Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces, Geneva Auction, 09 May 2021 – Results

The Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva auction of May 9th, 2021 achieved an outstanding CHF 10,358,555 (incl. buyer’s premium) and three world records.

Hosted at the historical Hotel Beau-Rivage Genève, the online auction ended in remarkable results (over CHF 10 million total) including three world records:

  • World record of a steel Lange 1 sold at auction (LOT 434 – A. Lange & Söhne, Lange 1 Ref. 101.026, Lange 1 Steel, sold for CHF 312,500. – incl. buyer’s premium).
  • World record for an Omega Chronomètre à Tourbillon in yellow gold (LOT 444 – Omega, Chronomètre à Tourbillon, yellow gold, sold for CHF 512,500. – incl. buyer’s premium).
  • World record for a steel Rolex Zerographe with white dial (LOT 292 – Rolex, Ref. 3346, Zerographe, steel, sold for CHF 225,000. – incl. buyer’s premium).

Top achievers

LOT 292: Rolex, Ref. 3346, Zerographe, Steel (Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 80,000/HKD 400,000 – 640,000/ USD 50,000 – 80,000): Sold for CHF 225,000. – including buyer’s premium (World Record for a steel Rolex Zerographe with white dial).

LOT 292: Rolex, Ref. 3346, Zerographe, Steel
LOT 292: Rolex, Ref. 3346, Zerographe, Steel

Even rarer than the reference 4113, which is considered the holy grail for collectors, Rolex Ref. 3346 Zerographe LOT 292 is the first ever Rolex Chronograph to feature an in-house movement: a 17-jewel, manual-wind Rolex caliber with a flyback stop-seconds function.

LOT 434: A. Lange & Söhne, Ref. 101.026, Lange 1 Steel, Full Set
LOT 434: A. Lange & Söhne, Ref. 101.026, Lange 1 Steel, Full Set

LOT 434: A. Lange & Söhne, Ref. 101.026, Lange 1 Steel, Full Set (Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 200,000/ HKD 800,000 – 1,600,000/ USD 100,000 – 200,000): Sold for CHF 312,500. – including buyer’s premium (World Record for a Lange 1 in steel sold at auction).

LOT 444: Omega, Chronometre A Tourbillon, Yellow Gold
LOT 444: Omega, Chronometre A Tourbillon, Yellow Gold

LOT 444: Omega, Chronometre A Tourbillon, Yellow Gold (Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 200,000/ HKD 800,000 – 1,600,000/ USD 100,000 – 200,000): Sold for CHF 512,500. – including buyer’s premium (World Record for an Omega Chronomètre à Tourbillon in Yellow Gold).

LOT 403: Rolex, Ref. 6611, Day-Date, Yellow Gold
LOT 403: Rolex, Ref. 6611, Day-Date, Yellow Gold

LOT 403: Rolex, Ref. 6611, Day-Date, Yellow Gold (Estimate: CHF 10,000 – 15,000/HKD 80,000 – 120,000/ USD 10,000 – 15,000): Sold for CHF 45,000. – including buyer’s premium.

Rolex, Ref. 8029, Oversize Center seconds, Serpico Y Laino Caseback
LOT 148: Rolex, Ref. 8029, Oversize Center seconds, Steel watch with Serpico Y Laino caseback

LOT 148: Rolex, Ref. 8029, Oversize Center seconds, Serpico Y Laino Caseback, Steel (Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000/HKD 160,000 – 240,000/USD 20,000 – 30,000): Sold for CHF 52,500. – including buyer’s premium.

And as always, Rolex chronographs amass intense attention from collectors, and Antiquorum delivered a great selection on Sunday’s auction, including LOT 231, a rare yellow gold chronograph with “Monoblocco” black dial and yellow gold riveted bracelet.

Several Daytona models gathered great interest, including a Paul Newman in near mint condition (LOT 234), a steel Ref. 6262 which remains a favorite amongst specialized collectors for its rarity (LOT 155), a Ref. 16520 with black dial housing an El Primero movement (LOT 160), and a superb new old stock Ref. 116520 with “beige” dial, which had never been auctioned off before (LOT 410).

LOT 231: Rolex, Ref. 3525, Black Dial “Monoblocco”, Yellow Gold
LOT 231: Rolex, Ref. 3525, Black Dial “Monoblocco”, Yellow Gold

LOT 231: Rolex, Ref. 3525, Black Dial “Monoblocco”, Yellow Gold (Estimate: CHF 70,000 – 90,000/HKD 560,000 – 720,000/USD 70,000 – 90,000): Sold for CHF 150,000. – including buyer’s premium.

Rolex, Ref. 6264, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman
LOT 234: Rolex, Ref. 6264, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman, Steel

LOT 234: Rolex, Ref. 6264, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman, Steel (Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 200,000/ HKD 800,000 – 1,600,000/ USD 100,000 – 200,000): Sold for CHF 212,500. – including buyer’s premium.

LOT 155: Rolex, Ref. 6262, Daytona, Steel
LOT 155: Rolex, Ref. 6262, Daytona, Steel

LOT 155: Rolex, Ref. 6262, Daytona, Steel (Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 60,000/HKD 240,000 – 480,000/ USD 30,000 – 60,000): Sold for: CHF 93,750. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOT 410: Rolex, Ref. 116520, Daytona “Beige Dial” New Old Stock Full Set
LOT 410: Rolex, Ref. 116520, Daytona “Beige Dial” New Old Stock Full Set

LOT 410: Rolex, Ref. 116520, Daytona “Beige Dial” New Old Stock Full Set – Very fine and extremely rare stainless steel, self-winding chronograph wristwatch. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/HKD 400,000 – 560,000/ USD 50,000 – 70,000. Sold for: CHF 143,750. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

Two especially rare Rolex lots that were also never before seen at auction were LOT 293 and LOT 224. LOT 293, a Ref. 6239 Daytona, is widely known amongst collectors as the “Albino” Daytona for its monochromatic white dial, which was most likely a test dial to experiment from the regular production of silver and black dials produced at the time.

LOT 224, a Ref. 1680 Submariner in superb condition originally made for the UAE Armed Forced, features a rare Arabic date disc and a tropical brown dial that was originally blue, like its bezel, but which naturally aged over time.

