watches

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


February 23, 2020

2018 Omega Speedmaster “Moonwatch” very good condition 311.30.42.30.01.005 $4,690.00 CAD. e12720

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. It’s always been 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 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 power eye loupe, over sized medallion replica case back, large travel case, foam lined outer box and even the plastic serial/style number hang tag.  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 winter 2018. It was only occasionally worn by a collector in rotation with other watches. Overall condition is excellent, just some light scuffs on the buckle, bracelet and case are evidence of use. The watch remains in its original unpolished condition. The two extra straps that come included with the package have only been used for these photographs but never used. 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 February 13 2018 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 $5,350.00 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 pre-owned priced at $4,690.00 CAD. Comes with a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Stock #e12720.

 

 

 


February 20, 2020

2008 Breitling MontBrillant Olympus 42mm e13082 full kit & extra strap $7,000.00 CAD. e13082

Looking for a less is more watch, then this one isn’t  for you. If you’re into complications above just a simple day of the month display we present the Breitling Montbrillant Olympus A19350. Packed into the 42mm polished stainless steel case is a highly modified ETA calibre 2892-A2. The Swiss made automatic winding movement incorporates a 12 hour chronograph, moon phase display, day/date, and month of the year, plus a 29 1/2 day moonphase display. The silver/black dial also features a tachymeter scale used in combination with the stopwatch to measure any units per hour calculation between 60 to 750. A slide rule bezel is incorporated into the rotating coin edged bezel. The watch is in excellent condition showing light scratches on some of the flat edges and surfaces. These minor blemishes can easily be removed in a matter of minutes by one of our onsite technicians. Comes with an extra OEM chocolate brown padded leather strap and buckle in like new condition in addition to the stainless steel bracelet. In low light or no light conditions the complexity of the dial becomes simplified as bright luminous material on the hands and hour markers display only the time. The watch comes complete with everything from when it was delivered to the previous and only owner at La Swiss Toronto in the fall of 2008. Inner/outer boxes, booklets, instructions, endorsed warranty card, moon phase chart, polishing cloth (never unfolded), gold plated push tool for date/moon phase corrections, plastic Breitling tag and the extra Breitling brown leather strap and buckle. The watch is running great keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. A complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty will accompany the watch for the new owner. Estate priced at $7,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13082.


February 17, 2020

Tag Heuer Link WJF211A 39mm Calibre 6 $1,650.00 CAD. e12832

Classic looking Tag Heuer Link WJF211A. It’s got everything the watch enthusiast is looking for; iconic good looks, moderate size (39mm), automatic Swiss made automatic winding movement, important brand with history dating from 1860, beautiful 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 in 1987. The look has evolved over the past 3 decades, but the wishbone link bracelet has always been a key design feature that defines the style. The all brushed stainless steel construction of this gents model gives it a subtle understated look that serves purpose in a sporting or dressy situation. Soft rounded edges on the case and bracelet with 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 function pure dress models may lack. The watch is equipped with a threaded crown/case back ensuring a water resistance rating of 200 meters. An integrated locking buckle makes sure the watch stays put securely on your wrist. This watch comes with the dressy black tapestry dial with silver small subsidiary seconds hand. There are so many great details to this dial, the more you look the more you discover. I love the highly polished hour markers; not only are they curved but they have faceted edges giving them a sparkle as the watch is moved. Running great and keeping time the watch comes with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Excellent condition, pre-owned but not quite vintage, priced at $1,650.00 CAD. Stock #e12832.


February 12, 2020

18kt. Tag Heuer WN5140 2000 Exclusive Chronometer 233.1gr. $12,980.00 CAD. e13182

High end Swiss sport watches are produced to be rugged, reliable and functional under any circumstance. They’re usually made from exotic stainless steel alloys able to withstand harsh salt water that would corrode other less resistant metals. The first watch manufacturer to turn a pure “tool” type watch in the luxury product it is today was Rolex when they made an 18 karat gold Submariner 50 years ago. While certainly not as hard as stainless steel, 18 karat gold does offer a nice balance of hardness and excellent resistance to chemical attack do to its 75% pure gold content. One could make a very good argument that Tag Heuer is the 2nd most popular of the luxury Swiss watch brands. Their involvement in the world of motor sports competition is well documented. Almost since automotive racing has been around there has been a Heuer/Tag-Heuer used for timing it. They’re a little newer when it comes to producing diver’s watches. The late 1970s marked the debut of the Professional series of watertight Tag Heuer watches designed with scuba diving in mind. Most were manufactured from stainless steel or steel trimmed with gold plated accents. Rarely did Tag Heuer attempt one made completely from 18 karat gold. The turn of the millennium marked an obvious effort by Tag Heuer to produce luxury versions of their watches competing with Rolex; 18 karat gold versions of the Monza, Monaco, Carrera, Alter Ego and 6000 series were all available. Gold was priced well under $300.00 (USD) per ounce in 2000 and the economy was strong. If Tag Heuer was going to expand their market into Rolex territory now was the time to do it. The solid 18 karat gold 2000 Exclusive WN5140 was Tag’s answer to the gold Rolex Submariner. Looking back to an old catalog from the fall of 2002 shows a retail price for this watch of a cool $20,000.00 CAD. When we were Tag Heuer agents back then we didn’t have the nerve to stock this watch, as this price point was unheard of for Tag Heuer. I don’t remember having a single inquiry for the model. In fact, until this example arrived we’d never even seen one in person! This is one rare and impressive watch. In close to 20 years since it was produced the price of gold has increased over 5 times what it was in 2000. I can’t imagine how much a modern version of this watch would price out at. The gross weight of the watch is over 233 grams (more than half a pound). If you assume the non gold components of the watch account for around an ounce or so it’s safe to say the gold value alone in the watch is over $10,000.00! We’ve elected to leave the watch in it’s original unpolished state, we will refinish the watch for no charge if you prefer it looking more like new. There are surface scuffs and scratches on the case and bracelet but the structural condition is like new. There is zero measurable stretch or sag in the full length bracelet. The mechanical butterfly buckle snaps shut with a reassuring click. This watch should comfortably accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 1/4 inches. A beautiful silver guilloche dial is specific to this watch and not available on any other model. Its automatic winding Swiss movement is of upgraded certified chronometer status coming with a certificate of independent testing and verification. The usual diver features like a one way 60 minute luminous timer bezel, luminous hands, threaded crown and case back can all be found on this watch. A 31 day calendar adds some extra day to day functionality. If you’re into ultra rare modern Tag Heuer watches, few are more scarce than this one. It comes complete with certificate, instruction booklet, inner/outer boxes and an Orbita Bellino AC/DC winding box. This no charge extra will keep this special watch running if you wear it in rotation with other watches in your collection. These programmable boxes sold for $500.00 USD when new. Bill Le Boeuf Jewelllers will provide the new owner with a 1 year mechanical warranty with purchase. Estate priced at $12,980.00 CAD. Stock #e13182.


February 10, 2020

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

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

SOLD


February 9, 2020

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.


February 5, 2020

Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CJF-2110-0 Calibre 16 42mm $2,000.00 CAD. e13121

Classic looking Tag Heuer Link Chronograph CJF2110-0. It’s got everything the watch enthusiast is looking for; iconic looks, generous 42mm case size, Swiss made Tag Heuer Calibre 16 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. A 12 hour chronograph adds some bonus utility and fills the dial with independent hour, minute and second registers. The watch is in very good original condition showing little evidence of wear aside from minor scuffs and scratches on the bezel and case. The bracelet shows no measurable stretch or sag. We just installed a new genuine Tag Heuer threaded crown and waterproof tube; after installation the watch was vacuum tested for water resistance (passing test results included). A complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty, Tag Heuer service box and operating instruction booklet complete this package. Priced at $2,000.00. CAD. Stock #13121


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.


2019 Ladies Breitling SuperOcean II 36mm A17312 $3,150.00 CAD. e12900

There are very few choices for the woman who’s looking for a high quality automatic professional grade sports watch. The choices narrow further if official chronometer grade designation is required. Aside from the Rolex Yacht-Master, I really can’t think of a major brand that manufactures a proper divers style automatic ladies watch. The Rolex small size 37mm Yacht-Master is a very capable watch but the Breitling SuperOcean II 36mm is even more so. The one way ratcheting bezel is more suited to diving than the two way Rolex bezel. Breitling’s water resistant rating of 660 is twice that of the Rolex. No amateur diver will ever come close to requiring the full 200 meter Breitling rating but it’s nice to know it’s there. Its full luminous marker and hand treatment is very effective in low or no light situations. The rest of the watch is pretty standard high quality stuff. Curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating, threaded crown/case back, solid stainless steel construction with locking buckle. The “hurricane” white dial and bezel gives the watch a slightly more feminine look despite the professional grade construction. Purchased new in California in May of 2019 the watch looks brand new. A very light refinishing was all it took to have it looking brand new. Comes complete with the balance of the factory 2 year warranty.Unblemished inner/outer boxes, instruction/warranty booklets, chronometer certificate, plastic hang tag and document holder complete this rarely encountered lady diver watch. The current Breitling SuperOcean 36 looks almost identical and comes with a retail price of $4,585.00 CAD. Our price for this next to new example is only $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e12900.

SOLD


February 4, 2020

2005 Omega Seamaster Professional Titanium 2231.50.00 $3,200.00 CAD. e12791

The first generation James Bond watches are showing up less and less often in our vintage watch displays. Despite the fact that 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 collectibles. Titanium version 2231.50.00 although by strict definition is not truly a James Bond watch; it does come from the same series with a few design differences. The bezel is titanium, not 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 for better utility in low/no light situations. Our latest 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 for any activity. Inside the case beats a modified ETA 2892 A2 chronometer grade movement with calendar. The watch was freshly serviced in February 2020 including water resistance vacuum testing. It is running within chronometer standards of accuracy. Comes with a service box and the original endorsed warranty cards dated 2005 Gubelin Switzerland. Also included is the original plastic product tag that displays the style/serial number along with the 3,200.00 Swiss Franc price tag from close to 15 years ago. The watch is in like new condition showing almost no wear and tear of any kind. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this excellent condition and uncommon Omega is priced at only $3,200.00 CAD.  Stock #e12791.

 


February 2, 2020

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.

 


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

 


February 1, 2020

Tag Heuer Link WJ1313-0 white mother of pearl dial 27mm $996.00 CAD. e12676

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 #e12676.

 


January 30, 2020

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.


January 28, 2020

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

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


January 27, 2020

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.


January 25, 2020

Omega Planet Ocean 42mm 2201.50.00 full set $4,150.00 CAD. e12430

At what point does a watch cease to be comfortable and more of a chore to wear and enjoy on a day to day basis? When you increasingly select your leather strap model or the more moderate case sized watch instead of that monster plus size, you’ve subconsciously made the decision for yourself. When the Omega Planet Ocean was introduced in 2005 Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were authorized agents for the brand. We thought they were crazy showing a watch of such massive (for the time)  45.5mm case size. For today’s styles it fits right in especially when some brands are showing watches pushing 50mm. This example is the slightly smaller but still large at 42mm diameter. The Planet Ocean was the first significant redesign of the Seamaster line since the immensely popular “James Bond” series debuted in 1993. At the time they cost almost 75% more than a standard Seamaster chronometer. Today Planet Oceans are a core item for Omega showcasing their proprietary co-axial escapement in every model. This unique mechanical innovation is said to be more accurate than a traditional forked lever escapement while maintaining better accuracy over significantly longer service intervals. These originals Planet Oceans were available with an orange bezel/orange numbers, just orange numbers or like our 2201.50.00 example all black. This was the most subdued and traditional in look with style elements inspired from Seamasters of the 1960s. It was purchased in June 2010 at Birks Jewellers. The watch has been exceptionally well cared for over the years and appears to sport its original factory finish. There are scuffs and scratches on the case, bracelet and buckle but nothing deep or significant. We’ve elected to leave it original, if you’d like it to look like new we can refinish it in just a day or two. Bright luminous hour markers and hands glow brightly in low light situations, while an anti-reflective crystal coating keeps glare down to a minimum. Comes with the original inner/outer boxes, instructions and warranty cards all in like new condition. Original Planet Oceans are seeing good appreciation lately. Just like the James Bond Seamaster of the 1990s, very good to excellent 1st series Planet Oceans are selling for more than their original prices. The new owner will benefit 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 or moisture. When last available this model sold for $4,500.00 USD. Our estate price $4,150.00 CAD. Stock #e12430.


