We’ve got a great lineup for this week’s curation of pre-owned watches, with asking prices from under-$3,000 to just over $12,500. Though all pieces have a titanium case, the main commonality this week is that these are some really cool watches. Wherever your summer travels will take you, these pieces would all be worthy companions. Check ’em out.
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique Chronograph 168992-3032
42mm titanium case
Introduced last year, I think this Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique is a superbly styled chronograph. Functions include hours, minutes, small-seconds, date, chronograph, and tachymeter. The distressed leather strap with orange stitching — which matches the orange dial accents — completes the look. Even the original watch box (included) matches the orange/grey styling.
The “Grand Prix de Monaco” series from Chopard has been running since 2002, you can read a review I did of the full Grand Prix de Monaco series dating back to 2002 right here. At just under $4k, I don’t think this watch will stay unsold for long, but don’t be afraid to make an offer and shoot for an even better price if you want to deal. More pics, price and details here>>>
IWC Ingenieur Double Chronograph Titanium IW3865-01
45mm titanium case
IWC’s designers took their inspiration for the Ref 3865 Ingenieur Double Chronograph from materials typically used in Formula 1: titanium, ceramic and rubber. The screw heads in the bezel are made of ceramic. The crown, the crown protection and the push-buttons are lavishly coated with black rubber. Thanks to the IWC Cal 79420, split-seconds hand can be stopped to record intermediate times while the stopwatch hand continues to run, allowing users to record as many stops and lap times as they choose. This piece is also a complete set with box and papers. More pics, price and details here>>>
Breitling Aerospace Avantage E79362
42mm titanium case, multi-function quartz caliber with alarm, calendar & chronograph functions
Something a little different with this quartz powered piece by Breitling. I believe the movement is Breitling’s Caliber 79 which they refer to as “SuperQuartz” — COSC/chronometer certified and spec’d to run better than 15 seconds a year deviation. The nice thing with this piece is all of the multi-function capability enabled by the quartz caliber. It has a titanium case and a titanium Breitling Professional style bracelet. This is a watch for those who prefer function over form. More pics, price and details here>>>
Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 49150/000W-9501
42mm steel / titanium combo case bezel
OK, stepping it up now on the price scale but if you can afford it I think this would be a wonderful chronograph to own. The monochormatic look has appeal and the dial is well arranged and legible with nice, large date apertures up top. Powered by VC’s caliber 1137, an automatic caliber running at 3Hz and with 40 hrs power reserve. And this watch comes with the “full package” and I don’t mean just a plain box and manual but quite a nice set — always a plus in my book. Pics, price and details on this Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph 49150, right here>>>
Panerai Luminor 1950 Rattrapante 8 Days Titanio PAM 530
47mm titanium case
Last but not least, one more big boy for those with cash to spend. This watch debuted in 2012 but still looks to be in pretty good shape. It has a 47mm brushed itanium case, polished titanium bezel, “sandwich dial” with linear “8-day” power reserve indicator, hours/mins/small/secs and chronograph, The PAM 530 has a manual wind caliber in it, the Panerai caliber p.2006 (manual wind, 3 barrels, double column wheel) with 8 days power reserve which as noted is indicated by Panerai’s linear power reserve on the dial. This watch is a rattrapante, aka “split-seconds chronograph” controlled by 2 chrono pushers on the left side of the case: the first split-seconds timing hand is controlled by the button at 8 o’clock (embossed “C” for ‘chronograph’); the second is controlled by the button at 10 o’clock (embossed “R” for ‘rattrapante’). More pics, price and details here>>>
Have a great weekend everyone.