Mondaine number given (after 1993): 136.880-
Functions: Hours,Mins.SC -
Movement make & model: Gold plated ETA 251-
Number of jewels: 27
Movement Type: Quartz with 5 step motors
Water resistant: 20 ATM
Case and back plate : All Stainless steel
Notes on this Watch Type: This watch is/was the flagship of the "Camel Trophy Adventure Watches" range from around 1994 This high qualtiy watch was made in very limited numbers. It is the only CT fitted with a Sapphire glass (that I know of)
Personal notes: My guess is that is that it was made in two series like the Team Professional, 001-
Watches ID (last 3 numbers): ?
Serial Number 0431
I was very lucky to become the owner of this Masterpiece as quite by chance a very nice man from Spain asked If we could come to an arrangement concerning some watches I was selling. Of course I was interested but I already had this very model so I was a bit apprehensive about acquiring another. We came to a agreeable deal and as "lady luck" was looking down on me I asked Daniel G if he could collect it for me as he lived close to where the watch owner lived. This was all done (with a small hick-
This watch came from: Spain, Dec 2011
Watches ID (last 3 numbers): ?
Serial Number 1156
This watch: Story: This watch took me/us (Us being Daniel G from Spain) 9 months of much correspondence, travelling, negotiating to finally hold in my hand!
It all started when just by chance somebody sent me an e-
Still not put off we waited for the Holiday season to begin. As soon as it started Daniel was back on the road to see if he could find the shop…. Yippee FOUND IT! And the seller still had the watches for sale!! Daniel had done it! Due to the rather expensive price we could not buy the watches straight away so the shop owner demanded €100 deposit on each watch and he would hold them until 1st July.
The day finally came and Daniel once again travelled down the long road to collect the prised pieces. I got an sms saying "I have 2 Masterpieces in my hands" we were both very excited (especially Daniel as the hunt was almost over)
Pictures were made and sent to me so I could show my wife what all the fuss has been about over the last 9 months (Thanks to both wives for putting up with us)
Shortly after the German postman came and insisted he must give the parcel to me in person (Not my Daughter) and made me sign a very official form to say I had received my 2nd Masterpiece!!
These watches are very rare and to finally own 2 is beyond my wildest dreams!
I would like to thank Daniel G** for his persistence in getting these watches we must be the only 2 people (Collectors) that both own 2 of this very Limited Masterpiece.
This watch came from: Spain, July 2010
Watches ID (last 3 numbers): 884
Serial Number: 1912
This watch: This watch is/was the flagship of the "Camel Trophy Adventure Watches" range from around 1994 This high qualtiy watch was made in very limited numbers. It is the only CT fitted with a Sapphire glass (that I know of). My guess is that is that it was made in two series like the Team Professional, 001-
On contacting the buyer again he said he would only accept Swiss francs and did not have a euro account! this ment an international bank transfer which would cost around €30 (Switzerland is smack in the middle of Europe why so much!)
All paid up the seller sent the watch with tracking number which was fine until the watch got to the boarder. Customs checked it and passed it on to Germany. Then the tracking stopped and said there had been an "unknown incident"! Great! I thought I had lost the watch of my dreams. 1 week later I got a letter saying that my watch had to have tax paid on it. The post office did not have the watch and sent me to the local Customs office on Friday afternoon! -
Monday morning at the German "Zoll ampt" at 07:30 sharp with a pocket full of money so I could collect my long awaited Masterpiece! Here I had to prove what I had paid for the watch which I did using freshly printed bank statements direct from the bank. Here I was thankful of the expensive „Int. Transfer“ as all the details were on the statement. Finally after the Customs man had bashed away at the computer for 10 minuets he demanded 19% tax and a fee for the paperwork. I was then issued with a 4 page Tax Certificate (Einfuhrabgabenbescheid) and a very official receipt as proof I had paid duty on a second-
This watch came from: Switzerland, Nov 2009