On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.
Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue
are pictured with straps made of endangered or
protected animal materials such as alligator or
crocodile. These lots are marked with the symbol
~ in the catalogue. These endangered species straps
are shown for display purposes only and are not for
sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior
to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites,
Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed
endangered species strap available to the buyer of the
lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale
site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check
with the department for details on a particular lot.
Patek Philippe wristwatches from an Important European Private Collection
The following 30 lots, 249 - 278, represent an eclectic selection of Patek Philippe’s “time only” wristwatches manufactured between 1929 and 1982, including several references never seen at auction before.
The collection was compiled by a watch aficionado particularly interested in rare models in excellent condition. Both criteria are perfectly represented in the timepieces offered here for sale, prone to attract keen interest among collectors of exclusive vintage watches.