7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction

Patek Philippe Ref5004J - Lot 236

Geneva-based Antiquorum Auctioneers turns 40 this year, and it is celebrating with an auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, on Saturday, February 22. Among the highlights of the more than 250 timepieces on the block are a rare, steel Patek Philippe chronograph; a prototype Richard Mille tourbillon watch; and several vintage … [Read more...]

7 Celebrity-Owned Watches That Rocked the Auction Block

Joe Dimaggio's Bulova Accutron

Few factors can increases the value of a vintage watch quite like its once having belonged to a celebrity. Whenever a watch owned by a famous or historic figure goes on the block at auction houses like Antiquorum and Christie's, bidding can be expected to go well beyond the estimated value. Below we look at seven notable watches, once owned by iconic entertainment and sports stars, sold at recent … [Read more...]

James Dean’s Elgin Pocketwatch Sells for $42,000 at Auction

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James Dean's lucky pocketwatch was one of the main attractions at Antiquorum's June 22nd Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction held in Hong Kong. As we reported two weeks ago, the piece's estimated price was around US$5,000, but after several bids from around the world, the watch sold for eight times that estimated value at about $42,000 (HKD $325,000). The watch was made circa 1889 … [Read more...]

Antiquorum Auctions James Dean’s Lucky Pocketwatch

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At its upcoming June 22nd auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” in Hong Kong, Antiquorum will be auctioning a prized possession and lucky charm of legendary actor James Dean, a pocketwatch made by American watchmaker Standard USA with an American-made Elgin movement. Dean purchased his prized watch in late 1951 while still a struggling young actor working in New York. It … [Read more...]

Antiquorum’s May Auction: World Records for Two Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Watches

Rolex Paul Newman Daytona - Antiquorum Lot 512

Antiquorum’s “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction held on Sunday, May 12th at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva, headlined by a selection of vintage Rolex Daytona watches commemorating that model's 50th anniversary, and set two new world records, including the highest ever sale price for a Daytona at auction. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum April Auction Results

Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (lot 99)

Last week we reported on Antiquorum's auction of "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces," held on April 10th in New York City. Today, we have the results of the auction, which featured watches with ties to celebrities and famous athletes. The auction totaled $4,033,550, with bidders from around the world including the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, Lebanon, Italy, and Switzerland. The top seller … [Read more...]

Historic Celebrity Watches on the Block at Antiquorum’s April Auction

Joe DiMaggio's Bulova Accutron

Antiquorum Auctioneers' next “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will be held April 10th in New York City. Among the many exceptional pieces offered for sale are several watches associated with celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment, including a rare Rolex owned by Charlie Chaplin and a Bulova owned by Joe DiMaggio. … [Read more...]

Rare A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” Sold At Antiquorum

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At Antiquorum's "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces" auction in Geneva, held on March 17th, a version of A. Lange & Söhne's Tourbillon "Pour le Mérite," featuring a very rare combination of a white gold case and a blue dial, was sold for 275,710 euros. The watch is part of a 1994 limited edition of 200 pieces. Fifty of these watches were cased in platinum and 130 were presented in … [Read more...]

Rare James Bond and Paul Newman Rolexes Up for Auction at Antiquorum

Rolex Ref. 6421 Paul Newman Daytona in yellow gold

What do Paul Newman, James Bond, and Jean-Claude Killy have in common? In addition to being pop-culture icons, each is famously associated with a particular model of Rolex watch. And each of these models will be represented this week at Antiquorum's auction of vintage and modern timepieces. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum to Sponsor Geneva Time Exhibition

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Auction house Antiquorum will serve as an official sponsor of the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), a watch exhibition running concurrently with the larger, better-known SIHH watch salon in January, which showcases smaller, independent watchmakers. Since its launch in January 2010, the GTE's stated goal has been to bring together the leading independents under one roof, giving them the opportunity to … [Read more...]

Records Fall at Antiquorum and Christie’s Watch Auctions in Geneva

Patek Philippe Ref. 1463

In early November, the watchmaking city of Geneva hosted two auctions of fine timepieces, held one day apart — one by Antiquorum and the other by Christie's — each of which achieved new records for watches at auction. Antiquorum boasted the highest price ever paid for a Rolex sports watch and a Patek Philippe sold at Christie's garnered the highest price ever paid for a non-complicated watch. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum October Auction Results

Patek Philippe Ref. 5101 10-Days Tourbillon

Two weeks ago, we reported on Antiquroum's October 19th auction at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong, with several Patek Philippe watches and a rare Harry Winston among the timepieces up for auction. The results of the auction totaled HKD 23,834,875. The highest seller was Lot 322, a  very rare Patek Philippe Ref. 5101P 10 Days Tourbillon in a platinum case, which sold for HKD 1,556,000 … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe and Harry Winston Headline Antiquorum’s October Auction

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Antiquorum, the world's leading auction house devoted to watches, will hold its fall "Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces" auction on October 19th at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. More than 300 timepieces will be up for bid, including several notable Patek Philippe watches and rare models from Harry Winston and Louis Vuitton. … [Read more...]

Elvis Presley’s Omega Fetches King’s Ransom at Antiquorum Auction

Elvis Presley's Omega Constellation

"Thank you, thank you very much!" That's what the folks at Antiquorum Auctioneers might be saying today to the private collector who acquired the showcase piece at this week's auction in New York, an Omega Constellation once owned by the King of Rock 'n' Roll, Elvis Presley. The watch sold for an astounding $52,500, five times its pre-sale estimate and a world record for that reference. … [Read more...]

Rare Patek Philippes on the Block at Antiquorum Auction in April

Vintage Patek Philippe Ref. 5050

Antiquorum Auctioneers will hold part one of its "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces" auction at its U.S. headquarters, on Madison Avenue in New York City, on April 25. Included in the spring auction will be an exceptional lineup of collectible Patek Philippe wristwatches, including a Patek Philippe Ref. 3974 in platinum as well as a Patek Philippe Ref. 5013 in yellow gold. Click below for … [Read more...]

Rare Jaeger-LeCoultre Timepieces Highlight Antiquorum’s February Hong Kong Sale

On February 26 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, Antiquorum will present 452 modern and vintage timepieces including a collection of rare and highly complicated Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and a Patek Philippe reference 3939 in pink gold. Previews will be held in Shanghai (2/14), Beijing (2/16), Singapore (2/19) and Hong Kong (2/23-25). Learn more about the top lots inside. … [Read more...]

Michael Friedman Appointed Horological Director of Antiquorum USA

Antiquorum has announced that Michael Friedman has been appointed Horological Director of Antiquorum USA. Mr. Friedman will oversee all U.S. auctions and private sales from Antiquorum's U.S. headquarters on Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Michael takes over the position from Charles Tearle who was named Head of Antiquorum's Asian division in August of last year. … [Read more...]

Antiquorum – Geneva

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Christie’s – Amsterdam

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Antiquorum – New York City

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