watches

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


September 20, 2019

Ladies 18kt. white gold Geneve tank watch 50.2gr. never worn $3,700.00 CAD. e12587

You can have the classic look of a Cartier Tank Française in solid 18 karat white gold for less than the cost of the original in steel. Stainless steel costs only pennies per gram but the gold value alone in the watch is close to $50.00 per gram and this watch weighs over 50 grams. Even if you account for the weight of the super accurate Swiss quartz movement, crystal, dial, hands, stem, synthetic cabochon jewel on the crown and other non gold parts this watch still contains around $2,250.00 worth of metal. The construction of this Cartier inspired watch is much the same as the original. Adjustable links are secured with threaded screws, the buckle is a proper folding butterfly design, the case back is held on with threaded screws too. A simple gold ring wedding band easily selling for 3 times the intrinsic metal value is considered good value; this watch is for sale at just 1.6 times the value of the gold it contains. It costs many times more to make something as complicated as a watch with its dozens of specific components. While it will never be a Cartier, it is a beautiful piece of jewellery and is a more than capable, classically styled watch. Perfect condition, never worn, showing no wear of any kind. The rhodium enhanced finish remains 100% intact. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide the new owner with a complimentary one year warranty. Estate priced at $3,700.00 CAD. Stock #e12587.


Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAB2011-0 automatic 41.5mm $1,400.00 CAD. e12417

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 watch. 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 of our estate watches. Considering we fully serviced this watch July 2019 it should provide trouble free operation for years before its next scheduled service. 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 WAB2011-0 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 sport 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 divers extension. The movement is a Swiss made 26 jewel Sellita SW200 automatic winding mechanism with 3 hand display plus a calendar that Tag Heuer have christened the Calibre 5. These little Sellita movements are excellent and robust performers. Our digital Vibrograf printout shows a nice flat line with a rate of plus 3 seconds per day (well within chronometer accuracy levels). The blue dial blue bezel combination is always a favorite both new and previously enjoyed. A one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty comes included. This watch has been retired from the Tag Heuer line but the current blue dial automatic Aquaracer WBD2112 has a retail price of $2,200.00 USD. Our excellent condition estate example is priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e12417.

SOLD


Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph A13340 $3,150.00 CAD. e12407

Freshly and fully serviced with box and papers is a phrase any watch aficionado would love to hear. At 42mm diameter it’s big but not overwhelming. The day/date calendar, chronograph, timer bezel and luminous hands/markers give the SuperOcean A13340 about as much utility as you could possibly ask for. This is a one high spec. watch with a water resistance rating of 1650 feet. The Breitling modified movement has been awarded certified chronometer levels for accuracy. After our full service (July 2019) the Vibrograph report shows a steady rate of plus 3 seconds per day, well within chronometer limits. This one owner watch comes complete with everything supplied when it was purchased brand new in the Cayman Islands April 2004. Inner/outer boxes, instructions, endorsed warranty card and chronometer certificate. The blemish free silver dial with navy blue sub dials is particularly attractive with its concentric circular ring pattern. All the accessories are in excellent condition. Aside for some wear in the bracelet the fully detailed scratch free case and bracelet could pass for new. Including a complimentary one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e12407.

SOLD


September 15, 2019

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.


Tag Heuer 2000 Classic WK1112 37.1mm $800.00 CAD. e12321

The Tag Heuer 2000 was a watch conceived way back in the early 80s as the Heuer 2000. This was a time when the future of the entire Swiss watch industry was quite uncertain. Inexpensive good quality Japanese electronic watches were threatening the traditional Swiss market. Heuer was almost bankrupt and control of the then 120 year old brand was in the hands of their creditors. A cash and marketing infusion by TAG (Techniques d’Avant Garde) changed the company focus. A re-launched TAG Heuer 2000 followed shortly after and the rest is watchmaking history. This example dates from 1997 and represents the first style change since the initial introduction. It’s in excellent condition with a lightly refinished bracelet. The brushed stainless steel case and sand blasted bezel remain original. A perfect condition tritium dial is quite befitting of the watches “Classic” name. Simple silver framed luminous hour markers and marine style hands make time interpretation ultra simple. I love the large Arabic 12 sitting atop the green/red logo. At a relatively modest 37.1mm this watch can literally be worn by almost anyone. The ultra accurate Swiss quartz movement running inside is keeping perfect time with a fresh silver oxide battery just installed. Ultimate utility is what the 2000 series is all about. Simple and easy to read, with a large second hand and calendar display for extra function. A one way ratcheting bezel is a useful tool enabling the user to time an event lasting up to one hour. The original stainless steel bracelet is in very good condition and comes with a divers extension and flip lock buckle. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock #e12321.

SOLD


September 10, 2019

Tag Heuer Formula 1 CAH1212 ceramic & diamonds 41mm $2,100.00 CAD. e12226

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; its 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 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 marker. The integrated butterfly folding clasp with easy release pushers blends seamlessly with the braclet. 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 time keeping, it also incorporates a 30 minute elapsed time chronograph. Purchased brand new right here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in 2013. Looking like new old stock and showing virtually no evidence of use. Comes complete with original inner/outer boxes, endorsed/dated paperwork and booklets. Model CAH1212 is a current offering listed on TAG Heuer’s website for $3,000.00 USD. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate price $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12226.


September 5, 2019

Breitling Chronomat A13352 39mm $2,626.00 CAD. e12293

Many contemporary sport watches are just too big for people with smaller wrists; diameters of 45mm and larger can be awkward and cumbersome for the average size arm. Breitling’s Chronomat A13352 chronograph measures a comfortable 39mm. The smaller rounded crown and control buttons don’t dig into the back of your hand. Breitling is known for their large sporty chronograph watches. Although this watch is smaller in size it doesn’t lack the features you’d expect from a luxury Swiss watch. The beautiful two tone blue/silver dial makes chronograph interpretation very easy. Luminous hour markers and hands allow for time reference in any lighting situation. A chapter ring tachymeter scale on the dial allows units per hour calculations. The one way ratcheting bezel adds an additional 60 minute timer capability independent of the 12 hour chronograph. Calendar, continuous seconds hand, threaded crown/case back, curved synthetic sapphire crystal (with anti-reflective coating) and certified chronometer automatic movement round off this watches attributes. Attached to the watch is a sporty navy blue rubber strap with signed buckle. Included with the watch is a Breitling inner/outer box (missing cuff) with instruction booklet and a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. The blue on blue strap/dial combination is about as sporty as you can get. The standard 20mm lug span allows easy strap substitution with a brown, black, blue or any other colour leather strap you can imagine. It’s amazing how a simple strap substitution gives the watch an entirely different personality. Estate priced at $2,626.00 CAD. Stock #e12293.

SOLD


September 1, 2019

Tag Heuer Link WJ1313-0 white mother of pearl dial 27mm $996.00 CAD. e12642

Tag Heuer’s Link series of watches have always bridged the gap between hard core sport design and dressy. Our latest estate Tag Heuer may be one of the last to incorporate the sporting features that made the brand so popular. Current ladies Link watches have lost the threaded crown that lowers the water resistant qualities to 100 meters compared to 200 meters for our estate example. The new version also lacks the one way ratcheting timer bezel, fliplock safety buckle and luminous hands. While these missing features may not seem too important from an ordinary use perspective, I can’t help but think the new models have lost some of the DNA that made Tag Heuer one of the most popular brands in the entry level Swiss luxury segment. This watch still can get the job done in a demanding environment or at your next dress up event. The white mother of pearl dial is classic, sophisticated and always in style. Faceted hour markers offer surprising function and contrast. It’s keeping perfect time with all functions working as designed. With everyday use it should be serviced at 7 to 10 year intervals and a new battery installed every 2 years or so. Included with a freshly installed long life silver oxide cell the watch was vacuum tested which it easily passed. The stainless steel bracelet and case have been polished to a mirror finish as originally delivered. When last available this watch had a retail price of $2,100.00 USD. Including our 1 year in house warranty it is estate priced at $996.00 CAD. Stock #e12642.

 


August 30, 2019

Omega Seamaster ST 396.0838 circa 1977 reduced to $900.00 CAD. e10258

e10258 Omega Seamaster ST 396.0838 001Here’s a vintage Omega Seamaster that is rarely encountered. ST 396.0838 dates from 1977. The era when quartz technology was considered revolutionary and was offered by most high end Swiss manufacturers as a high tech option to the more traditional mechanical offerings. Building a proprietary quartz movement cost a small fortune those days so these electronic versions sold for about the same as an automatic or manual winding watch. Even Rolex produced an Oyster case quartz model for many years. Today it’s very rare for us to offer an early quartz Seamaster and this is an example we’ve never had before. It certainly has a unique vintage look and I love the embossed logo quartz emblem on the bezel proudly displaying for the world to see that this watch contains some incredible modern technology. Overall condition is almost like new. The trapezoid rectangular block case measures 30mm x 39mm with a beautiful statin finish. The bracelet shows zero stretch or sag and the solid 14 karat yellow gold bezel retains the crisp sharp edges that help define the look. The size and style could be worn by either a gentleman or a lady. The bracelet is remarkably flexible and will conform to almost any wrist size. Although the watch was designed with only 2 hands, it has an interesting quick set hour feature allowing you to change hours without affecting the minutes. A 31 day calendar adds a degree of extra utility to an otherwise purely functional dial. Running strong and keeping perfect quartz time the watch comes with the full support of a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. It’s a rare piece from a short lived era in Omega’s history. Estate priced at $900.00 CAD. Stock #e10258.


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.


August 25, 2019

Heuer Monza Re-Edition CR2110 full kit $3,500.00 CAD. e12285

The Heuer (Tag Heuer) Monza is a uncommon model that was only sold for approximately 5 years starting in 2000. Around 2005 Tag Heuer was trimming their offerings and the Monza was retired, making for a rather short production run. This particular Monza CR2110 was originally purchased right here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers May 02 2002 when we were authorized agents. It comes complete with boxes, instructions, warranty, outside sleeve and an endorsed warranty card.The watch is in very good condition; it’s completely original right down to the black genuine crocodile strap on deployment buckle. The inner tan lining has darkened with some use but otherwise looks like new. This watch was inspired from an obscure single button two register chronograph made by Heuer in the 1930s. The Monza name came from a watch made in the mid to late 1970s. The 1970s Monza, while still a chronograph, shares little in common other than its name with the re-edition. A great Heuer resource with tons of great information on all eras of vintage Heuer watches is www.calibre11.com. If you’re into the vintage look and already have something like a Monaco this rare Monza will make a great option. Including a complimentary one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12285.

On hold for Mark.


August 21, 2019

Breitling Chronomat 44 B01 movement CB0110 $10,600.00 CAD. e11998

I love it when we get the opportunity to showcase a one 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 have 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 may companies they modify and upgrade existing high quality mechanisms from Swiss suppliers like ETA and Valjoux. Breitling certify every movement leaving their factory is compliant to 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 have their Daytona Cosmograph and Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch. The Breiting Chronomat series is becoming an iconic do it all diver/chronograph ffor 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 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 like 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 Breiltling website. Under warranty until July 2023 and estate priced at $10,600.00 CAD. Stock #e11998.


August 20, 2019

Waltham Vanguard 19 jewel pocket watch $450.00 CAD. e12283

If you were lucky enough to have a good job with one of the railroads in the late 19th and first half of the 20th century, a high quality watch wasn’t a luxury, it was a condition of your employment. Reliability and strict accuracy levels were an absolute necessity in order to avoid rail disasters. Before the advent of electronic scheduling and communications everything was done mechanically, including all manner of time keeping. By the early 1960s most conductors would have converted to high grade mechanical wrist watches and some even wore new electronic watches. The traditional pocket watch was left to wind down in drawers and jewellery boxes. American made pocket watches including those made by the Waltham ruled the horological world throughout the 1800s and well into the early 1900s. They trumped anything the Swiss and British could produce in terms of unparalleled accuracy for the price. Railroad watches were of the highest production grade as they had to run within incredibly strict parameters to be acceptable for use on North American Railroads. This particular Waltham model 1892 Vanguard grade was made to all the standards required for a railroad watch (except one), open face with no cover, white dial, large black Arabic hour marker, size 16-18 case, seconds register, bold hands, outer minute ring, and 24 hour display. With 19 jewels (genuine diamond end stone) and 5 position adjustments it would have easily met the minimum requirements. The movement is housed in a silveroid case (nickle and copper) that’s in excellent condition with screw on back and crystal bezel. This particular watch with a Roman numeral dial wouldn’t qualify for use on any North American railroad. Whoever originally ordered the watch must have preferred the sophisticated look of the Roman numbers but also appreciated a fine quality, ultra accurate movement. This watch would have cost a sizable sum when new and has been well taken care of. The original double sunk enamel dial is perfect as are the blued steel hands. The most impressive standard applied to railroad grade watches was the acceptable rate of just 30 seconds plus or minus per week accuracy.  The rate is comparable to contemporary certified chronometer designation for Swiss wristwatches who have an acceptable rate of plus 6 seconds to minus 4 seconds per day. Considering the context of early 20th century materials, technology, manufacturing techniques and you can appreciate the watchmaking prowess of American made railroad grade pocket watches. The watch is running well and keeping excellent time. Due to the age of the watch it is being sold as is without warranty. Accompanying the watch is a 26 gram, 14 inch sterling silver pocket watch chain. Estate price for the watch and chain $450.00. CAD. Stock #e12283.

SOLD


August 18, 2019

Concord Mariner 14 karat/steel 15.78.110 $970.00 CAD. e9275

e9275 Concord Mariner 15.78.110They’ve been quietly going about their business since 1908, but unless you are in the watch loop you probably have not heard of them. In the early 20th century they were the first manufacturer producing private label watches for luxury brands such as Tiffany and Cartier. In the 1970s and 80s their quartz technology allowed them to produce extremely thin and sleek designs; some measuring under 2mm thick. The Mariner is Concord’s answer to a do it all sport watch that can be worn in all situations. The screwed on case back and screw down crown insure water resistance to 100 feet. Curved synthetic sapphire crystal and curved case make a very comfortable watch.e9275.1 Concord Mariner 15.78.110 Even the polished gold applied Roman numerals on two tone black dial have a curved profile. At 37mm case size it’s easy to wear by a man or a woman. Luxury touches like the polished solid 14 karat yellow gold bezel, and integrated locking buckle are a constant reminders of high quality and versatility. Excellent overall condition showing only minor signs of wear. The high precision quartz movement is running great keeping excellent time. Including Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty Concord Mariner 15.78.110 is estate priced at $970.00. Stock #e9275.


tag Heuer Autavia CY2111 42mm $4,070.00 CAD. e11880

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. 50 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 race car driver. Even the black white and orange dial colours, hands and hour markers are proper period correct derived. As a concession modern convenience and durability new low profile square pusher chronograph controls aren’t as prone to damage like the original round pushers. A synthetic sapphire crystal replaces the original easily scratched plastic version. Our excellent estate example is in 100% original condition showing no signs of polishing or refinishing. There are a few small scratches on the buckle and a scuff on the tachymeter scale bezel at 3:00 ‘clock but otherwise it would pass for new old stock. At 42mm wide it is on the large size but it’s not cumbersome. The left hand crown combined with the gently rounded case make 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. Comes complete with Tag-Heuer clam shell box, open warranty card and booklet. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers complimentary one year warranty comes included for the estate price of $4,070.00 CAD. Stock #e11880.


August 16, 2019

1944 Omega automatic 14kt. gold filled 32.3mm $625.00 CAD. e11906

Omega watch company without question was the most prolific Swiss manufacturer of the early to mid 20th century. They were established in 1948 in La Chaux de Fonds Switzerland and cut their teeth making excellent quality pocket watches. Few European manufacturers could compete in terms of quality versus price.  By the mid 1940s Omega were producing around 250,000 watches per year while the much smaller (at the time) Rolex watch company was making around 50,000 annually. What Rolex lacked in sheer output it more than made up for with clever marketing and patent protection of some key watchmaking innovations. The Rolex patented waterproof Oyster case and 360 degree automatic winding rotor prohibited Omega from using or manufacturing watches with similar technology. This is any early Omega automatic 17 jewel bumper style automatic movement in a 14 karat gold filled case. The 32.3mm case is in very good condition considering the watch is 75 years old. We rarely see gold filled watch cases that don’t show large sections of base metal poking through the lug tips or case edge. This watch shows only the smallest area of base metal coming through on its lugs and only on the bottom. This picture shows the lug with the most wear. The watch looks mostly original except for a replacement crown, crystal and strap of recent manufacture. The dial is displaying some freckled patina under close scrutiny but nothing extreme or significant enough to require refinishing. The beautiful little 17 jewel calibre 28.10 RA PC (340) bumper automatic movement is running like new after a full technical revision in January 2019. The full service should have this watch running trouble free for many years to come. The rose gold plating on the shock protected movement is in excellent condition and looks just as it did when it came out of the Omega factory in 1944. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this rare(ish) Omega is estate priced at $625.00 CAD. Stock # e11906.


August 13, 2019

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, endorsed warranty card and a 2 year extended guarantee valid until June 2020. 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 compliment of adjustment links. Estate priced at $2,300.00 CAD. Stock #e11399.


Omega Seamaster 300 Chronograph/Regatta timer 212.32.44.50.01.001 $5,900.00 CAD. e12409

This is the Seamaster 300 Regatta Timer Limited Edition 212.32.44.50.01.001. Omega is well known for producing numerous limited edition watches. A limited edition Omega isn’t that usual but with a run of just 2013 examples this is one we’re not likely to encounter again. It was produced to commemorate Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup victory in San Francisco in 2013. Omega watches have a long history of corporate sponsorship of the world’s most prestigious sailing event. This example is in remarkable condition. It appears to have only occasionally been used and displays its original finish. There are just a few superficial scuffs on the bottom of the bracelet and buckle, otherwise it could pass for new. The head is absolutely perfect. We’ve opted to leave it in 100% original condition until instructed by the next owner to refinish it to like new. Powering this watch is Omega’s calibre 3330. This in developed movement features Omega’s proprietary co-axial escapement, column wheel chronograph and a high tech silicone hairspring that is virtually impervious to strong magnetic fields. A screw down helium escape valve, screw down crown/case back, one way timer bezel, luminous hands/markers, calendar display, diver bracelet with extension and of course a 12 hour chronograph should be enough to keep even the hardened watch geek entertained. What makes this watch useful as a regatta timer is the extra countdown indexing around the outside of the minute register. When used with the 5 minute countdown signal the timer indicates the exact second you are to cross the starting line. At 44mm diameter and weighing almost half of a pound this watch is a bit of a commitment to wear everyday. If you’re a big guy or don’t mind a little bulk on your arm the Seamaster Diver 300 is definitely a watch you should check out. You can always lighten the load buy swapping the metal bracelet for the unique Omega black and red rubber strap with signed deployment buckle. The rubber strap gives the watch a much sportier casual look. The grey/black ceramic bezel is fade proof and many times harder than the old anodized aluminum inserts found on previous generation 300s. A matt black dial has replaced the old wave textured dial for a more sophisticated mature look. Included with purchase is the original outside cardboard box along with a beautiful black inner box. Warranty card, instruction booklet, card wallet, plastic hanging tag (with model/serial number), extra spring bars, quick set date changing tool, bracelet/strap changing tool and certificate of authenticity complete this desirable package. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $5,900.00 CAD. Stock #e12409.

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Tag Heuer Link automatic Chronograph CT2113. $1,675.00 CAD. e7741

Classic looking Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CT2113. It’s got everything the watch enthusiast is looking for; iconic looks, generous 42mm case size, Swiss made automatic movement, historically significant brand, easy to read silver 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. The bracelet shows no measurable stretch or sag.  Included with purchase is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, original outer/inner clam shell box, operating instructions and the original warranty card. Estate priced at $1,675.00. CAD. Stock #e7741.


August 12, 2019

Tag Heuer Monaco Chronograph CW2111-0 $3,680.00 CAD. e10332

The Heuer Monaco was first released at Basel Fair in 1969. In the 1960s Jack Heuer was at the helm of Heuer Watchmaking Inc. company (the original name of Tag Heuer S.A.), as the great-grandson of company founder Edouard Heuer, Jack had spent years trying to promote a partnership with other horological giants Buren, Dubois Depraz and Breitling in order to design and manufacture the worlds first self-winding chronograph movement to hit the market, the Chronomatic. Jack Heuer’s original intentions where to use the Chronomatic Calibre 11 in the Carrera models but then he met Erwin Piquerez, owner of a Swiss watch case manufacturer plans changed. Piquerez had just developed and patented a new guaranteed waterproof square watch case and together they developed the iconic look of the Monaco watch we see today. Even though Steve McQueen wore a Monaco in his movie “Le Mans” in 1971 the look slowly lost popularity and disappeared from the catalogues in 1975. 1985 saw the acquisition of Heuer Watchmaking Inc. by TAG Group and the company was renamed TAG Heuer. Realizing the value in the history of Heuer and the rising popularity of the King of Cool’s growing popularity, in 1998 TAG Heuer decided to re-release the Monaco. The CW2111-0 we have for sale is the 3rd series in the re-release. It was the most popular look and function to date and led to the Monaco being permanently placed in the TAG Heuer line-up. Featured on an aftermarket black leather strap with original deployment buckle our Monaco dates to 2009 (original worn leather strap included). Classy wear everywhere black dial behind a plastic crystal (an homage to the originals) with only a few signs of age along the case beveled edge. This watch comes with original box and papers as well as a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced to sell at $3,680.00 CAD. Stock #e10332.

 


August 10, 2019

Tag Heuer mid sized 2000 classic 962.013F $480.00 CAD. e10812

The perfect sized watch for the smaller framed lady looking for a casual watch without the bulk associated with most brand name Swiss sport watches. At 33.5 mm diameter it isn’t too small, it’s just right for the petite lady. The timeless black dial with black leather strap is just about as neutral a look as you can get. This Tag Heuer 2000 is around 20 years old and in good overall condition. The dial has a few minor discolouration spots on it that are not distracting. The luminous tritium hands and dial markers still have some glow left when viewed in the dark. Even though it may be smaller in size it still has all the features of the full sized models. The Swiss quartz movement is running perfectly keeping excellent time. Included with purchase is a one year mechanical warranty. Estate priced at $480.00. Stock #e10812.

 


Breitling Windrider Chronometer A10350 $2,790.00 CAD. e11417

Many Breitling watches that come through our estate department are over sized examples with multi-function chronographs, slide rules and enough information on the dials navigate the space shuttle. Our latest estate Breitling takes a more simple approach to time interpretation. While it still displays compass headings on the chapter ring and a hundredths hour scale, the dial is free from confusing extra information. Just luminous hands and large stick hour markers contrasting on a beautiful radial finish navy blue dial. At 38mm diameter the case size is not overwhelming either; comfortable for even the man with a more slender sized wrist. The automatic chronometer grade movement equipped with calendar display is working and great keeping excellent time. Overall condition is very good, displaying the Breitling fully polished finish. Wear and tear is virtually absent from the pilot bracelet that shows no stretch or sag.  Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $2,790.00 CAD. Stock #e11417.


Zenith Defy Power Reserve 03.0519.685 Limited Edition $4,500.00 CAD. e10618

We’re quite privileged here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. As watch aficionados we’re lucky to see some pretty important brands and models come through our ever changing estate collection. More common luxury brands like Rolex, Cartier, Omega, Breitling and Tag Heuer all make regular appearances here. Once in a while, significant albeit less common models from brands like Zenith turn up in our displays. Even though the brand has been around since 1865 many people in North America have never heard of them. They are one of the few manufacturers who produce their own mechanisms. They even supplied the movement for the previous generation Rolex Daytona throughout its entire production run. Any Zenith is an unusual sighting around here but a limited edition Defy is a five star rarity for sure. This could very well be the only example in Canada as only 100 examples of this model were ever produced! The 43mm stainless steel case is water resistant to 300 meters and features a threaded crown/case back, anodized blue ratcheting bezel and curved synthetic sapphire crystal with antireflective coating. At the heart of this watch beats a proprietary in house manufactured 38 jewel automatic movement calibre 685SC. This mechanism features a longish 55 hour power reserve with display on the dial, a small subsidiary second hand and a calendar window. The nicely finished movement is visible through the clear sapphire window in the case back. Attached to the case in a brand new, never worn original blue rubber strap. The watch is in good condition but shows the odd scratch and ding as the original owner wore it every day for any activity. Included with purchase is the original box and brochure. Running great and keeping excellent time, the watch is ready for pretty much anything you can throw at it. As with every estate watch we sell its covered by a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. If you’re looking for something different and your buddies Submariner looks a little too pedestrian come have a look at this Zenith. Estate priced at $4,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10618.


August 9, 2019

Omega Seamaster 300 titanium 2231.80.00 $3,200.00 CAD. e11061

e9406.1 Omega Seamaster 300 Titanium 2231.80.00The first generation James Bond watches are showing up less and less on our estate pages. Despite the fact the they were Omega’s most popular watches we are seeing fewer and fewer all the time. Their rugged construction, handsome good looks and do it all design has made them even more popular as pre-owned collectables. Titanium version 2231.80.00 although by strict definition is not truly a James Bond watch, it comes from the same series with a few design differences. The bezel is titanium, not blue anodized aluminum and therefore will not fade. Dial markers are rectangular instead of round, the hands are easy to see sword style with more visibility and luminous material. Our example also comes with the more simple and sporty 5 segment link design. The titanium model is far more rare than the basic steel Bond version because when new it cost close to 50% more yet looked almost identical. Titanium is twice as hard as steel yet half the weight with  a more dull grey colour. There are no polished highlights anywhere on the case or bracelet. 41mm case size is just slightly bigger than a contemporary Rolex Submariner and comfortable for most men. Water resistant to 1000 feet, equipped with a curved synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, heavy duty locking buckle with divers extension, helium escape valve and rotating timer bezel make this the ultimate tool watch. Inside the case beats a modified ETA 2892 A2 chronometer grade movement with calendar. Including the original box, endorsed warranty card (Oct. 2002) service network brochure and a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch in estate priced at $3,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11061.e9406 Omega Seamaster 300 Titanium 2231.80.00

 

 


August 7, 2019

Gents Piaget Polo 7131C 701 25mm 141.2gr. solid 18kt. gold $8,400.00 CAD. e11354

Is this a bracelet first or a watch? We prefer to think of it as a bracelet that also tells time. From the house of Piaget Switzerland comes this solid 18 karat yellow gold Polo. Back in the 1980s the Piaget Polo was one of the hottest watches around. Thin was in and thin was a Piaget specialty; in the 1950s they produced a fully adjusted hand wind movement that measured only 2mm thick. The Polo design took the thin concept one step further when it was integrated into a flexible link bracelet. Our latest estate watch is our first Piaget to date and it’s a beauty. The original Polo was Piaget’s most popular model accounting for around 1/3 of their total sales. The case and bracelet seamlessly blend together in a graceful taper to the buckle. Even the dial has be treated to an alternating polished/brushed finish that perfectly matches the bracelet pattern. A standard setting crown vertically placed at 3:00 o’clock would ruin the aesthetics. Piaget’s proprietary quartz movement concealed the setting crown horizontally on the case back allowing a perfectly symmetrical balanced look.Included with the watch is a February 1986 appraisal in the name of the original owner. The appraisal describes the gents Piaget Polo watch  style number 7131-c701 with an estimated replacement cost of $13,500.00 USD. This was a very expensive watch in its day. A brand new top of the line Chevrolet Camaro would have cost less than this watch did in 1986. Made exclusively from premium 18 karat yellow gold the watch weighs about the same as a Rolex Day Date but unlike the Rolex, Piaget bracelet links are completely solid. At 141.2 grams including the quartz movement the value of just the gold in this watch is around $6,500.00 CAD. For comparison, a brand new Italian made 18 karat gold bracelet of similar weight would be a great deal priced at $10,000.00. This watch could be worn by a man or woman, it measures 25mm wide and will fit a wrist size of up to 18.5cm. We have 8 never used extra link sections from a smaller Piaget Polo. The extra links allow the total potential length to over 21cm. These links can be used in the larger watch as they are only a couple of millimeters narrower. The extra links are being offered for only gold value but only with the purchase of the larger watch. The condition is almost like new. There is zero stretch or wear in any of the links. The finish appears original showing only some shallow scuffs and scratches. Including the original operating manual, 1986 appraisal and a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this one owner Piaget classic is estate priced at $8,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11354.


August 6, 2019

Breitling Special Edition Airborne AB0144 41mm $5,990.00 CAD. e12111

Breitling are not newcomers to the watch industry; they’ve been producing high quality Swiss made watches since 1884. Over the last 50 years or so they’ve developed a dedicated following for aviation geared sports watches. Many of their watches are designed with professional pilots in mind. The early 1950s introduced the Navitimer with a rotating slide rule used for navigation and calculations. The 1980s introduced the Chronomat pilot chronograph to the world. It was a new model celebrating Breitling’s centenial. The Chronomat substituted a slide rule bezel for a more basic 60 minute timer bezel with inner tachymeter scale on the chapter ring. To commemorate the 30 anniversary of the Chronomat a special series of Airborne models became available with  silver or black “panda” dials in 41 or 44mm sizes. Our featured watch is the 41mm silver on black version with the pilot bracelet. The watch is in perfect condition, showing no evidence of any wear. In fact it was only worn for a short period of time with a black Breitling rubber strap. No polishing or refinishing of any kind was done to prepare the watch for sale. Just a quick ultrasonic cleaning and it’s ready to go. The stainless steel pilot bracelet is still covered with its protective plastic sticker on one half. Powering the Airborne AB014 is Breitling’s in house developed B01 proprietary movement. 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 was purchased new at an Ontario Breitling authorized agent in July of 2017. This is not a grey market import, the watch is covered by Breitling’s 5 year international warranty valid until the Summer of 2022. When new this watch had a suggested retail price of $9,900.00 CAD (price tag included), the accessory Breitling rubber strap with signed stainless steel buckle would have pushed the price to well over $10,000.00. Everything that was delivered when new comes included with  purchase; inner/outer boxes with sleeve, endorsed Canadian warranty card, instructions, chronometer certificate, plastic hang tag and the extra rubber strap. Like new with balance of 5 year factory warranty for more than 40% off the original price. $5,990.00 CAD. Stock #e12111

 


August 5, 2019

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

MontBlanc certainly make some very stylish looking watches with classic design details. This 2015 Star chronograph epitomize 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.

 


Tag Heuer Link Chronograph/Chronometer CT5113 $2,150.00 CAD. e12263

People sometimes interchange the word chronograph and chronometer. Quite simply a chronograph is a device for measuring elapsed times. A chronometer is a highly regulated and adjusted timepiece that has been independently tested for an accuracy of plus 6 or minus 4 seconds per day. The movement being tested must maintain this rate in several different positions for 10 days. The movement is also tested at different temperatures and must still maintain this strict accuracy rate. Very few mechanical movements earn the coveted designation of an officially certified chronometer. Tag Heuer CT5113.BA0550-0 is both a chronometer and a chronograph (an even more rare combination). Measuring 43mm diameter x 16mm thick it’s a pretty big watch. Only the 60 minute timer bezel and the pushers are polished. The balance of the watch has a flat brushed finish resulting in a sophisticated understated look. The silver dial tone on tone look is particularly attractive. Overall condition is very good to excellent with little evidence of wear and certainly no abuse. Comes complete with original inner/outer box, outside cardboard sleeve (showing the original MSRP of $4,150.00), chronometer certificate and instructionsTag Heuer Link chronographs are still available as seen on Tag Heuer’s website showing a suggested retail price of $4,650.00 USD but are no longer chronometer rated. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to supply a complimentary 1 year warranty for the new owner. Estate priced at $2,150.00 CAD. Stock #e12263.


August 3, 2019

Tag Heuer AquaRacer CAF7010 Calibre S $2,100.00 CAD. e11185

A traditional analogue display watch offers superior function and efficiency that a digital display doesn’t have a chance of matching. The key to its advantage in functionality is displaying only the necessary information when called upon. The Tag Heuer Calibre S takes this concept a quantum leap forward. It offers the complexity of a 24 hour chronograph and a perpetual calendar that is accurate until the year 2099. There is no other electromechanical quartz movement like what’s inside the 43mm stainless steel case. Announced is 2005 the Calibre S didn’t show up for public consumption until more than 2 years later. There are some who dismiss all things quartz as somehow less desirable to the Swiss tradition purely mechanical spring driven mechanisms. Consider the Calibre S consists of 230 components (most quartz have around 40), it has 5 different bi-directional motors, each driving 4 gear sets which is far more than in a mechanical watch. A large high capacity lithium cell delivers sufficient a power supply that can last many years depending on use. Our estate model CAF7010 comes with an additional original Tag Heuer black rubber strap. A quick change to the alternative strap gives it a completely different personality. The regular Tag Heuer sport watch features can also be found on the watch; one way ratcheting minute timer bezel, tachymetre scale, synthetic sapphire crystal, solid link stainless steel bracelet with locking buckle and luminous hands/dial markers. The Calibre S movement is proprietary technology reserved only for use as a premium quartz movement and only in Tag Heuer products. The case and bracelet are showing evidence of use in the form of some small scratches and scuffs but overall it is in very good condition. Included with purchase is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and a Tag Heuer presentation box. Estate priced at $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11185.

