Watch aficionados can look forward to a fantastic fall auction on September 17th at Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York City. More than 300 collectible vintage and modern timepieces will be available, including several outstanding timepieces produced by Patek Philippe and an extraordinary Seiko wristwatch that was designed for and worn in space.
Auction highlights include a Patek Philippe Ref. 3939HP, a unique piece in platinum with black dial featuring a minute repeater and tourbillon. A silver dial is also included. The presale estimate is $400,000 to $600,000. Other important Patek Philippe watches offered in this sale include a platinum Ref. 3974 estimated at $450,000 to $650,000, a platinum Ref. 5013 estimated at $450,000 to $650,000, and unique Ref. 5016 in platinum with black dial, plus a silver dial and a solid platinum case back, also estimated at $450,000 to $650,000.
The sale also features Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication No. 28/30 estimated at $450,000 to $650,000 and a Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon No. 1, No. 2/75, estimated at $320,000 to $370,000. Collectors of “flown” pieces (watches that have been in space) will be able to bid on a Seiko Spring Drive Spacewalk created especially for the 12 day Soyuz TMA-13 mission to the International Space Station and worn by private space explorer Richard Garriott. Proceeds from this sale of this piece will go to the Nature Conservancy and the Challenger Center.
You can read more about these and many other timepieces and view large resolution images at the updated Antiquorum web site. The sale will take place starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 17 at the Fuller Building, 595 Madison Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY.