watches

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


October 25, 2021

Tag Heuer link Day-Date automatic 42mm WJF2050, $2,625.00 CAD. e14332

Always wanted a nice Swiss watch? Checked out the price of a new Rolex lately? The most basic gents model in stainless steel costs $6,950.00 for the 41mm version. If you want one with a calendar display, that adds $2,000.00. Trim it with a solid gold bezel and you’re up to $11,400.00. If you’d like the luxury of a day of the week function the price rises to $43,050.00 CAD for the 40mm version and it’s only available in solid gold. For just over 6% of that cost, we present our latest estate watch; the Tag Heuer Link Day-Date WJF2050. This 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel model is the brand’s more sophisticated Link series of watches. Incorporating the sporting features you’d expect from Tag Heuer but integrated into a more refined experience. Curved synthetic sapphire crystal, threaded crown/case back, solid link bracelet construction with locking buckle, luminous hands and markers, and a beautiful striped silvery/white tapestry dial. Powering the watch is Tag Heuer’s Swiss-made 25 Calibre 5 movement features a day of the week display at 12:00 o’clock, and a day of the month display at 6:00 o’clock beautifully framed. The thoughtfully placed calendar showcases the watch’s perfect balance and symmetry. The quick beat (28,800 cycles per hour movement) is visible through the clear display window case back. It is not the Sellita cloned movement that comes in most modern Tag Heuers, this one is the original ETA 2834-2. The watch was used as a reliable daily timekeeper for a client of ours for close to 10 years before it was traded in. It is displaying the expected degree of wear and tear appropriate for its age and is in good overall very good condition. The gold-capped trim sections on every link are fully intact and the solid 18 karat yellow gold bezel was given a light polish and looks practically new with a few minor blemishes. This watch only comes with our private label presentation box and is lacking original documents. The watch is running well and all functions are operating as designed. Included with purchase is a complimentary 1-year warranty. The watch is estate priced at $2,625.00 CAD. Stock #e14332.


Ladies Tag Heuer Link pink mother of pearl & diamonds WJF131E $2,290.00 CAD. e14460

The line between watch and jewellery becomes rather blurred with the Tag Heuer Link WJF131E. Sure it tells time, has a useful calendar and second hand, but it’s also super shiny with diamonds. A beautiful iridescent pink 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 has tweaked the shape here and there, the Link is instantly recognizable as the successor of the “S/el”.  Its 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 pink mother of pearl dial and thin bezel makes 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. 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 is quite uncommon to see this watch with a pink dial as most were delivered with a wh mother of pearl face. 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 the watch is estate priced at $2,290.00 CAD. Stock number e14460.

SOLD


October 20, 2021

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

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


Tag Heuer Carrera Date WV211A with rare Arabic dial $1,600.00 CAD. e14408

When you think of Tag Heuer you likely don’t think of a watch that looks like this. This is not a big, bulky, sporty diver’s watch. It’s the Carrera and its basic time and date functions make it most appealing. The Carrera came out in 63 as a simple hand-wind chronograph with a case design that looked just like this. The Carrera has always been the brand’s most subtle model. This one showcases the less is more philosophy with a subtle and classy tone on tone colour scheme. The silver radial finish dial comes with the seldom seen Arabic hour markers on the even hours. Almost all the basic time/date Carreras come with simple stick hour markers. The slightly domed sapphire crystal is scratch free offering perfect clarity. The automatic winding movement is Tag Heuer’s Calibre 5 (modified ETA 2824-2), this isn’t the Sellita cloned SW200-1 movement you’ll find in current versions. At 39mm diameter, its size is deceiving. Its thin bezel with a large dial makes the watch appear larger but without the bulk. The stainless-steel case and bracelet are in good condition showing signs of use in the form of scuffs, scratches, and dings on a few of the sharp edges. This is a timeless model that is at home with a three-piece suit or a t-shirt and jeans. Comes complete with its original box. The beauty of the basic dial reveals thoughtful details like luminous hands and hour plots. The highly polished hour markers reflect light making the dial even more functional. Looking at Tag Heuer’s website it appears they no longer offer a basic time and date only Carrera, choosing to focus on chronograph equipped models starting at $6,650.00 CAD. Including a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one-year warranty this watch is priced at $1,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14408.

SOLD


Tag Heuer Aquaracer chronograph, CAF1112, 41mm, blue dial. $1,225.00 CAD. e14331

I imagine this watch will appeal to someone looking for an entry-level, luxury, Swiss, sports watch with a great brand name and reputation. Tag Heuer certainly is all that and more. The fact that this one has the very attractive vivid blue/silver “panda” dial is an added bonus. Previously enjoyed Tag Heuer Aquaracers represent a great value for the novice collector or the sophisticated expert looking for an inexpensive option that can take a beating and not need to worry about it. When it comes time to moving up to a more exotic model these are always welcomed back for trade-in. In addition to the regular time display, the 41mm Aquaracer CAF1112 features a 12-hour stopwatch with split-time that is accurate to 1/10 of a second. When not in use the 4 chronograph hands rest in place, conserving battery power. A calendar display, continuous seconds hand, and luminous display add some extra utility and legibility in any lighting situation. Exclusive to the quartz chronograph movement is a time zone feature that allows the user to change time zones or date display without disturbing the minutes or seconds. The is very handy for those of us who like our watches to display the exact time, all the time. The Aquaracer is a serious sport watch that is water-resistance to 300 meters and comes with a threaded crown, screw-on case-back, and a sapphire crystal. In addition to the long interval stopwatch, the watch has a traditional diver’s one-way bezel timer for measuring elapsed time of up to 60 minutes. Intended for quick dive time reference, the simple bezel timer works great for timing parking meters, coffee breaks, cooking times, and other events where down to the second timing isn’t required. The synthetic sapphire crystal should fend off pretty much any impact and still offer perfect optical properties. A solid link bracelet with a flip-lock buckle and diver’s extension will keep the watch on your wrist under extreme use. The bracelet will accommodate a wrist size of over 7 1/2 inches. Extra links can be purchased if you need more room. Tag Heuer still produces a blue dial, quartz Aquaracer, priced at $2,800.00 CAD. The new 43mm model CAY111B comes with a more basic quartz movement, only a 30-minute stopwatch, and the all-blue dial isn’t nearly as striking in my opinion. Our watch is in original condition and hasn’t been polished or refinished in any way. The case and bracelet show some scuffs and scratches associated with use. A complimentary bracelet refinishing is available if you’d like the bracelet looking like new. One of the bracelet links is 1mm wider from a different Tag-Heuer model. Including a 1 year warranty, our Aquaracer is estate priced at $1,225.00. CAD. Stock #e14331.

SOLD


October 15, 2021

IWC Big Pilot IW500901, 46mm, 7 day power reserve, $9,690.00 CAD e14318

At a time when pure function could have made the difference between life and death, a supremely accurate, reliable, durable, and legible tool was an essential instrument for early pilots. The International Watch Company Big Pilot 46 7 Day is their homage to pilot watches from the 1930s and 40s. The 46 7 Day is one of their larger offerings. Compared to a traditional size 36mm Rolex Datejust, it is easy to understand just how large this watch is. It’s a large watch but it isn’t difficult to wear, the leather strap keeps the overall weight down to a manageable 144 grams (the Datejust weighs over 130 grams). This model was introduced in 2012. The current Big Pilot 46 model number IW501001 looks virtually identical except for an embossed image of a twin-engine aircraft on the case-back and alteration of the triangular 12:00 dial index. The new model carries a price of $13,900.00 Swiss Francs (close to $19,000.00 CAD) and can be seen on the IWC website. Our Big Pilot IW500901 features the large 46.2mm stainless steel case that is watertight to 200 feet, curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-glare coating, oversized 10.5mm screw-down crown, and IWC proprietary 51111 calibre movement. The heart of any mechanical watch is the movement and very few brands have the reputation of IWC for producing some exceptional mechanisms. A power reserve of 7 days for an automatic watch is exceptionally long. Most automatic watches have power reserves of only 2 days. A display at the 3:00 position shows the remaining power stored in the mainspring. This complicated in-house manufactured movement contains 311 components. The jewel count of 42 keeping all those parts smoothing running with as little friction as possible at a leisurely 21,600 cycles per hour. Many sports watches are excellent at keeping moisture and water out, but few have been designed to perform at altitude. A significant drop in air pressure can push or even completely pop a crystal out of a watch. A flight on a commercial jetliner can sometimes cause the crystal to pop off like a champagne cork. It’s never a bad idea to open the crown on your watch as the air pressure drops during a flight. The crystal for the IWC Big Pilot has been designed to stay in place in low air pressure environments like what a pilot may experience. The standard-issue black alligator strap will accommodate a wrist size of up to 8 ½ inches and is fitted with a signed IWC deployment buckle. The watch comes complete with an IWC box and instruction booklet. You could not ask for a more legible dial than this. There are many large watches available, but most have thick bezels limiting the actual face size. This watch is all dial with large hands and clear Arabic markers, the 12, 3, 6, and 9 are treated with bright luminous pigment for legibility in any lighting situation. The watch is in particularly good condition and was only occasionally worn by its previous owner. It is our opinion the watch has never been polished or refinished in any way, it still displays the fine beveled edges on the lugs. The strap looks barely worn, the buckle displays some light scuffs and scratches. The watch is running great and keeping excellent time. Including a complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5-years) is estate priced at $9,690.00 CAD. Stock #e14318.

SOLD


Tag Heuer Carrera CAR2014-4 calibre 1887, 43.75mm, $3,000.00 CAD. e14474

I wonder if Jack Heuer (great-grandson of the company’s founder) ever imagined that in close to 60 years since he designed the original Carrera they’d still be one of the brands most sought after models. It’s incredible to think that the iconic 1964 design is still around looking basically the same. Their relatively new calibre 1887 squarely places Tag-Heuer at the forefront of modern watchmaking technology. The 39 jewel column wheel chronograph movement is a miniature mechanical masterpiece that comprises 320 individual components working in perfect coordination. Although the design wasn’t completely developed by Tag Heuer, it’s been boldly re-engineered to a higher standard with greater performance. The column wheel chronograph actuation is much more precise feeling than any modular type seen in most automatic chronograph movements built by rival brands. Sophisticated, a pleasure to operate, and beautiful to look at through the display back. It’s a movement the Tag Heuer is obviously very proud of. Our Carrera was won at a charity auction and is in good condition. It displays some scratched, scuffs, and dings on some of the sharp edges. The synthetic crystal is in perfect condition, but the antireflective surface coating is showing a few small scratches. The 43.75mm case looks even bigger due to the large face and lack of a thick rotating bezel. Black dial with rose gold tone Arabic hour markers gives the watch a decidedly more dressy look. A discreet calendar display window is blended into the chronograph hour register located just above the 6:00 o’clock hour marker providing a useful additional function. The full length stainless steel bracelet with an integrated locking buckle comes with the full complement of adjusting links. The watch is presented in the original box. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is providing a complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5-years) for the new owner. Estate priced at $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14474.

SOLD

 


October 12, 2021

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 has over 170 years of 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 an 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 an 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 watches 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 the 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 the 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.

 


October 9, 2021

18kt. gold Ebel Beluga 866969 diamond bezel and dial $6,120.00 CAD. e13303

Invest in some gold and diamonds, get a luxury Swiss made Ebel watch that doubles as a beautiful diamond bracelet. The Beluga is a top of the line offering from Boutique Swiss manufacturer Ebel. The brand has been around since 1911 and produce some very pretty watches built to uncompromising standards. I really didn’t appreciate the quality of their creations until I removed the movement so our goldsmiths could properly refinish the very heavy solid 18 karat gold case and bracelet. The gold bezel has been expertly machined so the movement comes out from the front with the crystal leaving only the empty case. Each of the 22 articulated links have two joints. Each adjustable link is secured with 2 perfectly polished screws. The folding deployment clasp snaps securely shut and disappears into the link pattern. The bracelet is equipped with a couple micro adjustments for fine tuning the length by increments of just 1mm (I measured). The case and bracelet are in like new condition showing no measurable wear, stretch or sag. The edge of the case has been decorated with 74 perfectly matched small round brilliant cut diamonds of very high VS-FG quality. All the diamonds have been arranged and bead set with great precision. The delicate pastel tone mother of pearl dial has been set with 12 tiny round diamonds acting as hour markers. The hour marker diamonds are of 17 facet single cut design. This style of diamond cut is also preferred by Rolex on their dials. Single cut diamonds must be geometrically ideal in proportions or they will not sparkle properly. Most manufacturers use full cut diamonds which are much more forgiving when it comes to cutting quality verses brilliance. The case and bracelet contain a net weight of 71.4 grams of 75% pure gold (18 karat). The estimated total diamond weight is 0.75 carats. The only defect we could find in the watch is a small chip at 7:00 o:clock on the domed synthetic sapphire crystals edge. This tiny chip doesn’t affect the operation or water resistance of the watch and goes unnoticed except under close scrutiny. The 24.3mm watch is powered by a high quality Swiss made quartz movement, running great and keeping excellent time. We are happy to provide the new owner with a complimentary 1 year warranty. Ebel still make the Beluga line of watches except slightly larger at 28mm diameter. The current 18 karat gold Beluga with diamonds retails for $21,600.00 USD and can be seen online here. Comes with February 2016 Certificate of Appraisal. We have this previously enjoyed, beautiful jewellery watch priced at only $6,120.00 CAD. Stock #e13303.


October 8, 2021

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

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

 


October 6, 2021

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.


October 5, 2021

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

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


October 3, 2021

Edox Sky Diver 70s, 42mm, 53017, never worn, $650.00 CAD. $650.00 CAD. e14482

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 the 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 segments with heavyweight brands such as Tissot, Longines, Hamilton, and Oris. They are not a brand we see often but we’re happy to showcase this never worn 42mm Sky-Diver 70s, model 53017. This watch takes up where they left off as innovators of water resistance technology. The Sky-Diver name is a bit of a mystery for a watch the was obviously designed as a scuba diver’s watch. Water-resistant to 300 meters, a 2mm thick sapphire crystal, one-way ratcheting timer bezel, screw on case back, and a threaded crown with external threads (just like a Rolex). Also like Rolex, the Edox’s crown is equipped with a double 0-ring for added security and a prominent crown guard. The is a serious tool for not a lot of money. The Swiss quartz movement is functioning perfectly and keeping excellent time. Attached to the 42mm case is a 20mm stainless steel bracelet that looks a lot like a Rolex President style found on a Day-Date. Curiously, the bracelet doesn’t come with an additional safety lock or diver extension. This watch looks unworn. There is not a scratch or scuff to be found anywhere. It comes with a good quality aftermarket black leather strap for a different look if you switch out the bracelet. The watch comes complete with the original inner/outer box, warranty card, and outer cardboard sleeve. A 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years) is included for the new owner. Estate priced at $650.00 CAD. Stock #e14482.

