- By caius red
- Published 12/21/2010
Coming up for auction at Sothebys Important piaget watches and Clocks auction in Contemporary York City on October 27 is a wrist watch made by 1 of probably the most respected manufacturers given by 1 of probably the most talented basketball players to 1 of probably the most innovative basketball coaches.
We’re also talking about a Patek Calatrava (reference 5096J) given by Michael Jordan to Tex Winter, who was at that time an Assistant Coach towards the Chicago Bulls.
Tex is generally known as 1 of the men that helped popularize the triangle offense (he possibly even wrote the book on it) and he had a profitable career coaching which includes serving as head coach of the Houston Rockets, Marquette, Kansas State, Washington, and Northwestern, as well as serving as an assistant to Phil Jackson with each the Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.
The wrist watch was bought on Christmas day Eve 1997 at a jewelry sales person in Chicago. Perhaps it was the item of just a little final minute Christmas day purchasing by His Airness? Jordan was within the midst of his final months using the Bulls and on his strategy to winning his sixth NBA Championship and 1 of his five MVP awards.
Now Breguet is joining the act in producing a Type XX flyback chronograph in commemoration of the 100th wedding anniversary of the Aeronavale (French Naval Aviation) as well as the 50th wedding anniversary of the first Type watch breitling becoming delivered towards the Aeronavale. Additionally, 2010 also occurs to mark the 60th wedding anniversary of the Breguet Type winning the official affirmation of the French military.
This 18kt gold wrist watch is 33mm and has Thanks MJ engraved on the exhibition caseback. It’s a stylish wrist watch from the arguably the most fabulous roundball player of all time.
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