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Sotheby's Hong Kong to hold important watches sale in October

Art Daily 09/03/2011 05:32
PATEK PHILIPPE Ref. 3939J. A fine and very rare Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Tourbillon Wristwatch with Enamel Dial, circa 1992 Mvt 1903001 Case 2906857. Est. HK$2.4 – 3.4 million / US$300,000 – 440,000.

PATEK PHILIPPE Ref. 3939J. A fine and very rare Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Tourbillon Wristwatch with Enamel Dial, circa 1992 Mvt 1903001 Case 2906857. Est. HK$2.4 – 3.4 million / US$300,000 – 440,000.


Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale 2011 will take place on 6 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Following the consecutive record-breaking sales in the past three seasons, the upcoming sale promises even greater treasures for watch collectors. With over 470 lots of watches dating from the 1800’s to the present day, the sale is estimated to achieve a total of HK$72 – 101 million / US$9 - 13 million – the largest of the category in the history of Sotheby’s Hong Kong.



Highlighting the sale is a small group of excellent vintage complicated wristwatches by Patek Philippe consigned by four discerning Asian private collectors, including a very rare Pink Gold Perpetual Calendar Chronograph wristwatch Ref. 1518. The offering of modern wristwatches is led by Patek Philippe timepieces including a superb Yellow Gold Minute Repeating Tourbillon example, Ref. 3939, as well as magnificent, decorative and highly complicated examples from all of the world’s leading watchmakers including two majestic Vacheron Constantin timepieces. The sale will also display an exquisite diversity of watchmaking with over 50 pocket watches spanning two centuries.

Vanessa Herrera, Head of Watches, Sotheby’s China and Southeast Asia, says, “Following our record-breaking successes, this sale asserts the unparalleled growth of our Asian team and watch auction market. This sale will tantalise collectors with a feast of complicated vintage Patek Philippe wristwatches, led by the exceptionally rare Ref. 1518 in 18k pink gold, all sourced from discerning Asian collectors. Other highlights include modern rarities by world-revered horological masters, including the debut appearance of a truly bespoke hand-crafted timepiece by master watchmaker Daniel Roth at auction. Bejewelled complications as well as a meticulous selection of over 50 enamel and complicated pocket watches round out this indulgent sale of over 470 lots – the largest in the company's history in Asia.”


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