RESULTS: CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG IMPORTANT WATCHES AUTUMN AUCTION 2013 REALISES HK$171,680,625/ US$22,249,809

Hong Kong

Important Watches

Hong Kong, 27 November 2013, Sale #3269

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium] 

 539 lots sold

 587 lots offered

Total: HK$171,680,625/ US$22,249,809/ £13,803,122/ €16,481,340

HK$1 = US$0.1296/ £0.0804 / €0.0960

92% sold by lot

92% sold by value

Lot

Description

Estimate

(HK$)

Price Realised

Buyer

2502

Patek Philippe. An Extremely Rare And Highly Important Platinum Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Wristwatch With Retrograde Date, Moon Phases, Leap Year Indication, Original Certificate And Additional Case Back

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5016, Movement No. 1’905’012, Case No. 2’962’717, Manufactured In 1994

3,600,000-5,000,000

HK$4,240,000

US$549,504

£340,896

€407,040

Asian Private

2787

Swiss. An Exceptionally Rare And Highly Important 18K Gold, Enamel And Pearl-Set Keywound Musical Watch With Four Figure Automata, Made For The Chinese Market

Unsigned, Attributed To Du Bois Et Fils, “The Theatre”, Circa 1800

3,700,000-5,200,000

HK$4,120,000

US$533,952

£331,248

€395,520

Asian Private

2672

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine And Rare Platinum Tonneau-Shaped Automatic Minute Repeating Annual Calendar Wristwatch With Original Certificate, Additional Case Back And Box

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5033, Movement No. 1’904’508, Case No. 4’254’314, Circa 2007

2,800,000-4,400,000

HK$3,160,000

US$409,536

£254,064

€303,360

Asian Private

2493

Patek Philippe. A Fine And Very Rare Stainless Steel Perpetual Calendar Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases, 24 Hour And Leap Year Indication, Original Certificate And Additional Case Back

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5004, Movement No. 3’275’463, Case No. 4’530’351, Circa 2012

2,400,000-4,000,000

HK$3,160,000

US$409,536

£254,064

€303,360

Asian Private

2405

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine And Rare Platinum Tonneau-Shaped Automatic Minute Repeating Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch With Retrograde Date, Moon Phases And Lear Year Indication

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5013, Movement No. 1’908’044, Case No. 4’129’606, Manufactured In 1999

2,400,000-4,000,000

HK$2,920,000

US$378,432

£234,768

€280,320

Asian Private

2716

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine And Rare 18K Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 1518, Movement No. 863’177, Case No. 632’516, Manufactured In 1943

1,700,000-2,500,000

HK$2,800,000

US$362,880

£225,120

€268,800

Asian Private

2660

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine, Unusual And Very Rare Platinum Perpetual Calendar Chronograph

Wristwatch With Moon Phases, 24 Hour And Leap Year Indication, Rare Rose Salmon Dial With Breguet Numerals, Original Certificate, Additional Case Back And Portfolio Photographs

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 3970, Movement No. 3’048’463, Case No. 4’279’354, Manufactured In 2006

 

WORLD AUCTION RECORD PRICE FOR THE REFERENCE

1,280,000-2,400,000

HK$2,620,000

US$339,552

£210,648

€251,520

Anonymous

2675

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine And Very Rare Platinum Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch With Original Certificate And Box

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5959, Movement No. 3’637’003, Case No. 4’337’078, Circa 2006

1,800,000-2,400,000

HK$2,200,000

US$285,120

£176,880

€211,200

Asian Private

2663

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine, Unusual And Rare 18K Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases, 24 Hour And Leap Year Indication, Rare Champagne Dial With Breguet Numerals, Original Certificate, Additional Case Back And Portfolio Photographs

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 3970, Movement No. 3’048’466, Case No. 4’125’970, Manufactured In 2006

960,000-1,400,000

HK$2,080,000

US$269,568

£167,232

€199,680

Asian Private

2358

Vacheron Constantin. A Very Fine And Unique Platinum, Diamond And Sapphire-Set Skeletonised Tourbillon Wristwatch With Power Reserve

Signed Vacheron Constantin, Geneve, Patrimony Tourbillon Model, No. 1/1, Ref. 30050/1, Movement No. 902’577, Case No. 739’592, Manufactured In 2000

950,000-1,400,000

HK$1,960,000

US$254,016

£157,584

€188,160

Asian Private

2404

Patek Philippe. A Fine And Rare 18K White Gold Automatic Astronomical Wristwatch With Sky Chart, Phases And Orbit Of The Moon Including Time Of Meridian Passage Of Sirius And Of The Moon, Original Certificate And Portfolio Photographs

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5102, Movement No. 3’328’044, Case No. 4’214’506, Circa 2003

1,300,000-2,000,000

HK$1,960,000

US$254,016

£157,584

€188,160

Anonymous

2657

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine, Unusual And Rare 18K White Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases, 24 Hour And Leap Year Indication, Rare Black Dial With Breguet Numerals, Original Certificate, Additional Case Back And Portfolio Photographs

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 3970, Movement No. 3’048’465, Case No. 4’279’338, Manufactured In 2006

1,200,000-2,000,000

HK$1,960,000

US$254,016

£157,584

€188,160

Anonymous

2669

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine And Rare Platinum Perpetual Calendar Split Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases, 24 Hour And Leap Year Indication, Original Certificate And Additional Case Back

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5004, Movement No. 879’663, Case No. 4’034’169, Circa 1998

1,600,000-2,500,000

HK$1,960,000

US$254,016

£157,584

€188,160

Asian Private

2684

Patek Philippe. A Very Fine And Rare Platinum And Diamond-Set Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases, 24 Hour And Leap Year Indication, Additional Case Back And Original Certificate

Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Ref. 5971, Movement No. 3’048’819, Case No. 4’422’882, Circa 2007

1,600,000-2,400,000

HK$1,960,000

US$254,016

£157,584

€188,160

Asian Private

Hong Kong – On Wednesday, November 27, 2013, the sale of Important Watches achieved HK$171,680,625/ US$22,249,809 and sold 92% by lot and by value.

Sam Hines, Head of the Watches Department, Asia, said, “The most coveted watches from vintage to contemporary realized exceptional prices specifically for thirteen state-of-the-art wristwatches by Rolex from the Day-Date Collection, which was 100% sold. With five to eight bidders, four Patek Philippe Ref. 3970 all achieved well above their estimates, including the rare rose salmon dial with Breguet numerals that fetched HK$2.6 million/ US$339,552, a world auction record for the reference. We witnessed fierce competition in the room and on Christie's LIVE™ for antique pocket watches especially from manufacturers like Patek Philippe. We look forward to continuing this momentum and setting the stage for a record year with our final watch sale of the season in New York on December 17.”

Images & top ten results can be downloaded here:

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To view the full auction results:

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/salebrowse.aspx?intSaleid=24319&viewType=list

 

PRESS CONTACT:

Simone Woo | Hong Kong | +852 2978 9966 | swoo@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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*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.