Antiquorum “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces”
— The auction will be held on May 10th in Geneva. Highlights of the sale include a Patek Philippe Ref. 2499/100 retailed by Tiffany & Co.
The star lot of the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 2499/100 Fourth Series retailed by Tiffany & Co. Considered one of the most iconic models ever produced by Patek Philippe, the Ref. 2499 has become the most collectible model of all complicated timepieces made by the famous Swiss manufacturer in the past several decades. Made circa 1980, the present lot is a very fine and rare 18K yellow gold wrist replica Breitling watches with round button chronograph, 30-minute register, perpetual calendar and moon phases.
Estimate: CHF 300,000 – 500,000
History buffs will be enticed by the Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 201 Early Steel Reverso retailed by Golay Fils & Stahl that formerly belonged to General Douglas MacArthur. Made circa 1935, this is a fine historically important and very rare, rectangular curved, reversible, stainless steel wrist fake Breitling Colt watches.
Estimate: CHF 10,000 -20,000
Antiquorum will also offer at auction for the first time the Rolex Ref. 6239 Paul Newman retailed by Tiffany & Co. and made in 1969
Estimate: CHF 200,000 – 300,000
Another Patek Philippe is the magnificent and historic unique Tourbillon Watch formerly part of the Patek Philippe private museum collection. One of the world’s most accurate and mechanical precision watches from the early 20th century and two-time observatory first-prize winner in 1929 with a record score of 834 points and again first-prize winner in 1934.
Estimate: CHF 200,000 – 300,000
Royalists and pocket watch collectors will competing for the Louis Audemars for Leroy Highly Important and Ultra Complicated Watch with 11 Complications Presented By His Majesty King Alphonse XIII of Spain to His Excellency Vincente Santamaria De Paredes.
The watch is an exceptional, highly important and ultra-complicated, large two-timezone minute-repeating, two-train 18K yellow gold pocket watch with perpetual calendar, jumping center-seconds split-seconds chronograph, constant seconds, fifths of a second diablotine, moon phase and age and Reaumur thermometer.
Estimate: CHF 150,000 – 250,000
Also offered is another exceptional Patek Philippe, a Ref. 5101 10 Day Tourbillon in Platinum. Sold in 2007, this is an extremely rare, rectangular and curved, Art Deco style platinum and diamond chronometer wrist Breitling replica watches with one-minute tourbillon regulator, tandem mainspring barrels for 10-day power reserve. The lot is further accompanied by a fitted box, certificate of Origin, chronometer rating certificate, leather folder with instructions and press kit with CD from Basel 2003.
Estimate: CHF 150,000 -250,000
Vacheron Constantin aficionados will be interested in the Vacheron Constantin Ref. 30030, Les Cabinotiers Skeleton Minute Repeater Limited Edition in Pink Gold.Made in 2006, this is an extremely fine and important skeletonized 18K pink gold minute-repeating wrist Breitling Colt replica watches accompanied by an original fitted box, Certificate of Origin, service booklet and instructions.
Estimate: CHF 150,000 -200,000
Patek Philippe lovers will also be delighted to see the Patek Philippe Ref. 1463 offered in the sale. The reference 1463 is the only Patek Philippe vintage chronograph to have a water-resistant case and has become one of the sought-after watches of the company’s production. Made in 1947, the present example is an 18K gold watch featuring a round button chronograph, register and tachometer accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and a Patek Philippe fitted case.
Estimate: CHF 80,000 -120,000
A Rolex Submariner Ref. 5513 with Explorer Dial, Pointed Crown Guards and Underline from the property of the family of the original owner will also be offered. Made in 1963, this is a very fine and extremely rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex expandable riveted bracelet dated March, 1960.
Estimate: CHF 80,000 – 120,000
Pocket watch enthusiasts will also want to bid on the Ilbery Large Gold and Enamel Chinese Market Watch “A Grand View of the Sea Shore,” the enamel in the manner of Claude Vernet (1714-1789), attributed to Jean-Louis Richter (1766-1841), Geneva. Made for the Chinese market circa 1820, this is an extremely fine and very rare, large, 18K gold champlevé and painted on enamel pocket replica Breitling Super Avenger watches with duplex escapement.
Estimate: CHF 60,000 -80,000
Also offered in the May auction is an exceptional collection of 20 Rolex Day-Dates from circa 1960-1985.
Estimate: starting from CHF 15,000
Auction & Preview Schedule
Auction, Sunday, May 10
First Session (lots 1-181): starts at 10 am
Second Session (lots 182 – 504): starts at 2 pm
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Geneva
Quai Turrettini 1
Thursday, May 7: 10 am – 6 pm
Friday, May 8: 10 am – 7 pm
Saturday, May 9: 9 am – 7 pm
Sunday, May 10: 9 am – 7 pm
3 Rue du Mont-Blanc
1211 Geneva, Switzerland