Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva 2022 May 7-8th 2022 – Auction Results

On May 7th and 8th, at the Beau Rivage hotel Genève, Antiquorum auctioned an impressive selection of 534 lots of Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, totaling more than 13.5 million in sales (CHF 13,647,687 in total incl. buyer’s premium).

One of the highlights of the weekend was when the Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold pocket watch with a gorgeous “Woman with a water jug” by Verneer enamel by Patek Philippe’s master enameller Suzanne Rohr (LOT 200) achieved CHF 937,0000 incl. buyer’s premium, setting a New World Record.

Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold pocket watch with Verneer enamel dial featuring “Woman with a water jug”
Patek Philippe 18K yellow gold pocket watch with Verneer enamel dial featuring “Woman with a water jug”/Image Credit: Antiquorum

A Patek Philippe Patented Split Seconds Chronograph Foudroyante pocket watch (LOT 171), of which only two other examples are known to exist, was auctioned for CHF 57,500 incl. buyer’s premium, more than 4 times its low estimate.

Among the other jewels of the auction that are not wristwatches, the exceptional Cartier Petite Sonnerie and Quarter Repeater Enamel Travel Clock (LOT 410) conquered the heart of a connoisseur at CHF 47,500 incl. buyer’s premium, three times its low estimate.

Another top achiever was a gold enameled Pearl Musical Snuff Box with Concealed Watch, circa 1810 (LOT 274). It was sold for an impressive CHF 70,000, more than twice its high estimate.

Out of the top 10 results, four wristwatches were from Audemars Piguet and from the Royal Oak collection: LOT 433, 494, 431, 430 resulting in CHF 1,443,750 incl. buyer’s premium. An Audemars Piguet 25720 Star Wheel with a tropical purple dial in platinum (LOT 140) achieved CHF 80,000 incl. commissions, twice its low estimate.

A Rolex Daytona in Yellow gold ( LOT 511), was auctioned for CHF 212,500 incl. buyer’s premium and a sealed Patek Philippe Nautilus LOT 398 was sold for CHF 200,000 incl. buyer’s premium.

A Rolex Ref. 3479 Zerographe in steel in exceptional condition and with a unique patinated dial (LOT 106), was sold for CHF 67’500 incl. buyer’s premium, while LOT 112, a Rolex Ref. 16800 Submariner Comex was auctioned for CHF 187,500 incl. buyer’s premium.

The historical Omega “MIR station”, a watch that travelled one year in space, made a sensation achieving CHF 312,500, three times its low estimate (LOT 534).

Another outstanding result for an Omega is the very limited LOT 532, Speedmaster Apollo XI, skeletonized in platinum in perfect condition and beautifully decorated, sold for CHF 162,500 incl. buyer’s premium more than five times its low estimate.
Historical pieces such as LOT 209, a rare Longines competition chronometer “Observatory Trials” watch movement was sold for CHF 17,500, over three times its high estimate.

A Patek Philippe dial with pink gold indexes for the Ref. 2526 (LOT 179) was sold for CHF 50,000, more than three times its high estimation.