欢迎您访问高中作文网,请分享给你的朋友!

英国著名首相丘吉尔的挚爱手表将于伦敦拍卖

作者:高中作文网 来源:网络 时间:2017-04-23 阅读: 字体: 在线投稿 手机浏览

Despite its name no longer appearing on watch dials, defunct Swiss manufacturer Lemania is experiencing a resurgence thanks to the inexorable growth in interest in military watches.

虽然名字不会再出现在表盘上了,但由于人们对军用手表的兴趣又开始高涨,沉寂已久的瑞士制表商Lemania又有了复苏之势。

However, its a civilian model that seems primed to break all records for the brand: On April 25, the Lemania watch given to Winston Churchill by the Swiss canton of Vaud is being auctioned Sotheby's in London.

不过,看起来要打破该品牌所有记录的是一块款式平平的表:4月25日,由瑞士沃州送给温斯顿·丘吉尔的Lemania手表将在伦敦的苏富比拍卖行拍卖。

The chronograph was presented to Churchill during the summer of 1946 when he stayed in village of Bursinel, Switzerland, in part for a break after the war years, as well as a period for speech-writing.

1946年,丘吉尔正在瑞士小镇比尔西内勒进行战后休养,同时准备着他的演讲稿,而就在那时,这块计时码表被当作礼物送给了丘吉尔。

The gift symbolized Churchill's "vision of peace and unity in Europe," Joanne Lewis, head of watches at Sotheby's, told the Press Association.

苏富比拍卖行表类负责人乔安妮·刘易斯向记者协会透露,这件礼物象征着丘吉尔对“欧洲和平与团结的展望”。

Sotheby's has provided an upper estimate of about $31,000, but considering the usually pessimistic estimates provided by the auction houses, this conservative figure might be exceeded if either a Lemania or chronograph collector enters a bidding war with a Churchill aficionado.

苏富比拍卖行估计这块表最高会拍到3.1万美元,但是考虑到该拍卖行的估计通常比较悲观,所以如果Lemania或计时码表的收藏者们和丘吉尔死忠来一场如火如荼的拍价较量,这一数字就有被超越的可能。

Prior to this wristwatch appearing for sale, the most famous of Churchill's watches was a Breguet pocket watch, which was in daily use. (Lemania was absorbed by Breguet and is now part of the Swatch Group.)

在这块腕表拍卖之前,丘吉尔用过的最有名的表是一块宝玑怀表,也是他在日常生活中常用的一块表。(Lemania已被宝玑公司收购,如今是斯沃琪集团的一部分)

    本站作文专题: