December traditionally offers a number of incredible watch auctions, and this year Sotheby’s is kicking things off with its Important Watches sale in New York on Dec. 10. Without a doubt our favorite lot is an ultra-rare Omega Speedster made c. 1958. It's an amazing first generation example of the legendary Speedmaster model and one of only a handful of ref. 2915-3’s to be seen at auction.
The Speedy could be the cornerstone of any great collection, but so could our other picks. Also on offer in the stunning sale: another rare Omega, a Rolex pre-Daytona chronograph, a solid gold Paul Newman Daytona, a rare 1940s Patek, and one modern piece, a highly-sought after IWC perpetual calendar. Prepare to salivate.