stock #e14630).

BOTH SOLD.

 


December 21, 2021

Tag Heuer Day-Date WAR201D-1 41mm calibre 5. $2,200.00.00 CAD. e14628

When you think of Tag Heuer you likely don’t think of a watch that looks like this. This is not a big, bulky, sporty divers watch or racing chronograph. It is the Carrera and its basic time and date functions are what makes it most appealing. The Carrera came out in 63 as a simple hand-wind chronograph with a case design that looked just like this one. The Carrera has always been the brand’s most subtle model. This one showcases the less is more philosophy; a silver dial with concentric rings displays only basic time-keeping information and calendar. The slightly domed sapphire crystal is scratch free offering perfect clarity. The automatic winding movement is Tag Heuer’s Calibre 5 (modified Sellita SW200-1). The Sellita version itself is an off-patent clone of the industry workhorse ETA 2824. At 41mm diameter, its size is deceiving. The thin bezel with a large dial makes the watch appear bigger but without the bulk. The stainless-steel case is in excellent condition showing a few small scuffs and a couple of dings on the sharp edges. The most significant blemishes can be seen on the 5 o’clock lug. We can easily remove these impact marks but as always, we prefer to showcase our watches in as close to original condition as possible. Imperfections and blemishes like these can be removed time and time again, but the watch can only be original once. A high-quality genuine Tag Heuer alligator strap appears in practically new condition. The dark brown strap is secured by a locking deployment buckle. The watch will accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 1/2 inches. This is a timeless model that is at home with a three-piece suit or a t-shirt and jeans. Comes with its original box (missing the pillow). The beauty of the basic dial reveals thoughtful details like the tapered faceted hour markers that reflect light making the dial even more functional. Tag-Heuer still makes a version similar to this watch on a stainless steel bracelet with a black dial that retails for $3,650.00 as shown on Tag Heuer’s website. Including a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1-year warranty, this watch is priced at $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e14628.

SOLD


December 20, 2021

Tag Heuer AquaRacer WAY2110 $1,600.00 CAD. e13582

 

Many guys aspire to own a high-end luxury Swiss watch, it is something in our DNA. However, the realities of life and budgets sometimes get in the way for a while. Dropping 5 figures on your Holy Grail timepiece is sometimes out of reach. A good quality estate watch can be the stepping stone to your ultimate timepiece. A Tag Heuer Aquaracer makes a great starting point. You can take advantage of the significant discount compared to buying brand new plus you can have confidence in our one-year mechanical warranty offered on all our estate watches. When you have saved a little bit more, we are always happy to take nice watches like this back on trade. The Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY2110 makes a great gateway watch for anyone who thinks they would enjoy such a luxury item. Tag Heuer is one of the great Swiss brands with a sporting history going back to 1860. This watch is a very capable timekeeper with all the features you could hope for in a sports watch. Water resistant to 300 meters, screw down crown/case back, synthetic sapphire crystal, luminous hands/markers, one way ratcheting bezel timer, all stainless-steel construction, heavy solid link bracelet with locking buckle and diver’s extension. The movement is a Swiss made 26 jewel Sellita SW200 automatic winding mechanism with 3 hand display plus a calendar that Tag Heuer has christened the Calibre 5. A one-year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty comes included. Buying a current version of this watch will cost you $2,800.00 as shown on the Tag-Heuer website. Our excellent condition, original finish estate example is priced at $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e13582.

SOLD


December 19, 2021

2008 Omega Speedmaster Broad Arrow 1957 321.42.50.13.001 $10,280.00 CAD. e14555

We have written and discussed previously the significance of the Omega Speedmaster. It was the watch selected over many other major watch brands (including Rolex) by NASA to be the watch “flight qualified” for all astronauts. From the Gemini 4 mission and of course, the Apollo 11 mission. It was the first watch worn on the moon. In fact, the old-school hand-wind Speedmaster Professional mechanical watches were standard issue well into the space shuttle program. The Omega Speedmaster Professional remains one of several wristwatches qualified by NASA for all manned spaceflight missions. The history of the Omega Speedmasters begins in 1957 with the introduction of Omega’s very first Speedmaster reference CK2915. A chronograph designed to be robust, sturdy, and reliable. It originally was intended to be used as a timekeeper for racing or aviation when split seconds count. The Speedmaster has evolved over the last 64 years adding more models and variations, changes to the case shape and dial, but the original ’57 Speedmaster or pre-moon Speedmaster remained an admired and desired look. Our latest Speedmaster takes the basic concept into a more luxurious design, featuring a solid 18 karat rose gold bezel, rose gold capped centre links, and a beautiful chocolate brown dial with applied markers. The old hand wind 1861 movement has been replaced in this model with Omega’s caliber 3313. This 37 jewel movement adds automatic winding, superior accuracy standards of certified chronometer levels, and a useful 31-day calendar. The beautifully finished movement is visible through the screw-on display back. This watch was originally purchased at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in December 2008. It comes complete with its full set of 3 cards including the fully endorsed warranty card. The broad arrow hour and minute hand are reminiscent of the first Speedmasters and the red 1957 is an obvious acknowledgment of the debut year for the model. The watch is in freshly serviced condition and shows some evidence of use. There are a few tiny impact marks on the sapphire crystal but otherwise looks practically new. The case and bracelet have been professionally refinished to remove the small surface scratched that are inevitable after more than a decade of use. Including our complimentary 1-year warranty, this estate watch is estate priced at $10,280.00 CAD. Stock #e14555 510-00052.

SOLD

 


December 12, 2021

1972 Omega Seamaster Chronograph 176.004 “Big Blue” $2,000.00 CAD. e14067.

Here is a great opportunity for an Omega enthusiast to pick up a rare Seamaster chronograph for a low price. There is only one catch; the watch is missing its rotating minute timer bezel. The bezel hasn’t been available as a new replacement part for some time from Omega in Switzerland. Time spent sleuthing around chat groups on one of the many internet watch forums could produce a lead to find a replacement bezel. Once a replacement bezel is sourced and fitted to the 42mm case, we feel the value of the watch would double or triple. We’ve seen this case style used in various Omega Speedmasters and Flightmasters over the years, but this is the first Seamaster example we’ve ever had. Attached to the 16.4mm thick case is a signed Omega 1162-172 tapered link bracelet. The foldover buckle snaps shut with a secure click. The watch is running well with all functions operating as designed (aside from bezel operations). Even the signed screw down crown is working. Powering the watch is the Omega automatic calibre 1040 movement. This was Omega’s first automatic winding chronograph movement. This 22 jewel mechanism also added a calendar and 24 dial complications. The movement is in excellent condition and appears all original. There are no previous service etchings inside the case back although it surely must have been serviced at least once before. We believe this watch was worn hard for its first 10-15 years and then parked in a drawer after the bezel went missing. The dial is showing its age with some fading and patina on the hands and markers. Once a new bezel has been sourced and installed, we’d suggest treating the watch to a thorough overhaul to ensure years of trouble free service. This watch is being sold “as is”, without a mechanical warranty. Estate priced at $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14067.

SOLD


Oris Divers Sixty-Five 42mm 01 733 7720 4054 $1,600.00 CAD. e14218

Retro and vintage style watches have been very popular for a while now. The Tudor Black Bay series not only re-introduced some cool vintage styling, it clearly reinforced the marque that many had almost forgotten about. One of our favorite old brands when it comes to quality, style, and price, has always been ORIS. Since 1904 they’ve been producing watches that were high in quality and low in price. Even their cheap pin lever watches were capable performers at an impossibly low price compared to other Swiss offerings. The Divers Sixty-Five series was introduced in 2015 as a 40mm retro-styled dive tool. Everyone loved the ultra functional design and utility but some wanted a bit more size. The 42mm came around a year later, and is our latest estate offering. The basic glossy black dial with large luminous hands and markers is the epitome of function. The complete track of minute markers on the dial and ratcheting one-way bezel make precise elapsed timing a simple process. An anti-glare coating on the beautiful domed sapphire crystal further aids in legibility in any lighting situation. The luminous details are tinted with a light parchment hue that reinforces the vintage vibe. Oris even went so far as to stamp the threaded case back with a retro logo. The large 7mm screw-down crown protects the automatic Sellita Sw200-1 movement from moisture damage to a depth of 300 feet. Our watch came from the factory with the signed black rubber strap and buckle, again designed with a vintage look in mind. The previous owner decides to add a good quality Jubilee style stainless steel bracelet with a locking, flip-lock equipped buckle. This generic bracelet is long enough to accommodate a wrist size of over 9 inches. The watch shows minor evidence of use with small scuffs and scratches but otherwise is in excellent condition. It comes complete with inner/outer boxes, instructions, and a paper hangtag, but no endorsed dealer warranty card. Working great and keeping good time, we are pleased to supply the next owner with a complimentary one-year warranty. Oris continues to offer great Swiss quality, style, and tradition at an attractive price point. Including the extra bracelet, the Divers Sixty-Five is estate priced at $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14218.

SOLD

 

 


Maurice Lacroix Masterchrono MP6348 43mm $2,190.00 CAD. e14625 501-00123

Not exactly a household name but Maurice Lacroix watches should be considered if you’re horological interests lie outside the predictable brands. In the 1960s Maurice Lacroix’s parent company purchased a watch assembling business in Switzerland. They produced high-quality private label watches for several different name brands. It has been common practice in Switzerland for well over 100 years for the same manufacturer to produce watches for different brands, often using the same movements labeled differently. With this knowledge and experience, it wasn’t much of a stretch for them to establish the Maurice Lacroix brand in 1975. They are known for producing interesting designs that are big on quality and detail while keeping prices quite competitive. The Masterchrono is no exception. Beautifully sculpted lugs have been machined with 4 compound curved surfaces. Two sets of holes in the lugs allow for fitting different thicknesses of straps, with a polished concave groove cut into the case for extra clearance. Tapered rectangular pushers control a 12-hour chronograph and a 1/4 turn locking crown prevents accidentally changing the time. A threaded display case-back shows off a beautifully decorated 26 jewel Valjoux 7750 with engine-turned, wave pattern finishes usually reserved for watches costing several multiples of this. Highly polished levers and blued steel screws should keep the mechanical watch enthusiast mesmerized for hours. The silver dial features large Arabic hour markers, tapered hour/minute hands, and a seconds hand shaped like a set of calipers. Recessed chronograph registers in contrasting black can display up to 12 hours of elapsed time. A day-date display at 3:00 o’clock adds some extra utility. For the sharp-sighted a tachymeter scale around the chapter ring can be used to calculate 60 to 500 units per hour. Attached to the large 43mm stainless steel case is a 21mm black crocodile strap in fair condition with a signed deployment buckle. The watch is running well with all functions operating as designed. Including a 1-year complimentary (5-years prorated) warranty this visually interesting and technically sophisticated timepiece is estate priced at $2,190.00 CAD. Stock #e14625   501-00123.

SOLD


Ladies Breitling Galactic 32 Cockpit Mother of pearl diamond dial/bezel A71356, $4,700.00 CAD. e14453

When the world of jewellery and watches collide you end up with something like this. Not only is the ladies Breitling Galactic 32 cockpit an accomplished watch. It’s chronometer rated, watertight to over 300 feet, comes with a timer bezel, locking buckle, plus many more high-end features, and has some luxury jewellery features you don’t usually see on a sports watch. The beautiful white mother of pearl dial with diamonds and Roman numeral hour markers is highly legible.  Colourful, iridescent rainbow pastel colours roll across the face when the watch moved. The one-way ratcheting timer bezel has been customized with the edition of 40 round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-HI quality adding 0.60 carats total weight of sparkling bling. The water-resistant 32mm diameter stainless steel case is fitting with a Breitling Chronometer rated calibre 7 jewel B71 quartz movement. This highly efficient movement is thermally compensated for temperature and is said to be 10 to 20 times more accurate than a standard quartz movement. These calendar equipped mechanisms are accurate to plus or minus around 10 seconds per year and operate up to 15 years between battery changes. The watch is fitted with Breitling’s 5-section, Pilot link bracelet and locking buckle, that will accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 inches. This watch is in very good condition, it is showing some small scratches and scuffs. The curved anti-reflective coated synthetic sapphire crystal is perfect and blemish-free, along with the hands and dial. Included with the watch are the original inner/outer boxes, instructions, case back sticker, hangtag, chronometer certificate and most documents (original warranty card is not present). Including a complimentary one year warranty this diamond bracelet/watch is estate priced at $4,700.00 CAD. Stock #e14453.

