RESULTS: Important Watches - Geneva, 14 November 2011

In a nine hour long marathon, Christie's Geneva auction of Important Watches totaled SFr.26,183,538 ($29,168,461 / €21,208,665), achieving the category’s highest result thus far in 2011.

Geneva

Sold:

SFr. 26,183,538

$ 29,168,461

€ 21,208,665

Lots Sold: 409

Lots Offered: 425

Sold by SFr: 97%

Sold by Lot: 96%

Exchange Rates: SFr.1=$1.114 ; SFr.1=€0.81

 

Lot

Description

 

Estimate (SFr.)

 

Purchase Price

Buyer

88

Patek Philippe. A rare 18K pink gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, retailed by Freccero, ref. 3448, manufactured in 1968

WORLD RECORD PRICE

FOR THIS REFERENCE AT AUCTION

SFr. 500,000-1,000,000

SFr. 2,099,000

$ 2,338,286

€ 1,700,190

 

Anonymous

 

 

141

Patek Philippe. A rare platinum chronograph wristwatch, ref. 1579, manufactured in 1946

WORLD RECORD PRICE

FOR THIS REFERENCE AT AUCTION

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

SFr. 1,987,000

$ 2,213,518

€ 1,609,470

Private Collector

252

Patek Philippe. A rare 18K gold manually-wound perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 3449, manufactured in 1961

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

SFr. 1,427,000

$ 1,589,678

€ 1,155,870

European Private

89

Patek Philippe. A unique platinum openface one minute tourbillon watch

SFr. 800,000-1,400,000

SFr. 1,143,000

$ 1,273,302

€ 925,830

Anonymous

 

427

Patek Philippe. A rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 2499, manufactured in 1951

SFr. 500,000-700,000

SFr. 1,023,000

$ 1,139,622

€ 828,630

European Collector

140

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

SFr. 500,000-800,000

SFr. 903,000

$ 1,005,942

€ 731,430

Asian Collector

303

Patek Philippe. A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, retailed by Hausmann & Co, ref. 530, manufactured in 1941

SFr. 450,000-750,000

SFr. 843,000

$ 939,102

€ 682,830

European Collector

179

Rolex. A large 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and cloisonné enamel dial depicting Neptune, ref. 8382, circa 1953

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR A ROLEX ‘NEPTUNE’ AT AUCTION

SFr. 120,000-180,000

SFr. 609,000

$ 678,426

€ 493,290

Middle-Eastern Collector

251

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals, ref. 530, manufactured in 1949

WORLD RECORD PRICE FOR THIS REFERENCE IN YELLOW GOLD AT AUCTION

SFr. 250,000-350,000

SFr. 603,000

$ 671,742

€ 488,430

Anonymous

 

332

Patek Philippe. A 18K gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with magnified day and date, sweep centre seconds, moon phases, screw back and luminous hands, ref. 2438/1, manufactured in 1954

SFr. 300,000-500,000

 

SFr. 591,000

$ 658,374

€ 478,710

 

Asian Collector

 

Comment:                                            PLEASE SEE SEPARATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Cristiano De Lorenzo                       +44 7500 815 344                        cdelorenzo@christies.com

Next Watch Sale in Geneva:

21 May 2012

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