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Antiquorum “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” Auction Highlights Recap

May 28, 2016

BY Paul Altieri

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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.

Antiquorum Auction 2016

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.


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Vacheron Constantin Ref. 30020

Patrimony Yellow Gold Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

Sold: $158,656

Estimate $150,000 – 250,000

Vacheron Constantin Ref. 30020

Vacheron Constantin Ref. 30020 sold at $158,656. (credit: Antiquorum)

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 stepped bezel. Circa 2000.


Girard-Perregaux Ref. 99740

Opera Two Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Platinum

Sold: $174,138

Estimate: $150,000 – 250,000

Girard-Perregaux Ref. 99740

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

Sold: $274,751

Estimate: $200,000 – 300,000

Audemars Piguet Ref. 25806 TI

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

Sold: $367,625

Estimate: $200,000 – 300,000

Rolex Ref. 6241

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

Sold: $700,422

Estimate: $550,000 – 750,000

Antiquorum Auction 2016

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.

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