Aguttes to auction an Admiral’s 6152/1

by on Jun.06, 2023, under Watch Point

Aguttes (Paris/France) will auction a Ref. 6152/1 “Luminor Panerai” with Rolex Cal. 618 / Type 4 movement and engraved caseback from 14 to 28 June online here (Lot 5).

This Ref. 6152/1 is in our database since June 2007, when we took the photos in this posting, during the annual Club Panerai collectors meeting in Viareggio/Italy. Back then, Marco, son of Admiral Cataldo Gigantesco, showed us the watch of his father. Aguttes has published detailled information on Admiral Gigantesco’s career at the Marina Militare / G.O.I. which led to the unique engraving on the caseback of the watch in 1983 here.

The Rolex movement of the watch with “Luminor Panerai” dial is a typical Cal. 618 / Type 4 version with incabloc shock protection and 17 jewels. The watch is equipped with so-called “Double Pencil” hands. The crown-protecting device of this watch is signed “BREV. ITAL.” and additionally numbered “5” on the underside.

Features of the watch:
Reference: 6152/1
Dial: “Luminor Panerai”
Case number: 124591
Movement: Rolex Cal. 618 / Type 4

Chapter VIII.II of our book “The References” 1950’s-1960’s is featuring similar watches like this specimen on auction at Aguttes, with Rolex movement and Panerai crown-protecting device, on page 922-1057. The unique caseback engraving has been illustrated and explained in our book “The References” 1950’s-1960’s on page 916-917. An overview about the “BREV. ITAL.” signatures on watches with crown-protecting device can be found on page 975.

Currently this Ref. 6152/1 is one of the 73 watches in our database with Rolex movement and Panerai crown guard. Read more on the known watches in our records here as of 1 Januar 2023.

We hope that this Ref. 6152/1 will find a good new home and remains surfaced in the Vintage Panerai collectors world. [Ralf Ehlers & Volker Wiegmann]

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