If Leo buys a White Star in the woods and no one's around to hear it, did it really happen?
I was the underbidder on the Diagrafic. The winner was from China. Don’t think it was Leo (hah!). And I bidded on it not because it was a White Star (also never heard of it before either) but because of the interesting complication. But I’ve been able to source a Diagrafic from a private seller in Asia (thank you internet). Trust me, this is not a trend. I’m not famous!!
Finding super cool watches with an even cooler name in NOS condition out in the wild... collector's dream.
Kudos to the person who saw the potential and offered them for auction. They did get a few people talking and interested in learning more.
I also wonder about the hands on the upcoming auction lot. Besides being relumed the shape is funky. And the day of the week subdial is not dark blue. I haven’t seen this on any Diagrafic dial - either in advertisements from the era or among the NOS dial/mechanisms that have been up for sale on EBay recently. I asked Antiquorum about this and they assured me the hands are original but can we really trust those guys? I’m dubious