 


August 2, 2019

18kt. diamond Zenith quartz 23.9mm over 50gr. net 18kt. 0.20ct. tw. $3,500.00 CAD. e11900

Zenith is a brand best known for their amazing El Primero mechanical chronograph found in some of the world’s most collectible watches. For people in the loop, Zenith are one of the most respected watch manufacturers in the world. They’ve been quietly producing fine quality watches in Switzerland since 1865. Our latest estate watch is this beautiful solid 18kt yellow gold creation featuring 18 sparkling round brilliant cut diamonds of VS-FG or better quality. The diamonds weigh approximately 0.20 carats and add just a little bling to this most jewellery like watch creation. No second hand, no calendar display, just a beautiful exercise in rich tone on tone sophistication. From strictly a watch perspective this one may fall a bit short with only 4 hour markers on the champagne dial. The sharp, tapered and faceted hands do offer surprising contrast despite their gold colour. The highly polished case measures a feminine 23.9mm diameter, not too small but certainly not overwhelming on even a slender wrist. The case is attached to a flexible link bracelet adjustable to fit a wrist of up to 7 1/2 inches. High end construction is paramount at a luxury brand like Zenith. Each of the removable links is secured by a proper and expensive to manufacture threaded screw. The signed butterfly clasp is constructed from premium 18 karat white gold (stronger with more spring than white gold). Even the setting crown has been privately signed with Zenith’s logo. Okay so we’ve established this is a high quality watch from a significant Swiss manufacturer. These qualities usually mean a watch like this is going to be pricey. Well $3,500.00 isn’t cheap but this watch weighs an impressive 50 plus grams (net weight without movement and crystal). Considering it contains dozens of specific components, 18 nice diamonds, it costs a lot less than a brand new basic 18 karat gold chain necklace of similar weight. Think of this watch as a beautiful gold and diamond bracelet that also has the benefit of telling time. The high precision quartz movement is working great keeping excellent time. It’s super thin on the wrist and ultra comfortable with a great feeling of quality. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers Warranty the watch is estate priced a $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11900.


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.


July 30, 2019

Zenith Pilot 03.2117 42mm $5,620.00 CAD. e12262

If your a fan of pure function, excellent quality and high performance the Zenith Pilot is a watch you must consider. It’s certainly not the fanciest watch you’ll ever see, it is completely void of any detail that doesn’t add to absolute utility. No gold trim, no diamonds, no fancy dial treatments, it’s all business. Just what you’d expect from a watch called Pilot. The flat black dial with large contrasting luminous hour markers is an exercise in simplicity and legibility under all lighting situations. Aside from the simple 30 minute chronograph and calendar the only other feature of the vintage looking dial is a telemeter scale on the chapter ring. This simple analogue tool allows the user to calculate the distance of an event based on sight and sound over a period of time. This scale measures the distance of an event based on sound ranging from 1 kilometer to 20 kilometers. An example of how this works could be; if you see a lightning flash and hear thunder 9 seconds later, the lightning was 3 kilometers away. Powering the Pilot is the 31 jewel in house manufactured calibre 4002 El Pimero. It’s a high speed automatic winding masterpiece able to accurately time intervals to a 1/10 of a second. It’s been state of the art when it comes to mechanical chronographs since first developed around 50 years ago. The clear display back proudly shows off the movement and its tiny balance wheel that oscillates at an amazing 36,000 cycles per hour. e9639.2 Zenith Pilot 03.2117.4002 El Primero chronographThat’s 25% faster than a modern Rolex! The added speed gives the watch the smoothest running second hand you’ve ever seen. It is running perfectly, keeping great time with all functions working as designed. The watch was previously owned by a knowledgeable collector who almost never wore it. It was only used a few times in rotation with other watches he owned. Excellent original condition showing only the most minor signs of use. Never refinished in any way. The factory brown crocodile rubber backed strap is in absolutely perfect condition. Comes complete with original inner/outer boxes and a one year mechanical warranty. Estate priced at $5,620.00 CAD. Stock #e12262.


July 28, 2019

Zenith Star Baby Doll 37.5mm 16.1233.4021 $5,000.00 CAD. e11892

Pretty much every major luxury watch manufacturer makes models for women. Usually they’re simply smaller versions of exactly the same men’s styles. For the true female watch aficionado there are very few options if  you’re looking for a fun mechanical watch that offers more than just basic time keeping capabilities. You can’t get any more fun, feminine or mechanical than the Zenith Star Baby doll with diamonds #16.1233.4021. Our Baby Doll offers the optional rainbow mother of pearl dial, diamond set bezel, the legendary El Primero mechanical chronograph movement and your choice of any colour Hirsch Prestige Alligator leather strap (a $429.00 value). Zenith have been around since 1865 and are truly a watchmaker’s watch. They have always produced their own mechanical movements and private label movements for many other luxury brands including Rolex, Panerai and Tag Heuer. The El Primero movement was developed in the late 1960s; close to 50 years later it is considered by many to be the finest mechanical chronograph ever manufactured. It runs at a frequency few watches can match of 36,000 cycles per hour. This enables interval timing capabilities of 1/10 of a second. Some of the pure function of the chronograph has been reduced by the beautifully engraved mother of pearl dial, star dial cut out and elimination of the continuous second hand and chronograph hour register. The star shaped pierced dial reveals the balance wheel oscillating at 5 hertz and the finely jewelled forked pallet/escape wheel assembly. The smooth polished bezel has been engraved with 15, 30, 45 minute markers along with a series of 21 five pointed stars each set with a sparkling high quality round brilliant cut diamond. The watch was purchased new in the fall of 2007 at former Toronto Authorized agent La Swiss in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Included with the watch is the original packaging, endorsed warranty card, Zenith booklet, leatherette silk cord hang tag plus a the special order Hirsch Prestige alligator leather strap in a colour of your choice. When new this watch came with a suggested retail price of over $11,000.00 USD; as an excellent condition pre-owned watch it is priced at only $5,000.00 CAD. The watch is running great and keeping excellent time. You’ve never seen a more fluid moving second hand than the register found on any El Primero equipped Zenith. With 10 impulses per second its motion is far more smooth than even the newest Rolex running at a 20% slower frequency. For some extra peace of mind the watch is accompanied by a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e11892.


July 25, 2019

Breitling Chronomat Evolution A13356 $3,100.00 CAD. e12231

If you’ve been lurking our website for a while, dreaming about owning a high end Swiss watch, this is a good one to test the waters with. 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 and replacement parts are readily available. It’s not uncommon for these mechanisms to go up to 10 years between regular intervals. Our master watchmaker has just fully serviced the mechanism (May 2019) and vacuum tested the case to assure water resistance. Timing results show an accuracy of well within chronometer standards, vacuum test print out is also included. 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 push buttons  and a curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. A continuous sweeping second hand and calendar add 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. The easy to read silver/white dial features the traditional polished hash mark hour markers giving it classic appeal 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 navy blue strap is showing wear and tear but still has years of use in it. The strap has been upgraded with a deployment type Breitling stainless steel buckle adding extra value and security. These hinged buckles also greatly extend strap life. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers complimentary one year mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12231.


Omega Constellation 123.10.38.21.01.001 $4,050.00 CAD. e10712

It can take decades of marketing for a brand to become synonymous with a look. In the automotive world the Porsche 911 comes to mind. Whether a 1967 or 2017 model year the stylists are careful to retain certain elements of design that define the look. In the watch world the Rolex Oyster is one such watch, for Omega it’s the Constellation. For 35 years the flagship Constellation has had a look with design components consistent with the original 1982 Manhattan model. The 4 bezel claws, Roman numeral bezel and tapered integrated bracelet have always been used in one form or another. This 38mm automatic chronometer example 123.10.38.21.01.001 has no evidence of any use aside from the most minor shop wear on the buckle bottom. It has never been cleaned, polished or refinished in any way. There was a plastic sticker covering the transparent display back when we received the watch. It has since pealed away while on our display cuff. It’s a current offering that is shown in detail on the Omega watch website where with a suggested retail price of $6,750.00 CAD. For 40% off the MSRP Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is offering the watch at just $4,050.00 CAD. We are also matching the full 3 year factory warranty. Included with purchase is the original inner/outer boxes, instructions and open warranty card. Stock #e10712.

 


July 23, 2019

Omega Art Deco 15 jewel T17 tank watch fresh service/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 were 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 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. Wrist watches 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 just finished 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 compliments the blued steel hands and oxidized dial. We can easily change the strap colour to a more pedestrian brown of black if you prefer. Including a one year warranty this watch is estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. e12232.


July 20, 2019

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.


July 15, 2019

Vintage Omega Speedmaster Mark III 176.002 $3,190.00 CAD. e11840

A thick slice of 1970s nostalgia is the Speedmaster Mark III. From fashion to architecture, the 70s were a time of bold statements and futuristic styling. Thin electronic watches were still mostly conceptual and at least a decade away from mass production. Omega made some pretty extraordinary cases to house their state of the art in house manufactured automatic movements. Omega was the largest producer of luxury watches and they weren’t afraid of pushing the design envelope with their products. The conservative Swiss industry continued making some lovely but very ordinary looking watches as Omega experimented with the cutting edge. Omega produced this groovy looking Mark III in 1972. The preferred blue dial adds to the funky design. While the Rolex Daytona of the era made due with an old fashion hand wind 17 jewel stopwatch movement, Omega made a chronograph with automatic winding, a 24 hour dial plus a calendar for their in house 22 jewel calibre 1040 movement. The fact that today a Daytona of the period costs into 6 figures is an entirely different story. Vintage styles are hot, there are many brand new products from Omega and other Swiss manufacturers celebrating past designs by resurrecting older models. For way less than the cost of a new one you can have an original with warranty and some honest patina from a generation of wear. The factory brushed finish has been polished away from use and perhaps a little help from a jewellers wheel over the years. The thick glass crystal has a few shallow scratches but overall condition is pretty good. The original bracelet has enough links to fit a wrist of just over 7 1/2 inches. The 41mm stainless steel case is quite thick at 15.7mm; you won’t be hiding this one under a shirt cuff. Working well and keeping good time, all the functions are operating as designed. We don’t come across these too often. If you like the unusual and quirky this Speedmaster would make a great addition to any collection. Including a complimentary one year warranty this vintage chronograph is estate priced at $3,190.00 CAD. Stock #e11840.


July 13, 2019

Cartier Pasha 18kt. chronograph quartz 38.5mm $13,500.00 CAD. e11477

After being in business for over 60 years you’d think we’d seen it all, but here’s another first for Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. This is the only 18 karat gold gents Cartier to show up in our estate department and it’s a pretty special one. A solid 18 karat Cartier is pretty uncommon but to have one that’s a chronograph with gold bracelet is downright rare. Most often these watches are purchased on a far less expensive leather strap option. The richness of premium 18 karat yellow gold must be seen firsthand. The density and feel of high purity precious gold is something that your clunky stainless steel Rolex just can’t compete with at a dressy event. Not to worry though the Cartier Pasha is sporty enough in a subtle more sophisticated manner. The clean white/champagne panda dial is equipped with a 12 hour chronograph and divers elapsed timer bezel. The white dial is easy to read and goes neutrally well with almost any colour. This watch comes to us through a very good long time Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers client. He owns several other high end watches in his collection. This watch saw little use while in rotation with his other luxury Swiss creations (talk about a 1st world problem) so he recently traded it in. He had the watch serviced through the Cartier boutique Toronto in October of 2013. The service invoice will be included with purchase. Cartier performed a full overhaul to the quartz mechanism including; complete disassembly of movement, cleaned oiled, regulation checks, ultrasonic case cleaning, replace all gaskets, water resistance testing and a fresh battery. While being serviced a new set of blued steel luminous hands were installed. What I love about the service papers it that our client specifically asked NOT to have the watch polished. Only a true watch connoisseur would request something so seemingly ridiculous. For watch people, keeping the originality of the case is more important than removing a few tiny scuffs and scratches. That being said the heavy watch (over 160 grams) is in excellent condition showing little to no wear in any component. The bracelet exhibits virtually no stretch or sag.    Replacing a solid gold gents Cartier chronograph of similar design today would cost well over $30,000.00. At 38.5mm diameter this watch was definitely designed as a gentleman’s model when this watch was new approximately 20 years ago. Today this watch could also be worn by the lady who likes a bigger case size and doesn’t mind making a bit of a statement. With a fresh battery just installed and a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is ready to go. Estate priced at just $13,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11477.

 


July 12, 2019

Ebel Classic Wave 18kt & stainless steel 34.5mm 1187141 $1,200.00 CAD. e11820

From boutique manufacturer Ebel comes their most popular model, the Classic Wave. It’s certainly not a Rolex, Breitling or Tag Heuer; this is a sophisticated design that is above all else comfortable and practical. At 34.5mm diameter it’s not too big and not too small, it can be worn by a man or a woman. The slim profile stainless steel case measures just 6.3mm thick yet still offers a calendar feature along with a seconds hand. The thin case is partially achieved because this watch doesn’t have a removable back. No caseback means no thick screwed on or snap closed hatch for movement installation, instead the super accurate Swiss quartz movement is installed from the front. The bezel, crystal, dial and complete electronic mechanism come out through the front for service. This ingenious design not only makes the watch thin it also means one fewer rubber gasket to fail. The bezel and its 5 locking screws are all made from solid 18 karat yellow gold. The Classic Wave in both men’s and woman’s styles are still being made today. The gents 40mm version comes with a price of $3,600.00 USD. The beautiful silver radial finish dial on this estate watch is a rare version and blends particularly well with the wave patterned bracelet. Our example is in excellent original condition and comes with its original boxes and instruction booklet. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11820.


July 10, 2019

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 clam shell box, operating instructions and the original Royal De Versailles endorsed warranty card. Estate priced at $2,040.00. CAD. Stock #e12264.


July 9, 2019

Zenith Chronomaster Open Grande Date 03 1260 4039 $7,600.00 CAD. e8872

In the late 1960s Movado collaborated with renowned watch maker Zenith to produce one of the worlds first automatic winding chronographs called the El Primero. Not only was this new movement one of the first automatic chronographs, it also was quite thin at only 6.5mm including a calendar mechanism. The biggest advantage the new movement had was the super fast 36000 per hour frequency. This new high speed mechanism enabled the chronograph 1/10 accuracy when measuring elapsed times. The 50 hour power reserve was longer than anything else produced at the time. Even today 45 years after its introduction there is not a series produced watch with a faster beat than the El Primero. When Rolex decided to update the movement in their Daytona from the hand wind 17 jewel Valjoux movement, the  31 jewel Zenith El Primero was chosen.Rolex “detuned” the frequency to only 28800 in keeping with the rest of their models. Our El Primero comes as an upgraded 41 jewel example named the Chronomaster Open Grande Date calibre 4039. This model comes with a higher level of finish on the movement with a semi skeleton dial revealing the balance wheel, intricate escapement mechanism and seconds wheel. Model 03 1260 4039 goes on to reveal an oversized calendar display at the 2 o:clock position. As a final tribute to complication the small crescent shaped opening in the dial at 6 o:clock serves as a power reserve scale. A pointer hand indicates how much power is left in the mainspring. It acts much the same as an analogue fuel gauge in your car. The watch was previously owned by a big time watch enthusiast who occasionally wore it from time to time in rotation with several other high end exotic creations; as such the condition is very good to excellent. It retains its original highly polished finished showing only the most minor of small scuffs and scratches. The original black genuine crocodile strap is also in very good condition. At 45mm diameter and mostly all dial (no thick rotating bezel here) the watch makes a big statement. Even for those who know little to nothing about the significance of the brand and particularly the El Primero movement, this watch stands out as something very special. The fit and finish of a Zenith is as good or better than any other brand in this price range. When this watch was a current offering it had a suggested retail price of $11,900.00 USD. Including the original box, warranty card and a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $7,600.00 CAD.


July 8, 2019

Breitling SuperOcean Heritage Chronograph 46mm A13320 $4,750.00 CAD. e12276

Inspired by Breiltling 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. In addition to the bezel timer a 12 hour, 3 register chronograph allows more precise and extended timing capability. The black on white calendar display finishes off this models user friendly features. Big watches are still part of Breitling’s DNA, in this capacity the SuperOcean A13320 doesn’t disappoint. At 46mm diameter you need to be a good sized fella or super confident about your watch statement. Compared to the chronograph benchmark Rolex Daytona the SuperOcean indeed looks massive. As with all contemporary Breiltling the automatic winding Swiss made movement has been officially certified chronometer status for accuracy. 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 SuperOcean chronograph is a current offering from Breitling showing a retail price of $7,235.00 CAD. The latest model displays subtle styling updates to the hands and bezel insert but otherwise remains virtually unchanged to our latest estate example. Unfortunately the less common burnt orange dial/bezel combination like our estate example has been replaced by a similar yet less flamboyant bronze hue on the current model. Comes complete with original inner/ outer box, chronometer certificate and instructions. Excellent overall condition showing practically no signs of use. The original high polish finish is almost totally 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 $4,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12276.


July 7, 2019

Tag Heuer 1500 series WD1223-G-20 (original finish) $820.00 CAD. e12045

The Rolex blue dial Submariner is always in demand and we are very excited when they come in from time to time. Our customers love them too but it’s becoming harder and harder to find decent ones for under $12,000.00 CAD. While this Tag Heuer 1500 is certainly not a Rolex, it performs much the same duty for about 93% less cost. When Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were Tag Heuer agents this model always sold well for us. We were quite disappointed when they retired it. They very rarely show up in our estate department and never in this sort of condition. The watch is completely original except for a brand new set of replacement genuine Tag Heuer hands as the originals had some luminous material missing. The watch has never been polished of refinished in any way. The gold plating is 100% intact even on the bottom of the bracelet. This watch likely saw very little use since it was new over 20 years ago. Barack Obama wore a 1500 series on a leather strap in the 90s and early 2000s. This watch is running great keeping excellent time. It measures a very comfortable 37.25mm diameter and is suitable for the man who prefers a more modest size watch or the lady who likes  bigger size sporty designs. Including our 1 year complimentary warranty the watch is estate priced at $820.00 CAD. Stock #e12045. 

 


July 5, 2019

Ladies Concord Saratoga 18kt./steel with diamonds 15 73 287 reduced to $1,700.00 CAD. e11337

Concord was founded in Switzerland in 1908. The brand was created to design luxury timepieces for the burgeoning affluent American market. Often their watches incorporated precious metals and gems making them more than just high quality time keepers. In 1915 Concord started to manufacture watches for jewellery greats Tiffany, Van Cleef & Arpels and even Cartier. It was a Concord watch presented to Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin by President Truman during the World War II peace talks. During the quartz watch movement crisis that nearly crippled the Swiss watch industry, Concord thrived by designing and manufacturing some of the most expensive quartz watches ever to be seen on the market. In the 1970s and 80s their quartz technology allowed them to produce extremely thin and sleek designs; some measuring less than 2mm thick. Our ladies Concord Saratoga 15 73 287 is a classic and elegant dress watch with a touch of bling. A synthetic sapphire crystal protects a beautiful embossed silver diamond featuring gold Roman numerals and a date aperture at 3 o’clock. The solid 18 karat bezel is bead set with 16 round brilliant cut diamonds of excellent VS-GH quality totaling 0.33 carats. Concord really go the extra mile in terms of quality. 18 karat gold trim runs the entire length of the bracelet and is of solid construction, it’s far heavier than many of the gold laminated designs seen in other brands. Each adjustable link is secured by 2 threaded screws compared to many brands who secure their links with only a simple split pin rivet or bushed friction pin. The case back on the Saratoga is held on by 4 screws not a basic interference snap on back. Even though this watch is not designed to be waterproof it passed our vacuum test for water resistance so it wasn’t a concern when it we submerged the entire watch in our ultrasonic cleaner. At just 22.5mm diameter this watch would be perfect for the slim wrist lady who is looking for a versatile watch that can be worn for almost any event or activity. Equipped with a Swiss quartz high precision movement that is keeping excellent time. The watch is in very good condition and appears never to have been polished or refinished in any way. Including a 1 year complimentary warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,700.00 CAD. Stock #e11337.


July 3, 2019

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 brands 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 time keeping 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 complete 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 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.


July 1, 2019

Baume & Mercier Capeland Diver MOA08123 $1,190.00 CAD. e10345

I must apologize for the poor quality of photography in this post. Try as I may I just can’t seem to get a good picture without distracting reflections. The shiny finish, glossy black dial and curved synthetic crystal add up to a diabolically difficult watch to take a picture of (at least for a point and shooter like me). Trust me when I say the watch presents itself in person much better than these pictures show. 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. By those standards this automatic winding Capeland diver is fairly pedestrian. Less can be more, especially when it comes to a purposeful sports watch like this. Two large luminous hands point out the time with glow in the dark hour markers. A small subsidiary second hand at 6:00 o’clock and a date window at 3:00 o’clock complete the dial. The useful timer bezel ratchets in a counter clockwise direction with 120 half minute precision indexed clicks. Diameter case size is large but not cumbersome, the rubber strap with deployment buckle contribute to keeping the overall weight to a very manageable 101 grams. The original rubber strap has been fitted to the previous owner’s smaller wrist size. If you have a large wrist a longer strap will be required. A smooth concealed threaded crown and case back keep everything nice and dry to a rating of over 600 feet. When new this watch had a retail price of $2,590.00 USD when new. Comes complete with B & M inner/outer boxes, instructions and endorsed warranty card (June 2003) BIRKS Canada. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty we have it on offer for $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e10345.


June 27, 2019

MontBlanc TimeWalker Auto Chronograph 43mm 7069 $2,990.00 CAD. e11815

The MontBlanc Timewalker automatic chronograph is one cool looking design. An extra large dial is the dominant characteristic on the 43mm case. Lacking a thick rotating bezel the watch is pretty much all dial making it one of the easiest watches to interpret. The tone on tone dial with Arabic numbers continues the ease of function theme. Despite the 43mm case size and non tapering 21.5mm wide stainless steel bracelet MontBlanc engineers have managed to keep the weight to a manageable 180 grams. While certainly no light weight, hollow bracelet links and hollowed out lugs keep the over sized style from becoming overwhelming. Powered by a 27 jewel Swiss made automatic winding movement the watch offers a 12 hour chronograph plus a 31 day calendar in addition to the regular 3 hand time display. Curved synthetic sapphire crystal, integrated buckle with a case back display window are a few of the luxury features you’d expect from a MontBlanc. Working great and keeping excellent time the watch comes with a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty. Estate priced at $2,990.00 CAD. Stock #e11815.


June 23, 2019

Breitling Avenger Skyland 45mm A13380 $4,200.00 CAD. e11789

We’ve mentioned it before but it’s worth repeating. When asked what their favorite colour is the overwhelming majority of people say blue. While a blue dial watch isn’t that uncommon when it’s 45mm in diameter and comes on a very funky matching blue rubber strap the effect is very striking and bold. The purposeful look is reinforced by the military font Arabic hour markers and extra thick white hands. Breitling has become a go to brand when you’re looking for a large, sporty, pilot style watch that’s heavy on the style. Highly polished case is super smooth to the touch and contrasts well with the brushed finish ratcheting timer bezel. The rotating bezel is handy when you want to keep track of time for a shorter duration event. The 12 hour dial chronograph is designed for more precise timing of up to 12 hours with 1/5 of a second display capability. A threaded crown and case back help keep the Breitling calibre 13 automatic chronometer grade movement protected from moisture. This do it all watch comes with a water resistance rating of 1000 feet. The previous owner recently purchased this original Breitling navy blue rubber strap that perfectly matches the dial. The blue on blue broken up by brightly finished stainless steel case is a look that our simple photographs simply can’t accurately capture. The watch and strap look practically like new. Only a few minor scuffs can be seen on the case and bezel. We’d be happy to remove any tiny scratches you see on the polished sections while you wait. It was purchased brand new in Canada at an authorized agent April 2009. Comes complete with the original endorsed warranty paperwork, chronometer certificate and instructions. A complimentary 1 year warranty will accompany the watch. Estate price $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11789.


June 22, 2019

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.


June 21, 2019

Cartier 18kt. gold Pasha 2398 with diamonds 32mm $14,000.00 CAD. e8850

e8850.1 Cartier Pasha 2398 18kt case with diamondsWhen it comes to a feminine luxury brand there are few that compare to French jeweller Cartier. They have been around since the mid 1800s creating some of the worlds most cherished items. For men Rolex and Breitling come to mind for producing mostly large masculine sporty watches. For the ladies the name Cartier has few equals. Although they produce many gentleman’s time pieces too I think the ladies line is where their strength is. The Cartier Pasha was one of the most popular designs from the 1990s until very recent retirement. Over the years Cartier watches in stainless steel and occasionally gold with steel make scarce but regular appearances in our estate department. Even a few Pashas have come and gone but this one is just a bit more special.e8850.2 Cartier 18kt Pasha 2398 diamond bezel 18kt It’s solid 18 karat white gold; the ultimate in luxury. I mean stainless steel looks pretty much the same and from a practical sense perhaps it’s even better, but that’s not the point. The feel, the finish, the weight and the rarity all make 18 karat white gold the choice when it comes to pampering oneself. The 39 VVS-FG diamonds surrounding the beautiful silver/white guilloche dial don’t hurt either. There is even a fully faceted diamond bezel set upside down in the canteen style threaded crown guard. Attached to the gold case is a dark burgundy genuine crocodile strap with an 18 karat white gold deployment buckle. e8850.3 Cartier Pasha 2398 18kt white goldThe watch is in 100% original condition. It shows minor signs of occasional use in the form of light surface scuffs and minor scratches. The leather strap is soft and supple showing mild use but no significant wear. It’s nice to see a watch that is likely over 10 years old with the original polish intact. A plastic protective sticker is still covering the case back.e8850.4 Cartier Pasha 2398 18kt gold Self winding Cartier 20 jewel caliber 120 with calendar is working well keeping good time. The original red box with red suede travel pouch are included along with a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. The watch originally sold for close to $30,000.00 when new. As a next to new estate item it is priced at $14,000.00 CAD. Stock #e8850. e8850 Cartier Pasha 2398 diamond bezel 18kt white gold

 


June 20, 2019

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 29.2mm 18kt./steel automatic 2373.70.00 $3,100.00 CAD. e12200

Ladies size automatic watches don’t come through our estate department nearly as often as gents do. Guys love watches and guys also become bored and trade them in for something new from time to time. Here’s a great Omega Seamaster for our female clients who admire a traditional looking automatic winding luxury watch. Omega’s Seamaster line debuted in 1948. With each passing year they improve on the design making them more durable, more accurate and more resistant to the elements. This Seamaster Aqua Terra 2373.70.00 was purchased new from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers around the year 2000 and has had just a single owner since new. The condition is very good showing only minor evidence of use. The super hard synthetic sapphire crystal offers an optically perfect view of the beautiful mother of pearl dial. The dial displays a subtle rainbow of pastel hues as the watch is moved. At 29.2mm diameter the watch is a good size but not too large or cumbersome. Some added function comes in the form of a 31 day calendar, sweeping second hand with luminous hands and hour markers. A threaded case back and crown help to seal the case keeping the Swiss made Omega calibre 2520 running as designed. Solid 18 karat rose gold bezel with 18 karat rose gold capped centre links add the luxury jewellery touch. The watch comes complete with its full compliment of adjustable sizing links, original inner/outer boxes, packaging, endorsed warranty cards and instruction booklet. The 29.2mm model has been replaced with slightly larger 34mm case sizes. The current price of one of the new 34s is $11,200.00 CAD without the beautiful mother of pearl dial. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12200.


Breitling SuperOcean Steel Fish A17390 $3,585.00 CAD. e10360

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 2000 meter (6600 feet) rating. 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. 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 hand polished before being hand assembled and then polished again. The links and pins are fusion-welded at 3400 degrees Celsius to guarantee durability. The watch comes with the original inner/outer boxes, warranty card dated September 2008, chronometer certificate and an unused bright yellow Breitling polishing cloth. A complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for the estate price of $3,585.00 CAD.  Stock #e10360.


June 15, 2019

Omega Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5mm 2210.50.00 $5,800.00 CAD. e10905

When the Omega Planet Ocean was introduced in 2005 Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were authorized agents for the brand. We thought they were crazy back then showing such massive watch (for the time) 45.5mm case size. Even the retro broad arrow hour and minute hand looked a bit strange 20 years ago. For today’s styles it fits right in especially when some other brands are showing watches pushing 50mm case sizes. The Planet Ocean was the first significant redesign of the Seamaster line since the immensely popular “James Bond” series debuted in 1993. 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. The watch was offered with an orange bezel/orange markers, black bezel with orange markers or our example of classic black on black model 2210.50.00. A light bracelet refinishing and surface cleaning was all the watch required to get the watch ready for resale. Luminous hour markers and hands glow brightly in low light situations, while an anti-reflective crystal coating keeps glare down to a minimum. The new owner will benefit with a no charge one year warranty from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers covering all aspects of the original Omega warranty excluding damage caused by misuse and moisture damage. This model last sold for $7200.00 USD before being updated with the ceramic bezel version. Estate priced at $5,800.00 CAD. Stock #e10905.


June 10, 2019

Tag Heuer Carrera CV2A1M ltd. edition Monaco GP $4,080.00 CAD. e10121

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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, the steel hands and stick markers have luminous black inserts. Add to that the very sporty black rubber strap embossed with 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.e10121-tag-heuer-carrera-cv2a1m-ft6033-ltd-monaco-grand-prix-002 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.e10121-tag-heuer-carrera-cv2a1m-ft6033-ltd-monaco-grand-prix-003 The Carrera model CV2A1M FT6033N shows only minor signs of occasional wear on the case and fold over deployment buckle, and the anti reflective coating on the sapphire crystal has worn off slightly in a couple of places on the very edge. Accompanied by original inner and outer boxes, manual, receipt from an authorized Ontario dealer, and warranty card from spring 2015. The watch carries the balance of TAG Heuer’s two year international warranty, topped up by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. Number 1566 of 4000 made, the limited edition TAG is estate priced for $4,080.00 CAD. Stock #e10121.e10121-tag-heuer-carrera-cv2a1m-ft6033-ltd-monaco-grand-prix-004


Nivada 9kt. gold AS1686 17 jewel manual wind $500.00 CAD. e10155

e10155-nivada-9-karat-gold-watch-a-schild-1686-standard-time-004Nivada was once a robust Swiss watch manufacturer but, like many, crumbled during the quartz revolution. The brand had been established in the mid 1920s and by the 1950s could hold its own against the biggest of the traditional Swiss makes. Nivada is most notably remembered for their support of the US Navy’s Operation Deep Freeze during the cold war. The world’s nations were in a race of scientific exploration, setting out on expeditions to climb the highest mountains, explore the poles, and reach outer space. Operation Deep Freeze was a series of military expeditions to Antarctica to set up permanent research bases. Nivada supplied them with durable waterproof, anti-magnetic watches that were later offered to the general public. They experienced a great deal of success for a time and this solid 9 karat gold 1960s Nivada would have seen the tail end of that success. The Swiss made 17 jewel AS 1686 manual wind movement was just serviced and is running great. This relatively basic mechanism is remarkably accurate and durable thanks to its incabloc shock protected balance staff.e10155-nivada-9-karat-gold-watch-a-schild-1686-standard-time-002 The watch is accompanied by a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and should run flawlessly for decades to come, with a once in a while service . For a 50 plus year old watch the condition is excellent, the original silver dial looks like new.e10155-nivada-9-karat-gold-watch-a-schild-1686-standard-time-001 It’s a great looking, high quality, vintage watch, offering a lot of value for very little money.The 33mm diameter case is made from high polished 9 karat gold and is attached to a period appropriate brown nylon strap. Estate price $500.00 CAD. Stock #e10155.e10155-nivada-9-karat-gold-watch-a-schild-1686-standard-time-005


June 8, 2019

Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive WN111C-20 37.5mm $1,075.00 CAD. e11424

Looking for a durable, high quality Swiss watch but don’t need or want to spend half a years mortgage payments to do it? How about this gent’s Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive WN111C-20. This was Tag Heuer’s top of the line within the 2000 series of watches a decade or so ago. It offered several significant upgrades over the regular 2000 Sport and 2000 Classic. Most noteworthy for the bracelet that featured solid end pieces, far heavily constructed flip lock equipped buckle and a more intricate link design with bushed rivets. The silver dial with combination stick/Arabic hour markers is in perfect condition along with the blemish free synthetic sapphire crystal. Luminous hands and markers allow legibility even in the dark. The tone on tone look makes for a slightly dressier design than a black or blue dial. A 60 minute one way ratcheting bezel makes a handy timer. This simple device isn’t just for measuring dive times. it can also be used to time a parking meter or maybe a lunch hour. The ultra reliable and accurate Swiss quartz movement with date display is running perfectly keeping great time. Excellent overall condition having just been treated to a full professional refinishing. The polished and brushed finish stainless steel case and bracelet have the right amount of bright polish that won’t go unnoticed. An entry level Tag Heuer Aquaracer quartz of similar size has a current suggested retail price of $1,550.00 USD. Including our 1 year complimentary warranty this watch is estate priced at $1,075.00 CAD. Stock #e11424.