SOLD

 


December 11, 2021

Baume & Mercier Diamant MOA08738 brand new $2,300.00 CAD. e11399

Since 1830 Baume & Mercier have been creating  high quality watches in Switzerland. By the late 1800s and early 1900s the company had earned a reputation for making some very complicated watches, including minute repeaters that chimed out the time in a sonorous fashion that defied the size of the watch. Chronographs with calendars and tourbillon equipped escapements were other specialties of Baume & Mercier. Casual and sporty watches have their place but a pretty jewellery watch offers the sort of look that certain occasions require. A watch like the B & M Diamant  MOA08738 shows dressy versatility with rich 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel, high quality twinkling diamond hour markers against a background of natural mother of pearl. The curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant and highly refractive when viewed off axis adding to the luxurious design. This watch is brand new and never worn. It was given as a retirement presentation gift but was never used. Purchased in Toronto at BIRKS, it comes complete with all the original packaging, instructions, and endorsed warranty card. Dressy yes, but still quite functional. The white mother of pearl dial provides good contrast with the faceted tapered hands. For the sharp sighted a tiny calendar window displays the day of the month at the 6:00 o’clock position. The case measures 22mm x 33mm and is decorated with a very interesting oval crown offset with a tiny diamond. Comes complete with the full complement of adjustment links. Estate priced at $2,300.00 CAD. Stock #e11399.

SOLD


December 9, 2021

2012 Tag Heuer Formula 1 diamonds & ceramic CAH1212.BA0862 $1,800.00 CAD. e12515

Flattering for all figures, mysterious, and just a little bit racy. The little black dress is all occasion neutral, always makes you feel comfortable and confident while looking at the top of your game. This ceramic and stainless TAG is the little black dress of watches; it’s bold and very fashionable. The 41mm diameter case size negates the “little” but pumps up the statement, making the Formula 1 equally appropriate worn with jeans or your LBD. The TAG is equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, fixed ceramic bezel, threaded crown/case back and of course all those 72 twinkling diamonds around the bezel and on the dial. It is rated water-resistant to a depth of 200 meters/660 feet for a wear it and forget it lifestyle. The polished hands and hour markers are finished off with luminous inserts for telling time in all lighting situations. The sleek black dial also features a discreet 31-day calendar between the 4 and 5 markers. The integrated butterfly folding clasp with easy release pushers blends seamlessly with the bracelet. Model CAH1212 is powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement that is running flawlessly keeping excellent time. This movement not only provides ultra-reliable precise timekeeping, but it also incorporates a 30 minute elapsed time chronograph. Purchased new in 2012 during a late winter vacation on the Carnival Cruise Line ship Destiny. The watch looks like new old stock and showing virtually no evidence of use. Comes complete with endorsed/dated paperwork, booklets, and certificates. Model CAH1212 is no longer a current offering.When it was last offered by Tag Heuer it had a price of $3,000.00 USD. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12515.

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December 8, 2021

Montblanc Meisterstück 7068 40mm automatic. $900.00 CAD. e14606 501-00116

Looking for a high quality Swiss watch without all the hoopla? This classically styled Montblanc may be perfect for you. It measures a contemporary 40mm in diameter but actually looks a bit bigger due to the light coloured dial and lack of thick bezel. Large black Roman numerals plot out the hours with blued steel hands to display the time. A handy calendar is inconspicuously located between 4 and 5 so as not to interrupt the Roman numerals and keep the dial looking balanced. I love the 6 pointed star Montblanc logo at the end of the second hand. A brand new black leather Hirsh strap makes this watch look almost new. There are a few scuffs and scratches on the stainless steel case, but nothing distracting. We’d be happy to give the case a light touch-up if you wish. The optically perfect synthetic sapphire crystal is blemish free and should ward off almost any scratch producing impact. Most watches at this price point come with a basic Swiss automatic movement. When we opened this watch for inspection we were happy to see an original ETA 2892 and not the cloned Selitta SW300. This 21 jewel automatic winding movement found inside the case is also the updated ETA 2892-A2 version. These shock protected movements can easily run within certified chronometer accuracy tolerances when adjusted. This is the same movement found in chronometer grade Omega Seamasters from the 90s and 2000s. Running well and keeping great time this watch comes with our complimentary 1-year warranty. It is estate priced at $900.00 CAD. Stock #e14606  501-00116.

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2021 Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium H70 545 550, 42mm, $898.00 CAD. e14622

Big on history and features but not on price. More so now than ever Hamilton is positioning itself as one of the biggest value brands in the Swiss watch market. How many other makes can offer features like; a 42mm titanium case, curved sapphire crystal, threaded display case back, watertight to 300 feet, automatic Swiss-made 25 jewel movement, and a corporate history dating back to 1892 for $1,240.00 CAD (new MSRP). Hamilton originally manufactured high-quality pocket watches in Lancaster Pennsylvania U.S.A. They supplied watches to U.S. military forces for both world wars and produced the world’s first electric watch in the 1950s (decades before quartz watches took the world by storm). No longer an American company they are now owned by The Swatch Group Switzerland, which also owns great brands like Omega, Longines, Blancpain, Breguet and many more. Our Khaki Field is perhaps the most utilitarian watch we have in the entire store right now. This isn’t a fancy machine, it’s all about absolute functional timekeeping in a tough, durable package. From the complete Arabic hour markers to the large simple hands, everything has been treated to the full luminous treatment for ease of legibility under all lighting conditions. Few watches can offer this type of utility when the lights go out. The 42mm case is made from super-light titanium that is attached to a high-quality suede finish strap. Despite the generous 42mm diameter case size, the complete watch only weighs less than 64 grams. Powering the watch is a modified Swiss-made 25 jewel ETA 2824-2. This venerable mechanism has served in many high-grade brands since the 1960s. Hamilton’s watchmakers have tweaked and altered this workhorse mechanism in order to achieve an 80-hour power reserve. Most automatic watches have a 40 to 50 hour run time if not being worn. The shock-protected movement is visible through the display case back. Our latest estate watch has never been worn. Its condition is perfect in every way; not a scratch or scuff can be seen anywhere on the entire case or crystal. It was purchased new from a Canadian authorized agent in September 2021 and remains covered by the factory’s 2-year warranty. Included with purchase is the original inner/outer box, instruction booklet, endorsed warranty card, and even the original product hangtag. This watch is estate priced at $898.00 CAD. Stock #e14622.

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December 7, 2021

2019 Breitling SuperOcean 42mm A17321 $3,700.00 CAD. e13586

Inspired by Breitling diver’s watches from the 1950s comes the SuperOcean. Its Simple bezel timer features a counter-clockwise rotating coin edged indexed for 30-second increments showing only the 5-minute intervals. The basic but purposeful design extends to the stick hour markers, large luminous hands, and plots. Flat reflective hour markers, sliver-thin sweep second hand, and black on white calendar display finishes off this model’s user-friendly features. Big watches are still part of Breitling’s DNA, in this capacity, the SuperOcean A17321 doesn’t disappoint. At 42mm diameter, you don’t need giant-sized arms to wear this one but it will still fill the wrist of the average-sized gentleman. As with all contemporary Breiltlings the automatic winding Swiss made movement has been officially certified chronometer status for accuracy. This 2019 SuperOcean is the last of its kind to utilize a non-Breitling manufactured movement. The Breitling calibre 17 powering the watch is actually a high-grade ETA 2824-2 that is modified by Breilting technicians for service in this SuperOcean. Today all Breitling SuperOceans come equipped with a modified Tudor-based MT5612 movement. A curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant with an anti-reflective coating helping with legibility. Screw down crown and case back contribute to a more than adequate 660-foot water resistance rating. Fitted to the case is a retro-style mesh bracelet equipped with a flip-lock buckle. The current model AB20101 SuperOcean from Breitling shows a retail price of $5,785.00 CAD. The latest model displays subtle styling updates to the hands and the date display has moved from the 3:00 position to 6:00, but otherwise remains virtually unchanged to our latest estate example. Comes complete with the original inner/ outer box, chronometer certificate, instructions, and even the original invoice (March 2019). Excellent overall condition showing practically no signs of use. The original high polish finish is practically blemish-free, only a few light scuffs can be seen on the buckle. The condition can easily be described as new old stock. A simple ultrasonic cleaning was all that was needed to prepare the watch for sale. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the like new watch is estate priced at $3,700.00 CAD. Stock #e13586.

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December 5, 2021

Ladies Baume & Mercier Classima MVO45089 18kt. 24mm. $900.00 e14456

Simple, reliable, classic timekeeping is what the Baume & Mercier Classima is all about. Throw in some luxury in the form of an 18 karat yellow gold, and a 25mm case size for a look that never goes out of style. A simple two hand display with stick hour markers on a neutral hue champagne dial is easy to read and blends with any outfit. The watch is likely around 20 years old and remains in its original condition with the original black crocodile strap and gold plated signed buckle. Timekeeping duties are controlled by an ultra efficient and accurate Swiss quartz movement. The watch is in very good condition and shows some small scuffs light scratches. We’d be happy to provide complimentary refinishing and polishing if you’d like the watch to look brand new. Including a 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5 years). This classic style Baume & Mercier is estate priced at $900.00 CAD. Stock #e14456.

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November 28, 2021

2015 Tag Heuer Monaco Grand Prix ltd. ed. CV2A1M $3,488.00 CAD. e10121

Carrera has always been TAG Heuer’s sportiest line; at least when it comes to motorsports. This limited edition Monaco Grand Prix may be their sportiest yet. The 43mm diameter case is dominated by the black tachymeter bezel and anthracite dial; add to that a very sporty black rubber strap embossed with a stylized vintage tire tread pattern and you have a very striking watch. The black is broken up by shots of red from the chronograph hands and the white of the day/date display at 3:00 o’clock. The Swiss-made Calibre 16 automatic movement with 42-hour power reserve that runs the watch is fully visible below the ‘Monaco Grand Prix’ logo printed inside of the display case back. Our Carrera model CV2A1M FT6033N shows little signs of use, only the deployment buckle displays evidence of wear with very minor scuffs and shallow scratches, the anti-reflective coating on the sapphire crystal is perfect. There is still a protective plastic sticker on the underside of the deployment buckle. The watch is accompanied by original inner and outer boxes, a manual, endorsed Ontario Tag Heuer authorized agent warranty card from spring 2013, along with the original bill of sale. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide and a complimentary one-year warranty. Number 1566 of 4000 made. This limited edition TAG is estate priced for $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10121.

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November 27, 2021

Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish 44mm A17390 with box & papers $3,585.00 CAD. e13833

Breitling SA is a watch company founded in 1884 in Saint-Imier Switzerland, a small Swiss town with a population of just over 5000 people; it’s also where the Longines watch company originated. The 44mm Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish (now retired) is everything you could possibly want or need from a luxury tool/diver watch. Following the trend and popularity of diver watches of the 1950s, Breitling released the SuperOcean in 1957. A watch with a very impressive for the time 200 meter water resistant case. Technology and materials have advanced significantly since the late 50s. A modern SuperOcean like our A17390 flaunts ten times the water resistance of the original. With a depth rating of 2000 meters a helium escape valve is a must. The automatic valve is designed to protect the watch if you find yourself in a decompression chamber after a particularly deep, extended dive. A handy unidirectional all steel timer bezel has easy to read raised markers at the quarter hours and a luminous dot at 12 o:clock for timing capability even in complete darkness. 8 screws surrounding the outside of the bezel are used to attach the bezel to the case as well as to give the timepiece a more nautical look. A watch that could as easily and justifiably be worn with both a three-piece or wet suit. The SuperOcean Steelfish A17390 is arguably one of the best looking dive watches ever made by Breitling. The watch is on the iconic Breitling Professional II bracelet, manufactured and turned from a four meter long stainless steel bar. Each link patiently is hand polished before being assembled and then polished again. The links and pins are fusion-welded at 3400 degrees Celsius to guarantee durability. The watch was originally purchased in Iceland. It comes complete with original inner/outer boxes, instruction booklets, warranty card, and chronometer certificate. This particular model comes with the difficult to find blue circular grained steel blue dial. Lightly worn but in original unpolished condition. A complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty for the new owner. Working great with all functions in operation as designed. It was recently traded in by the previous owner for something a little smaller. $3,585.00 CAD.  Stock #e13833.

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November 25, 2021

Hamilton Khaki Field Day-Date 42mm H705050, like new. $800.00 CAD. e14611 501-00118

Finding a quality automatic Swiss watch in this sort of price range can be a difficult thing. Finding one with features like sapphire crystal, threaded exhibition case back, all stainless steel construction, heavy-duty stitched leather strap, water resistance to 150 feet, and a day-date calendar display really makes for a challenge. The Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic H70505833 is ready for service in any theater. The functional design extends to the simple logical layout with a 24-hour dial and luminous hands/hour markers. The large crown makes time and date adjustment a snap. A 42mm case size is comfortable and should appeal to those looking for a good-sized watch but not oversized and clumsy. Powering the watch is Hamiton’s remarkable H-30 movement. This 25 jewel automatic winding mechanism boasts an impressive 80-hour power reserve; 40 hours is the benchmark for almost all automatic watches in this price range. Whether you’re just getting into the watch habit, looking to add another to a collection, or need a more purposeful design alternative, this Khaki might just work for you. The watch looks as if it was only worn once or twice, it could pass for brand new. This watch had a suggested retail price of $1,115.00 CAD and can be seen on the Hamilton website. Including a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock e14611   501-00118.

