Auction Preview: 27th March
The earliest Kermits, such as the example on offer, exhibit a peculiar shape to the numeral ‘4’ on the bezel, where the internal apex is flat and hence are referred to as ‘flat fours’. After barely more than a few months, Rolex altered the shape to an internal point for the remaining six years of Submariner Kermit production.
The sale will also include a handsome piece of early Victorian silver by the illustrious manufacturers Storr & Mortimer A wide necked claret jug in the form of a Greek ‘Askos’, has two foxes sitting astride the rim, anticipating interest of between £3,000 and £5,000.
Focus in the jewellery section will be on the certified natural Sri-Lankan colour change sapphire & diamond ring with hopes of £2,000-3,000. The 4 carat sapphire exhibits a change from blue in daylight to bluish purple under artificial lighting.
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