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Christie’s Rare Watches New York: Online (16 – 26 April, 2021) – Results

Christie’s Rare Watches New York: Online (16 – 26 April) achieved a total of $7,826,250 with 95% sold by lot, 100% sold by value, and 139%hammer above low estimate. There was global participation with bidders from 41 countries and over 27% new registrants.

Leading the sale was a superb Cartier Mystery clock known as “Model A” that sold for $562,500. Manufactured in 1919, the timepiece is an exceptionally rare and early example of the first type of mystery clock created by Louis Cartier and master clockmaker Maurice Coüet (1885-1963).

Cartier Pendule Mysterieuse ‘Model A’ (Art Deco Rock Crystal, Gold, Agate, Enamel, Mother-Of-Pearl, Onyx and Diamond-Set ‘Mystery Clock’) circa 1928

There were very strong results for Patek Philippe with an 18K yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph ref. 2499/100 selling for $475,000; the exceptional 18K white gold reference 3448 achieving $350,000; and a platinum Nautilus reference 3800/3P selling for $150,000 against its low estimate of $14,000.

Total: $7,826,250
95% sold by lot | 100% sold by value
139% hammer above low estimate

Top 20 achievers

  1. Cartier Pendule Mysterieuse ‘Model A’ (Art Deco Rock Crystal, Gold, Agate, Enamel, Mother-Of-Pearl, Onyx and Diamond-Set ‘Mystery Clock’) circa 1928: Sold for USD 562,500

  2. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Ref. 2499/100, 37.6mm case, Silvered dial and Manual-winding movement, circa 1984: Sold for USD 475,000

  3. Patek Philippe White Gold Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 3448, 37mm case, Silvered dial and Automatic movement, circa 1974: Sold for USD 350,000

  4. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold “Cathedral” Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 5074J, 42mm case, Silvered dial and Automatic movement, circa 2003 : Sold for USD 350,000

  5. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Ref. 1518, 35mm case, Silvered dial and Manual winding movement, circa 1949: Sold for USD 325,000

  6. Patek Philippe 18K Pink Gold Chronograph, 35mm case, matte-silver dial and manual wound movement, circa 1946, Ref. 1463: Sold for USD 275,000

  7. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Ref. 2499 3rd Series, 37.6mm case, slivered dial and manual-winding movement, circa 1973: Sold for USD 275,000

  8. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Minute Repeating watch, Ref. 3979 – 150th Anniversary of Patek Philippe, Porcelain white dial and automatic movement, circa 1989: Sold for USD 212,500

  9. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Split Seconds Chronograph, Ref. 5004J, 36.5mm case, silvered dial and manual winding movement, circa 1999: Sold for USD 187,500

  10. Fabergé Two-Color Gold, Silver-Gilt, Guilloché Enamel and Pearl-Set Desk Timepiece, Marked Fabergé with Imperial Warrant, Moscow, 1896-1908, White enamel dial and manual wound movement: Sold for USD 187,500

  11. Black, Starr & Frost, New York, Made By Rubel Frères, Paris, Lapis Lazuli, Black Onyx, Rock Crystal, Mother-Of-Pearl, Gold And Platinum Mystery Clock Inspired By The Aztec Sun Stone, with manual-winding 8-Days movement, circa 1920: Sold for USD 150,000

  12. Patek Philippe Platinum Nautilus Watch, Ref. 3800/3P, 37.5mm case, blue-ribbed dial and automatic movement, circa 1993: Sold for USD 150,000

  13. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Chronograph, Ref. 1463 – Retailed By Tiffany & Co., 35mm case, silvered dial and manual-wound movement, circa 1968: Sold for USD 137,500

  14. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Chronograph, Ref. 1463, 35mm case, silvered dial and manual-wound movement, circa 1966: Sold for USD 125,000

  15. Patek Philippe Platinum 10 Day Tourbillon, Ref. 5101P, Rectangular case (30mm X 51mm), salmon color dial and manual-wound tourbillon movement with 10 days power reserve, circa 2004: Sold for USD 125,000

  16. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar, Ref. 3448, 37mm case, silvered dial and automatic movement with perpetual calendar and moonphase, circa 1963: Sold for USD 118,750

  17. Fritz-André Robert-Charrue 18K Pink Gold Pocket Watch, The World’s Smallest Tourbillon, 23.8mm case, matte-silver dial, manual-wound movement, circa 1945: Sold for USD 106,250

  18. Omega Steel Speedmaster Broad Arrow 2nd Generation, Ref. 2915-2, 39mm case, black dial and manual-wound chronograph movement, circa 1958: Sold for USD 93,750

  19. Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Minute Repeating Tourbillon Pink Gold Limited Edition, Ref. 25858OR, 40mm case, black dial and manual-wound movement, circa 2000: Sold for USD 87,500

  20. Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Ref. 3970/2, 36mm case, silvered dial and manual winding movement, circa 2002: Sold for USD 81,250

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