RESULTS: IMPORTANT WATCHES

Geneva

325 lots sold

Total: SFr.28,240,813  / $30,737,301  / €22,956,957

    92% sold by lot

354 lots offered

SFr.1 = US$1.0884 / €0.8129

 96% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate (SFr.)

Price Realized

Buyer

152

Patek Philippe. An exceptionally fine, rare and important 18K pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 2499, watch encased in 1957.

1,000,000 - 1,500,000

SFr.1,985,000

$2,160,474

€1,613,607

Anonymous

193

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare 18K gold split seconds chronograph wristwatch with luminous Breguet numerals dial and screw back, ref. 1563, manufactured in 1947.

800,000 - 1,400,000

SFr.1,445,000

$1,572,738

€1,174,641

Anonymous

108

Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and very important 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases retailed by Cartier, ref. 2499, manufactured in 1966

WORLD RECORD FOR THE REFERENCE

WITH SILVERED DIAL

500,000 - 800,000

SFr.941,000

$1,024,184

€764,939

Anonymous

267

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

500,000 - 800,000

SFr.941,000

$1,024,184

€764,939

Anonymous

146

Rolex. An extremely fine 18K gold automatic triple calendar wristwatch with moonphase, two-tone silvered dial and bracelet, ref. 8171, circa 1962.

WORLD RECORD FOR THE REFERENCE

IN YELLOW GOLD

120,000 - 220,000

SFr.629,000

$1,024,184

€764,939

Anonymous

151

Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and possibly unique 18K gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases and blue dial, ref. 3448, manufactured in 1978.

WORLD RECORD FOR THE REFERENCE

IN YELLOW GOLD

300,000 - 500,000

SFr.629,000

$684,604

€511,314

Anonymous

270

Patek Philippe. An extremely fine, rare and large 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch, ref. 530, manufactured in 1940.

500,000 - 800,000

SFr.605,000

$658,482

€491,805

Anonymous

133

Rolex. An extremely rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and "Explorer Dial,” ref. 6200, circa 1954.

WORLD RECORD FOR THE REFERENCE

150,000 - 250,000

SFr.485,000

$527,874

€394,257

Anonymous

107

Patek Philippe. An extremely rare 18K pink gold dual time zone wristwatch with additional independently adjustable jumping hour hand, luminous hands and hour markers, ref. 2597, manufactured in 1963.

300,000 - 500,000

SFr.461,000

$501,752

€374,747

Anonymous

150

Rolex. A very rare and important 18K gold automatic triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases, bracelet and star dial, ref. 6062, manufactured in 1952.

WORLD RECORD FOR THE REFERENCE

IN YELLOW GOLD

250,000 - 400,000

SFr.461,000

$501,752

€374,747

Anonymous

             

 Next Geneva Sale: Geneva Magnificent Jewels, 12 November 2013 

PRESS CONTACT: Cristiano De Lorenzo | +44 7500 815 344 | cdelorenzo@christies.com 

*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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