A platinum Patek Philippe ref. 3974 with three dials sold for a record $1.2 million on December 9 at Antiquorum’s 35th Anniversary year-end sale in New York. A Patek ref. 5101P Ten Days Tourbillon retailed by Tiffany & Co. brought $295,200, and a Patek ref. 3450 with rare display-back case achieved $270,000. A Rolex ref. 1665 Double-Red Sea Dweller owned by famous diver Patrice Chemin sold for an extraordinary $162,000 – six times the presale estimate.
Overall the sale generated $9,237,600, translating to 85% sold by lot and 135% sold by value based on the low presale estimates. The auction room was filled to capacity and bids came in from around the world, including China, France, Italy, Germany, Martinique, The Middle East and the United States. Other top-selling lots included a Patek Philippe ref. 3970 in platinum that brought $168,000 and a Rolex ref. 6234 that achieved $182,400. A Double-Red Sea Dweller owned by famed diver Robert Gauret sold for $144,000, five times the presale estimate.
You can view the complete results with high resolution images at the official Antiquorum website.