A quick question about the Jubile 1755 watch quantities

I know this 250th Anniversary Jubile watch was made in:

Yellow Gold, 500 pieces

Rose Gold, 500 pieces

White Gold, 500 pieces

Platinum, 250 pieces

5 additional pieces to be held at the VC museum.  This adds up to 1755.

I am curious about the 4 watches with black dials, one in each of the 4 different precious metal cases.  These four black dial versions were sold at the Quarter Millenium Auction by Anitquorum.  Were these 4 watches in addition to the 1755 pieces listed above (making total production 1,759 pieces) or was the black dial watch included in the numbers mentioned above (i.e. 1 black dial/yellow case + 499 white dial/yellow case = 500 YG pieces)?

BR, Dan

They were serial nyumber 1 for each respective metal.....
10/28/2014 - 14:55

It would be really special to have one of those pieces in a collection.



Thanks Bill!
10/28/2014 - 16:56

Always good to see you here and to learn from.  BR, Dan

There were 1755 made in all. 251 in platinum and 501 in white gold, 501 in pink gold and
10/28/2014 - 16:38

502 in  yellow gold. These include the one off Antiquorum pieces with black dial.

VC kept one case metal each for its private museum and one YG model was given to the Geneva Museum of Horolgy.

So basically 1750 were reserved for collectors and 5 for museums



Crystal clear, thanks Alex! (nt)
10/28/2014 - 17:04
Hi Dan, I did a quick google search looking for pix
10/29/2014 - 16:04

Only found one and I can't tell the metal of the watch as pix quality was poor. Do you or anyone else have pix of the set?  I did find a beautiful pix of set of four regular pieces





here are the black dial models
10/29/2014 - 17:10

courtesy of Antiquorum



here are the black dial models


rose gold

here are the black dial models


white gold

here are the black dial models


yellow gold

here are the black dial models

Thanks Alex. All beautiful
10/29/2014 - 23:26
Interestingly only the RG model came back for auction a few years ago and only once! The others
10/30/2014 - 08:30

I have never seen publicly trade hands!