LOT 293: Rolex, Ref. 6239, Daytona Albino Big Red Dial
LOT 293: Rolex, Ref. 6239, Daytona Albino Big Red Dial

LOT 293: Rolex, Ref. 6239, Daytona Albino Big Red Dial – Ref. 6239 Daytona Albino Big Red Dial with a rare and attractive dial, most probably a “test” dial, Antiquorum experts assume this piece is a prototype since this monochromatic dial never officially appeared on the market. Estimate: CHF 700,000 – 1,200,000/HKD 5,600,000 – 9,600,000/ USD 700,000 – 1,200,000. Sold for: CHF 865,000. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOT 224: Rolex, Ref.1680, Submariner, “Arabic” Tropical Dial Full Set, Yellow Gold, Made For the UAE Armed Forces
LOT 224: Rolex, Ref.1680, Submariner, “Arabic” Tropical Dial Full Set, Yellow Gold, Made For the UAE Armed Forces

LOT 224: Rolex, Ref.1680, Submariner, “Arabic” Tropical Dial Full Set, Yellow Gold, Made For the UAE Armed Forces – A Rolex Ref. 1680 Submariner in 18K yellow gold, features a very attractive tropical dial with Arabic date disc and is a first on the market. Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 150,000/HKD 800,000 – 1,200,000/USD 100,000 – 150,000. Sold for: CHF 143,750. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

The auction house also had in its wide selection lots containing watch components, including five very interesting ones featuring Rolex: LOTS 260, 263, 266, 274 & 276. Lots that proved to interest many collectors and bidders, Antiquorum affirmed its primary pursuit as a specialist in watches by being the only auction house to regularly auction all types of watchmaking components.

LOT 260: Rolex, Presentation Case with 15 Movements and Dials
LOT 260: Rolex, Presentation Case with 15 Movements and Dials

LOT 260: Rolex, Presentation Case with 15 Movements and Dials – A very fine and extremely rare wooden presentation box featuring 1 pocket watch movement and 14 wristwatch movements and dials encased in an acrylic case (Cellini caliber 650, Cellini caliber 750, Cellini calibre 1400, Cellini caliber 1601, Datejust caliber 2135, Date caliber 2235, Oyster Perpetual caliber 3000, Datejust caliber 3135, Day-Date calibre 3155, Cosmograph Daytona caliber 4030, Cosmograph Daytona calibre 4130, Datejust caliber 5035 (x 2), Day-Date caliber 5055, Cellini caliber 6620). Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 25,000/ HKD 120,000 – 200,000/ USD 15,000 – 25,000. Sold for: CHF 42,500. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOT 263: 2 Boxes of Rolex Parts Including Trials for Rolex 8171 Dials on Brass Plates – An extremely rare and unusual box of spare parts, including 4 brass dial plates for reference 8171, movement holders, brass movement rings, movement plates, various screws and movement, balance wheels in 2 Rolex cardboard parts boxes. Estimate: CHF 1,000 – 2,000/HKD 8,000 – 16,000/ USD 1,000 – 2,000. Sold for: CHF 30,000. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOT 266: Rolex Dial, Ref. 8171, Padellone Oyster Perpetual, Two Tone Silver, Yellow Gold Indexes, with 2 Moonphase Disks and A Month Disk – An exceptional, possibly unique and extremely rare, two-tone silver dial with yellow gold baton indexes. Estimate: CHF 10,000 – 20,000/HKD 80,000 – 160,000/USD 10,000 – 20,000. Sold for: CHF 82,500. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOT 274: Rolex, Daytona Hands, Steel – A set of very fine and rare steel hands very good overall condition, likely for Caliber 722/727. The set is comprised 10-hour hands (approx. total length 10.50mm), 10 minute hands (approx. overall length 14mm.), 82 hour hands (approx. overall length 10.60mm), 82 minute hands (approx. overall length 15.60mm), 10 hour hands (approx. overall length 11.50mm), 10 minute hands (approx. overall length 15.50mm). Estimate: CHF 2,000 – 4,000/HKD 16,000 – 32,000/ USD 2,000 – 4,000. Sold for: CHF 20,000. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOT 276: Rolex, Daytona Hands, Steel – A set of very fine and rare steel hands very good overall condition, likely for Caliber 722/727, comprised of 12 central chronograph hands, 11 black chronograph counter hands and 5 white chronograph counter hands. Estimate: CHF 1,000 – 2,000/HKD 8,000 – 16,000/USD 1,000 – 2,000. Sold for: CHF 13,750. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

PATEK PHILIPPE

Lovers of complications jumped at the chance to bid on LOT 389, a very fine, exceptional and rare Patek Philippe Ref. 7074R, as well as LOT 178, the extremely coveted and rare Ref. 3710 Nautilus in steel with power reserve.

LOT 389: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater, Pink Gold – The Ref. 5074 was originally launched in 2002 only in 18K yellow gold, available with a silver or a black dial. In 2005 during the Basel Fair, Patek Philippe presented the 18K rose gold version.

LOT 389: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater, Pink Gold
LOT 389: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater, Pink Gold

It is considered the successor to the famous ref. 3974. The mechanism is the same in both references with the exception of the gong which, which in the Ref. 5074, goes twice around the watch case in order to give a better and louder sound.

LOT 389: Patek Philippe, Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater, Pink Gold

This type of gong is called ‘cathedral gong’. This particular example has been maintained in perfect condition. Estimate: CHF 300,000 – 400,000/ HKD 2,400,000 – 3,200,000/ USD 300,000 – 400,000. Sold for: CHF 400,000. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOT 178: Patek Philippe, Ref. 3710, Nautilus, Power Reserve, 150th Ever Produced, Steel – A very fine, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with date and power reserve. Featuring roman numerals with luminous material as well as the characteristic power reserve that would become known as “The Comet” by collectors.

LOT 178: Patek Philippe, Ref. 3710, Nautilus, Power Reserve
LOT 178: Patek Philippe, Ref. 3710, Nautilus, Power Reserve

Known to have launched with the movement number 3’148’000, it makes this example the 150th piece ever produced. Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 45,000/ HKD 200,000 – 360,000/ USD 25,000 – 45,000. Sold for: CHF 66,250. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

AUDEMARS PIGUET

Other highlights on this Sunday’s auction included pieces from Audemars Piguet, such as this trio of very fine and rare pocket watches Audemars Piguet Complications LOTS 325, 326, & 327, and two very rare Royal Oak models.

LOT 214, a supremely well-maintained steel Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, is a reference that owes its rarity due to the fact that during its 15 years in production, only 15 models in stainless steel were sold a year worldwide. LOT 534, a Royal Oak Quantième Perpetuel, is a very rare example of this reference featuring a salmon dial and has also never been presented at auction before.

LOT 325: Audemars Piguet Grande Complication
LOT 325: Audemars Piguet Grande Complication

LOT 325: Audemars Piguet Grande Complication (Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 80,000/HKD 480,000 – 640,000/ USD 60,000 – 80,000): Sold for: CHF 112,500. – including buyer’s premium.

LOT 326: Audemars Piguet Astronomic Minute Repeater
LOT 326: Audemars Piguet Astronomic Minute Repeater

LOT 326: Audemars Piguet Astronomic Minute Repeater (Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 60,000/ HKD 320,000 – 480,000/ USD 40,000 – 60,000): Sold for CHF 100,000. – including buyer’s premium.

LOT 327: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 5501, Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch, Two-Tone Dial, Yellow Gold
LOT 327: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 5501, Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch, Two-Tone Dial, Yellow Gold

LOT 327: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 5501, Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch, Two-Tone Dial, Yellow Gold (Estimate: CHF 17,000 – 27,000/HKD 136,000 – 216,000/USD 17,000 – 27,000): Sold for CHF 23,750. – including buyer’s premium.

