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We have unique experience in buying, trading and selling estate jewellery. We have hundreds of previously owned items such as: diamond rings, gold coins, bracelets, earrings, pendants etc. Call or visit our store if there is a particular item you are looking for.


December 15, 2017

Tudor Heritage Black Bay 79220R $3600.00 CAD e10864

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

 

 


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

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

SOLD


December 14, 2017

1.50ct. tw. I1-I diamond cluster ring 4.8gr. 14kt. gold $1260.00 CAD. e10757

Maximum sparkle from side to side and edge to edge. The finished look simply can’t be captured with 2 simple still photographs. The 77 round brilliant cut diamonds are an easy I1 with many SI clarity stones in the mix. The colour is estimated at a very nice I grade. These are all fully cut round brilliant diamonds, each with 57 individual facets on every stone. There isn’t a single cut diamond to be found in the entire ring. The size 6 1/2 ring measures 11.5mm wide and looks like a party on your finger. Low profile and super smooth, every diamond is secured in a shared claw white gold setting. This technique uses an ample amount of claw width (for strength and longevity) while allowing the diamonds to be positioned very close to one another. There are no dead areas on the ring where there isn’t some serious bling happening. The well made ring was constructed using 4.5 grams of 14 karat yellow and white gold. One of our onsite goldsmiths could adjust the fit up or down a size or two in as little as one day; just in time for your next event. This ring is a ton of fun for the estate price of $1260.00 CAD. e10757.


14kt. Canadian gold, Canadian diamond ring $490.00 CAD. e10759

If you’ve always wanted a Canadian diamond ring but didn’t think it was affordable; or that for less than $500.00 you wouldn’t get anything significant looking, here’s an opportunity. It’s a brand new, never worn, Canadian diamond ring. Better yet it is also constructed of certified Canadian gold and was originally purchased at now defunct Canadian Jewellery Chain Ben Moss Jewellers (I guess that makes it some sort of a collectors item). The simple 2.2 gram bypass style setting is very flattering to the 0.22 carat I1-I featured diamond that originated in the North West Territories. 24 small brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I2-H quality are discreetly bead set up and along each shoulder terminating into diagonally opposite claws. It’s super pretty and adds an extra dimension to the swirling theme. The unworn ring measures about the average lady’s finger size of 6 1/4. Not a scuff, scratch or mark of any kind can be found on the attractive little ring. It comes with a Global Gemological Institute “Certificate of Canadian Diamond Authenticity” report. This report describes the ring, its components and comments on the identification number that is laser inscribed along the girdle edge. The only thing you’ll receive that’s not original to the ring will be the new Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers little blue and white satin box. We ship throughout North America and to most international destinations. This ring is estate priced at only $490.00 CAD. Stock #e10759.

 

 

 


December 13, 2017

Ulysse Nardin Marine 266-67 18kt. gold (new Nov. 2017) 50% off $17950.00 CAD. e10876

There are so many fantastic watches available. Many with rich histories going back more than a century. In fact, more than a few Swiss brands have been producing timing devices for longer than there have even been wrist watches. It’s too bad so few brands get the notoriety they deserve in North America. Ulysee Nardin is certainly worthy of consideration to anyone looking for an amazing watch with a great history of producing some amazing time pieces. They have a background dating back to the mid 1800s. The company was famous for building some of the world’s most accurate marine chronometers. Before there was electronic timing equipment these highly accurate wind up time timekeepers were an essential tool for celestial navigation on the open sea. Accuracy wasn’t a luxury, it was a life or death necessity. Before the digital world of GPS positioning, knowing where you are relied on precise time, a clear star filled sky, a sextant and quite a lot of operator skill. Developing incredibly accurate ships clocks was a daunting task given the environment they operated in. Accurate time was an essential factor for knowing where you were in the vast open oceans. In keeping with their nautical timing history the Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer 266-67 offers all the features one would expect from a rugged and durable watch. Super heavy solid 18 karat rose gold case construction water resistant to over 600 feet. A threaded crown screws into the case ensuring moisture stays out and the time isn’t accidentally changed. Large luminous hands and markers make time interpretation virtually instantaneous. The beautiful glossy white dial with contrasting Roman numerals is in itself a small work of art crafted from tough hard enamel. The unusual calendar and second hand position align for perfect vertical symmetry and add some useful function. A feature not seen often on automatic watches is the power reserve display located at 12:00. This circular dial acts similar to a fuel gauge displaying how much of the approximately 60 hour power supply is remaining. A folding 18 karat gold locking buckle keeps the black genuine crocodile strap secure and adds a modern look to the 43mm size watch. A transparent sapphire case back window proudly displays the mechanical marvel powering the Maxi Marine. This watch was purchased new at an Ontario authorized agent November 2017 and is in perfect perfect condition. Comes complete with all the original packaging, beautiful wood box, instructions, wallet etc. It’s working great, keeping excellent time with every function working as designed. The original agent initialed the warranty card extending the factory 2 year warranty an additional 3 full years to November 2022. This watch carries a suggested retail price of $35,900.00 CAN and $29,500.00 USD. Our like new example is on sale at 1/2 the original price. Estate priced at $17,950.00 CAD. Stock #e10876.