7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction


Another rarity comes from Panerai, a Ref. RAM348 skeletonized ceramic wristwatch (Lot 83) from a limited edition of 30. The watch, number 23 of the 30 pieces released in 2010, is the first of this series to be offered at auction. It features a one-minute, dual-axes tourbillon, a six-day power reserve, a 24-hour indication, two time zones, and a black-coated, stainless steel double-deployant clasp. It is offered with a plethora of accessories, including its original box with certificate, an international guarantee certificate, an instruction booklet, several other booklets (Lo Scienziato 2010, Tribute to Galileo Galilei 2011 and the 2010 Panerai catalog), the book Galileo’s Telescope, three additional straps, and a hang-tag and sticker.

Panerai PAM348 - Lot 83Among the many Patek Philippe timepieces up for sale is the Ref. 1373 “Piece Unique – Pendulette Dome 700ème Anniversaire de la Confederation” brass table clock. As the name implies, it is a one-of-a-kind item — a solar-powered and electromechanical clock, created by Patek to celebrate the 700th anniversary of the foundation of Switzerland in 1991, and sold on September 22, 1996. The dial shows the flags of the original Swiss Cantons (The bull’s head is Canton Uri, the small white cross is Canton Schwytz, and the keys represent Canton Unterwald). The table clock has been entirely polychrome cloisonné enamelled with scenes of Swiss mountains and the scenes depicting the foundation of Switzerland in 1291. It took a total of eight months for Patek Philippe to complete this unique piece. The clock (Lot 237, estimated at 800,000 – 1,000,000 HKD) comes with its the fitted box, certificate, guarantee, registration card, instruction manual, hang-tag and a framed document describing the item in Japanese.

Patek Philippe Ref. 1373 - Lot 237

As per usual, Rolex will also be well represented at this Antiquorum auction. Worthy of note is this rare, two-tone Rolex Ref. 3688 in 18k yellow gold and steel (Lot 223), made around 1937, with round chronograph buttons, a tachymeter and telemeter scale on the black dial, and a “Milanese”-style steel-and-gold Rolex link bracelet with deployant clasp, signed S&L. It’s estimated at 180,000 – 250,000 HKD.

Rolex Ref. 3688 - Lot 223
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