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November 23, 2021

2020 Edox SkyDiver Military Ltd. Ed. 80115 3N VD 42mm $1,330.00 CAD. e14578

2020 Edox SkyDiver Limited Edition 80115 3N VD. Ceramic bezel, green vignette dial, extra green nylon strap, box/paperwork, and certificate #074 of only 555 made worldwide. Threaded crown, case-back, one-way ratching bezel, sapphire crystal, large luminous hands, and hour markers. Leather storage/travel roll with original box. Everything is in excellent condition. Swiss-made automatic Sellita SW200 movement. Original retail price 1,390€. Comes with a 1-year complimentary warranty. Estate price $1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e14578.

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2010 Movado BelaModa with diamonds 0606263 25mm. $600.00 CAD. e14642 501-00127

Movado, like many Swiss watch manufacturers, was established in the late 1800s. They first began producing watches in the town of La Chaux-de-fonds Switzerland, the birthplace of numerous high-quality watch brands. Also like many other Swiss brands, mergers and alliances formed over the years. After the quartz revolution of the 1970s, numerous Swiss brands disappeared or merged with other companies. In the 1980s Movado was purchased by North American Watch, later changing its name to The Movado Group. The less is more philosophy has been a Movado look since the introduction of the Museum watch in the 1940s. A large dot at 12:00 on the face symbolized the sun, the single index was the only reference marker on the entire dial. The “Museum” style soon defined the brand, and to this day it is the look that personifies the brand. Our lady’s stainless steel model features the classic glossy black museum dial. The highly polished, reflective hands are surprisingly easy to see and interpret the time with. The circular link bracelet integrates perfectly with the 25mm round case. The fold-over buckle disappears in the bracelet as it looks just like another connecting link. Model 0606263 features 8 high-quality (VS-H) hand set, round brilliant cut diamonds adding a touch of sparkle to the otherwise casual look. After a professional polishing, cleaning, and battery, the watch is running perfectly and looks almost like new. The previous owner was careful to keep the original inner/outer boxes, instructions, and endorsed warranty card with the watch. This model is no longer a current offering with Movado, but similar watches have suggested retail prices of $1,200.00. Including a 1-year warranty (prorated for 5-years) this watch is estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e14642  501-00127.

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November 21, 2021

Longines Diver Legend L3.674.4, 42mm, $2,290.00 CAD. e14613 501-00119

There are few watch brands with a longer history and more significant achievements than Longines. Since the early part of the 1800s, they’ve consistently produced high-quality timepieces. Early on the company experienced great success in the United States with chronographs used for precise timing during sporting activities. The Longines Diver Legend L3.674.4 isn’t a chronograph, but its clever screw-down thumbwheel crown activates an inner rotating timer ring that can be used to time an event lasting up to one hour. This watches’ vintage looks are for good reason, it is a remake of a highly collectible model introduced in the 1950s. Recreational and professional diving was becoming quite popular in the 1950s. Rolex introduced the Submariner and the original Legend Diver 7042 was Longines interpretation of what a diver’s watch should be. Nice condition original examples are seeing asking prices of close to $20,000.00 these days. If it wasn’t for a date aperture at 3:00 the modern version looks almost identical to the original 7042. Our estate example was worn in rotation with other watches in the previous owner’s collection, as such, it didn’t see much use. It has not been polished or refinished in any way, there are some light scratches and scuffs on the case that could easily be polished away in only a few minutes by one of our onsite goldsmiths. Don’t let the vintage looks fool you, this is a highly capable diver’s tool, able to withstand water pressure at depths of up to 1000 feet. The domed sapphire crystal looks like a plastic original but is exponentially more scratch-resistant. Inside the watertight case is a Longines modified ETA 2824-3 automatic movement. Reliable and accurate, these movements have a well-earned reputation of longevity dating back decades. Key areas of the dial and rotating timer ring have been treated with luminous material enabling the time to remain visible in any lighting situation. The original owner decided to upgrade the factory tang style buckle with a butterfly deployment style. This signed genuine Longine buckle and accessory rubber strap cost approximately $500.00. He also purchased a vintage-looking accessory 22mm rubber strap that is interchangeable with the original tang and deployment buckle. The watch comes with its original inner/outer oversized boxes, instruction booklet, hangtag displaying the original $2,200.00 USD price. Including a complimentary 1-year warranty, this throwback design, modern diver’s watch is estate priced at $2,290.00 CAD. Stock #e14613   501-00119.

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November 16, 2021

2010 Breitling Colt GMT 41mm A32350 $2,800.00 CAD. e13043

Breitling is one of the world’s great watch brands with a deep horological history dating back to 1884. The Colt chronometer GMT is one of their truly functional professional watches. Many Breitling are optioned with complicated slide rules, multi-register chronographs, and busy dials. The Colt presents its functions simply and logically. Basic time keeping is handled by pencil shaped hour/minute hands with a full track of large Arabic hour markers. The independently adjustable 2nd hour hand displays any additional time zone in a 24-hour format (no mistaking AM or PM hours) with a short red arrow tipped hand. As with most Breitling, the watch is equipped with a one-way ratcheting bezel indexed in 30-second increments for timing capabilities of up to 1 hour. An overachieving water resistance rating of 500 meters should keep even the hardcore diver satisfied. The silver dial offers great contrast and the luminous hands/markers make legibility possible even in complete darkness. Many modern Breitlings can be cumbersome with diameters of 44mm or larger and a bulk to match. The Colt GMT measures a very manageable, just about 41mm diameter or roughly the same size as the benchmark Rolex Submariner diver watch. Overall condition is very good. Case and bracelet display small scuffs and scratches associated with use but nothing that couldn’t be easily polished away for no charge while you wait. The watch was originally purchased in Japan in November 2010. It comes complete with the inner/outed boxes, endorsed warranty, instruction booklet, chronometer certificate. Also included are a couple of booklets I’ve never seen before made for the Japanese market, only the front covers are printed in English. For an easy to use rugged watch there isn’t anything more effective than the Colt Chronometer GMT. Not very often does a Colt show up complete with everything delivered from the factory. All functions working as designed. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty the watch is priced at $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e13043.

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November 11, 2021

Swiss Army Victorinox Alliance 24095 38mm $250.00 CAD. 501-00114

Swiss Army Victorinox build high quality, durable watches at an affordable price point. They aren’t exotic and elaborate but they’ll get the job done. All stainless steel construction, screw-on case back, water-resistant to 100 meters, sapphire crystal, and calendar feature. This Alliance model 24095 has been fitted with an aftermarket soft rubber strap with a locking deployment buckle. The easy-to-read silver dial with large Arabic numbers is printed with an inner hour track, perfect for professionals who need to know PM hours in a 24 format. At 38 mm diameter, this watch is a reasonable size for any man or woman who prefers something a bit larger without the bulk. Pictured beside the benchmark 36mm Rolex Datejust this watch offers an appropriate size for function and utility. It is powered by a Swiss-made Ronda quartz movement keeping excellent time. The soft rubber strap will accommodate a wrist size of up to almost 9 inches or be shortened to fit a more slender wrist. The watch has been refinished to look practically new. We are happy to provide the new owner with a 1-year complimentary warranty. This watch is estate priced at $250.00 CAD. Stock number 501-00114.

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1962 U.S. market Omega KL6312 17 jewel calibre 560, 34mm $1,300.00 CAD. e14602

If you’re not careful this rare U.S. market only KL 6312 Omega could unearth an internet rabbit hole you may not escape from for hours; you’ve been warned. American protectionism has been around for centuries. The practice of making imported products more expensive by applying tariffs and adding barriers for foreign manufacturers started way back in 1792. Tariffs and taxes are efficient ways for governments to generate revenue. The post-WWII American economy was booming and everyone wanted a piece of it. Import taxes on watches were nothing new, tariffs did a great job insuring mass-produced, high-quality American pocket watches were far less expensive than the imported competition. High-end Swiss watchmakers like Rolex and Omega set up manufacturing facilities in the U.S. or partnered with American parts suppliers to avoid as many import duties as possible. It isn’t unusual to see “Made in USA” on vintage Rolex bracelets. From what we understand this vintage Omega was made exclusively for the American market. It features a modified movement manufactured by Omega in Switzerland with a reduced jewel count of 17. Adding more than 17 jewel bearings would instantly trigger steep taxes making an Omega artificially expensive. Our research indicates only around 3,000 of these 17 jewel Omega calibre 560 movements were produced, making watches equipped with this mechanism quite scarce. Omega took its tariff reduction policies very seriously and went the extra step of having some cases produced by American manufacturers. The case on this 34mm example was made by Jonell Watch Case Company from New York. Manufacturing strategies like this allowed Omega to retail these watches for under $100.00 USD in the 1960s. This opened up a huge new market of blue-collar American workers who desired something exotic and foreign but didn’t want to pay premium prices to get it. Our latest estate Omega is a rare model KL 6312. It features the calibre 560 17 jewel automatic movement with a calendar and second hand. The 10 karat gold-filled case measures 34mm in diameter and is in like-new condition. The lugs show no base metal coming through the cap. The signed crown appears original and displays the old style Omega logo. It is of our opinion the dial has been refinished at some point; there is no indication printed on the dial for tritium, but the luminous material is still mostly intact on the hands and markers. A new 18mm black leather strap with stainless steel deployment buckle has been fitted to the case. The screw on stainless steel case back has never been engraved and still displays a prominent circular pattern. The overall condition of the watch leads us to believe it was hardly used. There is not a single service etching inside the case back. We suspect this watch was rarely used. We have opted to leave the movement alone, as it is running well and operating with good accuracy. In addition to our usual complimentary 1-year warranty, we will perform 1 free overhaul to the movement anytime the next owner requires it. This rare U.S. market only Omega is estate priced at $1,300.00 CAD. Stock #e14602.

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November 10, 2021

2009 Tissot PRC 100 Titanium chronograph T008.417.44.061.00 $400.00 CAD. e14544

There are not many Swiss watches out there that cut boast features like this Tissot for anywhere near our $400.00 estate price. Tissot’s PRC line of watches has always been one of their more durable designs at a reasonable price. This example takes the specifications up a notch as the case and bracelet are made from super tough and lightweight titanium. It also has the regular PRC features of a threaded crown, threaded case back, sapphire crystal, jewelled Swiss quartz movement with calendar, 1/10 of a second chronograph and lap timer. The slate grey dial blends well with the titanium case and offers good legibility in any lighting condition. Polished sections of titanium offer a little sparkle against the mostly brushed finish. This watch is in good condition but does show some scuffs and scratches on the bracelet. It was purchased in 2009 at a Tissot authorized agent in St. Lucia. It comes complete with all its original packaging and endorsed paperwork. We are pleased to supply the next owner with a complimentary one-year mechanical warranty. This 38mm rugged and durable estate Tissot is priced at $400.00 CAD. Stock #e14544.

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1967 Omega Seamaster DeVille 34mm KL6610 solid 14kt. case $2,000.00 CAD. e14197

Despite the Seamaster moniker, Omega watches like this were not watertight or even all that water-resistant. Rolex had their impressive, patented oyster case with screwed-on case back and crown. Omega needed a different approach in protecting their watches from moisture. They decided to eliminate the case back entirely. The theory is: without a case back and required gasket that could potentially fail, removing the case back altogether is one less place for water to enter. To service the watch the entire movement with dial comes out through the front after the crown and crystal are removed. Excellent plan in theory but in practice, the non screw-down crown’s rubber gaskets fail over the years and allow water in if you’re not careful. This example remains in remarkable condition showing no signs of damage caused by moisture. It is rare to find a Seamaster DeVille without the odd water stain on the dial or hands. We are happy to report the dial on this watch is in perfect condition. We performed a full overhaul to the original pink gold plated, calibre 565, 24 jewel Omega manufactured movement. Our April 2021 service included changing the crown with a modern replacement. Now in perfect running condition, the watch is keeping great time, Vibrograf report included. This less is more watch is an exercise in basic timekeeping, with gold hands and markers with black highlights for extra contrast against a silver dial. A 31-day quickset calendar adds some extra utility. Although this watch is only 34.2mm in diameter the actual dial surface area looks larger than a 36mm Rolex Datejust because it lacks a thick bezel. The original signed Omega plastic crystal is still in excellent condition. You would never guess this watch was manufactured in 1967. The solid 14 karat gold case is in remarkable shape showing very little wear, I’m sure this watch was only worn on special occasions. There is some commemorative hand engraving on the case-back as this watch was used as a presentation gift in 1968. The slender lugs show no thinning from long-term use or polishing. The case shows some minor scratches that go unnoticed except under extreme scrutiny. A brand new 19mm brown Hirsch strap with gold plated buckle has this watch looking almost like new old stock. While the movement was out, we weighed the 14 karat gold case and plastic crystal at a significant 14 grams. Including a complimentary one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14197.

