The hammer came down with over $10.4 million in sales at Antiquorum’s recent auction in Hong Kong.
This past weekend, Antiquorum wrapped up their “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction in Hong Kong with total sales reaching over $10.4 million. Amid the over 700 pieces up for sale, the brands that commanded the highest bids included Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux and Vacheron Constantin.
Paul Newman Rolex Watch in gold is a rare watch. (credit: Antiquorum)
Among the Patek Philippe offerings, some of the standout watches included the Ref. 5033P Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Platinum with diamonds, a rare 18k yellow gold Ref. 2499 Third Series from 1969 and the Ref. 5711 Jumbo Nautilus Platinum Ruby, one of only five ever produced.
Rolex also had a robust showing at the auction boasting 116 pieces in the catalogue with a rare 14k gold Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman” from 1969, an exquisitely embellished GMT Master II in yellow gold with diamonds and black sapphires and a rare 1969 Daytona Tropical Sub-Dials in steel, all fetching a higher price than its highest estimate.
Here are some of the result highlights of the auction.
Vacheron Constantin Ref. 30020
Patrimony Yellow Gold Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
Estimate $150,000 – 250,000
This superb high complication watch from Vacheron Constantin combines a perpetual calendar, minute repeater and moon phase all housed within its classically elegant 37mm yellow gold round case with a stepped bezel. Circa 2000.
Girard-Perregaux Ref. 99740
Opera Two Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Platinum
Estimate: $150,000 – 250,000
Girard-Perregaux Ref. 99740 sold at $174,138. (credit: Antiquorum)
With a 42mm platinum case and elegant black dial, the rare Opera Two is an exquisite offering from Girard-Perregaux, equipped with a tourbillon, Westminster minute repeater and perpetual calendar. Circa 2003.
Audemars Piguet Ref. 25806 TI
Jules Audemars Grande Complication Automatique Titanium
Estimate: $200,000 – 300,000
Audemars Piguet Ref. 25806 TI sold at $274,751. (credit: Antiquorum)
Boasting a bold 43mm round titanium case, this Grande Complication from Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars collection is an impressive illustration of master watchmaking skills featuring a split-second chronograph, minute repeater, perpetual calendar and moon phase. Circa 2002.
Rolex Ref. 6241
Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman” 14k Gold
Estimate: $200,000 – 300,000
One of the most highly sought-after collectibles from Rolex is the Cosmograph Daytona, nicknamed the “Paul Newman”.
One of the most highly sought-after collectibles from Rolex is the Cosmograph Daytona, nicknamed the “Paul Newman”. This particular rare vintage Rolex watch model in 14k yellow gold is a real beauty with its two-tone champagne and black dial, black tachometer graduation on the bezel and riveted Oyster bracelet and was sold above its highest estimate. Circa 1969.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5033/100P
Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Platinum & Diamond
Estimate: $550,000 – 750,000
Patek Philippe Ref. 5033/100P sold at $700,422 (credit: Antiquorum)
The highlight of the auction was the extremely rare Patek Philippe Ref. 5033 Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar in platinum with diamonds, double sealed. Its Art Deco tonneau-shaped case is set with 98 baguette diamonds and this coveted timepiece fetched the highest price at the auction at $700,422. Circa 2011.