LOT 214: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 25654, Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, Mark I Dial, Steel
LOT 214: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 25654, Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, Mark I Dial, Steel

LOT 214: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 25654, Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, Mark I Dial, Steel (Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 60,000/HKD 320,000 – 480,000/USD 40,000 – 60,000): Sold for CHF 150,000. – including buyer’s premium.

LOT 534: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 25820ST, Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel, Salmon Dial
LOT 534: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 25820ST, Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel, Salmon Dial

LOT 534: Audemars Piguet, Ref. 25820ST, Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel, Salmon Dial, Full Set (Estimate: CHF 70,000 – 90,000/HKD 560,000 – 720,000/ USD 70,000 – 90,000): Sold for CHF 162,500. – including buyer’s premium.

F.P. JOURNE

A young brand continuing to gain more traction at auctions, F.P. Journe proved to also serve fantastic results during Sunday’s auction. Widely considered one of the pinnacles of mechanical elegance, LOT 427, the Tourbillon Remontoir D’Egalité, was presented in its original fitted box, certificate of authenticity and instruction booklet, and sold above its lowest estimate to a bidder on Zoom. LOT 428, a unique titanium Elegante housing an electro-mechanical quartz movement, also doubled its estimate.

LOT 427: F.P Journe, Tourbillon Remontoir D’egalite, Seconde Morte, Pink Gold Dial, Pink Gold
LOT 427: F.P Journe, Tourbillon Remontoir D’egalite, Seconde Morte, Pink Gold Dial, Pink Gold

LOT 427: F.P Journe, Tourbillon Remontoir D’egalite, Seconde Morte, Pink Gold Dial, Pink Gold (Estimate: CHF 130,000 – 190,000/HKD 1,040,000 – 1,520,000/USD 130,000 – 190,000): Sold for CHF 200,000. – including buyer’s premium.

LOT 427: F.P Journe, Tourbillon Remontoir D’egalite, Seconde Morte, Pink Gold Dial, Pink Gold

Timepiece like no other in terms of mechanics and elegance, LOT 427 the Tourbillon Souverain Remontoire d’Egalité, Seconde Morte was made from 2003 to 2018 and is the second generation of Journe tourbillons.

DANIEL ROTH

A niche brand known for its complex and detailed watches, Daniel Roth has garnered keen interest from bidders. Exquisite pieces from the brand, such as LOT 202, a Masters Double Face Quantieme Tourbillon in 18K white gold with case, lugs and crown set with baguette diamonds and sapphires, dazzled collectors and settled for above its estimate.

Daniel Roth, Ref. 197.X.60, Masters Double Face, Quantieme Tourbillon, White Gold
Daniel Roth, Ref. 197.X.60, Masters Double Face, Quantieme Tourbillon, White Gold

LOT 202: Daniel Roth, Ref. 197.X.60, Masters Double Face, Quantieme Tourbillon, White Gold (Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/HKD 400,000 – 560,000/USD 50,000 – 70,000): Sold for CHF 75,000. – including buyer’s premium.

Daniel Roth, Ref. 197.X.60, Masters Double Face, Quantieme Tourbillon, White Gold

CARTIER

A favorite at vintage auctions, Cartier developed splendid results during Sunday’s auction, with most notably LOT 439, a very fine and historically significant Tank Parallelogram Asymmetric, limited to 99 pieces, made in 1999 in honor of the formal handover of Hong Kong to the Chinese government from the United Kingdom.

LOT 439: Cartier, Ref. 2488, Tank Parallelogram Asymetric, Macau 1999, No. 74/99, Yellow Gold
LOT 439: Cartier, Ref. 2488, Tank Parallelogram Asymetric, Macau 1999, No. 74/99, Yellow Gold

LOT 439: Cartier, Ref. 2488, Tank Parallelogram Asymetric, Macau 1999, No. 74/99, Yellow Gold – A very fine, limited to 99 pieces, manual wind, 18k yellow gold wristwatch. Estimate: CHF 9,000 – 14,000 HKD 72,000 – 112,000/ USD 9,000 – 14,000. Sold for: CHF 55,000. – (incl. buyer’s premium).

LOUIS MOINET

A very fine, rare, manual wind, 18k white gold tourbillon and diamond (.48 cts, 0.0324 cts, rubies 0.0259 cts., emerald 0.027 cts) Louis Moinet Tourbillon Majesty wristwatch with hand-painted dial representing his majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said watch was sold for CHF 181,250.

LOT 433: Louis Moinet, Ref. LM62.70.M. Tourbillon Majesty in White Gold, No. 02/02. Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 120,000/ HKD 480,000 – 960,000 / USD 60,000 – 120,000. Sold: CHF 181,250.

Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva Auction, 09 May 2021 – Highlights

Antiquorum’s upcoming Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva auction is scheduled on 09th May 2021 at the historical Hotel Beau-Rivage Genève. The auction is offering a total of 535 lots, featuring very fine and exceptionally rare pieces from the 17th century until today. Some interesting lots are highlighted below:-

PATEK PHILIPPE

Patek Philippe Ref. 130, Yellow Gold Model with Sector Dial and Pulsation Scale (lot 369)

First offered at Antiquorum in 2002, the watch has never re-appeared on the market until now. Displaying two hallmarks to the sides of the case, their presence confirms its excellent state of conservation. Its original two-tone silver pulsation sector dial shows some wear and oxidation but is still in remarkable condition considering its 74 years of age.

Patek Philippe Ref. 130, Yellow Gold Model with Sector Dial and Pulsation Scale

Sector dials on Patek Philippe chronographs are extremely rare but this piece, combined with a pulsation scale as well, makes this piece one of the most desirable combinations available to discerning collectors.

Patek Philippe Ref. 130, Yellow Gold Model with Sector Dial and Pulsation Scale

The watch is offered on the market to fund in part a charity project that will provide medical and dental services on a sailing-catamaran free of charge in areas where access to such medical services is difficult or not available at all: The Tooth-Fairy Project.

Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 200,000/ HKD 800,000 – 1,600,000/ USD 100,000 – 200,000 (LOT 389)

Also Available: Patek Philippe Ref. 130, Stainless steel manual-wound chronograph watch with sector dial and pulsation scale, circa 1939, 33 diameter case, calibre 13 manual-winding. Lot 388. Estimate: CHF 70,000 – 130,000/ HKD 560,000 – 1,040,000/ USD 70,000 –130,000.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater in Pink Gold

The Ref 5074 was launched in 2002 only in 18K yellow gold available with a silver or a black dial. In 2005 during the Basel Fair, Patek Philippe presented the 18K rose gold version. It is considered the successor to the famous ref. 3974.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater in Pink Gold

The mechanism is the same in both references with the exception of the gong which, which in the Ref 5074, goes twice around the watch case in order to give a better and louder sound. This type of gong is called ‘cathedral gong’.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater in Pink Gold

Circa 2008, Calibre R27Q self-winding movement,  42mm diameter 18k pink gold case.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5074R, Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater in Pink Gold

Lot 389. Estimate: CHF 300,000 – 400,000/ HKD 2,400,000 – 3,200,000/ USD 300,000 – 400,000.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Reference 5980 1A-019

Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph with stainless steel case and silver dial, Sold in November 2015, Caliber CH 28-520 C self-winding movement, Fly-back chronograph with coaxial minute and hour recorders, date, Integrated stainless steel Patek Philippe “Nautilus” bracelet with double folding clasp, 43 mm diameter case. Lot 182. Estimate: CHF 85,000 – 125,000/HKD 680,000 – 1,000,000/ USD 85,000 –125,000.