June 5, 2019

Baume & Mercier Hampton City Chronograph $1,635.00 CAD. e12062

If your a watch aficionado you’re familiar with Baume & Mercier. Since 1830 they’ve been creating high quality watches in Switzerland, making them one of the oldest brands. 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. In 1892 they produced a tourbillon equipped watch that held the accuracy record for over ten years. With such a rich history it’s no surprise for them to produce a watch like the Hampton City Chronograph. The subtle grey/black dial is heavily inspired by vintage military double register chronographs. The 30 minute stop watch is framed by a triple ring tachymeter scale indexed from 400 units per hour all the way down to 21. I’ve never seen a tachymeter scale with such a wide range. The rectangular start/stop chronograph pushers are vintage inspired too. The size, thickness and general chunkiness is thoroughly modern in scale. This is not a small watch, it measures 46mm wide x 42mm (lug tip to lug tip) x 14.5mm thick. The curved sapphire crystal perfectly matches the profile of the case. When viewed at a wide angle the high refractive index of the synthetic sapphire crystal results in some interesting optical effects.  The original genuine alligator strap with signed buckle is in good condition. It conforms in every manner with the shape of the case. Heavily padded and contoured to match the curve of the case. The result is a gap free look that perfectly fits an averaged size wrist. The automatic Swiss made movement is running well and keeping good time. The watch comes with a 1 year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate price $1,635.00 CAD. Stock #e12062.


June 4, 2019

Solar 14kt. gold diamond cocktail watch 0.20ct. tw. 13gr. $1,250.00 CAD. e11547

By strict definition I suppose this is a watch but let’s face it, it’s really more of a diamond bracelet. Constructed from just shy of 13 grams (net weight) of 14 karat gold and covered with 40 nice little round single cut diamonds. From that description alone you’d think we’re talking about a tennis bracelet not a watch. Solar were an Eaton’s department store house brand that utilized high quality movements made by other manufacturers. Eaton’s carried some pretty high end products; some of their watches contained movements made by Rolex. The hand wind movement in this watch is a more than capable 17 jewel incabloc shock protected mechanism made by Ardath Switzerland. It’s running well and keeping good time. The case and bracelet have been as skillfully manufactured as well as any fine piece of jewellery. In fact I’d say this watch is made better than most jewellery items. Think of all the individual components that had to be combined and hand adjusted in order to make everything work together. Each link is tightly hinged, the diamonds are expertly bead set, a beautifully hand engraved case back snugly fits the timepiece and snaps together with a precise interference friction fit. The locking buckle is double safety protected with an inner folding clasp plus a safety chain. A bit overkill perhaps, but better too much security than not enough. For a watch that is over 60 years of age the condition is excellent. There is no sag, slack or stretch in any of the links. The silver dial is close to perfect with only a few slight blemishes that go unnoticed except under extreme scrutiny. If you have a slender wrist and love jewellery why not try out this diamond bracelet that also tells time. The vintage look is in and cocktail watches in this type of condition are seldom seen. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,250.00 CAD. Stock #e11547.

 


June 3, 2019

Longines Grande Vitesse L3 635 4 auto chronograph $1,600.00 CAD. e11667

There are few watch brands with a longer history and more significant achievements than Longines. Since the earlier 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 were making watches with certified chronometer accuracy levels well before the turn of the 20 century. In keeping with the companies sporting tradition our latest estate watch by Longines features a very easy to operate and interpret 3 register 12 hour chronograph display. The silver dial with large hour markers and hands is also very legible. A small continuous seconds hand and calendar add more utility. The 42mm solid stainless steel case features a large display window in the case back revealing the beautiful Longines 27 jewel calibre L683.2. Keeping great time with all functions working as designed. Very good overall condition; bracelet and case are showing a few shallow scratches that can easily be removed if you’d like us to do a no charge refinishing. The full compliment of adjusting links allow the watch to fit a wrist of up to just under 9 inches. Including the original box and a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e11667.

 


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 You-Tube 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 time keeping 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, users manual on CD and our 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $3,300.00 CAD. Stock #e8181.

 


Breguet 3820 Type XX Transatlantique Flyback Titanium $9,000.00 CAD. e9549

e9549 Breguet Type XX Transatlantique 3820 Flyback Chronograph TitaniumRolex make a pretty good watch. So do Omega, Breitling, Cartier and scores of other Swiss manufactures. All these brands have a great history and are well known throughout the world, but are they truly considered the pinnacle of Swiss watch making? This title belongs to a very select few brands. Names the average man on the street may not recognize, but the true watch connoisseur in the crowd will. Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet and Breguet are some of the most esteemed watch brands. The titanium Breguet Flyback chronograph Type XX Transatlantique is the first example of this brand that we have ever had. Of the 1000s of watches we have sold over the last 58 years this is the first Breguet. What an exciting example. High tech titanium case offers light weight and extreme toughness. The complicated automatic chronometer rated movement offers regular 3 hand time keeping ability with a calendar at 6:00 plus a chronograph. The timer function adds a “fly-back” feature. Virtually all mechanical chronographs require the user to stop the timer before resetting. The fly-back allows a single push on the bottom button to zero the timer and immediately start timing again from zero.e9549.1 Breguet Type XX Transatlantique 3820 Flyback Chronograph titanium For a military pilot who may be performing multiple tasks at the same time this feature eliminates a time consuming step allowing them to concentrate on other critical life and death duties. This watch is a stunning example of functionality. Super easy to read large luminous hands and markers make reading time in all lighting situations very easy. Two way timer bezel, glare resistant synthetic sapphire crystal, screw down crown and case back allow water resistance to 300 feet. Overall condition of the watch is next to perfect showing only the slightest evidence of use. Purchased new in 2012 the watch comes complete with beautiful original inner/outer boxes, instruction booklet, original bill of sale and copy of warranty card. Although certainly not a household name Breguet has been making some of the world’s most desirable watches for well over 200 years. If you strive to own one of the finest time pieces and don’t need a giant shiny in your face design the 39.5mm Type XX Transatlantique 3820 may be your next watch. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers just performed a full service that will provide the new owner piece of mind knowing their investment will perform as designed for years. Including our in house one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $9,000.00 CAD. Stock #e9549.e9549.2 Breguet Type XX Transatlantique 3820 Flyback Chronograph Titanium

 


June 2, 2019

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

e7574 Omega Quadra 1521.41.00The Omega Constellation has been the brands flagship model since introduced over 60 years ago. The line is usually the first the showcase the companies new innovations and technical achievements.  The Quadra model 1521.41.00 is a ladies 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.


Gruen Platinum Ultra Verithin pocket watch *** RARE*** $2,000.00 CAD. e10433

The vast majority of pocket watches we see at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers are mass produced, good quality American made timekeepers, housed in gold plated cases. This alone doesn’t make them very collectible or valuable. Most were put away half a century ago and quietly passed time for a generation or two before being rediscovered. Occasionally a very finely tuned railroad grade model turns up. These highly accurate, beautifully made machines have a small collector following and pass through our displays with little fanfare. This Gruen ultra verithin is a rare find at the best of times but to see one cased by the factory in platinum is a first for us. The ultra verithin description pretty much sums it up. This is Gruen’s most highly evolved dress model. With adjustments for position and temperature compensation. These 17 jewel Swiss made movements showcased their technology and ability to produce super accurate watches much smaller and thinner than the benchmark American made railroad grade watches. The ultra verithin promised to match to accuracy of railroad watches but without the bulk. They proved a very stylish accessory in the pocket compared to a thick and heavy railroad watch. This technology came with a steep price costing more than four times the standard Gruen offering, not to mention the cost of the platinum case upgrade. This handsome pocket watch measures 40mm diameter and about 40% thinner than most watches this size. The platinum case including the white gold filled bow weighs approximately 22.6 grams. The silver dial features very cool sloped Art Deco style gold hour markers on a silvery/champagne dial. The little watch is from the 1930s and must have once been owned by a person with significant disposable income who wanted a very special watch. The watch is running great and comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty for the estate price of $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10433.


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

 


May 31, 2019

Breitling Navitimer GMT 46mm A24322 $6,200.00 CAD. e12230

A fantastic condition, very desirable Breitling Navitimer with the preferred silver/white dial. You’d have a hard time telling this Breitling has been worn more than just a few times. It’s in like new condition, showing only the slightest evidence of use. It comes with everything that was originally delivered from the factory when purchased new in May 2005. The 46mm diameter solid steel case features an extra large bidirectional rotating aviation slide rule bezel. This nifty little tool can do anything from calculating the tip needed on a restaurant bill, calculate fuel consumption rate or a multitude of other mathematical formulas. In addition to the slide rule, Navitimer  A2432212 is also equipped with a three register 12 hour chronograph, scratch resistant anti reflective sapphire crystal, and a calendar display  at 3:00 o’clock. Being more of a dedicated pilot watch the water resistant rating of this model is a more modest 3 atmospheres or about 100 feet. In fact the perfect condition full length stainless steel bracelet is called the “pilot bracelet”. Powered by a certified chronometer Breitling Caliber 24 Swiss made automatic 25 jewel movement that features a 42 hour power reserve. The Navitimer is accompanied by the inner and outer box with travel case, international warranty certificate and users manual. Originally delivered to a Canadian Breilting authorized agent according to the dated and endorsed paperwork. The factory warranty has expired but Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide a 1 year complimentary warranty (prorated for 5 years) for the next owner. Estate price $6,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12230.


May 30, 2019

Tag Heuer Grand Carrera WAV511B $2,200.00 CAD. e12048

Tone on tone is never the wrong choice when it comes to a timeless look. Silver/white dials are always fresh and clean looking. Easy to read with excellent legibility when compared to darker colours is a practical reason for choosing a light dial. Tag Heuer’s top of the line offering was the Grand Carrera series of automatic chronometers and chronographs. They feature exclusive case designs, dials, bracelets and independently verified movements tested for accuracy. The Grand Carrera’s most distinctive design element is the small rotary second hand. Instead of a traditional second hand revolving around a dial, a rotating disk revolves behind the fixed hand. It’s a novel idea that gives the otherwise basic dial a different look and with great symmetry.  A modified chronometer grade ETA 2895-2 (Tag Heuer Calibre 6) serves duty as one of the most accurate automatic mechanisms in the Tag Heuer range. This example of model WAV511BC was originally purchased from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers and served as daily timekeeper for the original owner until traded in recently. A new original Tag Heuer threaded crown and waterproof tube were just installed and the watch passed our water resistance testing. Running well and keeping excellent time the watch is ready to go for the next owner. A few scratches and scuffs are visible on the case and bracelet but the overall condition is quite good. The slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal is scratch free still displaying its original anti-reflective coating. Comes complete with the original beautiful wooden box (in excellent condition), instruction booklet and warranty card stamped by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. A one year warranty is included for the estate price of $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12048.


May 28, 2019

Gents 18kt. gold Omega Constellation circa 1969 $6,500.00 CAD. e11796

When this watch was made in 1969 Omega had produced close to 30 million watches since there inception in 1848. They were producing around 4 million watches annually. Rolex by comparison had produced only around 3 million watch since their founding in 1905 and had annual sales of around 200,000 watches per year. Omega dominated the Swiss made market for the majority of the 20th century. This was the heyday of Swiss watch production. The Swiss had absolutely control of the watch industry. Their luxury mechanical watches were eagerly purchased by coming of age baby boomers and their parents. There were lots of great paying jobs and the world economy was booming. As a nod to complete luxury not only is the case and bracelet made entirely of premium 18 karat gold, so is the dial as indicated by the OM text at the bottom. OM stands for “Or Massif” which translates to solid gold in French. A solid gold gents Omega on bracelet is a very rare find for us. This is the first example that I can remember showcasing for our estate department. The condition looks completely original. The 18 karat gold dial is perfect, showing no stains or blemishes of any kind. A integrated link bracelet graduates in width to the fold over snap buckle. An embossed Omega logo on the buckle shows very little wear, even the subtle striped pattern is still visible. Tight joints in every link show no wear, allowing no stretch and little sag in the heavy bracelet. It’s hard to say with 100% certainty but we think this watch is completely original. The signed gold cap crown exhibit the expected degree of wear. There aren’t too many service records etched in the case back and the plastic crystal displays the corporate logo that is stamped in the center. A beautiful Omega 20 jewel in house calibre 1001 is running well and keeping good time. Rose gold plates and wheels still display the type of finish that helped earn Omega great respect among those who serviced them. My father was a watch maker who learned his craft in the late 1940s. I remember him saying how Omega watches were a pleasure not only to look at but to work on too. This slender movement was independently certified to chronometer status making it one of the most accurate wrist watches of its day. To earn certified chronometer status the watch must maintain accurate time keeping of better than 99.99%. We don’t see many solid gold vintage watches come through our estate department. Even looking for similar watches online lines reveals very few to compare. The case back numbers of 166.055 168.046 D21.744 doesn’t really help finding too many similar. This watch has a weight similar to that of a solid gold Rolex Day-Date of the era at just shy of 140 grams. We’d assume there is a net 18 karat gold weight of at least 120 grams worth over $5,000.00 CAD at today’s gold price. This is a good sized watch that wears a little larger than its 36mm x 40mm suggests. A link section or two may have been removed over the years, if you have a wrist larger than 7 3/4 inches you may need an extra link.Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this cool vintage Omega is estate priced at $6,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11796.


May 27, 2019

18kt. rose gold Tissot Heritage Chronometer Ltd. Edition $2,700.00 CAD. e10456

Tissot have been around much longer than the wrist watch itself. They cut their teeth manufacturing high quality pocket watches. Many of their earlier models were made from gold and featured complicated mechanical movements. Today Tissot markets mostly mechanical and quartz wrist watches in the middle price range. They sell their timepieces in almost every country in the world. With a history going back to the mid 1800s they have plenty of past designs to pay homage to in the form of “Heritage” models. This Heritage example is a 1957 chronometer executed with an 18 karat solid rose gold case. This isn’t a foil thin cheap gold case, with the movement and dial removed the case weighs over 35 grams. The high quality extends to the nicely decorated 25 jewel automatic ETA 2824-2 movement. The fully adjusted mechanism has been certified to high grade chronometer specification and is visible through the display case back. The quality extends to the padded black genuine crocodile strap with deployment buckle. This watch was build in a very small run of only 333 examples. With so few being produced most Tissot dealers never had the opportunity to have one for stock as the majority were presold before hitting the market. The watch is a picture of understated elegance, beautiful silver dial with simple rose gold tone Arabic/stick hour markers and basic 3 hand display. The case measures a comfortable 30.5mm (excluding crown) x 40.7mm. Very good overall condition with some minor scratches on the gold case and crystal. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $2,700.00 CAD. Stock #e10456.


May 25, 2019

Tag Heuer Carrera CV2A10 $2,888.00 CAD. e12047

TAG Heuer’s Carrera watch was part of a great race in the mid 1960s to develop the first automatic winding chronograph. Heuer partnered with Breitling and Hamilton to face off against Zenith watches. Together they launched their Calibre 11 six months before Zenith’s El Primero hit the market. The caliber 11 was shown in a line of automatic chronographs that debuted in Geneve and New York including TAG’s Carrera, Autavia, and Monaco models. The Carrera itself was originally designed and launched in 1963 by Jack Heuer as the first chronograph (not yet automatic) specifically designed for professional drivers. He was inspired by La Carrera Panamericana Mexican Road Race; one of the most famous events in auto racing history running only from 1950-1954. The Carrera Calibre 16 is one of TAG’s more contempory models from their iconic line. CV2A10 is from late 2012 and is in very good condition. The case shows a few scuffs and scratches on the stainless steel that could easily be polished away while you wait. The genuine alligator strap is showing some checking on the inside but the top surface is very good. It’s powered by the Swiss made Calibre 16 (based on the ETA Valjoux 7750) automatic chronograph movement. This venerable movement is equipped with 25 jewels, a 42 hour power reserve and beats at a speedy 28,800 vibrations per hour a vast improvement from the original Calibre 11.  The 43mm diameter polished steel case features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, fixed tachymeter bezel, three register chronograph, and day date window at 3 o’clock. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters, with a screw on display case back and signed black and steel crown. You’d expect the red details on the pusher, hands, and dial to make the watch look sporty but with the high grade black alligator leather strap, black dial, and curved high polished Arabic numbers it ends up looking remarkably dressy. The Carrera is in original condition complete with box and all paperwork. It was first delivered in the Toronto area by a Tag Heuer authorized agent in December of 2012. A one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for the estate price $2,888.00 CAD. Stock #e12047.


May 20, 2019

Baume & Mercier Hampton Spirit 18kt. gold ltd. ed. MOA08277 65388 $4,800.00 CAD. e10992

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. The solid 37.5mm 18 karat rose gold Hampton Spirit was made in very limited numbers for just one year in 2002. They only manufactured 172 of these marvelous watches commemorating the 172 years since the company’s founding. Our example is number 43 of the run. Its condition is very good to excellent, although it does display a few fine scuffs and tiny scratches on the case that are inevitable even with occasional use. We’ve opted to leave this special watch in its original condition. If you prefer, we can easily refinish the case back to a perfectly polished finish. The factory supplied, black, thick padded crocodile strap is also in very good condition. It hasn’t even been fully worked in yet. The high quality stitched edge strap is secured by a 20mm 18 karat signed Baume & Mercier buckle. The 27 jewel chronometer rated BM10300 automatic movement was completely overhauled in November 2017 and is running perfectly. The Swiss made movement is partially visible through the two small display windows on the case back. This watch is really an exercise in style. From the subtle radial bark finished dial to the 2 direction curved synthetic sapphire crystal that perfectly follows the dome of the case. It’s a watch more like a miniature sculpture executed in precious metal. Included with purchase is the original black lacquer finish box, outer box, limited edition certificate, chronometer certificate, brochure and appraisal for replacement value issued by Calgary Jewellery Ltd. in 2003 for $12,900.00 plus tax. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is pleased to also include a complementary one year warranty for the new owner. Estate priced at $4,800.00 CAD. Stock #e10992.

 


Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive CN2110 38.5mm $1,500.00 CAD. e11989

How’s this for excellent value? Tag Heuer 2000 Exclusive automatic chronograph CN2110 for just $1,500.00. This was Tag Heuer’s top of the line from the 2000 series and featured the following upgrades over the regular 2000 models. Solid bracelet end links, two piece polished/brushed bezel, solid link bushed rivet bracelet, textured dial, heavy gauge fold over buckle with flip lock and a genuine Valjoux 7750 movement modified by Tag Heuer for use in this watch. Classic tone on tone construction and a manageable 38.5mm case size allows wear for any occasion. The watch comes with a complimentary 1 year warranty that we will prorate an extra 4 years (2nd year failure we cover 80%, 3rd year failure we cover 60% etc.).  The sapphire crystal is scratch free for perfect optics. Handy luminous hands and an extra level of low light utility. Estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11989.


May 16, 2019

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 April 2009. Comes complete with all paperwork and packaging. A complementary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $6,250.00 CAD. Stock #e11640.

 


May 15, 2019

14kt. 1950s Longines 17 jewel 9LT 11.9gr. (net weight) $1,000.00 CAD. e12046

This watch should appeal to almost all of our customers. The watch people will appreciate it for the high quality vintage timepiece it is. Made by the Swiss watch manufacturer Longines, who have been making watches since 1832; they are recognized as having the world’s oldest registered unchanged, yet still active, trademark. It is powered by a handwind 17 jewel 9LT mechanism. These movements are remarkably accurate and robust. Longines won many accuracy contests from the 40s into the 70s against much other far more prestigious brands. Our jewellery customers will be attracted to its solid 14 karat yellow gold construction. The empty case without crystal weighs a generous 11.9 grams. This weight of 14 karat gold would cost over $1000.00 to manufacture into a ring, necklace or other jewellery item. People who just love beautiful luxury items can’t help but admire the attractive design and artful style of the gold case and simple dial. The 1940s and 50s were a time of remarkable fashion and style. A watch like this was an essential wardrobe item. Rectangular watches of period were very popular but most were only gold plated or perhaps gold filled. Solid 14 karat versions are far more rare and much more collectible. This watch is in great condition considering it is well over 60 years old and isn’t water resistant. The dial has a few scratches but is in otherwise very nice shape. Working well and keeping excellent time. We have fitted the watch with a brand new medium length 16mm Hirsch golden brown leather strap suitable for the average ladies wrist. Although this was originally a gentleman’s watch, today it appeals to anyone who loves great quality jewellery and watches. It comes complete with a complimentary one year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by moisture or abuse. We can exchange the strap for a different style, colour or length for no additional charge. Estate price at $1,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12046.

 


Omega Constellation Chronometer 1502.40.00 $1,500.00 CAD. e10017

e10017-omega-constellation-1502-40-00-chronometer-001Since 1952 the Constellation has been Omega’s flagship model. Renowned for its high level of accuracy and precision model 1502.40.00 continues this tradition. The Manhatten style dates from 1982 and introduced the world to the claw design with Roman numeral bezel. The claws were not only made for an interesting style blending the horizontal bars in the bracelet, they actually helped to secure the synthetic sapphire crystal. Even today a stylized form of the claws can be found on current model constellations. This 35.5mm example is equipped with the Omega calibre 1120 certified chronometer automatic movement. The modified ETA 2892-A2 is a robust design with an excellent reputation of longevity and performance. We just had the movement completely serviced and overhauled in the summer of 2018. With the recent cleaning the watch should supply years of trouble free service. A central sweeping second hand and easy to read calendar display bring an extra level of functionality to the dressy design.e10017-omega-constellation-1502-40-00-chronometer-003 This generation of Constellation has a sleek integrated look incorporating the tapered bracelet with the case in a thoughtful transition. I especially love how the buckle compresses in length making for a very comfortable wearing experience. The bracelet doesn’t even look like it has a buckle. An applied 18 karat yellow gold Omega logo is the only clue there even is a concealed buckle. For a smaller arm this feature will be appreciated.e10017-omega-constellation-1502-40-00-chronometer-002Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10017.

 


Omega Seamaster chronograph America’s Cup 2293.50.00 $4,190.00 CAD. e11488

For about 45 years Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were official Omega agents for the area. Looking through some old dealer catalogs from the years surrounding 2006 (when the watch was released) only the regular Seamaster is listed 2293.52.00. The single style difference between that model and our 2293.50.00 is that ours reads “AMERICA’S CUP” printed across the dial instead of “300m/1000ft”. Aesthetically the two models are identical, made from solid high grade titanium, with a case size of 41.5mm diameter, a black dial equipped with three red-handed subdials, and anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal. It’s not until you look beneath the Seahorse medallion screw down case back that the other variation from the standard model is revealed. The 2293.50.00 is equipped with a Swiss made Omega Calibre 3303 self winding certified chronometer movement with a 55 hour power reserve. This movement was also not even listed in our catalogs in  2005 to 2007. Our watchmaker completely overhauled and serviced the movement July 2016. The watch comes accompanied by our one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. As expected from a Seamaster built for diving, the watch is rated to a depth of 300 meters or 1000 feet. To prepare the watch for that depth it’s been equipped with a screw down helium escape valve, diver’s extension hidden beneath the push bottom fold over clasp, and a threaded crown. The unidirectional ratcheting bezel has a luminous marker at zero to help time dives and decompression stops. The dial is also equipped with large luminous hands and hour markers for legibility in low light situations. Our special edition America’s Cup Seamaster has been lightly refinished and now shows only minor signs of wear. Estate price $4,190.00 CAD. Stock #e11488.


May 5, 2019

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 like new. The entire case is highly polished, void of any significant scuffs of 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.


Breitling Navitimer A23322 42mm $4,200.00 CAD. e12015

Excellent condition, very desirable Breitling Navitimer with the preferred and less common silver/white dial. Aside from some wear on the dark navy blue Breitling alligator strap you’d have a hard time telling this watch has been worn more than just a few times. It’s in almost new condition, showing only the slightest evidence of use. The dominant feature of the 41.5mm diameter solid steel case is an extra large bidirectional rotating slide rule bezel. This nifty little tool can do anything from calculating the tip on a restaurant bill to calculating fuel consumption rate and a multitude of other mathematical formulas. Black text on silver adds legibility but you’ll still need to be sharp sighted in order to take advantage of this piece of equipment. Fortunately the watch comes with a slide rule instruction booklet and oversized practice wizwheel. In addition to the slide rule, Navitimer  A23322 is also equipped with a three register 12 hour chronograph, scratch resistant anti reflective sapphire crystal, and a calendar display at 4:30. Being more of a dedicated pilot watch the water resistant rating of this model is a more modest 3 atmospheres or about 100 feet. The 12 year old watch is just beginning to show the slightest patina around the outside edge of the rotating bezel where it touches the steel bezel ring. A subtle purplish/grey patina is completely uniform except for a small section at the 12-13 minute mark where the patina is absent. This tiny section isn’t noticeable except under extreme scrutiny. The previous owner didn’t even notice it until recently. When originally purchased the watch was optioned with a much more expensive Breitling deployment type stainless steel buckle. Unless specifically requested it usually is delivered with only a standard tang type buckle. Deployment buckles greatly extend strap life and provide far more security making it much more difficult to drop while taking on or off. Powered by a  Breitling Caliber B23 Swiss made automatic 27 jewel movement featuring a 42 hour power reserve and certified chronometer designation. The watch is running like new with all functions and features working as designed. Comes complete with all documentation, booklets, endorsed warranty card, inner/boxes and chronometer certificate. Estate price $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12015.


May 1, 2019

Omega Speedmaster. Diamonds & Mother of pearl 3835.70.36 $6,500.00 CAD e8267

e8267 Omega Speedmaster diamond mother of pearl 3835.70.36 003This is almost a case of two Omegas for the price of one. Speedmaster 3835.70.36 came equipped with a white crocodile strap with a signed fold-over stainless steel buckle. The customer that bought this watch from us in the spring of 2007 appreciated that bright white leather during the summer. As winter approached she felt she needed a heartier alternative so we ordered the solid Omega steel bracelet.e8267 Omega Speedmaster diamond mother of pearl 3835.70.36 001 The two bracelets are the only things that separate our Speedmaster from model 3535.70.00 and switching between the two create very distinct and equally stunning looks. No matter the strap it’s hard not to be impressed by this 39mm solid steel case with 1.00 carat total weight bezel of 49 top quality VVS-G round brilliant cut diamonds. To set off the brilliance of the diamonds the dial has been made from high grade mother of pearl that throws a full rainbow spectrum of iridescence. The bold Arabic numerals were offered in a full compliment of pastel colours but the original owner opted for the timeless and sophisticated white option.e8267 Omega Speedmaster diamond mother of pearl 3835.70.36 002 Beyond looks the Speedmaster is equipped with a three register chronograph for time keeping and is rated for a depth of 100 meters or 330 feet. The mechanical crown and hidden fold over buckle are both signed with the Omega symbol and the press down case back features their Seahorse medallion. Model 3835.70.36 is powered by Omega Calibre 3220 Swiss made 47 jewel automatic movement with a 40 hour power reserve. Not only does the watch come with two strap options, it’s also accompanied by inner and outer box with traveling pouch, original manual, and original warranty cards (from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers) all of which are in great shape. The movement is accompanied by a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. Our model 3835.70.36 was originally listed at $9,000.00 CAD (metal strap model 3535.70.00 $9,250.00 CAD). Our estate price $6,500.00 CAD. Stock #e8267.e8267 Omega Speedmaster diamond mother of pearl 3835.70.36 005

 


Louis Audemars 18 karat gold pocket watch $3,000.00 CAD. e7890

e7890.5 Audemars pocket watchI’ll admit knowing almost nothing about this watch. It shares little history with the luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet except a slight family connection from a cousin who worked for Louis Audemars briefly. Audemars Piguet are still made in Brassus Switzerland as this pocket watch was. The Louis Audemars company was in business for around 75 years. During this period of operation the company produced less than 10000 of the world’s most high quality pocket watches. The quality equalled the best from any Swiss manufacturer. They were a leader in the development of many watch making techniques including the very novel idea at the time of a stem winding mechanism rather than the traditional winding key.  The 18 karat gold case measures 49mm in diameter and weighs 47 grams including the glass crystal. The fully jewelled lever set movement is running well and keeping time. Case back is marked BRASSUS M-F 20318. That’s it, that’s all I can tell you about this important part of watch making history. I wish this watch could talk. I’m guessing the watch was built in the mid to later  1800s. Estate priced at $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e7890.e7890.2 Audemars pocket watche7890.4 Audemars pocket watch


April 30, 2019

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer 1185-126 (brand new) $14,790.00 CAD. e11699

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 wrist watches. 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 time pieces. They have a background dating 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  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 ship 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 Marine Chronometer 1185-126 offers all the features one would expect from a rugged and durable watch. Super sturdy stainless case with solid 18 karat rose gold bezel offering water resistance to over 300 feet. A threaded crown screws into the case ensuring moisture stays out and the time can’t accidentally be changed. Large hands and markers with luminous plots make time interpretation virtually instantaneous. The beautiful radial finish chocolate brown dial with contrasting Roman numerals is in itself a small work of art. The unusual calendar and second hand position align for perfect vertical symmetry and add some useful function. 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 in the beautifully manufactured 50 jewel Ulysse Nardin calibre 118. A transparent sapphire case back window proudly displays the mechanical marvel powering the chronometer.  A folding locking buckle keeps the brown genuine crocodile strap secure and adds a modern look to the 43mm size watch. This watch is brand new, never worn and is in perfect perfect condition. Comes complete with all the original packaging, beautiful black lacquer box, instructions, wallet etc. all still sealed in an unopened plastic bag. It’s working great, keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide the new owner a complimentary 2 year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure and defects. This watch carries a suggested retail price of $19,800.00 CAD. Brand new, never worn and estate priced at $14,790.00 CAD. Stock #e11699.


Tag Heuer Carrera Chronograph 43mm CV2A10 $3,100.00 CAD. e12014

TAG Heuer’s Carrera line was part of a competition in the mid 1960s to develop the first automatic winding chronograph. Heuer partnered with Breitling and Hamilton to face off against Zenith. Together they launched their Calibre 11 six months before Zenith’s El Primero hit the market. The caliber 11 was shown in a line of automatic chronographs that debuted in Geneve and New York including TAG’s Carrera, Autavia, and Monaco models. The Carrera itself was originally designed and launched in 1963 by Jack Heuer as the first chronograph (not yet automatic) specifically designed for professional drivers. He was inspired by La Carrera Panamericana Mexican Road Race; one of the most famous events in auto racing history running only from 1950-1954. The Calibre 16 day-date chronograph is one of TAG’s models from the iconic Carrera line. CV2A10 is from late 2010 and is in almost new condition having been worn on special occasions only. It’s powered by the Swiss made Calibre 16 (based on the Valjoux 7750) automatic chronograph movement. This venerable movement is equipped with 25 jewels, a 42 hour power reserve and beats at a speedy 28,800 vibrations per hour, a vast improvement over the original Calibre 11. The 43mm diameter polished steel case features an anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal, fixed tachymeter bezel, three register 12 hour chronograph, and day date window at 3 o’clock. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters, with a screw on display case back and signed black and steel crown. You’d expect the red details on the pusher, hands, and dial to make the watch look sporty but with the high grade black alligator leather strap, black dial, and curved high polished Arabic minute markers it ends up looking remarkably dressy. The Carrera is in original condition complete with box and all paperwork. A one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for the estate price $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12014.