SOLD


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

Around for over 40 years, Hublot is not exactly a new brand, but they have experienced explosive popularity over the past decade or so. Originally founded by Italian Carlo Crocco in 1980, the brand made its debut at the Basil watch fair the same year. Hublot was the first brand to combine luxury watches, with precious metal and soft, durable, lightweight rubber straps. Their unorthodox creations were the talk of the international watch show in Switzerland in 1980, but rumors say that Hublot failed to make one sale during the Basel exhibition. Their porthole-shaped styles made from gold and black rubber were very distinctive, to say the least. The upstart company was competing with traditional brands, many with more than 100 years of design experience in the conservative, luxury world of Swiss watchmaking heritage. The French word Hublot literally translates to porthole in English. The porthole look has been a signature characteristic for Hublot since its inception and it continues with the Spirit of Big Bang. For those tastes that feel the mainstream heritage brands are stodgy and old-fashioned looking, Hublot offers a refreshing alternative; a Hublot will never be confused with your father’s watch. Beautifully manufactured movements, executed with complicated details are Hublot specialties. The Spirit of Big Bang 647.NX.1137.RX doesn’t disappoint. The curved titanium case of 42mm is manageable as a daily watch compared to some other Big Bang models, and the overall weight of only 115 is a pleasure on the wrist. This is a watch for the enthusiast who wants to see beautifully detailed mechanical components. Underneath the curved sapphire crystal is a dial made from optically perfect sapphire; the logo, date-frame, seconds-ring, and moon phase-ring all appear to be floating on this invisible surface. While not intended as an all-business watch the skeletonized movement offers surprisingly decent legibility with large thick luminous hands that are quite useful when the lights go out. A red minutes/seconds track and blue moon phase background offer a dash of colour on the otherwise grey and black titanium. A curved tonneau-shaped display window reveals the Hublot calibre 1770. The pierced rotor offers an almost unobstructed view of the 26 jewel, 50-hour power reserve automatic movement. The adjustable length rubber strap is super comfortable and supple. A signed buckle is contoured to the wrist and snaps shut with a reassuring mechanical lock. This watch was purchased new in Canada at an authorized Hublot dealer and comes with their endorsed warranty from 2017. Complete packaging and instructions are all in perfect condition. The Spirit of Big Bang Moonphase 647.NX.1137.RX is still a current offering from Hublot. It can be seen on their website with a suggested retail price of $23,500.00 Canadian. This watch is in perfect condition, looking unworn, keeping great time, and with all functions operating as designed. Including a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5-years) this like new condition watch is estate priced at $15,800.00 CAD. Stock #14483.

SOLD

 


October 1, 2021

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

Since 1830 Baume & Mercier have been creating  high quality watches in Switzerland. By the late 1800s and early 1900s the company had earned a reputation for making some very complicated watches, including minute repeaters that chimed out the time in a sonorous fashion that defied the size of the watch. Chronographs with calendars and tourbillon equipped escapements were other specialties of Baume & Mercier. Casual and sporty watches have their place but a pretty jewellery watch offers the sort of look that certain occasions require. A watch like the B & M Diamant  MOA08738 shows dressy versatility with rich 18 karat yellow gold and stainless steel, high quality twinkling diamond hour markers against a background of natural mother of pearl. The curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant and highly refractive when viewed off axis adding to the luxurious design. This watch is brand new and never worn. It was given as a retirement presentation gift but was never used. Purchased in Toronto at BIRKS, it comes complete with all the original packaging, instructions, 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.


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

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

 


September 30, 2021

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

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

 


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.

 


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

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


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

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


September 29, 2021

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

If the name Carl F. Bucherer doesn’t sound familiar, just wait. Parent company Bucherer (the large European watch and jewellery retailer) has its sights on the North American market. Bucherer now owns Tourneau, the biggest watch retail chain in the U.S. Tourneau locations are gradually being converting over to Bucherer stores. The added exposure should power the brand into the spotlight given some time. The ScubaTec Patravi 00.10632.23.33.22 is first and foremost a diver’s watch. The lofty specification of 500-meter water-resistance, automatic helium escape valve, and certified chronometer rated automatic movement place this watch among the world’s finest. What Carl F. Bucherer do better than many is make this very serious diver tool watch somewhat playful. Its bold font, coloured bezel, oversized hands and dial markers are features that draw attention to the new kid on the block. The watch has plenty of details that elevate the design to jewellery status. Plenty of contrasting polished/brushed finishes, sharp angles and crisp edges are executed perfectly. Everything on this watch seems over engineered. Parts are secured with heavy duty screws where you’d not expect them or where others would use something far more basic. Different sized links and a micro-adjustment sliding buckle ensure the perfect fit. Its large 44.6mm diameter and overall weight of 241 grams (nicely over half a pound) require a confident wrist. This is our first Carl F. Bucherer to come through our estate and we’re very impressed with the attention to detail found throughout the watch. Anti-reflective surface coating on the sapphire crystal reveals an unobstructed view of the scaled texture dial and the raised, sloped edge, luminous hour markers. An extendable bracelet section can be released from the locking buckle that has been designed with significant mechanical complexity. This is a watch for someone who appreciates many of those details that are lost to the casual observer. Even the embossed case back is a beautiful work of art in keeping with the nautical theme. The watch is in new old stock condition showing little to no evidence of use. Some very minor scuffs on the buckle are really the only signs of wear. It was originally purchased by a local customer of Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers from Toronto C.F.B agents Classic Creations. The original purchase receipt from 2015 is included along with the inner/outer boxes, instructions, service guide, and untouched polishing cloth. This model is still available and carries a suggested retail price of $6,700.00 USD as shown on the corporate website. Including a complimentary one-year warranty this watch is estate priced at $5,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13708.

 


September 27, 2021

2005 Baume & Mercier Classima 42mm automatic MOA08159 $1,200.00 CAD. e14465

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1830 Baume & Mercier have 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. The traditionally styled Classima MOA08159 looks like it could have been made in almost any era, and is one of their more basic automatic offerings, only displaying the time and date. Although this watch is 16 years old it is still offered by Baume & Mercier but only with a silver dial and a price of $2,350.00 USD. The current model can be seen on the B & M website. Our example was originally purchased at a German authorized agent in the summer of 2005, it comes with all of its original packaging, instructions, and warranty card. The overall condition is very good. The all stainless steel case displays the odd scratch and minor impact mark. Its original dark brown signed alligator strap is showing its age but is still quite wearable. With a case size of 42mm, this is a large watch that looks even larger as it lacks any sort of thick bezel. This watch is all dial, polished silver Roman numerals with stick hour marker and a black face. The Swiss-made automatic movement is running flawlessly. A silver thin seconds hand and discreet calendar add some utility to the otherwise pure dress watch. This is a great watch for the watch collector who already has a few large sport watches in their collection.  Estate priced at well under half the replacement price. Including a complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years) the watch is priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e14465.

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September 25, 2021

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

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


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

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


Calibre de Cartier W7100041 42mm $4,600.00 CAD. e14301

We try to showcase many different watch brands on our estate and vintages pages, but the majority of inquiries are usually for Rolex. Cartier is a brand that many watch “purists” overlook because Cartier’s jewellery business often takes the spotlight. The truth is Cartier is a true watch manufacturer from start to finish, has worldwide recognition, a distribution network as developed as any, and has vast watchmaking technical abilities. In fact, there may not even be wristwatches if it wasn’t for Cartier who made the first dedicated, wristwatch for aviation pioneer Albert Santos-Dumont in the very early 1900s. It’s hard to believe, but the automobile has been around longer than the wristwatch. Our latest Cartier is an important watch for Cartier and for watch lovers alike. The Calibre de Cartier was introduced in 2010 and featured an in-house developed 27 jewel automatic movement (1904-PS MC) with 2 mainspring barrels. The double mainsprings release power in series for more consistent and accurate torque control over the full 48 hours of stored spring energy. This is an exclusive mechanism for Cartier more popular and widely available models with a price point not out of reach compared to some of their exotic rarities. Model W7100041 is very contemporary looking yet still displays features that make it unmistakably Cartier. Bold contrasting Roman numerals, connected minute track, and the faceted blue synthetic spinel in the crown come immediately to mind. The curved lugs allow this large 42mm watch to be worn by almost anyone without feeling overwhelming. A soft leather strap is adjustable from both sides for a perfect fit. The deployment buckle snaps shut with a reassuring snap. This watch was previously owned by a Richmont Group employee and was seldom worn. It hasn’t been polished or refinished in any way. The case still displays its original beveled lug edges and with other crisp details. Included with the watch are a Cartier travel pouch, some packaging material, and a complimentary 1-year warranty. Estate priced at $4,600.00 CAD. Stock #e14301.

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September 24, 2021

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

 


September 23, 2021

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

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


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

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

 


September 21, 2021

Omega De Ville 7220.11.00 32.5mm quartz 18 karat gold & stainless $1,790.00 CAD. e14368

Men’s wristwatches have only been popular since the mid-1940s. Before the end of World War II, most men preferred wearing pocket watches. Styles and technology have changed a lot over the past 75 years but a simple, circular, champagne dial has always been popular. A large face with a moderate 31.5mm diameter case makes for a watch that can be worn by anyone. This quartz Omega from the early 1990s was marketed as a dressy, gentleman’s watch. At just over 4.5mm thick, the low profile watch is very comfortable. The beads of rice bracelet is soft and flexible, conforming to every wrist contour. The sliding clasp buckle disappears into the bracelet for an uninterrupted finish. There is definitely something to be said for comfortable watches in this age of bulky sports watches that can’t even slide under a shirt cuff. Omega De Ville model 7220.11.00 has a 18 karat yellow gold bezel with three stripes of 18 karat gold capped links in the bracelet. The watch is in link new condition and doesn’t appear to have been previously polished. The case and bracelet display only minor scuffs. All the adjustable links are included allowing the watch to fit a wrist size of up to 8 1/4 inches. While this is definitely a dress watch, it’s nice to see the discreet calendar display adding some extra utility. Included with purchase is the original, worn box and endorsed warranty card (not dated). The watch is working perfectly and keeping excellent time. A complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years) will cover the new owner in case of any mechanical failure or premature servicing requirement. The watch is estate priced at $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e14368.


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

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


September 20, 2021

Piaget Tradition, quartz, 31.5mm, 18 karat, 80231, $1,900.00 CAD. e14342

Sometimes, a thin conservative dress watch makes a more appropriate statement than a big, bulky, in-your-face sports watch does. The Piaget Tradition does the less is more look better than anyone else at this sort of price point. Sure you could opt for a Patek Philippe that looks like this, but that option is at least 3-4 times the price. Piaget has a place in watchmaking history as storied as any with a history going back to 1874. Georges Édouard Piaget started his first workshop on the family farm and devoted himself to making high-precision movements that he soon began supplying to some highly regarded brands. As time went on the brand became known for very high-quality movements. After World War II Piaget built a new factory to try to keep up with the ever-increasing demand. The 1950s became the decade of thin sleek designs, and no brand does that better than Piaget. Through the 1960s and into contemporary times, the little brand from La Côte-aux-Fées has been known for thin, precision watch mechanisms. Recently they unveiled a completely mechanical watch that measures just 2mm thick, the Altiplano and its calibre 900P-UC is a horological wonder. Our latest estate watch is still super thin at only 4.3mm. For comparison, a Rolex Datejust from the 2000s measures 11.5mm thick. A clean white dial, with Roman numerals at 12,3,6,9 and tiny dots plotting out the other hours are the epitome of refined, classic design. Just two, sliver-thin hands display the time. A delicate milgrain edge bezel frames the dial. The textured finish is great at concealing scuffs and scratches while keeping in line with the less showy theme. The ultra-accurate, efficient quartz movement in our latest estate offering is somewhat unique. With a tiny twist in the 1st setting position, the hands advance or go back exactly one hour automatically. In the second setting position, the same twist results in a one-minute advance or delay. All this is accomplished by means of the internal electronic step motor with no direct linkage from the crown to the hands. Seeing the hands move quickly on their own makes the watch appear haunted. The watch is in original condition, showing no evidence of prior polishing or refinishing. The case shows some scratches and scuffs along with the odd impact mark. Should you wish to have the case restored, our talented goldsmiths can use our laser welder to fill in any small dings. Fitted to the 31.5mm diameter case is a brand new 17mm, Hirsch, lizard strap, and buckle. Included with the purchase is a complimentary 1-year warranty. The watch is running great and keeping excellent time. It is estate priced at $1,900.00 CAD. Stock #e14342.


September 17, 2021

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

If you’re a watch person and have a diver’s model, a chronograph, and a classic dress piece, this is something that might interest you. Swiss-made “World Time” watches are nothing new, but the price of this one is especially appealing considering what you get. The MontBlanc Heritage Spirit Orbis Terrarum features an “in house” calibre MB29.20. While not truly 100% in house, the base calibre is a modified Sellita SW300-1, which itself is a cloned non-patent protected ETA 2892, the integrated world timer module is fully made by MontBlanc. You won’t see another version of this movement anywhere. The layered dial is constructed from thin sections of synthetic sapphire printed with a map of the world. Your local time is displayed with the hands in a regular 12-hour format along with a 24-hour display on an outer chapter ring. All the other major world cities times are displayed using the same 24-hour ring. As the day progresses from daylight hours to night hours (local time) a dark blue shadow tracks across the map east to west indicating night vs. daylight hours. No calendar, no seconds hand, Just local time plus every other time zone in the world displayed in a very clever format with some added colourful animation. This is a dial that changes throughout the day. The clear case back display window reveals the business end of the nicely detailed movement. The 41mm stainless steel case is perfect, big enough to display all the information, yet small enough to be comfortable and pass at the next dressy event. A high-quality genuine alligator strap with a deployment buckle finishes off the luxury details. Overall condition is excellent. The watch exhibits a few light dings and shallow scratches on the case and remains in its original unpolished form. Including a 1-year warranty, the watch is estate priced at $4,080.00 CAD. Stock #14434.


September 15, 2021

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

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


September 14, 2021

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.