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November 9, 2021

Breitling Crosswind Chronograph Dual time 24hr. B13355 $6,250.00 CAD. e11640

The ultimate dual time watch isn’t one that simply shows two time zones, it’s something like this with two completely independent mechanisms. The small bracelet watch has the unusual characteristic of a continuous 24 hour display in a dedicated quartz powered movement. The hour hand makes just one full dial rotation every 24 hours compared to the standard 12 hour 2 rotations per day. This enables the user to distinguish between am and pm hours. Maybe it’s time you made the plunge into the world of luxury watches. Don’t be afraid of high repair bills and finicky reliability issues. Trust me, there are far worse things you could do with some extra $$$ than buy a high quality Swiss watch. This Breitling Chronomat is a great place to start or add to a collection. It’s 43mm big, it’s blue and it’s all shiny stainless steel with 18 karat yellow gold; what’s not to like. The movement at the heart of this do it all watch is the venerable Valjoux 7750. This automatic winding workhorse has been in continuous service by many of the world’s most famous brands for over 40 years. It’s amazingly reliable and familiar to every decent watchmaker anywhere in the world. It doesn’t have to go directly back to the manufacturer for service and replacement parts are readily available. It’s not uncommon for these mechanisms to go up to 10 years between service. The Chronomat Crosswind has more than enough features to keep even a hard core watch geek interested. A 12 hour 3 register chronograph is its primary feature. Other details include a one-way ratcheting 60-minute bezel timer, tachymeter scale for measuring units per hour, threaded crown/case back, curved synthetic sapphire crystal and solid link bracelet with double locking buckle. A continuous sweeping second hand and calendar add some day to day functionality and don’t forget about that beautiful blue dial. It has 3 different textures applied to the navy blue finish. The luminous Roman numeral hour markers give it just enough sophistication without losing its sporting focus. Watertight to 100 meters and made from high grade stainless steel should allow use under any situation. Model B13355 looks practically new, the highly polished case, bracelet, and crystal are virtually scratch free. The bracelet is short an adjusting link or two; if you have a very large wrist an extra may need to be ordered. This watch was purchased at a Toronto authorized Breitling agent in April 2009. Comes complete with all paperwork and packaging. A complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one-year mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $6,250.00 CAD. Stock #e11640.

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October 12, 2021

Breitling Chronomat Evolution 44mm A13356 $3,300.00 CAD. e12207

I know you’re out there, don’t be shy. It’s time you made the plunge into the world of luxury watches. Don’t be afraid of high repair bills and finicky reliability issues. Trust me, there are far worse things you could do with some extra $$$ than buy a high quality Swiss watch. This Breitling Chronomat Evolution is a great place to start or add to any collection. It’s 44mm big, it’s bold and it’s all shiny stainless steel, what’s not to like. The movement at the heart of this do it all watch is the venerable Valjoux 7750. This automatic winding movement has been in continuous service in some of the world’s most famous brands for over 40 years. It’s amazingly reliable and familiar to every decent watchmaker anywhere in the world. It doesn’t have to go directly back to the manufacturer for service, replacement parts are readily available. It’s not uncommon for these mechanisms to go up to 10 years between service. The Chronomat Evolution has more than enough features to keep even a hard core watch geek interested. A 12 hour 3 register chronograph is the primary feature. Other details include a one-way ratcheting 60-minute bezel timer, tachymeter scale for measuring units per hour, threaded crown/case back/chronograph pushbuttons, and a curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. A continuous sweeping second hand, calendar adds some day-to-day functionality, and don’t forget about the beautiful silver white dial. It has 3 different textures applied to its silvery finish. For a steel version, this example features rather rare Roman numeral hour markers that give it some dressy sophistication without losing its sporting focus. Luminous hands and hour plots help visibility in the dark. Watertight to 100 meters and made from high grade stainless steel should allow use under any circumstance. Model A13356 looks practically like new, the highly polished case is scratch free along with the crystal. The Breilting dark brown leather strap with signed Breitling buckle is in great condition looking like it was only worn a few times. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers complimentary one-year mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $3,300.00 CAD. Stock #e12207.

SOLD


October 11, 2021

2017 Hublot Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase Titanium 647.NX.1137.RX $15,800.00 CAD. e14483

Around for over 40 years, Hublot is not exactly a new brand, but they have experienced explosive popularity over the past decade or so. Originally founded by Italian Carlo Crocco in 1980, the brand made its debut at the Basil watch fair the same year. Hublot was the first brand to combine luxury watches, with precious metal and soft, durable, lightweight rubber straps. Their unorthodox creations were the talk of the international watch show in Switzerland in 1980, but rumors say that Hublot failed to make one sale during the Basel exhibition. Their porthole-shaped styles made from gold and black rubber were very distinctive, to say the least. The upstart company was competing with traditional brands, many with more than 100 years of design experience in the conservative, luxury world of Swiss watchmaking heritage. The French word Hublot literally translates to porthole in English. The porthole look has been a signature characteristic for Hublot since its inception and it continues with the Spirit of Big Bang. For those tastes that feel the mainstream heritage brands are stodgy and old-fashioned looking, Hublot offers a refreshing alternative; a Hublot will never be confused with your father’s watch. Beautifully manufactured movements, executed with complicated details are Hublot specialties. The Spirit of Big Bang 647.NX.1137.RX doesn’t disappoint. The curved titanium case of 42mm is manageable as a daily watch compared to some other Big Bang models, and the overall weight of only 115 is a pleasure on the wrist. This is a watch for the enthusiast who wants to see beautifully detailed mechanical components. Underneath the curved sapphire crystal is a dial made from optically perfect sapphire; the logo, date-frame, seconds-ring, and moon phase-ring all appear to be floating on this invisible surface. While not intended as an all-business watch the skeletonized movement offers surprisingly decent legibility with large thick luminous hands that are quite useful when the lights go out. A red minutes/seconds track and blue moon phase background offer a dash of colour on the otherwise grey and black titanium. A curved tonneau-shaped display window reveals the Hublot calibre 1770. The pierced rotor offers an almost unobstructed view of the 26 jewel, 50-hour power reserve automatic movement. The adjustable length rubber strap is super comfortable and supple. A signed buckle is contoured to the wrist and snaps shut with a reassuring mechanical lock. This watch was purchased new in Canada at an authorized Hublot dealer and comes with their endorsed warranty from 2017. Complete packaging and instructions are all in perfect condition. The Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase 647.NX.1137.RX is still a current offering from Hublot. It can be seen on their website with a suggested retail price of $23,500.00 Canadian. This watch is in perfect condition, looking unworn, keeping great time, and with all functions operating as designed. Including a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5-years) this like new condition watch is estate priced at $15,800.00 CAD. Stock #e14483.

SOLD

 

 


October 10, 2021

2019 Oris Divers Sixty-Five 01 733 7707 4035-07, 40mm, $1,850.00 CAD. e14415

Retro and vintage style watches have been very popular for a while now. The Tudor Black Bay series not only re-introduced some cool vintage styling, but it also clearly reinforced the marque that many had almost forgotten about. One of our favorite old brands when it comes to quality, style, and price, has always been ORIS. Since 1904 they’ve been producing watches that were high in quality and low in price. Even their cheap pin lever watches were capable performers at an impossibly low price compared to other Swiss offerings. The Divers Sixty-Five series was introduced in 2015 as a 40mm retro-styled dive tool. Everyone loved the ultra-functional design and basic utility of the watch. It has been a great success for our favorite brand that you make not have heard of before. The basic glossy black dial has an outer chapter ring of dark navy blue. The large luminous hands and markers make the dial the epitome of function. The 12, 3, 6, and 9 are framed in reverse showing dark numbers in a glowing frame. When the lights go out this is an impressive dial. The complete track of minute markers on the dial and ratcheting one-way bezel make precise elapsed timing a simple process. An anti-glare coating on the beautiful domed sapphire crystal further aids in legibility in any lighting situation. The luminous details are tinted with a slightly off-white hue that reinforces the vintage vibe. Oris even went so far as to stamp the threaded case back with its old retro logo. The large 7mm screw-down crown protects the automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement from moisture damage to a depth of 300 feet. Our watch came from the factory with the signed black rubber strap and buckle, again designed with a vintage look in mind. The watch is in showroom condition showing no scuffs or scratches on the polished and brushed stainless-steel case. There is minor evidence of use on the case back in the form of very light scratches, likely from being moved across a desktop. It comes complete with inner/outer boxes, instructions, endorsed dealer warranty card (April 6, 2019). Working great and keeping good time, we are pleased to supply the next owner a complimentary one-year warranty. Oris continues to offer great Swiss quality, style, and tradition at an attractive price point. Our latest Divers Sixty-Five is estate priced at $1,850.00 CAD. Stock #e14415.

SOLD

 


October 9, 2021

Breitling Chrono Cockpit 18kt. & steel B13350 39mm $4,500.00 CAD. e10570

We love the crisp white dial with the really cool Arabic font hour markers on this Breitling. The Chrono Cockpit B13350 is a more than capable sport watch that could be worn by almost anyone. At 39mm it is not so big that it couldn’t be worn by a woman looking for something a little more than just an oversized Michael Kors fashion watch. The completely high polish finish in bright 18 karat yellow gold and shiny stainless steel is definitely hard not to notice. Furnished inside the 200-meter water-resistant case is the very competent Valjoux 7750. This steadfast movement has been a benchmark for automatic chronographs since the 1970s. Breitling watchmakers have modified the base calibre to higher standards qualifying it to certified chronometer grade accuracy levels. A one-way rotating timer bezel is very handy when split-second timing isn’t required. A very small tachymeter scale on the chapter ring allows an extra unit per hour calculator function but only if you have extra sharp vision. A double locking buckle on an 18 karat/stainless steel pilot bracelet completes the very attractive look. The watch is running great keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and Breitling box, the watch is estate priced at $4,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10570.

SOLD

 


October 6, 2021

Geneve “Cartier Panthère” style 18kt. 65.6gr. (net) 0.50ct. tw. VS-H. $6,000.00 CAD. e14540

Previously enjoyed watches like this are truly some of the biggest bargains you can find in our estate collection, and here’s why. The net weight of 18 karat gold in this watch of 65.6 is worth $3,600.00 simply in its scrap value (with gold priced at $2,279.00 Canadain per ounce). The 36 VS-H quality diamonds weigh an estimated total weight of 0.50 carats and have a wholesale value of around $600.00. Simply in rare material alone, there is $4,200.00 worth of value. That’s not to mention the cost of all the other various components necessary to turn this into a functioning timepiece. The Swiss made ETA 956.112 quartz movement is functioning flawlessly, keeping great time with a simple 3 hand display and calendar function. The cases and bracelets of Geneve watches are crafted in Italy to a very high standard. They have high-end features like properly screwed together adjustment links, deployment buckles made from tougher springier gold alloys for extra durability and security. The resemblance of this design is quite obvious, it looks almost exactly like Cartier’s famous Panthère design but without the $37,100.00 price tag. We’re not suggesting this watch is of quite the same quality as Cartier’s original masterpiece, but for less than 14% of the cost, it does make a tempting alternative for those who love the look but are working with a smaller budget. The champagne dial is framed with 37 hand set round brilliant diamonds of surprisingly high quality (VS-H). The protected crown is decorated with a bezel set synthetic sapphire. This 28mm watch is in like new condition showing little to no wear, there is even a protective sticker still on the case back. The silky smooth bracelet links show virtually no sag and the buckle is tight and secure. When the time comes to have this watch serviced or the battery changed, any good watch repair shop can handle the maintenance. There is no need to send it to a pricey specialty boutique. We are happy to supply the next owner with a complimentary 1-year warranty. For the price of this complicated estate watch, you couldn’t buy even a new curb link bracelet of the same weight and karat of gold. This homage to Cartier is estate priced at $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14540.

SOLD

 


Tag Heuer Autavia CBE2110 Full kit, like new, extra strap/buckle $5,200.00 CAD. e13788

Original Heuer Autavia watches are commanding huge prices these days. A decade ago really nice ones would change hands for a couple of thousand dollars. Today these same watches are selling for 10 times that figure. In fact last year we made an even trade with a no box/papers vintage Autavia for a stainless steel full kit Rolex Daytona. This practically new Autavia combines the handy features of a 12-hour chronograph along with a rotating bezel that displays a second timezone. These features are perfect for the world traveler, pilot, or automotive racing enthusiast. The 42mm case size and 16mm thickness really helps capture the vintage character of the watch. “Panda” dial, HEUER only dial logo, tan luminous hands, and hour plots reinforce the vintage look. Looking at an original Autavia it’s easy to see that Tag Heuer got it right with the re-edition. This image was taken from On The Dash. They are a fantastic online resource for any vintage Heuer fan. This example is one of the early versions of the re-issue with the unique chronograph minute register design. The early versions of the re-issue were indexed showing 12 markers at 2.5 minute intervals, which really doesn’t make a lot of sense for ease of interpretation, but it does balance with the look of the constant seconds subdial. This is perhaps a case of aesthetic design winning over practicality. Later versions received the 30 individual hash marks that more clearly displayed the elapsed minutes. The original vintage Heuer dial displays the full 30 minute hash marks. As a modern Tag Heuer this watch benefits from a super hard synthetic sapphire crystal treated with an anti-reflective treatment, luminous hands/markers, proprietary in house developed 33 jewel column-wheel calibre 02 movement with an extended 75 hour power reserve and a handy 31 calendar in a small aperture located in the constant seconds hand white 6:00 sub-dial that practically goes unnoticed. The beautifully finished automatic winding movement can be seen through a display window on the case back. The movement is a micromechanical work of art. Our latest estate watch could be classified as truly in like-new condition. It was only occasionally worn with great care and caution. The fully polished finish remains scratch, scuff, and ding free looking like it just came out of the Tag Heuer factory in Switzerland. It has never been refinished in any way and is 100% complete and original. The previous owner purchased the OEM distressed tag leather strap along with the HEUER signed stainless steel buckle. This extra accessory would have added around $300.00 more to the Autavia MSRP of $5,450.00 USD. The leather strap swap gives the watch a much more casual look. With a small, sharp screwdriver, the switch back and forth from metal to leather can be done in about a minute. Comes complete with all the original packaging, booklets, open warranty card, product sticker sheet, extra bracelet with shipping bag. We only have one and it is priced at $5,200.00 CAD. We ship duty-free to most international destinations. Stock #e13788.

