RESULTS: GENEVA IMPORTANT WATCHES

Geneva

336 lots sold

Total: SFr.21,573,075 /$22,608,583 /€17,387,898

     94% sold by lot

358 lots offered

SFr.1=$1.048 /  SFr.1=€0.806

93% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate (SFr.)

Price Realized

Buyer

131

Patek Philippe. A historically important 18K white gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase and leap year, ref. 3448, manufactured in 1981.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THIS REFERENCE IN WHITE GOLD

800,000 – 1,400,000

SFr.1,623,750

$1,701,690

€ 1,308,743

Private

88

Rolex. An extraordinarily rare, oversized stainless steel split seconds chronograph wristwatch, ref. 4113, manufactured in 1942.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY ROLEX WRISTWATCH 

700,000 – 1,200,000

SFr. 1,107,750

$1,160,922

€892,847

International Collector

213

Patek Philippe Nautilus. An extremely rare platinum automatic wristwatch, ref. 3700/1, manufactured in 1981.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY NAUTILUS BY PATEK PHILIPPE

300,000 – 500,000

SFr. 783,750

$821,370

€631,703

European Collector

 

70

 

Rolex Submariner. An extremely rare stainless steel automatic sweep centre seconds wristwatch with “Four-Liner” dial, reference 6538, circa 1959.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR ANY ROLEX SUBMARINER

150,000 – 200,000

SFr. 519,750

$544,698

€418,919

European Private

34

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. An 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with bracelet retailed by Hermès, ref. 6241, circa 1968.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THIS REFERENCE

300,000 – 500,000

SFr. 495,750

$519,546

€399,429

US Private

 

33

 

Rolex. A rare 18K gold triple calendar chronograph wristwatch, ref. 6036, circa 1953.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THIS REFERENCE IN YELLOW GOLD

80,000 – 140,000

SFr. 411,750

$431,514

€331,871

Anonymous

 

44

 

Patek Philippe. A rare 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 2499/100, manufactured in 1981.

250,000 – 350,000

SFr. 399,750

$$418,938

€322,199

US Private

190

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare 18K white gold tonneau-shaped automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase, ref. 5013, manufactured in 2007.

300,000 – 500,000

SFr. 399,750

$418,938

€322,199

Asian Private

66

Rolex. An extremely rare stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, ref. 4767, circa 1947.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THIS REFERENCE

120,000 – 180,000

SFr. 387,750

$406,362

€312,527

European Private

67

Rolex. An extremely rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with champagne dial, ref. 6264, circa 1970.

WORLD AUCTION RECORD FOR THIS REFERENCE

150,000 – 250,000

SFr. 387,750

$406,362

€312,527

US Private

             

   

Comment: see separate release.

 

 

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

 

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