After months of searching I have found a transitional, on comission for a good friend who wants to give it to her husband. She wanted a -68 as it was his birth year – and although I object to most “birth year” concepts (when it was built? Released? Sold? These years can be over a three to five year span) I think it is nice to have the year in the case back.
There has been a lot of rubbish about, but this one came up in the UK:
I shall be working on it, preparing it for her in the coming weeks.
The prices on this page have been updated August 2018
The price of DO90 bezels continues to hit extraordinary highs last month, with a mint example selling for over $5000.
Up until now this territory was occupied by the unicorn of black bezels, the BASE1000.
Fitted to the 2915-3 and the 2998-1 & 2 these are very hard to source. I have heard of recent unconfirmed trades as high as $20,000 – but I stress I have not seen the bezels nor can i be sure of this. One thing for sure a fine bezel will now fit a very valuable watch.
This is not so fine, and indeed was certainly removed from a watch for being too poor, and survived through luck to be sold loose.