On May 14, 2016, at the ‘Start-Stop-Reset’ theme auction held by Phillips Auction in Geneva, a Zenith CP-2 Cairelli The watch sold 62,500 Swiss francs (about 420,000 yuan).
This is a stainless steel watch, produced in 1970, with a diameter of 43 mm. It is equipped with a Cal.146DP manually wound movement (17 jewels). The dial and movement are decorated with Zenith logos, and the bottom is engraved with ‘AMICronometroTipoCP’. -2M.M.201228 ‘.
Brand lovers call it ‘Cairelli’, a Roman retailer that has sold more than 2,500 watches. It is worth mentioning that this series of watches is designed for the Italian Navy and is a popular model in the antique watch market.
The watch was valued at 10,000 to 20,000 Swiss francs before the auction, and eventually sold for 62,500 Swiss francs, more than three times the highest estimate. Zenith’s excellent results are a testament to the success of Geneva Watch Week and the prosperity of the entire auction and antique watch market.