January 24, 2020

2019 Breitling Colt Chronograph A13388 (NEW NEVER WORN). $2,990.00 CAD. e13123

People sometimes interchange the word chronograph and chronometer. Quite simply a chronograph is a device for measuring elapsed time. A chronometer is a highly regulated and adjusted watch that has been independently tested for an accuracy of a minimum deviation no more than 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. Breitling’s Colt A13388 is both a chronometer and a chronograph (an even more rare combination). Measuring 44.0mm diameter x 14.7mm thick this is a pretty big watch. Only the one way ratcheting bezel has a brushed radial finish otherwise everything on this watch is perfectly polished to a mirror finish resulting in a sophisticated look with some bling. The blue dial with concentric ring texture and silver chronograph registers make for easy distinction between chronograph times and actual time. This watch is brand new and has never been worn. The navy blue, stitched edge leather strap remains scuff free and absent of any blemishes. It was purchased from a Toronto area Breitling agent December 6 2019 but was never worn. According to the Breitling corporate website this model (A13388111C1X1) has a suggested retail price of $5,650.00. It comes complete with original inner/outer box, instructions and the endorsed warranty card from the authorized agent, booklets, chronometer certificate and other documents, all in perfect condition. Brand new with all functions operating as designed. The warranty will cover the new owner for the balance of the factory warranty expiring December of 2021. Priced at $2,990.00 CAD. Stock #e13123.

SOLD


2013 Breitling SuperOcean A17391 44mm full kit $2,750.00 CAD. e13122

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 6,600 feet. That should be plenty for the typical recreational diver who isn’t 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 mixture of helium and oxygen for an extended period of time. Pressurized helium gas can penetrate the case gaskets and push the crystal out 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 how they blend with the slant of the font chosen for the applied silver 6 and 9 hour markers. The rest of the markers have been treated to a generous amount of luminous material for ease of use under any lighting situation. Excellent overall condition for a watch purchased in the summer of 2013. A very light tidy up was done to the bracelet to preserve the bright polished finish. The case displays the odd scuff that can easily be removed while you wait if you like. The watch comes with every piece of original packaging, warranty card, chronometer certificate, instructions, booklets etc. and even the original bill of sale from an Ontario authorized agency is here. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is priced at $2,750.00 CAD. Stock #e13122.

SOLD


January 21, 2020

2010 Omega Planet Ocean 2218.50.00 45.5mm $6,200.00 CAD. e13118

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 diameter 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 with an all black dial/bezel, black with orange hour markers or our example 2218.50.00 with bright orange bezel and dial details that was the most visually distinct. The watch is in very good condition. At first glance you’d never imagine is was close to 10 years old. A light bracelet refinishing and surface cleaning was all the watch required to rate an easy 8 out of 10. The case remains in original condition showing some scuffs and scratches on the polished surfaces as evidence of use but not abuseBright 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 $7,200.00 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 $6,200.00 CAD.


January 17, 2020

EDOX ICEMAN III 10306 37 N $1,699.00 CAD. e12756

e9653 EDOX ICEMAN III 10306 37NHere’s a watch that should stump even the most avid watch collectors. The Edox Class 1 Iceman III 10306 37N GIR is an ultra rare collectible watch (number 183 of just 328 made) from a smaller Swiss watch company. Edox was originally founded in 1884 after watchmaker Christian Ruefli-Flury made a pocket watch for his wife’s 25th birthday. She loved it so much she convinced him into starting his own company. He set up in Biel, Switzerland and was fairly successful as he worked innovating water resistance technologies. As with so many other Swiss manufacturers, the 1970s electronic revolution caught EDOX by surprise. Eventually the financially troubled company was purchased by Swatch group. Swatch mostly used Edox as a movement maker for some of their other brands until the mid 80s when they relaunched the brand in Les Genevez, Switzerland. Since then they have been working to regain brand recognition. They share market segment with heavyweight brands such as Tissot, Longines, Hamilton and Oris. The Iceman III features screw down case back, crown, and pushers located on the opposite side of the case for comfort. The chronodiver has two subdials plus an outer chapter ring for accurately measuring passing seconds for the chronograph. It also comes equipped with a ratcheting bezel for additional time keeping and a date window at 6 o’clock accented in blue. The hefty watch measures 45mm in diameter and is made from high grade blackened stainless steel with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, rubber strap, and blackened steel fold over buckle. Powered by an ultra accurate Edox Swiss quartz caliber 103 that’s based on a Ronda 5030.D. The case back states that the watch was engineered for ice diving and has a high pressure resistance of up to 3300 feet. With its carbon fiber dial and hash mark dial markers also accented in blue the Edox Iceman III is a lot of watch for your money. With only 328 made worldwide you’re not likely going to see another. Comes with original box, instructions, limited edition certificate and a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. The original agent somehow mixed up the certificate with the watch so although the certificate is correct the numbers do not match. Estate price $1,699.00 CAD. Stock #e12756.e9653 EDOX ICEMAN III 10306

 


January 12, 2020

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.


January 11, 2020

OMEGA RAILMASTER XXL 2806.52.37 (RARE WATCH) $6000.00 CAD. e13098

Hands down one of Omega’s coolest watches ever has got to be the Railmaster XXL 2806.52.37. While it was a slow seller when initially released around 2005 it has become a prized collectible among Omega enthusiasts. This is only the second one to appear in our estate section. I doubt there is a more thoroughly documented example on the market. You couldn’t ask for a one more complete than this. It comes with the original inner/outer box, instructions, endorsed warranty card from an Ontario authorized agent with holder, plastic case back sticker, original bill of sale and even the little piece of white tissue to keep the inner box lid from sticking to the bottom. Excellent 100% original condition. The brown genuine crocodile strap has been worn but still rates a 9/10. Sharp, shiny lugs and bezel exhibit only minor evidence of use in the form of some fine scratches. Even the screw on case back still has the red wax factory seal in place as proof the back has never been removed. The XXL moniker comes from the fact this watch measures close to 50mm diameter. Compared to a popular, large watch most people are familiar with like a 40mm Rolex Submariner the Railmaster looks enormous. Despite the size it really isn’t difficult to wear. At only 122 grams the weight is well distributed and the profile is slim thanks to the hand wind Omega calibre 2201 (ETA 6498-2). This movement can trace it’s roots to the 1950s as the Unitas pocket watch movement 6497. In Omega’s specification the movement has been beautifully finished and significantly upgraded to choronometer grade status. The old school rhythm beating from the 17 jewel movement is music to the ears of those who appreciate the art of a mechanical watch. Classic looks but with modern high quality features, threaded case back with display window, curved synthetic sapphire crystal, deployment buckle, water resistant to 500 feet and perhaps the most luminous dial treatment in the business make it super easy to read under all lighting conditions. There are not many of these watches on the market and pricing has been going up for the past few years. I don’t think there is a more thoroughly documented original example currently available. Including a year one Bill Le Boeuf Jeweller warranty the watch is estate priced at $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13098.


January 9, 2020

Graham Silverstone GMT 2TZAS B02A $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 tourbillon and large chronographs models. The GMT is a great looking 42mm watch with a very purposeful design. The carbon fiber dial with white luminous hands and Arabic hour markers are very easy on the eyes. 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 been very rarely worn It sat mostly in its original box since 2013. The original owner bought it but could never get his head around wearing an “expensive” watch. He finally decided it should go to someone who wasn’t afraid to wear it and use it as intended. Comes complete with original inner/outer box, instructions, endorsed warranty card (Bandiera Jewellers Woodbridge Ontario) and insurance appraisal. The original price for this watch was $4,840.00 CAD. The watch has been freshly serviced January 2020 so the new can start off without any concerns. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e11596.

 


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. Stock #e8872


January 6, 2020

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

 


January 5, 2020

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.


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.

 


January 3, 2020

Ladies Concord Saratoga 18kt./steel with diamonds 15 73 287 $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.


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.


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.

 


January 2, 2020

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.


Omega Genève Calendar 18kt. 2982 34.8mm circa 1959 $2,200.00 CAD. e12672

According to the serial number this Omega was made in late 1958, about the same time a 30 year old watch maker named Bill Le Boeuf decided to open up a jewellery shop of his own at 52 Dunlop Street West in Downtown Barrie. Over decades later this old Omega is still going strong and so are we at the same location my father opened up 61 years ago today. Many things have changed in our world since then but a fine quality mechanical Swiss watch and Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers are a couple things you can rely on. In the late 1950s Omega was at the top of their game outselling every other Swiss watch brand by a wide margin. This solid 18 karat gold version was about as good as it got back then except for the chronometer rated flagship Constellation. The Genève Calendar used none adjusted version of the in house manufactured 20 jewel calibre 503 ticking away at a leisurely 19800 cycles per hour.Even though this movement is not chronometer rated we have it showing an excellent rate of plus 3 seconds per day according to the electronic Vibrograf timing report. This rate is 50% better than the outside tolerance for a chronometer rating. Despite the modest diameter of 34.8mm the watch wears larger due to the absence of a thick bezel. The rich looking 18 karat gold watch appears mostly original aside from a generic replacement plastic crystal and a more modern genuine Omega crown. The original dual finish silver dial is in very good condition as with the cool arrow head shaped hour markers and tapered hands. A handy 31 day calendar and centre sweeping seconds hand add some extra utility to this otherwise dressy watch. Our fresh service in September of 2019 should have this old friend running trouble free for the better part of the next decade. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide its next caretaker a one year complimentary warranty (prorated for 5 years). Older solid gold Omega watches are seldom encountered in nice condition. This excellent example of a rare vintage model 2982 is the first we’ve had the pleasure of showcasing. Estate priced at $2,200.00 CAD. Stock #e12672.

 


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.


January 1, 2020

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.


December 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. That’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.


December 28, 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.


December 25, 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.

 


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.

 


December 24, 2019

Tag Heuer Link mother of pearl diamond dial WJ1114-0 39mm $1,900.00 CAD. e12557

Finding a dressy watch that’s truly tough enough to stand up to pretty much anything you’d do, yet formal enough to wear at the most sophisticated black tie event isn’t as easy as it may seam. You could always go for a Rolex Oyster 39 if the $6,700.00 price isn’t a problem, but a basic Rolex doesn’t have a calendar, diamonds, mother of pearl dial or timer bezel. The Tag Heuer Link WJ1114-0 has all those features in this beautiful pre-owned example for $1,900.00. It’s water resistant to 200 meters and constructed entirely from high grade stainless steel. The Swiss made movement is functioning with typical quartz accuracy of a few seconds per month. Mother of pearl dials are flattering with any outfit as their subtle rainbow of iridescent colours roll across the face. Diamond hour markers add just a touch of bling without being over the top. The 39mm case is easy to wear for any gentleman or the lady who likes a larger watch without being too bulky. Including a one year complimentary warranty the watch is priced at $1,900.00 CAD. e12557.

 


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.

 


December 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.


December 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.


MontBlanc TimeWalker Auto Chronograph 43mm 7069 $2,590.00 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 $2,590.00 CAD. Stock #e11815.

 


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

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


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.