This reference was launched in 2006, first with a black-blue dial (full stainless steel, with “Nautilus” bracelet). This first version, Ref. 5980 1A-001, remained in production until 2009. In 2010, the dial colour changed to be more grey than blue; Ref. 5980 1A-014. The movement is now punched with the Patek Philippe Seal.

A new version, in 18K pink gold with leather strap, was introduced; Ref. 5980 R-001. In 2012, the Maison launched a light silvered dial; Ref. 5980 1A-019. In 2013, a two-tone case, stainless steel and pink gold; Ref. 5980 1AR-001 was unveiled. It also comes with a full pink gold version, Ref. 5980 1R- 001. Both on “Nautilus” metal bracelets.

In 2013, last year of production of the Ref. 5980 1A, the Swiss retail price was CHF 42 000.- Part of the final versions of the series in steel featuring the silver dial, this example was sold in 2015, making it one the last examples produced by the manufacture.

Patek Philippe Nautilus, Reference 3710/1

Patek Philippe Reference 3710/1, Nautilus with power reserve and date display, Stainless steel case and bracelet, Caliber 330 SC IZR self-winding, 42 mm diameter case, Introduced in 1998 and produced until 2006, the Nautilus power reserve was a new development in the line. It features roman numerals with luminous material as well as a characteristic power reserve that would become known as the Comet by collectors. Two lots are available.

  • Reference 3710/1, circa 1998 (lot 178): Estimate is CHF 25,000 – 45,000/ HKD 200,000 – 360,000/ USD 25,000 – 45,000.
  • Reference 3710/1A-001, circa 2001 (lot 385): This example was sold in 2001 at Gubelin. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/ HKD 400,000 – 560,000/USD 50,000 – 70,000.

Other Notable Patek Philippe watches:

Patek Philippe Reference 3800/001, Nautilus self-winding, 18k yellow gold wristwatch with date, Caliber 335 SC, 36mm diameter case, 18k yellow gold bracelet, Sold in March 1991.Lot 180. Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000/ HKD 200,000 – 280,000/USD 25,000 – 35,000.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5712G-001, 18kt White Gold Nautilus automatic watch with date, power reserve and moonphase, Sold in February 2016, 40 mm diameter case, Automatic Caliber 240. Lot 183. Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 60,000/ HKD 320,000 – 480,000/USD 40,000 – 60,000.

Patek Philippe Reference 5070, Manual wind, 18k yellow gold chronograph model with black dial, Sold in November 1999, Caliber 27-70 CHR hand-wound, 42 mm diameter case. Released in 1998, the Patek reference 5070 feature a large 42mm case and it was available in 3 versions only: yellow gold with black dial, pink gold with silver dial, white gold with silver dial. The yellow gold was the only version to feature a striking black dial and was made for 4 short years between 1998 and 2002. The watch is equipped with the Lemania based 27-70 manual-winding movement. Lot 184. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/ HKD 400,000 – 560,000/ USD 50,000 – 70,000.

Patek Philippe Reference 5396G-001, Self-winding, 18k white gold triple date wristwatch with moonphase, made in 2009, 324 S QA LU, 39mm diameter case. Lot 185. Estimate: CHF 22,000 – 32,000/ HKD 176,000 – 256,000/ USD 22,000 – 32,000.

Patek Philippe Aquanaut Reference 5167/1A-001, “JUMBO” Aquanaut model with stainless steel case and bracelet, Sold in July 2016, 40mm case, Caliber 324 SC self-winding movement. Lot 386. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/ HKD 240,000 – 400,000/ USD 30,000 – 50,000.

Patek Philippe Reference 5110P-001, Self-winding, platinum wristwatch with world time, Made in 2002, Automatic Caliber 240, 37mm diameter case, leather strap with platinum buckle. Lot 387. Estimate: CHF 22,000 – 32,000/ HKD 176,000 – 256,000/ USD 22,000 – 32,000.

Patek Philippe Calatrava Reference 5298P, Self-winding platinum wristwatch with satin brown dial and baguette diamond bezel, baguette and diamond indexes (44 baguettes 3.87 ct, 1 diamond 0.018 ct), Sold in April 2012, Caliber 324 SC automatic movement, Leather strap with a platinum and diamond Patek Philippe buckle, 38 mm diameter case. Lot 419. Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 80,000/ HKD 480,000 – 640,000/USD 60,000 – 80,000.

Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 3800, Stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with blue “sigma” ribbed dial with date at 3, Sold in 1997, Self-winding movement 330SC. 36mm diameter case, Stainless steel bracelet. Lot 420. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 40,000/HKD 240,000 – 320,000/ USD 30,000 – 40,000.

Audemars Piguet

One of the key highlights of this auction is the opportunity to acquire three excemplorary grand complication pocket watches made by Audemars Piguet.

First one is the Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Style ‘’Murat’’ Pocket watch. It was made 1923 and sold in 1938. This 18K yellow and white gold keyless dress watch features minute-repeating repeating on two gongs activated by a slide on the band, perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph, 60-minute progressive register, phases and age of the moon.  It houses the manual winding calibre 185MQS.

Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Style ‘’Murat’’ Pocket watch

This extremely complicated pocket watch features a 49mm diameter case. Lot 325. Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 80,000/ HKD 480,000 – 640,000/ USD 60,000 – 80,000.

The second one is an Audemars Piguet Astronomic Minute Repeater sold in December 1965.18K yellow gold minute repeating with two hammers on two gongs activated by a slide in the band.

Audemars Piguet Astronomic Minute Repeater

This keyless dress watch with two-tone dial displays perpetual calendar, moon phases and lunar calendar. It features a 48mm diameter case. Lot 326. Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 60,000/ HKD 320,000 – 480,000/ USD 40,000 – 60,000

Third one is the Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch, Ref. 5501. This 18k yellow gold pocket watch with two-tone silver dial was sold in December 1953.

Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar Pocket Watch, Ref. 5501

This extremely complicated pocket watch is equipped with the manual winding movement 17 SVFQ. It has a 47mm diameter case. Lot 327. Estimate: CHF 17,000 – 27,000/ HKD 136,000 – 216,000/ USD 17,000 – 27,000.

 

During the auction, Antiquorum will be presenting several Audemars Piguet wristwatches, including various Royal Oak and Jules Audemars models. The top lots among them are two gorgeous Royal Oak specimens: LOT 212 C series with and LOT 535 a splendid early version of the Jumbo version with a naturally aged brown tropical dial.

