The 10 Top Watches From Christie’s December Watch Auction


7. Patek Philippe Reference 1518

Older, vintage Patek Philippe watches also sold well, like this reference, manufactured in 1946. It’s another chronograph-perpetual calendar-moon-phase wristwatch in an 18k gold case and with a matte silvered dial. This model fetched $341,000.

Patek Philippe Reference 15188. Chanel J12 Reference H2038, No. 4/5

Chanel is a watch brand not often found among top-selling auction watches, but this one, a limited edition Chanel J12 watch with a white-gold and ceramic case, set a new auction record for this watch model. It’s set with diamonds and rubies and contains an automatic movement. The final price was $293,000.

Chanel J12 Reference H2038, No. 4/59. Patek Philippe, Reference 5959

One more Patek Philippe made the top 10, this one in a platinum case and featuring a split-seconds chronograph function. This white-dialed model, manufactured in 2005, sold for $293,000.

Patek Philippe, Reference 5959 - certificate of origin10. Audemars Piguet – John Bennett

The only pocketwatch in Christie’s top 10, this Audemars Piguet has an 18k gold hunter case and features an array of complications, including a minute repeater (with both grand and petit sonnerie), perpetual calendar, chronograph, and moon-phases. Estimated at $70,000 – $100,000, the watch achieved a final price of $269,000.

Audemars Piguet John Bennett

3 Responses to “The 10 Top Watches From Christie’s December Watch Auction”

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  1. Leo Sitorus

    Always amazed how PP and Rolex maintain and increase their value along with time.

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  2. Debashish

    Some of the auctioned watches are truly outstanding, the buyers are really fortunate people to be the owners of these great watches!

    Thank you for the fine report!

    Merry Christmas to you and every member of the Watchtime Team as well as your loved ones!

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