Joe DiMaggio's Longines Watch Up For Auction
The December 8th Antiquorum auction in New York city is impressive because it is the first time I can recall where there are no Patek Philippe watches available! Amazing. One of the pieces up for bids is this small 14k pink gold wrist watch that belonged to (and was worn by) historic New York Yankees baseball player Joe DiMaggio. Estimated to have been made in the 1940s, the rectangular wrist watch has a gold and steel strap, and a dial with diamond hour markers. Further, classic Longines watches are also experiencing increased interest from some collectors. The auction also happens to include a pocket watch that was given to DiMaggio in the 1970s. Auction estimates for the Longines wrist watch are between $5,000 - $7,000.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch reviews site aBlogtoRead.com.