Vintage Omega Chronostop with Pulse scale 145.007 $2,890.00 CAD. e11490

e9551 Omega Chronostop 145.007 Pulsations“Is there a doctor in the house? We’ve found your watch”. Before there was a Fitbit or fancy app. for your smart phone there were specialty items like this very rare Pulse rate scale calculator on this equally unusual Omega Seamaster  Chronostop 145.007. This hand wind watch dates from 1968. At 41mm it’s one of the larger vintage models produced by Omega 50 years ago. No need to wait until the bright orange second reaches the 12:00 to take a pulse. Simply push the top button to reset the second hand, then push it again to start timing. Count 15 pulses and push the top button one more time. Where the hand stops points out the beats per minute count.e9551.2 Omega Chronostop 145.007 Pulsations scale No need to calculate the rate under a stressful situation. There is very little to go wrong using this instrument. When not in use the orange hand serves duty as the regular seconds hand. I’ve seen a few Chronostops over the years but they’ve all had the common tachymeter scale for measuring units per hour. The beats per minute scale was a special order only and it is extraordinarily rare to see, especially in excellent condition. We performed a full overhaul of the hand wind 17 jewel mechanical movement in 2016. To our surprise the movement had no evidence of any prior service over the past 48 years. No scratches on the beautiful pink gold plates, the polished screw heads looked as if they had never even been turned.e9551 Omega Chronostop Pulsation 145.007 calibre 865 The overall condition of the watch suggests it was used for several years then sat in a drawer for decades. Not many watches retain the original factory finish like this one. It’s never been polished or restored in any way. For a finishing touch we installed a genuine Omega crystal after the service. A brand new period correct aftermarket stainless steel bracelet with fold over buckle matches the vintage look perfectly.e9551.1 Omega Chronostop 145.007 Pulsations scale Also included is an occasionally worn special order black leather Hirsch strap with orange stitching fitted with a modern signed Omega stainless steel buckle.  What a perfect gift for the doctor or nurse in your life who also appreciates quality vintage watches. I think you could make a strong case with your accountants as a business write-off described as “timing equipment”. Including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty this very rare Chronostop is estate priced at $2,890.00 CAD. Stock #e11490.

 

 


April 28, 2019

Ladies Rado Jubile diamond dial R20750703 $600.00 CAD. e12125

Ceramic and other high tech materials are the newest features on many luxury watch brands but Rado have been using ceramic since 1986 and other super hard construction materials since the 1960s. The brand has some of the most distinct designs around. You definitely won’t mistake a Rado for a Rolex or Omega product. The rectangular case measures a uniform 19.5mm wide and doesn’t taper through the bracelet to the buckle. Despite the width it weighs only 58 grams. Rado watches have a slightly edgy look compared to the many more mainstream conservative brands. Model R20750702 had a suggested retail price of $2,200.00 USD when last available. Our example is in very good condition, showing some light scratches on the buckle and some gold link sections. The grey ceramic links are completely blemish free along with the curved synthetic sapphire crystal. This watch comes with an upgraded diamond dial. The 6 small diamonds are perfectly matched of excellent VVS-FG quality. Comes with the original box (pillow missing), precious stone certificate and endorsed warranty card (Gurzelngasse Switzerland August 2009). In keeping with its high tech nature the watch is equipped with a low maintenance ultra precise Swiss quartz movement keeping excellent time. Including Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at just $600.00 CAD. Stock #e12125.


April 21, 2019

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 push buttons  and a curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. A continuous sweeping second hand, calendar add 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.


April 20, 2019

Raymond Weil 46mm Nabucco chronograph 7850 $3,500.00 CAD. e11241

Not a household name but a name that deserves respect none the less. Raymond Weil was founded in 1976 by the brands namesake. The mid 70s were a time when traditional Swiss watchmaking technology was being attacked by the onslaught of super accurate less expensive electronic quartz watches. It was a gutsy move for the then 50 year old Raymond Weil to open up shop but it worked out pretty well. They’ve secured a comfortable niche in the more affordable luxury market, with products incorporating the features you’d expect only from a more costly brand without breaking the bank. The Nabucco chronograph is one of their more expensive offerings with a U.S. dollar retail price of $5500.00. According to the Raymond Weil website the Nabucca was inspired by the Verdi opera bearing the same. It’s a pretty edgy design that should appeal to a more youthful clientele. The stealthy look comes from the full black PVD plating over high grade stainless steel and titanium with some carbon fiber thrown in for good measure. The high tech approach continues with the blacked out deployment buckle, double anti-reflective coated synthetic sapphire crystal and a dark tinted display window case back showcasing a fully jewelled RW5010 black automatic winding movement. At first glance the strap appears to be large grain crocodile hide, in fact it’s high quality fitted rubber. No reptile was harmed in the making of this strap. Subtle red stitching complimenting the chronograph registers and date display ties the look together with a sporting touch. This watch was purchased brand new at an authorized Raymond Weil agent in Cozumet Mexico February 2017. It benefits from the balance of the 2 year international warranty. This is not a grey market watch, any factory agent will support it 100% in the event of a warranty claim. Comes complete with endorsed warranty card, instructions, original receipt of purchase ($4400.00 USD) and one very elaborate box. Even the outer box is here. The watch appears to be in new condition with all functions working perfectly as designed. According to the original owner it was only worn a couple of times before he traded it in to us for an engagement ring. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide a complimentary one year extended warranty covering the watch under the original warranty conditions. Estate priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11241.


Cartier Pasha Seatimer with extra strap/buckle $4,400.00 CAD. e10254

e10254 Carier Pasha SeatimerCartier; one of the most recognizable and celebrated names in luxury jewellery, watches, fashion and design. Not many companies exist that can claim to be worn by royalty for over a hundred years. Kate Middleton regularly wears a Cartier Ballon Bleu watch and Edward VII once commissioned Louis Cartier to design to manufacture 27 tiaras for his coronation in 1904. Cartier have over 170 years experience in manufacturing luxury goods and almost as long manufacturing world class quality timepieces. Cartier was founded in Paris, France the fashion capital of the world in 1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier and it was only 6 years later that he designed his first timepiece. Soon designing table clocks, mystery clocks, pocket watches became one of the most important activities for Cartier. At the time Cartier was considered a établisseur, which means they would design and manufacture their own cases but buy movements from established watchmakers. With such a respected name, Cartier was able to source movements for their watches from major watch manufacturers like Edward Jaeger (Jaeger-LeCoultre), Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex and even Patek Philippe.  Cartier was really the first watch manufacturer to see the need for a timepiece that was not only a usable working mechanical tool but also designed to be both fashionable and comfortable. Not known to shy away from the avant-garde, Cartier came up with some of the classic watch case designs we see today including the Tank, Tonneau and of course the Pasha. The very first Pasha was designed in 1932 by request for the Sultan of Marrakech, Pasha. The Sultan wanted a luxury timepiece that he could wear at all times, without having to worry about its precision or integrity even while bathing. In 1943 the watch made its appearance in the Cartier collection. It was waterproofed, equipped with a screw down crown cap attached by a chain and a guard was placed over the crystal of the watch. Fast forward to 1985 Cartier turned to legendary watch designer Gerard Genta (designer of AP- Royal Oak and Omega Constellation) who, inspired by the original design of the 40s revitalized the Pasha line and created the circular cased classic design we see today. Cartier is no longer a établisseur, they now spread manufacturing across 6 factories in Switzerland employing hundreds. A focus on quality, industry innovations in technology and design have always been the Cartier philosophy. One of the latest additions to our estate case is a recently serviced, full set Cartier Pasha Seatimer. The case design has remained relatively untouched since Gerard Genta’s input in the 80s and is still fashionably relevant today. The stainless steel case features Vendome lugs (Louis Cartier invention) that are designed to allow the watch to be worn with multiple bracelet options.  The French made OEM leather strap with deployant clasp (Louis Cartier invention) for a more formal look or a more durable stainless steel bracelet if you are planning on going for a swim. Our Pasha comes with both factory strap options. Its rotating bezel allows the wearer to measure elapsed time. The watch can be easily set by simply unscrewing the coin edge screw down crown cap accented by that iconic sapphire cabochon, a feature seen on most Cartier watch since the early 1900s. The easy to read off white dial is in perfect condition with roman numerals perfectly spaced in a square as Genta’s homage to the square and rectangular case shapes Cartier is known for. Of course the name “Cartier” can still be found hidden in Roman numeral VII. The rotating bezel is surprisingly easy to adjust with a subtle yet effective machined coin edge bezel feature. Originally purchased in Calgary, Alberta in 1995 this watch has been lovingly worn for over 20 years yet is still in great condition both aesthetically and mechanically. Accompanied by original box, instruction booklet, guarantee book and folder, hand tag and service receipt. This watch will be offered with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate price $4,400.00 CAD. Stock #e10254.

 


April 13, 2019

Antique 14kt. gold Waltham pocket watch circa 1908 $1,500.00 CAD. e11156

I tried, I really did, but I just couldn’t bring myself to recycle this watch. Even though the 30.6 gram (net weight) 14 karat gold case contains just shy of $1000.00 worth of gold I just couldn’t do it. There it was partially disassembled on my desk and I couldn’t pull the trigger. The intricate 15 jewel mechanism despite being well over 100 years old was working great. Happily ticking away with a relaxing audible rhythm that marked the passage of time in the early 1900s. The little machine was oblivious to how close it came to being melted for salvage and its guts kept as a supply of donor parts. After careful reassembly it’s ready to be enjoyed. American made watches of the era were among the best in the world and could complete with anything from Europe for quite a bit less money. It’s amazing to consider this sort of precision machining/assembly was being mass produced so long ago. Pride of manufacture is evident in the beautifully engraved patterned plates and polished wheels. You’re not going to see this sort of detail in many modern day mass produced products. The overall condition of this watch is amazing. The original bevelled edge glass crystal displays a simple, legible white enamel dial that’s in perfect condition, no chips or cracks anywhere. The bow where a chain would pass through is completely unworn. Even the original engine turned pattern back and coin edge case shows crisp detail and has remained dent free for 110 years. Pocket watches were made by the millions and some are still around today. The majority were made with inexpensive gold plated or gold filled cases and most have been damaged or destroyed. While not exactly a 5 star collectible, excellent condition examples like this deserve to be preserved. Maybe you aren’t going to use something like this everyday, but once in a while it’s nice just to sit down wind it up, listen and watch a few minutes of time pass by. Estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11156


April 10, 2019

Breitling Chrono Cockpit 18kt. & steel B13350 39mm $4,000.00 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 over sized 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. 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 $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10570.


Omega Aqua Terra quartz 36mm $2,200.00 CAD. e12043

Another do everything and anything watch. Perfect for your next black tie event. The glossy black dial and polished steel bezel will look right at home with your tux. Wanna go for a swim; no problem. The screw down crown and case back ensure water resistance to 500 feet (I don’t know about you but my ears start to hurt at the deep end of a swimming pool). How about as a day to day functional time keeper. Luminous hands/markers along with a broad arrow minute hand make the time interpretation very easy. The ultra high precision Swiss quartz movement should keep accurate time within a few seconds per month. Calendar display and a very cool jumping hour time zone feature allows rapid hour and date changes without affecting minutes or seconds. Lacking a thick rotating bezel makes the watch appear larger than the 36mm case size suggests. A curved sapphire crystal, heavy duty solid link brushed finish bracelet with integrated locking buckle complete the casual look. The watch is in excellent condition complete with original box and endorsed warranty card from Little Switzerland in June of 2006. Including a Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers one year warranty the watch is Estate priced at $2,200.00. Stock e12043.


April 8, 2019

TAG Heuer Grand Carrera CAV511A Calibre 17 RS $4,000.00 CAD. e9688

e9688 Tag Heuer CAV511A Grand CarreraOne of the more popular models from TAG Heuer’s top of the line Grand Carrera series. Calibre 17 RS comes with all the bells and whistles while retaining a very versatile look for daily wear or the occasional dressy event. 43mm diameter case size is large but not unmanageable; it wears a bit larger because the case design lacks a thick bezel allowing for maximum dial size without the oversize look.  Calibre 17 RS features a two register rotary display chronograph with screw down pushers, tachymetre scale, screw down signed crown, display case back equipped with two sapphire crystals, and a silver framed date window at 6 o’clock. The domed sapphire crystals anti reflective coating shows only minor signs of wear, as does the solid stainless steel case, bracelet, and fold over integrated clasp. The black dual textured dial has a frame of ultra thin concentric rings with a matte finish centre section. Minor staining on hour/minute hands visible under close scrutiny.e9688 Tag Heuer Grand Carrera CAV511A black Powered by a Swiss made, 37 jewel, certified chronometer automatic Calibre 17 RS movement running at 28,800 vibrations per hour, and with 42 hour power reserve. The watch was originally sold new by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in November of 2013. It just received a complete servicing from our watchmaker including vacuum testing and comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. The watch has its full compliment of links installed. When a current offering these watches had a suggested retail price of over $7000.00 USD. Comes complete with the original beautiful wooden box, outer box, cardboard sleeve, instructions, chronometer certificate, price tag and even the original bill of sale. Estate price $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e9688.e9688 Tag Heuer Grand Carrera black dial CAV511A Grand Carrera


April 7, 2019

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 diameter and would fit well on the man with a thinner wrist or a lady that wants something a little bigger.  The watch weighs 88 grams in total and looks like it was only worn on special occasions. Comes with it’s 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.e5990.2 Omega Polaris day date 18 karat titanium 396.1222


April 4, 2019

Breitling Galactic 36 C37330 $6,400.00 CAD. e7493

They don’t come to us more complete than this. Everything from the original hanging plastic price tag to the original bill on sale dated September 24 2011 come included with this Breitling Galactic 36. Although the watch is now over 7 years old it is still a current model of the same specification and is shown on Breitling’s website with a retail price of $10155.00 CAD. The watch measures a comfortable 36mm diameter, the exact same as the traditional gents Rolex Datejust. This size can be worn by either men or women. Its “volcano black” dial as Breitling call it is a miniature work of art. Flat black paint with an inner parallel grooved square are the first things you notice. Upon further inspection a small sunken 6 o’clock subsidiary second reveals itself with a circular grained background and thin gold frame. Beautiful script and Arabic text let you know this is an automatic Breitling. Luminous gold hands and hour markers offer excellent legibility in any lighting condition. The soft tone rose gold 18 karat trim on the bezel and bracelet add a level of dressy sophistication that an all steel watch just can’t match. As per many Breitling models the entire watch has been treated to a highly polished finish adding to its dressier more luxury focused personality. The 27 jewel Breitling calibre 37 is working well and keeping great time. The calendar offers some extra utility and the small second hand looks decidedly vintage. Excellent overall condition showing only minor evidence of use. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is pleased to include a one year complimentary warranty for the estate price of $6,400.00 CAD. Stock number e7493.

 

 


April 3, 2019

Bell & Ross BR01-92 Heritage (2 weeks old when traded in) $3,800.00 CAD. e10122

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If you’re even a little bit familiar with the cockpit of any manner of airplane you’ll immediately recognize where Bell & Ross got the inspiration for the Heritage BR01-92. Everything about this 43mm case comes directly from the gauges and instruments of an airplane. The typical over sized markers and hands have been covered in a sand coloured photo-luminescent coating for readability in any conditions. The heavy duty case has also been equipped with an anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal and threaded mechanical crown for a depth rating of 100 meters/330 feet. The calfskin leather strap is covered in deep military inspired stamps and can be swapped out for a never worn black nylon strap.e10122-bell-ross-br01-92-heritage-001 The two week old watch (at time of trade in to BLJ) is in like new condition and comes with inner/outer box, adjustment tools, Bell & Ross Heritage patch, endorsed warranty card from July 2016, balance of two year factory warranty and a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty extension. Estate price $3,800.00 CAD. Stock #e10122.e10122-bell-ross-br01-92-heritage-002


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

 


Tag Heuer Limited Edition Jack Heuer Autavia CBE2111. $5,300.00 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 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 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 world wide run of less 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. We are happy to extend the factory warranty that expires December 2019 for an additional year from date of purchase  at no charge. 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 $5,300.00 CAD. Stock #e11999.


April 2, 2019

Omega Constellation 168017 (box/papers 1 owner) $2,695.00 CAD. e12050

Omega watch company at one time was the most prolific independent Swiss watch manufacturer, out producing Rolex and other luxury manufacturers by a wide margin. Today they are still one of the most influential brands in the industry. Together with parent company Swatch Group they make more watches than any other Swiss company. This 1966 Omega Constellation was a top of the line offering when Omega was still completely independent and produced their own in house developed movements. The movement is the heart of any mechanical watch. Omega Calibre 561 was one of few movements able to receive “certified chronometer” designation. Chronometer rated watches must maintain accuracy levels of plus 6 to minus 4 seconds per day. Each movement subjected for independent testing in various different positions and temperatures for a minimum of 10 days. The original paperwork for this particular watch SN 23844558 says it was tested for 15 full days and tested with “especially good results”. Omega was at the peak of their game in the 60s and this Constellation represents a snapshot of what a complete package looked like. The first and only owner carefully preserved the excellent condition inner/outer boxes, international guarantee booklet and chronometer certificate with matching serial number. He also kept a service receipt from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers from 2002 for routine maintainance. We just completed full service in March 2019. The watch is running great and keeping excellent time. The beautiful “C’ shaped case was designed by Gérald Genta. Genta also designed watches for elite manufacturers like Patek Philippe, IWC, Audemars Piguet, Universal Geneve and even Cartier. The watch is 100% original except with a newer style Omega crown and generic crystal. The watch has never been polished or refinished in any way, still exhibiting the original factory applied bevel on the case edges and circular bezel finish. The brickwork stainless steel bracelet can accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 inches. The old font style embossed logo buckle shows great relief and snaps shut with a reassuring snap. The screw on case back with observatory emblem also shows very good detail. These watches are quite uncommon at the best of times. Coming across a one owner complete example is very rare. I’m pretty sure this is the most complete, best condition example currently on the market. Comes complete with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by misuse or moisture. Modest dimensions of 34.5mm (excluding crown) x 40.5mm will favor the averaged sized gentleman’s wrist or the a lady who is looking for a high quality, highly collectible vintage Omega. Estate priced at $2,695.00 CAD. Stock #e12050. We ship to most international destinations duty free.

 


April 1, 2019

Cartier Roadster Automatic 2510 with extra strap $4,200.00 CAD. e10797

The name Roadster says it all with this Cartier. Launched in 2001 the line took its inspiration from the classic automobiles of the 1950s and 60s and it shows. The high polished 37mm wide stainless steel case curves to resemble those iconic raised fenders with the lugs mirroring the recessed headlights of the era. The scratch resistant sapphire crystal is equipped with an elongated date window that melds into the crown to parallel the “Dagmar Bumpers” of the 50s. The black dial takes its inspiration from some of the more stylized odometers and features luminous Arabic numbers, hands, and hour markers. It also features a smaller set of Arabic minute markers between the hour markers for easily tracking 5 minute intervals. Even the solid steel brushed and polished bracelet with its hidden double fold clasp inspires the curving feel of a classic roadster. The Roadster was offered with quick change interchangeable strap options for versatility and a fresh look whenever you like. This Roadster automatic 2510 comes with an original tan Cartier leather strap and deployment buckle. The watch is powered by the Swiss made 21 jewel ETA calibre 2892A2 automatic movement that’s running well with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. In nice original condition, showing only minor signs of wear that can be easily polished away. Along with the alternate strap and buckle it is accompanied by its own genuine Cartier box plus a soft leather Cartier travel pouch. Estate price $4,200.00 CAD. Stock #e10797.


March 30, 2019

Tag Heuer Carrera Day-Date CV2A10.FC6235 $3,100.00 CAD. e10603

TAG Heuer’s Carrera line was part of a great race in the mid 1960s to develop the first automatic winding chronograph. Heuer partnered with Breitling and Hamilton to face off against Zenith. Together they launched their Calibre 11 six months before Zenith’s El Primero hit the market. The caliber 11 was shown in a line of automatic chronographs that debuted in Geneve and New York including TAG’s Carrera, Autavia, and Monaco models. The Carrera itself was originally designed and launched in 1963 by Jack Heuer as the first chronograph (not yet automatic) specifically designed for professional drivers. He was inspired by La Carrera Panamericana Mexican Road Race; one of the most famous events in auto racing history running only from 1950-1954. The Carrera Calibre 16 is one of TAG’s newer models from their iconic line. CV2A10 is from late 2009 and is in almost new condition having been worn on special occasions only. It’s powered by the Swiss made Calibre 16 (based on the ETA Valjoux 7750) automatic chronograph movement. This venerable movement is equipped with 25 jewels, a 42 hour power reserve and beats at a speedy 28,800 vibrations per hour a vast improvement from the original Calibre 11. The 43mm diameter polished steel case features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, fixed tachymeter bezel, three register chronograph, and day date window at 3 o’clock. The watch is water resistant to 100 meters, with a screw on display case back and signed black and steel crown. You’d expect the red details on the pusher, hands, and dial to make the watch look sporty but with the high grade black alligator leather strap, black dial, and curved high polished Arabic numbers it ends up looking remarkably dressy. The Carrera is in original condition complete with box and all paperwork. A one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for the estate price $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e10603.


March 20, 2019

His & Hers Tag Heuer WT1150 WT1352 (hardly worn) $4,000.00 e12146 e11762

When Tag Heuer remodeled the S/El (Sports Elegance) for the first time since the introduction in the late 1980s these were the result. The new Link series of watches ushered in the new millennium with a much bigger bold look that incorporated a solid 18 karat gold rotating bezel replacing the previous gold plated version. The gold found on the alternating links was also upgraded to a solid 18 karat gold cap covering the entire link, front and back. The 1st generation gold plated bracelet would start to wear through after a few years of hard use. In close to 20 years since this model debuted we’ve never seen anyone wear through the 18 karat gold capped links. We decided to see just how thick the gold cap is by cutting a notch into an old link section we had lying around from a different well used watch. From this photomicrograph it’s easy to see just how thick the cap is. The stainless steel core is easily distinguished from the gold cap. Both of these watches were given as gifts close to 20 years ago. The ladies was never used and the gents only worn a few times. The his and hers set are in like new old stock condition. They have been sitting in a jewellery box pretty much their entire life. They’ve never been polished or refinished in any way. New old stock condition exhibiting only the most insignificant scuffs from rubbing other items while in a jewellery box. The lady’s still has the protective plastic sticker on the case back. After installing a couple of fresh silver oxide batteries they started right up. The high precision Swiss quartz movements are running like new keeping excellent time with calendar function working as designed. Both watches have aged quite well with timeless white dials and measuring a contemporary 42 and 31mm diameter. The classic green red Tag Heuer dial logo is easily recognized as one of the world’s most famous luxury watch brands. We are pleased to have both of these hard to find Tag Heuer Link watches as part of our estate collection. Digging through our old dealer catalogs from 2001 we found these watches were priced at $3,390.00 for the ladies (WT1352.BD0559) and I’m sure the gents cost close to $1,000.00 more. Each watch comes with a complimentary 2 year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure. If you missed your chance when these were current models, this could be the only time you’ll see a pair like this again. They are available separately for the estate price of $2,100.00 for the gents and $1,900.00 for the ladies. Stock #e12146 and e11762.

BOTH SOLD

 


March 14, 2019

Omega Seamaster 212.30.41.20.03.001 $3,490.00 CAD. e12039

Since its introduction way back in 1993, the Omega Seamaster “James Bond” series of Seamaster 300 Professionals have been one of the brands best selling models. High quality, extreme capabilities and of course their appearances in many Bond films didn’t hurt either. When originally introduced it carried a MSRP of just $2,600.00 CAD. Nice original condition used examples today sell for well more than when new. Over the past 25 years the watch has remained pretty much the same but the specifications have evolved to an even higher degree. The original ETA 2892-A2 chronometer movement has been upgraded to Co-Axial status using Omega’s calibre 2500 that promises even greater accuracy and extended service intervals. The bracelet is now as good as any available. Gone are the bushed rivets connecting the adjustable links in favor of screw caps that lock a solid steel bar. The matt finish embossed wave pattern dial has been replaced with a beautiful gloss finish. Simple printed logo and dial markers are now silver framed and individually applied. The aluminum bezel insert has also been upgraded to fade proof and super scratch resistant ceramic. The current Seamaster is now a no compromise timepiece able to compete with any model from any manufacturer. Model 212.30.41.20.03.001  is a current offering from Omega and comes with a suggested retail price of $4,950.00 Canadian and $4,400.00 USD. According to its serial number our example was manufactured in 2009 and comes with instructions, reference card, instruction book and the inner/outer foam lined box set. This watch has never been polished or refinished in any way, it’s condition can be described as responsibly worn. Under casual inspection shallow surface scratches and scuffs are visible mostly on the bracelet and buckle. Excellent condition and freshly serviced (July 2019). Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,490.00 CAD. Stock #e12039.

SOLD

 

 

 


March 12, 2019

Ladies Constellation Manhattan 18 karat gold & stainless $1,800.00 CAD. e9640

e9640 Ladies Omega Constellation 1260.70.00Spend 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 lines 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 water tight. This member of that collection dates from 1998 and comes equipped with a mother of pearl dial and blackened roman numerals decorating the bezel. Made from stainless steel and 18k yellow gold with a 22.5mm case the watch is in nice condition, showing only the slightest signs of wear and running perfectly keeping excellent time. The very pretty natural mother of pearl dial display a lovely iridescent effect as the watch is moved. This special dial was a $150.00 option over the base price of $2,950.00 CAD in 2009 (the last year this model was produced). The watch is estate priced at $1,800.00 CAD and comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty. Omega Ref. #1260.70.00. Stock #e9640.e9640.1 Ladies Omega Constellation 18 karat gold mother or pearl

SOLD

 

 


March 11, 2019

Omega Speedmaser “reduced” 39mm 3510.50.00 $2,995.00 CAD. e12405

The iconic good looks of the Omega Professional Moonwatch in an ever so slightly smaller, more practical package, it’s called the Speedmaster “reduced”. Reduced comes from the fact it measures 39mm diameter compared to 42mm for the Pro. It’s arguably a more sensible option because it is self winding; no need to remember to wind this one up every morning. Wearing this watch everyday will ensure it always maintains around 40 hours of power reserve. Housed within the stainless steel case is a freshly serviced (July 2019) Swiss made automatic 46 jewel Omega calibre 1140, based on an the ETA 2890-2. This fiendishly complex movement was fully overhauled by our master watchmaker and is showing accuracy levels well within chronometer standards. The included electronic Vibrograph report shows a rate of plus 2 seconds per day. Also included is vacuum testing results showing a passing report for this none invasive test. The 1994 model year Speedy is in fantastic very good condition showing very little evidence of use despite being 25 years old. The original tritium treated hands and hour markers are showing the desirable tan patina that only occurs over many years. The watch is covered by our one year mechanical warranty for one year (prorated for 5 years). This slightly smaller size Speedmaster is a little easier to wear and they also look great on a woman’s wrist. That classic black dial/black bezel has defined the Speedmaster look since the 1960s. This smaller version of the big brother professional model has been recently retired by Omega. The collector market for freshly serviced, original examples is showing renewed interest. 3510.50 Speedmastesrs are beginning to show modest price appreciation. Estate priced at $2,995.00 CAD. Stock #e12405.

SOLD


Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAB1110 $850.00 CAD. e11839

Very good condition, 38.5mm diameter, quartz movement with classic black dial and black ratcheting one way timer bezel. Comes with Tag Heuer original clam shell inner box, outer box, endorsed warranty card (May 2007) and booklet. The full compliment of links are included to fit even an over sized wrist. The purposeful easy to read design is made even more so with highly luminous hands and hour markers. The diver theme is carried to the screw on case back that has been embossed with a vintage divers helmet. Working great and keeping great time. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $850.00 CAD. Stock #e11839.

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March 10, 2019

Ladies Tag Heuer Carrera with diamonds WV2413 $4,300.00 CAD. e11668

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 watches. 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 also has a couple of tiny impact marks but they’re virtually invisible against the light coloured dial. 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 (October 2010), precious stone certificate, even the plastic product tag with serial/style number and original price. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers sold this watch originally to a long time customer of ours who recently traded it in for a Rolex. Estate price $4,300.00 CAD. Stock #e11668.

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March 9, 2019

Omega Speedmaster Mark II, Bell & Ross GMT, Tudor North Flag

Just because you don’t see it on our web site doesn’t mean it isn’t here. We always have more watches and other estate jewellery than we’re able to showcase online. Taking numerous pictures and writing about each item takes a surprising amount of time; time we sometimes just don’t have. Here are 3 examples of like new, excellent condition, hardly worn estate watches we’d love to individually profile if we had more time. Each comes complete with original box, warranty papers and instructions. All were purchased through Canadian authorized agents and come with a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty.

2014 Omega Speedmaster Mark II 327.10.43.50.06.00 $5200.00 CAD. Stock #e11600 SOLD

2012 Bell & Ross GMT BR01-93-50 $4000.00 CAD. Stock #e11599 SOLD

2015 Tudor North Flag 91210N $3125.00 CAD. Stock #e11598 SOLD


Cartier Ronde Solo quartz $2,600.00 CAD. e12252

For classic looks that stand the test of time (pun intended) you can’t beat a Cartier. More often than not their watch designs will showcase an easy to read light tone dial with contrasting black Roman numeral hour markers. The Ronde Solo Quartz is not different. Timekeeping duties have been further simplified by eliminating the seconds hand, just a hour and minute hand tucked down very close to the silver/white dial. At 36mm diameter this watch could be worn by the slim gentleman or lady. Adding some extra interest is an inner 24 hour track, a subtle 31 day calendar display is discreetly tucked away at the 3:00 position. A super hard synthetic sapphire is gently curved allowing minimum clearance for the hands while maintaining an overall thickness of under 7mm. The watch looks almost unworn, the polished stainless steel case shows almost no evidence of use. The soft genuine crocodile strap is also in like new condition. The clever deployment buckle allows easy strap adjustment from both sides, this allows the buckle to be perfectly centered no matter the wrist size. You couldn’t ask for a better condition, more complete example. Included with purchase is everything delivered when purchased new at Birks in February 2016. Even the original invoice is here.The Ronde line is still available through Cartier but this most basic quartz model has been replaced with a thicker automatic version that retails at $3,150.00 USD. Including complimentary a one year warranty our latest estate watch is estate priced at $2,600.00 CAD. Stock #12252.

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Ladies Omega Constellation Manhattan 1562.30.00 $1,100.00 CAD. e10043

e10043-omega-constellation-1562-30-00There’s a little Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers history that goes along with this Omega Constellation 1562.30.00. It was purchased brand new here in 1999. I can’t believe more than 17 years have passed since it was purchased. It was only occasionally worn over that period and shows in excellent condition. It comes complete with endorsed warranty card (August 1999), instruction booklet, period brochure with price list, inner/outer boxes and even the plastic hanging price tag with serial number. It may not be a collectible Moonwatch or a super rare Seamaster but the styling of this little Omega is still right on point and you can’t get a more complete package than this.e10043-omega-constellation-1562-30-00 This example of the Omega Manhattan is very striking in its most basic form of all stainless steel construction with a plain white linen dial. While only 22.5mm diameter it is very easy to read with great contrast. The Manhattan design was introduced in 1982 and to this day its style cues are still used in the current Constellations offerings. A minor tidy up and a fresh battery has this Swiss made watch running perfectly. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at just $1,100.00. Stock #e10043.e10043-omega-constellation-1562-30-00-stainless-steel

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Ladies Cartier Cougar quartz 18t. gold & steel 26mm $2,285.00 CAD. e10206

Cartier is among the most notable in the jewellery business when it comes to luxury products. The French jeweller has been around since the mid 1800s (long before the wristwatch was even invented) For at least the last 100 years many of Cartier’s wristwatches have had some common and consistent design features that re-enforce the classic good looks that have aged better than any other style. The white parchment dial with black Roman numerals has been done by many manufacturers but Cartier use the combination more than anyone. Blued steel hands, blue cabochon stone on the end of the crown,5 segment link bracelet executed in solid 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel have all been steadfast iconic Cartier design elements. Consistency  is a common thread used in most successful brands. The 26mm diameter Cougar is an easy to wear watch for any occasion. It’s certainly doesn’t push the fashion envelope but speaks in a calm confidant manner of refinement and class. The simple dial layout is easy to read and very functional with a sweep second hand and calendar for extra utility. The ultra accurate Swiss quartz movement offers simple, trouble free reliable time keeping. Cartier watch creations are much more than time keepers, they are pieces of jewellery that just so happen to tell time too. This watch comes with it’s travel pouch and some paperwork. Having a look in the Cartier boutique shows many contemporary watches of similar specification with prices starting at over $7,000.00 USD. Our estate price for the Cougar including our Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty is $2,285.00. Stock #e10206.

