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Patek Philippe Vintage 1518 Perpetual Calendar watch, as new $420,000

by Michael Weare
3 February, 2011
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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We always like to keep a look out for what other dealers and sellers of vintage and high end luxury watches have on their inventory.

Robert Maron of California is always worth looking out for.

A watch dealer since 1982, while the hobby was still evolving, Robert Maron has bought and sold many of the world’s most exclusive and expensive timepieces. More than just a high-profile dealer, Mr. Maron is equally known throughout the world for his expertise in ultra-rare, high-grade and vintage Swiss watches.

Among the watches which have passed through his appreciative hands (and in some instances into his private collection) are the among the rarest vintage Patek Philippe complications, numerous Patek Philippe minute repeating wristwatches, several Paul Newman Rolex Daytonas, perhaps the most complete set of early Rolex Submariner prototype watches ever assembled, the Audemars-Piguet Grand Complication, the Breguet Souscription set, the Ulysse Nardin Genghis Kahn, and many more.

On Ebay alone Robert Maron regularly have up for auction well over $5 million worth of outstanding quality watches at any one time. On Ebay the company specialise in high-quality wristwatches, including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and other distinctive brands. Their mission is to provide excellent service, and to this end, if you can’t find what you are looking for on their impressive inventory, they will conduct a custom search for you.

Mr. Maron knows that in this business, patience is a virtue, and at the top end of the market, especially in straightened times, it can take a while for a watch to be sold, that’s why he is always open to offers, no matter how high the value of the watch.

So while you might think $420,000 is out of the reach of most people, the top of the line Patek Philippe Vintage 1518 Perpetual Calendar he has on ebay has attracted no less than 6 offers.

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The watch is over 30 years old but is of new old stock. And while it’s possible you may pick up the same model for considerably less, you are unlikely to find one in such mint condition. It is of museum quality and quite an amazing find. As with all the best dealers on Ebay, Robert Maron will ship worldwide.

You can view more of the collection at the Robert Maron ebay store.

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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