SOLD

 

 


October 5, 2021

18kt. Omega Seamaster GMT 2634.80.93 41mm (very rare) $13,500.00 CAD. e14563

Rare is a word often used to describe vintage watches. While there are indeed some uncommon and rare watches, most of what was made by the major manufacturers over the last 30 years can be easily found online. Several of the prominent Swiss brands are continuously producing limited edition watches one after another to the point of becoming no longer something special. Our latest estate watch is special in so many ways, and it is truly a rare watch. Scouring the internet for information will prove most frustrating if you’re looking for this watch. Solid gold Omega sports watches of any description are scarce. The 1990s were very good for Omega. The newest James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) had a string of hit movies all featuring an Omega watch as standard issue special agent equipment. Bond’s watches were typically the stainless steel Seamasters that had a retail price in the $3,000.00 range. The high-end 18 karat gold versions of the same model had retail prices close to 10 times more. Needless to say, very few gold examples left the factory. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were authorized agents for Omega throughout the 1990s. We sold 100s of “James Bond” stainless steel watches, but only 2 or 3 of the gold examples, and this is one of them. We sold this watch in February of 2005 as a 40th birthday present. It is so nice to be reunited with this specially ordered Seamaster GMT. It remains in its unrestored condition after being carefully worn for over 16 years. Never polished or refinished in any way, it displays some scuffs and scratches on the case, bezel, and buckle. In the spirit of authenticity, a brand new replacement Omega strap of the original description is included along with the worn-out version that it came with (not pictured). The previous owner installed a high-quality black and blue Hirsh rubber strap currently on the watch that perfectly suits its character. Dual time/GMT Seamasters are not seen often, and a solid gold example is a unicorn among Omegas. As soon as you pick this watch up you can tell it is very special. The head and buckle alone weigh a significant 125 grams; that’s nicely over 1/4 pound. The royal blue wave dial is the perfect complimentary colour to the rich 18 karat yellow gold case. Extra-large markers and hands make time interpretation instantaneous day or night. The GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) function allows the wearer to keep track of 2 different timezones. Your local time is displayed with the regular hour hand and the second time zone (not necessarily GMT) is displayed with the long red arrow tipped hand using the 24 hour bezel. This hand revolves around the dial once every 24 hours so you know the day versus nighttime hours. The local hour hand can be quickly adjusted to any timezone without affecting the other time displayed. Sounds confusing right? In reality, once you see how it functions, it makes complete sense and makes this a wonderful tool for the world traveler. Being a Seamaster it is water-resistant to 300 meters and comes with a threaded case back and crown. This watch comes with a fully endorsed warranty card, instructions, documents, wallet, chronometer hang tag, beautiful wooden box, outer box, and even a period-correct 121-page consumer product book. Omega is still producing a Seamaster 300 in 18 karat but it lacks the GMT function and costs a cool $31,500.00 as shown on the corporate website. This watch deserves to be the piece for a serious Omega aficionado/collector. I’m sure we will never have an opportunity to showcase such a rare Omega. We just completed this watches’ first service in December 2021. It is running well withing chronometer tolerances at just 2 seconds fast per day according to our virbrograf report. Including a 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years), this watch is estate priced at $13,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14563.

SOLD

 

 


2016 Longines Master L26288773 38.5mm 18kt. rose gold with diamond dial. $5,150.00 CAD. e14587

For a formal event or a long-overdue night out, this 18 karat rose gold Longines would make the perfect accessory. We all love sports watches but a watch like this should fill a compartment of all serious watch collectors. The winged hourglass logo has been decorating Longines watches since 1889. It is the oldest registered and protected logo in the watch industry. There are few watch brands with a longer history and more significant achievements than Longines. Since the early part of the 1800s, they’ve consistently produced high-quality timepieces. Early on the company experienced great success in the United States with chronographs used for precise timing during sporting activities. They’ve been making watches with certified chronometer accuracy levels well before the turn of the 20th century. While not an officially certified chronometer, the Longines L619.2 (ETA 2892-A2) 21 jewel automatic mechanism in this watch can easily qualify when submitted for independent certification. This is the same base calibre movement you’ll find in many Omega Seamaster chronometers, older Breitling and Tag Heuer chronometers plus other luxury brands. This estate watch looks as if it has never been used. There is not a scuff or scratch to be found. Classic silvery-white, oxford cloth textured dial with sparkling diamond hour markers and easy to interpret hands are the perfect combination for the dressy looks. At 38.5mm diameter, it is a good-sized watch but not cumbersome and bulky. The actual dial size is bigger than many larger watches due to the lack of a thick bezel. A handy calendar and sweep second hand and some extra function. This watch was purchased at an Ontario authorized Longines agent in 2016 and spent the next 5 years sitting in its box unused. The crocodile strap remains in unworn condition without a scuff, stain, or blemish. It comes complete with the original documentation, endorsed warranty card, inner/outer boxes, plastic hangtag, polishing cloth, and precious stone certificate. The 12 diamonds decorating the dial are of very good VS-SI-FG quality and total 0.55 carats total weight. The dark brown strap is secured by a rose gold plated deployment locking buckle that offers excellent security and extends the life of the strap. We are happy to supply a no charge 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years) to the next owner of this classically styled watch. Estate priced at $5,150.00 CAD. Stock #e14587.

SOLD


18kt. Festina F652 automatic chronograph 147.2gr (gross weight) 38.5mm. $9,888.00 CAD. e14597

Love this watch for what it is; don’t hate it for what it isn’t. Have you priced out a luxury, Swiss-made 18 karat gold watch lately? The Omega Speedmaster in 18 karat gold will run you $47,300.00 CAD, and a new Rolex Daytona will cost you $43,250.00 if you’re lucky enough to find one at a Rolex boutique. Those brands offer some cachet that a Festina may lack but there is a lot going for this watch at well under 1/4 the price. Festina has been around for over 100 years. They are a serious force in the watch industry, selling 5 million watches per year according to their website. Not only do I love the fact that this watch is constructed of 18 karat gold but the movement inside is the venerable Valjoux 7751. This is the same movement you’d find inside an Omega Seamaster chronograph from the same period this watch was made. Valjoux was also the chosen supplier of Rolex for movements for the Daytona until the mid to late 1980s. This watch is 100% original, right down to the bracelet screws that don’t look like they’ve ever been turned, even the protective plastic case back sticker has never been removed. We believe the watch was only worn a handful of times then placed in its box for a decade or two. The case and bracelet retain the original factory finish, no polishing of any kind has been done. The tachymetre scale displays very light scratches but the debossed text/numbers are perfectly crisp and sharp. Some oxidation on the case is easily seen by the threaded chronograph pushers as a testament to an extended storage period. This oxidation could literally be wiped away in a minute or two but we thought we’d leave it as proof of long-term storage. There is no sag or stretch in the 16 link Oyster style bracelet. Much like a Rolex Oyster case, the Festina is equipped with a threaded crown, threaded chronograph pushers, threaded case back, and super hard synthetic sapphire crystal. These features keep contaminants out and contribute to a water resistance rating of 5 atmospheres (169 feet). This is not a budget built watch. It weighs in at 147.2 grams (gross weight). If the nonprecious metal components were removed, we believe there would be close to 115 grams of 18 karat gold. With gold priced at $2,321.00 per ounce Canadian today, the gold value alone in this watch is worth over $6,400.00.  The champagne/mother of pearl dial is in perfect condition, showing no stains or blemishes of any kind. The deployment buckle works perfectly and disappears seamlessly within the bracelet where closed. Included with the watch are a 1-year warranty (exclusive of damage caused by moisture) and a complimentary first service whenever required. The watch is running well with all functions operating as designed. It comes complete with its original box, unendorsed warranty card, and a polishing cloth. Get a great looking, great feeling, solid gold Swiss-made watch for less than you’d expect. This watch is estate priced at $9,888.00 CAD. Stock #e14597.

SOLD


October 3, 2021

Breitling Chrono Cockpit A13358 $3,880.00 CAD. e10139

e10139-breitling-chrono-cockpit-a13358-001 If you love the look of these, but don’t have the frame to pull off a 45mm or larger watch, this one should be just right. At 39mm diameter, the Chrono Cockpit A13358 will look perfect on the slimmer man or even the lady who prefers an aviator styled watch. The lightweight strap option keeps the total weight down to nicely under 100 grams. Light on size and heft but still a heavyweight when it comes to features. The watch comes with the exact same Valjoux 7750 chronograph/chronometer movement that its supersized brothers have. This robust workhorse Swiss mechanism is modified by Breitling’s watchmakers to higher chronometer grade specification. It is water-resistant to over 300 feet, comes with a screw-down crown/case back, and a 60 bezel timer; the same as any high-quality diver watch would have. Extra tough curved synthetic sapphire crystal, 12-hour chronograph display, and calendar round out the standard features. e10139-breitling-chrono-cockpit-a13358-002The condition looks new. The entire case is highly polished, void of any significant scuffs or scratches. The original factory 18mm stainless steel buckle secures the brand new high-quality Hirsh black carbon strap with white stitching.e10139-breitling-chrono-cockpit-a13358-003 Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,880.00 CAD. Stock #e10139.

SOLD

 


October 2, 2021

Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CT2110 Royal De Versailles Toronto $2,040.00 CAD. e12264

Classic looking Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CT2110. It’s got everything the watch enthusiast is looking for; iconic looks, generous 42mm case size, Swiss-made automatic movement, historically significant brand, beautiful and less common blue dial and a do it all design that has stood the test of time. The Link series has been Tag Heuer’s dressy model since the line was introduced as the Sports Elegance well over 30 years ago. The appearance has evolved over the past 3 decades, but the wishbone link bracelet style has always been a key feature that defines the look. The predominantly brushed finish gives the watch a purposeful look without the bling. Only the rotating 60-minute bezel timer and chronograph pushers have been treated to a highly polished finish. Soft rounded edges on the case and bracelet plus a curved synthetic sapphire crystal make for a watch that is ultra comfortable. Luminous hour/minute hands with sweep seconds hand and calendar display add extra function some dress models lack. The watch is equipped with a threaded crown/case back enabling a water resistance rating of 200 meters. An integrated locking buckle makes sure the watch stays put securely on your wrist. The 12-hour chronograph adds some bonus utility and fills the dial with independent hour, minute, and second registers. The watch is in next to new condition showing little evidence of wear. For a watch that was purchased in 1999 the classic wishbone link bracelet shows no measurable stretch or sag. Included with purchase is a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, original outer/inner clamshell box, operating instructions and the original Royal De Versailles endorsed warranty card. Estate priced at $2,040.00. CAD. Stock #e12264.