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March 2, 2019

Panerai Luminor 44 PAM114 full set with 3 extra straps $5,299.00 CAD. e12431

Florence Italy has a long rich history of art, fashion and design. From Michelangelo’s David, the Basilica of San Lorenzo to the headquarters of fashion icon Gucci, Florence was at the centre of Italian renaissance. Giovanni Panerai (born 1825) watchmaker opened up Officine Panerai in Florence in 1860 and soon became an authorized dealer for some of the world’s most important watch brands including Rolex, Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe. Although it achieved significant retail success, two things happened that altered the course of what was a great retailer/service center into the luxury brand it is today. The first was in 1900 when his grandson Guido Panerai signed the contract to become the official supplier of wristwatches and precision instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. Then in 1916 when Panerai invented Radiomir, a radium-based powder giving luminosity to dials and sighting instruments. Although Panerai no longer use radioactive radium for their watches they’re still quite luminous in the dark. After a request from the Italian Navy for a waterproof watch that kept excellent time and was easy to read under water, Panerai began working with Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf developing the worlds first tool dive watch. The prototype Radiomir was released in 1936. Our latest estate watch is modeled after the originals and the first civilian Luminor models that debuted in the 1990s. The glossy white dial with black Arabic full markers distinguishes with a unique look. Many times we’ve mentioned the appeal of a “less in more” watch. The PAM114 takes the design to its most basic concept. Just two hands are used with a full minute track and complete hour markers, all executed in striking black paint so you think it actually has height. The case is also completely high polished giving it a slightly more dressy look. Before 1993 Luminor watches were strictly sold to military forces. Although the watch takes its styling cues from the original cushion shaped design of the 30s and features an old fashion hand wind movement originating in the 1950s it’s big on modern capability. The patented crown lock trigger mechanism helps keep things water resistant to 300 meters and traces its origins to a 1956 Panerai patent. The slightly dome synthetic sapphire crystal offers excellent optics and superior hardness over glass and the entire 44mm case is constructed from super resistany 916L stainless steel. Here’s your chance to own a piece of dive watch history with this great example. Due to their smaller production numbers these don’t come around very often, and not in such excellent original condition. It comes with the original leather strap but also with the original alternate rubber strap with changing tool. The previous owner also purchased 2 high quality custom made brown leather straps from The Strap Smith in Montana USA. Included with the watch is the original screwdriver allowing easy strap removal/installation with large threaded pins (no tricky spring bars). All the papers are in the box which is in pristine condition. The watch comes with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $5,299.00 CAD. Stock #e12431.

SOLD


February 18, 2019

Ladies Tag Heuer S/el (Sports Elegance) S99.215 $600.00 CAD. e10232

Few watches define the look of a brand like the Tag Heuer S/el or Sports Elegance. For 30 years now the S/el has been the softer looking of the mostly pure sport 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 ultra clean rivetless look adds a sophisticated level of finish. A low profile 28mm case is easy to wear and the dark grey dial looks beautiful contrasting with the highly polished bezel and flat finish case. 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 sport siblings. Overall condition is very good, showing some evidence of use in the form of small scratches on the bracelet and buckle. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e10232

SOLD


February 10, 2019

Breitling Navitimer GMT A24322 $5,800.00 CAD. e12092

One watch with 3 different looks. A fantastic condition, very desirable Breitling Navitimer with the classic black dial. You’d have a hard time telling this Breitling has been worn more than just a few times. It’s in almost new condition, showing only the slightest evidence of use. The 46mm diameter solid steel case features an extra large bidirectional rotating aviation slide rule bezel. This nifty little tool can do anything from calculating the tip needed on a restaurant bill, calculate fuel consumption rate or a multitude of other mathematical formulas. Black text on silver adds legibility but you’ll still need to be sharp sighted to take advantage of this tool. For a comprehensive list of all of its possible uses and the formulas that go with them click here. In addition to the slide rule, Navitimer  A24322 is also equipped with a three register 12 hour chronograph, scratch resistant anti reflective sapphire crystal, and a calendar display  at 3:00 o’clock.Being more of a dedicated pilot watch the water resistant rating of this model is a more modest 3 atmospheres or about 100 feet. In fact the perfect condition full length stainless steel bracelet is called the “pilot bracelet”. The previous owner of this watch had a custom black leather strap made with red and grey stitching to compliment the dial. He also purchased an original Breitling genuine crocodile strap. The brown strap with white stitching makes a casual statement that’s still all luxury, complete with a signed Breitling stainless steel buckle. The watch is powered by a certified chronometer Breitling Caliber 24 Swiss made automatic 25 jewel movement that features a 42 hour power reserve. The watch is running like new with all functions and features working as designed. Estate price $5,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12092.

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January 21, 2019

IWC Pilot IW3717-04 full set, serviced $5,300.00 CAD. e11587

If you love luxury watches but a conspicuous brand like Rolex, Breitling or Cartier just seem a little too obvious, how about something a little more exotic. How about an IWC Schaffhausen? Not only is it a fun name to say, it’s one of the true great watch manufacturers that is more than just a well marketed brand. From their 1868 inception in Schaffhausen Switzerland by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones, they developed an international reputation for manufacturing watches of the highest quality. International Watch Company Pilot Chronograph IW3717-04 is one of the more dedicated professional models offered. The full case is large at 42mm but not over sized. The actual surface area of the dial is bigger than many larger watches because it lacks a thick bezel. Purchased new in the summer of 2010 at authorized agents Tourneau, the watch looks to be in new condition after a full factory service November 2017. This is a serious pilot watch with one of the most legible dials in the business. Just a simple flat finish black dial with totally white luminous hands outlined in black. No decorative white gold or polished chrome frame around the hands, just white offering perfect contrast. Basic Arabic/stick hour markers plot out the time in a simple precise format. The minute hand tapers to a pin point tip allowing minute division calculation without even referencing the small subsidiary red tipped constant seconds hand. A slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal with a special double sided anti-reflective coating is a luxury touch even Rolex doesn’t do. Included with purchase is the original box, endorsed warranty card, instructions and service invoice from November 2017.Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $5,300.00 CAD. Stock #e11587.

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January 20, 2019

Vintage Omega Seamaster 14762 $1,200.00 CAD. e11054

Since 1848 Omega has been a leading producer of high quality Swiss watches. Our latest estate Omega dates from 1961 and was owned by the same gentleman since it was new. I’m sure this Seamaster automatic has spent more time in a drawer than on a wrist. The inner screw on case back is curiously absent of any service record codes. We believe the watch has been cleaned before as the crystal is not original and some of the movement screws look to have been turned at least once but no record of service was left by a watchmaker. The pretty pink gold plated in house Omega calibre 562 movement is blemish free and in excellent condition (although a little dry). The 26 jewel mechanism is equipped with a semi quick setting calendar display and central seconds hand. 34.4mm stainless steel case appears unrestored with thick lugs and crisp edges. An original winding/setting crown is a nice detail that is not longer available. The pale champagne/silver dial is showing some interesting patina that goes unnoticed except under close scrutiny. It’s covered by 1000s of tiny almost microscopic goose bumps covering the entire surface. We believe the dial to be original although these bumps are not. Perhaps some moisture left these marks after it evaporated. It doesn’t distract from the watches attractive  looks, the colour and texture is totally uniform. How the dial acquired this finish is a mystery as there is no corrosion or evidence of rust anywhere inside the watch. Attached to the case is a brand new 18mm Hirsch stitched edge reddish brown leather strap. We can exchange it for a different colour or style if you like. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11054.

SOLD


January 18, 2019

Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAJ2112 43mm $2,200.00 CAD. e10276

If you like em big and bold the Aquaracer 500 should work for you. At 43mm diameter and 13.3mm thick it makes its presence known. The large embossed bezel is easy to grip and is one of the most legible available with a blue background that perfectly matches the dial. It’s amazing how a simple change of calendar position from 3:00 to 9:00 gives this watch a totally unique personality. This is a serious diving tool with a water resistance rating of 500 meters, a locking buckle with diver extension, threaded crown/case back and an automatic helium escape valve. A thick viewing window on the back proudly displays Tag Heuer’s Swiss made calibre 5 automatic movement that beats within the stainless steel case. This watch was originally purchased from Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton in Manchester UK. Included with purchase is the original inner/outer box, instructions and endorsed warranty card dated December 2013. Overall condition is next to perfect showing almost no wear of any kind. There are even a few sections on the folding buckle where some of the original protective plastic stickers are still attached. The watch is running strong, keeping great time with all functions working as designed. A one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty comes included for the estate price of $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e10276.

SOLD


January 15, 2019

Bell & Ross Vintage 120 quartz chronograph $1,700.00 CAD. e9910

e9910 Bell & Ross Vintage 120 Quartz chronograph 001Bell & Ross were founded in the early 90s by French designer Bruno Belamich and Swiss businessman Carlos A. Rosillo. Their combined vision was a line of watches built on the military, especially aeronautical standards of precision and function. Their lines are reflective of aeronautical instruments and the pocket watches that were so relied upon during World War I. With its antique parchment coloured dial, 6 o’clock date wheel, and single rail seconds indicator the Vintage 120 takes its inspiration from the latter. Being Bell & Ross, the 120 is a tool watch equipped with a 4 register chronometer (1/10th seconds, 60 seconds, 60 minutes, 12 hours), luminous hands, anti-reflective scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a threaded crown and case back. The super readable dial is also equipped with a second small second hand for regular time keeping which stops when the chronograph is running. A true tool watch must of course be driven by a super reliable movement, so the Vintage 120 is powered by the Swiss made 27 jewel ETA 251.262 anti-magnetic, shock-proof, quartz movement. The 37.5mm solid steel, unadorned case is completed with a neutral black leather strap and stainless steel deployment buckle.e9910 Bell & Ross Vintage 120 Quartz chronograph 002 Vintage 120 is a discontinued model and is accompanied by the original inner/outer box, manual, and warranty holder (no warranty card). Also accompanying the Bell & Ross is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty. Estate price $1,700.00 CAD. Stock #e9910.e9910 Bell & Ross Vintage 120 Quartz chronograph 003

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January 14, 2019

Omega Planet Ocean 2208.50.00 $3,200.00 CAD. e11439

There are discussions on internet watch forums about what watch  you’d choose if you could only have one for your entire life. A variety of brands and models are discussed but one of the most commonly agreed upon is the PO or Omega Planet Ocean. People love their POs and it’s easy to see why; it’s a true diver’s watch with a hardy stainless steel case design that is suitable and tested to 600m or 2000 feet of pressure. The Planet Ocean is offered in two sizes, at 45.5mm diameter this one is often referred to as a Planet Ocean Large. The dial is a flat black beautifully contrasted with subtle hints of orange on the 6, 9 and 12 hour indexes. Not a single detail is overlooked on the beautifully detailed dial even the date aperture is surrounded by a slightly stepped border. Fantastic luminescence treatment on the indexes and popular broad arrow hands make legibility under all lighting situations a snap. A curious aspect of this particular example is the lack of luminous material in the 10:00 hour marker. We can’t explain this anomaly and the previous owner couldn’t account for its absence either. Is it a factory defect or was it removed? The Omega seahorse or hippocampus shaped logo that emblazons the case back is Omega’s symbol of water-resistance. Originally designed by engraver Jean-Pierre Borle, it was inspired by an image of Neptune driving a chariot pulled by seahorses, hence the bridals on the Omega seahorses. Our latest Planet Ocean example is showing some evidence of use with fading of the anodized orange aluminum bezel insert and minor flattening of the domed centre links sections. The scratches that come with use have mostly been polished away as we have just completed a case/bracelet refinishing. This watch is a full set, meaning it comes with everything (original inner/outer box, warranty card, chronometer certificate, pictogram, operating instruction booklet, plastic tag showing matching serial number, etc.) This Planet Ocean model is no longer available through Omega and due to its popularity we do not think it will last too long in our showcase. Watch comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate price $3,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11439.

SOLD

 


January 8, 2019

Graham Silverstone GMT 2TZAS B02A (never worn) $3,100.00 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 tourbillion 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. A Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) function allow 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 allow 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 never been worn. It sat 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. 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 $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11596.

SOLD


January 2, 2019

Tag Heuer Monaco CAW2111-0 full set like new $4,800.00 CAD. e12109

The Heuer Monaco was first released at the Basel Fair in 1969. In the 1960s Jack Heuer was at the helm of Heuer Watch Inc. company (the original name of Tag Heuer). Jack was the great-grandson of company founder Edouard Heuer and he had great pride in the business he grandfather started in 1860. He was in a corporate race among other watchmaking giants to be the first company to produce an automatic winding chronograph. Not only were they the first to do such but they did it with a watch that also featured a calendar display. The creation was dubbed the Chronomatic and was featured in several different designs that later became the Carrera, Autavia and of course the Monaco. Jack Heuer’s original intentions where to use the Chronomatic Calibre 11 in the Carrera but when he met Erwin Piquerez, owner of a Swiss watch case manufacturer plans changed. Piquerez had developed and patented a new guaranteed waterproof square watch case and together they developed the iconic look of the Monaco watch we see today. Actor Steve McQueen wore a Monaco in the racing movie “Le Mans” in 1971. As styles and fashions moved on the square look slowly lost popularity and disappeared from the catalogues in 1975. 1985 saw the acquisition of Heuer Watch making Inc. by TAG Group and the company was renamed TAG Heuer. Realizing the value in the history of Heuer and the rising popularity of the King of Cool’s growing popularity, in 1998 TAG Heuer decided to re-release the Monaco. The 2015 CAW2111-0 we have for sale is still available today with a suggested retail price of $5,400.00 USD as seen on the Tag Heuer website. It’s beautiful blue dial with blue crocodile strap has always been the favored combination. The modern Monaco features several updates the originals never had. A domed synthetic sapphire crystal if infinitely harder than the plastic original. Water resistance is up to 100 meters thanks to a screwed down case back and more compliant gaskets. This example was purchased new in the summer of 2015 at a Canadian authorized Tag Heuer agency. It was seldom worn by the former and only collector owner. The sharp edged square case displays a practically perfect finish. There are no dents or dings on any of the surfaces or corners. It has never been polished or refinished in any way. The leather strap is in like new condition only showing an impression where the deployment buckle was adjusted to the original owner’s wrist. Even the buckle is in great shape showing none of the usual scratches from desk wear, still with partial inner protective sticker attached. Comes complete with inner/outer box, endorsed paperwork and even the original bill of sale. The watch is running great with all functions working as designed. We are happy to include a complimentary one year warranty for the new owner. Estate priced at $4,800.00 CAD. Stock #e12109.

SOLD


December 30, 2018

Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” 3750.50.00 $4,600.00 CAD. e12268

Beside 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 it did 50 years ago. Our most recent Speedy is a one owner 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, instruction and 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; buying a new example at your local Omega boutique in the U.S.A will set you back $5,250.00 USD. In Canada the dollar adjusted retail price is much better at $6,200.00 as seen on the Omega Canada website. Our example is estate priced at $4,600.00 CAD including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e12268.

SOLD

 


Omega Seamaster Titanium & 18kt. gold 2297.80.00 $4,100.00 CAD. e11489

Think of this as the “James Bond watch” on steroids. Its 41.5mm case size is bigger, thicker, bulkier and has more functions compared to the much more common movie star issue 2531.80.00. This example is a little unusual as it was never officially offered for sale in Canada through authorized Omega agents. You could buy an all steel version, a gold/steel version, a rose gold/tantalum/titanium version, an all titanium version and even an one made completely from gold, but titanium with 18 karat yellow gold was never offered in the Great White North. It took us a little bit of research to even find the correct reference number for this one. All the typical Seamaster features are in perfect working order. A threaded crown/case back is designed to keep the case watertight to 1000 feet. 60 minute one way ratcheting timer bezel along with a 3 register 12 hour chronograph give you all the timing capability you could ask for. Heavy solid link bracelet with diver’s extension and helium escape valve will have even the serious diver entertained. It’s nice to see the original day glow orange register tips still in place and not faded to pinkish white like most. The recently serviced (December 2017) certified chronometer grade automatic calendar equipped movement is running great keeping excellent time. Overall finish and condition are very good for a watch close to 20 years old. The watch shows some scuffs and scratches common to any sporty watch that has been used as designed. There are many worse things you can do with $4,100.00 besides buying a good Swiss watch. What’s that new smart phone you’re thinking of buying going to be worth 10 years from now? Included with purchase is a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. We will also fully refinish the case and bracelet removing the more apparent signs of prior use if you wish. Estate priced at $4,100.00. Stock #e11489.

SOLD

 


December 27, 2018

Gents Omega Dynamic Automatic $1,200.00 CAD. e11060

That other brand from Switzerland has never been very adventurous with new styles, always sticking with what worked for them. The round oyster case; cautious and conservative designs have always been what Rolex do best. In the 1960s Omega was riding high in the public eye with the success of the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch and Seamaster line of watches. In keeping with the trends and styles of the day they debuted the Dynamic. Advertising material of the day proclaimed the Dynamic was the world’s first watch designed for the human wrist. The dial and case shape were inspired by the workings of your eyes. Whatever the motivation, the style is pure late 1960s funkiness. The watch is in very good to excellent overall condition. The most important factor to consider when buying almost any vintage watch is dial condition. Steel and gold cases can be polished and refinished multiple times to look like new. Getting a dial restored to look original and correct is difficult to impossible. Fonts, like an autograph are difficult to exactly duplicate, textures can be impossible to match, certain pigments and luminous materials are sometimes no longer available. An original dial with natural patina that only occurs with the passage of decades are what every vintage collector is looking for. We’ve had a few Omega Dynamics before but this one has the best dial we have ever seen. Not a flaw can be found anywhere. No stains, no blemishes or scratches of any kind. The hands also look great without any artificial magnification. The unique one piece case design eliminates the need for a separate removable case back and rubber gasket. The dial and movement come out through the front of the watch for servicing once every 5 to 10 years. What looks like a screw on case back is actually a threaded lock ring that connects the bracelet to the case forgoing the need for spring bars that can easily bend. This case/bracelet design was really a brave move for the brand when it first appeared. The original Rolex inspired oyster style bracelet is in very good condition showing very little sag. Omega’s in house automatic movement with date display is working well and keeping great time. Included with the watch is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. The watch is estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11060.

SOLD


December 22, 2018

Omega Constellation Manhattan 1512.30.00 $950.00 CAD. e11509

It may not be a collectible Moonwatch or a super rare Seamaster but the styling of this little Omega is still right on point. This example of the Omega’s flagship model is very striking in its most basic form of all stainless steel construction with a plain white linen dial and deadly accurate Swiss quartz movement. At 33.5mm diameter this watch could be worn by either lady or man. The previous owner had a very slender wrist; unless you’re a lady with a thin wrist we are going to need to order you some replacement links. The perfect condition white linen with polished hands offers excellent legibility with luminous highlights. The Manhattan design was introduced in 1982 and to this day its style cues are still used in the current Constellations offerings. A minor tidy up and a fresh battery has this Swiss made watch running perfectly and keeping excellent time. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at just $950.00. Stock #e11509.

SOLD

 


December 15, 2018

Breitling SuperOcean Chronograph A13311 (2 weeks old) $3,810.00 CAD. e12266

Absolutely perfect is the only way to describe our latest previously owned watch. It was only worn by the first owner a couple of times before it was traded in to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. It was just 2 weeks old when it came to us on trade for something different. The endorsed Canadian agent warranty card shows a purchase date of May 31 2019. The highly polished case and bracelet retain the mirror factory finish. There are only a few rub marks on the flat buckle back from less than 24 hours total use. If fact, not even an adjustment screw in the bracelet links have been turned or removed. The watch is a current model as seen on the official Breitling website. This watch is basically brand new but without the $6,215.00 Canadian list price. You can thank our weak currency for helping keep this watch so affordable as it has a retail price of $5,115.00 USD in the U.S.A. Needless to say it comes complete with everything from the original delivery. There’s not much the Breitling SuperOcean can’t do. The black dial and polished finish look right at home at a formal dinner or boardroom meeting to exploring a colourful coral reef on your next vacation. Chronograph timer is able to independently keep track of elapsed time for up to 12 hours. A one way timer bezel offers an additional 60 minute timing capability with a simple twist of the coin edged bezel. The heart of the watch is its automatic winding movement. The expert watchmakers at Breitling have taken the venerable Valjoux 7750 to new levels of accuracy. With careful tweaking and adjusting, Breitling technicians refined its analogue timekeeping ability chronometer status. Low light or no light the purposeful dial with large white, luminous hands and Arabic markers is the epitome of function. The balance of Breitling’s 2 year international warranty is included for the estate price $3,810.00 CAD. Stock #e12266.

SOLD


December 13, 2018

Stowa Prodiver Blue Limited Edition #146 of 200 titanium $1,390.00 CAD. e12127

Stowa is name many have never heard of but the small German company has been producing mechanical watches since 1927. This tenacious company has bounced back from a factory bombing during the 2nd world war to the devastating effects of the quartz revolution in the 1980s. Slow and steady growth as a specialty manufacturer would be a good way to view the Stowa brand. They are mostly known for their line of uber functional pilot watches but they make a great diver watch too. The Prodiver is a hardcore tool watch rated for 100 atmospheres of pressure (well over 3000 feet). This no nonsense watch measuring 42mm diameter with a case constructed from titanium. It comes equipped with all the features of watches costing thousands of dollars more; curved sapphire crystal, one way 60 minute timer bezel, thread crown/case back, helium escape valve, rubber strap with flip lock titanium buckle. Made in Germany in typical Teutonic form following function design. Everything about the Prodiver is about ease of use and legibility in any situation. Large hands and hour markers offer excellent visibility in all lighting conditions. A large signed crown is protected from impacts by guarded titanium case extensions. The lightweight construction along with the rubber strap keeps the weight down to less than 120 grams. The totally sandblasted finish adds to the professional look. Our Prodiver is the special edition Blue, limited to only 200 worldwide examples. The semi mat finish blue dial is captivating in its ability to colour shift from dark navy indoor to an almost royal blue depending on viewing conditions. Overall watch condition is almost perfect as it was only worn occasionally for a short period of time before it was traded in. The ETA based 2824-2 25 jewel automatic movement is running flawlessly at a high beat frequency of 28,800 cycles per hour. This movement was selected by Stowa because of its reputation for utterly reliable under adverse conditions. Versions of this movement can trace their origin to the mid 1950s. Even its current contemporary configuration has been in use since the 1980s. The watch comes complete with the original metal box, 287 page soft cover Stowa book, warranty card, special Stowa Swiss Army Knife and a never used original black rubber strap with titanium buckle. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,390.00 CAD. Stock #e12127.

SOLD


December 12, 2018

Breitling Avenger II Vocano Black 43mm A13381 $3,999.00 CAD. e12095

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’s 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, over sized threaded crown, heavy duty solid link bracelet with locking buckle confirm the sporting nature of the machine. This watch was purchased in Edmonton Alberta at an authorized Brietling agent December 2016. 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 in could pass for new. It’s a current model as seen on Breitling’s official website where is retails for the relative bargain of $6,755.00 CAD (USD 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. 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 $3,999.00 CAD. Stock #e12095.

SOLD


1908 Omega enamel pocket watch and chain 42.8gr. tw. $2,000.00 CAD. e12033

To truly express the artistry that was needed to enamel lifelike flowers onto this pocket watch we must start with a lesson. Enamel is not like paint, it is coloured glass crushed to a finer grain than the sand of the silkiest white tropical beaches. It will only properly adhere to pure precious metal surfaces. When used on silver it cannot be sterling silver, it needs to be fine silver. When used on gold nothing less than 18 karat will do. Even then the metal needs to be depletion gilded, which means it is heated red hot and quenched in an acid bath over and over again; this brings the pure gold to the surface. To apply the enamel a drop of distilled water is added to the powdered glass. This makes it workable and using a fine paintbrush or scoop it is carefully applied to the piece. To get defined edges delicate gold wires are shaped and placed into the wet enamel. After all of the colours are in place and the distilled water has mostly evaporated away, the piece is very briefly placed into a red hot kiln. The crushed glass melts back into true coloured glass and is left out to slowly cool and stabilize. What you really need to appreciate is that enamel cannot be mixed like paints to make different shades and tints. Every shade of the white petals, green leaves, and purple thistles was its own colour of enamel. It had to be painstakingly layered to capture the realistic detail seen on this pocket watch. Done in paint this 28mm wide case would be impressive, in enamel it is a masterpiece.  Both sides and the edges of the watch have been treated to the best enamel work we’ve ever had the privilege of showcasing. The timepiece it houses is a manual wind 15 jewel Omega dated from 1908, running well and almost unused. But lets be honest this is more pendant than watch, it was made to stay shut. It is strung on an appropriately heavy 16 gram 18 karat curb link chain fastened with a heavy spring ring catch. At 25 inches long you’ll probably not need that catch as it sides over the head with ease. The Harold Weintein Ltd. appraisal that accompanies the piece states a value of $5,100.00, though its hard to measure value on something so unique we feel a fair estate price is $2,000.00. Don’t expect to find another like this as it may now be a one of a kind work of art.  Stock #e12033.

SOLD


December 11, 2018

Omega Speedmaster “reduced” 3539.50.00 full set $4,080.00 CAD. e12203

The iconic good looks of the Omega Professional Moonwatch in an ever so slightly smaller, more practical package, it’s called the Speedmaster “reduced”. Reduced comes from the fact it measures 39mm diameter compared to 42mm for the Pro. It’s arguably a more sensible option because it’s self winding (no need to remember to wind it up every morning) and it comes equipped with a synthetic sapphire crystal. The “Professional” still comes with the same plastic crystal it did 50 years ago. Wearing this watch everyday will ensure it always has around 40 hours of power reserve. These smaller Speedmasters are becoming more valuable all the time, especially since Omega isn’t producing them any longer. They still manufacture smaller Speedmasters but they lack the same black bezel, black dial combination of the this one and the big brother Professional. The closest current model is this 38mm version for $6,300.00 CAD. Nice watch for sure but it somehow lack the ultra clean purposefulness of the original design. Our latest estate Speedmaster is 100% complete as delivered November 2007 in Toronto. It comes complete with everything as shown including endorsed and dated warranty card (when was the last time you saw that?) The head of the watch is like new old stock. Not even the slightest ding on the sharp edged tachymetre bezel. The lugs still display their original crisp edges with contrasting brushed/high polished finish. The bracelet shows just a few light scratches on a couple of the bright centre sections. The buckle is showing a disproportionate amount of surface scuffs and scratches but we’ve decided to leave the entire watch in original condition. We can easily refinish the buckle and bracelet but remember, it can only truly be original once. The watch is powered by Omega’s calibre 3220 based on the ETA2892-A2 with a 12 hour chronograph mechanism on top. This modular movement arrangement is easily recognized because the crown is lower than the chronograph pushers. On the Professional, the crown and pushers are all on the same horizontal plane. Our Speedmaster reduced is running great, keeping excellent time with all functions operating as designed. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $4,080.00 CAD. Stock #e12203.

SOLD


December 9, 2018

Panerai Radiomir hand wind 3 day 47mm PAM00514 $6,470.00 CAD. e12227

Florence Italy has a long rich history of art, fashion, design and engineering. From Michelangelo’s David, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, to the headquarters of fashion icon Gucci. Florence is also the corporate headquarters to Panerai. Italy has a reputation of producing high quality and luxury. Giovanni Panerai (born 1825) Italian born watchmaker opened up Officine Panerai in 1860 and soon became the authorized dealer for some of the world’s most important watch brands including Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe. Although he achieved retail success, two things happened that altered the course of what was a great retailer/service center into the luxury brand it is today. The first was in 1900 when his grandson Guido Panerai signed the contract to become the official supplier of wristwatches and precision instruments for the Royal Italian Navy. Then in 1916 when Panerai invented Radiomir, a radium-based powder giving luminosity to dials and sighting instruments. After a request from the Italian Navy for a waterproof watch that kept excellent time and was easy to read under water, Panerai began working with Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf to develop the worlds first tool dive watch. The prototype Radiomir was released in 1936. Our latest estate watch is the Panerai Radiomir PAM00513. At 47mm diameter this isn’t a watch for the introvert, but at only 135 grams and 13.7mm thick it’s not difficult to wear. This Panerai takes it style cues from the original distinct cushion shaped watches of the 30s and features a traditional hand wind movement. Calibre p.3000 was developed completely in house and is used exclusively in Panerai products. Two large spring barrels allow an long 3 day power reserve with every full winding. The 21,600 frequency is a little slower than many modern automatics but its larger balance wheel, bigger overall component construction allow surprising accuracy with superior durability and reliability. The 160 components used in the construction are highly finished with great attention to detail. It’s both highly functional and beautiful to observe through the display case back.  The screw down crown and threaded case back provide a water resistant rating of 100 meters. Fitted to the case is the original distressed leather strap with signed Panerai stainless steel buckle. An interesting attribute of this watch is the time zone feature. When the crown is pulled out to the first position the hour hand can be independently set to a new “time zone” without affecting the minutes or seconds. Overall condition of the watch is very good. We believe the finish to be original, the highly polished case shows some minor scratches and scuffs that can easily be removed in only a few minutes if you wish. All the papers are in the box which is in pristine condition, even the cardboard delivery box is included. The Panerai PAM00514 is a current model still shown on the corporate website with a  price of $7,700.00 USD. Including our one year mechanical warranty the watch is estate priced at $6,470.00 CAD. Stock #e12227.

SOLD


December 7, 2018

Tag Heuer Link WT5150 Chronometer $2,500.00 CAD. e12112

When Tag Heuer remodeled the S/El (Sports Elegance) for the first time since the introduction in the late 1980s this was the result. The new Link series of watches ushered in the new millennium with a much bigger bold look that incorporated a solid 18 karat gold rotating bezel replacing the previous gold plated version. The gold found on the alternating links was also upgraded to a solid 18 karat gold cap covering the entire surface, front and back. The 1st generation gold plated bracelets would start to wear through after years of hard use. In 20 years since this model debuted we’ve never seen anyone wear through the 18 karat gold capped links. We decided to see just how thick the gold cap is by cutting a notch into an old link we had lying around from a different well used watch. From this photomicrograph it’s easy to see just how thick the cap is. The stainless steel core is easily distinguished from the gold cap. The gold cap on these watches is every bit as thick or thicker as what you’d find on any modern Omega or Breitling. This was a the top of the line model for Tag Heuer. The movement within the 42mm stainless steel case is a Tag Heuer modified 21 jewel ETA based 2892-A2. This movement has been certified to chronometer accuracy levels. You’d find the same movement is many Omega Seamaster chronometers of the period. We only lightly polished the rotating bezel and ultrasonically cleaned the case. The watch case and bracelet are in completely original condition having never been polished or refinished in any way. The bracelet is showing no stretch or sag. The previous owner owned a Rolex Submariner and only used this watch for dressier occasions, as such the condition is almost new. Keeping excellent time with the calendar function working as designed. A timeless white dial and contemporary 42mm diameter has this watch looking like it could have been purchased yesterday. The classic Tag Heuer sheild logo is easily recognized as one of the world’s most famous luxury watch brands. We are pleased to have this rare Tag Heuer Link chronometer as part of our estate collection. Digging through our old dealer catalogs from 2002 we found the quartz version of this watch had a retail price of $4,450.00 CAD, the automatic version must have cost at least $500.00 more. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is pleased to provide the new owner with a complimentary 1 year warranty. If you missed your opportunity to get one of these when they were new, here’s your chance. Tag Heuer no longer offer any gents Link models with even a trace of gold trim let along the ample application of rich 18 karat as found on this example. This watch was purchased brand new from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. It comes complete with everything from original delivery except the original warranty card. All the packaging is here along with the protective cardboard sleeve. Even the rare chronometer certificate is included. This rare Tag Heuer is estate priced at $2,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12112.

SOLD

 


December 4, 2018

Fortis B-42 GMT 649.10.148 $1,580.00 CAD. e11546

Since 1912 Fortis have quietly been producing high quality watches in Grenchen Switzerland. The independent family owned company still hand finishes every single watch they produce. According to the company website the only automated processes it uses are water resistance and accuracy testing. They were the first company to mass produce the now industry standard automatic winding wrist watch. Since the mid 1990s they have been the official watch of the Russian space agency. Fortis watches proudly proclaim their watches have been in space more than any other brand having orbited the earth more than 100,000 times. Fortis are also the choice of dozens of flight squadrons worldwide. Our latest estate example is a model designed with professional use in mind, the B-42 GMT. This watch is a no nonsense tool watch engineered for function, durability and reliability. Large easy to read luminous hands with Arabic hour markers are legible under any condition. A rotating 24 hour outer bezel plus an inner 24 hour chapter ring allows constant display of universal time in addition to 2 extra time zones. A calendar display coordinated with local time and a large day glow orange second hand add additional utility. This watch is rather rare and doesn’t come available for sale often. The original owner was an international pilot who purchased it in 2006 in Hong Kong. The second owner was an aircraft crew member who recently traded it in for a watch he has lusted after for many years. This watch has logged countless hours of trans ocean flight time. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers recently performed a full service to the ETA 2893-2  21 jewel movement in July 2018. A fresh service should keep the watch running accurately and reliably for 5 to 7 years before the next routine service is due. Comes complete with original box, instructions, endorsed warranty, original vendor service receipt from 2010, document pouch plus a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Our warranty covers all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by abuse or moisture. Overall watch condition is good for a professionally worn watch that is 16 years old. The case and bracelet show minor scratches and scuffs. Evidence of use can also be seen on the synthetic sapphire crystal and aluminum bezel insert in the form of light scratches and small dings. Estate priced at $1,580.00 CAD. Stock #e11546.

