Mother’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t worry if you haven’t gotten something for the special lady in your life – we’ve got some great vintage watches that will be a big hit on Sunday. This week we’ve got a precious metal Rolex, a sporty and elegant double-signed Vacheron Constantin, and the epitome of a dress watch: a Patek Philippe Calatrava. Don’t worry, we won’t tell her when you bought it!
1958 Rolex Oyster Perpetual In 18k Yellow Gold With 14k Gold Oyster Bracelet

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a stunner in full 18k yellow gold, especially paired with an exceptionally rare 14k yellow gold expandable rivet bracelet. That much yellow gold could definitely be considered "a statement," but in this case it's not overly flashy thanks to its wearable (and unisex) 34mm size. Housed inside this beauty is the Rolex caliber 1030, which was the brand's first bi-directional self-winding movement, used in early Submariners too. It's beautiful and robust, just like the mom in your life!
1960s Vacheron Constantin Ref.7397 In White Gold Signed By Türler

From afar, this 1960s Vacheron Constantin looks about as different from the above yellow-gold Rolex as can be. But the tonneau-shaped case hides a secret: it may look like steel, but it's actually white gold. Understated elegance has always been a trademark of Vacheron Constantin and this watch has it in spades. The silver, Türler-signed dial has developed a beautiful patina over the years, adding to the retro-chic quality of the piece. This is the perfect watch for the mom who likes luxury but doesn't want to make a big deal about it.
1990s Patek Philippe Calatrava Ref. 3919 In 18k Yellow Gold

The Patek Philippe Calatrava is the quintessential dress watch. The model's beautiful simplicity is what has made it so popular since its introduction in the 1930s. This particular example is no different, though there are a couple of things to help it stand out in a crowd. The dial is bright white porcelain and the printed black Roman numerals are crisp and clear. The case is in elegant 18k yellow gold and the Clous de Paris bezel gives it a cool vibe. This interesting mix of classical Patek Philippe elegance and modern design is the perfect gift for the mom who has everything.
The Full Set

We've also got a 1960s Breitling Navitimer, a stone cold classic Rolex Oyster Date from 1977, and a Universal Genève Polerouter from the 1960s, all for your perusal in the HODINKEE Shop.


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