Christie’s ‘Rare Watches’ Live auction, 10 May 2021 – Results

Christie’s ‘Rare Watches’ Live auction in Geneva on 10 May 2021 achieved a total of more than CHF 23 million / USD25.5 million. The auction witnessed a Strong global participation from 47 countries and over 840 registrants. During the event 94% sold by lot and 98% sold by value.

Patek Philippe reference 1518
Patek Philippe reference 1518

The most valued watch during this auction was Patek Philippe reference 1518 in pink gold, which was the world’s first perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch to be serially produced by the manufacture, featuring the rare engraving of the Venezuelan retailer Serpico Y Laino, achieved CHF 1,350,000 against the low estimate of CHF 450,000.

Top Performers

Patek Philippe

  • The reference 1518 in pink gold, which was the world’s first perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch to be serially produced by the manufacture, featuring the rare engraving of the Venezuelan retailer Serpico Y Laino, achieved CHF 1,350,000 against the low estimate of CHF 450,000.
  • The reference 605, a WorldTime pocket watch achieved CHF 1,170,000, doubling the low estimate of CHF 550,000.
  • The reference 2499, a very rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases (circa 1984) achieved CHF 537,500 against a low estimation of CHF 400,000.
  • The reference 130 white gold chronograph wristwatch achieved CHF 687,500 against a low estimation of CHF 180,000.
  • The reference 3974G, an extremely rare minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hour and leap year and day/night indication with a black dial, achieved CHF 350,000 against a low estimate of CHF 240,000.
  • The reference 5016R, an extremely rare minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with tourbillon retrograde date, moon phases, leap year indication, with a black dial, achieved CHF 600,000 against a low estimate of CHF 280,000.
  • The reference 5013, a very rare tonneau-shaped minute repeater perpetual calendar achieved CHF 400,000 against a low estimate of CHF 280,000.

F.P. Journe

  • An extremely rare and early platinum Tourbillon Souverain wristwatch achieved CHF 400,000 against a low estimate of CHF 170,000.
  • The Tourbillon Souverain in platinum with a beautiful and rare mother-of-pearl dial, achieved CHF 575,000 against a low estimate of CHF 300,000.

Vianney Halter

  • A Vianney Halter platinum asymmetrical automatic perpetual calendar achieved CHF 225,000 against a low estimate of CHF 120,000.

Rolex

  • A very rare Rolex Oyster perpetual Comex achieved CHF 400,000 against a low estimate of CHF 75,000.

Lange & Söhne

  • A exquisite Lange & Söhne platinum limited edition tourbillon wristwatch achieved CHF 500,000 against a low estimate of CHF75,000

Audemars Piguet

  • A very rare Audemars Piguet platinum pocket watch, royal oak model, diamond-set limited edition openface skeletonized QP achieved CHF 156,250 against a low estimate of CHF 20,000.

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