September 13, 2021

2008 Breitling Emergency Mission, like new (complete kit) $5,000.00 CAD (tax included). e13806

We seldom encounter watches more complete than this and in as good a condition as this one; it looks unworn. A watch like this really requires all of its original packaging and documents, and this one doesn’t disappoint. The Breitling emergency is a watch developed for pilots and extreme adventurers. This truly is a serious watch. In addition to the regular features of time, calendar, stopwatch, bezel timer, and tachymeter scale, this watch has an emergency location transmitter build into the case. When the antenna is unscrewed and fully deployed in times of true emergency the transmitter automatically sends out a distress signal on the international aviation distress emergency frequency of 121.5 MHz. The transmitter has a range of up to 400 kilometers depending on the conditions. Aircraft in the vicinity can pick up the signal for up to 48 hours and identify your location in order to coordinate a rescue mission for you. This is not a cool toy or gadgit, it must only be used in times of life-threatening situations. The person responsible for sending the distress signal is also responsible for all costs incurred in the rescue operation. Model A73322 comes with enough extra links to fit a wrist size up to just under 9 1/2 inches. The 46mm watch looks to have only been worn a few times. The highly polished case and bracelet show only handling marks, there isn’t a significant blemish or scratch to be found anywhere. The original briefcase kit is complete with a transmitter tester, booklets, instruction book, instruction CD, chronometer certificate, screwdriver for changing batteries in the tester, and endorsed warranty document (La Swiss Toronto April 2008). The high capacity battery was replaced a couple of years ago and the watch is running perfectly with all functions operating as designed. Estate priced at $5,000.00 CAD (tax included). Stock #e13806. PLEASE CALL FIRST IF YOU WISH TO VIEW THIS ITEM.


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.


September 10, 2021

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

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


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.


September 6, 2021

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

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


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

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

 


September 5, 2021

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

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


September 4, 2021

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

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


August 31, 2021

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

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

 

 


August 30, 2021

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

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


August 27, 2021

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

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

 


August 18, 2021

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.

 


August 10, 2021

BREITLING NAVITIMER B01 PANAMERICAN 46MM AB0127E3/BE81 & EXTRA STRAP/BUCKLE $8,989.00 CAD. E11913

Even though Breitling has been around since 1884, and makes some very popular sports and pilot watches, they have never produced their own mechanical movements until the calibre B01. Like many companies, they modify and upgrade existing high-quality mechanisms from Swiss suppliers like ETA and Valjoux. Breitling certifies every movement leaving their factory is compliant to chronometer specifications for accuracy. Not wanting their production to be limited and sometimes dictated by outside suppliers, Breitling decided to produce an entirely new calibre completely in-house several years ago. The proprietary 47 jewel B01 inside this Navitimer Panamerican Limited Edition 46 is the result. The single mainspring design stores a remarkable 70 hours of power reserve when not being worn, and easily conforms to accuracy levels awarding it chronometer grade status. The watch industry is paying close attention to Breitling and more specifically to this new proprietary movement. Breitling recently reached an agreement with Rolex sibling company Tudor allowing them to use the B01 chronograph movement in the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. In exchange Breitling has access to Tudor’s 3 hand, in house MT5612 movement (renamed B20 in Breitling products). For two major watch brands to cooperate like this is very unusual; it shows how much each manufacturer mutually respects the quality of each other’s mechanisms. Rolex has their Daytona Cosmograph and Omega have the Speedmaster Moonwatch. If there is one watch Breiting aficionados hold near and dear it’s the Navitimer. Since 1952 it has been considered one of the finest pilot watches available. While the Daytona and Speedmaster have a fixed tachymeter scale handy for measuring units per hour, the Navitimer comes with a rotating slide rule. This nifty little tool can do anything from calculating the tip needed on a restaurant bill, to calculating fuel consumption rates, airspeed calculations or a multitude of other mathematical formulas. Included with the watch is a full set of instructions outlining its various functions. It’s not a simple dial; there’s a lot of very tiny numbers to interpret but it certainly has a very professional look about it. Navitimers make rare appearances in our estate department and this is the first and likely the last time we’ll see such a rare limited edition. Only 1000 examples of this watch were ever produced. The dark chocolate on black dial is absolutely beautiful. With the original brown leather strap attached the dial appears more brown; when the accessory black rubber strap is fitted, the black of the dial is the dominant colour. The watch is in excellent condition, showing like new old stock. It was seldom worn by its previous collector owner. The super soft flexible Breitling rubber strap is secured by a stainless steel OEM deployment buckle with a slick sliding micro adjustment feature. The clever device allows tiny adjustments in strap length for those days when a little extra room is required. The watch was purchased in 2017 at a Canadian authorized agent. This is not a grey market watch, it’s 100% covered by Breitling’s 5-year international warranty valid until September 2022. A more complete example is going to be difficult to find. Every document, brochure comes included along with the inner/outer box. The package even comes with a large Breitling shopping bag. If you’ve always wanted a Navitimer, this is the one to get. Being a limited edition (#764 of 1000) means you’ll not likely ever see anyone else with one. When available new this watch carried a suggested retail price of $8,315.00 USD and the extra accessory buckle/strap cost at least an extra $500.00 or more. Like new condition and estate priced at $8,989.00 CAD. Stock #e11913.


August 8, 2021

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

In the late 1960s, Movado collaborated with renowned watchmaker 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, but it also was quite thin at only 6.5mm including a calendar mechanism. The biggest advantage the new movement had was the super fast 36,000 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 finish showing only the most minor of small scuffs and scratches. We have a couple of short WhatsApp video available. 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


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

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


August 5, 2021

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

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


August 2, 2021

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 the 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 it is 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. If you’d like to see a WhatsApp video of the watch please let us know. Estate priced at $4,500.00 CAD. Stock #e10618.


July 31, 2021

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

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

 


July 30, 2021

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

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


July 25, 2021

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

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

 


July 16, 2021

Breitling Chrono Cockpit A13358 $3,880.00 CAD. e10139

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

 


July 15, 2021

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

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


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

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


July 13, 2021

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

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


July 10, 2021

1960 Omega Seamaster Automatic 165.005 20 jewel calibre 519 $1,200.00 CAD. e13736

Omega is the most prolific is all the Swiss watch manufactures, when it comes to variety. Since 1848 they have been producing high quality watches that were not inexpensive but still offered similar quality to the luxury boutique manufactures. The large numbers of watches they produced allowed them the economy of scale to “out value” most. While this Omega Seamaster produced around 1960 looks like many other Seamaster models of the era, there is very little information available on it. Omega Reference number 165.005 has very few comparables when Googled. Even the in house produced 20 jewel caliber 591 has few examples available on the market. A watch enthusiast could focus on just Omega and likely never see every reference manufactured. This 33.3mm Seamaster has some interesting and original features collectors are always pleased to see. The screw on case back is a big improvement over the snap back seen on some early Seamasters. The signed crown still displays the old taller Omega logo and is likely original. The silver crosshair dial has a parchment hue caused by oxidation and perhaps some exposure to moisture over the years. The colour is quite uniform and attractive for people seeking the vintage look. The stainless steel case may have been lightly polished over the last 60 years but appears largely original. The lugs still display bevelled edges although they have softened over time. The watch is running well and keeping good time. In addition to our 1 year warranty this watch comes with a complimentary first service whenever it may be needed. Estate priced at $1,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13736.

 


July 9, 2021

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

I know you’re out there, don’t be shy. It’s time you made the plunge into the world of luxury watches. Don’t be afraid of high repair bills and finicky reliability issues. Trust me, there are far worse things you could do with some extra $$$ than buy a high quality Swiss watch. This Breitling Chronomat Evolution is a great place to start or add to any collection. It’s 44mm big, it’s bold and it’s all shiny stainless steel, what’s not to like. The movement at the heart of this do it all watch is the venerable Valjoux 7750. This automatic winding movement has been in continuous service in some of the world’s most famous brands for over 40 years. It’s amazingly reliable and familiar to every decent watchmaker anywhere in the world. It doesn’t have to go directly back to the manufacturer for service, replacement parts are readily available. It’s not uncommon for these mechanisms to go up to 10 years between service. The Chronomat Evolution has more than enough features to keep even a hard core watch geek interested. A 12 hour 3 register chronograph is the primary feature. Other details include a one way ratcheting 60 minute bezel timer, tachymeter scale for measuring units per hour, threaded crown/case back/chronograph 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.


July 7, 2021

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

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


July 4, 2021

2006 Omega Seamaster 300 Chronograph 2589.30 U.S. Special Edition $3,700.00 CAD. e13587

The tone on tone silver look is a sophisticated choice and is seen often on watches like a Rolex Datejust but seeing silver dial on a modern Omega Seamaster Professional is very rare and unusual. Seamaster Professionals are almost always seen with either black or blue dials and very occasionally white. Too bad this watch was limited for sale in the U.S. market only. As a Canadian Omega Authorized agent in the 1990s we never even knew this watch existed. Why this watch was only made for our American neighbours and what the silver dial signifies remains a mystery. Aside from the unique silver dial and US Special Edition case back the watch is identical to any other Seamaster. The 2589.30 is equipped with a Swiss made 32 jewel Omega Calibre 3303 self winding certified chronometer movement with a 55-hour power reserve. The second hand and chronograph registers are distinguished with bright red tips offering excellent contrast against the dial. A handy 31-day calendar with large luminous hands and markers make the watch visible in any lighting. A 60-minute bezel timer indexed for 30 second intervals adds extra timing capabilities when split second precision isn’t required. A solid link stainless steel bracelet and buckle with diver’s extension come standard on all Seamaster Professionals. Overall condition is very good; the watch display signs of use in the form of light scratches and scuffs on the refinished bracelet. The watch is running great with all functions operating as designed. We are happy to include a complimentary 1-year warranty for the next owner. This watch does not come with its original documents or packaging. Estate price $3,700.00 CAD. Stock #e13587.


July 3, 2021

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 the 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 has 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.

 


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

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

 


July 2, 2021

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.

 

 


July 1, 2021

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

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

Diamond model sold. Blue dial still available.


June 30, 2021

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

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

 


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.


June 20, 2021

Tag Heuer Link Quartz WJ1112 39mm $1,100.00 CAD. e14105

Finding a dressy watch that is truly tough enough to stand up to pretty much anything you’d do, yet formal enough to wear at the most sophisticated black-tie event isn’t as easy as it may seem. You could always go for a Rolex Oyster 36 if the $6,550.00 price is not a problem, but a basic Rolex does not have a calendar or timer bezel. The Tag Heuer Link WJ1112 has those features in this beautiful pre-owned example for $1,100.00. It is water-resistant to 200 meters and constructed entirely from high-grade stainless steel. The Swiss-made movement is functioning with typical quartz accuracy of a few seconds per month. The beautiful dark navy-blue dial is flattering with any outfit. The faceted hour markers/hands offer some sparkle and enhance legibility. The 39mm case is easy to wear for any gentleman or lady who likes a larger watch without being too bulky. Including a one-year complimentary warranty, the watch is priced at $1,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14105.


June 18, 2021

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.

 


June 10, 2021

Breiting Chronomat chronograph 39mm B13050 $3,500.00. CAD. e14352

We love the beautiful silver patterned dial. It needs to be seen in person to truly be appreciated, it can be best described as a radial quilted pattern. It had an optical illusion of extra depth that doesn’t work in a photograph. The Chrono Cockpit B13050 is a more than capable sport watch that could be worn by almost anyone. At 39mm it is not so big that it couldn’t be worn by a woman looking for something a little more than just an oversized Michael Kors fashion watch. The completely high polish finish in bright 18 karat yellow gold and shiny stainless steel is definitely hard not to notice. Furnished inside the 200-meter water-resistant case is the very competent Valjoux 7750. This steadfast movement has been a benchmark for automatic chronographs since the early 1970s. Breitling watchmakers have modified the base calibre to higher standards than the basic calibre. A one-way rotating timer bezel is very handy when split-second timing isn’t required. A very small tachymeter scale on the chapter ring allows an extra unit per hour calculator function but only if you have extra-sharp vision. A double locking buckle on an 18 karat/stainless steel pilot bracelet completes the very attractive look. The bracelet shows minor scuffs and scratches but no stretch or sag. The watch is running well and keeping time with all functions working as designed. We’ve just completed (June 2020) a full technical revision to the Breitling modified Valjoux 7750 movement, including new gaskets, chronograph pushers springs, water-resistance testing, regulating, and timing. The Vibrograph timing report shows an accuracy rate of only plus 4 seconds per day. We are including a complimentary 1st service anytime for the new owner in addition to our 1-year warranty. Comes with a Breitling box (pillow missing). Estate priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14352.

 


June 9, 2021

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

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


June 7, 2021

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.


June 5, 2021

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

 


June 4, 2021

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

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

 

 


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.


June 1, 2021

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

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

SOLD


May 30, 2021

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 year’s 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.

SOLD

 

 


May 29, 2021

Breitling Chronomat Crosswind B13055 $4,000.00 CAD. e9655

e9566 Breitling Crosswind Chronomat B13055When I picture a Breitling this is the watch I see; a 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

SOLD

 

 


Oris Divers Sixty Five 40mm 01 733 7707 4354 $1,700.00 CAD. e14308

Retro and vintage style watches have been extremely popular for a while now. The Tudor Black Bay series not only re-introduced some cool vintage styling, it also clearly reinforced the marque that many had almost forgotten about. One of our favorite old brands when it comes to quality, style, and price, has always been ORIS. Since 1904 they have been producing watches that were high in quality and low in price. Even their cheap pin lever watches were capable performers at an impossibly low price compared to other Swiss offerings. The Divers Sixty-Five series was introduced in 2015 as a 40mm retro-styled dive tool. Everyone loved its ultra-functional design and utility, but some wanted a bit more size. The 42mm came around a year later. Our latest estate offering is one of the 40mm examples. The gold-plated ratcheting bezel gives the watch a slightly dressier look that goes well with this size. The basic glossy black dial with large luminous hands and markers is the epitome of function. The complete track of minute markers on the dial and ratcheting one-way bezel make precise elapsed timing a simple process. An anti-glare coating on the beautiful domed sapphire crystal further aids in legibility in any lighting situation. The luminous details are tinted with a light parchment hue that reinforces the vintage vibe. Oris even went so far as to stamp the threaded case back with a retro logo. The large 7mm screw-down crown protects the automatic Sellita Sw200-1 movement from moisture damage to a depth of 300 feet. Our watch came from the factory with the signed medium brown leather strap and buckle, again designed with a vintage look in mind. The watch shows minor evidence of use with small scuffs and scratches but otherwise is in excellent condition. It has never been polished or refinished in any way. The watch comes complete with inner/outer boxes, instructions, paper hangtag, but no endorsed dealer warranty card. Working great and keeping good time, we are pleased to supply the next owner a complimentary one-year warranty. Oris continues to offer great Swiss quality, style, and tradition at an attractive price point. This Divers Sixty-Five is estate priced at $1,700.00 CAD. Stock #e14308.

