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.
Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 27,049,075 (CHF)
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|China Ballroom B1, China World Summit Wing, No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing|
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|Rose Ballroom, The Peninsula Hotel, No.32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Road, Shanghai|
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|Four Season Hotel des Bergues|
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