 


Breitling Super Avenger A13370 $3,900.00 CAD e12755

Casual white with military looking Arabic dial font make for a very easy watch to read. Legibility is very important when you’re considering a chronograph. If you’re reading this posting you likely know all about the Breitling Super Avenger A13370 and what this watch is all about. The Super Avenger is a genuine commitment to wear. Officially they measure 48mm diameter, but according to our calipers they are 48.5mm. This watch weighs over half a pound when fitted with the factory stainless steel bracelet. If you’ve got the arm to pull such a watch off you’ll be rewarded with quite an experience. The Super Avenger is as tough as it looks; all stainless steel construction, water resistant to 1000 feet, one way ratcheting timer bezel, certified chronometer grade automatic movement with 12 hour chronograph and calendar. The slightly curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super resistant to scratches and has perfect optical properties with an anti-glare finish.  This watch looks hardly worn; in our opinion it still retains the factory finish and has not been previously polished. The brushed bezel and polished case are virtually scratch and scuff free. Running great, keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. We fully serviced the automatic winding movement in 2017 and the watch has hardly been used since. The current Super Avenger II A13371 has a suggested retail price of $6,755.00 CAD. Included with purchase is a excellent condition genuine Breitling black leather strap with signed buckle and box. We are happy to provide the new owner with a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Priced at $3,900.00 CAD. Stock #e12755.

 

 


December 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.


December 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.


December 17, 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

 


December 13, 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.


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.


December 10, 2019

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.


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


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.


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.


December 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

 

 


2016 Tudor North Flag 91210N 40mm $3,500.00 CAD. e13003

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, 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.

2016 Tudor Norht Flag 91210N $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13003

2014 Omega Speedmaster Mark II 327.10.43.50.06.00 $5,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11600 SOLD

2012 Bell & Ross GMT BR01-93-50 $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e11599 SOLD


December 5, 2019

Oris Big Crown Pointer Date 40mm 01 754 7696 4064 $1,125.00 CAD. e12561

Oris was established in 1904 in Holstein, Switzerland. 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 was up to 800 employees and was one of the top ten largest watch producers in Switzerland. Ten years later the company was purchased by 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 were obsessed with mechanical watches in the 80s and appreciated the quality of Oris movements and cases, eating through their inventory as quickly as they could produce it. In North America Oris have always been a compelling option to the popular and more expensive top of mind brands. They offer all the quality and performance for a reduced price. If Oris were a car it would be a Volvo. The people who own them understand how quality is measured and are very loyal to the make. The same can be said about Oris; those who try one out quickly realize just how tough and well built they are. Our latest Oris is the Big Crown Pointer Date on strap. This watch is a medium 40mm diameter but wears a bit bigger due to the full dial and thin coin edge bezel. The black dial with large and complete Arabic hour markers makes a most purposeful design with excellent legibility day or night.The Swiss made Sellita SW200-1 26 jewel movement is running well and keeping excellent time. This movement is somewhat unusual in the way it displays the day of the month. It forgoes the typical rotating disc under the dial in favor of a 4th hand pointing to a printed date circling the outer portion of the dial. Overall condition is as new. There is no evidence of any wear. The previous collector owner said it was only worn about 3 times. The original leather strap and signed buckle are also in perfect condition. Purchased brand new in Italy (September 2015) the watch comes with everything as delivered, even the original invoice and price tag showing a price of €1,150.00 come included. This vintage/antique looking watch is equipped with a plastic crystal. Although these crystals are much softer than modern synthetic sapphire crystals they are in keeping with the older style and very easy to polish should it become scuffed or scratched. A replacement crystal is included should original need replaced. Replacement crystals are inexpensive and readily available. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,125.00 CAD. Stock #e12561.


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.


December 4, 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.


December 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.


November 30, 2019

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.


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.


November 28, 2019

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

Breitling is one of the world’s great watch brands with a deep horological history dating back to 1884. The Colt chronometer GMT is one of their truly functional professional watches. Many Breitling are optioned with complicated slide rules, multi-register chronographs and busy dials. The Colt presents its functions simply and logically. Basic time keeping is handled by pencil shaped hour/minute hands with a full track of large Arabic hour markers. The independently adjustable 2nd hour hand displays any additional time zone in a 24 hour format (no mistaking AM or PM hours) with a short red arrow tipped hand. As with most Breitling the watch is equipped with a one way ratcheting bezel indexed in 30 second increments for timing capabilities of up to 1 hour. An overachieving water resistance rating of 500 meters should keep even the hard core diver satisfied. For a black dial the luminous hands and markers offer excellent legibility in all lighting conditions. Many modern Breitlings can be cumbersome with diameters of 44mm or larger and a bulk to match. The Colt GMT measures a very manageable 40.5mm diameter or about the same size as the benchmark Rolex Submariner diver watch. Overall condition is excellent and original. Case and bracelet display small scuffs and scratches associated with occasional use but nothing that couldn’t be easy polished away for no charge while you wait. The watch was originally purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands in December 2012. It comes complete with the inner/outed boxes, endorsed warranty, instruction booklet, chronometer certificate and even the packaging stickers. For an easy to use rugged watch there isn’t anything more effective than the Colt Chronometer GMT. Not very often does a Colt show up complete with everything delivered from the factory. All functions working as designed. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty the watch is priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #12745.


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.

 

 


November 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.


November 23, 2019

Ladies Piaget Polo 20mm 8131 C 701 18kt. 121gr. $6,700.00 CAD. e12744

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 only our second Piaget we’ve had the privilege of profiling and she’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. The dial on our 20mm wide example is the black onyx upgrade. The glossy jet black with contrasting gold bars is quite striking and bold. Included with the watch is a February 1986 appraisal in the name of the first and only owner. The appraisal describes the ladies Piaget Polo watch style number 8131 C 701 with a replacement value of $12,900.00 USD. This was a very expensive watch in its day. A brand new top of the line Chevrolet Camaro would have cost about the same as this watch did in 1986. Made exclusively from premium 18 karat yellow gold the watch weighs about the same as a Rolex Oyster Date from the same period but unlike the Rolex, Piaget bracelet links are completely solid. At 121 grams including the proprietary quartz movement the value of just the gold in this watch is around $5,200.00 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. We have a couple brand new original links in stock to extend the length to fit a wrist of up to 18.5cm. The watch condition is like new. There is zero stretch or wear in any of the links.  The bracelet shows shows no sag of any kind just like brand new. The finish appears original showing only some shallow scuffs and scratches. This watch was an insurance replacement after the original was stolen during return shipping from a factory Piaget service. The original owner said she’s only worn the watch a handful of times over the past few decades. Including a copy of the 1986 appraisal, Piaget service pouch and a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this one owner Piaget classic is estate priced at $6,700.00 CAD. Stock #e12744.


November 20, 2019

Omega Seamaster Professional Chronograph 2599.20.00 41.5mm $3,575.00 CAD. e12554

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. All the regular Seamaster features are in perfect working order after a complete and comprehensive overhaul in August 2019. The chronometer rated movement is running well within specification as the plus 3 seconds per day timing report shows. Its 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 faded day glow orange register tips still in place. Large hands with bright luminous treatment allow easy time interpretation in all lighting conditions. Overall finish and condition are good but not without evidence of use. The finish appears original and unpolished. 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 $3,575.00 besides buying a good Swiss watch. Model 2599.80.00 had a suggested retail price of $4,000.00 when new. This 1999 example comes with its original bill of sale from La Swiss in Toronto where it was purchased for just shy of $3,400.00 in the spring of 2000. Now at 19 years old the estate price of $3,575.00 is practically identical to the original price, not too bad for holding value. What’s that new smart phone you’re thinking of buying going to be worth just a few years from now? Included with purchase is the original inner/outer box and instruction booklet. Estate priced at $3,575.00 with our complimentary no charge one year warranty. Stock #e12554.


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.


November 15, 2019

Tag Heuer Monza CR2113-0 $1,945.00 CAD e12682

The 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 Monza CR2113-0 is in very good condition showing little sign of use. The original signed strap and buckle have been changed for high quality replacements. The brand new Hirsch 20mm black stitched edge leather strap is made from super soft flat finished leather. This watch design and shape 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 and looks nothing like the original from the 1930s. The black dial with large hands and markers make for a watch that’s easy to read under all lighting conditions. Even the chronograph hour and minute registers are treated with luminous material.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 or Carrera this uncommon Monza makes a great option. Including a complimentary one year warranty the watch is estate priced at $1,945.00 CAD. Stock #e12682.


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.


November 13, 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 Link WJF211F 39mm $1,920.00 CAD. e12728

Classic looking Tag Heuer Link WJF211F. It’s got everything the watch enthusiast is looking for; iconic good looks, moderate size (39mm), automatic Swiss made automatic winding movement, important brand with history dating from 1860, beautiful 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 in 1987. The look has evolved over the past 3 decades, but the wishbone link design has always been a key design feature that defines the style. The all brushed stainless steel construction of this gents model gives it a subtle understated look that serves purpose in a sporting or dressy situation. Soft rounded edges on the case and bracelet with 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 function pure dress models may lack. The watch is equipped with a threaded crown/case back ensuring a water resistance rating of 200 meters. An integrated locking buckle makes sure the watch stays put securely on your wrist. This watch comes with the scarce blue tapestry dial with silver seconds track. There are so many great details to this dial, the more you look the more you discover. I love the highly polished hour markers; not only are they curved but they have faceted edges giving them a sparkle as the watch is moved. Running great and keeping time the watch comes with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and Tag Heuer inner/outer box. Pre-owned but not quite vintage, priced at $1,920.00 CAD. Stock #e12728.


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.


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.


November 12, 2019

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.

 


November 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.

 


November 8, 2019

Tag Heuer Sports Elegance WG1113 Mickey Mouse Edition $800.00 CAD. e12727

Few watches define the look of a brand like the Tag Heuer S/el or Sports Elegance. For over 30 years 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 few other sports watches possess. A low profile 38mm case is medium sized by modern tastes and suitable for almost any wrist, male or female. An ultra reliable Swiss made quartz movement with calendar and second hand add some useful 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. Our latest pre-owned Tag is this ultra rare Mickey Mouse edition. We could find very little information regarding this special Mickey Mouse dial treatment. We assume this was a short lived collaboration between Tag Heuer and Walt Disney. We suspect these watches were sold at the theme parks for a short time in very small numbers toward the end of the millennium. For the Mickey Mouse collector this watch would make the perfect way to enjoy everyone’s their Disney character in a subtle fashion. The watch is running great keeping excellent time. Comes with only the outer cardboard box and warranty card (not endorsed). Including a complimentary 1 year warratny the watch is priced at $800.00 CAD. Stock #e12727.


November 7, 2019

Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish 44mm A17390 with box & papers $3,585.00 CAD. e12726

Breitling SA is a watch company founded in 1884 in Saint-Imier Switzerland, a small Swiss town with a population of just over 5000 people; it’s also where the Longines watch company originated. The 44mm Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish (now retired) is everything you could possibly want or need from a luxury tool/diver watch. Following the trend and popularity of diver watches of the 1950s, Breitling released the SuperOcean in 1957. A watch with a very impressive for the time 200 meter water resistant case. Technology and materials have advanced significantly since the late 50s. A modern SuperOcean like our A17390 flaunts ten times the water resistance of the original. With a depth rating of 2000 meters a helium escape valve is a must. The automatic valve is designed to protect the watch if you find yourself in a decompression chamber after a particularly deep, extended dive. A handy unidirectional all steel timer bezel has easy to read raised markers at the quarter hours and a luminous dot at 12 o:clock for timing capability even in complete darkness. 8 screws surrounding the outside of the bezel are used to attach the bezel to the case as well as to give the timepiece a more nautical look. A watch that could as easily and justifiably be worn with both a three piece or wet suit. The SuperOcean Steelfish A17390 is arguably one of the best looking dive watches ever made by Breitling. The watch is on the iconic Breitling Professional II bracelet, manufactured and turned from a four meter long stainless steel bar. Each link patiently 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 was originally purchased in Iceland. It comes complete with original inner/outer boxes, instruction booklets, warranty card and chronometer certificate. This particular model comes with the difficult to find blue circular grained steel blue dial. Lightly worn but in original unpolished condition. A complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty for the new owner. Working great with all functions in operation as designed. It was recently traded in by the previous owner for something a little smaller. $3,585.00 CAD.  Stock #e12726.


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.

 


November 6, 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.


November 4, 2019

Breitling SuperOcean A17390 $2,990.00 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 $2,990.00 CAD. Stock #e11201.

 


November 2, 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.

 

 


November 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

 


Antique 14kt. gold Waltham pocket watch circa 1908 $1,800.00 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 over of $1,100.00 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. It’s now freshly serviced (November 2019) and ready to pass the time for the next 100 years. Estate priced at $1,800.00 CAD. Stock #e11156


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


October 30, 2019

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.

