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Pre-Owned Fine Watches – December 2018 News

Pre-Owned Fine Watches – December 2018 News at J Farren-Price

This month we showcase some very special pre-loved timepiece inspiration in the final busy weeks before Christmas.

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From Patek Philippe we have acquired a beautifully elegant 4552/3 Ladies Golden Ellipse from the 1980’s, 5036/1J-001 Annual Calendar in yellow gold, a 5153J Calatrava with Date and Sweep Seconds and a 5159G Automatic Perpetual Calendar Retrograde. In addition we have a 5024G Patek Gondolo and a 5000G Calatrava

From Rolex, we have a very rare Double Red Sea-Dweller, a Rolex Steel Date with white dial and a Lady Datejust 26 with diamond bezel and mother of pearl dial.

Finally we also have a striking IWC Pilot Double Chronograph in excellent condition.

Enquire about any of our pre-owned timepieces here.

MATERIALS: Stainless steel case, crown and bracelet

DIAL & DIAMETER: White roman dial and 34MM diameter

FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds and date

POWER SOURCE: Automatic self-winding

HISTORY & PRICE: Purchased new in 11/1989, serviced 11/2018, complete with papers but no box | Price: $3,950.00

REF: WSH15010


MATERIALS: 18ct yellow gold braelet

DIAL & DIAMETER: Ivory dial, 37 diammeter

FUNCTIONS: Annual Calendar, Moon Phase, Power Reserve Indicator


HISTORY & PRICE: Sold by J Farren-Price in 10/2006, serviced 11/2018. Comes complete with original box and copy (not original) of certificate. An archive certificate is available upon request | Price: $49,500.00


MATERIALS: Stainless steel case, bezel and bracelet.


FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds and date

POWER SOURCE: Automatic self-winding

HISTORY & PRICE: Extremely Rare Rolex Sea Dweller Double Red. Circa 1972/73. Excellent condition. Serviced by Rolex September 2018. Original Box and tags but no original warranty certificate | Price: $69,500.00


MATERIALS: 18ct yellow gold case, crown and bracelet. Oval shaped case with blue dial

DIAL & DIAMETER: 28MM wide x 30MM high

FUNCTIONS: Hours and minutes

POWER SOURCE: Manual winding

HISTORY & PRICE: Bought new in February 1985, serviced October 2018. Complete with box & papers | Price: $12,000.00


MATERIALS: 18ct white gold case, crown and bezel. Brown alligator leather strap with 18ct white gold deployment clasp.

DIAL & DIAMETER: White opaline, hand-guilloched center, black Roman numerals, 38mm diameter

FUNCTIONS: Perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand. Moon phases. Day, month, leap year in apertures. Sweep seconds hand.

POWER SOURCE: Automatic self-winding

HISTORY & PRICE: Winding Box and papers. Purchased JFP March 2008. Serviced Patek Philippe October 2018 Immaculate Condition |

REF: 5159G | Price: $122,800. 00. Great buying at $89,000.00


MATERIALS: Stainless steel case, crown and bezel. Black alligator leather strap.

DIAL & DIAMETER: Black dial with luminous black hands and Arabic numeral hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Day of the week and date display at the 3 o’clock position. 46MM Diameter

FUNCTIONS: Chronograph – three sub-dials displaying: 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour.

POWER SOURCE: Automatic movement with a 44-hour power reserve

HISTORY AND PRICE: Original box and papers. Purchased new April 2014. Condition is 8/10.

Retail Price new is $15,100 | Pre-loved Price: great value at $10,500



MATERIALS: 18K White Gold case, crown, bezel and buckle on a black alligator leather strap

DIAL AND DIAMETER: Salmon Pink Dial with Applied Silver Arabic Numerals, Small Seconds

FUNCTION: Hours, minutes and small seconds

POWER SOURCE: Manual Wind Movement

HISTORY: Excellent pre-owned condition, un-serviced complete with original Patek Philippe folder, papers and carton. This is a classic Patek Philippe men’s wind up watch. Sold by J Farren-Price in July 1996

REF: 5024G | PRICE: $17,500 AUD


MATERIALS: 18ct yellow gold case, crown and bezel. Matt chocolate brown alligator strap.

DIAL: Silvery opaline dial with hand-guilloched center, gold applied hour markers.

FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds, date and sweep seconds.

POWER SOURCE: Automatic self-winding with 35-45 hour power reserve

HISTORY & PRICE: Automatic Calatrava officers case. Sold December 2012, serviced August 2018. Excellent as new condition, complete with box and papers.

REFERENCE: 5153J | Current RRP: $42,000, wonderful value at $33,500

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MATERIALS: 18 carat white gold case with sapphire-crystal exhibition case back on a black alligator strap with an 18 carat white gold, Calatrava-style deployant clasp

DIAL AND DIAMETER: Black dial with white Arabic numerals and inner minute track. 35 MM diameter

FUNCTION: Hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds at 4 o’clock

POWER SOURCE: Automatic movement and self-winding, 48 hour power reserve and the Geneva Seal. Movement is the ultra-thin automatic winding Patek Philippe Caliber 240 PS with mini-rotor, 27 jewels,

HISTORY: This Calatrava is one of the most popular of the discontinued models, and they come up for sale fairly rarely. The 18k white gold is the most rare of the reference 5000 versions. Watch is in excellent un-serviced condition with box and papers. Sold by J Farren-Price in April 2004.

REF: 5000G | PRICE: $27,500

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MATERIALS: Stainless steel case with a fluted bezel on a stainless steel on a steel Jubilee bracelet

DIAL: 26 mm with Mother of pearl dial with diamonds at the hour markers

FUNCTIONS: Hours, minutes, seconds and date aperture

PRE-OWNED DETAILS: Originally bought December 2013. Comes with original box and papers, brand new condition, worn only a few times

REFERENCE: 179174 | PRICE: New: $14,250.00 | Price Pre-Loved: $10,950

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