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May 28, 2021

2017 Frederique Constant FC-306MC3ER28 Delight 33mm. Never worn $1,500.00 CAD. e14053.

Unless you are a hardcore watch enthusiast Frederique Constant is not a name you’re likely familiar with. They have only been around since the early 1990s. Their watches are influenced by classic, traditional designs and manufactured using state-of-the-art techniques. For the most part, they use proven Swiss-made mechanical movements for their products, but they also produce some very complicated in-house manufactured movements for their collector pieces. We see Frederique Constant watches come through our estate department from time to time and are always impressed by the high-quality construction and beautiful details. Our latest FC does not disappoint. It was purchased new in the spring of 2017 but was never worn. There is not a scuff or blemish to be seen anywhere on the rose gold plated/stainless case. Two-tone is making a comeback; the highly polished. contrasting brushed finishes celebrate the look better than many. The bezel is highly polished rose gold while the centre links on the bracelet are blushed rose gold and the rest of the watch is brightly polished stainless steel resulting in a stunning combination. The dials on Frederique Constant watches are always miniature works of art, and this example is no different. The outside edge of the face is mother of pearl, exhibiting subtle, pastel play of light that can’t be captured in a still image. The inner section has a quilted pyramid pattern embossed surface. Hour markers plot out the hours in classic Roman numerals applied with paint so thick it has height. A perfectly centred calendar display window at 6:00 is countersunk by a bevelled edge frame. There are many other dial details that you’ll discover on close inspection. The watch is powered by a Swiss-Made 25 jewel Sellita SW300 based on the venerable ETA2892 calibre. The screw-on case-back is fitted with a display back revealing the intricate automatic movement with a rose gold plated rotor in keeping with the rose gold theme. This watch comes complete with all documentation, endorsed warranty card April 12, 2017, from an authorized agent in Saint Kitts Caribbean. At 33mm diameter, this watch is generous in size, offering excellent legibility but not uncomfortable to wear every day. With features like a super hard synthetic sapphire crystal, water-resistance rating of 100 feet, and concealed clasp you’re likely to wear this one all the time. When new this watch carried a retail price of $1,895.00 USD. Including a complimentary one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5 years) the watch is estate priced at $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e14053.

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

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

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May 24, 2021

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 a 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.

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May 20, 2021

1979 Bulova cocktail watch. 14kt. white gold, 0.26ct. tw. SI-J $750.00 CAD. e14042

Technology tends to make things smaller (except in the case of smartphones) and more efficient. In the early 1800s, watches were large, bulky items that didn’t keep great time. They were also very fragile and expensive to produce. By the mid 20th century advances in manufacturing and metallurgy allowed for high quality, reliable mechanical watches to be smaller than half an inch in diameter. The 60s and 70s were the hay day for the cocktail watch, the perfect accessory for a night out on the town. Despite their tiny size, these watches were easy to read surreptitiously in dimly-lit, smoke-filled restaurants, while taking a sip of your Tequila Sunrise or Harvey Wallbanger. This little Bulova was made in the late 1970s and looks as good today as it did when it was new. The silver dial is perfect, offering great contrast with its two thin black stick hands. The crystal is just that, a crystal, made from synthetic colourless sapphire, a far harder material than traditional plastic or glass. Sapphire’s hardness allowed the manufacturers to facet the exposed edges of the crystal for a touch of creative fare. A simple glass crystal would not have survived on this watch. Bulova made some high-end watches back then, and the quality components are a testament to that standard. The case is made from solid 14 karat white gold, the diamonds set at the lugs are quite large with a nice SI-IJ quality. Together they weigh an estimated 0.28 carats and add an extra dressy touch to the watch. A Swiss-made fully jewelled (17) hand-wind movement powers the watch with surprising precision. It even offers a shock protected balance wheel. The watch is equipped with a period-correct black nylon strap, finishing off the vintage look. This watch was serviced in 2019 and comes with a complimentary one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $750.00 CAD. Stock #e14042.

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May 7, 2021

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 traveler who likes to keep track of home time as well as local time. All the regular Tag Heuer Link features are 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 pinstriped dial with faceted hour markers makes for a slightly dressier look. A red tipped second hand, small date window aperture on the 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 at Birks downtown Toronto location in 2008. Complete with the Birks endorsed warranty card, instructions, and the original inner/outer boxes. A complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1 year warranty will protect the new owner against all aspects of mechanical failure except those caused by abuse or damage by moisture. Running great, keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed the watch is estate priced at $1,795.00 CAD. Stock #e11004.

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April 20, 2021

1959 Omega Seamaster 14390-1 calibre 285 35.25mm $1,450.00 CAD. e13560

Before all you Omega fanatics get too excited please know this is NOT a vintage Railmaster; it is a fairly garden-variety hand-wind Seamaster from the late 1950s. The original dial was likely discoloured, stained, or damaged and was restored to this Railmaster style. The refinished dial is the epitome of function and legibility in all lighting conditions. The uncluttered flat black dial with large luminous markers and hands tapered to a needle-sharp point. A thin fine minute track outlines the edge of the dial exactly dividing the hour into 60 parts. It is so functional and precise you can easily see the minute hand approach, cover, then pass the sliver-thin minute markers in less than 10 seconds. It’s pure micro-mechanical art that a watch geek like me takes pleasure in watching. While the simple clean 35.25mm watch case is undeniably attractive, it is what’s lurking inside the threaded case back that is really exciting. It’s the venerable Omega hand-wind 17 jewel calibre 285. The watch dates from 1959 but the mechanical masterpiece movement can trace its origin to the 1940s calibre 30T2. This calibre was offered to the Geneva Observatory in the mid-40s for their annual timing contest. This worldwide competition tests the technical abilities of the finest watchmaking companies. In their premier attempt, Omega came in first place outperforming all other brands including the likes of Rolex, Petek Philippe and all others. Calibre 285 is a modified version of that exact award-winning design.  Renowned for robust design, ease of service, reliability and of course competition-winning accuracy. The watch is in very good overall condition. The case has been lightly polished and still retains evidence of its bevelled lugs although now with a light brushed finish. The winding crown is the original fitted that showcases the vintage Omega logo. The movement is running great keeping excellent time after our full overhaul to the movement. It appears to only have been serviced a few times as there are few service references scratched inside the case back. It’s a real treat to see a 62-year-old watch that hasn’t been taken apart a dozen times or been exposed to any stain or rust producing contaminants. A soft black leather Hirsch strap with stainless steel buckle makes the watch look almost like new. This watch will easily be dismissed by someone simply seeking the latest in an oversized gadget-laden wrist clock. For those of you who are truly watch enthusiasts this watch would make a great addition to your collection. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is estate priced at $1,450.00 CAD. Stock #e9558.

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April 18, 2021

2018 Tissot T-Race Tour de France T111.417.37.441.00 $500.00 CAD. e14436

We always have a few modern mid-level watches in our estate department. They usually arrive on trade when one of our customers catches the watch collecting bug and wants to get into something a little more exotic. This special edition Tour de France Tissot T-Race is a tough watch with a unique look. The yellow highlights represent the colour of the jersey worn by the leader of the race based on the aggregate times of the previous stages. The T-Race features a super accurate quartz movement with a 30 minute 1/10 second chronograph with lap function, date, and tachymeter units per hour scale. The distinctive chronograph pusher controls allow a transfer of leverage on the buttons, making the stopwatch super easy to operate. A synthetic sapphire crystal offers perfect optics and excellent resistance to scratches. The 44.5mm watch is in excellent condition, showing no scratches on the dark grey sandblasted stainless steel finish. The integrated soft rubber strap will fit a wrist size of up to 9 inches. Comes complete with all documents, booklets, endorsed Canadian warranty card, boxes, hang-tag, travel pouch, etc. Including a 1-year warranty, this estate Tissot is priced at $500.00 CAD. Stock #e14436.

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April 15, 2021

Tag Heuer AquaRacer Alarm WAY111Z 41mm, $1,290.00 CAD. e14435

Tag Heuer Aquaracers are a logical place to start your watch collection with. Rugged design, a great reputation, an important Swiss brand, and always a good trade in the future for something more exotic. For less than $1,300.00 you’d have a hard time finding a more desirable watch. The Aquaracer WAY111Z looks somewhat like the standard diver model but what’s that extra dial at 9:00 o: clock all about? This extra dial is a programmable alarm display, and the case button at 4:00 allows you to easily turn it on or off with an audible chirp. This model also comes with a larger than average calendar display at 6:00. The seconds hand has moved from the centre to a small subsidiary dial at 3:00. All the regular sports watch features you’d expect are here; threaded crown/case back, one-way timer bezel, locking buckle solid link bracelet with diver extension, sapphire crystal, luminous hands, and markers. Overall condition is quite good. Only the buckle cover received a light refinishing, the rest of the watch remains in original condition, including the diabolically difficult to refinish bezel. There are a few scratches remaining on the case and bracelet, but this watch appears only very lightly worn. The 41mm diameter case occupies the sweet spot for size preference among most gentlemen. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, we have this Aquaracer priced at $1,290.00 CAD. Stock #e14435.

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April 14, 2021

2018 Breitling SuperOcean Heritage II B20 AB2020 46mm blue ceramic $4,000.00 CAD. e14262

Inspired by Breitling diver’s watches from the 1950s comes the SuperOcean Heritage II. Its Simple bezel timer features a counter-clockwise rotating coin-edged bezel indexed for 30-second increments showing only the 5-minute intervals in bold indications at 15, 30, and 45-minute marks. The basic but purposeful design extends to the stick hour markers, luminous hands, and plots. Dome profile reflective hour markers, sliver-thin, sweep second hand, and white on black calendar display finish off this model’s user-friendly features. Big watches are still part of Breitling’s DNA, in this capacity, the SuperOcean AB2030 does not disappoint. At 46mm diameter, it will fill the wrist of the average-sized gentleman. As with all contemporary Breiltlings, the automatic Swiss-made movement has been officially certified chronometer status for accuracy. This late 2018 SuperOcean is one of the first of its kind to utilize an in-house Breitling manufactured movement. The Breitling calibre B20 powering the watch is actually a Tudor calibre MT5612 relabelled by Breitling. The watch industry is paying close attention to Breitling and more specifically to this proprietary movement. Breitling recently reached an agreement with Rolex sibling company Tudor allowing them to use the B01 chronograph movement in the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. In exchange Breitling has access to Tudor’s 3 hand in-house MT5612 movement (renamed B20 in Breitling products). For two major watch brands to cooperate like this is very unusual; it shows how much each manufacturer mutually respects the quality of these mechanisms. All Breitling SuperOceans come equipped with the repurposed Tudor-based MT5612 movements. (Monochrome-Watches.com image). A curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant with an anti-reflective coating helping the legibility of the beautiful radial finish blue dial. Screw down crown and case back contribute to a more than adequate 660-foot water resistance rating. Fitted to the case is a retro-style mesh bracelet equipped with a flip-lock buckle. The current model AB2020 from Breitling shows a retail price of $5,650.00 CAD as seen on their website. Comes complete with the original inner/ outer box, chronometer certificate, instructions, and even a copy of the original BIRKS invoice (December 16, 2018). Excellent overall condition showing practically no signs of use. The original high polish finish is practically blemish-free, only a few light scuffs can be seen on the buckle. The condition can easily be described as new old stock. A simple ultrasonic cleaning was all that was needed to prepare the watch for sale. The factory’s 5-year warranty is valid until the late fall of 2023. The like-new watch is estate priced at $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14262.

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April 13, 2021

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

If you are 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 stopwatch 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 are 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.

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1998 Omega James Bond quartz 2541.80.00 41mm $2,900.00 CAD. e14248

Our customers cannot 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 does not seem to matter if it is an automatic or quartz model, 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 does not come with any of its original packaging or documents. It exhibits extraordinarily little wear and tear. The bracelet links display their original finish with some scratches, the bushed rivets are original and tight. Only the buckle appears to have had some light scratches professionally removed. For a model dating from 1998, its condition is excellent. The aluminum bezel insert is practically perfect, showing a little even fade that is quite becoming. The dial, hands, and curved synthetic sapphire are 100% perfect. The original day-glow orange second hand is beginning to fade at the tip. It is nice to see it has not been replaced with the more colourfast red-tipped replacement hand. Seamaster Professionals have always been known for one of the most luminous dials in the dark and this one does not disappoint. A feature the quartz models have that the standard automatic movements lack is a rapid time zone 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 backward or forward without losing 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 $2,900.00 CAD. Stock #e14248.

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March 17, 2021

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 its 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

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March 12, 2021

2008 Breitling MontBrillant Olympus 42mm A19350 full kit & extra strap $6,000.00 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 moon-phase 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. We just completed a complete overhaul of the complicated automatic movement in August of 2021. A complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty will accompany the watch for the new owner. Estate priced at $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13082.

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March 8, 2021

Baume & Mercier Promesse. Diamond/mother of pearl MOA10178 34mm $2,040.00 CAD. e13809

Ladies Baume & Mercier Promesse, model number MOA10178. Generous 34mm case size with beautiful, silver, guilloche dial with diamond markers. The dial is framed by a one-piece white mother of pearl inlay. The original list price for this watch was $2,995.00 USD. It comes complete with all the original packaging, documents, and authorized agent endorsed warranty card dated Dec. 2014. Like new condition, scratch and scuff free stainless steel case/bracelet. Includes a one-year complimentary warranty. Estate price $2,040.00. Stock number e13809.

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March 7, 2021

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 from 2005 to 2007. Our watchmaker completely overhauled and serviced the movement in 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.

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March 5, 2021

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; it’s bold and very fashionable. The 41mm diameter case size negates the “little” but pumps up the statement, making the Formula 1 equally appropriate worn with jeans or your LBD. The TAG is equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, fixed ceramic bezel, threaded crown/case back and of course all those twinkling diamonds around the bezel and on the dial. It is rated water-resistant to a depth of 200 meters/660 feet for a wear it and forget it lifestyle. The polished hands and hour markers are finished off with luminous inserts for telling time in all lighting situations. The sleek black dial also features a discreet 31-day calendar between the 4 and 5 markers. The integrated butterfly folding clasp with easy release pushers blends seamlessly with the bracelet. Model CAH1212 is powered by a Swiss-made quartz movement that is running flawlessly keeping excellent time. This movement not only provides ultra-reliable precise timekeeping, but it also incorporates a 30 minute elapsed time chronograph. Purchased 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 priced at $2,100.00 CAD. Stock #e12226.

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March 2, 2021

2016 Omega Aqua Terra 30mm quartz 231.10.30.60.02.001 $1,850.00 CAD. e14219

Another do everything and anything with watch. Perfect for any occasion. The silver/white tapestry dial and polished steel bezel will look right at home with any outfit. 30mm case size is the Goldielocks size for many women, not too big and not too small. Tone on tone is a sophisticated look that never goes out of style. 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 timekeeper? 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 arrow tipped seconds hand add some extra utility pure dress watches are often missing. The simple large dial and thin polished bezel frame make the watch wear a little larger than the 30mm case size suggests. A curved sapphire crystal, heavy-duty solid link brushed finish bracelet with integrated locking buckle completes the universal look. The watch is in excellent condition comes complete with the original box, warranty cards, instructions, and serial/product number hangtag. In September of 2019, the watch was serviced at Omega through European Jewellers in Toronto. The service included a mechanical overhaul, gasket kit, new waterproof tube, and threaded crown. Including a Bill LeBoeuf Jewellers one-year warranty. The watch is Estate priced at $1,850.00. Stock e14219.