Audemars Piguet Ref. 5402, «ROYAL OAK», C Series

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-winding watch with 40mm diameter stainless steel case and bracelet. It houses the automatic Caliber 2121 with date function. Sold at MEISTER in Zurich in July 1977, this Royal Oak version features the AP logo at 6 o’ clock. Lot 212. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/ HKD 400,000 – 560,000/ USD 50,000 – 70,000.

Audemars Piguet Ref. 5402, «ROYAL OAK», C Series
Audemars Piguet Ref. 5402, «ROYAL OAK», C Series

Audemars Piguet, Ref. 5402, Royal Oak, A Series with Tropical Dial

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Ref. 5402, A Series, Self-winding stainless steel wristwatch with date and tropical dial, reference 5402, automatic calibre K2121, 40mm diameter case, stainless steel bracelet, circa 1972. Lot 535. Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 80,000/ HKD 480,000 – 640,000/ USD 60,000 – 80,000.

Audemars Piguet, Ref. 5402, Royal Oak, A Series with Tropical Dial
Audemars Piguet, Ref. 5402, Royal Oak, A Series with Tropical Dial

Also available:

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’, Reference 15202ST.00.944ST.01. Sold in May 2004, this 40mm diameter stainless steel watch houses the automatic calibre 2121/3, White Dial, Date display at 3H. Lot 213. Estimate: CHF 22,000 – 32,000/HKD 176,000 – 256,000/ USD 22,000 – 32,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar watch, Reference 25654ST.OO.0944ST.01, Mark I Dial, Stainless Steel case and bracelet, Sold in December 1990, Self-winding movement calibre 2120/2800. 39mm diameter case. Lot 214. Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 60,000/ HKD 320,000 – 480,000/ USD 40,000 – 60,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak limited edition, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch made for the 200th anniversary of Banque Pictet. Reference 15189ST, Self-winding calibre 2225. 37mm diameter case. Lot 215. Circa 2005. Estimate: CHF 10,000 – 15,000/ HKD 80,000 – 120,000/ USD 10,000 – 15,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Yellow Gold Watch with Yves Klein Blue Dial, Diamond Bezel and Indexes, 18K yellow gold case with 33mm diameter,18 carat yellow gold bracelet, quartz movement, circa 2003. Lot 216. Estimate: CHF 14,000 – 18,000/HKD 112,000/ 144,000/ USD 14,000 – 18,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tuxedo, self-winding, 18k white gold diamond wristwatch with diamond indexes and hands. Reference 15154BC.ZZ.D004CU.01, Automatic calibre 2120/4, 39 mm diameter case. Sold in November 2009. Lot 217. Estimate: CHF 65,000 – 85,000/ HKD 520,000 – 680,000/USD 65,000 – 85,000

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore self-winding, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date (reference 25940SK.OO.D002CA.02.A), Sold in May 2008, 45mm diameter case, automatic movement calibre 2326/2840. Lot 218. Estimate: CHF 12,000 – 18,000/ HKD 96,000 – 144,000/ USD 12,000 – 18,000.

Audemars Piguet Jumbo Royal Oak self-winding, stainless steel oversize wristwatch with date, B Series, Reference 5402ST, 39mm diameter case, self-winding calibre 2121/1. Stainless steel bracelet. Circa 1975. Lot 421. Estimate: CHF 35,000 – 45,000/ HKD 280,000 – 360,000/USD 35,000 – 45,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak La Boutique New York. Reference 26014SN.OO.D002CR.01. Made in 2003 in commemoration of the opening of the New York Boutique. Limited to 150 pieces, self-winding, PVD steel chronograph wristwatch with date. 42mm diameter case with special engraved caseback depicting the boutique, Self-winding caliber 2385. Lot 422. Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 25,000/ HKD 120,000 – 200,000/USD 15,000 – 25,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Alinghi 2003 America’s Cup, Self-winding, titanium wristwatch with second-time zone indication, date and power reserve. Reference 25995IP.OO.1000TI.01. 45mm diameter case. Titanium case and bracelet. Automatic calibre 2229/2845. Circa 2003. Lot 423. Estimate: CHF 18,000 – 28,000/ HKD 144,000 – 224,000/ USD 18,000 – 28,000.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronographe, Ref. 25909, Manual wind, 18k white gold chronograph wristwatch with tourbillon, 43mm diameter case, Caliber 2879, Circa 2005. Lot 426. Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 60,000/ HKD 320,000 – 480,000/USD 40,000 – 60,000.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Equation of Time, Reference 25934OR.OO.D067CR.02000, Self-winding, 18k pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with equation of time, sunset and sunrise indication and moonphase, Sold in September 2004, 39mm diameter case, Self-winding 2120-2808 caliber,. Lot 438. Estimate: CHF 18,000 – 28,000/ HKD 144,000 – 224,000/USD 18,000 – 28,000.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Equation of Time “Moscow”, Reference 25934BC, Self-winding, 18k white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with equation of time, sunset and sunrise indication and moonphase, 39mm diameter case, calibre 2120-2808, Circa 2002. Lot 437. Estimate: CHF 18,000 – 28,000/HKD 144,000 – 224,000/USD 18,000 – 28,000.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Equation of Time “GENEVE”, Reference 25934OR.OO.D067CR.02000, 18k pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with equation of time, sunset and sunrise indication and moonphase, Sold in September 2004, Calibre 2120-2808 self-winding movement, 39 mm diameter case. Lot 438. Estimate: CHF 18,000 – 28,000/ HKD 144,000 – 224,000/ USD 18,000 – 28,000

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello. Reference 26078IO.OO.D001VS.01, Self-winding, titanium and ceramic chronograph wristwatch with date. Sold in March 2007, Calibre 2326 / 2840 automatic movement, 44 mm diameter case. Lot 533. Estimate: CHF 24,000 – 32,000 • HKD 192,000 – 256,000 • USD 24,000 – 32,000.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantieme Perpétuel, Reference 25820ST, Self winding, stainless steel perpetual calendar wristwatch with salmon dial, circa 2007, Automatic calibre 2120/2802, 39mm diameter case, stainless steel bracelet. Lot 534. Estimate: CHF 70,000 – 90,000 • HKD 560,000 – 720,000 • USD 70,000 – 90,000.

