If you're gonna buy a Rolex, it may have well Corum Admirals Cup Watches belonged to Sir Edmund Hillary, don't you think? Well, at Antiquorum's November Geneva sale, you'll have not one, but five chances to bid on a Rolex owned by the famed explorer, plus the chance to own a Seiko of his, for good measure.The Hillary collection includes six lots, all of which come with signed certificates of authenticity from Lady Hillary, and each watch represents a milestone in this man's life.We'll run through what your options are below.Lot 615: A Seiko Quartz number presented to Hillary in 1988 at the World Expo.
Listed in alphabetical order, each brand is given a brief profile and history, and each model is included with all complications, movement, materials, and what is most rare in a book like this, even price.WWA also includes a glossary at the beginning where replica Breitling Windrider Chrono Cockpit Men's watch readers can finally get the true definition of many complications and terms they often hear but may not understand (think Pulsometer, Guilloche, Equation of Time, etc.).In between brand profiles and model specs are editorials by some of the watch industry's thought leaders.A favorite of ours is written by Rob Spayne, who founded WatchFinder.
Estimate is $1000-$2000, click here for more Corum Bubble Quartz watch details.Lot 616: A two-tone Rolex Oyster Quartz purchased by Hillary himself in 1992 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of his attempt to climb Cho Oyu From the Nepal side (what else?).Original sales receipt included that shows it was sold to Edmund Hillary.Estimate is $2500-$3500, click here for more details.Lot 617: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster Date purchased by Hillary on the 50th anniversary of the day he reached the peak of Everest.