World Time watches and clocks are collector favorites. Along with dual-time watches, these timepieces are particularly relevant in this era of global interaction. For its June 15 sale in New York, Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers will present a selection of “World Time” men’s and women’s wristwatches, pocket watches and clocks, along with other collector-level timepieces.
More than 200 timepieces, including the World Times, will be offered in the auction, with two sessions at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the company’s gallery on the sixth floor of 595 Madison Avenue. A three-day Silent Sale of an additional 150 to 200 watches will be held from Saturday, June 12, to Monday, June 14.
“World Time clocks and wristwatches eloquently capture a geographic history of the world,” said Osvaldo Patrizzi, president and chief executive officer of Patrizzi & Co. “These timepieces preserve the evolution of timekeeping and international capitals, going back to the magnificent clock from 1630 that we sold last summer in our Renaissance Clocks auction in Milan.” World Time watches and clocks in this auction date from circa 1940 to 2009, including models from Patek Philippe, Breguet and Vacheron Constantin.
A number of other important pieces will be offered, including a grande et petite sonnerie and minute repeater by F.P. Journe; three Patek Philippe Ref. 3960s, the officer’s style watch produced in a limited edition to commemorate the company’s 150th anniversary in 1989, and an Art Déco Mystery Clock from Cartier.
For the first time, the auction collection will preview in Shanghai where Patrizzi & Co has established a new office.
Complete sale information including additional images and preview dates are available at the official Patrizzi & Co. website.
F. P. Journe, “Sonnerie Souveraine – Grande et Petite Sonnerie – Répétition Minutes,” stainless steel minute-repeating wristwatch with grande et petite sonnerie striking chimes and power reserve indication; made in 2007. Estimate: $450,000 to $550,000.
Cartier Art Deco Mystery Clock, Model A, 18k yellow gold and rock crystal with diamonds; in mint condition; c. 1938-1940. Estimate: $300,000 – $400,000
Patek Philippe World Time, Ref. 5131, in 18k yellow gold with enamel dial; sold Dec. 11, 2009. Estimate: $150,000 – $180,000