 

 


October 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.


October 20, 2019

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 Gérald 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.

 


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

Among the luxury sports watch manufacturers Tag Heuer is the only company to produce a watch exclusively for women completely different than the men’s models. In 1999 Tag Heuer introduced the Alter Ego. It was built from tough  heavy gauge solid stainless steel just like the professional gents models. These watches measure a more feminine 29mm diameter and perfectly conform to a lady’s wrist. Both of these examples are brightly polished looking like a fine piece of jewellery. The integrated buckle and bracelet makes them appear more like a fashionable bracelet than a watch. The fine line between jewellery and watch is further blurred with the beautiful cobalt blue and mother of pearl dial with VVS-G diamonds. They are powered by a super accurate and trouble free Swiss quartz movement. Both watches are in like new condition showing only minor evidence of use in the from of small scuffs. The stainless steel case and bracelets can easily be polished up like new if they happen to get scratched. The curved synthetic sapphire crystals on both watches are blemish free offering perfect optics and exceptional resistance to scratches. Both have been lightly polished and treated to new high capacity silver oxide batteries. They’re running great and keeping excellent time. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty they are estate priced at $1,000.00 and $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e6425 and #12529.

Diamond model sold. Blue dial still available.


October 8, 2019

TAG Heuer Grand Carrera CAV511A Calibre 17 RS $3,500.00 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 $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e9688.e9688 Tag Heuer Grand Carrera black dial CAV511A Grand Carrera


October 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


October 5, 2019

Omega Seamaster “James Bond” automatic 2531.80.00 $3,390.00 CAD. e12494

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 is a later 1st generation example that dates from 2006. Overall condition is best described as well used but not abused. The blue anodized aluminum bezel insert shows a few impact marks and scuff but remains fade free and fuctional. The embossed blue wave dial is blemish free although the hour hand and minute hand exhibit a little corrosion but are still as luminous as ever. A decade ago we’d get these in all the time, but 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 warranty card and instruction book. A one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty is included for the estate price of $3,390.00 CAD. Stock #e12494.

 


October 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.

 

 


October 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


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.

 


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.


October 2, 2019

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.

 


October 1, 2019

1969 Breitling Navitimer Chrono-Matic 1806 Calibre 11 $4,300.00 CAD. e13100

As early as the 1950s watchmakers were intrigued with the thought of a chronograph  watch powered by an automatic winding movement. Convenient self-winding wristwatches were becoming more commonplace but no manufacturer offered an automatic watch with a chronograph. Toward the middle of the 1960s, trends favored larger watches and motor sports. The space race was on and pilot watches also gained popularity. A similar race was on between rival watch manufacturers to produce the world’s first automatic chronograph. Zenith, Seiko and the consortium of Heuer, Breitling, Dépraz & Company and Hamilton undertook the challenge to produce the movement before the end of the 1960s. The claibre 11 is the result. From the backside view you’d think it was a hand wind movement as there is no rotor visible. The smaller than average rotating weight is hidden under the chronograph module. It’s a clever way to keep this modular construction from being too thick. The serial number of 1,314,018 indicates this example is one of the earlier versions dating from 1969. The watch came to us running but in need of a full service. Once the case was opened we were surprised to see no evidence of previous repairs in the form of etched service records. The one and only visible mark seen is ours indicating a full technical revision was preformed in May of 2019. With the fresh service the large watch is running like new with all functions operating as designed. This is a large watch measuring 47.5mm diameter. Compared to a traditional sport watch such as a 40mm Rolex Submariner the extra size is easily illustrated.We feel the watch is completely original (besides the strap and buckle) right down to some wear on the black rotating slide rule. Sharp crisp case edges and the original signed crown indicate the watch has also never been polished. The elaborate dial is in excellent condition showing appropriate patina for a 50 year old watch. The characteristic “left hand” crown of all calibre 11 equipped watches helps make them a little more comfortable, as the crown doesn’t dig into the back of your hand. A handy 31 day calendar display at 6:00 o:clock adds extra utility that  many chronographs lack. A brand new 22mm dark brown perforated leather strap with stainless steel buckle adds to the sporting look. While not original we were fortunate to have in stock a never used original Breitling Chrono-Matic 24 hour A22360 box (a watch heavily inspired by the look and function of our featured watch). Inner/outer boxes, wiz-wheel, slide rule instructions and other documents come included. These accessories are not original to our watch but they make an impressive presentation and are all in pristine condition. Our one year in house warranty covers all aspects of mechanical failure. This is the first Chrono-Matic Breitling we’ve ever had the pleasure of showcasing. Retro looking but comes with the size of a contemporary model. $4,300.00 CAD. Stock #e13100.

SOLD

 


September 25, 2019

Ladies Ebel Brasilia E1257M32 $600.00 CAD. e12770

From boutique manufacturer Ebel comes the Brasilia. While Ebel does have their own unique look this one definitely shows some Cartier Tank inspiration albeit softened with the Ebel touch. The watch is 100% original and untouched, no polishing or refinishing of any kind has been done. It was only occasionally worn by its previous and only owner. You’d be hard pressed to find a better value on the market than this watch. Compound curved sapphire crystal, stainless steel case/bracelet, screwed down case back, screw together bracelet links, integrated butterfly buckle, Swiss 9 jewel ETA256.111 movement with handy calendar and second hand. Purchased new in Toronto in December of 2009. Comes complete with perfect condition original inner/outer box, instructions and endorsed warranty card. The full length bracelet should be long enough to fit any ladies wrist. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e12770.

SOLD


September 17, 2019

Omega Seamaster 366.0842 $600.00 CAD. e11014

The vintage look is popular and the watch collecting hobby is as hot as ever despite the proliferation of new technology smart watches. While modern watches certainly offer some amazing features and abilities they somehow miss the mark in terms of personality and emotional connection. There is something special about wearing an analogue mechanical watch that relies on nothing more than that you wear it to stay running. No battery to run out, no electronic circuit to fail and better overall build quality means they just outlast most modern watches. Often times it’s easier for our repair department to locate a part for a 100 year old pocket watch than the  typical 10 year old quartz watch. Getting into the watch hobby doesn’t have to cost a small fortune. It is possible to get a high quality example from a significant manufacturer without depleting your bank account. This Seamaster automatic is a seldom encountered example from the mid to late 70s. It’s powered by an in house manufactured Omega calibre 1010. This 17 jewel automatic wind movement was used in many Omega watches from the mid 70s well into the 80s. It featured a fully integrated automatic winding mechanism as opposed to just a winding module attached to an existing hand wind base calibre. This allowed the watch to have a three hand display along with a calendar while maintaining a relatively low profile. The watch is in very good condition with a recently professionally refinished silver dial. The 1286/249 Omega bracelet appears to be in original unpolished condition showing no measurable wear or stretch. There are enough adjustable links in the bracelet of this watch to fit a wrist size of up to 8 inches. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty it is estate priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e11014.

SOLD


September 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.

SOLD

 

 


September 10, 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.

SOLD


September 8, 2019

1969 Patek Philippe 3416 18 karat gold 82.1 grams. $5,900.00 CAD. e13088

At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers some pretty nice watches go through our estate department. Top brands like Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Cartier, Tag Heuer etc. all make regular appearances. Patek Philippe, now that’s another story. Despite the rather pedestrian appearance, Patek Philippe watches are considered almost universally as the most desirable brand in the world. Most PPs are rather understated on the outside. The mechanical work of art found within the 33mm diameter 18 karat yellow gold case is anything but pedestrian. A beautifully finished 18 jewel hand made in house movement calibre 23-300 beats to a soothing frequency of 19,800 cycles per hour. When watches were of a more modest size like this one, a smaller 23mm x 3mm thick movement made sense. Despite the small size this hand wind movement is chronometer rated with 5 adjustments made for positional error. Additional cold/heat compensation and even an adjustment for isochronism ensure the watch keeps remarkably accurate time. Time to nerd out a bit. Isochronism adjustment as it relates to a mechanical watch means: no matter if the watch is fully wound with a tight mainspring or just about out of power it will run at the same frequency. Few watches are built with this kind of attention to detail and fewer still do it as well as Patek. Even their small movements like this are detailed and decorated like no other. They really are a miniature work of mechanical art. The classic silver dial is absolutely perfect, not a smudge, stain or scuff to be found. The hands too are in excellent condition showing not even the slightest blemish. The integrated flexible mesh bracelet is in excellent condition without any worn or weak sections. It will accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 1/4 inches. Running well and keeping great time the watch comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. A vintage Patek Philippe is always a treat to find and a pleasure to showcase for you. The company has always made just a small fraction of what many other Swiss manufacturers produce on an annual basis. It took the company well over 100 years to produce their first million watches. A company like Rolex produce well over 1 million watches in only a single year. For more than 50 years old, only the vintage style betrays its age. We believe this watch has only occasionally been worn and certainly hasn’t been serviced too many times. Inside the case back of a watch this age typically displays multiple service etching records; the inside case back of this watch shows none! The solid 18 karat yellow gold construction feels very luxurious and the 82.1 grams total weight is heftier than you’d expect from its modest dimensions. The signed crown (thought to be original) and hallmarked case still show good relief. Including a one year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this funky example of 1960s luxury is priced at $5,900.00 CAD. Stock #e13088.

SOLD


September 4, 2019

Tag Heuer Kirium 37mm WL111G $725.00 CAD. e12786

Tag Heuer’s Kirium is a pretty slick model that’s a more than capable sport watch with enough shiny bits to dress it up. The first thing you’ll notice is the dressy tone on tone silver dial and case. The entire case has been fully polished to a mirror finish except for the bezel surrounding the dial and the case/bracelet edges that have been left with a more subtle brushed appearance. Everything on the watch is smooth and rounded from the domed crystal to the slightly curved profile of the bracelet. Don’t let the simple face fool you as this is a tough, durable watch able to withstand treatment not associated with the dressier look. The case measures just under 37mm diameter and is appropriate for the man who prefers a standard size or a woman looking for a modern statement timepiece. Constructed of high grade 316L stainless steel, this watch is resistant to pretty much any chemical or environment you’re likely to encounter. It comes equipped with a threaded crown/case back, double locking integrated buckle and a handy 60 minute rotating timer bezel. The Swiss quartz movement is running great keeping the precise time you would expect from a Tag Heuer. A handy calendar at 3:00 and second hand add some extra utility. Including a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty and Tag Heuer boxes Kirium WL111G is priced at $725.00 CAD. Stock #e12786.

SOLD


September 2, 2019

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.

SOLD


September 1, 2019

Tag Heuer 4000 series 38mm WF1111-0 $650.00 CAD. e12773

The Tag Heuer 4000 series was built like no other Tag before it. This was a model that is often overlooked but is worth considering; it was well ahead of its time when it debuted more than 20 years ago. Despite the low profile of less than 9mm this is one tough watch. It has solid bracelet end pieces instead of hollow stamped sections. The solid ends are secured by solid bushed rivets, not hollow spring bars like most watches. Its solid stainless steel links are secured by more bushed rivets not split pins as found on other Tag Heuer watches from the same period. Even the folding/locking buckle is made from heavier gauge steel while still offering a diver’s extension. The coloured Tag Heuer logo splits down its middle when the bezel timer is rotated is a quirky feature exclusive to the 4000 series. Applied hour markers and logo are a luxury touch not seen on other Tags from the era. This is an almost perfect original example with a beautiful blemish free grey dial. The original tritium hands and hour makers are fully intact showing no patina or discolouration. A hardened synthetic crystal also in perfect condition offers excellent optics on or off axis. The Swiss made 7 jewel ETA 955.112 quartz movement is running flawlessly and keeping great time. One way timer bezel, screw down crown/case back are features you’d expect for a sporting Tag Heuer and the 4000 has them. The original sandblasted finish has held up very well and looks completely original. If you want a tough Tag Heuer that is different than the common 2000/AquaRacer series this 4000 is a model you’re not likely to encounter and certainly not in this sort of condition. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty this 1997 Tag Heuer is priced at $650.00 CAD. Stock #e12773.

