The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva will host Antiquorum’s “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction on November 13. The highlights include a recently discovered Patek Philippe quarter and special type five-minute repeating 24-hours in one revolution pocket watch and a Patek Philippe ref. 1518 in yellow gold. In all, 603 exceptional modern and vintage timepieces will be offered. Find details inside.
The recently discovered Patek Philippe pocket watch was originally sold to Monsieur E. Hoesch, Villa Barbaia, Mergellina, Naples, on November 27, 1894 for 3750 Swiss Francs. It is a highly important 18K pink gold, keyless pocket watch with perpetual calendar, chronograph, moon phases, and lunar calendar accompanied by the original certificate of origin and Patek Philippe sales receipt. This piece is estimated at SFr. 200,000 to 300,000.
Also included in the sale is the Patek Philippe, ref. 1518, 1st Series. Made in 1948, it is an extremely rare 18K yellow gold gentleman’s wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register and tachometer accompanied by the extract from the archives. The presale estimate is SFr. 200,000 to 300,000.
This Patek Philippe ref. 5959 was originally sold on October 3, 2007. It is a platinum and diamond wristwatch with coaxial round button split-seconds chronograph and register. The watch is accompanied by a Patek Philippe fitted box, certificate of origin and instructions. The estimate is SFr. 200,000 to 300,000.
Rolex fans will appreciate this “Oyster Perpetual, COMEX, 660ft=200m, Submariner”, Ref. 5514/5513 formerly belonging to Patrick Raude. Produced in 1972, it is a water-resistant, center seconds, self-winding, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with first generation helium escape valve. The watch is accompanied by a Rolex Geneva service invoice (now void, dated 2005), a photocopy of Mr Raude’s passport, the original sale invoice from Mr Raude to the previous owner in 2002 and an original Rolex advertisement from circa 1985. This piece is estimated at SFr. 50,000 to 70,000.
The pieces to be offered will be available to preview Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Antiquorum Showroom, 3, rue du Mont-Blanc, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.
You may view the complete press release for this sale, along with high resolution images of the watches at the official Antiquorum website.