SFr. 21,595,200

$ 21,832,747

€ 15,915,662

Lots Sold: 359

Lots Offered: 386

Sold by SFr: 97%

Sold by Lot: 93%

Exchange Rates: SFr.1=$1.011 ; SFr.1=€0.737





Estimate (SFr.)


Purchase Price



Patek Philippe. A 18K pink gold wristwatch with blue enamel dial, retailed by Gobbi, Milan, ref. 2523, manufactured in 1953


SFr. 1,500,000-2,500,000

SFr. 2,675,000

$ 2,704,425

€ 1,971,475

Asian Collector


Patek Philippe. An 18K pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 2499, manufactured in 1957


SFr. 800,000-1,200,000

SFr. 1,203,000

$ 1,216,233

€ 886,611



Patek Philippe. An 18K gold split seconds chronograph wristwatch, ref. 1563

SFr. 600,000-1,000,000

SFr. 1,107,000

$ 1,119,177

€ 815,859

Private Collector


Patek Philippe. A 18K pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with phases of the moon, ref. 1518, manufactured in 1948


SFr. 400,000-600,000

SFr. 723,000

$ 730,953

€ 532,851



Daniel Vaucher. A probably unique 18K two colour gold, enamel, diamond, emerald and ruby-set verge watch, made for the Turkish Market

SFr. 180,000-280,000

SFr. 699,000

$ 706,689

€ 515,163

International Collector


Samuel Roi & Fils. An historically important 18K pink gold openface astronomical watch, No. 5363, circa 1810


SFr. 300,000-400,000

SFr. 591,000

$ 597,501

€ 435,567

Swiss Private Museum


Patek Philippe. An 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, black lacquer dial and Breguet numerals, ref. 2499


SFr. 500,000-800,000

SFr. 579,000

$ 585,369

€ 426,723

European Collector


Patek Philippe. An 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 1518, manufactured in 1950


SFr. 280,000-380,000

SFr. 555,000

$ 561,105

€ 409,035

European Collector


Patek Philippe. An 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 2499, manufactured in 1956


SFr. 400,000-600,000

SFr. 543,000

$ 548,973

€ 400,191

Asian Collector


Patek Philippe. An historically important and possibly unique platinum full calendar wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 96


SFr. 400,000-600,000

SFr. 483,000

$ 488,313

€ 355,971

International Collector


Aurel Bacs, International Head of Christie's Watch Department :

Once again Christie's Watch Team orchestrated a blockbuster sale during the Geneva auction week outperforming expectations, achieving numerous records and selling nearly 97% by value for a total of more than $21.8 million. Ten different buyers coming from three different continents purchased the top ten lots and reaffirmed how the watch collector arena is truly international. Almost 800 watch lovers registered from all over the world and the participation of Asian collectors was very consistent, showing how fully integrated they are to the international market. A group of vintage Patek Philippe wristwatches from a Connoisseur’s Vision Part III realized an important combined total of $3.1 million adding up, together with part I and part II, to a new grand total of some $19 million and reaffirming that this is the most valuable private collection of wristwatches ever offered at auction. I was also thrilled with the enthusiastic bidding for the L.U.C Louis Ulysse - The Tribute model, the n.1 example of the limited edition of fine watches developed and offered by Chopard for the benefit of the Geneva Watch-Making School”.

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Next Watches Sale in Geneva:

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