SOLD


February 28, 2021

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 is 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 buying 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 is not uncommon for these mechanisms to go up to 10 years between regular intervals. Our master watchmaker 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 printout 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, a tachymeter scale for measuring units per hour, threaded crown/case back/chronograph pushbuttons, and a curved synthetic sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating. A continuous sweeping second hand 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.

SOLD


February 26, 2021

1999 Omega Seamaster 41mm “James Bond” 2531.80 $3,000.00 CAD. e13820

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 cannot call this watch oversized but 25 years after its introduction it is still the right size when compared to the many 45mm plus size watches on the market today. It is 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 1999. Overall condition is best described as well used but not abused with honest, well-earned patina. The blue anodized aluminum bezel insert shows a few impact marks and scratches but remains fade-free and functional. The embossed blue wave dial is blemish free with perfect hands and luminous hour markers. 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 what they sold for when new. Our latest 2531.80.00 comes with a one-year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers mechanical warranty for the estate price of $3,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13820.

SOLD


February 13, 2021

1968 Omega Chronostop 145.009 34.5mm $1,375.00 CAD. e13645

There is nothing more attractive to a watch nerd than the look of a beautiful hand wind mechanical movement. For the total analog watch experience, you can’t do much better than a vintage Omega from the 1960s or 70s. The Omega  calibre 865 is a 17 jewel mechanism with the added feature of a seconds hand that can be reset to zero anytime you need to time a short event lasting 1 minute or less. The pointed style second hand can remain stationary at the 12:00 o’clock position waiting to be used while the watch is still running. It’s a specialized movement only used in Omega’s Chronostop series of watches and the Panerai Radiomir Seconds Counter watch. Not only is this a rare watch it appears to have only been serviced only twice since leaving Omega’s Swiss factory in 1968. The most recent service was in September of 2020 by Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. The entire movement was carefully disassembled cleaned, oiled, reassembled, and calibrated for accuracy. While we were at it a new genuine Omega crystal was fitted plus a new case back gasket installed. I suspect the watch was serviced sometime in the 1970 or early 1980s after it experienced some minor water damage to the dial and hands. The original red second hand was replaced with a Speedmaster Moonwatch style hand and used until it was subjected to a force that overwhelmed the shock protected balance staff. The broken would have immediately stopped the watch. After the staff broke we think the watch just sat around for 20 years or more. We replaced the staff with a brand new one in our recent service and now the watch is running perfectly, showing a slight gaining rate of 8  seconds per day. It is so nice to see a movement in like new condition without the telltale signs of sloppy service in the form of scratches to the pink gold plated plates and polished screw heads. Despite being more than 50 years old the movement looks new. The case while showing scratches and dings still displays the original finish and fine beveled details that usually get polished away. The genuine Omega bracelet is also in original condition but may have originally belonged to a Speedmaster as we’ve never seen this style on a Chronostop before. At 34.5mm this watch could easily be worn by a lady or gentleman. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty covering all types of mechanical failure except those caused by moisture, the watch is estate priced at $1,375.00 CAD. Stock #e13645.

SOLD

 


February 9, 2021

18kt. Tag Heuer WN5140 2000 Exclusive Chronometer 233.1gr. $14,280.00 CAD. e13182

High end Swiss sports 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 saltwater that would corrode other less resistant metals. The first watch manufacturer to turn a pure “tool” type watch into 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 due 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 motorsports 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 to compete with Omega, Breitling, and 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 its 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 38mm 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 anyTag Heuer before. 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 $11,000.00 at today’s gold price! We’ve elected to leave the watch in its 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 was not available on any other Tag-Heuer 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 a certificate, instruction booklet, inner/outer boxes. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide the new owner with a 1-year mechanical warranty with purchase. Estate priced at $14,280.00 CAD. Stock #e13182.

SOLD

 

 


January 31, 2021

Omega Planet Ocean Chronograph 45.5mm 215.30.46.51.01.001 $7,200.00 CAD. e13571

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 with a massive (for the time) 45.5mm case size. For today’s styles, it fits right in, especially when some other brands are showing watches 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 the Planet Ocean is 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. This 2nd generation co-axial chronograph takes things a step further with the double barrel, column wheel, silicon hairspring equipped movement. Omega’s proprietary 54 jewel calibre 9300 is a mechanical masterpiece.  As far as analogue chronographs go this one is about the easiest to operate and easiest to read. Gone is the necessity to add the minutes and hours from two different resister dials. The chronograph reads just like a miniature clock dial. A large sweep hand serves as the traditional seconds register to divide the increments into 1/5ths.  This watch was owned by a collector client of ours and rarely worn while in rotation with several other watches. As such it is shows like new. The slate coloured ratcheting ceramic bezel is perfect, the stainless steel case and bracelet look like new showing no scratches of any kind. Please let us know if you’d like to see a WhatsApp video of the watch. It looks practically like new old stock, it’s an easy 9.5 out of 10. The bracelet is able to fit a wrist of up to 7 1/2 to 7 3/4 inches, extra links can be ordered Bright luminous hour markers and hands glow brightly in low light situations, while an anti-reflective crystal coating keeps glare down to a minimum. A short YouTube video of the actual watch can be seen here. We’d be happy to send you a higher resolution WhatsApp video. The next owner will benefit from a no-charge one year warranty from Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers covering all aspects of the original Omega warranty excluding damage caused by misuse. This model is a current style with Omega and carries a suggested retail price of $10,900.00. Estate priced at $7,200.00 CAD. Stock #e13571.

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January 21, 2021

1995 Omega Speedmaster triple-date “Schumacher” 3520.53 $4,100.00 CAD. e13508

In the 1990s Omega discovered the exceptional talent of Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher and signed him as an ambassador for their Speedmaster line of watches. Omega was on a roll with the recent success of the James Bond series of Seamaster watches and now they had signed perhaps the greatest driver of all time. Although model 3820.53.26 was never officially labeled “The Schumacher” this is the watch that he was pictured with more than any other in the early years. After being awarded his 5th consecutive world driving title things really got rolling with the marketing power behind the Schumacher name. Various named models and numbered editions came out every year honoring this racing legend. This model is one of the most distinctive Speedmasters ever produced. The bright colourful dial can be a bit daunting at the initial introduction but within no time all available information is easily deciphered. The large bright white luminous hour and minute hands along with big Arabic hour markers allow instant time interpretation. The 12-hour chronograph register hands are all nicely lined up in a vivid racing red colour. A 24-hour dial with a broad arrow hand sits at the 9:00 position showing am hours on a blue background while the pm hours are shown on black. The “triple date” moniker comes from the fact this watch displays the day of the month (yellow pointer hand), day of the week, and the month of the year in the cut-out windows at 12:00. A handy tachymeter scale outlines the bezel. This simple scale allows quick calculation of units per hour. Our example is in virtually very good condition retaining its original finish on all surfaces. An original Omega black leather strap was recently fitted with the original buckle. The automatic Omega modified Valjoux 7751 movement housed within the 39mm stainless steel case is keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed. As far as bang for the buck goes this has to be one of the best-kept secrets in the watch world. This model is no longer available and I’m sure it’s destined to become a future classic collectible. This model has been seeing significant appreciation as collectors are discovering some of the more unique Speedmaster dials from the past. The dial on our example is absolutely perfect showing no fading, stains, scratches, or blemishes of any kind. Comes with a perfect condition, period-correct inner Omega box. These red “leather to the touch” boxes didn’t stand up well with use and tended to peel and disintegrate over time. I’m sure this box hasn’t been handled at all in over 20 years. Including a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one-year warranty the watch is estate priced at $4,100.00 CAD. Stock #e13508.

SOLD

 


January 20, 2021

2020 Breitling Heritage SuperOcean AB2030 Black 44mm $4,000.00 CAD. e14004

Inspired by Breitling diver’s watches from the 1950s comes the SuperOcean. Its Simple bezel timer features a counter-clockwise rotating coin-edged bezel indexed for 30-second increments showing just the 5-minute intervals with bold at 15, 30, and 45-minute marks. The basic but purposeful design extends to the stick hour markers, luminous hands, and plots. Dome profile reflective hour markers, sliver-thin sweep second hand, and white on black calendar display finish off this model’s user-friendly features. Big watches are still part of Breitling’s DNA, in this capacity the SuperOcean AB2030 doesn’t disappoint. At 44mm diameter, you don’t need giant-sized arms to wear this one, but it will still fill the wrist of the average-sized gentleman. As with all contemporary Breiltlings, the automatic Swiss-made movement has been officially certified chronometer status for accuracy. This 2020 SuperOcean is one of the first of its kind to utilize an in house Breitling manufactured movement. The Breitling calibre B20 powering the watch is actually a collaboration with Tudor. The watch industry is paying close attention to Breitling and more specifically to its proprietary movement. Breitling recently reached an agreement with Rolex sibling company Tudor allowing them to use the B01 chronograph movement in the Tudor Heritage Chronograph. In exchange Breitling has access to Tudor’s 3 hand in-house MT5612 movement (renamed B20 in Breitling products). For two major watch brands to cooperate like this is very unusual; it shows how much each manufacturer mutually respects the quality of these mechanisms. All Breitling SuperOceans come equipped with the modified Tudor-based MT5612 movement. A curved synthetic sapphire crystal is super scratch resistant with an anti-reflective coating helping with legibility. Screw down crown and case back contribute to a more than adequate 660-foot water resistance rating. Fitted to the case is a retro-style mesh bracelet equipped with a flip-lock buckle. The current model AB20101 SuperOcean from Breitling shows a retail price of $5,785.00 CAD. The 2021 model shows a golden B instead of the polished silver B, calendar display, and some dial text marks the differences from our 2020 model. Comes complete with the original inner/ outer box, chronometer certificate, instructions, and even the original invoice (July 2020). Excellent overall condition showing practically no signs of use. The original high polish finish is practically blemish-free, only a few light scuffs can be seen on the buckle. The condition can easily be described as new old stock. A simple ultrasonic cleaning was all that was needed to prepare the watch for sale. The factory 5-year warranty is valid until the summer of 2025. The like-new watch is estate priced at $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e14004.

SOLD

 


January 7, 2021

Breitling Super Avenger A13370 $3,900.00 CAD e12755

Casual white with military looking Arabic dial font makes 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 in 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 the purchase is an excellent condition genuine Breitling black leather strap with a 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.

SOLD

 

 


January 3, 2021

Tag Heuer Formula 1. Automatic with diamonds 37mm WAU2213 $3,300.00 CAD. e13816

Tag Heuer’s Formula 1 line of watches have really come into their own. The very first F1s had a retail price of under $300.00, had cases made mostly of resin/plastic, straps made from rubber, and didn’t even have threaded crowns. Today’s Formula 1 watches can come with big boy self-winding automatic movements, ceramic/stainless steel cases with diamond-set dials, and bezels. Long gone is that $295.00 price point too, this watch (WAU2213.BA0861.) is a current offering on TagHeuer.com and comes with a retail price of $5,500.00 CAD. Our example comes complete with the original packaging, instructions, endorsed authorized agent warranty card (Dec. 2012) along with a precious stone certificate. The certificate describes the 97 full cut diamonds as “I” clarity with “Wesselton” colour (H in modern grading terms). The diamonds weigh a combined 0.53 carats. This watch was previously owned by a lady collector who has many other watches. This watch wasn’t seeing much use so it was traded in to us. The condition is excellent, the case and bracelet only show the odd scuff and scratch. We can remove any minor blemishes while you wait if you’d like to make it look brand new. The highly polished stainless steel and white ceramic construction is a favorite, and really easy to keep looking great. The 37mm case size isn’t too large and it suits the modern fashionable look perfectly. Don’t let its fashionable look deceive you, this watch can still get the job done. Lockdown threaded crown, threaded case back, watertight to 200 meters, integrated locking buckle, and sapphire crystal are features very few watches as pretty as this have. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty the watch is estate priced at $3,300.00 CAD. Stock #e13816.

SOLD


December 31, 2020

2012 Zenith Pilot 42mm chronograph 03.2117.4002 El Primero $6,120.00 CAD. e14303

If you are a fan of pure function, excellent quality, and high performance the Zenith Pilot is a watch you must consider. It is certainly not the fanciest watch you’ll ever see; it is completely void of any detail that doesn’t add to the absolute utility. No gold trim, no diamonds, no fancy dial treatments, it is all business. Just what you would 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 analog 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. Although this is a thoroughly modern watch its classic styling could have come out of any era. The easy to use rectangular chronograph buttons are a pleasure to operate as they interact with the column wheel controlled mechanism. Powering the Pilot is the 31 jewel in house manufactured calibre 4002 El Pimero. This high-speed automatic winding masterpiece is able to accurately time intervals to 1/10 of a second. It has been the 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 is 25% faster than a modern Rolex! The added speed gives the watch the smoothest running second hand you have 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. Excellent original condition showing only the most minor signs of use. Never refinished in any way. The factory brown crocodile rubber-backed strap is not present but the original stainless buckle is. We will supply a new Hirsch strap of your choice for the new owner at no charge. Comes complete with original inner/outer boxes, instruction booklet, endorsed warranty card from a Canadian authorized agent, all documentation, the outer cardboard shipping box, a hardcover 280-page complete Zenith watch collection book for the model year 2011/2012, and a signed note on Zenith letterhead to the original owner. We are pleased to offer the new owner a complimentary one-year mechanical warranty (prorated for 5 years). Estate priced at $6,120.00.00 CAD. Stock #e14303.

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

Tissot has been around much longer than the wristwatch 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 wristwatches 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 a 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, a beautiful silver dial with simple rose gold-tone Arabic/stick hour markers, and a 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.

SOLD

 


December 20, 2020

2007 Omega Speedmaster 40mm 323.21.40.40.02.001 like new $5,200.00 CAD. e11735

Over the years, Omega has slowly been improving “non” Moonwatch Speedmasters to the point where they are truly as good as anything else on the market and better than most. Modern automatic Speedmaster watches like our latest estate example 323.21.40.40.02.001 benefit from heavier bracelets secured with proper screws and heavy-duty buckles. Omega no longer uses bushed rivets to connect the adjustable links. The case backs are now a screw-on type rather than a simple interference press fit. Water-resistance ratings have improved from 30 meters to 100. The sapphire crystals feature an anti-reflective coating cutting down reflections. The movements inside are technically improved and now easily qualify for certified chronometer status. The Omega calibre 1164 inside this watch is a workhorse of movements based on the Valjoux 7750 that started production way back in the 1970s. Versions of this mechanism can be found in some of the world’s great brands costing many times what this Omega does. This Speedmaster is in like-new condition looking like new old stock. There are only a couple of fine scuffs on the brushed finish buckle and bracelet. This is a very rare reference, I can find no other examples available anywhere. When it was discontinued it carried as USD suggested retail price of $6,400.00. This was a significant premium over the basic stainless steel model. The solid 18 karat yellow gold bezel is embossed with a Tachymetre scale used when measuring units per hour. The gold plated crown, pushers, hands, hour markers, and dial details give this watch a more mature, dressy look with a sporty edge. Comes complete with inner/outer boxes, a fully endorsed warranty card (dated December 13, 2013), card wallet, instruction book, and even the plastic delivery box with product, price, and serial number stickers still attached. These protective plastic 3-section cases are usually tossed when the authorized agent receives a watch from Switzerland. The new owner with benefit from a complimentary 1-year warranty. This rare Speedmaster is estate priced at $5,200.00 CAD. Stock #e11735.

