Christie’s New York Important Watches of Exceptional Provenance, Featuring The Kairos Collection Part III – Results

Important Watches of Exceptional Provenance, Featuring The Kairos Collection Part III, presented across two evening sales on 8-9 June, totaled $21,743,070, setting a new record for the highest total ever for a watches auction at Christie’s New York.

The auction was sold 97% by lot, 141% hammer above value, and attracted global participation from 30 countries and 19% new registrants. 58% of all lots surpassed pre-sale high estimates.

The sale was highlighted by the grand finale of The Kairos Collection, which achieved $13,895,160. The collection of 128 extraordinary modern Patek Philippe timepieces totaled $21,885,101 globally from auctions across Geneva, Hong Kong and New York. The New York session was led by Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R-012, an exceptional 18k rose gold Grande Complication watch, which sold for $2,220,000.

Patek Philippe Ref 5531R-012 Lake Geneva

Additionally, the sale presented a variety of important watches of exceptional provenance, most from original owners and families.

Patek Philippe Ref 3448G Red Dot

Some of the highlights include a rare Rolex “Patent Pending”, “Double Red” Sea Dweller, Ref. 1665, which sold for $176,400, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 2526J, a newly discovered 18k yellow gold wristwatch retailed and signed by Tiffany & Co., which realized $144,900.

Notable Results

The Kairos Collection

  • Lot 58: Patek Philippe Ref. 5531R-012, with Miniature Cloisonné Enamel Dial Depicting the Lavaux Vineyards on the Shores of Lake Geneva. This 18k Rose Gold Grande Complication watch presented at Baselworld 2018 merges two iconic horological mechanisms: Minute Repeater and World Time. Price realized: $2,220,000

  • Lot 57: Patek Philippe Ref. 5275P-001, 175th Anniversary, Platinum Hour Strike Chiming Wristwatch with Digital Jump Hour Jumping Minutes And Seconds, Created in a Limited Edition of 175 Examples. Price realized: $907,200

  • Lot 64: Patek Philippe Ref. 5950 ⁄ 1A-010, Steel Cushion-Shaped Split-Seconds Monopusher Chronograph on Bracelet, Limited Series of 10. Price realized: $693,000

  • Lot 4: Patek Philippe Ref. 5650G-001, aquanaut, advanced research, a rare 18k white gold wristwatch with dual timezones. Price realized: $630,000

  • Lot 65: Patek Philippe Ref. 5004R-018, 18K Rose Gold Perpetual Calendar Split Second Chronograph with Black Dial. Price realized: $567,000

  • Lot 63: Patek Philippe Ref. 5740⁄1G-001, Nautilus 18K White Gold Perpetual Calendar with Leap Year Indicator, Moon Phases, and Nautilus Cufflinks, Retailed & Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $516,600

  • Lot 39: Patek Philippe Ref. 5711⁄1P-001, Nautilus 40th Anniversary, Limited Series Platinum Wristwatch with Date & Diamond Hour Markers. Price realized: $478,800

  • Lot 28: Patek Philippe Ref. 5711⁄1A-014, Nautilus “Green Dial” Steel with Date. Price realized: $441,000

  • Lot 61: Patek Philippe Ref. 5372P-010, Platinum Split Seconds Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with Moon Phases. Price realized: $390,600

  • Lot 66: Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P-039, Platinum Split Seconds Chronograph Perpetual Calendar with Moon Phases. Price realized: $352,800

  • Lot 22: Patek Philippe Ref. 5968G-010, Aquanaut 18K White Gold Fly-Back Chronograph With Date, Retailed & Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $333,900

  • Lot 50: Patek Philippe Ref. 5968A-001, Aquanaut Steel Fly-Back Chronograph with Date, Retailed & Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $333,900

  • Lot 5: Patek Philippe Ref. 5270P-001, Platinum Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with Moon Phases, Leap Year & Day/Night Indicator. Price realized: $277,200

  • Lot 9: Patek Philippe Ref. 5970J-001, 18K Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with Leap Year Indicator and Moon Phases. Price realized: $264,600

  • Lot 56: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5980⁄1R-001 Nautilus 18k Rose Gold Fly-Back Chronograph with Date. Price realized: $264,600

  • Lot 14: Patek Philippe Ref. 5726⁄1A-014, Nautilus Steel Annual Calendar with Moon Phases, Retailed & Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $226,800

  • Lot 19: Patek Philippe Ref. 5711⁄1R-001, Nautilus 18K Rose Gold Version with Date. Price realized: $201,600

  • Lot 25: Patek Philippe Ref. 5204R-001, 18K Rose Gold Split Second Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with Moon Phases and Leap Year Indicator, Retailed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $201,600