SOLD


October 1, 2021

2016 Breitling Chronomat 44 B01 movement CB0110 $9,999.00 CAD. e11998

I love it when we get the opportunity to showcase a two owner all original luxury watch. No story estate watches complete with everything as delivered from an authorized retail agent don’t come by nearly as often as we’d like. In addition to the original packaging, booklets, instructions, warranty cards this watch comes with the Birks Toronto Yorkdale original bill of sale. Also included and a first for us is the Toronto-Dominion Bank receipt of the draft used to originally pay for the watch in July of 2016 for $14,995.00. This is NOT a grey market online purchased timepiece; it comes with the full support of the 5-year international warranty. As the watch was originally purchased from Birks it comes with a 2 year extended warranty. This extended warranty is an extra perk Birks included at the time of purchase. The Birks warranty will cover the next owner until the end of July 2023 for no extra charge. Even though Breitling has been around since 1884 and make some very popular sports watches, they have never produced their own mechanical movement until the B01 as found in our latest estate offering. Like many companies, they modify and upgrade existing high quality mechanisms from Swiss suppliers like ETA and Valjoux. Breitling certifies every movement leaving their factory is compliant with chronometer specifications for accuracy. Not wanting their production to be limited and sometimes dictated by outside suppliers, Breitling decided to produce an entirely new calibre completely in-house several years ago. The proprietary 47 jewel B01 inside the Chronomat 44  is the result. The single mainspring design stores a remarkable 70 hours of power reserve when not being worn and easily conforms to accuracy levels awarding it chronometer grade status. The watch industry is paying close attention to Breitling and more specifically to this new proprietary movement. Breitling recently reached an agreement with Rolex sibling company Tudor allowing them to use the B01 chronograph movement in the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. In exchange Breitling has access to Tudor’s 3 hand in-house MT5612 movement (renamed B20 in Breitling products). For two major watch brands to cooperate like this is very unusual; it shows how much each manufacturer mutually respects the quality of these mechanisms. Rolex has their Daytona Cosmograph and Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch. The Breiting Chronomat series is becoming the iconic do it all diver/chronograph for Breitling aficionados. The 60-minute diver bezel adds an extra timing function in addition to the 12 hour 3 register chronograph. The tuxedo black/champagne dial is the epitome of class for a large sporty watch. The 18 karat rose gold trim in a high polish finish adds an additional level of sophistication. The watch is in excellent condition, the case and bracelet show evidence of responsible use over the last few years. Small shallow scuffs and scratches are present on the highly polished case and bracelet. The watch has never been polished or refinished in any way. Only a gentle ultrasonic cleaning was necessary to prepare it for our estate department. If you’d prefer to have the watch looking brand new, one of our onsite goldsmiths can have it looking perfect in only a day or so. A more complete example is would be impossible to find. Every document, brochure comes included along with the inner/outer box. This is a current model available from your local Breitling authorized agency and comes with a suggested retail price of $13,420.00 USD. In Canada, they are a little less expensive (dollar adjusted) priced at $15,570.00. This exact model can be seen on the Breitling website. Estate priced at $9,999.00 CAD. Stock #e11998.

SOLD


2019 Breitling Avenger II A1338111, blue panda dial, 43mm, $4,590.00 CAD. e14375

For those of you who are looking for a large, sporty watch, here’s a good one. We get far more requests for the larger “statement” type watches than actually come through our estate department. Full-sized models from Rolex, Omega, IWC, Paneri are snapped up quickly from our displays, often even before we are able to post them online. For overall wrist impact, the Breitling Avenger II checks off all the boxes. At 43mm case size, it is large but not a chore to wear on a daily basis. The highly polished case and bracelet provide the necessary bling factor. Ratcheting one-way bezel timer, 12-hour chronograph, oversized threaded crown, heavy-duty solid link bracelet with locking buckle confirms the sporting nature of this machine. This watch was purchased in Toronto at an authorized Breitling agent in the fall of 2019. Overall condition is excellent as it was rarely worn by the previous owner. The highly polished case and bracelet exhibit a few small shallow scuffs and scratches from careful use. These minor blemishes can be completely removed for the new owner in a matter of a few minutes by our onsite technicians. With a quick touch up the watch could pass for new. This is a current model as seen on Breitling’s official website where it retails for the relative bargain of $6,755.00 CAD (U.S. MSRP is $5,835.00). Have some fun, let that bottled up extrovert make a statement with an awesome example of wrist jewellery. A very accomplished Valjoux 7750 controls the time-keeping duties within the highly water-resistant stainless steel case. This model is most often seen with a black dial. In fact, most of the sports watches in our estate collection have black dials. The navy blue “panda” dial on this watch is both a welcome and uncommon change to basic black. Breitling’s in house watchmakers have refined and modified the movement in order to receive chronometer grade accuracy levels. Keeping great time with all functions working as designed. The watch comes with everything as delivered when new. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $4,590.00 CAD. Stock #e14375.

SOLD


September 30, 2021

2010 Omega Planet Ocean Seamaster 2201.50.00 42mm. $5,500.00 CAD. e14567

At what point does a watch cease to be comfortable and more of a chore to wear and enjoy on a day to day basis? When you increasingly select your leather strap model or the more moderate-sized watch instead of that gigantic monster, you’ve subconsciously made the decision for yourself. When the Omega Planet Ocean was introduced in 2005 Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were authorized agents for the brand. We thought they were crazy showing a watch of such massive (for the time)  45.5mm case size. For today’s styles, it fits right in especially when some brands are showing watches pushing 50mm. This example is the slightly smaller version, but still large at 42mm diameter. The Planet Ocean was the first significant redesign of the Seamaster line since the immensely popular “James Bond” series debuted in 1993. At the time they cost almost 75% more than a standard Seamaster chronometer. Today Planet Oceans are a core item for Omega showcasing their proprietary co-axial escapement in every model. This unique mechanical innovation is said to be more accurate than a traditional forked lever escapement while maintaining better accuracy over significantly longer service intervals. These originals Planet Oceans were available with a black bezel and all-black dial, orange bezel/orange numbers, just orange numbers, or like our 2201.50.00. This was the more subdued and traditional in look with style elements inspired from Seamasters of the 1960s. It was purchased in December 2010 at an Ontario authorized agent in the Toronto area. The watch has been exceptionally well cared for over the years and appears to sport its original factory finish. There are scuffs and scratches on the case, bracelet, and buckle but nothing deep or significant. We’ve elected to leave it original, if you’d like it to look like new we can refinish it in just a day or two. Bright luminous hour markers and hands glow brightly in low light situations, while an anti-reflective crystal coating keeps glare down to a minimum. Comes with the original inner/outer boxes, instructions and warranty cards all in like new condition. Original Planet Oceans are seeing good appreciation lately. Just like the James Bond Seamaster of the 1990s, very good to excellent 1st series Planet Oceans are selling for more than their original prices. The new owner will benefit from a no-charge one-year warranty from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers covering all aspects of the original Omega warranty excluding damage caused by misuse or moisture. When last available this model sold for $4,500.00 USD. Our estate price is $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14567.

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2009 Breitling Super Avenger A13370 full kit & extra strap, $5,250.00 CAD. e9743

If you’re reading this posting you likely know all about the Breitling Super Avenger A13370 and what this watch is all about. The Super Avenger is a genuine commitment to wear. Officially they measure 48mm in diameter, but according to our calipers, they are 48.5mm. This watch weighs well over half a pound (270.5 grams) when fitted with the factory stainless steel bracelet. If you’ve got the arm to pull such a watch off you’ll be rewarded with quite an experience. The Super Avenger is as tough as it looks; all stainless steel construction, water-resistant to 1000 feet, one-way ratcheting timer bezel, certified chronometer grade automatic movement with 12-hour chronograph and calendar. The slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super resistant to scratches and has perfect optical properties with an anti-glare finish. The anti-glare surface coating is actually quite soft and easily scratches. We can easily polish off the anti-glare coating that has some small scratches, revealing a flawless sapphire surface. This watch has been carefully worn since it was purchased in 2009. The previous owner wore this watch in rotation with many others in his collection. Running great, keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. We fully serviced the automatic winding movement in 2016, including a light polish and vacuum testing for water resistance. Included with purchase is an optional $635.00 Breilting rubber strap with locking deployment buckle. The buckle is equipped with a clever adjustment mechanism allowing the wearer to adjust the length up to 1 cm in 0.15mm increments. The current Super Avenger II A13375101B1A1 has a suggested retail price of $6,850.00 CAD. The Canadian delivered watch comes complete with all the original boxes, packaging, documents, bill of sale, vibrograf timing report, vacuum/pressure test report. Overall watch condition is very good to excellent. We are happy to provide the new owner with a one-year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $5,250.00 CAD. Stock #e9743.

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Chopard 8915 limited edition 1000 Miglia chronograph 40mm red $3,200.00 CAD. e14459

If you’re into anything racing, particularly the automotive variety, this is a great watch to consider. Made by luxury jeweller/watchmaker Chopard this watch is from their Mille Miglia collection. Named after the famous Italian 1000 mile automobile race held during the mid-1900s. The race was a wild, open road event in which literally millions of spectators lined the road to watch the competitors speed by at an average speeds of almost 100 miles per hour. 56 people lost their lives in this event from 1927 to 1957. Nine spectators were killed in a single crash in 1957 that led to banning the race. The open road race lives on today only in grainy vintage footage. A tribute parade takes place every year over several days open to pre-1957 cars that participated in the original 1000 Miglia. This is a limited edition, 40mm, titanium, automatic chronograph. The limited production of only 1000 pieces worldwide means you’re not likely to encounter another in your travels. Function and ease of use are important features for a watch of this design. Large, luminous, Arabic hour markers and thick hands make time interpretation quick and simple under any lighting condition. The black on silver chronograph registers are able to record elapsed times of up to 12 hours. A transparent display window on the case-back reveals a beautifully decorated 37 jewel, chronometer-certified, ETA 2892-2 movement functioning perfectly and keeping great time. Overall condition is very good. The debossed tachymetre bezel scale is crisp and sharp. The watch has been fitted with a vintage looking black leather strap with red stitching and fitted with the original signed titanium buckle. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty (prorated 5 years), the watch is estate priced at $3,200.00 CAD. Stock #e14459.

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September 29, 2021

2019 Panerai Due 38mm PAM00755 with 4 extra straps. $7,750.00 CAD. e13894

Florence Italy has a long rich history of art, fashion, and design. Michelangelo’s David, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and headquarters of style icon Gucci can all call Florence home. It was also it was at the centre of the Italian renaissance introducing never before seen technical achievements. Giovanni Panerai (watchmaker) opened Officine Panerai in Florence in 1860 and soon became an authorized dealer for some of the world’s most important watch brands including Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, and Patek Philippe. Although it achieved significant retail success, two things happened that altered the course of what was a great retailer/service center into the luxury brand it is today. The first was in 1900 when grandson Guido Panerai signed a contract to become the official supplier of wristwatches and precision instruments to the Royal Italian Navy. Then in 1916 Panerai invented Radiomir, a radium-based powder giving luminosity to dials and sighting instruments. Although Panerai no longer uses radioactive radium for their watches they are still known for the outstanding luminous qualities of their dial markers and hands. After a request from the Italian Navy for a waterproof watch that kept excellent time and was easy to read underwater, Panerai began working with Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf to develop the world’s first professional dive watch. The prototype Radiomir was released in 1936. Our latest estate watch takes some of its styling design after the original. Before 1993 Luminor watches were strictly sold to military forces, the first civilian models debuted in the 1990s and were helped to be made popular in North America by Sylvester Stallone. The dark grey dial with vintage-looking hour markers distinguishes the watch with a look that can only be Panerai. Many times, we have mentioned the appeal of a “less is more” watch. Panerai watches fit the less is more concept very well. 3 simple hands display the time, a useful calendar shows the date of the month, and nothing else. The traditional “Panerai-shaped” case is completely polished to a mirror finish. There are a few shallow scuffs and scratches that can be completely removed while you wait. As with any collectible watch we prefer to leave them original unless the purchaser prefers a fresh polish. Although the watch takes its styling cues from the original cushion shaped design of the 30s it features a modern automatic winding movement. The Panerai 38mm “due” is their smallest watch to date, although at 38mm you can hardly consider it small. These cushion-shaped cases tend to wear a little larger than the size suggests. The patented crown lock trigger mechanism helps keep things water-resistant to 30 meters and can trace its origins to a 1956 Panerai patent. The slightly domed synthetic sapphire crystal offers excellent optics and superior hardness over glass, the entire case is constructed from super resistant 916L stainless steel. Due to their smaller production numbers, these do not come around very often. It comes with the original brown leather strap and two genuine Panerai replacements leather straps, a high-quality pastel green, and a navy-blue crocodile option. These straps feature a quick-release system that allows switching in only a few seconds without tools. A small screwdriver is included to change over the signed Panerai buckle. The 3 original Panerai straps are a shorter cut suitable for a lady or a thin gentleman. A good quality aftermarket grey leather strap and blue NATO-style come included also. The watch was purchased at Birks on Bloor St. Toronto in April of 2019. A 2-year extension of the factory warranty provided by Birks will cover the next owner until May 2023. The four extra straps have a replacement value of close to $8,000.00. Included with purchase are the inner/outer boxes, foam box liner, original Birks sales receipt, 2-year extended warranty card, instructions, factory product stickers, Birks warranty card, screwdriver, and even the original cardboard shipping box. This most recent trade-in Panerai is estate priced at $7,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13894.