SOLD

 


December 19, 2020

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 Mark III in 1972. The preferred blue dial adds to the funky design. While the Rolex Daytona of the era made do 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 a 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 the 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.

SOLD


December 18, 2020

2020 Panerai Luminor Due 42mm PAM00904 $6,200.00 CAD. e14055

Florence Italy has a long rich history of art, fashion, and design. Michelangelo’s David, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and headquarters of style icon Gucci all call Florence home. It was also it was at the centre of the Italian renaissance introducing never-before-seen technical achievements. Giovanni Panerai (watchmaker) opened Officine Panerai in Florence in 1860 and soon became an authorized dealer for some of the world’s most important watch brands including Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, and Patek Philippe. Although it achieved significant retail success, two things happened that altered the course of what was a great retailer/service center into the luxury brand it is today. The first was in 1900 when grandson Guido Panerai signed a contract to become the official supplier of wristwatches and precision instruments to the Royal Italian Navy. Then in 1916 Panerai invented Radiomir, a radium-based powder giving luminosity to dials and sighting instruments. Although Panerai no longer uses radioactive radium for their watches they are still known for the outstanding luminous qualities of their dial markers and hands. After a request from the Italian Navy for a waterproof watch that kept excellent time and was easy to read underwater, Panerai began working with Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf to develop the world’s first professional dive watch. The prototype Radiomir was released in 1936. Our latest estate watch takes some of its styling design after the original. Before 1993 Luminor watches were strictly sold to military forces, the first civilian models debuted in the 1990s and were helped to be made popular in North America by Sylvester Stallone. The dark grey dial with vintage-looking hour markers distinguishes the watch with a look that can only be Panerai. Many times, we have mentioned the appeal of a “less is more” watch. Panerai watches fit the less is more concept very well. 3 simple hands display the time, a useful calendar shows the date of the month, and nothing else. The traditional Panerai case is completely polished to a mirror finish. There are a few scuffs on the case but the watch looks basically brand new. As with any collectible watch we prefer to leave them original unless the purchaser prefers a fresh polish. Although the watch takes its styling cues from the original cushion-shaped design of the 30s it features a modern automatic winding movement with a 3-day power reserve. The Panerai Due 42mm is a generous size and the cushion-shaped case makes it wear ever bigger. The patented crown lock trigger mechanism helps keep things water-resistant to 30 meters and can trace its origins to a 1956 Panerai patent. The slightly domed synthetic sapphire crystal offers excellent optics and superior hardness over glass and the entire case is constructed from super resistant 916L stainless steel. Due to their smaller production numbers, these do not come around very often. It comes complete with the original stitched edge, brown leather strap with signed buckle. The Due line of watches comes equipped with a quick-release system for the strap. With a firm push on the spring-loaded mechanism, the strap pops releases from the case. A different Panerai strap can then click into place without any tools. This is a current model and can be seen on the Panerai website with a suggested retail price of $8,300.00. The watch was originally purchased in the late winter of 2020 from a Catania Italy authorized agent. The watch is covered by the factory warranty for a period of 2 years with the possibility of a 6-year extension according to the documents included. The watch comes with the inner/outer boxes, foam box liner, endorsed warranty documents, instructions, and even the plastic bezel guard. The new owner with benefit from a 1 year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty after the factory 2 year warranty expires. Estate priced at $6,200.00. Stock e14055.

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December 11, 2020

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

If you are 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 the 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 analog 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 1/10 of a second. It’s been the 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.

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December 7, 2020

Bvlgari Diagono Professional DP 42 S GMT 40mm $4,000.00 CAD. e13407

Gucci is likely the most recognized of Italian watch brands, but to watch aficionados and those that admire high end Italian luxury, it doesn’t get much better than the house of Bvlgari. The company was founded in 1884 by talented silversmith Sotirio Bulgari in Rome. Over the years they developed a following for their beautiful jewellery creations crafted with meticulous details. In tribute to ancient Rome as it was a great source of design inspiration, Sotirio Bulgari changed the u to a v in his name as would have been the case using the Roman alphabet and the brand Bvlgari was born. The Diagono Professional GMT is a watch that honors great Italian explorers and travelers. The beautiful brownish silver dial depicts a subtle map of the world along with lines of latitude and longitude. The easy to read dial features three traditional hands and large hour markers all treated with glow in the dark luminous material. What looks like chronograph pushers allow rapid changing of times zones both east and west. The quick change of local time zones enables world travelers to display the correct time anywhere they are in the world. Even traveling through midnight local time will not confuse the watch as the date changes forward or backward without affecting function. An inner chapter ring displays your home time or Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in a 24 format. The daylight hours (6 am to 6 pm) are in silver and night hours (6 pm to 6 am) are dark grey. An additional time zone can be displayed by using the bi-directional rotating bezel. Rapid date adjustments can be accomplished by pushing the button located at the 8 o: clock position. The watch is in like-new condition showing very little use. The articulated solid link bracelet has both horizontal and vertical brushed finishes resulting in a subtle contrast I’ve never seen before. The watch comes complete with inner/outer packaging and all sorts of original documents. When new this watch carried a suggested retail price of $8,850.00 USD. Including a complimentary 1-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, the watch is priced at $4,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13407.

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December 2, 2020

Maurice Lacroix Pontos S Diver PT6248-SS002-330 43mm $1,600.00 CAD. e13707

Not exactly a household name but Maurice Lacroix watches should be considered if you’re horological interests lie outside the predictable brands. In the 1960s Maurice Lacroix’s parent company purchased a watch assembling business in Switzerland. They produced high quality private label watches for several different name brands. It has been common practice in Switzerland for well over 100 years for the same manufacture to produce watches for different brands, often using the same movements labeled differently. With this knowledge and experience is wasn’t much of a stretch for them to establish the Maurice Lacroix brand in 1975. They are known for producing interesting designs that are big on quality and detail while keeping prices quite competitive. The Pontos S Diver is a great example of great style and clever design. Yes, it’s a large diver watch but it lacks the cumbersome, thick, external ratcheting bezel usually associated with such models. Instead, they opted to conceal the thin bezel under the curved crystal. The extra threaded crown at 2 o: clock can turn the bezel in both directions and lock the timer in any position. The highly luminous dial, hands, and bezel indexes add extra utility matched by few. The sapphire crystal with anti-reflective surface treatment is 100% blemish free. Not many watches at this price point come equipped with an automatic helium escape valve. Unless you’re living in a diving bell decompressing after long term saturation diving, this is a feature only useful as dinner party conversation. Calendar, threaded crown, threaded case-back, solid stainless steel bracelet with diver’s extension and locking buckle round out the sporting features. The water-resistance rating for the Pontos S is 2000 feet; that should be more than enough for almost anyone. The self winding mechanical mechanism is running well and keeping great time. All functions are working as designed. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers is happy to provide the new owner with a complimentary one-year warranty. Estate price $1,600.00 CAD. e13707.

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November 27, 2020

Tag Heuer Formula 1 CAU1115.BA0869 42mm $1,275.00 CAD. e14036

Tag Heuer Formula 1 watches have come a long way since the line was introduced in 1986. Their debut came toward the end of the quartz crisis that eliminated many Swiss watch manufacturers. The Formula 1 series was the first watch series released after Techniques d’Avant Garde (TAG) acquired the Heuer watch company. Heuer had become financially stressed, as their traditional mechanically based product line had trouble competing with much lower-priced electronic Japanese imports like Seiko. It is fair to say the brightly coloured, composite cased original Formula 1 watches helped save the company from insolvency. It was quite a gamble for the newly formed Tag-Heuer company to risk the future of the company on these colourful new creations. A great resource for all things vintage Tag Heuer is Calibre11.com. This image of some first-generation Formula 1 watches is from Calibre11.com. Our latest formula 1 dates more than 3 decades after the originals hit jewellers showcases in 1986. It benefits from 30 years of improvements. Screw down threaded crown, super hard synthetic sapphire crystal, advanced luminova glowing pigments, full 316l stainless steel construction with virtually scratchproof ceramic bezel and bracelet center links are features the originals never had. Our newest Tag Heuer F1 is the striking CAU1115 Chronograph. The way the anthracite dial, bezel and centre links contrasts with the brushed stainless steel is very classy. Don’t let the subtle finish fool you, this is a very rugged sports watch. The 42mm case is water-resistant to over 600 feet, thanks to its screw-down crown and threaded case-back. The 12-hour chronograph timer is accurate to 1/10 of a second and is equipped to take lap readings. Attached to the 42mm case is a solid link bracelet with a diver’s extension and flip-lock buckle. Overall condition is very good showing some scuffs and small scratches on the steel case and bracelet. The mostly brushed finish hinds those day to day blemishes a watch that is worn under all conditions inevitably collects. The large tachymetre bezel scale is handy for calculating speed or other units per hour. The super accurate Swiss-made quartz movement is running flawlessly keeping excellent time. A brand new buckle with 2 extra bracelets links should fit even an extra-large wrist. Included with the watch is a complimentary 1-year warranty. Estate priced at $1,275.00 CAD. e14036.

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November 26, 2020

2015 Longines HydroConquest 41mm L3.742.4.56.6 comes with everything $950.00 CAD. e14007

Every watch manufacturer has a ubiquitous diver’s style watch that looks pretty much the same and performs pretty much the same task. There is no doubt the universal appeal of such watches. They offer high functionality, durable construction, and classic good looks. Which one you decide to get really comes down to how much you are prepared to pay. The benchmark Rolex Submariner is going to cost you over $10,000.00 for either a new or used model. While something like this Longines HydroQuest is available for 90% less. It costs less than the sales tax you’ll pay on the Rolex. From a purely functional standpoint, it can do everything the Rolex does. Longines has been around since 1832 and was a pioneer in highly accurate mechanical movements that won many accuracy competitions over the years. There are few watch brands with a longer history and more significant achievements than Longines. Since the mid-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 and well before Rolex was even a concept. This automatic HydoConquest is far more capable than most of the people who may wear it. It comes with a water-resistance rated of over 1,000 feet thanks to its threaded crown, screw-down case back and interference fit, super-hard sapphire crystal. A solid stainless bracelet with diver’s extension and flip-lock buckle make sure the watch is going to stay put under the most demanding conditions. Our Longines HydroConquest L3.742.4.56.6 is a single owner example and was purchased from a Canadian authorized agent in the summer of 2015. It comes complete with full documentation including the original invoice receipt, inner/outer boxes, instructions, warranty card, hang-tag, and a 170 pages product catalog from 2013. Its previous owner wore the watch all the time, in all conditions, performing any activity. The watch has never been polished or refinished in any way. It displays obvious signs of use in the form of scratches on the case and bracelet. The sapphire crystal remains 100% perfect without even the slightest scuff. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $950.00 CAD. Stock #e14007.

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November 25, 2020

Breitling Endurance Pro X82310 44mm black/blue & like new $3,100.00 CAD. e14005

Breitling’s new line of ultra-light sports watches reminds me of Tag-Heuer’s first Formula 1 watches from the 1980s. The Endurance Pro X82310 comes in yellow, orange, red, white, and blue. The Tag Heuer F1 was an incredibly successful venture that arguably saved the financially struggling company with a low priced mass-market sports watch. Breitling is riding a wave of success and the Endurance Pro is no low price, entry-level watch. They show a suggested retail price of $3,600.00 on the Breitling website. This price point gets you a very large composite black case measuring 44mm in diameter yet the watch only weighs 53 grams including the Breitling embossed rubber strap. The watch was designed with athletes and adventures in mind who don’t want to be bogged down by a bulky watch that can interfere with movement. The exact composition of what Breitling call “Breightlight” is a company secret. This mystery material has been around for several years and appears tough and resilient under the tough conditions you’d expect a Breitling to be subjected to. The Breitling calibre B82 is thermally compensated and should be accurate to a second or two per month with has a battery life of around 3 years. The movement features a 30 minute, 3 register chronograph with a lap timer 1/10 of a second display. In keeping with its athletic design, a heartbeat pulse calculating scale can be found on the dial’s chapter ring. For someone who likes high tech, ultra-accurate, low maintenance, sports watches, the Endurance Pro should be considered. An anti-reflective coated, sapphire crystal allows easy time interpretation of all the dial information. Instead of a ratcheting timer bezel, which is made somewhat redundant by the chronograph feature, the Endurance Pro comes with a rotating compass heading bezel. The compass heading allows direction calculation in collaboration with the analog hour hand. The watch comes complete with all documentation, packaging, and Breitlings 5-year warranty valid until 2025. Estate priced at $3,100.00 CAD. Stock #e14005.

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November 24, 2020

2016 Omega Planet-Ocean GMT “Deep Black” 45.5mm 215.92.46.22.01.001 $9,075.00 CAD. e13791

The Omega Planet-Ocean GMT “Deep Black” 215.92.46.22.01.001 is a tour de force of Omega watchmaking expertise showcased in a striking all-black monochromatic colour scheme that would make Darth Vader envious. The large 45.5mm case is completely manufactured from a single block of high tech, super scratch resistant ceramic, as is the ratcheting 60 minute bezel timer. Even the pitch-black glossy dial is made from ceramic. It is a more than capable diver’s tool; watertight to 2000 feet, helium escape valve, timer bezel, luminous hands/markers, and easy to operate large threaded crown. A 2nd hour hand distinguished by its bright orange arrow tip tracks the dial once every 24 hours signifying your home time. The regular broad arrow hour hand can easily be set to show a different timezone (local time) without affecting the minutes or seconds. This is a handy feature for world travelers or someone who needs a continuous GMT/universal time display. Omega’s “Master Chronometer designation for their in-house developed 38 jewel calibre 8906 raises the bar in accuracy and reliability. It is resistant to magnetic fields approaching 15,000 gauss, the silicon hairspring is both antimagnetic and more shock resistant to previous designs, it requires no lubricant and will maintain its shape indefinitely. The double-barrel mainsprings store more power than most single spring designs with a power reserve of 60 hours. All these technical advances are visible through the display case-back. Even the case back wasn’t left alone. Omega Naiad Lock system keeps the case-back text perfectly lined up and easy to read. The black rubber strap with a stitched edge has an antibacterial treatment and is secured by an easy to operate, sturdy deployment clasp. This watch was delivered to a Canadian authorized Omega agent in the fall of 2016. It comes complete with the endorsed warranty cards, instruction booklet, cardholder, and beautiful blond wooden box with foam-lined outer box. Ceramic is very hard, resistant to scratches and signs of wear and tear. After a thorough examination of the watch, strap, crystal, bezel, crown, and other components we were unable to see any signs of use. If this watch was ever used, we’ve been properly fooled. This is a currently available model at your local Omega agent and is shown on Omega’s website with a suggested retail price of $15,300.00 CAD. The only thing I don’t like about this watch is how difficult it is to take a good picture. The ultra glossy dial, curved sapphire crystal, and polished case sections make taking a good picture with my limited photography skills next to impossible. This watch must be seen in person to truly appreciate all the wonderful details. Including a complimentary one-year warranty (pro-rated for 5 years) the watch is priced at $9,075.00 CAD. Stock #e13791.