Daniel Roth

The auction will be offering various Daniel Roth complication watches like:

Daniel Roth Masters Quantieme Tourbillon, Reference 197.X.60, Manual wind, 18k white gold baguette diamond and sapphire tourbillon wristwatch with date and power reserve indicator. Manual winding movement DR720, circa 1995. Lot 202. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/ HKD 400,000 – 560,000/USD 50,000 – 70,000

Daniel Roth Ellipsocurvex Minute Repeater, Reference 308.Y.50.151.CN.BD, 18k pink gold minute-repeating wristwatch with power reserve and repeating indicator, Manual winding caliber DR 750, Circa 2008. Lot 330. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/HKD 240,000 – 400,000/USD 30,000 – 50,000

Daniel Roth Tourbillon Retrograde Date, Reference 196.X.40, Manual wind, 18k yellow gold tourbillon wristwatch with retrograde date and power reserve, Manual winding calibre DR750, circa 2000. Lot 200. Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 45,000/ HKD 200,000 – 360,000/ USD 25,000 – 45,000

Daniel Roth Academic Metropolitan, Reference 858.Y.70, Self-winding, platinum dual time wristwatch with am/pm indication, manual winding DR116 caliber, circa 2010. Lot 201. Estimate: CHF 18,000 – 28,000/ HKD 144,000 – 224,000/ USD 18,000 – 28,000.

Rolex

Antiquorum will be presenting to its audience several Rolex timepieces, including some of the rarest creations from the house like Monometer and Zerographe. The auction will offer both historical and modern references of Rolex icons like GMT Master, GMT Master II, Daytona, Submariner, Explorer and Day-Date.

Rolex Ref. 6202 Monometer

For the first time on the market, Rolex Ref. 6202 Monometer (LOT 223) is considered one of the rarest pre-Submariners. This 36mm diameter stainless steel watch features a very distinctive bezel featuring minute markers all around and the early pencil and lollipop hands.

Rolex Ref. 6202 Monometer

It is equipped with the self-winding A260 movement. This extremely rare Rolex watch dates back to 1953. Lot 223. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/ HKD 240,000 – 400,000/ USD 30,000 – 50,000

Rolex Ref. 3346 Zerographe

Reference 3346 Zerographe is the first ever Rolex Chronograph to feature an in-house movement: a 17-jewel, manual-wind Rolex caliber with a flyback stop-seconds function.

Rolex Ref. 3346 Zerographe

One of the mythical creations from Rolex, this 32mm diameter stainless steel watch dates back to 1937. Lot 292. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 80,000/ HKD 400,000 – 640,000/ USD 50,000 – 80,000.

Rolex Ref. 1680 Submariner

Another first on the market is Rolex Ref. 1680 Submariner in 18K yellow gold, featuring a very attractive tropical dial with Arabic date disc (LOT 224). This watch is equipped with the 1570 self-winding movement. The 40mm case is fitted on an 18k yellow gold Rolex oyster bracelet.

Rolex Ref. 1680 Submariner in 18K yellow gold

It features a blue bezel. Made for the UAE Armed Forces, the watch was sold in 1978 by Mohd Rasool Khoory & Sons, Abu Dhabi. The dial originally was blue but it turned to brown after some period. Lot 224. Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 150,000/ HKD 800,000 – 1,200,000/ USD 100,000 – 150,000.

Also available:

  • Lot 164: Rolex Ref. 116619, Submariner White Gold, Sold in June 2009, 40mm diameter case, Caliber 3135, Blue Ceramic bezel, Blue dial with date display, 18K white gold oyster bracelet. Estimate: CHF 22,000 – 42,000/ HKD 176,000 – 336,000/ USD 22,000 – 42,000.
  • Lot 221: Rolex Ref. 1680, Red Submariner “Feet First”, 40mm stainless steel case, circa 1975, Caliber 1570 self-winding movement, oyster bracelet. Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000/ HKD 160,000 – 240,000/ USD 20,000 – 30,000.
  • Lot 222: Rolex Ref. 6536-1, Stainless steel Submariner with 37mm diameter case, circa 1957, Caliber 1030 self-winding movement with so-called butterfly rotor, stainless steel riveted bracelet. Made during a short period from 1955 to 1959, the reference 6536-1 was made in far fewer numbers than its sister 5508 version that followed. Although very similar in look, the 6536 and 6536-1 vary in dial diameter as well as the movement that was offered as a chronometer. Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 20,000/ HKD 120,000 – 160,000/ USD 15,000 – 20,000.
  • Lot 289: Rolex Ref. 5508, Submariner with stainless steel case and chapter ring dial, circa 1959, 38mm diameter case, self-winding caliber 1530. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/ HKD 400,000 – 560,000/ USD 50,000 – 70,000.
  • Lot 402: Rolex Ref.5512 Submariner, Circa 1967, Calibre 1560 self-winding movement, 40 mm diameter stainless steel case. Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000/ HKD 160,000 – 240,000/ USD 20,000 – 30,000.
  • Lot 407: Rolex Ref. 16610LV, Submariner Flat Four, 1st Series, Sold in 2004. NOS. 40mm stainless steel case, green bezel and date at 3. Calibre 3135 self winding movement. Made in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Submariner, the 16610 LV was launched in 2003. The first series were made until 2004 and until serial F54XXXX. Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000/ HKD 160,000 – 240,000/ USD 20,000 – 30,000.
  • Lot 490: Rolex Ref. 5513, Submariner, Retailed By Tiffany & Co. 39mm diameter stainless steel case. Circa 1969. Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 45,000/ HKD 200,000 – 360,000/ USD 25,000 – 45,000.
  • Lot 493: Rolex Ref. 16800, Comex Submariner, 39mm stainless steel case, circa 1987, calibre 3035 self-winding. Approximately 200 watches of model reference 16800 were delivered to COMEX between 1982 and 1989. The Ref. 16800 featured the calibre 3035 with date mechanism and a scratch-proof sapphire crystal. The first batch of 100 Ref. 16800 were delivered in 1982 with a matt tritium COMEX logo dial. These are often referred to as the ‘transitional’ models by collectors, due to mix of the old style matt dials and new style sapphire crystals. The other 50 watches in the first batch were delivered with a gloss tritium dial with a ‘small’ COMEX logo. The second batch of 100 ref. 16800 watches that were delivered to COMEX also featured a gloss tritium dial with a ‘small’ a COMEX logo. Estimate: CHF 45,000 – 65,000/HKD 360,000 – 520,000/ USD 45,000 – 65,000.
  • Lot 496: Rolex Ref. 1680, Red Submariner, Meter First Mark II, Tropical Dial. Made circa 1969. This self-winding dive watch features a 39mm diameter stainless steel case and a uniform tropical meter first brown dial. Self-winding calibre 1570. The red Submariner is a classic Submariner that is now part of most important collectors. While later versions are relatively common, these early examples featuring a meter first dial represent a very small percentage of the total red sub production. Combined with a beautifully aged, incredibly uniform, tropical dial (these were often replaced at Rolex service centers making them even less common), this color-change is only found on mark 2 and 3 dials. Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 40,000/ HKD 160,000 – 320,000/ USD 20,000 – 40,000.
  • Lot 497: Rolex Ref.5508, Submariner with chapter ring dial, 38mm diameter stainless steel case, Calibre 1530 self-winding movement with butterfly rotor, circa 1958. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/ HKD 240,000 – 400,000/USD 30,000 – 50,000.