SOLD

 


August 30, 2019

Breitling Bentley Mark VI 42mm P26362 $4,750.00 CAD. e12897

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

SOLD


August 22, 2019

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 20, 2019

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 231.23.39.21.02.001 hardy worn $5,900.00 CAD. e9393

They are functional and make a lifestyle statement without saying a word. Omega Seamasters have always been a do it all design. They are water resistant, tough, durable designs with great features. A super hard domed synthetic sapphire crystal should keep the scratches at bay. Easy to read striped tapestry silver/white dial with applied luminous markers and broad arrow second hand make for quick time interpretation. The 39mm case is fitted with a top grain chocolate brown alligator hide leather strap and deployment buckle making the watch very comfortable and slightly more casual.  A solid 18 karat rose gold bezel gives the watch a softer appearance than a traditional yellow gold on steel look. Rose gold is created by adding small amounts of copper while still keeping the gold purity to 75%. Omega’s in house calibre 8500 is fitted behind a threaded display back. The 8500 is a fully in house developed proprietary movement consisting of over 200 individual parts. A new silicon hair spring helps make the watch resistant to magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss! A handy time zone feature comes standard allowing rapid hour changes without affecting the minutes or seconds. The patented co-axial power escapement is said to be more accurate over longer service intervals compared to conventional designs. A Twin barrel mainspring extends power reserve 50% more than a typical automatic watch to 60 hours. Adjusted in 5 different positions and for temperature change this mechanism easily qualifies for chronometer grade accuracy levels. The improved externally threaded waterproof tube has helped bring the water resistance rating to 500 feet. This example was just 6 months old when we first sold it in 2017. The 2nd owner recently traded it in for something new after only wearing is a handful of times. It is in virtually flawless condition, 100% original, never been polished or refinished in any way. Even the original crocodile strap looks unworn. The original owner has an extensive collection of high end watches and commented that he only wore the watch about 15 times. He has his eyes on another model so this one is looking for a new home. It comes with the prettiest wooden Omega box I have even seen. An authorized Canadian dealer endorsed warranty card from October 2015. Instruction booklet and outside box complete the package. The Aqua Terra 231.23.39.21.02.001 has a suggested retail price of $7,600.00 USD and $8,700.00 CAD as show on the Omega website. Take advantage of our weak Canadian dollar and purchase this watch for just $5,900.00 CAD. Stock #e9393.

SOLD


August 18, 2019

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.

SOLD


August 12, 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.

SOLD

 

 


August 10, 2019

Movado Rondiro 606007 diamond bezel $1,150.00 CAD. e12492

Undoubtedly one of Movados dressier watches the diamond Rondiro is more diamond bracelet than time piece. The repeating pattern of high polished stainless steel crescents gives the bracelet an airy openness and draws the eye in to the case. That sleek and gently curving case measures 27.7mm long and only a millimeter wider than the 14mm bracelet. With its clean mother of pearl dial and diamond encrusted bezel the case is the perfect finishing touch on a watch that is both modern and luxurious. Model 84 H5 1411 S is in like new, hardly worn condition and comes with a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and box. Estate price $1,150.00 CAD. Stock #e12492.

SOLD


August 9, 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


August 5, 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 $7,200.00 USD before being updated with the ceramic bezel version. Estate priced at $5,800.00 CAD. Stock #e10905.

SOLD

 


August 2, 2019

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

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

SOLD


August 1, 2019

Breitling Montbrillant Olympus A19350 $5,700.00 CAD. e12406

Looking for a less is more watch, then this one isn’t  for you. If you’re into complications above just a simple day of the month display we present the Breitling Montbrillant Olympus A19350. Packed into the 42mm polished stainless steel case is a highly modified ETA2892-A2. The Swiss made automatic winding movement incorporates a 12 hour chronograph, 29 1/2 day moon phase display, day/date and month of the year. The silver/black dial also incorporates a tachymeter scale used in combination with the stopwatch to measure any unit per hour between 60 to 750. A slide rule bezel is incorporated into the rotating coin edged bezel. The watch is in excellent condition showing light scratches on some of the flat edges and surfaces. These minor blemishes can easily be removed in a matter of minutes by one of our onsite technicians. Comes with an upgraded signed deployment buckle and an extra black strap (fair condition) in addition to the dark brown Breitling leather strap. In low light or no light condition the complexity of the dial becomes simplified as the effective luminous material on the hands and hour markers display only the time. The watch was examined in the fall in 2017 by Breitling authorized agents Bandiera Jewellers in Toronto. Their Certificate of Watch Authentication/Appraisal is included. The watch is running great keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed courtesy of a fresh overhaul in December 2019. Perfect condition inner/outer box and 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty will accompany the watch. Estate priced at $5,700.00 CAD. Stock #e12406.

SOLD


July 29, 2019

18 karat gold Omega De Ville automatic 4600.31 $2,800.00 CAD. e9249

e9249 Omega DeVille 4600.31 18kt. goldA classic look from a manufacturer that’s been producing high quality Swiss made watches since 1848. Omega have some of the most desirable watches around. Speedmaster moon watches and Seamaster diver watches are always in high demand. The more formal Constellation and De Ville models don’t get as many headlines but both have a great history. The De Ville name was applied to the more dressy models within the popular Seamaster line from the 60s. They have since become their own distinct model focusing on high precision movements and sophisticated design. Our solid 18 karat yellow gold example dates from 1999 and measures 34.7mm diameter. That size may sound small but lacking a thick bezel allows for a large dial making the watch appear and feel larger. A classic silver dial with stick markers and tapered hands help produce a look that was popular 60 years ago and continues to this day. Omega calibre 1120 23 jewel automatic movement powers this watch is one of the brands most accurate and easily qualifies for the distinction of certified chronometer.e9249 Omega De Ville prestiege 4600.31 168 1050 368 1050 Overall watch condition can be described as very good. A light surface polishing was all that was needed to get it ready for the new owner. A small impact mark in the case at the 4:00 position is the only blemish worth mentioning. The synthetic sapphire crystal doesn’t have even the smallest chip or scuff. A new 19mm Hirsch black leather strap with gold plated Omega buckle has a neutral versatile look that should blend with almost anything you’re wearing. The original warranty card, instruction booklet, inner/outer box and chronometer certificate are included along with our Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. We performed a complete technical revision of the movement in October 2015. With this service the watch should run trouble free for many years.e9249 Omega De Ville 4600.31 Estate priced at $2,800.00 CAD. Stock #e9249.

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July 24, 2019

Omega Seamaster Quartz “James Bond” 41mm 2541.80.00 $2,245.00 CAD. e12784

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. Our latest quartz model 2541.80.00 is just the watch. It doesn’t come with any of its original packaging or documents. It exhibits some wear and tear typical of a watch approaching 20 years of age. Bracelet and case are showing scuffs and scratches but nothing deep or distracting. The aluminum bezel insert has a few minor dings and has faded a little bit. 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. Running perfectly and comes with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $2,245.00 CAD. Stock #e12784.

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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

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July 22, 2019

Tag Heuer Formula 1 WAH1211.BA0861 37mm $1,100.00 CAD. e12763

Bold  and very fashionable. This ceramic and stainless TAG is the watch you can slip on and forget about. The 37mm diameter case size is big enough to make a statement, large enough to easily read at just the slightest glance but not overwhelming for the average ladies wrist. It’s appropriate with your favorite little dress or a comfy pair of jeans and a t-shirt. The Formula 1 is equipped with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal, fixed ceramic bezel, threaded crown and case back. It is rated water resistant to a depth of 200 meters/660 feet for a anything your lifestyle demands. The polished hands and hour markers are finished off with luminous inserts for telling time in all lighting conditions. The clean white dial features a petite date display at 3 o’clock. A completely integrated butterfly folding clasp with easy release pushers blends perfectly into the bracelet. Model WAH1211 is powered by a Swiss made quartz movement that is running flawlessly keeping excellent time. Purchased new in 2012 at a Canadian Tag Heuer authorized agent. Looking like new old stock and showing virtually no evidence of use. Comes complete with original inner/outer boxes and endorsed paperwork. Model WAH1211 has recently been sold out according to Tag Heuer’s website where it had a retail price of $1,450.00 USD. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is priced at $1,150.00 CAD. Stock #e112763.

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July 18, 2019

Tag Heuer Carrera CV2A1M ltd. edition Monaco GP $3,500.00 CAD. e12969

e10121-tag-heuer-carrera-cv2a1m-ft6033-ltd-monaco-grand-prix-001Carrera has always been TAG Heuer’s sportiest line; at least when it comes to motor sports. This limited edition Monaco Grand Prix may be their sportiest yet. The 43mm diameter case is dominated by the black tachymeter bezel and anthracite dial; add to that a very sporty black rubber strap embossed with 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. Our Carrera model CV2A1M FT6033N shows virtually no signs of use, only the deployment buckle displays evidence of wear with very minor scuffs and shallow scratches, the anti reflective coating on the sapphire crystal is perfect. The previous and only owner never used the original rubber strap. When he purchased the watch he immediately swapped it for a big $$$$$ genuine Tag Heuer crocodile leather strap that fits perfectly. The watch is  accompanied by original inner and outer boxes, manual and the endorsed Ontario Tag Heuer authorized agent warranty card from spring 2013. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide and complimentary one year warranty. Number 1979 of 4000 made. This limited edition TAG is estate priced for $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12969.

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July 17, 2019

Breitling Heritage SuperOcean 46mm A13320 $4,500.00 CAD. e12858

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. Comes complete with original inner/ outer box, chronometer certificate and instructions, plastic bezel guard and even the original protective case back sticker. 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 $4,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12858.

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July 9, 2019

Baume & Mercier 44mm Capeland Flyback Chronograph BMMOA10006 $3,000.00 CAD. e12939

Since 1830 Baume & Mercier have been creating high quality watches in Switzerland, making them one of the oldest watchmakers in existence. By the late 1800s 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. In keeping with their tradition of manufacturing complicated mechanical watches we present the B&M Capeland Chronograph with fly-back function and calendar. The complicated automatic movement offers regular 3 hand time keeping ability with a calendar at 4:30 and 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 without the need to push the start button. 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. Arabic hour markers with blued steel hands on a parchment dial are both vintage looking and easy to read. An inner triple track tachymeter scale allows the user to calculate units per hour in a range from 1000 all the way down to 20. This watch looks like new, it appears virtually unworn and comes with an extra dark brown perforated strap. The original black crocodile strap with signed B&M buckle is in excellent condition. Included with purchase is the original inner/outer box, instruction booklet and August 2019 insurance appraisal. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a one year complimentary warranty for the new owner. When new this watch had a retail price of $7,500.00. This lightly worn example is priced at only $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12939.

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July 5, 2019

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.

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July 2, 2019

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.

