On Thursday June 10 bidders watched as Antiquorum’s New York Spring Sale generated $4,511,268. The auction room was filled and 420 bidders registered online. Eighty-three percent of the 364 lots offered were sold, and 114% were sold by value based on the low estimates. Bids came in from Italy, the Netherlands, China, Israel, the Russian Federation, Japan, and the United States.
The highlight of the sale was a Patek Philippe ref. 5104. The platinum minute-repeater with skeletonized dial (lot 363) had not previously been offered for sale, and it included the original fitted winding box. Following competition among room, online and telephone bidders, it went to a private collector for $576,000. The pre-sale estimate was $500,000 to $700,000.
A 1946 Patek Philippe ref. 1518 with perpetual calendar, chronograph and moon phase (lot 362) sold for a very strong $282,000, well above the pre-sale estimate of $150,000 to $200,000.
Patek Philippe references 3970 (lot 359, below) and 5970 (lot 348) each achieved $126,000, and a Patek Philippe ref. 3448 retailed by Howes (lot 361, below) realized $103,200.
Richard Mille’s titanium “Tourbillon RM 006” No. 05/20, produced in 2003 (lot 119, below) was bid up to $106,800. An RM 002 in white gold (lot 118) sold for $102,000.
Complete sale results are available at the official Antiquorum website.