RESULTS: CHRISTIE'S GENEVA - Important Watches including A Connoisseur's Vision Part IV

GENEVA’S IMPORTANT WATCHES including A CONNOISSEUR’S VISION PART IV ACHIEVES A BLOCKBUSTER TOTAL OF MORE THAN US$ 26.3 MILLION +25% versus May 2010 results

Geneva

Sold:

SFr. 23,427,013

$ 26,331,962

€ 18,647,902

Lots Sold: 401

Lots Offered: 428

Sold by SFr: 98%

Sold by Lot: 94%

Exchange Rates: SFr.1=$1,124 ; SFr.1=€0.796

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (SFr.)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

81

Patek Philippe. A possibly unique 18K white gold cushion-shaped single button chronograph wristwatch, manufactured in 1928

WORLD ACTION RECORD

FOR ANY SIMPLE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH

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

SFr. 3,235,000

$ 3,636,140

€ 2,575,060

 

 

Anonymous

 

 

 

184

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

WORLD ACTION RECORD FOR THE MODEL

SFr. 700,000-1,500,000

SFr. 1,143,000

$ 1,284,732

€ 909,828

Private European Collector

80

Patek Philippe. A stainless steel and 18K gold chronograph wristwatch, ref. 1579/1, manufactured in 1943

WORLD ACTION RECORD FOR THE MODEL

SFr. 500,000-800,000

SFr. 1,107,000

$ 1,244,268

€ 881,172

Swiss Private Museum

129

Rolex. An oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph wristwatch, manufactured in 1942
WORLD ACTION RECORD

FOR ANY ROLEX WRISTWATCH

SFr. 600,000-1,000,000

SFr. 1,035,000

$ 1,163,340

€ 823,860

Anonymous

366

Patek Philippe. A 18K pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, moon phases, screw back, luminous hands and luminous baton numerals, ref. 2438/1, manufactured in 1955

WORLD ACTION RECORD FOR THE MODEL

SFr. 400,000-600,000

SFr. 747,000

$ 839,628

€ 594,612

European Collector

79

Patek Philippe. A 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever two-train carillon grande and petite sonnerie clock watch, ref. 768, movement made in 1898 and encased in 1953

SFr. 300,000-500,000

SFr. 723,000

$ 812,652

€ 575,508

Anonymous

259

Patek Philippe. A 18K gold and platinum cushion-shaped single button chronograph wristwatch, manufactured in 1936

SFr. 350,000-550,000

SFr. 723,000

$ 812,652

€ 575,508

Swiss Private Museum

429

Patek Philippe. A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch, ref. 1579, manufactured in 1950

SFr. 350,000-550,000

SFr. 567,000

$ 637,308

€ 451,332

European Collector

397

Patek Philippe. A 18K white gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 3448, manufactured in 1966

SFr. 200,000-300,000

SFr. 507,000

$ 569,868

€ 403,572

Anonymous

71

Charles Ducommun. A 18K gold and enamel openface quarter repeating watch with varicoloured gold automaton depicting Moses hitting the rock, circa 1820

SFr. 250,000-350,000

SFr. 459,000

$ 515,916

€ 365,364

European Collector

 

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Next Watches Sale in Geneva:

14 November 2011

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*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.