Patrizzi & Co. closed 2009 in New York City with an auction focused on collector-level timepieces offering just 93 lots. The sale generated $4,225,300, with Patek Philippe accounting for more than half the total value. Patrizzi & Co. finishes the year with sales over $34 million from eight auctions in New York, Geneva and Milan. A yellow gold Patek Philippe ref. 2499 Second Series brought the top price at $720,000.
Other highlights from the evening include a very rare set of 4 Patek Philippe perpetual calendars, ref. 3970E, produced during the 1990s. The set includes one watch each in yellow, white and rose gold, and one in platinum. Custom dials with diamond indexes compliment each watch, and the original silver dials are also included. The set, which comes with a leather Patek Philippe case, brought $640,000.
A yellow gold Patek ref. 2499/100 made and sold in 1990 accompanied by an extract from the archives sold for $320,000.
You can view the complete results with images at the official Patrizzi & Co. website.