Important Watches, including A Gentleman's Pursuit for Excellence, Part I

  • Sale 1391
  • Geneva
  • 12 November 2012

Christie's Geneva auction sale of Important Watches including A Gentleman’s Pursuit for Excellence, Part I fetched a total result of SFr.27,042,825/$28,557,223/€22,445,545, selling 96% by lot and 97% by value.

The exceptionally rare platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 2499/100, manufactured by Patek Philippe in 1987 and offered from the collection of Eric Clapton, sold for SFr. 3,443,000 / $3,635,808 / €2,857,690, setting a world record price for this reference at auction.

The top price of the sale was paid for the ‘J.B. Champion Platinum Observatory Chronometer’, a unique platinum chronometer wristwatch, ref. 2458, which was specially manufactured by Patek Philippe for J.B. Champion, the legendary American watch collector, in 1952. This historically important timepiece realized SFr.3,779,000 / $3,990,624 / €3,136,570, setting a world auction record for a watch without complications.

World record prices were also set for numerous references and models in the following categories: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega, antique and 20th century enamels, decorative watches and contemporary watches.

Auction Results

Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 27,049,075 (CHF)

Upcoming Sales in this Department

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Important Watches

Dubai

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Christie's Watch Shop

22 March - 31 March
Online

  • Bidding begins on 22 March 2016

Monday, 16 May 2016

Important Watches

Geneva

Monday, 30 May 2016

Important Watches

Hong Kong

Monday, 6 June 2016

Watches

New York, Rockefeller Center

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Rare and Vintage Watches

5 July - 20 July
Online

  • Bidding begins on 05 July 2016
close

AUCTION TIMES

VIEWING TIMES

CONTACT INFO

close


  • Please note that we cannot guarantee the timely receipt of your alerts. Auction results are not official until 48 hours after the sale.

close

View All Upcoming Sales

x


Agree and Download