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Breitling Windrider Chronometer 38mm A10350 just serviced $2,790.00 CAD. e11417

Many Breitling watches that come through our estate department are oversized examples with multi-function chronographs, slide rules and enough information on the dials to 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 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 are virtually absent from the pilot bracelet that shows no stretch or sag.  The automatic movement was just fully cleaned and serviced in April 2021. The service included vacuum testing and regulating to chronometer specifications with test reports. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, this watch is estate priced at $2,790.00 CAD. Stock #e11417.

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Tag Heuer Carrera Day-Date Chronograph CV2A1U.BA0738 like new $3,750.00 CAD. e14003

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 CV2A1U.BA0738  Calibre 16 is one of TAG’s newer models from their iconic line and is shown on Tag’s website for $6,050.00. CV2A1U is from 2020 according to the original owner who only wore it a few times. It 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 a 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 crown. A few red highlights on the pusher, seconds register, and dial make the watch look sporty. The subtle dark silver/grey dial, polished stainless steel sections, and curved Arabic minute markers, contribute to giving the Carrera remarkably dressy. The Carrera has always been a versatile design. In original condition complete with box and open paperwork. A one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty is included for the estate price of $3,750.00 CAD. Stock #e14003.

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November 22, 2020

Omega Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronometer 311.30.44.51.01.002 $6,700.00 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 a 60-hour power reserve. This is one of Omega’s most sophisticated self-winding mechanisms. The Master Chronometer features a nonmagnetic 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 analog 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 a 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, but it also 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 its 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 $6,700.00 CAD. Stock #e12667.

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1995 Omega Speedmaster 3513.33.00 silver guilloché dial, 39mm $2,600.00 CAD. e13543

Speedmasters have been a core product for Omega since the 1950s. As the vintage watch collecting comes of age it is possible to see early examples of originals selling for 6 figures. This watch is around 25 years old and comes with the rarest of all the dials available at the time. The silver/white guilloché design was always my favorite. In fact, I wore an example of this very watch for several years. This is only the second one we have had come through our estate department. At 39mm diameter, these watches are amazingly comfortable. The black tachymeter bezel scale is reminiscent of an early Rolex Daytona. Unlike an early Daytona, this watch is available without taking out a 2nd mortgage to finance it. It is also self winding with a handy 31-day calendar, unlike an old Daytona. Powering the Speedmaster 3513.33.00 is an Omega modified Valjoux 7750. These workhorse movements are renowned for their reliability, serviceability, and accuracy. Looking back to an old 1998 Canada agent catalog we have shows this watch had a retail price of $2,800.00. The watch comes with a perfect condition service/travel box. A complimentary 1-year warranty (prorated for 5 years) is included for the estate price of $2,600.00 CAD. Stock #e13543.

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November 21, 2020

Grand Seiko Spring Drive Ltd. Ed. #319/700 SBGY003G (brand new) $11,650.00 CAD. e13769

Despite the immense variety of watches available, the vast majority can be classified into three categories: either manual wind, automatic, or quartz. Manual wind watches are the oldest technology dated back to the first pocket watches. With manual wind watches, every day or so you must physically wind the mainspring to store the required energy to power the mechanism. Automatic watches run on mechanical energy generated by the movement of the wearer’s wrist which winds the mainspring then slowly and predictably releases power to the hands. Automatic watches never need a battery— only the occasional service. The exceptionally well-tuned, high end, fully adjusted, automatic watch can keep time accurate time to +/- a few seconds per day. Quartz watches instead rely on a quartz crystal to keep time, which vibrates when an electric current is passed through it. In most quartz watches, the crystal will vibrate exactly 32,768 times per second, which the watch can use to keep time to an accuracy of better than +/- 1 second a day. The downside of quartz watches is that they need a battery to power the crystal and move the hands. The Grand Seiko “Spring Drive” movement takes the best aspects of a traditional manual wind watch with the accuracy of the finest quartz movement but without the need for a battery, capacitor, or any other electric storage system. Seiko’s “Tri-Synchro Regulator” technology is like nothing else. Like a manual watch, its power comes entirely by power stored in the mainspring that is very slowly released. However, instead of powering a traditional balance wheel through a series of wheels and gears to the hands; mechanical energy is used to power a tiny generator producing a continuous electric current. This current first powers a quartz crystal, keeping time much more precisely than any mechanical balance wheel oscillating over 4000 times slower ever could. The watch then compares the frequency of the quartz crystal with that of the spring drive glide wheel and uses the remaining current to apply a frictionless electromagnetic brake on the wheel to regulate its speed. The brake keeps the wheel perpetually spinning at a precise rate as determined by the quartz crystal. No battery to replace, no rechargeable capacitor to fail as with every other quartz watch including solar-powered watches. You get the best of both worlds: the accuracy of quartz watches with the convenience/reliability of old fashions hand wind. There truly is no other watch in the world that even comes close to this level of ingenuity. Our newest estate watch comes from a Canadian authorized Grand Seiko agent purchased in June 2020. The watch is absolutely perfect in every way. It has never been used, there isn’t a scratch or even the slightest scuff to be found. In fact, the watch still has its protective plastic stickers on the deployment buckle and case-back. This watch is one of only 700 released in stainless steel to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Seiko Spring Drive technology. Unless you were sharp out of the gate and pre-ordered one of these, they were likely sold out before you ever knew they existed. These watches carry a CAD MSRP of $10,300.00. On the secondary market, used versions are selling for significantly more than the original price and more than our brand new, never used example. It comes complete with everything originally supplied right down to the plastic hang tag/price tag and balance of the 3-year warranty. We are thrilled to showcase only our 2nd Seiko Spring Drive for Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers at the estate price of $11,650.00 CAD. Stock #e13769.

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November 20, 2020

Tag Heuer Aquaracer WAB1110 38.5mm $988.00 CAD. e13886

Particularly good condition, 38.5mm diameter, quartz movement with classic black dial and black ratcheting one-way timer bezel. Comes with Tag Heuer original clamshell inner box and current vacuum test. 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 diver’s helmet. Working great and keeping great time. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty, this watch is estate priced at $988.00 CAD. Stock #e13886.

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November 19, 2020

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 ensures 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 is a constant reminder 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. This watch will prove a little snug for anyone with a wrist size much larger than 7 1/4 inches. Including Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers one year warranty Concord Mariner 15.78.110 is estate priced at $970.00. Stock #e9275.

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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 backside. 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 timekeeping 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 worldwide 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 hangtag printed with the 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. The watch also comes with a never out of the package original rubber strap (FT6004). 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.

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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 use 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.

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2014 Baume & Mercier Hampton MOA10024 20mm x 40mm like new. $2,900.00 CAD. e13810

Baumer & Mercier Hampton MOA10024. One owner, hardly used, comes with all documents and authorized agent endorsed warranty card. Diamond set bezel, black satin strap with deployment buckle. All stainless steel construction 27mm x 40mm. Comes with a complimentary 1-year warranty. Swiss-made quartz movement with 2 hand display and calendar. Originally purchased Nov. 13, 2014, at Raffi Jewelers Oakville Ontario. When new this watch had a suggested retail price of $5,700.00 USD. Our estate price $2,900.00 CAD. Stock #e13810.

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November 15, 2020

2013 Breitling SuperOcean A17391 44mm $2,950.00 CAD. e13122

It’s called a SuperOcean for good reason. It’s a “super” capable diver watch with everything the sports 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 a helium escape valve. It’s another feature that 99.9% of divers will never need. It is 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 safety 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 hour markers. Excellent overall condition as one would expect for a watch that was purchased new in 2013 and only used occasionally. The watch comes with every piece of the original packaging, warranty card, instructions, booklets, and even the original receipt from a Canadian authorized Breitling agent. Estate price $2,950.00 CAD. Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers will provide a complimentary one-year warranty. Stock #e13122.

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November 14, 2020

2021 Omega SpeedMaster Moonwatch Sapphire 311.30.42.30.01.006 perfect. $6,250.00 CAD. e14097

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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 8 years old it is still a current model of the same specification and is shown on Breitling’s website with a retail price of $10,155.00 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.

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2017 Breitling Avenger II Seawolf A17331 45mm. $3,500.00 CAD. e13891

In keeping with the popularity of large, overachieving watches, we present this 2017 Breitling Avenger II Seawolf (even the name is impressive). This is one of Breitling’s most qualified diver’s watches. It is water-resistant to an indicated 10,000 feet or 3,000 meters. The water pressure at this depth is well over 2 tons per square inch. Incorporated into the 45mm stainless steel case is an automatic helium escape valve. This feature may come in handy if you decide to do a really really deep dive, requiring living in a diving bell breathing a mixture of helium and oxygen for extended periods of time. Pressurized helium gas can penetrate the case gaskets and push the crystal out when decompressing if the watch isn’t equipped with such a 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 pretty typical for most luxury diver watches. A one-way 60-minute bezel timer, threaded crown, screwed on case back, and heavy stainless steel bracelet with locking buckle round out the diver features. Large, thick, luminous hands and hour markers provide excellent legibility in any condition or situation. The watch was purchased at an Ontario authorized Breitling agent on June 20, 2017. It comes complete with everything originally delivered, inner/outer boxes, certificates, electronic warranty, instructions, vendor business card, and even the receipt of purchase. The watch has never been polished or refinished in any way. The bracelet, buckle, and case display some faint, light scratches. These minor blemishes can be removed while you wait if you’d like the watch to look perfect. Included with purchase is a complimentary one year warranty. The watch is estate priced at $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e13891.

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November 13, 2020

2007 Omega Double Eagle Constellation 1111.35.00 diamond dial & bezel 35mm $17,000.00 CAD. e13408

I have a theory about some solid gold luxury Swiss watches and it’s pretty simple. I think they are one of the biggest bargains in the business right now. This amazing Omega Constellation Double Eagle should help support my case. Looking back at an old 2005 Omega dealer catalogue from when we were authorized agents shows this watch was available as a special order for $35,000.00 CAD. The price of gold back then was only $550.00 per ounce Canadian. This watch has a gross weight of 209 grams; if you assume the non gold components of this watch weigh around an ounce, your left with $2,360.00 worth of gold (as valued in 2005), or about 6.7% of the total value. Fast forward to 2020, gold is now worth more than 4 times what it was in 2005 yet the price of a current diamond bezel Omega is only $37,800.00 (albeit with much smaller, less expensive round diamonds on the dial). Today’s gold value represents 27.5% of the total cost of the new Omega. Keep in mind, this observation factors in no extra value for the diamonds. We’re not in the watch manufacturing business, but we do know how much it costs to manufacture gold jewellery and a 27.5% raw material cost relative to the finished retail price is rather amazing, especially for a high-end brand name like Omega. One must also consider watches like this are very labour intensive, they’re built in very expensive labour markets, they are complicated mechanical devices containing 100s of tiny parts. Each one of these parts needs to be precisely manufactured in order to function. Then there are all the costs that go to marketing, shipping, packaging, printing catalogues, booklets, building high quality showcases, the list goes on. I’m telling you, with the high price of gold these watches are a really good value. Buying one of our previously owned solid gold watches is a downright bargain. Our Omega Constellation Double Eagle 1111.35.00 is still a current offering from Omega but it isn’t available with the super expensive baguette dial any longer and the style number has changed to 123.55.35.20.52.001. It is still powered by Omega’s Co-Axial calibre 2500 automatic winding chronometer grade movement, visible through the threaded display case back. In fact, the only detail that has changed is the diamonds on the dial are much smaller and far less expensive round diamonds; gone are the rectangular baguette cut diamond hour markers like on our watch. Ours is in like new condition. It appears to only have been worn a few times since it was originally purchased in the middle east in November of 2007. It comes complete with the full set of dealer endorsed warranty cards and certificates. The box and instruction manual are never used extras we had in stock but not original to the watch. The watch is running perfectly with all functions operating as designed. At 35mm diameter, it sounds like it is a smaller size for a man’s watch. In reality, it wears the same or bigger than the benchmark Rolex Day-Date 36mm President and much more bulky feeling. On an average to smaller gentleman’s wrist, the watch is perfectly proportioned. Many women love the generous size without being too large on a feminine wrist. This is a very special and rare watch. Searching the internet, I couldn’t find a single another example for sale. The value of only the scrap gold in this watch is close to 64% of our price. 1.54 carats total weight of VVS-G brilliant-cut and baguette diamonds account for (at wholesale) 15% of the price for the entire watch. A weak Canadian dollar can produce some compelling values if you can recognise them. Including a complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 1-year warranty, this watch is priced at $17,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13408.

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November 12, 2020

Ladies Piaget Polo 20mm 8131 C 701 18kt. 129gr. $8,300.00 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 129 grams including the proprietary quartz movement, the value of just the gold in this watch is around $7,400.00 CAD. For comparison, a brand new Italian-made 18 karat gold bracelet of similar weight would be very well priced at $11,000.00. We have a couple of brand new original links in stock to extend the length to fit a wrist of just over 20cm. The watch condition is like new. There is zero stretch or wear in any of the links.  The bracelet 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 $8,300.00 CAD. Stock #e12744.

