Christie’s Fine Watchmaking: Important Timepieces and the Independent Collection, New York Edition, 24 November – 10 December 2021 – Results

Christie’s Fine Watchmaking: Important Timepieces and the Independent Collection (24 November – 10 December) achieved a total of $5,518,250 with 95% sold by lot and 143% hammer above low estimate. There was global participation with bidders from 34 countries and over 30% new registrants.

Leading the sale was Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3 Tourbillon in 18k white gold, which sold for $237,500. The sale also achieved notable results for independent watchmakers, including F.P. Journe, Octa Reserve de Marche, 18K pink gold, brass movement, achieved $175,000 and A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Flyback in 18K pink gold, which achieved over twice its high estimate and sold for $137,500.

Greubel Forsey, Invention Piece 3, Tourbillon 24-hour display with minutes, small seconds and 72 hours power reserve 18k white gold limited edition Circa 2010
Greubel Forsey, Invention Piece 3, Tourbillon 24-hour display with minutes, small seconds and 72 hours power reserve 18k white gold, No. 9 of a limited edition of 11 pieces. Circa 2010, Price Realized: $237,500 @ Christie’s

Additionally, strong prices were achieved for Patek Philippe references including the ‘Celestial’ reference 5102G, 18k white gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon, which realized $187,500; Nautilus reference 5712, 18k pink gold, which achieved more than double its high estimate and sold for $125,000; reference 3970P perpetual calendar chronograph that realized $118,750.

Christie’s exceptional year of watches continues with the online sale of Watches Online: The Geneva Edit An Important Private Collection, open online for bidding through 14 December.

Top 15 achievers/ Price realized

  1. Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3 Tourbillon in 18k white gold: $237,500

  2. Patek Philippe ref 5102G, 18k white gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon: $187,500

  3. A. Lange & Sohne datograph flyback chronograph in 18k pink gold, Ref. 403.031: $137,500

  4. F.P. Journe Octa reserve de marche in 18k pink gold with brass movement: $175,000

  5. Richard Mille watch in 18k pink gold and skeletonized dial, Ref. RM005AFPG: $137,500

  6. Patek Philippe Nautilus in 18k pink gold, Ref. 5712: $125,000

  7. Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in Platinum, Ref. 3970P: $118,750

  8. Rolex Daytona “Big Red” Chronograph in Steel, Ref. 6263: $112,500

  9. F.P. Journe Chronometre Bleu Tantalum Manual-Winding Wristwatch, No. 180: $93,750

  10. Rolex, “Padellone” 18K Yellow Gold Triple Calendar, Ref. 817: $87,500

  11. A. Lange & Sohne Double Split Seconds Flyback Chronograph in Platinum, Ref. 404.035: $87,500

  12. MB&F and Sarpaneva Moonmachine 1 Titanium Limited Edition 2/18: $81,250

  13. Tudor “Big Crown” Submariner in Steel, Ref. 7924: $75,000

  14. Patek Philippe Chronograph in 18K Pink Gold, Ref. 5070R: $75,000

  15. Patek Philippe Chronograph in 18K Yellow Gold, Ref. 5070J: $75,000

Summary

  • Total lots: 207
  • Total amount achieved: $5,518,250
  • 95% Sold By Lot