This one comes to us from Tom Mulraney, Executive Editor over at The Watch Lounge: Swedish auction house Kaplans will soon be offering three pieces from legendary watchmaker Svend Andersen. I first came to know of Svend Andersen via Linde Werdelin and its SpidoLite SA (“SA” = Svend Andersen, he did the movement), and more intimately through author/journalist Michael Clerizo’s fantastic book, Masters of Contemporary Watchmaking. Among many lots in the Kaplans auction, tThe Andersen pieces to be sold are the Orbita Lunae, Perpetual Secular Calendar, and Montre a Tract; all are estimated to hammer at under $15,000, which seems like a remarkable opportunity to own an original piece from Svend Andersen. At these prices, I think that there is great long-term collectors opportunity here. Click through to the article as Tom has some great background on Andersen, as well as a look at all three pieces up for auction. Good find, Tom!
Svend Andersen Perpetual Secular Calendar