Tuesday, 13 April 2010

M/M Important Watches including A CONNOISSEUR’S VISION PART II ~ Geneva ~ 10 May

Patek Philippe

An extremely fine and possibly unique gold full calendar wristwatch with moon phases at 12 o'clock, made for the Italian market, Calatrava model, Ref. 96, manufactured in 1937. Estimate: SFr.600,000-900,000

Christie's Geneva

Important Watches - Including A Connoisseur's Vision Part II
10 May 2010
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues
Sale 1372
Christie's is proud to announce a superb auction in Geneva on 10 May 2010; Important Watches including A Connoisseur’s Vision Part II. In November 2009 Christie’s Geneva offered a group of ten Patek Philippe masterworks from one of the most distinguished private collections in the world which sold 100% and realised SFr. 4.9 million, against a pre-sale estimate of SFr. 3-4 million. Following this amazing result, the same European collector has entrusted Christie’s with the sale of a further fourteen impressive wristwatches, forming the core of this May’s auction. This exceptional selection of vintage Patek Philippe watches is highlighted by a true historical rarity: a unique Patek Philippe ref. 1527 with perpetual calendar and chronograph, considered by both scholars and collectors to possibly be one of the most important, beautiful and valuable watches still in private hands. Offered on the market for the first time in over two decades, this lot is estimated at SFr. 1.5-2.5 million (illustrated at bottom.)

Patek Philippe

A unique and historically important gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and tonneau-shaped case, Ref. 1527, manufactured in 1943. Estimate: SFr.1,500,000-2,500,000 / US$1,400,000-2,300,000 / €1,000,000-1,600,000

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