Fueled by the strong demand for vintage and rare contemporary watches, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring 2018 Important Watches Auction on 02 Apr 2018 has achieved a record sale of HK$139 Million (US$17.7 Million), the highest total for a Sotheby’s Watches Sale in Asia since Spring 2015.
A very important, extremely rare and possibly unique Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Pulsation Dial Ref 1579 sold for HK$8,760,000 / US$1,116,199. One of only seven known in the word, this example is unique.
Ten Rolex Daytonas 100% sold for a combined total of HK$15,197,500 (USD$1,936,465) led by a very fine and extremely rare Rolex Yellow Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Tropical Minute Track Ref 6264, notable for its ‘Lemon Dial’ sold for HK$5,760,000 / US$733,939 .
Exquisite group of 11 vintage Patek Philippe pocket watches from the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods sold for a combined total of HK$1,766,250 / US$225,056 led by a Yellow Gold, Enamel and Gem-Set Open-Faced Pendant Watch made in 1898 which sold for HK$375,000 / US$47,782 .
The Ulysse Nardin Platinum Tourbillon Minute Repeating Westminster Chimes Wristwatch Ref 789-80, also known as the Genghis Khan, sold for HK$1,562,000 / US$199,094.
Patek Philippe Ref 1579 – An important and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch: HK$ 8,760,000 (1,116,199 USD).
Rolex Ref 6264 “Lemon Dial” Paul Newman – A Rare and Important Yellow Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers: HK$5,760,000 (733,939 USD).
Patek Phillipe Ref 5970 – A Fine and Possibly Unique White Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch: HK$4,920,000 (626,906 USD).
Vacheron Constantin Kalla Duchesse – A White Gold and Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch: HK$4,440,000 (565,745 USD).
Patek Philippe Ref 5020P – A Platinum Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon-Phases and Registers: HK$3,960,000 (504,583 USD).
Patek Philippe Ref 5101/100R-001 – A Hand Engraved Pink Gold Rectangular Tourbillon Wristwatch with 10-Day Power Reserve: HK$3,240,000 (412,841 USD).
Rolex Ref 6265 Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman Dial – A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Bracelet, Cosmograph Daytona: HK$2,125,000 (270,768 USD).
Rolex Yellow Gold Diamond and Sapphire-Set Automatic Chronograph Wristwatch with Registers and Diamond-Set Indexes: HK$2,000,000 (254,840 USD).
Patek Philippe 5719/1G-001 Nautilus – A Fine White Gold and Diamond-Set Automatic Wristwatch with Date Bracelet: HK$2,000,000 (254,840 USD).
Piaget Aura – A Lady’s White Gold and Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch: HK$1,875,000 (238,912 USD).