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September 28, 2021

2017 Breitling SuperOcean Heritage II AB2020 46mm. $4,000.00 CAD. e14547

Inspired by Breitling diver’s watches from the 1950s comes the SuperOcean Heritage II. Its Simple bezel timer features a counter-clockwise rotating coin-edged bezel indexed for 30-second increments showing only the 5-minute intervals in bold indications at 15, 30, and 45-minute marks. The basic but purposeful design extends to the stick hour markers, luminous hands, and plots. Dome profile reflective hour markers, sliver-thin, sweep second hand, and white on black calendar display finish off this model’s user-friendly features. Big watches are still part of Breitling’s DNA, in this capacity, the SuperOcean AB2030 does not disappoint. At 46mm diameter, it will easily fill the wrist of the average-sized gentleman. As with all contemporary Breiltlings, the automatic Swiss-made movement has been officially certified chronometer status for accuracy. This late 2017 SuperOcean is one of the first of its kind to utilize an in-house Breitling manufactured movement. The Breitling calibre B20 powering the watch is actually a Tudor calibre MT5612 relabelled by Breitling. The watch industry is paying close attention to Breitling and more specifically to this proprietary movement. Breitling recently reached an agreement with Rolex sibling company Tudor allowing them to use the B01 chronograph movement in the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. In exchange Breitling has access to Tudor’s 3 hand in-house MT5612 movement (renamed B20 in Breitling products). For two major watch brands to cooperate like this is very unusual; it shows how much each manufacturer mutually respects the quality of these mechanisms. All Breitling SuperOceans come equipped with the repurposed Tudor-based MT5612 movements (Monochrome-Watches.com image). A curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant with an anti-reflective coating helping the legibility of the beautiful radial finish blue dial. Screw down crown and case back contribute to a more than adequate 660-foot water resistance rating. Fitted to the case is a retro-style mesh bracelet equipped with a flip-lock buckle. The current model AB2020 from Breitling shows a retail price of $5,650.00 CAD as seen on their website. Comes complete with the original inner/ outer box, chronometer certificate, and instructions. This is a Canadian delivered watch originally purposed at an Ontario Breitling authorized agent. Excellent overall condition showing a few scuffs and scratches on the case and buckle. One of our onsite goldsmiths can polish away these minor blemishes in only a few minutes while you wait. A few of the silver painted 5-minute markers on the ceramic bezel are showing some wear. I’ve seen this on a few other SuperOcean models before. A quick touch up with some silver paint will have them looking like new. As with most of our estate watches we prefer to leave them 100% original. A quick ultrasonic cleaning was all that was needed to prepare the watch for sale. The factory’s 5-year warranty is valid until the late fall of 2022, at which time we will extend the warranty one year. The watch is estate priced at $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14547.

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September 27, 2021

2020 Grand SEIKO HI-BEAT SBGH255G titanium diver $9,090.00 CAD. e13552

Can anyone remember when super accurate, low-cost quartz watches almost put the Swiss watchmaking industry out of business? In the 1970s, companies like Japan’s SEIKO Corporation came to North America with high-quality quartz watches that were far more accurate than any mechanical offering from Switzerland. Even powerful, respected brands like Omega, Heuer, Longines, and many others were on their economic knees at some point. Most of the traditional brands did go bankrupt at some point only to have their historically important names purchased and revived by corporate goliaths like The Swatch Group, Richemont, and LVMH. Well, the circle has done a complete 360 and now Japan (specifically SEIKO) is poised to take on the Swiss at their own game once again with the Grand SEIKO line of luxury watches. The last bastion of mechanical Swiss watchmaking supremacy, the certified chronometer is under attack by the High Beat. Our latest estate watch from Grand SEIKO is their HI-BEAT diver SBGH255G; it’s 100% mechanical and it operates at better than certified chronometer accuracy tolerances. The HI-BEAT calibre 9S85 is a proprietary 37 jewel movement the runs at 36,600 cycles per hour. At 10 cycles per second, the frequency is 25% faster than pretty much anything else on the market including everything offered by Rolex. Zenith’s El Primero series of movements runs at the same speed as the High Beat. The finish and performance of SEIKO’s top of the line mechanical movement are as nice as any from Switzerland. The 55-hour power reserve is on par or longer than most of the Swiss competition. It’s great to see an alternative to some of the stuffy Swiss products. The super tough titanium case is beautiful to look at as it is durable. A short video of our actual watch can be seen here. Ceramic bezel insert, optically perfect synthetic sapphire crystal, lumi-brite hands/markers, 600-meter water resistance, locking buckle with divers extension are just what the serious water sports watch enthusiast is looking for. At 46.9mm diameter, this is a very large watch, but at 174 grams it is easy to wear for the averaged sized guy. This watch has never been worn. It comes complete with everything delivered from the Canadian authorized agent when first purchased in May 2020. Plastic stickers are still in place along with the paper price/style number tag displaying the Canadian retail price of $12,000.00. That is a bunch of money for sure, but this watch is even more costly in the U.S. where it sells for $9,600.00 USD. The fully endorsed warranty paperwork is transferable to the new owner and will cover the watch from any defect until the spring of 2023. These are rare and exotic, seldom coming to the pre-owned market and certainly not in unworn condition. I bet you do not anyone else with one of these. Own something truly special and far less predictable for the estate price of $9,090.00 CAD. Stock #e13552

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September 24, 2021

Breitling Airwolf Raven Multifunction A78364 44mm $3,000.00 CAD. e13823

From the winged logo to the various aeronautical monikers found on their products it’s very pretty obvious Breitling has a strong connection to the world of aviation. They’ve been producing watches and chronographs since the late 1800s. They were the first to offer a chronograph/stopwatch feature in a wristwatch. The Airwolf Raven A78364 combines a large easy to read analog dial with multiple extra functions displayed on two large liquid crystal displays. Some of these additional features include a triple date calendar, 100-day countdown timer, split time chronograph capable of recording up to 100 days of elapsed time, dual time, local/dual time alarms, universal time display, audible confirmation signal. The only way to incorporate all these bonus features is by using an electronic module with digital readouts. The energy-efficient LCD windows can be completely turned off only showing extra information on demand. A large, easy to read silver dial has been treated to bright luminous material on the hands and hour markers for extra visibility in low/no light conditions. The traditional features associated with the famous Navitimer can also be found on the Raven A78364. An easy-grip rubberized rotating compass heading bezel with an internal slide rule adds to the sporting theme. The slide rule provides numerous calculation possibilities useful in both aviation and general activities. A very realistic looking jet engine turbine intake fan decorates the threaded case back completing the aeronautical inspiration of the Airwolf. The precision chronometer rated quartz movement is powered by a large, high capacity lithium battery that should last for around 3 years. The power cell is easy to access and change once the back is removed. At 44mm diameter, this is a large watch, weighing 188 grams. Although the watch is lacking the instruction booklet the original guide can be downloaded here. Including a Breitling box and a one-year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, this watch is estate priced at $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13823.

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September 22, 2021

Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY101A 44mm quartz. $1,650.00 CAD. e14514

Rugged sports watches continue to be the most sought after designs from all the major manufacturers. The simple black dial with a black rotating minute timer bezel is always the most popular. From a functionality perspective, these easy to read, easy to use watches can’t be beat. This Tag Heuer Aquaracer is only a year or two old and is in hardly worn condition. There are only a few light scuffs on the buckle and bracelet. This highly accurate Swiss quartz movement within the large 44mm case will keep time within just a few seconds a week or better. The overall look and feel of this watch are very similar to the benchmark Rolex Submariner The hands and dial markers are different but otherwise, they look almost the same. The big difference is the extra zero that comes attached to the Submariner’s pricetag. The Rolex market for sports watches is so hot right now that excellent condition used models are selling for close to double the original MSRP. For 1/10th the price of a Submariner this Aquaracer makes for a very tempting option. It is watertight to 1000 feet and offers excellent visibility under all conditions courtesy of large hands and hour markers that are treated to highly luminous material. This watch comes with the full complement of adjustment links that are able to fit a wrist size of up to almost 9 inches. The rotating bezel is indexed for accuracy readings within 30 seconds. The sapphire crystal is optically perfect without even the slightest imperfection. It comes with the original packaging and documents. We are happy to include a no-charge 1-year warranty for the next owner. If the time comes along that you’d like to make the jump into a Rolex, watches like this are always welcomed on trade. This popular Tag Heuer Aquarace WAY101A is estate priced at $1,650.00 CAD. Stock #e14514.

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September 21, 2021

2014 Longines Legend Diver L4.674.7, 42mm, $2,222.00 CAD. e14414

There are few watch brands with a longer history and more significant achievements than Longines. Since the early part of the 1800s, they’ve consistently produced high-quality timepieces. Early on the company experienced great success in the United States with chronographs used for precise timing during sporting activities. The Longines Diver Legend L4.674.4 isn’t a chronograph, but its clever screw-down thumbwheel crown activates an inner rotating timer ring that can be used to time an event lasting up to one hour. This watches’ vintage looks are for good reason, it is a remake of a highly collectible model introduced in the 1950s. Recreational and professional diving was becoming quite popular in the 1950s. Rolex introduced the Submariner and the original Legend Diver 7042 was Longines interpretation of what a diver’s watch should be. Nice condition original examples are seeing asking prices of close to $20,000.00 these days. If it wasn’t for a date aperture at 3:00 the modern version looks almost identical to the original 7042. Our example was purchased in Canada as a Christmas gift in 2014. It has hardly been worn by its single owner since then. The previous owner has many watches in his collection and this one saw only occasional use. It has not been polished or refinished in any way, there are no visible scuffs, scratches, or dings on the 42mm stainless steel case. Don’t let the vintage looks fool you, this is a highly capable diver’s tool, able to withstand water pressure at depths of up to 1000 feet. The domed sapphire crystal looks like a plastic original but is exponentially more scratch resistant. Inside the watertight case is a Longines modified ETA 2824-3 automatic movement. Reliable and accurate, these movements have a well-earned reputation of longevity dating back decades. Key areas of the dial and rotating timer ring have been treated with luminous material enabling the time to remain visible in any lighting situation. This watch comes with its original inner/outer oversized boxes, instructions, endorsed warranty card, and even the original bill of sale. Located in a specially fitted compartment in the box is a 160-page hardcover book. The book showcases some of the historically significant Longines Sports watches. Including a 1-year warranty, this throwback design, modern diver’s watch is estate priced at $2,222.00 CAD. Stock #e14414.

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September 18, 2021

2012 Bell & Ross BR03-92 Aviation 42mm, $3,300.00 CAD. e14413

If you’re even only a little bit familiar with the cockpit of a vintage aircraft, you’ll immediately recognize where Bell & Ross got the inspiration for the Heritage BR03-92. Everything about the 42mm case comes directly from the gauges and instruments of an airplane. The typical oversized markers and hands have been covered in a photo-luminescent coating for legibility in any lighting condition. The heavy-duty stainless-steel case has also been equipped with an anti-reflective scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and has a water-resistant depth rating of 100 meters/330 feet. The case is 100% covered with a stealthy flat black PVD coating. It comes with its original black rubber strap, nylon strap, and a genuine Bell & Ross black leather strap. The $315.00 leather strap was seldom used and remains in like new condition. The nylon strap has never been used and still has a protective plastic sticker on the buckle. You’d have a hard time convincing me that this watch isn’t the most legible design ever produced. The watch is in like-new condition and comes with an inner/outer box, strap replacement tools, booklets, endorsed warranty card from January 2012. 42mm x 42mm doesn’t sound big by today’s standards of big watches, but the square outline will surprise you at how large it fits in person. It is generous in size but not cumbersome. At under 10mm thick, it can easily fit under a shirt cuff. The square case and reasonable weight of 139 grams allow for comfortable use. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to supply the new owner with a complimentary one-year warranty. Estate price $3,300.00 CAD. Stock #e14413.

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September 17, 2021

Breitling Limited Edition Bentley 24 Hour AB0220 49mm $6,700.00 CAD. e14515

A watch with a 24-hour dial eliminates the need to distinguish between AM and PM hours. Breaking up a 24 hour day into 2 groups of 12 hours doesn’t make much sense and can lead to confusion when you really think about it. The only reason this dial appears confusing is that we’ve all learned to interpret the 2 separate revolutions of the hour hand once per day. With day and night as a reference, it’s easy to tell AM from PM hours. In the early 1960s, Breitling made the Cosmonaute, a watch in which the hour hand circulated the dial only once every 24 hours instead of every 12 hours. The thinking was in space there really isn’t a day and night in a traditional sense. A true 24-hour dial equipped watch eliminates any doubt which half of the “day” it is. Our latest previously owned watch is based on the Breitling Cosmonaute but this 24-hour watch is a tribute to the 24-hour automobile endurance race in Le Mans France not a journey into space. In 2003 Bentley Motor Cars from England won the prestigious event. This watch came out in 2013 to mark the 10th anniversary of the victory as a very small production run of just 288 watches. For a large international brand like Breitling issuing just 288 units is very unusual; we’ll likely never encounter another example. This is an extra large watch with a case size of 49mm and a thickness of 15.3mm. Housed within the stainless steel case is Breitlings own in house developed B02 hand wind movement. The column wheel 12-hour chronograph equipped movement features an extra long power reserve of just under 3 days. A small date aperture at 9:00 (4:30 traditional dial position) adds some useful extra utility. The rotating slide rule bezel has an engine turned finish reminiscent of a vintage Bentley dashboard; there is nothing vintage about the carbon fiber dial treatment though. The blend of old traditions and new technology are what Breitling and Bentley are all about. When the lights grow dim the luminous material on the dial offers one of the brightest phosphorescent effects I have ever seen on a watch dial. This example (#251/288) is in like new condition and retains 100% of its original finish. A brand new never installed Breitling black rubber strap is included along with 2 new spring bars. A clever micro adjustable buckle allows precise fit when you need some extra room or if it feels a little loose. The watch was only occasionally used and could best be described as in like new condition. It comes with everything from when purchased brand new June 2018. The watch is covered by Breitling’s 5-year international warranty until 2023. A special British racing green inner and outer box replaces the traditional yellow or black box. Instructions, endorsed warranty card, chronometer certificate, and limited edition certificate come included for the new owner. The ultimate watch for the Bentley aficionado/watch connoisseur. Priced at $6,700.00 CAD. Stock #e14515.

