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Important Watches Auction

Sotheby’s sale of Important Watches on November 15 realised an above-estimate total of CHF 7,088,750 / $ 7,116,680, showing strong demand among collectors for rare and unusual pieces, as well as for top quality modern watches.

Highlights included the first water-resistant perpetual calendar reference made in series by any watch company, an example of Patek Philippe’s reference 2438 in yellow gold, as well as a private collection of more than 100 modern watches which was 95% sold.

BREGUET A rare gold, enamel and pearl-set simple médaillon à tact. Ref. 2732
BREGUET
A rare gold, enamel and pearl-set simple médaillon à tact. Ref. 2732
GREUBEL FORSEY A rare and impressive platinum asymmetrical 24-second inclined tourbillon wristwatch with 72-hour power reserve indication.
GREUBEL FORSEY
A rare and impressive platinum asymmetrical 24-second inclined tourbillon wristwatch with 72-hour power reserve indication.
PATEK PHILIPPE Retailed by Freccero: An important and rare pink gold chronograph wristwatch with register tachometer Ref. 1579, made in 1949.
PATEK PHILIPPE
Retailed by Freccero: An important and rare pink gold chronograph wristwatch with register tachometer Ref. 1579, made in 1949.
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PATEK PHILIPPE A unique and potentially historic yellow gold automatic wristwatch with sapphire crystal display back and “ardoise” dial. Ref. 3439/1 circa 1964-1968
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ROLEX A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with register and bracelet REF. 6239. ‘Paul Newman’ Cosmograph Daytona circa 1965
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PATEK PHILIPPE A unique and impressive platinum perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with registers, moon-phases, leap year indication and white hands made on special request. Ref. 5970P.

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