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June 23, 2019

Breitling Limited Edition Bentley 24 Hour AB0220 49mm $6,700.00 CAD. e12859

A watch with a 24 hour dial eliminates the need to distinguish between AM and PM hours. Breaking up a 24 hour day into 2 groups of 12 hours doesn’t make much sense and can lead to confusion when you really think about it. The only reason this dial appears confusing is because we’ve all learned to interpret the 2 separate revolutions of the hour hand once per day. With day and night as a reference it’s easy to tell AM from PM hours. In the early 1960s Breitling made the Cosmonaute, a watch in which the hour hand circulated the dial only once every 24 hours instead of every 12 hours. The thinking was in space there really isn’t a day and night in a traditional sense. A true 24 hour dial equipped watch eliminates any doubt which half of the “day” it is. Our latest previously owned watch is based on the Breitling Cosmonaute but this 24 hour watch is a tribute to the 24 hour automobile endurance race in Le Mans France not a journey into space. In 2003 Bentley Motor Cars from England won the prestigious event. This watch came out in 2013 to mark the 10th anniversary of the victory as a very small production run of just 288 watches. For a large international brand like Breitling issuing just 288 units is very unusual; we’ll likely never encounter another example. This is an extra large watch with a case size of 49mm and a thickness of 15.3mm. Housed within the stainless steel case is Breitlings own in house developed B02 hand wind movement. The column wheel 12 hour chronograph equipped movement features an extra long power reserve of just under 3 days. A small date aperture at 9:00 (4:30 traditional dial position) adds some useful extra utility. The rotating slide rule bezel has an engine turned finish reminiscent of a vintage Bentley dashboard; there is nothing vintage about the carbon fiber dial treatment though. The blend of old traditions and new technology are what Breitling and Bentley are all about. When the lights grow dim the luminous material on the dial offers one of the brightest phosphorescent effects I have every seen on a watch dial. This example (#251/288) is in like new condition and retains 100% of its original finish. A brand new never installed Breitling black rubber strap is included along with 2 new spring bars. A clever micro adjustable buckle allow precise fit when you need some extra room or if it feels a little loose.The watch was only occasionally used and could best be described as in like new condition. It comes with everything from when purchased brand new June 2018. The watch is covered by Breitling’s 5 year international warranty until 2023. A special British racing green inner outer box replaces the traditional yellow or black box. Instructions, endorsed warranty card, chronometer certificate and limited edition certificate come included for the new owner. The ultimate watch for the Bentley aficionado/watch connoisseur. Priced at $6,700.00 CAD. Stock #e12859.

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June 6, 2019

2019 Breitling Navitimer B01 44mm UB0121 $8,680.00 CAD. e12938

Most watch luxury watch manufacturers have at least one model that defines the brand. For Breitling the Navitimer is the watch that comes to mind. The aviation centric brand have been making watches for pilots for almost as long as there have been pilots. The Navitimers built in chronograph and rotating slide rule bezel allows various mathematical calculations crucial for navigation, climb/descent rates, fuel consumption, speed/distance calculation etc.; all very handy for the professional pilot and watch nerd alike. Our newest pre-owned Breitling showcases Breitling’s B01 in house manufactured power plant. 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. Like many 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 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 is justifiably proud of this mechanism and wants the world to see it. I’m sure they’re counting on you showing it off to your buddies through the display window in the case back. Breitling has an agreement with the 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, Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch; the Navitimer is the halo model for Breitling. Our “Stratos Grey” model UB0121211F1P2 comes with the upgraded 18 karat red gold rotating slide rule bezel and deployment buckle. This is a current model on Breitling’s website showing a retail price of $12,145.00 CAD. That’s a lot of money but in the United States it’s even more costly at $10,470 USD. It was purchased new at Bandiera Jewellers Toronto in October 2019. It comes with the balance of the factory 5 year warranty. The condition can safely be described as like new. There is no evidence of any use, no scuffs of scratches of any kind can be seen, has never been polished or refinished. Comes complete with the full compliment of packaging, documents, certificates and even the original plastic hang tag all in perfect condition. Including the balance of the factory 5 year warranty (expiring October 24 2024) we have this previous owned watch priced at $8,680.00 CAD. Stock #e12938.

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June 5, 2019

Cartier Santos WSSA0010 medium automatic $6,200.00 CAD. e12962

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’ first flight he complained to Louis Cartier that it was terribly inconvenient to check his pocket watch while trying to control his aircraft. Cartier made him the world’s first pilots watch that was worn on the wrist (very unusual for a man of the time); the Santos de Cartier was born. At 35.1mm this modern Santos is a little larger than the original design but is in keeping with modern tastes. It’s a classic style that has truly stood 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, 3 hand automatic winding mechanism. The full stainless steel construction is a combination brushed and polished finish. The WSSA0010 Santos is a current model available at the Cartier boutique where is carries a retail price of $8,250.00 CAD. Our example is complete and come with extra tan leather strap (never used), and the original packaging plus accessories. The endorsed warranty card is dated June 2018. With Cartier’s “QuickSwitch” bracelet/strap system, no tools or talent is required to change the bracelet over to a strap. Just pushing a concealed button releases the bracelet allowing the strap to quickly snap into place with a reassuring click. An infinitely adjustable deployment buckle allows a custom fit for any size wrist. This watch retains its original finish and has never been polished. There are a few minor scuffs visible on the polished bezel. These shallow scratches can be polished away while you wait if you to. The watch is still under factory warranty until the summer of 2020 after which Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will extend the factory warranty for and additional year at no charge. This very lightly pre-owned Cartier is priced at $6,190.00 CAD. Stock #e12962.

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June 4, 2019

Breitling Skyracer Raven A27364 44mm $4,500.00 CAD. e12558

Breiting’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 analogue chronograph watches. Elapsed time calculations are very straight forward as the display doesn’t rely on multiple registers to add together. The chronograph simply reads like a regular watch dial with the small left register. As an example 2:20:37 elapsed time is shown like this. The 2 large centre sweep hands can be read to exactly interpret timed minutes, seconds and even 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 watches face. 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 latest previously enjoyed Skyracer is the special edition Raven model featuring a stealthy black bezel, black dial and black rubber strap with locking deployment buckle. The deluxe buckle adds a nifty locking slide to quickly adjust the soft rubber strap length by up to 1cm in 2mm increments for the perfect fit. The watch is in great condition showing no significant signs of wear and tear. The brightly polished case and buckle are virtually absent of scratches or scuffs. Looking and working like new with all functions operating as designed. Comes with a Breitling box and 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Model A27364 is estate priced at $4,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12558.

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June 3, 2019

Oris Aquis blue diver 39.6mm 01 733 7732 4135-07821 05PEB $1,300.00 CAD. e12961

Dollar for dollar you won’t find a more feature packed watch than an Oris. This like new condition Aquis deep blue dial diver is a great example of high quality and low price. Water tight to an impressive 1000 feet, domed synthetic sapphire crystal, black ceramic one way timer bezel, solid stainless construction, mechanically locking buckle with extension, solid link bracelet secured with proper screws (no bushed rivets anywhere), even the bracelet is attached to the case with screws. Visible through the display case back beats a modern Sellita SW200-1 26 jewel automatic winding movement with calendar display in excellent operating condition. The dial is a beautiful dark sapphire blue providing great contrast against large luminous hands and hour markers. This watch excellent condition. There is no evidence of any use, it retains its original finish and has never been polished in any way. There is even some protective plastic on the inside of the buckle. The watch is missing a few of the removable adjusting links but extras can always be ordered if you have anything larger than a slender build. At just under 40mm diameter it isn’t a small watch but in this world of 45mm and larger sports watches the Aquis has a more refined look. Comes with a complimentary one year warranty. Priced at $1,300.00 CAD. Stock #e12961.

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Ladies Rado D-Star 30mm 01.580.0514.3.011 $600.00 CAD. e12772

They’ve been Swiss made for over 100 years and maybe you’ve never heard of Rado before. The company produces some very cutting edge designs and have huge followings in India and other eastern countries. They’re best known for their high tech creations that use exotic titanium, ceramic and hardened coated metals. It seems every watch manufacturer is using ceramic these days but Rado has been doing it since the 1980s. Our latest rado is made from a more traditional stainless steel, although is does have a super hard synthetic sapphire crystal keeping the view of the silver/white dial blemish free. The solid link integrated bracelet is ultra durable with bushed rivets holding the links together with a locking butterfly buckle. Purchased new at Yorkdale Shopping Centre in 2012 the watch comes with the full compliment of packaging, documentation and endorsed warranty card. Showing some scuffs and scratches on the stainless steel surfaces from careful use over the past 7 years. The minor patina could be polished away for no charge by our onsite goldsmiths if you’d like the watch to look like new. At 30mm diameter it is a good size for most women while not being cumbersome. The Swiss made 25 jewel automatic movement is working flawlessly and is visible through the case back display window. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is priced at $600.00 CAD. Stock #e12772.

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Tag Heuer 1500 WD1223 all original just serviced $920.00 CAD. e12556

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 more than 90% less. When Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers were Tag Heuer agents this model always sold well for us and we were quite disappointed when it was retired. They rarely show up in our estate department and never in this sort of condition. The watch is completely original and has never been polished or 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 purchased new over 20 years ago. Barack Obama wore a 1500 series on a leather strap in the 90s and early 2000s. The watch is running great keeping excellent time. It was just fully serviced by our master watchmaker (August 2019) and should be good for many years before the next scheduled service. Measuring a comfortable 37.25mm diameter it’s suitable for the man who prefers a more modest size watch or the lady who likes bigger size sporty designs. Comes complete with the original inner/outer boxes, instructions. Including our 1 year complimentary warranty the watch is estate priced at $900.00 CAD. Stock #e12556.

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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.

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Breitling Chronomat Evolution A13356 44mm $3,500.00 CAD. e12555

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  since the 1970s. 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 robust mechanisms to go 10 years between service intervals. 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 rhodium dial. It has 3 different textures applied to its semi gloss finish. The easy to read dial features the traditional polished hash mark hour markers giving it classic appeal without losing its sporting focus. Luminous hands and hour markers help visibility in the dark. Watertight to 300 meters and made from high grade stainless steel should allow use under any circumstance. Our latest previously owned watch remains completely original right down to the factory high polish finish. The shiny surface is showing scuffs and minor scratches that inevitably occur with wear. The previous original owner resisted the urge to polish these minor blemishes away opting to leave the watch original. These watches are very easy to bring back to a mirror finish but the sharp edges get slightly softened when refinished. Given enough polishing the parallelogram links begin to loose their flat sides. Most watch collectors prefer original over restored. Very lightly worn overall condition with zero stretch or sag in the Pilot bracelet. The watch was originally purchased in Toronto at La Swiss in the spring of 2009. It comes complete with all the original endorsed documentation and packaging except for the cuff pillow inside the box. It’s running great with all functions operating as designed. Including a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year mechanical warranty the watch is pre-owned priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12555.

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June 2, 2019

Breitling Navitimer GMT B01 Limited Edition AB0441 48mm $8,080.00 CAD. e12787

Most watch luxury watch manufacturers have at least one model that defines the brand. For Breitling the Navitimer is the watch that comes to mind. The aviation centric brand have been making watches for pilots for almost as long as there have been pilots. The Navitimers built in chronograph and rotating slide rule bezel allows various mathematical calculations crucial for navigation, climb/descent rates, fuel consumption, speed/distance calculation etc.; all very handy for the professional pilot and watch nerd alike. Our newest pre-owned Breitling is a very special model. This one adds an additional red pointer hour hand showing a second time displayed in 24 hour format. It also showcases Breitling’s B01 in house manufactured power plant. 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. Like many 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 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 is justifiably proud of this mechanism and want the world to see it. I’m sure they’re counting on you showing it off to your buddies through the display window in the case back. Breitling has 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, Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch; the Navitimer is the halo model for Breitling. Our “Aurora blue” limited edition Navitimer GMT was manufactured with only 1000 copies produced for the entire world. You’re not likely to encounter another one in your neighbourhood. It was purchased new by the original and only previous owner at Westime in Beverly Hills California December 2017. It has never been polished or refinished in any way. It shows some scuffs and scratches that are inevitable with use due to the highly polished finish found on the entire watch. If you’d like the watch restored to like new we would provide a complimentary refinishing. Now sold out at Breitling agents the watch carried a suggested retail price of $10,460.00 USD when available. It comes with the full compliment of packaging, documents, certificates and even the original plastic hang tag all in perfect condition. Including the balance of the factory 5 year warranty (expiring December 2022) we have the previous owned watch priced at $8,080.00 CAD. Stock #e12787.

