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Event Date16 April 10:00 AM EDT | Online auction 20481

Rare Watches New York: Online

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Rare Watches New York: Online

Sale Overview

The Christie’s Rare Watches New York: Online auction will feature incredible rarities. Timeless works from the Patek Philippe, Cartier and Vacheron Constantin manufactures that are amongst the most coveted timepieces in the market.

An important auction showcasing the strength of the market and our specialists, the sale will include a superb Cartier Mystery clock known as “Model A”. Manufactured in 1919, the timepiece is an exceptionally rare and early example of the first type of mystery clock created by Louis Cartier and master clockmaker Maurice Coüet (1885-1963). Preserved in excellent overall condition and sold with a Cartier Certificate, it represents the rare opportunity of acquiring one of the house’s most iconic timepieces.

Very strong in terms of Patek Philippe, the sale will feature the iconic references 3448, 1463, 1518 and 2499. Of particular interest, the reference 3448 is crafted in one of the most coveted metals for the reference, white gold. Introduced to the market in 1962, the reference 3448 was the first automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch produced in series by any manufacturer and is the prefect embodiment of a transitional period in the evolution of watchmaking design. With the 1950s and 60s a new trend took shape: the technological advances of the time inspired, in all fields of design, futuristic shapes and cleaner looks.

Auction times
16 Apr 10:00 AM (EDT) Lots 200-396

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Remi Guillemin

Remi Guillemin

Specialist | Watches & Wristwatches

With experience in the Christie’s Geneva, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai watch departments since 2013, Remi Guillemin has acquired an international understanding of the watch market. Responsible for key consignments and transactions via auctions and privates sales, Remi has been able to use his international profile to bring collectors together and successfully sell properties internationally. Through his understanding of market trends and collectors, Remi Guillemin has participated in the internationalization of transactions within the watch department and lead successful auctions in New York, notably with the December 2020 auction achieving the highest total for a Christie’s Online watch auction, with the highest value watch sold in a Christie’s online watch auction. With knowledge in vintage as well as modern timepieces, Remi Guillemin has been credited for the sale of important milestone timepieces: The Rolex reference 3525 formerly the property of Andy Warhol, Francois Paul Journe’s Tourbillon à Souscription and established himself as an authority in selling vintage Rolex timepieces including astonishing Rolex Daytona wristwatches with “Paul Newman dials” in all their variants. For Patek Philippe, Remi was credited for the sale of multiple exceptional references, including the references 130, 1518, 2499, 3448 or unique and highly coveted modern variants.

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