SOLD


December 3, 2018

Breitling B2 Chronometer Chronograph A42362 43.5mm $3,490.00 CAD. e11791

At $3,490.00 I think this Breitling is a genuine value. Try to find a high end Swiss watch offering so many features from one of the other luxury Swiss brands at this sort of price point. Large modern looking 43.5mm stainless steel case, certified chronometer grade Swiss automatic winding movement, 12 hour chronograph with 1/5 of a second timing capability, calendar, luminous dial markers/hands, compass heading rotating bezel, side rule calculator, synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating, threaded case back and beautiful white on black “panda” dial. In the light or dark this dial offers excellent legibility, even the chronograph registers are treated to bright luminous material.  All this plus the priceless reputation Breiltling have earned since 1884 producing some of the world’s most revered pilot and chronograph equipped watches. This is the first B2 that I remember seeing in our estate department and this one comes with something extra. We currently have it on a hardly worn perfect condition Breitling rubber strap with signed buckle; it also comes with its original stainless steel pilot bracelet with flip lock safety buckle. Switching to the metal bracelet gives the watch a much more serious professional look. If you have a large wrist a link or 2 may need to be ordered. This watch would be a great way to get into something a little more complicated than your ordinary time/date only timepiece. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,490.00 CAD. Stock #e11791.

SOLD

 


Omega Seamaster automatic 14765 34.5mm $1,400.00 CAD. e11289

Despite the Seamaster moniker and a 30 meter factory rating for water resistance, early Seamasters like this were not all that watertight. Even the stainless steel case proudly displayed the Seahorse logo and WATERPROOF embossed on the back. Rolex had their impressive and patented oyster case with screwed on case back  and crown; Omega needed a different approach to protect their watches from water. 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 all together 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 rubber gaskets failed over the years letting moisture in. This example while in excellent overall condition does show some minor evidence of moisture damage in the form of tiny specs on the original silver dial. These blemishes are very minor, practically invisible in most situations. Some surface rust on the two piece stem was removed while we performed the full overhaul to the original pink gold plated, 24 jewel, Omega in house calibre 552 in May of 2018. Now in perfect running condition the watch is keeping great time. This less in more watch is an exercise in basic timekeeping with a time only display of gold hands/markers with black highlights for extra contrast against the silver dial. Although this watch is only 34.5mm diameter the actual dial surface area looks larger than a 36mm Rolex Datejust because it lacks a thick bezel. When serviced we replaced the plastic crystal with a genuine Omega replacement. The original crown while no longer waterproof was retained to maintain the overall vintage look. 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 19mm brown Hirsch strap with gold plated buckle has this watch looking almost like new old stock. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e11289.

SOLD


December 2, 2018

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Co-Axial 2502.50 $3,980.00 CAD. e10268

e10268 Omega Aqua Terra 2502.50 001 e10268 Omega Aqua Terra 2502.50 002 One watch, two great looks. To truly appreciate this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Big Size Co-Axial Chronometer it’s important to know a bit of the Seamasters history. Omega introduced the Seamaster name to it’s line of water resistant watches in 1948. They were not the dive style watches that have become synonymous with the name Seamaster, but a line of dress watches that were waterproof. Ten years later, the iconic Omega Seamaster 300 was released, a watch designed specifically for divers and highly collectable today. It was released in direct competition to the Rolex Submariner. At this time of emerging sports watch designs the Seamaster was split in two lines; more sportier models like todays Professional versions and the dressier models. The Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra definitely falls in the dressier timepiece category. Originally released in 2003 the Aqua Terra was such a different look for Omega that it rapidly became one of the most discussed watches of the time as it uncommon to see a brand new model released by Omega. This new watch also contained a relatively new movement, the Omega Caliber 2500. The importance of the Omega Caliber 2500 is that it was one of the first movements that used Omega’s proprietary co-axial escapement. The escapement is often reffered to the heart beat of the movement due to the crucial responsibility of transferring coiled energy from the mainspring to the back and forth timekeeping elements of the balance wheel. The co-axial escapement used addition jewels and additional escape wheels. This radically new technology applied radial friction instead of sliding friction, reducing the amount of overall resistance on the escape wheel, resulting in less wear on the part and extended service intervals. This was the first practical improvement to the forked pallet escapement seen in over 200 years! Our Aqua Terra is called a Big Size due to a 42 mm stainless steel case. The watch comes with an original stainless steel bracelet and extra factory Omega brown leather strap with Omega factory clasp is included (an $800 value). The large black gloss dial is matched with the high polished indexes, broad arrow minute and hour hands all protected under a sapphire crystal. A contrasting high polish/brushed beveled case lugs finish off the casual look. Our Aqua Terra dates to 2007. The popularity of the Aqua Terra has steadily grown, even James Bond can be seen sporting a similar looking Aqua Terra in his most recent film. In great condition, complete with a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year mechanical warranty we are pleased to offer this Aqua Terra Big Size for the estate price of $3,980.00 CAD. Stock #e10268.

SOLD

 

 


Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch” like new 311.30.42.30.01.005 $4,590.00 CAD. e12152

Beside the Rolex Submariner and Daytona, Omega’s Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is just about our most requested estate watch. When they occasionally 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 for measuring units per hour. 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) even as styles and technologies have moved on. The complete package includes 2 substitute nylon straps, a handy tool for removing the spring bars, 2 replacement spring bars, a 4 times power eye loupe, over sized medallion replica case back, large travel case and foam lined outer box.  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 purchased Halloween 2016. It was only occasionally worn by a collector in rotation with other watches. Overall condition is practically like new, hardly a scuff or mark can be seen on the case and bracelet. The two extra straps that come included with the package have never even been removed from the original plastic sleeves. All of these photos are from the last like new Speedy that passed through our estate department. 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. Comes with everything original when delivered October 31 2016 from a Toronto area authorized agent. This is the current Moonwatch, and it’s still available from Omega. Buying a new example at your local Omega boutique in the U.S.A will set you back $5,250.00 USD. In Canada the dollar adjusted retail price is much better at $5,950.00 as seen on the Omega Canada website. Our example is estate priced at $4,590.00 CAD including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e12152.

SOLD

 


December 1, 2018

Breitling Chronomat Evolution C13356 $5,975.00 CAD. e11672

This watch will likely find a new home with the enthusiast who likely owns several other watches but nothing that looks like this. We see silver, black, white and blue dials with regularity, but this is only the second we’ve had with a rich burgundy face before. A perfectly matched crocodile leather strap with complementary 18 karat rose gold trim gives the watch a rich look like no other. The one and only previous owner occasionally used it in rotation with numerous others from his collection. Lightly worn and in original condition. The large 44mm case has never been polished or refinished in any way. Beating within the 300 meter water resistant case is the venerable Valjoux 7750 certified chronometer. This automatic 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 need to be returned to the manufacturer for service and replacement parts are readily available. It’s not uncommon for these robust mechanisms to go 10 years between servicing. The Chronomat Evolution has more than enough features to keep even a hard core watch geek entertained. A 12 hour 3 register chronograph is its primary additional feature to regular time keeping duties. Other details include a one way ratcheting 60 minute bezel timer, tachymeter scale for measuring units per hour, threaded pushers/crown/case back, curved synthetic sapphire crystal and signed deployment buckle. A continuous sweeping second hand plus 31 day calendar add some extra functionality and don’t forget about that beautiful face. It has 3 different textures applied to the rich burgundy dial. Luminous hands and hour plots give it a little extra utility in low or no light conditions. Watertight to 300 meters and made from high grade stainless steel allows use under any situation should the need arise. Model C13356 looks almost like new old stock. The highly polished case and solid 18 karat rose gold bezel are virtually scratch free, the synthetic sapphire crystal is perfect. The soft, anti-reflective crystal coating is showing only the most minor of scuffs. Purchased at an authorized Breitling in St. Maarten September 2009, it comes complete with all paperwork and packaging. A complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $5,975.00 CAD. Stock #e11672.

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Girard Perregaux 18kt. 17 jewel manual wind gents watch $750.00 CAD. e12113

Although the name Girard Perregaux may not be familiar with many, among watch collectors and connoisseurs it is recognized as one of the more important manufacturers. With a history going back over 2 centuries and current holder of 100 patents they are an innovative Swiss boutique watchmaker. They cater to those looking for exotic but less mainstream creations. We have only had a few GP watches come through our estate department over the years and this one we’ve seen before. In the winter of 2015 when we performed a full mechanical overhaul to the 1950s era 17 jewel ETA based calibre 1080 (GP 46B 513). The movement has been adjusted for positional error and is also shock protected. Running great and keeping good time for a watch that is likely around 65 years old. The hinged 27mm x 37mm case is made entirely of 18 karat rose gold weighing 13.2 grams including the light plastic crystal. At the current market price of $1,717.00 per ounce, the gold case alone contains over $500.00 CAD worth of gold. The wire lug design will require a leather strap to be glued closed after installation. We can order a variety of suitable leather straps for the new owner in the colour and texture of their choice. Buying a brand new solid 18 karat gold Girard Perregaux mechanical watch today will run you over $10,000.00. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this estate example is priced at only $750.00 CAD. Stock #e12113.

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November 30, 2018

Omega Speedmaster 311.32.40.30.01.001 numbered edition $4,600.00 CAD. e10661

Well before its Professional designation Omega introduced the basic Speedmaster in 1957. A purposefully designed watch with an easy to read dial, an integrated stopwatch feature and a tachymetre bezel scale for measuring units per hour. This numbered edition Speedmaster was inspired by the watch worn by astronaut Wally Shirra in 1962 as he orbited the earth during the Sigma 7 mission. It was the first Omega in space. To this day the Omega Speedmaster Professional is still flight qualified for manned space missions. True to the original Moonwatch this model is equipped with the hand wind, non hacking, 18 jewel Omega calibre 1861. This mechanism has been beating within Speedmaster cases since the late 1960s and to this day remains basically unchanged. Despite the somewhat slow 21600 (3 Hz) frequency these movements are extremely accurate. They also have legendary reliability under severe operating conditions. 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 right off the shelf from several local Houston area jewellers. NASA then proceeded to subject the watches to rigorous testing until all but 1 failed (including the Rolex Daytona). The watch that passed the extreme and sometimes destructive 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 special numbered edition was purchased at a Toronto authorized agent May 18 2017. The only evidence of use is a small amount of wear on the finish of the original 19mm brown leather strap. The minor patina of being worn only occasionally of use actually suits the vintage look of the watch perfectly. Included with purchase is the original instruction booklet, warranty card (valid until May 2019) and one of the nicest display boxes Omega ever included with a watch. The high gloss, blond tone, grained wooden box is simply beautiful, with hidden chrome hinges and push button release mechanism for the lid. Inside and out, this box is made as nicely as any high end piece of furniture.Speedmaster 311.32.40.30.01.001 is a current offering on the Omega website showing a Canadian retail price of $5,950.00. Including the original foam lined protective outer Omega box the watch is estate priced at $4,600.00 CAD. Stock #e10661.

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November 29, 2018

14kt. Omega 17 jewel Chronometer 30T2RG $2,900.00 CAD. e6736

One of the most collectible vintage Omega watches is anything equipped with the 30T2RG 17 jewel hand wind movement. The amazing little piece of 1940s horological technology helped secure Omega’s reputation for building some of the most accurate and reliable watches built. This calibre of movement was often entered into accuracy contests with such brands as Rolex, Patek Philippe and usually came out on top. The movement was timed and adjusted in 5 different positions and at different temperatures and still had to be at least 99.988 accurate to earn the coveted chronometer designation. Most mechanical watches today are not accurate enough to achieve this kind of result. The previous owner did some research on the watch asking the Omega archive department in Switzerland for some production details. They mailed him an extract from the archives showing the watch was delivered to Canada and production date was July 5th 1947. The document also shows the case was made in 14 karat gold which is a little unusual as most were made in 18 karat. The beautiful dial appears original with a creamy patina that matches the age. The gold leaf shaped hands along with the blued steel second hand are also nicely aged. The crown has been replaced with a generic substitute along with the new crystal, brown leather strap and more modern signed Omega buckle. We may never see one like this again. The case back has been hand engraved for a presentation in 1948. The 33mm diameter watch comes with a 1 year warranty and is estate priced at $2,900.00 CAD. Stock #e6736. 

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November 26, 2018

Cartier Panthere 18kt. & steel 29.5mm quartz $3,500.00 CAD. e11821

One of the key factors successful brands have in common is a consistent message. It can be as simple as a corporate logo, product look, colour scheme or unwavering commitment to design. All the great brands have a strong corporate look; Porsche, McDonalds, Google, Tim Hortons and many more companies have a look that defines the brand. Most children can name and recognize brands years before they know how to read or have even learned the letters of the alphabet. Swiss jeweller/watchmaker Cartier have been making a watch that looks like this since wrist watches debuted over 100 years ago. Very few consumer products have stood the test of time like the Cartier Tank shaped watch. This Panthere is a generous 29.5mm width making it perfect for the lady who likes a larger watch. Everything yellow on the watch is solid 18 karat gold. Unlike many luxury brands that only laminate a gold cap on a steel core, the links in this Cartier are completely solid through and through. The handy seconds hand and calendar display add some extra utility a pure dress watch can lack. The case shape, the blue cabochon crown, black Roman numerals with inner minute track and classic silver dial are all distinctive Cartier style details. It’s these details that define the look helping to make a Cartier among the most desirable watches in the world. A microscopic detail you may not even be aware of can usually be found on Cartier dials. A discreetly printed logo incorporated into one of the Roman numeral hour markers is a tiny detail often overlooked or poorly executed by counterfeits. Overall condition is very good. We believe the bracelet and case have never been refinished. We did a light polish only on the 18 karat gold bezel surrounding the synthetic sapphire crystal as it had a few light scratches. The full length bracelet shows no stretch and only a tiny amount of sag.The watch is running great, keeping excellent time with a fresh battery just installed. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this Cartier is estate priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11821.

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November 21, 2018

Omega Constellation “My Choice” 1561.71.00 $1,310.00 CAD. e10455

When Cindy Crawford became an Omega ambassador in 1995 she was asked for some design input with the flagship Constellation model. The subtle modifications turned into a separate line of ladies Constellations named, “My Choice”. Highly polished case and bracelets, thicker non tapered hands, pyramid shaped hour markers defined Cindy’s look. This example model 1561.71.00 comes with an upgraded natural mother of pearl dial. Just like Cindy this watch has aged very well. The highly polished case with neutral colour scheme dial and brushed finish Roman numeral bezel looks fresh and clean today just as it did over 20 years ago. A 22.5mm diameter case size may be a little petite by contemporary standards but the dressy sophisticated look suits it well. On a slender wrist the size is more than adequate. Highly polished reflective hands and markers show great contrast making the watch extremely legible. The Swiss quartz movement is running with the precision that Omega earned its reputation on. Comes complete with a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty and an Omega factory service/travel box. Estate price $1,310.00 CAD. Stock #e10455.

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November 19, 2018

Tag Heuer Carrera CAR2A80 43mm $4,100.00 CAD. e11879

I wonder if Jack Heuer (great grandson of the company’s founder) ever imagined that in over the half a century since he designed the original Carrera, it would still be one of the brands most sought after models. It’s incredible to think that the iconic 1964 design is still around looking basically the same. Calibre 1887 squarely places Tag-Heuer at the forefront of modern watch making technology. The 39 jewel column wheel chronograph movement is a miniature mechanical masterpiece comprising of 320 individual components working in perfect coordination. Although the design wasn’t completely developed by Tag Heuer, it’s been boldly re-engineered to a higher standard with greater performance. The column wheel chronograph is much more precise feeling compared to modular types seen in most automatic chronograph movements built by rival brands. Sophisticated, a pleasure to operate and beautiful to look at through the display back. It’s a movement that Tag Heuer is obviously very proud of. Our Carrera was purchased at Birks by the first and only owner in April of 2016 and was only worn a couple of times. There is no evidence of any use; not a single scuff on the black PVD stainless steel case or even the slightest stain on the black crocodile strap. The easy to use deployment buckle is simple to operate and helps extend the life of the beautiful red lined stitched edge strap. The 43mm case looks bigger thanks to the large face and lack of thick rotating bezel. Black dial with black metallic minute markers and red highlights are stealthy with a sporty edge as all Carrera should be. A discreet calendar display window is located at 3:00 o’clock providing a useful additional function. Comes complete with the original inner/outer box, endorsed Birks warranty card and instruction booklet. The watch is still covered under Birks extended warranty until the end of April 2019. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will supply an additional 1 year warranty. Estate priced at $4,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11879.

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November 13, 2018

Art Deco 10kt. gold filled Longines 9L 17 jewel $800.00 CAD. e11850

Not many of these have survived in excellent original condition. This watch dates from 1940 and it’s the best example we’ve ever seen of the popular Art Deco design. The fact that this one is a rose gold hue with matching dial is a really big plus. The 10 karat rose gold filled case is in almost new condition. It only shows some light surface scratches. After many years of wear the gold capped cases on these watches almost always show raw base metal on the exposed corners. Not so in the case of this estate example, every sharp edge is still 100% covered by rose gold. I don’t think this watch was used very much. The original dial and blued steel hands are in remarkable condition. No water stains, blemishes or rust marks. These watches were designed without water resistance in mind, no rubber gaskets, waterproof case tubes and not even a dust proof crown. As such very few survived in this sort of condition; even the original glass crystal is scratch free. The dual tone dial (rose/parchment) with excellent condition case make for a very attractive watch. While wrist watches were common place for women in the 1940s most men still preferred a traditional pocket watch. I’m sure the original owner was a very fashionable gentlemen who took pride wearing this cutting edge design. With measurements of 20mm x 44mm this watch would be great on the woman who loves Art Deco designs. The hand wind workhorse Longines 9L 17 jewel movement is working great and keeping good time. Included with purchase is a complimentary 1 year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by abuse or moisture. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will also provide a complimentary first service whenever needed for extra peace of mind. Not too expensive but definitely one of the most attractive watches we have in stock. Estate priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock #e11850.

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November 12, 2018

ORIS Der Meisterflieger pilot timer 01 749 7632 4194 $1,400.00 CAD. e9792

e9792.2 ORIS Der Meisterflieger Pilot Timer 01 749 7632 4194 006The champion aviator. That’s the English translation of Der Meisterflieger and it’s hard to argue that this Pilot Timer isn’t an impressive tool watch. Measuring 42.7mm in diameter with a bulky stainless steel case designed to resemble the instruments in a cockpit. The unique looking watch is equipped with an anti-reflective domed sapphire crystal, over sized locking crown, and mineral crystal screwed in display case back that extends beyond the edge of the watch case. The dial is what really makes the Der Meisterflieger stand out. Designed to be legible for pilots with the emphasis on minutes above all else. The hour hand is housed in the subdial at 3 o’clock, the second hand in the 9 o’clock sub-dial, and the date at 6 o’clock. The single hand of the dominate dial counts minutes with a secondary minute counter on the inner dial ring. This Cockpit Countdown is operated by the over sized vertical crown that must be lifted before use to prevent accidental adjustment. The inner minute rim spins in either direction to align with the current position of the minute hand and as the hand progresses the minutes are counted down to zero. A useful tool when combined with the flight logbook that accompanies the watch. Keeping a log book is required of all pilots as it’s used to record the minimum requirements for a certificate, rating, flight review, instrument proficiency check, and currency.e9792.1 ORIS Der Meisterflieger Pilot Timer 01 749 7632 4194 005 All of these dial features are made even more legible being fully luminous on a black background. The BC4 Pilot Timer is powered by Oris Swiss made 749 (based on SW2201) 28 jewel automatic movement with bi-directional wind and a 38 hour power reserve. The 749 runs at 28,800 vibrations per hour and is accompanied by a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. For the finishing touch of aviation inspired design the all brushed solid steel bracelet is equipped with a specialty clasp that mirrors the buckles of airplane seat belts. The watch is accompanied by a carrying case with outer box and all paperwork (dated 2012). The Pilot Timer is running well and the case and bracelet are in like new condition showing only a couple of light scuffs from being worn only occasionally. Estate price $1,400.00 CAD. Stock #e9792.e9792 ORIS Der Meisterflieger Pilot Timer 01 749 7632 4194 004

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November 10, 2018

Tag Heuer Formula 1 CAZ1014 43mm $1,050.00 CAD. e12060

Tag Heuer Formula 1 watches have come a long way since the line was introduced in 1986. The debut came toward the end of the quartz crisis that eliminated many Swiss watch manufacturers. In fact the Formula 1 was the first watch series released after Techniques d’Avant Garde (“TAG”) acquired the Heuer watch company. Heuer had became financially stressed as their traditional mechanically based product line had trouble competing with much lower priced Japanese imports like Seiko. It’s fair to say the brightly coloured, composite cased original Formula 1 watches helped save the company from insolvency. Our latest formula 1 dates 3 decades since the originals hit jewellers showcases in 1986. It benefits from 30 years of improvements. Screw down threaded crown, super hard synthetic sapphire crystal, advanced luminova glowing pigments and full 316l stainless steel construction are features the originals never had. I love the blue/orange colours that pay a not so subtle homage to Heuer and Tag Heuer’s racing association with Gulf dating back over half a century. Our latest F1 estate offering is in lightly worn almost new condition. The polished/brushed finish is completely original. Model CAZ1014.FC8196 comes complete with instruction booklet, endorsed warranty card (July 7 2016) and perfect condition inner/outer boxes. We’ve just installed a new battery to start you off fresh. The efficient and ultra precise quartz movement should run trouble free for many years to come. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this excellent condition Tag Heuer Formula 1 is estate priced at only $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e12060.

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November 2, 2018

Ladies Breitling Windrider 32 Cockpit B71356 $4,000.00 CAD. e11012

Watches have been getting larger for many years now. Even the extremely resistant to change Rolex has discontinued their 24 and 26mm oyster perpetual watches. Now 28mm is the smallest ladies Rolex with a date in the lineup. Breitling on the other hand have always been one of the first to offer larger models. While by no means large or over sized the Windrider 32 cockpit is an appropriately sized ladies watch given the sporty nature. Anything much smaller than 32mm would make the rotating timer bezel far less functional and the dial would become less legible. While clearly a sporting design model B71356 offers some dressier jewellery type details and features. There are plenty of 18 karat yellow gold trim sections and 8 subtle diamond hour markers on the beautiful textured champagne coloured dial. Luminous hands and hour plots plus a useful calendar enhance the day to day utility. Water resistant to 300 meters, certified chronometer Swiss made quartz movement, solid link pilot bracelet with fold over locking buckle, curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating are some of the features this overachieving ladies watch offers. Excellent condition showing just minor evidence of use in the form of light scratches. The Windrinder series is no longer offered on the corporate website but the similar Galactic 32 retails for $7,810.00 USD. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e11012.

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November 1, 2018

Cartier Pasha “big date” 2475 $3,120.00 CAD. e11740

Nice sized watch that could be worn by a man or a woman given its reasonable size of 35.5mm diameter. This is a good one, just the basics in clean classic Cartier style. Simple white dial with big Arabic numerals and hash marks, large blued steel luminous hands/markers allow easy time interpretation under all lighting conditions The continuously sweeping second hand and calendar with extra large display at 6:00 o’clock is a great feature for those of us with 40 plus year old eyes. An innovative canteen style crown guard adds an interesting style highlight as well as keeping the watch water resistant to 100 meters. The Swiss made automatic winding movement is keeping great time with all functions working as designed. Overall condition is very good to excellent. The stainless steel case and bracelet are showing some minor scuffs and scratches but the watch appears as if it was only occasionally used. Includes a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty covering all aspects of mechanical defects and failures except those caused by misuse or moisture. Removable links in the bracelet allow a fit of up to 7 1/2 inches. Extra links can always be obtained through Cartier for anyone with a larger wrist. This watch is estate priced at $3,120.00 CAD. Stock #e11740

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October 31, 2018

Omega Speedmaster 125th anniversary 378.0801 1780.002 $3,700.00 CAD. e11601

If you only collected Omega Speedmasters you’d have an amazing variety of some pretty cool timepieces. This is a notable, important watch that is seldom encountered and absolutely not appreciated as it should be. Back in 1973 Omega celebrated their 125th year of operation and selected the Speedmaster to commemorate this achievement. The July 1969 moon landing was still fresh in people’s minds, everyone had space fever. This watch captures the spirit and style of that moment in time. It’s a thick slice of early 1970s nostalgia. This wasn’t just a slightly modified version of an existing model Omega slapped a limited edition number on. Model 378.0801 / 78.0002 is completely unique. Its massive steel case (42.0mm x 52.5mm) was used only for this model, there is no other Omega that shares the same case, bracelet or chronometer grade calibre 1041 movement. It is rumored that Omega only produced just 2000 of these but that figure isn’t officially supported by Omega. Not only is it significant for being a rare anniversary model; it’s the world’s first automatic chronograph that is also a certified chronometer. While we’re at it, it’s worth mentioning this complicated watch is equipped with a useful calendar display along with a 24 dial located within the constant seconds display at 9:00. There wouldn’t be another automatic chronometer grade Speedmaster in Omega’s lineup for several decades. This example came to us from its original owner, in unrestored condition. It has no evidence of prior service or ever having been opened up aside from a case back gasket we replaced and for these photographs. Although it’s  working, the movement is bone dry and we’d suggest a full overhaul if it’s to be used regularly. Overall condition is good, it does show scuffs, scratches and dings on the case. The crystal has numerous tiny pits (mostly on the left hand side) perhaps caused by some welding splash. The excellent condition no stretch or sag original bracelet (1221/212) may be missing an adjustment link but should still accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 inches. This watch is a bit of a commitment to wear. Although there are larger watches available, few match the thick bulky feeling of the Speedmaster 125. After learning a little bit about this watch I’ve come to admire it even more. We’ve only encountered this model once before as an estate item. From what I’ve learned only the earliest examples have an engraved letter/number combination on the case back. The exact meaning of this code remains a mystery but it only appears to show up on early examples. The serial number on ours is the lowest I’ve ever seen 35,077,162. There are a hardcore group of Speedmaster 125th enthusiasts that have assembled some great information for this elusive Omega Chronograph. An interesting and informative website discussing the 125 can be seen here. Under the slightly pitted crystal appears to be an excellent condition flat black dial showing even patina tritium dial markers and hands. Wearing this watch everyday requires a strong arm as it weighs a substantial 192 grams and the case is a thick rectangular chunk. Forget about wearing it under a long sleeve shirt. It’s a great conversation piece and a watch you’re not likely to encounter on any other wrist. As mentioned previously; the watch is running well but is very dry and should be serviced if it’s going to be regularly used. A full overhaul to the movement will cost approximately $700.00 extra. This important watch is estate priced at $3,700.00 CAD. Stock #e11601.

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October 30, 2018

Omega Speedmaster 3513.33.00 39mm with rare dial $2,480.00 CAD. e12059

Speedmasters have been a core product for Omega since the 1950s. As the vintage watch collecting comes of age it’s possible to see early examples of originals selling for 6 figures. This watch is around 20 years old and comes with the most rare of all the dials available at the time. The silver/white guilloché design was always my favorite. In fact I wore an example of this very watch for several years. This is the first one we’ve had come through our estate department. At 39mm diameter these watches are very comfortable. The black tachymeter bezel scale is reminiscent of an early Rolex Daytona. Unlike an early Daytona this watch is available without taking out a 2nd mortgage to finance it. It’s also self winding with a handy 31 day calendar unlike an old Daytona. Powering the Speedmaster 3513.33.00 is an Omega modified Valjoux 7750. These workhorse movements are renowned for their reliability, serviceability and accuracy. The watch comes with it’s absolutely perfect condition inner and outer boxes. The matching serial/style number sticker is still on the outside box. Instructions, card holder, service booklet and Omega zip-lock bag are included. A complimentary 1 year warranty (prorated for 5 years) is included for the estate price of $2,480.00 CAD. Stock #e12059.

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October 27, 2018

Tag Heuer Autavia CBE2110-0 full kit & perfect $4,080.00 CAD. e12051

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 did a straight 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 watch just arrived from a long time Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers client, who found the 42mm case size and 16mm thickness slightly bulky. The dimensions to me really help 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 Autvia it’s easy to see that Tag Heuer got it right with this one. This image was taken from On The Dash. They are a fantastic online resource for any vintage Heuer fan. Our CBE2110-0 was delivered in the Toronto area by an authorized agent and comes with a complete endorsed warranty card dated September 4th 2018. This is NOT a grey market watch. Should there be a warranty issue of any kind Tag Heuer will look after this watch with the full support of the factory for the full period of warranty coverage (Sept. 2020). If you even decide to trade the watch in for something new, authorized agent paperwork always increases the trade in value.  This is the latest version with the updated 30 minute chronograph register. Early versions were only indexed with just 12 minute marks leaving you to interpret the other 18. The latest dial shows 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 a 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 micro mechanical 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. Tag Heuer’s Autavia CBE2110 carries a suggested retail price of $5,450.00 USD. We only have one and it’s only priced at $4,080.00 CAD. We ship duty free to most international destinations. Stock #e12051.

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October 24, 2018

Tag Heuer Link GMT automatic WJF2116 $1,795.00 CAD. e11004

The link series can trace its roots back to the introduction of the Sports Elegance models that debuted over 30 years ago in 1987. The early versions all featured a rotating timer bezel indexed for 60 minutes. As time went on the turning bezel became a fixed polished styling detail on many of the renamed Link models. The stationary bezel moved the watch in a dressier direction. Occasionally the bezel would feature a tachymeter scale or was lightly embossed with a minute scale. The GMT has the distinction of using the highly polished bezel as a display for a second time zone shown in a 24 hour format. The red arrow tipped additional hour hand can be independently set to show any time zone you like. A time zone feature is a great option for the world traveller who likes to keep track of home time as well as local time. All the regular Tag Heuer Link features are all still here; threaded crown, threaded case back, all stainless steel construction, curved synthetic sapphire crystal, integrated wishbone style bracelet with locking buckle and a Swiss made automatic winding 21 movement. The horizontally pin striped dial with faceted hour markers makes for a slightly dressier look. A red tipped second hand, small date window aperture on dial adds  some useful utility. The ETA 2893-2 GMT movement that lurks inside the 39mm case also serves duty in the Panerai Luminor GMT, Baume & Mercier and Sinn watches. Our example was purchased new a Birks downtown Toronto location in 2008. Complete with the Birks endorsed warranty card, instructions and the original inner/outer boxes. A complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty will protect the new owner against all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by abuse or damage by moisture. Running great, keeping excellent time with all functions  working as designed the watch is estate priced at $1,795.00 CAD. Stock #e11004.

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October 23, 2018

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Quartz 38.5mm WAF1113 $1,090.00 CAD. e11907

Many guys aspire to own a high end luxury Swiss watch, it’s something in our DNA. The reality of life and household budgets sometimes get in the way however. Dropping 5 figures on your Holy Grail timepiece can sometimes be out of reach. A good quality estate watch can be the stepping stone to your ultimate timepiece down the road. A Tag Heuer Aquaracer makes a great starting point. You can take advantage of a significant discount compared to buying brand new plus you can have confidence in our one year mechanical warranty 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 WAF1113 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 sport 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 divers extension. The movement is a Swiss made, ultra accurate battery operated quartz movement. Tag Heuer quartz mechanisms typically keep time within a few seconds per month, only requiring servicing once every decade or so. I love the green/red logo that this Aqua racer still proudly displays. Most current Tag Heuer only show a simplified one colour stenciled logo. A one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty comes included. Estate priced at $1,090.00 CAD. Stock #e11907.

