Lot 364 at Antiquorum’s March 4/5 New York auction exceeded expectations, bringing $2,096,000 including buyer’s premium. The lot included a silver keyless Zenith alarm pocketwatch formerly owned by Mahatma Gandhi and later given to his grandniece, Abha Gandhi. The watch dated from circa 1910 and it was accompanied in the sale by Gandhi’s sandals, bowl, plate, glasses, images of Gandhi, and letters of authenticity from Gita Mehta, Talatsahid Khan Babi, and Professor Lester Kurtz.
Gandhi Items Top $2 million at Auction
My name is Mike Disher and I am WatchTime's technical editor. My interest in watches dates to 1972 and I caught the internet bug in 1997. In 1999 I combined these interests by joining TimeZone.com as its first full-time employee, and later that year I attended my first Basel Fair. I managed TZ from 2000-2007, and in 2008 I joined WatchTime.