Rolex GMT Master Ref. 6542, with Gilt Dial and Bakelite Bezel

The iconic GMT Master watch takes its origin from Pan Am (Pan American World Airways), which commissioned Rolex to develop a watch with a second time zone for their pilots. During the auction, Antiquorum will offer a very fine and rare stainless-steel GMT Master (ref. 6542) from 1958 with its original Bakelite bezel.

Rolex GMT Master Ref. 6542, with Gilt Dial and Bakelite Bezel

Better known as “Pussy Galore”, the reference was nicknamed after the glamorous blonde who wore the piece and starred alongside James Bond in Goldfinger. Production for this model reference was halted in 1959 in favor of the Ref. 1675. Its 40mm diameter case houses the self-winding calibre 1065. Lot 400. Estimate: CHF 80,000 – 120,000/ HKD 640,000 – 960,000/ USD 80,000 – 120,000.

Also available:

  • Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 16718, 18kt Yellow Gold Model with black dial, circa 1991, 40mm case, Caliber 3185 self-winding. Lot 162. Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 25,000/ HKD 120,000 – 200,000/USD 15,000 – 25,000.
  • Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 116718LM, 18kt Yellow Gold Model with green dial, Sold in 2008, Self-winding calibre 3185, 41mm diameter case. Lot 163. Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000/HKD 200,000 – 280,000/ USD 25,000 – 35,000.
  • Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 16760 ‘Fat Lady’, circa 1985, Caliber 3085 self-winding movement, 40mm stainless steel case, black dial. Lot 166. Estimate: CHF 8,000 – 14,000/ HKD 64,000 – 112,000/ USD 8,000 – 14,000.
  • Rolex GMT-Master Reference 1675, Circa 1965, Sold at Joyeria La Esmeralda in Venezuela, 39mm stainless steel case, Gilt Tropical dial, stainless steel Rolex Jubilee Mexican bracelet. COSC Chronometer certified. Lot 220. Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000/ HKD 200,000 – 280,000/ USD 25,000 – 35,000.
  • Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 16718, 18kt Yellow Gold model with black dial, circa 1990, Self-winding calibre 3185, 40mm diameter case, 18k yellow gold Rolex jubilee bracelet. Lot 284. Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000/ HKD 160,000 – 240,000/ USD 20,000 – 30,000.
  • Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 116710 BLNR ‘BATMAN’, Stainless steel watch, Sold in 2013. 40mm diameter case, Self-winding 3186 movement. Lot 285 . Estimate: CHF 10,000 – 15,000/ HKD 80,000 – 120,000/ USD 10,000 – 15,000.
  • Rolex GMT-Master Reference 1675, “Pepsi”, Gilt Chapter Ring Dial with Pointed Crown Guards, circa 1959, Caliber 1570 Self-winding, 38mm diameter stainless steel case. Lot 399. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 40,000/ HKD 240,000 – 320,000/USD 30,000 – 40,000.
  • Rolex GMT-Master Reference 1675 with Pointed Crown Guards, circa 1962, Caliber 1560 self-winding, 38mm diameter case. Lot 401.Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 20,000/ HKD 120,000 – 160,000/ USD 15,000 – 20,000.

Rolex Daytona

The auction will be featuring several Rolex Daytona watches, including the most sought-after “Paul Newman” dial variants. The most valuable Daytona references featured in the auction are Ref. 6264 (lot 234), Rolex 6265 (lot 406) and Ref. 6239 (lot 293).

Rolex Ref. 6264, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman, Steel. Estimate: CHF 100,000 - 200,000/ HKD 800,000 - 1,600,000/ USD 100,000 - 200,000.
Rolex Ref. 6264, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman, Steel. Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 200,000/ HKD 800,000 – 1,600,000/ USD 100,000 – 200,000.
Rolex Ref. 6265, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman Oyster Panda MK2, Steel. Estimate: CHF 180,000 - 280,000/ HKD 1,440,000 - 2,240,000/USD 180,000 - 280,000.
Rolex Ref. 6265, Cosmograph Daytona, Paul Newman Oyster Panda MK2, Steel. Estimate: CHF 180,000 – 280,000/ HKD 1,440,000 – 2,240,000/USD 180,000 – 280,000.
Rolex Ref. 6239, Cosmograph Daytona, Albino Big Red Dial. Estimate: CHF 700,000 - 1,200,000/ HKD 5,600,000 - 9,600,000/ USD 700,000 - 1,200,000.
Rolex Ref. 6239, Cosmograph Daytona, Albino Big Red Dial. Estimate: CHF 700,000 – 1,200,000/ HKD 5,600,000 – 9,600,000/ USD 700,000 – 1,200,000.

Rolex Datejust

The Auction lots also include various Rolex Datejust watches. Most valuable lots Datejusts among them are:

  • Lot 149: Rolex Ref. 1601, Datejust with Black Tropical Dial and 18K white gold case. This self-winding model features 36mm diameter case, white Gold Rolex jubilee bracelet and caliber 1570 automatic movement. Circa 1964. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 40,000/ HKD 240,000 – 320,000/USD 30,000 – 40,000.
  • Lot 151: Rolex Ref. 1601, White Gold Datejust with Lapis Dial and Jubilee Bracelet. 36mm case. Circa 1975. Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 70,000/ HKD 400,000 – 560,000/USD 50,000 – 70,000.

OMEGA

Omega Chronometre Tourbillon Yellow Gold (lot 444)

Omega designed only twelve examples of this chronometer, exclusively for Observatory precision contests; they were made by Jean-Pierre Matthey-Claudet according to plans drawn by Marcel Vuilleumier, director of the “Ecole d’Horlogerie” of the Vallée de Joux. Regulated by the famous Alfred Jaccard, some of these watches obtained excellent results from 947 to 1952 in Kew Teddington (London), Neuchatel and Geneva.

Omega Chronometre Tourbillon Yellow Gold

One piece particularly – No. 10’595’933 – won 867.7 points at the Geneva Observatory contest in 1950, the best performance ever achieved up to that time in the category of single wristwatches. In 1987, seven of this series of chronometers had their 2/3 plate movement entirely overhauled, rhodium-plated, angled, polished, decorated with “Cotes de Genève” and fitted with an 18K gold or silver case with transparent back and push-button for time-setting protected by an olivette.

Omega Chronometre Tourbillon Yellow Gold

Recently discovered information in the Omega archives has come to light that in the 1980’s, this movement was owned by Mr Franck Muller himself and that he was the one that finished and assembled the movement. Mr Muller had the dial made by Tille and the case was ordered from the famous casemaker of Patek Philippe cases, among others, to Mr Jean-Pierre Hagmann. Caliber 30.I.1947 hand-wound movement. 40mm diameter 18k yellow gold case. Movement made in 1947 and cased in 1987.

Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 200,000/ HKD 800,000 – 1,600,000/ USD 100,000 – 200,000

Also available: Omega Tourbillon Central, 18k white gold, self-winding wristwatch with central tourbillon Circa 1994, Calibre 1170 automatic movement, 38 mm diameter case. Lot 443. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/ HKD 240,000 – 400,000/ USD 30,000 – 50,000.

Omega Speedmaster Reference 2915-1

This Manual wind, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch features a tropical dial and 3 registers. Circa 1957, 38mm diameter case, manual winding calibre 321. Omega Speedmaster Ref. 2915 was produced between 1957 and 1959 in three references: 2915-1, 2915-2 & 2915-3. Ref. -1 & -2 both came with the broad arrow hands, steel tachymeter.

This example of 2915-1 was produced around 1957, as confirmed by the early serial 15’499,XXX, featuring broad arrow hand, steel base1000 tachymeter, a caramel-colour dial with an oval “O” . Lot 510. Estimate: CHF 65,000 – 125,000/ HKD 520,000 – 1,000,000/ USD 65,000 – 125,000.

Omega Speedmaster Reference ST 144.022-69

This Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch with the reference 145.022 fitted with what appears to be a very early production of the caliber 861 that bears the engraving “1” on the serial number bridge. The case, including the bezel, crown and pushers, is original as is the caseback that features the engraved “HF” acronym of the designated manufacturer “Huguenin Freres”, Circa early 1969, Calibre 861 Manual winding chronograph movement, 42mm diameter case. Lot 128. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/ HKD 240,000 – 400,000/ USD 30,000 – 50,000.

Omega Speedmaster Apollo XI Reference 145.022-69

This 18k yellow gold manual winding chronograph wristwatch features a Mark II. Sold in May 1970, it features a 42mm diameter case with hand-wound calibre 861 beating inside. This reference was made in 1014 examples between 1969 and 1972 in celebration of Apollo XI. The first 32 watches were given to personalities including astronauts. This example is a late series un-numbered version with a late serial. It is further confirmed by the rare MK II Burgundy bezel (DNN- Dot next to Ninety) versus the usual DO90 (DON- Dot Over Ninety). Lot 243. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/ HKD 240,000 – 400,000/ USD 30,000 – 50,000.

Omega Speedmaster, Reference CK 2998-2

This historic Speedmaster Pre-moon, stainless steel, manual winding chronograph features a fine tropical dial, 3 registers and black tachometer bezel, circa 1960, Caliber 321 manual-wound movement, 40mm diameter case. The Omega Speedmaster watch is considered as one of the most emblematic, historical and timeless chronographs.

The very first Speedmaster was born in 1957, under reference 2915, and was only produced for two years. It was quickly replaced by the model presented, reference 2998-1. Produced only between 1959 and 1960, this reference has a case with straight lugs, a bezel with tachymetric scale base 1000 and a beautiful “swiss made” tropicalized dial with three registers. The movement is mechanical powered with the legendary Lemania-based calibre 321. Lot 309. Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000/ HKD 160,000 – 240,000/ USD 20,000 – 30,000.

Other Highlights

F.P. JOURNE Tourbillon Souverain Remontoire d’Egalité, Seconde Morte

Manual wind, 18k pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with dead-beat second and power reserve. 40mm diameter case, Pink Gold dial, Manual winding calibre 1403, Sold in 2007, Leather strap with an 18k pink gold FP Journe buckle.

F.P. JOURNE Tourbillon Souverain Remontoire d’Egalité, Seconde Morte

The Tourbillon Souverain Remontoire d’Egalité, Seconde Morte was made from 2003 to 2018 and is the second generation of Journe tourbillons. Lot 427. Estimate: CHF 130,000 – 190,000/ HKD 1,040,000 – 1,520,000/ USD 130,000 – 190,000

A. LANGE & SÖHNE Lange 1 Steel, Ref. 101.026

This A. Lange & Söhne Ref. 101.026 Lange 1 watch is a rare model. This manual wind stainless steel wristwatch features an oversize date and power reserve indicator. As per experts, there are less than 30 pieces in steel.

A. LANGE & SÖHNE Lange 1 Steel, Ref. 101.026

The present watch was sold in Milan in 1997. Stainless steel 38.mm diameter case, Hand-wound, Calibre L 901.0. Lot 434. Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 200,000 HKD/800,000 – 1,600,000/USD 100,000 – 200,000.

Gerald Genta Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar White Gold, Ref. G4009

This 18k white gold perpetual calendar tourbillon automatic wristwatch features an open-worked dial with mother-of-pearl and lapis subdials. Circa 1990. 36mm diameter case fitted with an 18k white gold Gerald Genta bracelet with deployant clasp. Self-winding calibre 143. Lot 431. Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 60,000/HKD 320,000 – 480,000/ USD 40,000 – 60,000.

Gerald Genta Tourbillon Power Reserve White Gold, Ref. G4028

This self-winding, 18k white gold tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve and date features a 36mm diameter case and 18k white gold Gerald Genta bracelet with double deployant clasp. Reference G4028.7, Circa 1990. Self-winding calibre GTA2. Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 50,000/HKD 240,000 – 400,000/ USD 30,000 – 50,000.

Vacheron & Constantin Ref. 4737 «Cioccolatone»

This is a very fine and very rare, large, square, center seconds, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch made by Vacheron & Constantin, Genève in 1955. It features a 35.5 x 43.5 mm case and an 18K yellow gold riveted expandable Gay Freres bracelet with deployant clasp dated for the second quarter of 1964.

The self-winind P1019/2 caliber features rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, beryllium balance with timing screws, adjusted to temperatures and five positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, and swan-neck regulator. Lot 75. Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 20,000/ HKD 120,000 – 160,000/ USD 15,000 – 20,000.

Vacheron Constantin Ref. 4822, Cioccolatone, Pink Gold

This manual-winding, 18K Pink Gold wrist watch dates back to 1950. 36 x 43 mm diameter case, Calibre 454 hand-wound movement. Ref. 4822 is called “cioccolatone” by Italian collectors due to its unusual shape.

Several variations exist: manual winding, Ref. 4822; the self-winding Ref. 4764 and Ref. 6440 with calendar and moon phases; Ref. 6440 with center seconds; Ref. 6440Q, with date. These models are the most admired and sought-after wristwatches of the 1950s. At the time, it was made in yellow gold, more rarely in pink gold, and only two examples known in white gold. It was reintroduced as of 2003 with a guilloche dial, and was launched under the name Toledo, with a platinum case.

Lot 78. Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 20,000/ HKD 120,000 – 160,000/ USD 15,000 – 20,000.

Vacheron Constantin Ref. 47150, Medicus Chronograph Pink Gold

This very fine and rare, manual-wind, 18k pink gold chronograph with pulsation scale belongs to a limited 90 pieces collection of Vacheron Constantin Medicus Chronograph. Sold in August 2000, the reference 47150/000R-8916 features a 37mm diameter case with limited edition serial number 25/90. Hand-wound calibre 1145. Lot 436. Estimate: CHF 17,000 – 27,000/ HKD 136,000 – 216,000/USD 17,000 – 27,000.

Auction schedule

Live Auction taking place at the Beau-Rivage Genève Hotel

  • From 9:00 a.m. CET – LOT 1 to 234
  • From 2:00 p.m. CET – LOT 235 to 535

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