The Culling Collection of Military Watches

Date of Auction: 15th September 2020

Sold for £360

Estimate: £100 - £150

German military: A Kriegsmarine pocket watch, by Cortébert, the white enamel dial signed ‘KM’ and ‘Cortébert’, with black Arabic numerals, outer minutes track with luminous spots/batons to the hours, luminous hands and subsidiary seconds dial, signed jewelled ‘Cal526’ movement, the plated case with snap on cuvette and back, the back numbered ‘M5380580’ under the Kriegsmarine logo of an eagle with outspread wings and wreathed swastika over M, diameter 50mm. £100-£150


Founded at the end of the 18th century in Switzerland, Cortébert was a highly regarded premium watch brand, manufacturing their own movements and watches, as well as supplying movements to other brands such as Rolex (some of the famous Rolex Panerai watches were equipped with specially made Cortébert watch movements).