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Breitling Chronomat Crosswind B13055 $4,000.00 CAD. e9655

e9566 Breitling Crosswind Chronomat B13055When I picture a Breitling this is the watch I see; high polished solid stainless steel case accented in 18 karat yellow gold bezel studs. That famous angled pilot bracelet with angled double locking clasp (all high grade steel). A clean white dial accented with gold trimmed roman numerals makes for a slightly dressy look. Even the attributes are exactly what you’d expect from Breitling: 12 hour three register chronograph, tachymeter scale for measuring units per hour, ratcheting 60 minute bezel timer, 3 o’clock calendar and a sweeping second hand. Certainly more features than anyone has practical use for but they do elevate the look of the watch. The curved sapphire crystal is scratch and scuff free. There is some wear showing on the gold plated pushers and screw down crown. The threaded case back  helps to keep the watch watertight to 100 meters. The Chronomat Crosswind is powered by the ever reliable Swiss made 17 jewel Valjoux 7750 running at 28,800 vibrations per hour with a 42 hour power reserve that is keeping great time. The Breitling measures 42mm in diameter making it large but not uncomfortably so. Case and bracelet have been refinished but still show some subtle signs of previous use to the sharp eye. Included with purchase is an original Breitling inner/outer box and our Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty. This classic example of Breitling’s quality is ready to wear. Estate price $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e9655.E9655.1 Breitling Crosswing Chronomat B13055

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June 1, 2019

Zenith Elite 03.2020.670 40.4mm $3,000.00 CAD. e12840

For those who appreciate a less is more timepiece but still demand the ultimate in quality we present the Zenith Elite. Nothing but absolute functional timekeeping is what this watch is all about. The large 40.4mm case size and lack of thick bezel result in a watch with a bigger dial than many watches of 44 to 45mm size. Perfectly polished, faceted hour markers with a flat finish centre strip are highly visible against the glossy black dial. Extra long hands mimic the marker finish with a red tipped sweep seconds hand. A useful calendar at 6:00 is in keeping with the perfect balance and symmetry of the dial. Great wrist presence without the bulk. Pictured beside the industry standard Rolex Datejust 36mm you can really see how much an extra 4mm adds. Zenith’s in house manufactured 27 jewel calibre 670 is a mechanical masterpiece, but what else would you expect from a watchmaker whose been producing their own movements for over 150 years. The entire watch is less than 8.5mm thick! The thin profile is even more obvious because of the relatively large case diameter. The Elite series of automatics are even thinner than most hand wind watches. Thin automatic watches are seen mostly in ultra expensive offerings by brands like Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and others from the ultra luxury Swiss watch segment. The beautifully finished mechanism is visible through a large display window in the case back. Our latest previously enjoyed Zenith was just fitted with a new Italian black leather 20mm strap using the original signed stainless steel buckle. The synthetic sapphire crystal is coated with an anti-reflective surface further enhancing the functionality of this beautiful watch. Overall condition is very good. We believe the watch still maintains its original finish. Brushed shoulders contrast the polished case sides and bezel. The sharp bevel on the lugs is still evident on all four corners. There is evidence of wear in the form of scuffs, scratches and a few minor impact marks on the case. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty the Elite is prices at $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12840.

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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.

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May 28, 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.

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May 24, 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.

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May 23, 2019

Omega Constellation 95 1512.40.00 33.4mm $865.00 CAD. e12628

It may not be a collectible Moonwatch or a super rare Seamaster but the style of this 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 grayish blue linen dial. The exceptionally accurate Swiss quartz movement displays only the essential information with 3 tapered hands and calendar window. At 33.5mm diameter this watch could be worn by either a lady or a man. The perfect condition linen textured dial with polished hands offers good legibility with luminous highlights. The Manhattan design was introduced in 1982 and was updated in 1995 to this style. Even contemporary Constellations use the styling details first introduced on the model from over 35 years ago. 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 $865.00. Stock #e12628.

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May 20, 2019

Heuer Autavia GMT 1163 automatic ***RARE*** $17,000.00 CAD. e10877

If you followed motor sports in the 60s or 70s you know Heuer chronographs. They dominated the market for high end sports chronographs, timing equipment and event/racer sponsorship. The red/white Heuer logo is hard to miss on the banners and cars of almost any motorsports event from 40-50 years ago. Some of Heuer’s early models were named after some of the world’s most famous race tracks and races. Vintage Carrera and Monaco watches have seen amazing increases in value lately with prices well into 5 figures. When the Autavia 1163 GMT was introduced in 1970 it was about the most complicated production sports watch around. Not only was it one of the first automatic winding chronographs it also incorporated a date feature plus a 2nd hour hand with a rotating bezel to indicate a 2nd time zone. This was the watch to have for the professional racer or bench racer fan. Selling for around $275.00 USD this was a watch for the serious aficionado, especially considering the standard Heuer Carreras were selling for only around $100.00. The name Autavia is a blend of the words automotive and aviation. The chronograph feature is very useful in both pursuits while the 2nd time (Greenwich Mean Time) function is useful for the pilot or world traveler. Heuer’s competition at the time seemed rather old fashioned relying on mostly using hand wind chronographs. Even the mighty Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was using technology based on decades old designs. Autavia 1163 was only produced with this rare dial configuration for a couple of years. Our example still retains the uber rare original red chronograph registers. Here is a great story detailing why this feature is almost never encountered. Seemingly trivial facts like this are what make us watch geeks so excited to see these rare watches and learn as much as we can about their history. A vintage Autavia GMT is among the most unusual and rare watches produced by a major manufacturer. Considering the incredible 6 figure values similar vintage Rolex Daytona chronographs trade for, this Heuer is a relative bargain plus it’s far more rare too. The automatic calibre 14 movement is running well with all the functions working as designed. This is a two owner watch showing only a couple service records etched inside the screw down case back. The original owner enjoyed wearing it for many years and never stopped appreciating it and taking great care of it. The second owner purchased it from us about a year ago and only occasionally worn it until trading it back in to us. A faded blue/red “Pepsi” bezel with appropriate patina are evidence of use without abuse. The radial finish on the steel 42mm x 47mm case along with the sharp beveled edges are proof that the watch has never been polished or refinished. A signed Heuer crown and fluted pushers are also original to the watch. This is the only Heuer 1163 we’ve ever had. You’ll not find many examples for sale anywhere as serious collectors continue to squirrel these rare watches away when they occasionally surface for sale. It’s a really cool watch with a great vintage look. Including a 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $17,000.00 CAD. Stock #e10877.

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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 164 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.

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May 14, 2019

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.

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May 6, 2019

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch ST 145.0022 $10,250.00 CAD. e12700

I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. The Omega Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” is one of the most popular currently available watches on the market, vintage Moonwatches even more so. That’s why we are so excited to showcase this 1984 Speedmaster ST 145.0022 in practically new old stock condition. We’ve never had a vintage Moonwatch this complete and original. The tritium dial hour markers and hands have aged to a beautiful tan patina. The bracelet and buckle are virtually scuff free. There are even a couple areas on the watch where the protective blue delivery film still clings to the case although it’s difficult to see in these images. Red case back seal is still in place, the back appears to have been opened before. Black paint in the case back lettering 100% intact with more blue protective film remnants visible in some of the letters of embossed logo.Instruction booklet and endorsed Canadian warranty paperwork in perfect condition. The 70 plus page booklet spine is still not creased. A red velvet lined box completes this desirable package. Needless to say the box too is in next to new condition without any blemishes or defects worth mentioning. The 1171/1 stainless steel bracelet contains 23 links and will accommodate a wrist size of over 8 1/2 inches.The legendary calibre 861 is working well with all functions working as designed. We are extremely excited to offer this watch including a complimentary 1 year warranty for the price of $10,250.00 CAD. Stock #e12700.

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May 5, 2019

Tag Heuer Aquaracer Quartz 38.5mm WAF1113 $1,090.00 CAD. e12831

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 $1,040.00 CAD. Stock #e12831.

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May 4, 2019

Panerai Luminor Marina PAM00613 $5,750.00 CAD (TAX INCLUDED!!!!!!). e12748

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  (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 flat black dial with antiqued hour markers distinguishes the watch with a look that can only be Panerai. Many times we’ve mentioned the appeal of a “less in more” watch. Panerai watches are fitting the less is more concept. 3 simple hands display the time and nothing more. The case is a combination high polish with brushed sections showing sings of use in the form of scuffs and scratches. As with all collectible watches we prefer to leave them original unless the purchaser prefers a refinish and polishing. 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 resistant 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. It comes with the original brown leather strap and a high quality black leather alternate. The watch received a full factory servicing through Birks Toronto in September 2018. Birks’ in house 2 year warranty is valid until September 2020. It’s not unusual for these robust hand wind movements to run 10 years between service intervals. Included with purchase is the inner/outer boxes, Birks service receipt, plastic bezel guard, instructions, polishing cloth, factory hang tags, Birks warranty card and even the original cardboard shipping box (not pictured). This most recent trade in Panerai is priced at $5,750.00 CAD TAX INCLUDED!!!!! Stock #e12748.

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May 2, 2019

Omega Seamaster 2997 SC 34.4mm circa 1956 $1,100.00 CAD. e12673

All appearances suggest this watch is completely original except for a replacement tension ring crystal (covering the SWISS MADE text at 6:00 o:clock) and newer genuine Omega replacement crown. The rare example of a screw on case back 2997 SC gold capped Seamaster came in to us after sitting in a box for decades. Inside the case back shows few previous service marks. Most watches well into their 60s have lots of maintenance etchings inside the case. Aside from our mark there are only 2 others suggesting this watch has only been serviced twice before, most likely over 40 years ago. The dial  is best described as in like new condition. Classic cross hairs silver dial is blemish free with perfect text, perfectly polished hands and faceted hour markers. It’s a rare treat to see a dial in this condition. With any vintage/collector watch the dial is everything. In many cases the dial is worth more than the rest of the entire watch. A great dial sets a watch like this apart from the rest. We recently performed a full service to the 20 jewel in house manufactured automatic calibre 501. Despite being a non chronometer rated mechanism our highly talented watchmaker was able to have the movement perform within chronometer tolerances, showing a gain rate of only 5 seconds per day. The electronic vibrograph print out shows a nice straight line with reasonable amplitude of 226 degrees.The gold cap is fully intact and original not looking polished or repaired. No sections of base stainless steel are close to showing through even at the 1:00 o:clock lug. This example has the preferred screw on case back with an excellent depiction of the Omega “hippocampus” seahorse logo.The watch is a little smaller than most contemporary tastes at 34.4mm diameter but it does wear a little larger as it lacks a thick bezel. The 29.5mm crystal diameter is just 0.4mm smaller than a Rolex Datejust 36. We’ve fitted the watch with a brand new 18mm brown leather Hirsch strap. The new owner will benefit from a complimentary 1 year warranty (prorated for 5 years) for peace of mind. This watch is likely the best example of a rare 2997 SC anywhere. Estate priced at just $1,100.00 CAD is unbeatable. Stock #e12673.

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May 1, 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.

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April 23, 2019

Chanel J12 diamond dial 18kt. bezel H2544 39mm $6,120.00 CAD. e12668

The House of Chanel is famous for its “the little black dress” and of course No. 5 perfume. The high fashion brand has a history going back to the early 1900s when Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel opened a millinery (Hat) shop in Paris. Within a few years she was selling specialty clothing and dresses to the Parisian social crowd. A piece of Chanel clothing was on the list of many of Europe’s well to do of the time and it’s no different today. The famous perfume followed in the 1920s. The Chanel name is synonymous with elegance and our latest pre-owned time piece is all that. Chanel was the brand that really popularized ceramic watch construction with the J12 design in 1999. This H2544 model is a significantly upgraded version of the basic offering. The glossy black dial has diamond hour markers and a solid 18 karat rose gold bezel. Measuring 39mm diameter this watch can be worn by any gentleman or the lady who loves the look of a larger watch. The 31 day calendar and luminous hands/markers add some extra utility. Super tough ceramic construction is many times harder than contemporary steel watches and offers a finish that shrugs off abuse that would severely scratch anything else. The threaded crown and screwed down case back combine to give the watch a water resistant rating of 200 meters. This isn’t just a pretty face, it’s a more than capable watch suitable for practically any activity. The folding stainless steel concealed buckle is auto closing and invisible once shut. Hardly worn and in like new condition; the original blue protective plastic case back sticker is still in place. The high precision Swiss quartz movement is running flawlessly, keeping excellent time. This low maintenance mechanism can easily run 10 to 20 years before a service is required. A high capacity silver oxide battery should last a couple years and is readily available at any quality jeweller. Its former owner has a large watch collection, so this watch was used only occasionally in rotation with numerous others. Purchased at the Chanel Boutique Toronto in December of 2010 it comes complete with everything originally delivered. Inner/outer boxes, certificate of authenticity, endorsed international warranty card, CD of Chanel watch expertise (never viewed) and extra link pouch, all in excellent condition. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the J12. To celebrate the occasion Chanel has introduced a new series of J12 watches that look remarkably like the originals. The J12 is destined to become a classic. They’re seldom seen around here and we’re proud to showcase this outstanding example. Including a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty we are offering the watch for the pre-owned price of $6,120.00 CAD. Stock #e12668.