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October 21, 2018

Breitling Skyracer A27362 $4,600.00 CAD. e11179

e10137-breitling-skyracer-a27362Breiting’s 44mm Skyracer is one of the more complicated watches out there but at the same time it’s a little easier to use than many chronograph equipped watches. Elapsed time calculations are very straight forward as the display doesn’t rely on multiple totalizer style registers. The chronograph simply reads like a regular watch with zero elapsed time shown by the small left side register as 12:00. As an example 2.39.10 elapsed time is shown like this.e10137-breitling-skyracer-a27362-001 The 2 large centre sweep hands can be read to exactly interpret timed minutes, seconds and fractions of a second. Large easy to control start, stop and reset buttons make this chronograph a pleasure to operate. An outside 60 minute timer provides additional timing capabilities. The logically laid out dial places the calendar display at the 6 position adding to the balanced look of the dial. For the really keen watch fanatic a circular slide rule adds some mathematical ability, performing calculations and conversions aiding in navigation in relation to time. Fuel consumption, distance traveled, speed, climb rates and more can be determined using the cleverly incorporated device. Our blue dial example complete as when it was delivered new in 2010. The watch is in great condition showing no significant signs of wear and tear. The brightly polished case and bracelet are absent of any scratches or scuffs. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty model A27362 is estate priced at $4,600.00 CAD. Stock #e11179.e10137-breitling-skyracer-a27362-blue-dial

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October 17, 2018

Zenith El Primero Stratos Flyback Felix Baumgartner 03.2066.405 $6,800.00 CAD. e10737

Zenith may not be the most recognized watch manufacturer, but to people who know watches they’re one of the most revered brands out of Switzerland. Zenith is a company with a history going back over 150 years. As with many mechanical watches it’s what beats inside the case that is so fascinating. The legendary El Primero automatic movement that powers the Stratos Felix Baumgartner edition 03.2066.405 has been the pinnacle of high performance chronographs since it debuted almost 50 years ago. Zenith have supplied this movement to many other luxury brands who do not manufacture their own chronograph movements in house. For many years even the iconic Rolex Daytona was powered by a Zenith El Primero mechanism. Calibre 405 comprises of 331 components all working in perfect unison. Running at the super high frequency of 36000 vibrations per hour (25% faster than most chronometers) allows timing accuracy to 1/10th of a second. It also provides the smoothest running sweep second hand you’ll ever see. The “Flyback” feature goes a step further. This attribute allows an instantaneous reset/start of the stopwatch without having to stop it first. A one way 46.5mm diameter ratcheting bezel with 60 minute insert provides an additional timer function when 1/10 accuracy isn’t necessary. Synthetic sapphire antiglare crystal, telemeter scale, calendar, threaded crown, water resistance to 100 meters, folding/locking deployment buckle are just a few of the many features the Stratos showcases. Never heard of Felix Baumgartner; well he’s the guy who jumped out of a perfectly good helium filled balloon at over 127,000 feet. During his free fall he reached a speed of close to 850 miles per hour or Mach 1.25. His image is embossed of the case back of this special timepiece.The watch is in very good condition showing only subtle signs of previous use. Comes complete with a contemporary Zenith box (although it is for a different model) and a never installed royal blue strap if you deicide you’d like a more colourful look. A complementary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for the next owner. Estate priced at $6,800.00. Stock #e10737.

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October 13, 2018

Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CJF2110 $2,480.00 CAD. e11184

Classic looking Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CJF2110. It’s got everything the watch enthusiast is looking for; iconic looks, generous 42mm case size, Swiss made automatic movement, historically significant brand, functional black dial and a do it all design. The Link series has been Tag Heuer’s dressy model since the line was introduced as the Sports Elegance over 30 years ago. The 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 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. The bracelet shows no measurable stretch or sag. This watch was purchased brand new from us in 2009. Included with purchase is a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty, original Tag Heuer clam shell box (outer box missing its lid), operating instructions and the original warranty card. Estate priced at $2,489.00. Stock #e11184.

SOLD

 


October 11, 2018

Ladies Tag Heuer Link WJ1316-0 $1,200.00 CAD. e11652

Tag Heuer’s Link series of watches have always bridged the gap between hard core sport design and dressy. Our latest estate Tag Heuer may be one of the last to incorporate the sporting features that made the brand so popular. Current ladies Link watches have lost the threaded crown that lowers the water resistant qualities to 100 meters compared to 200 meters for our estate example. The new version also lacks the one way ratcheting timer bezel, fliplock safety buckle and luminous hands. While these missing features may not seem too important from an ordinary use perspective, I can’t help but think the new models have lost some of the DNA that made Tag Heuer one of the most popular brands in the entry level Swiss luxury segment. This watch still can get the job done in a demanding environment or at your next dress up event. The pale blue mother of pearl dial is very sophisticated, the faceted hour markers offer surprising function and contrast. We recently performed a full technical revision to the high precision Swiss quartz mechanism. It’s keeping perfect time and should be good for at least 10 years before its next service is due. Included with our service is a fresh Swiss battery and vacuum test so you can be confident wearing it under any situation. The stainless steel bracelet has been polished to a mirror finish with contrasting brushed texture on the case. When last available this watch had a retail price of $2,100.00 USD. Including our 1 year in house warranty it is estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11652.

SOLD


October 9, 2018

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch 311.33.42.30.01.001 $4,165.00 CAD. e11993

Beside the Rolex Submariner and Daytona, Omega’s Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is just about our most requested estate watch. When they occasionally 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 for measuring units per hour. 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 for the slightly over the top elaborate packaging). The complete package includes 2 substitute nylon straps, a handy tool for removing the spring bars, 4 replacement spring bars, a 4 times power eye loupe, over sized medallion replica case back, large travel case and foam lined outer box.  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 purchased in the fall of 2016 at Yorkdale shopping centre Toronto from an authorized agent. It was only rarely used and is in like new condition. The only flaw we can find is on the deployment buckle. The Omega logo located on the back got snagged on something and was torn off. The tiny little bit that was left behind could easily be removed without evidence of ever being there. The beautiful black crocodile strap looks like new showing practically no evidence of use. We usually get Speedmasters with the stainless steel bracelet but this strap example looks great. The leather definitely gives the watch a dressier look and I love it. The mechanical deployment buckle makes getting it on and off a litteral snap, not to mention it greatly extends the life of the expensive leather strap. Overall condition is practically like new, never polished, only a few minor scuffs can be seen on the buckle and case. The two extra straps that come included with the package have never even been removed from the original plastic sleeves. 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. This is NOT a grey market watch. Buying a brand new example at you local Omega boutique will set you back $6,1000.00 as seen on the Omega Canada website. Our example is estate priced at $4,165.00 CAD. Stock #e11993.

SOLD

 


October 7, 2018

Omega James Bond Seamaster 41mm 2541.80.00 $2,700.00 CAD. e11894

Our customer’s can’t get enough of these 1st generation James Bond Seamasters. When of current production they were the most popular Omega models by a mile. As Omega agents in the 1990s we would always have at least a couple in stock in both quartz and automatic of both the large and mid sized. Since they were replaced by the co-axial versions in 2007 originals have seen steady price increases. Collectors of James Bond memorabilia and watches in general love these early examples with the simple printed hour plots. It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s an automatic or quartz models; as soon as we get one it doesn’t take long for it to find a new home. Coming in as a one owner complete set is becoming a rare event for one of these. Our latest quartz model 2541.80.00 was purchased by the original Canadian soldier owner on his way back from a tour of Afghanistan in November of 2006. Included with the watch is the original receipt from the Dubai International Airport showing a purchase price of $4.715.00 Dirhams, approximately $1,716.00 CAD at today’s exchange rate. The watch is in its original unrestored condition. It exhibits some wear and tear typical of a 12 year old watch. Bracelet and case are showing scuffs and scratches but nothing deep or distracting. The aluminum bezel insert has a few very minor dings but hasn’t faded at all. The dial, hands and curved synthetic sapphire are 100% perfect. Seamaster Professionals have always been known for one of the most luminous dials in the dark. A feature the quartz models have that the standard automatic movements lack is a rapid timezone adjustment. The hour hand can be moved independently without affecting the minute or second hand. This allows the wearer to change time zones or the calendar display backwards or forward without loosing even a second from the extremely accurate Omega Swiss Quartz movement. This watch was purchased in late 2006 making it one of the last of the first generation original James Bond Seamasters. The watch is running perfectly and comes with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $2,700.00 CAD. Stock #e11894.

SOLD

 


October 4, 2018

Breitling SuperOcean A17390 $3,180.00 CAD. e11201

It’s called a SuperOcean for good reason. It’s a “super” capable diver watch with everything the sport watch aficionado could be looking for. One of the most impressive things you’ll notice is the water resistant depth rating on the dial of 6600 feet. That should be plenty for the typical recreational diver who is not likely to exceed much more than 100 feet. Overbuilt in almost every way the 44mm watch also is equipped with an automatic helium escape valve. It’s another feature that 99.9% of divers will never need. It’s there just on the off chance you decide to do a really really deep dive that requires living in a diving bell breathing a pressurized mixture of helium and oxygen for an extended period of time. The pressurized helium gas can penetrate the case gaskets and push the crystal out when decompressing if the watch isn’t equipped with a helium escape valve. It does make for an interesting conversation point if someone asks what the little button on the side is for. The rest of the watch is typical high end stuff. Certified chronometer grade automatic winding Swiss movement, super hard curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, threaded crown/case back, one way ratcheting timer bezel and a heavy solid link bracelet with double lock. I love the diagonal shape of the bracelet links and the fact that each one is secured with 2 screws. Very good overall condition with a fresh full service from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers done in January 2018. A well used Breitling box and a one year warranty come included for the estate price of $3,180.00 CAD. Stock #e11201.

SOLD

 


September 30, 2018

Damasko DA44 Day Date Dual Time 42mm $1,520.00 CAD. e11651

Damasko is a German watch company that specializes in the manufacture of mechanical watches. They pay special attention to refining and improving current designs, adapting these changes into their production focusing on durability and longevity. Their full story can be seen at www.damaskousa.com This particular model DA44 is a no nonsense dual time, day/date model. Aside from the basic 3 hand time function it comes with a day/date calendar, a second time zone display incorporated into the bidirectional rotating bezel along with luminous hands and hour markers. The threaded case back and crown ensure water resistance to 300 feet. The extra hard sapphire crystal  has a special anti reflective coating on both sides to reduce glare. The watch itself measures 40mm diameter but the easy to turn bezel adds 2mm of diameter. If an over engineered, extremely well made mechanical watch appeals to you give the Damasko DA44 some thought. Perfect condition showing no evidence of use and fitted with a brand new leather strap. This example comes with Damasko’s proprietary PVD coating that is said to be 4 times harder than the stainless steel case it covers. The flat black coating gives the watch an edgy, stealthy military look. Comes complete with all the original packaging, instructions, warranty, boxes etc. The watch was fully serviced June 2018 and comes with the balance of the 2 year warranty.Estate price $1,520.00 CAD. Stock #e11651.

SOLD


September 27, 2018

Omega Seamaster James Bond Ltd. Ed. 212.30.41.20.01.005 $5,500.00 CAD. e12018

Since introduced way back in 1993 the Omega Seamaster “James Bond” series of Seamaster 300 Professionals have been one of the brands best selling models. High quality, extreme capabilities and of course their appearances in many Bond films didn’t hurt either. When originally introduced the full sized automatic version carried a list price of $2,600.00 CAD. Original condition examples today sell for more than twice the original price. Over the past 26 years the watch has remained much the same but its specifications have evolved to an even higher degree. The original ETA 2892-A2 chronometer movement has been upgraded to Co-Axial status using Omega’s calibre 2507 that promises even greater accuracy and extended service intervals. The bracelet is now as good as any available. Gone are the bushed rivets connecting the adjustable links in favor of cap screws that lock in a solid steel in place. The flat finish embossed wave pattern dial has been replaced with a beautiful gloss black finish. Simple printed logo and dial markers are now silver framed and individually applied. The aluminum bezel insert has been upgraded to fade proof super scratch resistant ceramic. The current Seamaster is a no compromise timepiece able to compete with any model from any manufacturer. Model 212.30.41.20.01.005 was limited edition model commemorating the 50th anniversary of James Bond. Our example was purchased new from an authorized Omega agent in the Cayman Islands in September 2012 and comes complete with all of its original documentation, instructions, warranty card and plastic hang tag with matching serial/model number. The limited edition features embossed 007 diagonal pattern across the glossy black dial and the 50 minute index on the ceramic bezel is coloured red. The engraved riffling pattern on the case back has a small display window in the centre revealing what looks like the bottom of a bullet attached to the rotor axle. The bullet reads JAMES BONDS 50 YEARS. As the rotor turns inside the watch the bullet spins as a real bullet would travelling down a gun barrel. The watch comes with its original secret release/compartment box and individually numbered limited edition certificate booklet #3204 of 11007.  The outer box also included is in perfect condition. This watch has never been polished or refinished in any way, it’s condition can practically be described as new old stock. Only under extreme scrutiny can any evidence of wear be seen. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide a one year complimentary warranty for the new owner. This watch is estate priced at $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12018.

SOLD


September 16, 2018

Vintage 1970 Omega Chronostop 34.5mm 146.010 $1,500.00 CAD. e11849

There is nothing more attractive to a watch nerd than the look of a beautiful hand wind mechanical movement. For the total analogue watch experience you can’t do much better than a vintage Omega from the 1960s or 70s. The Omega  calibre 920 is a 17 jewel time and calendar equipped mechanism with the added feature of a seconds hand than can be reset to zero anytime you need to time a short event lasting 1 minute or less. The bright orange second hand can remain stationary at the 12:00 o’clock position waiting to be used while the watch is still running. It’s a specialized movement only used in Omega’s Chronostop series of watch and the Panerai Radiomir Seconds Counter watch. Not only is this a rare watch it appears to have only been serviced only twice since leaving Omega’s Swiss factory in 1970. The most recent service was in December of 2018 by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. The entire movement was carefully disassembled cleaned, oiled, reassembled and calibrated for accuracy. While we were at it a new genuine Omega crystal was fitted plus a new case back gasket installed. It is so nice to see a movement in like new condition without the telltale signs of sloppy service in the form of scratches to the pink gold plated plates and polished screw heads. Despite pushing 50 years old the movement looks like new. The case and dial are also in great condition. The tritium luminous plots are mostly intact and the original hands are very nice especially the bright orange seconds hand. For a finishing touch we fitted the watch with a period correct new old stock vintage stainless steel Champion bracelet with fold over buckle. The bracelet really locks in the old school look. At 34.5mm this watch could easily be worn by lady or gentleman. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty covering all types of mechanical failure except those caused by moisture the watch is estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11849.

SOLD


September 14, 2018

Tag Heuer 2000 Classic chronograph CK1112-0 $1,040.00 CAD. e11932

You could spend a similar amount of money on a good quality regular watch or you could get into one of the world’s great brands for just a little more. Tag Heuer have been a leading manufacturer in luxury sporting watches with a focus on automotive racing for many decades. They’ve been involved with Formula 1 racing as an official timer and many of their watches were named after famous racing circuits. The 2000 classic CK1112-0 has parent company Heuer DNA running through it’s high quality Swiss quartz movement. The super accurate chronograph movement is able to record up to 12 hours of elapsed time with 1/10th of a second accuracy. It also has a lap time feature plus a calendar. A quick glance of the easy to read contrasting hands and markers makes time interpretation a snap. A time zone feature allows changes to the hour hand without stopping or altering the minutes and seconds. The ratcheting 60 minute timer bezel allows convenient additional timing capabilities when a 1/10 of a second accuracy isn’t necessary. Timing a parking meter, timing the perfect barbequed steak, lunch hours and of course scuba diving are just a few of the things the bezel timer works well for. Water resistant to 200 meters, screw down crown/case back, synthetic sapphire crystal, all stainless steel construction, double locking buckle with diver extension all contribute to making this 38mm diameter watch a do it all in any situation time keeper. Good overall condition with signs of wear and tear. The sapphire crystal has a few pits from what looks like welding splash. I really like the perfect condition silver on royal blue “panda” dial with lovely tritium luminous hands and dial markers. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers performed a full overhaul on the mechanism in June of 2018. With the fresh service we’d expect the watch to run trouble free for the next decade or so. Including a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $1040.00 CAD.

SOLD


September 10, 2018

Tag Heuer Carrera 36mm WBG1311 $1,990.00 CAD. e11748

Not too many years ago a 36mm was fairly standard for a gents sized watch. Today a 36mm case size is the domain of the “mid size” model suitable for the slimmer gentleman’s wrist or a lady that likes something slightly larger without pushing it. This quartz powered Carrera was purchased earlier this year at the Tag Heuer boutique on 5th Avenue in New York City. At the time of purchase the original owner bought an additional black leather strap for $145.00 USD to switch up the look, although it has never even been installed. The Carrera design goes back to the early 1960s; today they are among some of the most collectible watches around. Model WBG1311 has the same basic case design as the originals with sharp edged tapered lugs and purposeful clean looks. This example was only used a couple of times by the previous owner. The condition is as good as any new old stock display item. It shows only the most faint evidence of use in the form of a couple of  light scuffs on the stainless steel case and leather strap. The custom fitted straps with an integrated metal lug fitting seamlessly blend with the case resulting in a modern look. The locking deployment buckle is easy to use and extends the strap life significantly. The inside of both straps is laminated with a water/sweat proof black rubber lining that should help keep the watch in place and further add to extended durability. Comes complete with original inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card, instruction booklet, extra never used black Tag Heuer strap and the bill of previous sale. Original bill of sale shows a purchase price of $2,050.00 USD plus New York state sales tax. Including the balance of the Tag Heuer 2 year warranty (expiring in the spring of 2020) the watch is estate priced at $1.980.00 CAD. Stock #e11748.

SOLD


September 7, 2018

Breitling SuperOcean A17345 $2,375.00 CAD. e10452

Are you tired of having to take off your watch every time you wash your car or when you’re splashing around with the kids in the Mr. Turtle pool? The Breitling SuperOcean A17345 should be up to the task. This hard core sport/diver watch is water resistant to 5000 feet! The pressure at such a depth is almost 2200 pounds per square inch. To put that into perspective, the force exerted on the crystal of this watch at 5000 feet under water is equal to the weight of a small Chevrolet. Needless to say this watch is quite a bit over-engineered for most people. The 41.5mm stainless steel case houses a 25 jewel Breitling calibre 17 (based on an ETA 2824-2). The robust Swiss made automatic movement has been upgraded and modified by Breitling’s in house watchmakers to officially certified chronometer specification. The class standard black dial with luminous hands and Arabic hour markers prove easy to read at a quick glance under all lighting conditions. Attached to the case is an original Professional bracelet with a 1 inch diver extension and fold over locking buckle. When current this model  was Breitlings most purposeful design, built strictly to perform its duties under severe conditions. It came equipped from the factory with a synthetic sapphire crystal, one way ratcheting bezel indexed for 60 minutes, threaded crown and case back. A discreet helium escape valve located on the case edge will only ever be used by the most serious of professional divers but it’s a cool gadget and an interesting conversation piece. Certainly worn but definitely not worn-out the watch exhibits some signs of wear and tear. Minor scratches and small dings have been mostly polished away when our service department performed a full case/bracelet refinishing. Comes with our Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. It’s ready to go with many more years of trusty service left, estate priced at $2,375.00 CAD. Stock #e10452.

SOLD

 

 


September 1, 2018

Tag Heuer Link WJ1110-0 never worn $1,680.00 CAD. e11747

An entry level Tag Heuer Link has a suggested retail price of $2200.00 USD. Looking back at an old Canadian catalogue from 2010 when this watch was new shows it had a Canadian retail price of $2,200.00 also. The USD was trading at par with the Canadian dollar back then but today it costs over 30% more to buy an American dollar. Wouldn’t it be nice to travel back and buy those US dollars at par? While that’s not possible you can buy this never worn Tag Heuer Link WJ1110-0 from 2010 at a significant discount to it’s original price. You get the same warranty as new and all the packaging as when new.   This watch was received as a corporate award for “excellence in responsible care” but never used by the recipient. It sat in a box for 8 years, the bracelet wasn’t even adjusted in length. It comes complete with protective plastic stickers covering the crystal/bezel, buckle and case back. The Link series of watches is the elegant sport model for the luxury Swiss brand. Dressy yes but more than capable with a water resistance rating of 200 meters, dive time bezel, threaded crown/case back, locking buckle and high grade stainless steel construction. Black dial with luminous hands and markers are always a popular choice. The straight hands and hour markers are faceted along their length marking the display much easier to read. This little faceting trick results in twice the reflective potential. The Link series of watches have been the core upscale product for Tag Heuer for over 30 years. This is a look that Tag Heuer have been know for and has often been imitated by other brands. Including a 2 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this watch is estate priced at $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e11747.

SOLD


August 31, 2018

Tag Heuer AquaRacer WAP1110.FT6029 $1,050.00 CAD. e11594

Just 84 grams and 39mm diameter makes for a watch that you’ll forget you’re even wearing. Forgetting you’re wearing it shouldn’t be a problem because its ultra reliable Swiss quartz movement is up for virtually anything you could possibly be doing. The stainless steel case is water resistant to 200 meters and is equipped with a threaded crown and case back. Calendar, second hand and rotating timer bezel add some very handy extra utility. Tag Heuer’s newer entry level AquaRacer with rubber strap uses a basic “tang” type buckle whereas AquaRacer WAP1110.FT6029 is equipped with a more luxurious quick adjust deployment buckle. Watch is in very good condition looking completely original and never polished. The only sign of use besides a few light scratches on the polished bezel studs and case sides is a pretty good scratch on the edge of the rotating bezel at exactly 12:00 o’clock. The blemish is far less visible in person. Comes with a Tag Heuer box and a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. When this watch was new it carried a suggested retail price of $1600.00 USD. Our estate price is $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e11594.

SOLD


August 30, 2018

Breitling Navitimer B01 PanAmerican 46mm AB0127E3/BE81 & extra strap/buckle $8,989.00 CAD. e11913

Even though Breitling have been around since 1884 and make some very popular sports and pilot watches, they have never produced their own mechanical movements until the B01. Like may companies they modify and upgrade existing high quality mechanisms from Swiss suppliers like ETA and Valjoux. Breitling certify every movement leaving their factory is compliant to 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 this Navitimer Panamerican Limited Edition 46 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 have their Daytona Cosmograph and Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch. If there is one watch Breiting aficionados hold near and dear it’s the Navitimer. Since 1952 it has been considered one of the finest pilot watches available. While the Daytona and Speedmaster have a fixed tachymeter scale handy for measuring units per hour, the Navitimer comes with a rotating slide rule. This nifty little tool can do anything from calculating the tip needed on a restaurant bill, to calculating fuel consumption rates, air speed calculations or a multitude of other mathematical formulas. Included with the watch is a full set of instructions outlining its various functions. It’s not a simple dial; there’s a lot of very tiny numbers to interpret but it certainly has a very professional look about it. Navitimers make rare appearances in our estate department and this is the first and likely the last time we’ll see such a rare limited edition. The dark chocolate on black dial is absolutely beautiful. With the original brown leather strap attached the dial appears more brown; when the accessory black rubber strap is fitted the black of the dial is the dominant colour. The watch is in excellent condition, showing like new old stock. It was seldom worn by its previous collector owner. The super soft flexible Breitling rubber strap is secured by a stainless steel OEM deployment buckle with a slick sliding micro adjustment feature. The clever device allows tiny adjustments in strap length for those days when a little extra room is required. The watch was purchased in 2017 at a Canadian authorized agent. This is not a grey market watch, it’s 100% covered by Breitling’s 5 year international warranty valid until September 2022. A more complete example is going to be difficult to find. Every document, brochure comes included along with the inner/outer box. The package even comes with a large Breitling shopping bag. If you’ve always wanted a Navitimer, this is the one to get. Being a limited edition (#764 of 1000) means you’ll not likely ever see anyone else with one. When available new this watch carried a suggested retail price of $8,315.00 USD and the extra accessory buckle/strap cost at least an extra $500.00 or more. Like new condition and estate priced at $8,989.00 CAD. Stock #e11913.

SOLD


August 24, 2018

Breitling SuperOcean II 42mm A17365D1 $3,890.00 CAD. e11846

Breitling SA 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 42mm Breitling SuperOcean II 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 A17365D1 flaunts  a water resistance rating of 500 meters for the world to see in white text on the beautiful blue radial finish dial A handy unidirectional all steel timer bezel has easy to read raised Arabic numbers at the quarter hours and a luminous dot at 12 o:clock. At some point since the watch was purchased the previous owner swapped out the factory delivered rubber strap with Breitling’s new mesh bracelet. This new upgraded bracelet with flip lock buckle certainly gives the 2016 watch a unique look with a vintage flair. There is nothing better for an easy reading dial than large white Arabic hour markers. In bright light or no light, time interpretation is a snap with this dial. The watch is in near perfect condition. The mesh bracelet comes with its full compliments of adjusting links to fit a wrist of almost 9 inches. Comes with the original inner/outer boxes, warranty card dated 2016-01-06, chronometer certificate and booklet, all in excellent condition. A complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for the estate price of $3,890.00 CAD.  Stock #e11846.

SOLD


August 21, 2018

Omega DeVille Chronoscope 4850.50.31. $4,500.00 CAD. e8051

Omega’s De Ville Chronoscope 4850.50.31 on the black padded crocodile strap has got to be one of the most striking watches ever produced by the 170 year old Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. From the large 41mm polished stainless steel case, to the beautiful “smiley face” white on black dial, this watch has almost too many great details to mention. The dial is a miniature work of art. Counter sunk circular graining on the chronograph registers, faceted  hour markers, applied Omega logo, delicately framed large calendar window, luminous hands, beautiful raised text printing, the dial really twinkles as the watch is worn. As pretty as the outside is, the inner works are an exercise in mechanical art. Omega’s 37 jewel calibre 3313 keeps time to chronometer level accuracy with a long 52 hour power reserve. The clear display case back reveals the highly engineered, beautifully decorated automatic movement for all to see. An easy to use, locking deployment buckle is contoured to the shape of your wrist making the watch a treat to wear. Purchased brand new from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in March 2010. It is in almost new condition showing very little wear of any kind. Comes complete with all of the original packaging, instructions and endorsed warranty card. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will cover the watch with our 1 year in house warranty. Before this model was retired it carried a retail price of $7,300.00 USD. Our estate price is only $4,500.00 CAD. Stock #e8051.

SOLD

 


August 15, 2018

Lady’s Oris 01 561 7656 4061 never worn $700.00 CAD. e11642

It’s not a Cartier and it’s not a Franck Muller, it’s an Oris. Aside from people who are really into watches Oris may be an unknown Swiss brand to many. They’ve been going about their business producing quality watches since 1904. The founding partners focus on simple, reliable, durable, pin lever movements quickly paid off. By 1911 they employed a remarkable 300 people making them one of the biggest employers in the area. By the end of the 1960s Oris employed 800 and was one of the top ten largest watch producers in Switzerland. A decade or so later the company was purchased by The Swatch Group who re-purposed the factory for production of very inexpensive watches attempting to survive the quartz revolution. Swatch realized the mistake they’d made and scrambled to rebuild the historic brand with a focus on robust now fully jewelled mechanical movements. Thankfully the Japanese market obsessed with mechanical watches in the 80s and appreciated the quality and value Oris offered. The Asian market was buying Oris watches as quickly as the factory could produce them. In North America Oris have always been a compelling alternative to the popular and more expensive top of mind brands. They offer all the quality and performance for a reduced price. Our latest Oris estate watch has never been worn before. Brand new scuff and scratch free like new condition. Its mid sized, curved rectangular case is made completely from high grade stainless steel measuring 24.5mm x 37.0mm. The highly polished finish is subtly contrasted with brushed highlights. Curved synthetic sapphire crystal, silver/white guilloche dial with navy blue hour markers and hands make a striking statement. The display back reveals the calendar equipped 25 jewel automatic winding movement that is keeping great time. Finding a signed, locking, deployment buckle on watches in this price range is not the norm. This watch when in current production had a suggested retail price of $1650.00 USD. Including a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, original packaging and booklets the watch is estate priced at only $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11642.

SOLD


August 14, 2018

Omega Seamaster Professional James Bond 2531.80.00 $3,000.00 CAD. e9781

The Omega Seamaster Professional 2531.80.00 was introduced in 1993. After very obvious product placement appearances in the 1995 Golden Eye, this model became known thereafter as the James Bond watch. The same watch appeared in several Bond movies since and to this day Omega is the preferred brand of everyone’s favorite secret agent. The design came in two sizes with either a quartz or automatic movement. This one, the full size automatic is the one that everyone wants. Measuring 41mm diameter you can’t call this watch oversized but 25 years after its introduction it’s still the right size when compared to the many 45mm plus size watches on the market today. It’s more than capable with a 1000 foot water resistance depth rating, heavy solid link bracelet construction, one way ratcheting timer bezel, helium escape valve, luminous hands/markers and that marvelous chronometer grade calibre 1120 movement running within. This a later 1st generation example that dates from 2006. Overall condition is excellent. The blue anodized aluminum bezel insert is completely scratch free showing no fading and the embossed blue wave dial is also blemish free. 10 years ago we’d get these in all the time, over the last few years they are turning up less and less in our estate department. Pricing on good condition 1st generation Bond Seamasters is now well above for what they sold for when new. Our latest 2531.80.00 comes with period correct inner/outer boxes and instruction book. A one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e9781.

SOLD


August 7, 2018

Omega Seamaster 300 2531.80.00 James Bond $2,600.00 CAD. e10042

The Omega Seamaster Professional 2531.80.00 was introduced in 1993. With very obvious product placement in the 1995 James Bond movie Golden Eye, this model became known thereafter as the James Bond watch. The same watch appeared in several Bond movies since and Omega to this day is still the preferred brand of everyone’s favorite secret agent. The design came in two sizes with either a quartz or automatic chronometer movement. This one, the full size automatic, is the one that everyone wants. Measuring 41mm diameter you can’t call this watch oversized but 25 years after its introduction it’s still the right size when compared to the many 45mm plus watches on the market today. It’s more than capable with its 1000 foot depth rating, heavy solid link bracelet construction, one way ratcheting timer bezel, helium escape valve, luminous hands/markers and that marvelous chronometer grade calibre 1120 movement running within. This 1st generation example was purchased brand new at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in January 1999. Although it was worn regularly for that entire time the condition is still quite good. If you’re looking for a complete package have a look at what is included with purchase; inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card, instruction booklet, chronometer certificate, card holder and plastic hag tags. Those accessories alone would make this watch complete but it also comes with the original bill of sale, vacuum test results from a full service in 2016 and a period correct Omega brochure with pricing and more. A one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $2,600.00 CAD. Stock #e10042.

SOLD


July 14, 2018

Hamilton Khaki Field H70575733 $700.00 CAD. e11491

Big on history and features but not on price. More so now than ever  Hamilton are positioning themselves as one of the biggest value brands in the Swiss watch market. How many other makes can offer features like; 42mm black PVD titanium case, curved sapphire crystal, threaded display case back, watertight to 300 feet, automatic Swiss made 25 jewel ETA 2824-2 movement and a corporate history dating back to 1892 for around $1000.00 USD (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 own 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 function in a tough, durable and stealthy 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. The 42mm case is made from super light titanium that is attached to a rubberized waterproof fabric strap. Despite the generous size, the complete watch only weighs less than 66 grams. Powering the watch is a Swiss made 25 jewel ETA 2824-2. This venerable mechanism has served 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. It was purchased new from a Canadian authorized agent in March 2015. Included with purchase is the original inner/outer box, instruction booklet and endorsed warranty card. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year complimentary warranty. Estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e11491.

SOLD

 


July 13, 2018

Tag Heuer Ltd. ed. Tiger Woods golf watch WAE1110. $1,450.00 CAD. e11680

Before Tiger Woods was dumped by Tag Heuer as their biggest brand ambassador he helped out designing this watch. Tag Heuer’s golf watch has features that make it more suitable for the golf course than many super heavy and bulky designs that interfere with a nice swing. Its unique features also make it quite different than almost any other watch. The combination titanium and soft rubber strap only weigh a combined 65 grams. A slightly curved square case conforms to the natural wrist shape. A left side crown can’t dig into the back of your hand adding to its comfortable feeling. The black no slip rubber strap is as soft as a rubber band and has no fussy clasp to deal with. The Titanium case incorporates a locking deployment buckle built into the back side. For fine tuning the strap length, the buckle is equipped with an easy to use adjustment allowing up to 2cm of on the fly adjustment in only a few seconds. Despite the clever buckle the watch still measures just over 11mm thick. A super accurate Swiss made quartz movement takes care of the time keeping duties with an easy to read  3 hand display and calendar feature. Tag Heuer produced the golf watch for several years in various colour combinations. Our latest estate example is the more rare limited edition model WAE1110 . There were just 8000 produced world wide and this one is number 5383. The watch is in excellent condition and comes complete with the original inner/outer boxes, endorsed warranty card from Hong Kong (February 2007) and plastic hang tag printed with style/serial number. While Tiger Woods is no longer endorsing Tag Heuer products (he’s moved on to work with Rolex) his golf watch design is a unique and interesting part of Tag Heuer history. This watch would be ideal for the golf/watch enthusiast or Tiger Woods fan. Included with service is a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year mechanical warranty. Estate priced at $1,450.00 CAD. Stock #e11680.

