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Threats on social media against the watch's owner force British auctioneer to pull it from the April Luxury Watch sale.
Enthusiasm for vintage watches with history and provenance is spreading beyond Rolex and Patek Philippe for auctioneers and collectors.
Reluctance to trading luxury watches online was stripped away by the pandemic, leading to legions of new customers buying and selling vintage and contemporary timepieces for the first time.
Fellows has given the watch a pre-sale estimate of £1,200 - £1,800 for its 15th February Luxury Watch Sale.
The gentleman's stainless steel Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master bracelet watch, reference 16750, features as Lot 124 in Fellows’ live Luxury Watch Sale on Monday.
Fellows Auctioneer is offering the chance to acquire a piece of history relating to two sunken ships at the same time: the Titanic and the watchmaker Romain Jerome.
Limited edition from Romain Jerome could excite additional interest since the watchmaker went bust during the Covid lock down.
The Dirty Dozen is a name given to timepieces made by twelve different manfuacturers for the British Air Force and the Royal Navy during World War II.
Fellows Auctioneers from Birmingham, England, has been surprised by a spike in interest for its monthly watch auctions, which have been held only online during the pandemic, and the company's managing director Stephen Whitaker is planning for a mega sale of exceptional timepieces in August now that the economy is opening up.
British auctioneer Fellows sells early 1970s gold watch for $87,500.