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April 22, 2019

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.

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April 20, 2019

Ladies Seamaster 300 2582.80.00 28mm $1,090.00 CAD. e11084

Ladies watches have historically been designed as pieces of fine jewellery, from the cocktail watches of the 20s to the modern Chopards. The trend has always been to use diamonds, mother of pearl, gold and platinum with small dials and delicate “dainty” bracelets. On the flip side, the many ladies sport watches have been clunky, heavy and utilitarian. Although we have an appreciation for a watch that uses only the finer materials available, and certainly realize the need for a useful hearty tool watch. The problem remains that there are times when a fine gold dress watch can be impractical and a sport watch is just not fancy enough. Omega found a perfect solution with the ladies Seamaster Professional 300m. Motivated by the success of their 41mm Seamaster Professional 300m gent’s watches, Omega released a smaller lady Seamaster. It featured an easy to read highly luminescent dial, usable unidirectional bezel and all the benefits of a 300 meter dive watch. The nine segment link bracelet differs from the gents with its integrated sliding buckle clasp. Just like the gent’s, smooth soft lines and a beautiful contrast between the brushed finish and high polish stainless steel. The timeless deep blue coloured wave dial like this example was always the preferred choice. Our example shows some scratches on the case and bracelet. Some of the domed links have slightly flattened centre sections. Certainly worn but far from worn out the watch looks great with honest patina. It comes with the original dealer endorsed warranty card (dated December 1998) and our one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Ready for it’s next owner the Seamaster is priced at only $1,090.00 CAD. Stock #e11084.

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18kt. Patek Philippe diamond Calatrava 4820 25.5mm. e12499

At Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers we’re very fortunate. We often feature some beautiful watches as part of our ever changing vintage 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. In fact unless you’re in the watch loop you’d likely not look twice at one. This is perhaps one of the esteemed brand’s simplest offerings, yet the attention to detail and quality is beyond compare. The Calatrava is Patek’s most famous design. It was introduced in the 1930s as an understated design to help the  company weather the challenges imposed by the great depression. Even the finest brands need to adapt to changing markets conditions from time to time. The factory diamond bezel and integrated bracelet elevates this example from the most basic Calatrava, but the simple easy to read white dial with black Roman numerals connects it to its fundamental design roots. As soon as you hold the watch the quality is apparent, 64.5 grams of hefty 18 karat gold never felt so good. The silky smooth bracelet will accommodate a wrist size of up to 7 1/4 inches. A signed hinged buckle with integrated white gold safety snaps closed with a reassuring click. 3 dozen diamonds of premium VVS-DEF quality weighing an estimated 0.75 carats circle the sapphire crystal. At some point the previous owner must have brushed the crystal with a diamond as there is a small scratch on its surface. Against the white background the blemish is almost invisible. I had to position the black hands under the scratch just to illustrate it. Unless the hands are precisely lined up at 9:48 the blemish all but disappears. Powering the watch is a Patek Philippe designed 6 jewel, 57 component quartz proprietary movement calibre E15. Even on this simple two hand mechanism the watchmakers of PP & Co. have treated the movement to traditional Geneva wave finishing patterns on the metal surfaces. This sort of detail is seldom seen on anything other than high end mechanical mechanisms. The freshly installed high capacity silver oxide power cell should keep it maintaining perfect time for the next 2-3 years. This classic cocktail dinner/dress watch dates from the early 1990s and remains in almost new condition. The bracelet is tight showing no joint wear. The original case back sticker is still in place. There are no signs of previous service records in the case back and the perfectly polished screw heads on the movement look undisturbed since final assembly in Geneva over 20 years ago. We are happy to include the excellent condition, burgundy velvet/satin lined original box along with a 5 year year complimentary warranty for the new owner. Although this version is no longer available, similar Calatrava models can still be purchased from approximately $30,000 USD. Stock e12499.

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April 19, 2019

Ladies Gucci watch 2305L like new $440.00 CAD. e12213

We don’t post many Gucci watches but when this one came in we couldn’t resist. This ladies quartz model 2300L is in like new condition. It shows minor scuffs and scratches on the gold plated case but are hardly noticeable except under close scrutiny. The design of the case and bracelet with its many concave curves fends off many impacts that would show on a flat surface. Equipped with a super hard, blemish free synthetic crystal over a snow white dial displaying only the time with 2 simple hands. When closed the integrated deployment buckle disappears under bracelet offering security without spoiling the good looks. The watch is running great and comes with the original inner/outer boxes and operating instructions. Including a 1 year complementary warranty we have this previously enjoyed Gucci priced at $440.00 CAD. Stock #e12213.

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April 18, 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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April 16, 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.

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April 15, 2019

Omega Planet Ocean 2208.50.00 45.5mm full kit. e12703

You have to admire the person who buys an expensive luxury watch, actually uses it in the manner to which it was designed and does it day after day for many years. I’m pretty sure the last time this watch saw the inside of the box was when I sold it to the  original owner in August of 2006. It was recently traded in for a Seamaster chronograph. It wasn’t traded because it needed service or repairs; it was traded because the owner just wanted something new and a bit different. If you’re a fan of patina this one has it. From the very faded orange bezel to the scuffs, scratches, small dings on the case and bracelet, you can tell this watch has been lived in and loved. The case retains its original finish and we’ve tidied up the bracelet and buckle a bit. 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. For today’s styles it fits right in especially when some brands are showing watches pushing 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 2208.50.00 with bright orange bezel and dial details that was the most visually distinct. Bright luminous hour markers and hands glow brightly in low light situations, while an anti-reflective crystal coating keeps glare down to a minimum. Comes with the original inner/outer boxes, instructions and endorsed authorized agent warranty cards all in perfect condition. 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 or moisture. Stock #e12703.

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April 11, 2019

Omega Seamaster 120 36.5mm 2511.80.00 one owner full kit $1,500.00 CAD. e12461

The Seamaster 120 is often overshadowed by the larger “James Bond” Seamaster 300, but I think there’s something to be said for its simple design. It forgoes the fancy bells and whistles found on other Seamaster models (helium escape valves, rotating bezels, chronographs), and sticks to the bare necessities of the time and date. The focus on functionality gives this watch the ability to be worn anywhere: it wouldn’t be out of place at a formal event nor a day out on the lake (where its 120 meter depth rating might come in handy). Its simplicity has helped it age well too– the watch is running just as well as when the original owner purchased it new from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers over 21 years ago. Its shows minor signs of use (there’s a small scratch on the synthetic sapphire crystal), but was recently refinished and looks fantastic for such a well-loved watch. With a little care, it should serve the next owner decades. Included with purchase is the original box (in slightly tattered condition), endorsed warranty card, instruction booklet, plastic serial/style/price tag and even the original bill of sale. Comes with complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers in house warranty. Estate price $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12461.

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April 10, 2019

Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer 311.30.44.51.01.002 $5,780.00 CAD. e12667

Speedmaster 311.30.44.51.01.002 is a recently retired model from Omega. It features their new in house developed calibre 9300 anti magnetic movement with 60 hour power reserve. This is one of Omega’s most sophisticated self winding mechanisms. The Master Chronometer features a non magnetic silicon hairspring, double mainspring barrels, rapid adjust time zone setting, calendar and of course a chronograph function. The beautiful 54 jewel mechanical marvel is visible through one of the largest windows ever fitted to a display case back. The chronograph is the feature that has defined every Speedmaster since the model was introduced over 60 years ago. Unlike most analogue chronograph displays, this one works just like a regular watch/clock display. One small dial at 3 o’clock registers both the hours and minutes in 12 hour, 60 minute format just like regular watch face. No need to add multiple dial registers for minutes, hours and seconds. Not only is this common sense display far easier to use, it keeps the dial from looking busy and cluttered. This image displays an elapsed time of 1 hour, 12 minutes and 9.8 seconds. Over the past few years Omega has significantly improved the quality of  their bracelets. No longer are the links connected by bushed pins that always wear out. The adjustable links are held together by heavy gauge stainless steel bars locked in place with two cap screws. The traditional white on black dial offers excellent contrast with a bright luminous treatment to the hands/hour markers for legibility in the dark. The large 44.25mm case size is highlighted with a black ceramic tachymetre bezel scale handy for calculating any unit per hour measurement within a 60 to 500 range. Our latest pre-owned watch offering looks like new. It has never been polished or refinished in any way, still retaining the crisp sharp edges on all surfaces. The brushed finish on the buckle shows only the most insignificant surface scuffs. The watch was originally purchased in Amsterdam at Omega authorized agents Ace & Dik. Attached to the bracelet is the factory identification/price tag showing a retail price of €6540.00 Euros. The watch remains under the Omega factory 5 years warranty until October of 2021. Classic Moonwatch looks in a larger case with one of Omega’s most sophisticated automatic mechanisms. Pre-owned price $5,780.00 CAD. Stock #e12667.

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April 9, 2019

Ladies 14kt. Concord diamond watch 23mm 35.4gr (net weight) $2,500.00 CAD. e12642

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 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. Our latest estate watch is this ladies model enhanced with 14 high quality full cut diamonds. If a large thick Rolex isn’t your style this 23mm diameter Concord may be more your to your taste. At just 4.9mm thick you hardly know you’re wearing it. The Cartier style beads of rice bracelet bracelet is infinitely flexible making for a very comfortable fit. The ultra accurate quartz movement is functioning flawlessly keeping excellent time. A small case size doesn’t mean it’s difficult to read, the parchment dial with full Roman numerals provide good contrast for easy time interpretation. Think of this watch as a diamond bracelet that has the added feature of telling the time. At only around $70.00 per gram the value is hard to beat. You’d pay way more for just a simple chain link bracelet of similar weight with no diamonds. The watch is in like new condition and comes with an extra link and blue velvet Concord box. We’re happy to provide and complimentary 1 year warranty for the new owner. If your wrist size is over  6 3/4 inches we’re going to need to add an extension to the adjustable buckle for some extra length. This vintage Concord watch is offered at $2,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12642.

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April 8, 2019

Omega Seamaster 2802 8 SC 33.3mm just serviced $1,280.00 CAD. e12679

Classic design vintage watches like this just look right. Only the basic feature of three simple hands and an easy to interpret dial. You don’t need a large watch for ease of use with this one. At 33.3mm diameter it’s on the small side for a gents watch but about average for a mid 20th century style. The watch was likely not used very much as it appears original except for a new leather strap and replacement crystal. The old style signed crown and dial are in very good condition. At over 60 years of age it’s a rare thing to see an original crown in place along with an un-restored dial in excellent condition. The silver paint is virtually blemish free, rose gold plated hour markers and hands are right on point for the current trend in copper alloyed gold jewellery. While the case displays scuffs and scratches associated with careful use it still maintains the factory applied crisp sharp edges demonstrating it hasn’t been previously polished. We felt the brand new 18mm Hirsch burgundy leather strap complimented the dial, hands and marker combination. If you’d prefer a different colour strap we’d happily exchange it for you. Inside the stainless steel case beats an automatic winding Omega in house manufactured 20 jewel calibre 471. Our master watchmaker just performed a full technical revision being careful to maintain its originality. It is running like new at close to certified chronometer accuracy standards. Interestingly we could only decipher 2 previous service etchings inside the case back reinforcing our thoughts this watch was not used very often. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty for the new owner this vintage Omega is priced at $1,280.00 CAD. Stock #12679.

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April 7, 2019

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.

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April 5, 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.

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April 4, 2019

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.

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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.

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April 2, 2019

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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April 1, 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.

SOLD

 


March 25, 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.

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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 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

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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.

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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.

SOLD

 


March 9, 2019

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.

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 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).