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September 16, 2021

Tag Heuer Carrera WV211B-2 automatic 39mm. $1,500.00 CAD. e14546

When you think of Tag Heuer you likely don’t think of a watch that looks like this. This is not a big, bulky, sporty diver’s watch. It’s the Carrera and just the basic time and date functions make it most appealing. The Carrera came out in 63 as a simple hand-wind chronograph with a case design that looked just like this. The Carrera has always been the brand’s most subtle model. This one showcases the less is more philosophy with a subtle and dressy, classic black dial with stick hour markers and hands. The slightly domed sapphire crystal is scratch free offering perfect clarity The automatic winding movement is Tag Heuer’s Calibre 5 (base calibre Sellita SW200-1). At 39mm diameter, its size is deceiving. Its thin bezel with a large dial makes the watch appear larger but without the bulk. The stainless-steel case and bracelet are in good condition showing signs of use in the form of scuffs, scratches, and dings on a few of the sharp edges. This is a timeless model that is at home with a three-piece suit or a t-shirt and jeans. The beauty of the basic dial reveals thoughtful details like luminous hands, polished and faceted hour markers that reflect light making the dial even more functional. Looking at Tag Heuer’s website it appears they no longer offer a basic time and date only Carrera, choosing to focus on chronograph equipped models starting at $6,650.00 CAD. Working great and keeping excellent time, the watch comes with a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one-year warranty this watch is priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14546.

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September 15, 2021

2011 Omega De Ville Prestige 4610.32.02 18kt., 34.5mm, quartz $2,425.00 CAD. e13688

A classic look from a manufacturer that’s been producing high quality Swiss made watches since 1848. Omega has some of the most desirable watches around. Speedmaster moon watches and Seamaster diver watches are always in high demand. The more formal Constellation and De Ville models don’t get as many headlines but both have a great history. The De Ville name was applied to the more dressy models within the popular Seamaster line from the 60s. They have since become their own distinct model focusing on high precision movements and sophisticated design. Our solid 18 karat yellow gold example dates from around 2011 and measures 34.4mm in diameter. That size may sound small but lacking a thick bezel allows for a large dial making the watch appear and feel larger. A classic silver dial with Roman markers and tapered hands help produce a look that was popular 60 years ago and continues to this day. The Overall condition can be described as very good to excellent. A light surface polishing was all that was needed to get it ready for the new owner. Tool marks on the case back edge at 3:00 o’clock are evidence of the occasional battery replacement over the years. Without these marks, the watch could pass for new. The genuine Omega crocodile strap looks unworn and still sports the solid gold 18 karat buckle. The synthetic sapphire crystal doesn’t have even the smallest chip or scuff. The perfect condition, blemish free silver dial, and chocolate brown strap are very versatile and will blend with anything you’re wearing. Our old 2011 Omega catalogue (from when we were the area authorized agents) shows a Canadian retail price of $4,200.00. The high precision Swiss quartz movement s running flawlessly. A handy calendar and second hand add some extra utility to the dressy look. Included along with our Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one-year warranty the watch comes with an Omega inner/outer box (not in great condition) along with an open warranty card. Estate priced at $2,425.00 CAD. Stock #e13688.

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Omega Art Deco 15 jewel T17 tank watch, serviced & new strap $1,200.00 CAD. e12232

When this watch rolled out of the Omega factory in the mid-1930s the esteemed brand from Bienne Switzerland was producing around 200,000 watches annually. Meanwhile, a few hours drive to the southeast in Geneva the then 30 year old Rolex brand was making approximately 5000 watches per year. During the early part of the 20th century Omega absolutely dominated the Swiss watchmaking industry. Today they are the darling brand within the enormous watch manufacturing industrial conglomerate Swatch Group. In 2018 The Swatch Group had revenues approaching 8.5 billion USD. Our latest estate watch is a tiny part of the Swatch Group’s history at a time when Omega was a stand alone business dedicated to producing only high quality watches. In the 1930’s most of Omega’s watch production was of the pocket variety. Wristwatches were just becoming part of a gentleman’s wardrobe. This is one of the best examples of classic Art Deco style watches we’ve had. Bold geometric symmetry, silver dial with contrasting blued steel hands, and thick Arabic hour markers. The remarkable 15 jewel hand wind T17 movement was developed in the mid-1930s. The “T” denotes its tonneau shape and the 17 refers to its width of just 17mm. With some very clever engineering, this relatively small movement had an impressive power reserve of 60 hours. This was the longest power reserve of any Omega movement until the debut of the calibre 8500 in 2006. The T17 was extremely successful with a total production run of 167,000 until it was retired in 1943. Our watchmaker performed a full servicing to the mechanism in May 2019. The fresh service should have the watch running smoothly for many years to come. A brand new royal blue 16mm Hirsch strap complements the blued steel hands and oxidized dial. We can easily change the strap colour to a more pedestrian brown or black if you prefer. Including a one-year warranty, this watch is estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. e12232.

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September 13, 2021

2013 Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch 3570.50.00 $6,000.00 CAD. e12268

Besides the Rolex Submariner and Daytona, Omega’s Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is just about our most requested estate watch. When they come around they usually don’t last very long. It’s a watch that hasn’t really changed much since it was introduced in the late 1950s as a sporty hand-wind chronograph with tachymetre bezel scale. If it works don’t mess with the design; an undisputed classic with a proven record of reliability. All Speedmaster Professional Moonwatches have seen significant increases in value over the past few years. It’s one of those rare watches that has changed very little, except the slightly over the top packaging on the most recent versions. Even as styles and technologies have moved on the Speedmaster Professional “MoonWatch” soldiers on looking the same as they did 50 years ago. Our most recent Speedy is a Canadian delivery example dating from early 2013. It’s one of the last examples to come with the simple red inner box. The complete package includes the inner/outer boxes, endorsed Canadian agent warranty cards, instructions, and a plastic price tag that displays the style/serial number and original price of $4,500.00 CAD. In the early 1960s, NASA needed a chronograph wristwatch that was suitable for its upcoming manned space flight program. They purchased several high-quality chronographs off the shelf from several local Houston jewellers. They then proceeded to subject them to rigorous testing until they eventually failed NASA’s testing (including the Rolex Daytona). The only watch that passed the arduous testing was the Omega Speedmaster. For all 6 moon landings, 88 shuttle flights, 110 missions there was only one watch that was “flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions”. Our latest example was only occasionally worn by an important Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers collector customer. Overall condition is practically like new, hardly a scuff or mark can be seen on the case, bracelet, or even the original hesalite crystal. In today’s era of GPS tracking and super accurate electronic timing, it’s amazing that such old-fashioned manual mechanical technology is still being made. That’s how strong the tradition and legend of the Speedmaster Professional is. Even well into the 1990s, this hand-wind throwback from the 1950s was still the watch that was “Flight-Qualified For All Manned Space Missions” as engraved into the case back. Although the current Moonwatch has a different style number (311.30.42.30.01.005) reflecting the larger packaging, make no mistake, this is the same watch. This watch is still available from Omega as seen on the Omega Canada website. Our example is estate priced at $6,000.00 CAD including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e12268.

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1995 Tag Heuer S/el WG1322-2 28.5mm $495.00 CAD. e14464

Few watches can define the look of a brand like the Tag Heuer S/el or Sports Elegance. For well over 30 years, the S/el has been the softer looking of the mostly pure sports creations from Tag Heuer. Today they are simply known as the “Link”, paying homage to the S-shaped bracelet component that is really the single most unique characteristic. Smooth and easy to wear has always been the attraction. Even the way the links are constructed is innovative. Each link section appears solid, without a visible rivet connecting side to side and each link to the next. Unless you know the trick you’d swear these links are not adjustable for different wrist sizes. The clean rivetless look adds a sophisticated level of finish without comparison. A low profile 28.5mm case is small by modern styles. This size is suitable for the lady looking for an easy to read fun watch but not one that is over the top in proportions. An ultra reliable Swiss-made quartz movement with calendar and second hand add some utility to the design. Threaded crown/case back, rotating timer bezel and locking buckle are features this dressy model retains alongside its pure sports siblings. This example model number WG1322-2 is in very good condition for a watch manufactured in the early 1990s. All the usual areas that show wear look almost like new. The coin edged crown shows just the slightest wear. Even the heavy gold plated links look good; only 3 links on the most prone area for wear and tear are beginning to wear through to the stainless steel base.  Rotating bezel along with the case and bracelet displays the original high polish/satin finish. Early S/el examples in this sort of condition don’t come around very often. The original silver/white tritium dial and hands are the very good condition. There are 2 small scratches on the sapphire crystal in the centre. The light coloured crystal helps to conceal the blemishes rendering them almost invisible. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, this 26 year old old Tag Heuer time capsule is estate priced at $495.00 CAD. Stock #e14464.

SOLD


September 12, 2021

Hamilton Aviation Pilot Pioneer Auto 43mm H76 455 133. $875.00 CAD. e14463

Big on history and features but not on price. More so now than ever  Hamilton is positioning itself as one of the biggest value brands in the Swiss watch market. How many other makes can offer features like; 43mm stainless steel case, curved sapphire crystal, screwed on display case back, watertight to 300 feet, automatic Swiss made 25 jewel movement with an 80-hour power reserve, and a corporate history dating back to 1892 for under $1,4000.00 CAD (new MSRP). Hamilton originally manufactured high quality pocket watches in Lancaster Pennsylvania U.S.A. They supplied watches to U.S. military forces for both world wars and produced the world’s first electric watch in the 1950s (decades before quartz watches took the world by storm). No longer an American company they are now owned by The Swatch Group Switzerland who also owns great brands like Omega, Longines, BlancPain, Breguet, plus many more. Our Khaki Aviation Pilot is perhaps the most utilitarian watch we have in the entire store right now. This isn’t a fancy machine, it’s all about absolute function in a tough, durable package. From the complete Arabic hour markers to the large simple hands with luminous treatment for ease of legibility under all lighting conditions. The 43mm case and bracelet are made from tough 316l stainless steel. Integrated into the watch is an internally displayed timer bezel. The clever device can be set and locked into position with the screw-down 2 o’clock crown. Powering the watch is a Swiss made 25 jewel Hamilton calibre H-10 based on an ETA 2824-2. This venerable mechanism has served its purpose in many high grade brands since the 1960s. Our example looks like new; not a scratch or scuff can be seen anywhere on the entire case or crystal. The bracelet appears only shopworn. It comes with a good quality aftermarket leather strap in addition to the original steel bracelet. Included with purchase are the original inner/outer box, instruction booklet, plastic product tag, and open warranty card. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one-year complimentary warranty. Estate priced at $875.00 CAD. Stock #e14463.

SOLD

 


September 11, 2021

2015 Carl F. Bucherer Scubatec Patravu 00.10632.23.33.22 44.6mm $5,500.00 CAD. e13708

If the name Carl F. Bucherer doesn’t sound familiar, just wait. Parent company Bucherer (the large European watch and jewellery retailer) has its sights on the North American market. Bucherer now owns Tourneau, the biggest watch retail chain in the U.S. Tourneau locations are gradually being converted over to Bucherer stores. The added exposure should power the brand into the spotlight given some time. The ScubaTec Patravi 00.10632.23.33.22 is first and foremost a diver’s watch. The lofty specification of 500-meter water resistance, automatic helium escape valve, and certified chronometer rated automatic movement place this watch among the world’s finest. What Carl F. Bucherer do better than many is make this very serious diver tool watch somewhat playful. Its bold font, coloured bezel, oversized hands and dial markers are features that draw attention to the new kid on the block. The watch has plenty of details that elevate the design to jewellery status. Plenty of contrasting polished/brushed finishes, sharp angles and crisp edges are executed perfectly. Everything on this watch seems over engineered. Parts are secured with heavy duty screws where you’d not expect them or where others would use something far more basic. Different sized links and a micro-adjustment sliding buckle ensure the perfect fit. Its large 44.6mm diameter and overall weight of 241 grams (nicely over half a pound) require a confident wrist. This is our first Carl F. Bucherer to come through our estate and we’re very impressed with the attention to detail found throughout the watch. Anti-reflective surface coating on the sapphire crystal reveals an unobstructed view of the scaled texture dial and the raised, sloped edge, luminous hour markers. An extendable bracelet section can be released from the locking buckle that has been designed with significant mechanical complexity.