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November 10, 2020

Oris TT1 635-7512-41-61-MB 42mm $700.00 CAD. e13792

They may not be the most popular brand from Switzerland, but Oris watches pack a lot of great features in an interesting package at a fantastic price point. The value proposition is even greater when the occasional previously enjoyed example shows up in our estate department. since 1904 Oris has been producing affordable watches that perform like much more expensive brands. In the 1960s they were one of the top 10 Swiss manufactures in terms of watches produced. This watch was likely produced around the year 2000. It’s a watch of basic utility and rugged construction. The basic 3 hand layout with large Arabic hour markers is very easy to interpret. The day and date display at 6 o:clock adds some extra function. Despite its basic timekeeping roll, the silver dial is beautifully decorated with applied luminous markers and a beautiful guilloche pattern. All stainless steel construction with solid links and locking buckle ensures this watch can be worn during almost any activity. The scratch-resistant, curved sapphire crystal is blemish-free offering perfect optics. A threaded display case-back and screw-down threaded crown provide a water resistance rating of 100 meters. This watch has just undergone a full servicing. The 35 jewel Oris calibre 635 is based on the ETA2836-2 is a robust performer used in many of Switzerland’s more popular brands. The movement in this watch is the genuine ETA movement that has been modified by Oris, it isn’t one of the newer Sellita cloned mechanisms. The watch has passed our vacuum test and shows a respectable timing rate of plus 6 seconds per day as this Vibrograph report illustrates. The overall condition of the watch is fair to good. It shows evidence of everyday use with scratches over the case, buckle, and bracelet. Comes complete with excellent condition inner/outer boxes, instruction booklet, vacuum testing results, and Vibrograph report. Including a one-year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty (prorated for 5 years) the watch is estate priced at $700.00 CAD. Stock #e13792.

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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 sports watches. At 33.5 mm diameter, it isn’t too small, it’s just right for the petite lady. The timeless black dial with a 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.

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November 9, 2020

IWC Pilot Fly-Back Chrono IW387805 43mm ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPÉRY $21,930.00 CAD. e13824

Yes, we showcase many great estate and vintage watches on our website. Our ever-changing selection keeps our watch collecting clients coming back. We never grow tired of the magnificent watches that we temporarily foster until they find their forever homes. I’m sure our latest estate will be etched in our memories long after it is gone. This IWC Pilot Chronograph with flyback function is one of the most beautiful watches to grace our showcase in some time. Elegance and simplicity of design is something that doesn’t grow old. The dial is perfectly balanced no matter how it is divided. Despite the single register, this is a 12-hour chronograph. The minute and hour registers are arranged on the same subdial at 12:00 o’clock. There is no need to look at 2 different registers to interpret the elapsed time. It reads as simply as a regular watch dial. The large central seconds hand with a needle-sharp tip can divide the seconds into fifths. Large luminous hands and dial markers make time interpretation simple under all lighting conditions. The timer function adds a “flyback” 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. 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. The 38 jewel in-house manufactured calibre 89361 is operating perfectly, with all functions operating as designed. This complex column wheel movement contains 299 components and has a power reserve of almost 3 days. Not only is this a beautiful timepiece, but it is also genuinely rare, with IWC only ever produced. The condition is like new showing no evidence of use. The chocolate brown strap is blemish-free along with the deployment buckle. The watch was purchased in the spring of 2019 and comes with the balance of the factory warranty. According to the IWC website, the warranty can be registered and extended an additional 6 full years. The watch comes with all the original documentation, endorsed warranty card, microfiber polishing cloth (never used), inner/outer boxes, and even the original cardboard shipping box. The case and buckle have been constructed from premium 18 karat rose gold that you can feel, weighing in at a substantial 172 grams. The blush hue is very appropriate for a watch that looks like it just stepped out from the cockpit of a vintage 1940s aircraft. This is a very special watch for the watch connoisseur how appreciates the tradition of a pilot chronograph. When introduced in 2012 this watch carried a price of $34,500.00 USD. Our estate price is $21,930.00 CAD. Stock #e13824.

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2020 Santos de Cartier WSSA0018 large size 39.8mm never worn $8,160.00 CAD. e13807

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 each other. After Santos 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 39.8mm this modern Santos is quite a bit larger than the original design but is in keeping with modern tastes. In fact, because of the square/rectangular outline it actually wears quite a bit larger than a 40mm round watch. 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 fully stainless steel construction is a combination of a brushed and polished finish. The WSSA0018 Santos is a current model available at the Cartier boutique where it carries a retail price of $9,300.00 CAD and $7,100.00 USD. Our example is complete and comes with the unworn extra tan leather strap that comes standard with the watch. It hadn’t even been out of the Cartier shipping package until we took it out for these pictures. The beautiful tan leather strap gives the Santos a completely different character. The strap is secured by a push-button signed Cartier deployment buckle that is easy to use and very secure. The endorsed warranty card is dated October 22, 2020, making this watch barely one month old. 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. This watch retains its original finish and has never been polished. There are isn’t a scratch or scuff to be seen anywhere, it is 100% perfect in every way. The watch is still under factory warranty until the fall of 2022. This never-worn Santos de Cartier classic is priced at $8,160.00 CAD. Stock #e13807.

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2018 Panerai Luminor 42mm PAM00904 with box & papers $5,888.00 CAD. e14001

Florence Italy has a long rich history of art, fashion, and design. Michelangelo’s David, the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and headquarters of style icon Gucci can all call Florence home. It was also it was at the centre of the Italian renaissance introducing never-before-seen technical achievements. Giovanni Panerai (watchmaker) opened Officine Panerai in Florence in 1860 and soon became an authorized dealer for some of the world’s most important watch brands including Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, and Patek Philippe. Although it achieved significant retail success, two things happened that altered the course of what was a great retailer/service center into the luxury brand it is today. The first was in 1900 when grandson Guido Panerai signed a contract to become the official supplier of wristwatches and precision instruments to the Royal Italian Navy. Then in 1916 Panerai invented Radiomir, a radium-based powder giving luminosity to dials and sighting instruments. Although Panerai no longer uses radioactive radium for their watches they are still known for the outstanding luminous qualities of their dial markers and hands. After a request from the Italian Navy for a waterproof watch that kept excellent time and was easy to read underwater, Panerai began working with Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf to develop the world’s first professional dive watch. The prototype Radiomir was released in 1936. Our latest estate watch takes some of its styling design after the original. Before 1993 Luminor watches were strictly sold to military forces, the first civilian models debuted in the 1990s and were helped to be made popular in North America by Sylvester Stallone. The dark grey dial with vintage-looking hour markers distinguishes the watch with a look that can only be Panerai. Many times, we have mentioned the appeal of a “less is more” watch. Panerai watches fit the less is more concept very well. 3 simple hands display the time, a useful calendar shows the date of the month, and nothing else. The traditional Panerai design case is completely polished to a mirror finish. There are a few shallow scuffs and scratches that can be completely removed white you wait. As with any collectible watch we prefer to leave them original unless the purchaser prefers a fresh polish. Although the watch takes its styling cues from the original cushion shaped design of the 30s it features a modern automatic winding movement with a 3-day power reserve. The Panerai Due 42mm is a generous size and the cushion shaped case makes it wear ever bigger. The patented crown lock trigger mechanism helps keep things water-resistant to 30 meters and can trace its origins to a 1956 Panerai patent. The slightly domed synthetic sapphire crystal offers excellent optics and superior hardness over glass and the entire case is constructed from super resistant 916L stainless steel. Due to their smaller production numbers, these do not come around very often. It comes with a replacement gray suede leather strap with a generic stainless steel buckle. This is a current model and can be seen on the Panerai website with a suggested retail price of $8,300.00. The watch was purchased at the New York city Panerai Boutique in the summer of 2018. Included with purchase are the inner/outer boxes, foam box liner, warranty documents, instructions, and the plastic bezel guard. The new owner with benefit from a 1 year complimentary Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty. Estate priced at $5,888.00. Stock e14001.

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November 8, 2020

Tag Heuer Link WJF1354 Stainless/18kt. & diamonds, 27mm $2,990.00 CAD. e11446

The line between watch and jewellery becomes quite blurred with the Tag Heuer Link WJF1354. Sure it tells time, has a useful calendar and second hand, but it’s also super shiny with diamonds. A beautiful iridescent mother of pearl dial trimmed in solid 18 karat yellow gold adds a feminine touch. When it comes to pretty, plus more than capable it’s hard to beat Tag Heuer’s more refined and thoughtfully designed “Link” series. The look has become iconic to the brand. The basic style goes way back over 30 years to the original Sports Elegance line from 1987. Although Tag Heuer has tweaked the shape here and there, the Link is instantly recognizable as the successor of the “S/el”.  Its 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 makes for a watch that looks a bit bigger than the measurement suggests. It’s hard to believe that a lady’s Rolex Datejust is only 0.6mm smaller in diameter. Refined details set this watch apart from the crowd as the true luxury product it is. Only VS-FG or better quality diamonds serve as twinkling hour marking beacons and then, of course, there is the beautiful pastel coloured rainbow mother of pearl dial. 63 round brilliant cut diamonds add just under half a carat of bling according to the precious stone certificate supplied by Tag Heuer. Premium quality solid 18 karat yellow gold bezel and bracelet details extend around the entire circumference. An integrated locking buckle keeps everything securely in place. There isn’t a sharp edge to be found anywhere on the watch. From the curved synthetic sapphire crystal to gently contoured crown guards, it’s a subtle exercise in timekeeping comfort. Overall condition is very good, although some of the gold-capped link sections on the bottom of the bracelet are beginning to wear through in sections. Under casual observation, this wear goes unnoticed. The watch was originally purchased right here at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers around 10 years ago. Keeping excellent time with all functions working as designed courtesy of the high precision Swiss quartz movement. A few years ago when this watch was current it carried a retail price of $4,600.00 USD. Including a one year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers warranty and the original box set, the watch is estate priced at $2,990.00. CAD. Stock number e11446.

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November 6, 2020

1977 Omega Seamaster 35mm 1660216 3660848 $1,300.00 CAD. e12919

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

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November 4, 2020

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 was 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.

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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 segments 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 timekeeping 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 an original box, instructions, a 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

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October 31, 2020

2019 Omega Speedmaster “MoonWatch” 311.30.42.30.01.006 $6,000.00 CAD. e13876

Besides 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, 5 replacement spring bars, a 4 power eye loupe, oversized medallion replica case back, large travel case, foam-lined outer box, the plastic serial/style number hang tag and even the original brown cardboard shipping box from Switzerland. 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 Canada in the spring of 2019. 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 the only evidence of use. The watch remains in its original unpolished condition. The two extra straps that come included with the package have never been out of their plastic sleeves. In today’s era of GPS tracking and super accurate electronic timing, it’s amazing that such old fashioned manual mechanical timekeeping technology is still being made and used. 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 May 29, 2019, from a Calgary Alberta authorized agent. This is the last of its kind. This model has ceased production but is still shown on Omega’s website along with its replacement model 310.30.42.50.01.001 carrying a retail price of $8,550.00. Our latest estate Moonwatch is the last to utilize the 18 jewel calibre 1861, itself a direct descendant of the original calibre 321 from the very first 1957 Speedmaster. Comes with the balance of the factory warranty plus a complimentary 1 year Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers extended warranty. Estate priced at $6,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13876

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October 30, 2020

1990 Omega Speedmaster ST145022 $5,000.00 CAD. e13877

The recent announcement of the retirement of the Speedmaster 311.30.42.30.01.006 MoonWatch should make these 17 jewel hand-wind, calibre 861 Speedys even more desirable. The more modern 18 jewel calibre 1861 SpeedMasters are also now a thing of the past. They are getting snapped up at Omega dealers as the new Speedmaster 310.30.42.50.01.001 begins to turn up in display cases. The new MoonWatch can be seen on Omega’s website with a price of $8,550.00 CAD. I wonder if it will have the tradition and following of the 861/1861 series that lasted well over 50 years. Our latest vintage SpeedMaster Professional dates from the early 1990s and could be considered vintage as it is now 30 years old. It has elements of the older, big dollar versions like a simple interference snap buckle, tritium hour markers, and hands, plus that beautiful 17 jewel, hand-wind movement. Early examples were rose gold plated. For only around 5 years or so Omega switched to gold plating in the 1990s before switching to rhodium plating. This is one of the less common gold plated examples. These are among the prettiest movements ever produced. Logically developed, accurate, robust, and uber reliable are features that helped the Speedmaster Professional to be selected by NASA over several other Swiss chronograph/watch manufacturers including Rolex. This watch has been used as an everyday timepiece and as such shows patina and minor wear and tear. The case appears original and unpolished displaying small dings and impact marks on the edges. The tachymetre bezel scale for measuring units per hour likewise isn’t perfect. Bracelet and buckle show evidence of use but little sag and no stretch. The classic black dial is perfect. The tritium hour markers have aged to a dark tan hue with matching hands. The hesalite crystal is signed with the Omega logo. I know there are a lot of Speedmaster fans out there and we have a question for you. I’d love to know what the pine tree hallmark stamped inside the case back means. There has to be someone out there you can shed some light on this curious mark. I assume this mark is from the A. Donze-Baum company (part of the Richemont group); perhaps Omega sublet to them for producing the case-back or perhaps the entire case. We’d love to learn more about this stamping if anyone knows its meaning. The watch is running great, keeping good time with all functions operating as designed. Including a complimentary 1 year warranty the watch is estate priced at $5,000.00 CAD. Stock #e13877.

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October 26, 2020

Tag Heuer 1500 WD1223 all original just serviced $900.00 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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October 22, 2020

1999 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.

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October 20, 2020

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’s history. In the 1930s Heuer developed a dashboard timer that could be used both in automobiles as well as in aircraft. The name Autavia is derived from AUTomobile and AVIAtion. The Autavia moniker was revived in 1962 when Jack Heuer launched the first new watch while the company was under his direction. To celebrate the 85th anniversary of Jack’s birth, Tag Heuer introduced a limited-edition tribute watch that was highly influenced by the original 1962 version. The new edition was limited to just 1932 pieces worldwide. Our example is number 0083/1932. It was purchased by the one and only previous owner at European Jewellers Toronto in December 2017. It has been only lightly worn since that time. It displays some minor surface scratches on the buckle, case, and bracelet. The completely high polished finish can be fully restored within an hour by one of our onsite technicians if you wish. With a worldwide run of fewer than 2000 pieces, these watches were almost completely spoken for before they hit the showcases of authorized agents. A perfect condition 227-page hardcover book documenting the history of the Autavia is part of this limited edition package. This rare book is in perfect condition, its spine isn’t even creased. A book like this is a must for any vintage watch enthusiast. The watch is powered by Tag Heuer’s in house manufactured Tag-Heuer calibre 02. This 33 jewel automatic winding certified chronometer mechanism has a generous 75-hour power reserve while running at an industry standard 28,800 cycles per hour. We are happy to extend the factory warranty that expires December 2019 for an additional year from the 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.

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October 17, 2020

2012 Tag Heuer Formula 1 WAC1219 37mm $1,500.00 CAD. e13815

When the world of high fashion and sports watches come together the Tag Heuer Formula 1 takes centre stage. The Tag Heuer Formula 1 series has been a staple of the brand since the 80s as the entry-level offering. Over the years they have improved in specification and quality with the same features as the much more expensive offerings. Highly water-resistant, all stainless steel construction and a sapphire crystal mean they’ll continue to operate and look great under extreme conditions. This rare version showcases a beautiful red grape colour dial with a matching satin strap. The fold-over deployment buckle is infinitely adjustable, easy to use plus provides the luxury look and feel you’d expect from a Tag Heuer.