  • Lot 17: Patek Philippe Ref. 5131⁄1P-001, World Time with Cloisonné Enamel Dial, Platinum case and Bracelet. Price realized: $189,000

  • Lot 20: Patek Philippe Ref. 5160⁄500G-001, Hand Engraved 18k White Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Retrograde Date Display, Leap Year Indicator, and Officer’s Caseback. Price realized: $189,000

  • Lot 29: Patek Philippe Ref. 5070P-001, Platinum Chronograph with Blue Dial. Price realized: $189,000

  • Lot 40: Patek Philippe Ref. 5168G-001, Aquanaut 18k White Gold Version with Date, Retailed & Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $189,000

  • Lot 68: Patek Philippe Ref. 3970EJ, 2nd Series 18K Yellow Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph with Leap Year Indicator and Moon Phases. Price realized: $176,400

  • Lot 47: Patek Philippe Ref. 5550P-001, Platinum Advanced Research, Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Leap Year Indicator and Moon Phases. Price realized: $157,500

  • Lot 52: Patek Philippe Ref. 5170G-015, 18k White Gold Chronograph with Special Order Blue Breguet Dial. Price realized: $157,500

  • Lot 7: Patek Philippe Ref. 5170P-001, Platinum Chronograph with Diamond Indices, Retailed & Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $151,200

  • Lot 12: Patek Philippe Ref. 5990⁄1A-001, Nautilus Steel Dual Time Fly-Back Chronograph. Price realized: $151,200

  • Lot 59: Patek Philippe Ref. 5711⁄1A-010, Nautilus Steel Blue Dial Wristwatch with Date. Price realized: $151,200

Other Lots

  • Lot 111: Patek Philippe Ref. 3448G, “Red Dot” 18k White Gold Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Leap Year Indicator, One of Two Known. Price realized: $1,008,000

  • Lot 94: Rolex, Ref. 6263, Cosmograph Daytona, “Oyster Sotto”, Paul Newman Dial. Price realized: $693,000

  • Lot 96: F.P. Journe Chronometre A Resonance, 38mm Platinum Dual Time Wristwatch with Power Reserve and Dual Escapement Brass Movement. Price realized: $403,200

  • Lot 95: Rolex Ref. 6263, Daytona 14K Yellow Gold Chronograph, Retailed and Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $340,200

  • Lot 137: Audemars Piguet Ref. 25636PT, Royal Oak Skeletonized Platinum Perpetual Calendar with Moon Phases. Price realized: $327,600

  • Lot 135: Patek Philippe Ref. 3700⁄11J, Nautilus “JUMBO” with 18K Yellow Gold Case and Bracelet. Price realized: $252,000

  • Lot 97: F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier 38mm Platinum Annual Calendar with Automatic Brass Movement and Retrograde Date. Price realized: $214,200

  • Lot 101: Rolex Ref. 6241, Daytona Steel Chronograph with “Paul Newman” Dial. Price realized: $214,200

  • Lot 81: Rolex Ref. 6262, “PAUL NEWMAN” Dial, Daytona Steel Chronograph with Bracelet. Price realized: $201,600

  • Lot 116: Rolex Ref. 6262, Daytona “PAUL NEWMAN” Dial, Steel Chronograph with Bracelet. Price realized: $201,600

  • Lot 113: Patek Philippe Ref. 1463R, “TASTI TONDI”, 18K Rose Gold Chronograph with Two-Tone Silvered Dial, Retailed by Serpico Y Laino. Price realized: $189,000

  • Lot 125: F.P. Journe Chronometre Optimum, 18K Rose Gold Chronometer with Constant Force Remontoir and Dead-Beat Seconds. Price realized: 189,000

  • Lot 93: Rolex Ref. 1665, “patent pending”, “Double Red” Sea Dweller, a very fine and rare stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with date. Price realized: $176,400

  • Lot 129: Breguet Ref. 3857, 250th Anniversary, 18K Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Wristwatch with Jump Hours, Retrograde Date, and Leap Year Indicator. Price realized: $163,800

  • Lot 131: Rolex Ref. 116506, Cosmograph Daytona Platinum Chronograph with Brown Ceramic Bezel and Glacier Dial. Price realized: $163,800

  • Lot 126: F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier 18K Pink Gold Triple Calendar with Subsidiary Seconds. Price realized: $151,200

  • Lot 112: Patek Philippe Ref. 2526J, 18K Yellow Gold 1st Series Enamel Dial Wristwatch Retailed and Signed by Tiffany & Co. Price realized: $144,900

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