Five Favourite Timepieces with Bruce Keebaugh

Hospitality entrepreneur Bruce Keebaugh is as well known for his sartorial style as he is for his extraordinary events. Who better to share his selection from the upcoming Timepieces auction…

Marmaduke Storr London gold pair-case verge watch circa 1740, $1,200-1,600

1. Marmaduke Storr London Gold Pair-case Verge Watch
Funnily enough, I collect pocket watches as my grandfather did, and this Marmaduke Storr circa 1740 is a rare find. I just love that during that era, time for most was seen via a central town clock; few had pocket watches like this.

Cartier Tank Americaine Ref 1730 an 18ct gold chronograph wrist watch circa 2000, $2,000-3,000

2. Cartier Tank Americaine
I have collected Cartier watches all my life and the Tank Américaine is an absolute classic. First created in 1917, this more modern version is perfect for a black-tie event (of which I attend a lot!).

Rolex Datejust Brown Waves Ref 116189 an 18ct white gold wrist watch with date sold 2011, $15,000-20,000

3. Rolex Datejust Brown Waves
The Rolex Datejust in brown is a unique and stylish watch that many would shy away from, but I like that strength of colour and distance from the expected classic Rolex look.


Cartier Baignoire Ref 3023 a large 18ct white gold wrist watch circa 2011, $9,000-12,000

4. Cartier Baignoire
The Baignoire is, I think, Cartier’s most elegant ladies evening watch, and whilst it comes in many iterations, this classic version is a very good day watch too (and perhaps even a gift for someone special!).

Panerai Luminor 1950, 8 days GMT ref PAM00289 an 18ct gold dual time wrist watch with power reserve and date limited edition L115/300 circa 2009, $10,000-15,000

5. Panerai Luminor 1950
Panerai is my go-to everyday watch, but this Luminor 1950 limited edition takes it to another level. I love the rubber band against the gold hardware.

With thanks to Bruce Keebaugh for his time. 

Timepieces Auction, 23 October 2023

October 2023