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Panerai prop watch from Succession sells for $4,500

Watch-spotters have long found Succession fertile ground for top end tickers.

HBO’s Succession, which concluded last year in this country, has been one of the biggest television series in the past decade, so an auction of props and memorabilia from the show was certain to attract a global audience, not least among watch-spotters, who made analysing the wristwear of the Roy family a weekly pleasure.

Top end timekeepers have been weaved into the plot, including in the very first episode when Tom Wambsgans, son-in-law of patriarch Logan Roy is gifted a Patek Philippe.

In that same 2018 episode, Wambsgans is seen wearing a Panerai Luminor, and it is this watch, which was created as a replica prop watch, that appeared at auction over the weekend with USA-based Heritage Auctions.

According to notes accompanying the lot with Heritage Auctions, the watch appears to function as expected but the company cannot vouch for its accuracy.

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In terms of condition, the watch, which has a small seconds subdial and power reserve indicator, has some minor scratches on the case, bezel and crown cover.

The watch was seen on Tom Wambsgans’ wrist as he presents a Patek Philippe to Logan Roy for his birthday.

Heritage Auctions sold the watch on January 13 for $4,500. It was among 236 lots that raised a total of $627,825.

Regrettably, no other watches spotted in Succession were being sold.

Those include a Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 and Vacheron Constantin pulsometer and a Richard Mille worn by Kendall Roy; a Rolex DateJust on the wrist of Roman Roy; and an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph seen on Tom Tom Wambsgans in a later episode.

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