SOLD


July 12, 2018

Cartier Vermeil quartz 590003 30mm $1,490.00 CAD. e10935

For a little more than the cost of a nice quality “regular” watch you can have a true luxury timepiece from one of the great Swiss watch houses. Cartier Vermeil watches are not 18 karat gold so the price to buy one is only a small fraction compared to the solid gold watches. You get the look, the feel, the quality and the style without the price. The must de Cartier 590003 is made from 925 sterling silver and then gold plated with a thick 20 micron top finish. This example is the best we’ve seen. No refinishing, re-plating, or polishing was required to prepare it for sale with our other Cartier estate offerings. The genuine crocodile Cartier soft leather strap is showing only a little evidence of use. This watch comes with a very expensive fold over deployment buckle. Almost all the vermeil watches on the market come with just a simple tang buckle. The deployment buckle is much easier to put on/take off, is infinitely adjustable and it greatly extends the life of the very expensive genuine hide strap. There are no sections on the entire watch case where the gold plating is wearing thin or the sterling silver base is beginning to come through. At 30mm diameter the watch has a good presence on a feminine arm. A simple two hand quartz movement is very thin limiting the total thickness to under 5mm. At under 30 grams total weight you won’t even know you’re wearing it. The two tone Roman numeral face is one of the most uncommon but I think it’s the most attractive of the different dial choices that were available when this watch was a current Cartier offering. Excellent overall condition and comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $1,490.00 CAD. Stock #e10935.

SOLD


July 11, 2018

Longines Lindbergh Hour Angle 38mm L2.617.4 $800.00 CAD. e11750

If you’re into aeronautical history, like the colour blue or think this old fashion looking watch is just cool, maybe the Longines Hour Angle is for you. According to the engraving on case back it was designed by the famous Aviator Charles Lindbergh. He was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic ocean in 1927. Other than regular time keeping functions this watch can be used as a instrument for celestial navigation. In case your GPS system fails you can use this watch to determine your basic location. All you need is a sextant, an accurate time source, a clear star filled sky and good deal of operator skill. A great review of a similar Longines Hour Angle watch, Lindbergh and celestial navigation can be seen on Hodinkee. Model L2.617.4 is the more manageable 38mm size and of course comes in this beautiful blue/silver colour scheme.The watch is powered by the venerable ETA based 21 jewel 2892-A2 automatic winding mechanism modified and nicely decorated by Longines. Luminous hands and a 31 day calendar add a little extra function for day to day utility.  The watch is in very good condition and comes with a brand new Hirsch Grand Duke navy blue strap along with the well worn Longines original royal blue leather strap with original buckle. Longines Hour Angle watches almost never show up for sale. This example is working well and comes with our 1 year mechanical warranty and gift box. Estate priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock #e11750.

SOLD


July 9, 2018

Breitling Galactic 41 A49350 $4,400.00 CAD. e11464

They don’t come to us more complete than this. Everything from the original hanging plastic bezel guard to the signed warranty booklet dated May 22 2011 are included with this Breitling Galactic 41 A49350. The watch measures a larger 41mm diameter; just a tiny bit larger than a Rolex Submariner. Large but not too big it can be comfortably worn by most men. Its beautiful slate grey dial is a miniature work of art. Flat radial finish paint with an inner parallel grooved square are the first things you notice. Upon further inspection you see the large date aperture with beveled edges pin striped with a white/black frame. Highly polished silver hour markers with mitered edges mirror the inner square pattern and are tipped with luminous material for easy viewing in the dark. Perfect white and red Arabic text let you know this is an automatic Breitling officially certified chronometer. As with many Breitling models the entire watch has been treated to a highly polished finish adding to its dressier more luxury focused personality. The 21 jewel Breitling calibre 49 (modified ETA 2896) is working well and keeping great time. The large dual disc calendar offers some extra utility with better legibility for mature eyes. Excellent overall condition showing only minor evidence of use. The watch was delivered new to its one and only previous Canadian owner who wore it once in a while. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is pleased to include a one year complimentary warranty for the estate price of $4,400.00 CAD. Stock number e11464.

SOLD

 


June 22, 2018

Breitling Top Time 2211 chronograph $3,100.00 CAD. e10334

Anyone who collects vintage chronographs or anyone who likes a retro look will surely appreciate this Breitling Top Time 2211 from 1969. The Top Time were a series of chronographs released by Breitling in 1964. A stylish look for someone making a statement in the 60s but also considered a valuable tool watch for both racers and pilots. The Top Time quickly became very popular amongst many entertainment and sport celebrities. Sean Connery wore a Top Time Ref. 2002 in the 1965 James Bond movie “Thunderball”. Bond’s Top Time watch was Q-modified to be equipped with a Geiger counter used to track stolen bombs. That particular watch was lost for many years, eventually it was found and purchased at a flea market in England. The watch went on to fetch an impressive $200,000.00 at auction in June 2013, the highest price ever realized for a Breitling Top Time. Our Breitling may not be able to read radiation levels but it is powered by the ever reliable and beautifully constructed Venus 175. A 17 jewel hand wind movement fondly regarded by collectors. These movements were so well respected and desired they were reissued in the 2004 by Maurice Lacroix to be used in their Masterpiece series. In the 1950s Breitling wanted to start marketing for the more youthful market. They realized not everybody liked the traditional look and price of a Swiss chronograph however still needed a quality chronograph for either sport or profession. Then heralded as an ultra modern chronograph, the Top Time was Breitling’s first watch design to appeal to the under 25 crowd as a sports watch with bold lines and multiple dial variations it was also an elegant dress watch.  You can’t help but love the sharp cushion case shape, bright day glow orange original hands and beautifully preserved panda-esque dial. Will be sold with a bright orange and black aftermarket NATO style strap but could easily be fitted with a nice leather strap for a more formal look. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is estate priced at $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e10334.

SOLD


June 16, 2018

Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAY208B.FC6382 $2,200.00 CAD. e11465

It may not be the easiest watch to read but boy oh boy does it look great. The 43mm flat black titanium carbide coated titanium case on the bright blue nylon strap with rubber backing and black stitching is quite striking. Attractive yes but it’s also a serious diver watch watertight to 1000 feet. Threaded crown/case back, sapphire crystal and one way bezel timer indexed for 60 minutes are features shared by the more expensive Tag Heuer models. Inside the case, Tag Heuer’s 25 jewel calibre 5 automatic movement serves duty for reliable time keeping service. The calendar equipped mechanism features a handy magnified display at 3:00 plus a central sweeping second hand. Automatic watches arguably make better dive tools than battery operated, as then don’t need to be opened up every few years to replace the power supply. This means the watertight gaskets aren’t disturbed nearly as often. Model WAY208B.FC6382 is a current offering on Tag Heuer’s website  where it carries a suggested retail price of $2,800.00 USD. This example it in like new condition only occasionally worn by the previous mature owner. The deployment buckle still has some protective plastic from when the watch was delivered new from Bandiera Jewellers Woodbridge Ontario. Comes with our 1 year complimentary warranty, the original box and delivery appraisal from Bandiera Jewellers September 2016. Estate priced at $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11465.

SOLD

 


June 9, 2018

Breitling Limited Edition Navitimer A19322 $6,500.00 CAD. e11746

Collectively the large luxury Swiss watch brands manufacture millions of watches every year. That doesn’t mean owning one of their creations isn’t something on many bucket lists. A quick search on a popular watch collector website shows well over 5000 Rolex Submariners for sale alone. The same website has listings for over 400,000 watches but not one Breitling Navitimer A19322 (not even this one). When a heavyweight Swiss manufacturer like Breitling make something truly rare we take notice. The Breitling A19322 is one such watch. This unique Navitimer is one of only 300 examples made. It was only offered in Japan. It’s likely this example is one of only a handful that made it into North America. I can’t find another example for sale anywhere at the moment. At 41.7mm diameter it’s large but not cumbersome and clumsy. It you like a complicated watch this one should peak your attention. It’s got the classic Navitimer slide rule rotating bezel, a 12 hour chronograph, day/date/month calendar plus a moon phase display. The Breitling caliber 19 that powers the watch is quite complicated. It’s an automatic winding micro mechanical work of art comprised of around 250 individual components all working together with Swiss precision. The watch appears practically in new old stock condition. The black padded Breitling leather strap looks as if it has never been used. The highly polished case shows only some minor scuffs and scratches along the edges. Equipped with an anti-glare treated synthetic sapphire crystal that maintains a perfectly scratch free finish. The black dial is also absolutely perfect in every way. Original signed buckle shows little evidence of use. The watch comes complete with a Breitling box, slide rule instruction booklet and yellow plastic Breitling hang tag. Working well and keeping good time with all functions working as designed. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide a complimentary one year warranty covering all aspects of mechanical failure and defect except those caused by abuse or moisture. We’ll likely never have the opportunity to see another example of this ultra rare Breitling Navitmer. Estate priced at $6,500.00 CAD. Stock #e11746.

SOLD


June 5, 2018

Breitling Avenger II A1338111 with extra strap $5100.00 CAD. e11524

For all those who are looking for a large, sporty watch, this one’s for you. 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, Paneria 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’s 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, over sized threaded crown, heavy duty solid link bracelet with locking buckle confirm the sporting nature of the machine. As an added bonus our latest estate Breitling comes with an extra strap. The 22mm genuine Breitling black rubber strap is embossed/debossed “BREITLING” in a clever disappearing pattern. The strap and signed stainless steel tang buckle sell for around $300.00. This watch was purchased at Birks Jewellers in Toronto July 2015 and is in excellent condition. We just treated the watch to a meticulous polishing to the case and bracelet. This one could pass for new. It’s a current model as seen on Breitling’s official website where is retails for the relative bargain of $6755.00 CAD (USD is $5835.00). 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. 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 $5100.00 CAD. Stock #e11524.

SOLD


May 28, 2018

Breitling Colt Skyracer X74320 $2,600.00 CAD. e11706

Absolutely perfect in every way, comes complete with everything as delivered. Zero evidence of any use. Made from Breitlings proprietary high tech “Breightlight” composite case. The super lightweight material results in a watch weighing only 55 grams including the rubber strap that doubles as a ruler. Ultra stealthy and built to withstand anything you could possibly expose it to and live to tell the tale. The incredibly accurate certified chronometer Breitling quartz movement is powered by a high capacity lithium power supply that should last more than 5 years. Even though the case size is 45mm you’ll forget you are even wearing it. Comes with an extra NATO style nylon strap that has never been installed. The electronic warranty card looks to have been activated sometime in 2018. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will honor the factory warranty for a full 3 years from date of purchase. Quite an unusual and rare model for Breitling. This is the first example we have ever showcased in our estate department. Looking as if is it was never worn and estate priced at $2,600.00 CAD. Stock #e11706.

SOLD


May 20, 2018

IWC Schaffhausen Aquatimer 376706 Jacques Cousteau Edition $7,225.00 CAD. e10736

If a Rolex, Breitling or Cartier just seem a little too pedestrian and you desire something a little more exotic, how about an IWC Schaffhausen? Not only is it a fun name to say, it’s one of the true great watch manufacturers that is more than just a well marketed brand. From their 1868 inception in Schaffhausen Switzerland by American watchmaker Florentine Ariosto Jones, they developed an international reputation for manufacturing watches of the highest quality. International Watch Company Aquatimer IW376706 is one of the more sporting models offered. It’s a full sized watch with a bezel diameter of almost 46mm. Purchased new in 2013 at an authorized IWC agent in Aruba, this special edition Aquatimer is a tribute to the famous Oceanographer, explorer and environmentalist Jacques Yves Cousteau. It was made in 2010 celebrating the 100th year of his birth. A unique two tone slate/navy blue dial along with his signature, blue pusher sleeves with a black crown make this version Aquatimer different than others. The watch looks as good as new, only the most minor evidence of use can be observed. I’ve seen more signs of use on many brand new display watches before. This watch comes with both the original black rubber strap along with an original stainless steel factory supplied bracelet. Both the bracelet and strap are equipped with a very clever quick change feature. You can swap the strap for the bracelet literally in just a few seconds without the use of any tools. The extra strap gives you options for a different look without fussing with any tools or having to visit your jeweller to change it up.This is a serious sports watch that is water resistant to 400 feet with bright luminous hands and markers that are very easy to read in daylight or dark situations. Simple stick markers and thick hands add to the legibility. A slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal with a special double sided antireflective coating is a luxury touch even Rolex don’t do. A black/white ceramic bezel insert won’t fade and is much harder than any metal alternative. Included with purchase is the original box, endorsed warranty card, instructions, polishing cloth (never even unfolded) original bill of sale and accessories. When the quick set 60 minute bezel timer isn’t quite enough, an easy to use 12 hour chronograph timer adds extended timing capability along with more accuracy. In the fall of 2016 the watch was treated to a full overhaul at a Toronto area authorized agent (receipts included). Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $7,225.00 CAD. Stock #e10736.

SOLD

 

 


May 11, 2018

18kt. Omega Chronograph OT 2872 cal. 320 $5,375.00 CAD. e11471

Hand wind Omega chronographs make only rare appearances in our estate department. When they do they are almost always Speedmaster Moonwatches from the 1980s or later. The Profession Moonwatch is one of the most collectible watches around and they never linger in our showcases very long. This much more rare 18 karat yellow gold chronograph could be considered the father of the Professional Moonwatch. The 15 million series serial number places production around 1956. What makes this example so special is that it’s accompanied by the original paperwork/warranty booklet and plastic sleeve. The watch was delivered to the original owner October 5 1961 in Toronto Ontario. The vendor was Two Little Jewellers, Queen Street West Toronto. Very little information is available about this Omega agent except they operated the Queen Street location from 1922 until 1975 until new owners changed the name and location. The now retired owners are currently selling off some of their old stock that can be seen here. When we received the watch it needed a full overhaul, new start/stop chronograph pusher, crown, crystal and a new strap. Unfortunately there are no original parts available for this watch. Our watch maker modified a generic pusher to closely match the original bottom reset pusher. The generic crystal and crown should help protect the freshly serviced movement. There is something very special about these old slow beat hand wind movements. Running at a leisurely pace the power impulses are easily observed through the sweeping chronograph second register hand. The Omega in house calibre 320 is a traditional 17 jewel column wheel chronograph with a clean 2 register 30 minute chronograph layout. The later and much more common calibre 321 is basically just a 320 with an extra hour register display to show a maximum elapsed time display of 12 hours verses 30 minutes for the 320. There are usually a few examples of similar watches offered for sale but all lack any sort of original documentation. Paperwork for a collectible watch like this is a great addition, almost never seen that any collector would love to have, adding significant value. Our dealer endorsed 24 page booklet details some of Omega’s features, history, worldwide agents and other information. The booklet still has its protective gold leaf plastic sleeve. In 2005 the watch was documented with a retail appraisal from Shelemay Jewellery Appraisals. The report is also included with purchase. After the fresh July 2018 overhaul we installed a 20mm genuine black ostrich leather strap. This $160.00 soft leather strap adds to the vintage look with a unique freckled texture. The original silver dial has oxidized to an almost uniform champagne hue. Original applied arrowhead hour markers and black text are fully intact. A tachymetre scale around the outside of the dial indexed for 700 to 60 units is in great shape except for a small portion around 6:00 o’clock. We’ve intentionally left the 34.5mm diameter solid 18 karat yellow gold case in unpolished condition showing some patina that matches the dial perfectly. Including a complimentary one year warranty (excluding damage caused by moisture) the watch is estate priced at $5,375.00 CAD. Stock #e11471.

SOLD


May 8, 2018

Omega Planet Ocean large 232.30.46.21.01.001 $5,500.00 CAD. e11526

Although this Omega Seamaster is technically pre-owned it could pass for new old stock. It’s in as delivered condition just like you would have received from the Omega boutique aside from the most minor of scuffs on a link or two and the polished lugs. This is the model that everyone’s looking for with the in house developed calibre 8500. All 200 plus components were designed and manufactured in Omega’s workshops. The movement features lots of cool technology like double mainspring barrels, proprietary co-axial escapement, silicon hairspring, ultra low friction zircon oxide rotor pivot jewels plus much more. The slightest movement causes the bi-directional rotor to spin, efficiently and silently winding the movement. It’s micro mechanical art. Being a Seamaster all the regular sporty diver features are here. Water tight to 2000 feet, one way ratcheting bezel, helium escape valve, locking buckle with concealed wet suit extension, bright over sized luminous hands and hour markers plus the more basic details of threaded crown/case back etc. Seamaster Planet Ocean 232.30.46.21.01.001 has a suggested retail price of $6,200.00 USD and is a relative bargain in Canada where the suggested retail price is only $7,000.00. Our large 46mm gently worn example is estate priced at $5,500.00 and comes complete with the original Omega box (lacquer edge lifting on one corner from an impact), foam lined outer box, instruction booklet and plastic identity card. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in pleased to include a complimentary one year warranty with purchase. Stock number #e11526.

SOLD


May 1, 2018

Breitling Navitimer B01 MB0128 46mm $9,800.00 CAD. e11242

Even though Breitling have been around since 1884 and make some of the most popular sports and pilot watches, they have never produced their own movements until the B01. Like may companies they modify and upgrade existing high quality mechanisms from Swiss suppliers like ETA and Valjoux. Breitling certify every movement leaving their factory is compliant to 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. The proprietary 47 jewel B01 inside this Navitimer Blacksteel 46 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. Rolex have their Daytona Cosmograph and Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch. If there is one watch Breiting aficionados hold near and dear it’s the Navitimer. Since 1952 is has been considered one of the finest pilot watches available. While the Daytona and Speedmaster have a fixed tachymeter scale handy for measuring units per hour, the Navitimer comes with a rotating slide rule. This nifty little tool can do anything from calculating the tip needed on a restaurant bill, to calculating fuel consumption rates, air speed calculations or a multitude of other mathematical formulas. Included with the watch is a full set of instructions outlining its various functions. It’s not a simple dial; there’s a lot of very tiny numbers to interpret but it certainly has a very professional look about it. Navitimers make extremely rare appearances in our estate department and this is the first blacked out version ever. The stealthy look is absolute aside from the red second hand, chronograph registers and luminous hands/hour markers. The watch is in brand new condition, only worn a couple of times before the original owner decided to trade it in to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers for an engagement ring. The super soft and flexible rubber strap is secured by a black PVD plated deployment buckle. The locking buckle is equipped with a quick slide system. The clever device allows simple micro adjustment in strap length for those days when a little extra room is required. The deployment buckle still has some blue protective plastic covering the surface. It was purchased February 2017 in Cozumel Mexico at a Breitling authorized agent. This is not a grey market watch, it’s 100% covered by the manufacturers 5 year international warranty valid until February 2022. A more complete example is going to be difficult to find. Every document, brochure comes included along with the inner/outer box and even the original bill of sale showing a purchase price of $7,750.00 USD. If you like the all black, tone on tone look keep this one in mind. It is no longer offered from Breitling and this just may be the nicest example on the market. Like new condition and estate priced at $9,800.00 CAD. Stock #e11242.

SOLD


April 30, 2018

14kt. gold diamond Movado 0.25ct. tw. 20gr. $2,000.00 CAD. e10515

Tiffany & Co. are bringing back womens cocktail watches and we couldn’t be happier. For years we’ve had the heart wrenching task of taking apart beautiful, high quality womens time pieces simply because there was no market for them. More pieces of jewellery than they were watches, these watches are usually petite in size with cases decorated in diamonds and integrated with solid gold flexible mesh bracelets. The watches were far from the over size, utilitarian women’s watches that have been in fashion for 7 or 8 years now. The cocktail watch is back! Add to that comeback the returned popularity of yellow gold and this 14 karat solid gold Movado is right on trend, with its vintage appeal. The 15mm wide by 18.5mm long rectangular cushion case is highlighted by 32 bright white VS-GH single cut diamonds for a total estimated weight of 0.25 carats. Those diamonds are the head turning highlight of this petite piece, as the rest is finished in subdued satin tones. The Swiss made quartz movement is running perfectly after just being fully serviced by us and comes accompanied with a one year warranty. To finish off that vintage feel of this 20 gram, 7 inch cocktail watch is its original retro colour scheme dusty rose and grey box with paperwork. The watch is in perfect condition looking like a 25 year new old stock item. Estate price $2,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10515.


April 29, 2018

Cartier Santos 18 karat gold 866930 $8,900.00 CAD. e9683

e9683 Cartier Santos 866930 18 karatThe Santos de Cartier has a long history dating back to 1904 when Alberto Santos Dumont was racing the Wright brothers for achievement in aviation. Both parties were competing to push their “flying machines” further than the other. After Santos’s first flight he complained to Louis Cartier that it was terribly inconvenient to check his pocket watch while trying to control his machine. So Cartier made him the first pilots watch, a wrist watch at that, and the Santos de Cartier was born. At 24mm this modern ladies Santos is probably very close to the size of Alberto’s.  Unlike his, this one is made from 18 karat solid 18 karat yellow gold with a finished weight of 78.7 grams. Santos model 866930 is in excellent condition showing virtually no sag or stretch in the bracelet (hard to find in solid gold watches).e8683 Cartier Santos bracelet sag 866930 Just serviced by our master watchmaker the super accurate mechanism is keeping excellent time. The parchment dial is printed with black Roman numeral markers and equipped with blued steel hands. The sapphire crystal is scratch free and the faceted blue sapphire bezel set into the crown shows only minor abrasion. The historic watch is powered by a Swiss made quartz movement that comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Buying a new solid gold Cartier of similar current manufacture will cost you well north of $20,000.00. Our excellent condition estate example is priced at just $8,900.00 CAD. Stock #e9683.e9683 Cartier Santos 866930 18 karat gold

SOLD

 


April 26, 2018

Tag Heuer Link CJF7110 Calibre S $2,450.00 CAD. e11200

A traditional analogue display watch offers superior function and efficiency that a digital display doesn’t have a chance of matching. The key to its advantage in functionality is displaying only the necessary information when called upon. The Tag Heuer Calibre S takes this concept a quantum leap forward. It offers the complexity of a 24 hour chronograph and a perpetual calendar that is accurate until the year 2099. There is no other electromechanical quartz movement like what’s inside the 41mm stainless steel case. The Calibre S was announced in 2005 but it didn’t show up for public consumption until more than 2 years later. There are some who dismiss all things quartz as somehow less desirable to the Swiss tradition of purely mechanical spring driven mechanisms. Consider the Calibre S consists of 230 components (most quartz have around 40), it has 5 different bi-directional motors, each driving 4 gear sets which is far more than in a mechanical watch. A large high capacity lithium cell delivers a sufficient power supply that can last many years depending on use. Our estate model CJF7110 was sold new at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in February 2010. It comes complete with everything as delivered from the factory except the setting instructions, but that’s what YouTube instructional videos are for. The Link models have always been positioned as the upscale Tag Heuer. They have a more sophisticated bracelet design that smoothly integrates to the case. No heavy one way ratcheting timer bezel on this model. Instead you get a thin highly polished bezel embossed with a tachymetre scale indexed from 400 to 60 units per hour. An anti glare treated sapphire crystal keeps the view of the black dial clear and legible. The Calibre S movement is proprietary technology reserved only for use as a premium quartz movement and only on Tag Heuer products. The case and bracelet are showing evidence of only minor use in the form of some small scratches and scuffs but overall it is in excellent condition. Included with purchase is a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and a Tag Heuer presentation box, warranty card and even the original receipt of purchase. Estate priced at $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e11200.

SOLD


April 25, 2018

Cartier Santos 1566 quartz 29mm $3200.00 CAD. e10233

The Santos de Cartier has a long history dating back to 1904 when Alberto Santos Dumont was racing the Wright brothers for achievement in aviation. Both parties were competing to push their “flying machines” further than the other. After Santos’s first flight he complained to Louis Cartier that it was terribly inconvenient to check his pocket watch while trying to control his machine. So Cartier made him the world’s first pilots watch, a wrist watch at that, and the Santos de Cartier was born. At 29mm this modern Santos is probably very close to the size of Alberto’s. It’s a classic design that truly stands the test of time. At well over 100 years old the style is still admired by many and has made Cartier a design pioneer with their watch creations. This example is powered by a Swiss made, ultra accurate, 3 hand quartz movement with a discreet calendar window at the 6:00 position. All the yellow trim on model 1566 is made from solid 18 karat gold, no need to worry about wearing it off like lesser gold plated models. Aside from a few small scratches on the bracelet, case and bezel the watch is in very good condition. Comes complete with Cartier box and a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. Stock #e10233.

SOLD


April 24, 2018

Tag Heuer Link Day Date WJF 2050 $2470.00 CAD. e11447

Always wanted a nice Swiss watch? Checked out the price of a new Rolex lately? The most basic gents model in stainless steel costs $6500.00 for the 39mm version. If you want one with a calendar display add close to $2000.00 in 41mm. Trim it with a solid gold bezel and you’re up to $10,700.00. If you’d like the luxury of a day of the week function the price rises to over $40,000.00 CAD for the 40mm version and it’s only available in solid gold. For just over 6% of that cost we present our latest estate watch; the Tag Heuer Link Day Date WJF2050. This 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel model is the from the brands more sophisticated Link series of watches. Incorporating the sporting features you’d expect from Tag Heuer but integrated into a more refined experience. Curved synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, solid link bracelet construction with locking buckle and a beautiful striped tapestry dial that no pure sport Tag Heuer comes with. Tag Heuer’s Swiss made 25 Calibre 5 movement is somewhat rare in it’s function of the added feature of the day of the week display that is prominently displayed in an attractive gold framed window at the 12 o’clock position. The quick beat (28,800 cycles per movement) is visible through the clear display window case back. Our example was purchased brand new at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in September of 2008. It was used as a reliable daily timekeeper for a good client of ours for close to 10 years before traded in for something a little more exotic. It is displaying the expected degree of wear and tear for its age and is in overall very good condition. The gold capped trim sections on some of the links are wearing thin but the solid 18 karat gold bezel has been polished up to look almost brand new. Every piece of original packaging and documentation is in perfect condition and comes included along with a complimentary 1 year warranty. The watch is estate priced at $2470.00 CAD. Stock #e11447.

SOLD


April 15, 2018

Tag Heuer Link WJF1354 stainless steel/18kt. with diamonds $3500.00 CAD. e11446

The line between watch and jewellery becomes quite blurred with the Tag Heuer Link WJF1354. 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 in solid 18 karat yellow gold adds a feminine touch. 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 just under 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 0.6mm smaller in diameter. Refined details set this watch apart from the crowd as the true luxury product it is. Only VS-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. Premium quality solid 18 karat yellow gold bezel and bracelet details extend around the entire circumference. 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 very good. 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 several years ago. 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 $4600.00 USD. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and the original box set the watch is estate priced at $3500.00 CAD. Stock number e11446.

SOLD


March 17, 2018

Cartier Santos Vendome 27mm 18kt./stainless steel $1850.00 CAD. e11496

Not very often does a watch from the 1980s come in with such thorough documentation. Some lucky lady got a great surprise Christmas morning 1982 when she opened up the iconic red Cartier box and found this beautiful watch inside. I’m sure it was a treasured keepsake worn for special occasions only as the box looks more worn than the watch. There are only a few light surface scratches on the original bracelet. There is zero stretch or sag on the classic Santos bracelet. This is a seldom encountered model incorporating those designs elements that define the Cartier look. White dial with Roman numeral hour markers, blued steel hands, blue gem cabochon crown, solid 18 karat yellow gold bezel with contrasting steel screws and of course the Vendome lug case (a Cartier invention). This watch could be nothing but a Cartier. At 36 years of age it appears that the watch has only been serviced twice. We acquired the watch in non working condition. All that needed to be done is a general overhaul to the quartz movement, a fresh battery and a few gaskets to keep moisture out. The watch should be ready for many more years of reliable and fashionable timekeeping service. Although this is a vintage watch pushing 40 years old it’s really not vintage looking. Cartier designs transcend fashion trends with a timeless classic look that never strays too far from their roots. Included with purchase is a complementary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, original box, booklets, endorsed warranty card, instructions, previous service receipt/report from Cartier and 2 travel pouches. Estate price $1850.00 CAD. Stock #e11496.

SOLD


March 14, 2018

Omega Planet Ocean 2218.50.00 $6500.00 CAD. e11141

When the Omega Planet Ocean was introduced in 2005 Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were authorized agents for the brand. We thought they were crazy back then showing an orange and black watch of massive (for the time) 45.5mm case size proportions. For today’s styles it fits right in especially considering some other brands are showing watches pushing over 50mm. The Planet Ocean was the first significant redesign of the Seamaster line since the immensely popular “James Bond” series debuted in 1993. 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. Available in all black, orange markers or our example 2218.50.00 with bright orange bezel and dial details that was the most visually distinct. The watch is in almost like new condition. At first glance you’d think it was brand new, not it’s actual age of 7 years. A light bracelet refinishing and surface cleaning was all the watch required to rate an easy 9 out of 10. Bright luminous hour markers and hands glow brightly in low light situations, while an anti-reflective crystal coating keeps glare down to a minimum. Even the relatively soft antireflective crystal coating isn’t showing any scratches.  Comes with original inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card and the full compliment of adjusting bracelet links. The new owner will benefit with a no charge one year warranty from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers covering all aspects of the original Omega warranty excluding damage caused by misuse and moisture. This now retired model last sold for $7200.00 USD before being updated with the ceramic bezel version. Purchased new from an Ontario authorized agent in August of 2010. On the secondary market these first generation Planet Oceans have seen better price appreciation compared to the newly introduced ceramic model. Estate priced at $6500.00 CAD.

SOLD

 


March 13, 2018

Cartier Tank Solo 18kt. & steel W1018755 $3600.00 CAD. e11426

One of the key factors successful brands have in common is a consistent message. It can be as simple as a corporate logo, product look, colour scheme or unchanging commitment to design. All the great brands have a strong corporate look; Porsche, McDonalds, Google, Tim Hortons and many more companies have a look that defines the brand. Most children can name and recognize brands years before they know how to read or have even learned the letters in the alphabet. Swiss jeweller/watchmaker Cartier have been making a watch that looks like this since wrist watches debuted over 100 years ago. Very few consumer products have stood the test of time like the Cartier Tank shaped watch. This 1 owner 18 karat/stainless steel Tank Solo is 100% original, right down to the protective sticker on the case back  It was purchased in 2009 and has never even been polished. The solid 18 karat top case shows some scuffs and scratches from close to 10 years of use. These minor blemishes can easily be removed by our goldsmiths in a matter of a few minutes but we’ve elected to leave the patina alone. A solid gold case can be polished dozens of times over and over but it can only be original once. The shorter length original Cartier black crocodile strap also exhibits evidence of use but it still has lots of wear left. When it comes time to replace the strap make sure you transfer the buckle as it’s made of solid 18 karat gold and costs around $500.00.  The case shape, the blue cabochon crown, black Roman numerals with inner minute track and classic silver dial are all distinctive Cartier style details. It’s these details that define the look helping to make the Cartier tank among the most sought after watches in the world. A microscopic detail you may not even be aware of can usually be found on Cartier dials. A discreetly printed logo incorporated into one of the Roman numeral hour markers is a tiny detail often overlooked or poorly executed by counterfeit fakes. This one comes complete with the original box, booklets, tags and dated warranty. Even the outer Cartier cardboard box is included. All the packaging and documents are in pristine condition. A complementary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers guarantee covers all aspects of the watch as the original factory warranty did. The high precision Swiss quartz movement is working perfectly keeping great time. Estate priced at $3600.00. Stock #e11426.

SOLD


March 2, 2018

Tag Heuer Carrera CV2015.BA0786 $3000.00 CAD. e9830

e9830 Tag Heuer Carrera CV2015.BA0786 001This sporty Carrera started it’s life in our TAG Heuer showcase when we were authorized agents. The previous owner appreciated the value of a watch completely accompanied by all of its original documentation and packaging.  Our CV2015.BA0786 comes with its original bar-coded manual, warranty card (dated August 2009), plastic TAG HEUER sales tag, bar-code sticker tag, and complete inner and outer box with original protective sleeve. The Day Date Chronograph is also accompanied by the print out from a June 2016 pressure test that was preformed by our watchmaker after complete overhaul of the movement. Calibre 16 is based on the historic ETA 7750 the Swiss made automatic movement running at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The Calibre 16 powers a three register chronograph, date wheel at 3 o’clock, and sweeping seconds at 9 o’clock with a class standard 40 plus hour power reserve. The robust movement can be viewed through the display crystal on the threaded case back. Carrera CV2015 shows its sporty nature in its navy blue dial accented with steel and orange hands, markers, and sub-dial rings. Even the fixed tachymetre bezel is made from blue anodized aluminum widening the presence of the 41mm case. Including original boxes, pillow, endorsed warranty card, plastic hanging price tag, vacuum test results, instructions and a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $3000.00 CAD. Stock #e9830.e9830 Tag Heuer Carrera CV2015.BA0786 002

SOLD


February 28, 2018

Ladies 18kt. Patek Philippe 3275 20 jewel $3985.00 CAD. e10569.