Sotheby’s has an Important Watches auction in Geneva on the 15th of May. Browsing through their auction catalogue, I noticed this IWC GST Rattrapante chronograph (ref.371508). IWC discontinued their GST line of watches a few years ago, probably not without a valid reason, but I really happen to like the design of the GST.
This 43mm wrist watch has a rattrapante chronograph movement (caliber 79230) to be able to record an intermediate time, using the pusher at 10 o’clock. This movement is based on an ETA/Valjoux 7750 movement, but modified by IWC. This watch dates back from 2000/2001 and has a height of 16.9mm, which really makes it a large and thick chronograph, especially for those days.
Sotheby’s estimates this watch at 6.000 – 8.000 CHF. On Chrono24 they are listed for approx 5.000-6.000 Euro (8.000 CHF is approx 6.000 Euro), so we don’t expect anything funny to happen here.
Besides this modern IWC GST Rattrapante chronograph, this auction has a lot of vintage Rolex (including a nice ref.6262 Daytona), a number of interesting vintage Omega watches and of course the usual suspects by Patek Philippe. Click here to go to the on-line catalogue.