Tuesday, June 10, 2014



Extraordinary Collection of Patek Philippe Timepieces Offered in Antiquorum’s June Auction

 Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world’s premier auctioneers of modern and vintage timepieces, is looking forward to its June 28th (Saturday) auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. The sale will offer an impressive collection of 532 fine and rare timepieces. Previews will be held in New York and Hong Kong.

Among the highlights is a collection of rare Patek Philippe timepieces including a Ref. 5029 minute-repeating wristwatch in platinum; a Ref 3979 enamel dial minute-repeating wristwatch in platinum; and a Ref. 2438-1 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar. Also offered are a number of unique and rare exceptional timepieces, which include the highly collectible Harry Winston Opus 7 in white gold and a Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon in 18K pink gold.

The highlight of the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5029 minute repeater automatic in platinum, made in a limited edition of 10 pieces in 1997 to commemorate the inauguration of the new Patek Philippe factory in Geneva. This is a very fine and extremely rare, minute-repeating, self-winding, platinum chronometer wristwatch with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and commemorative medal.
Lot 532
Estimate: HKD 3,100,000-4,600,000
Another highlight is the Patek Philippe Ref. 3979 minute-repeating platinum wristwatch with enamel dial and a platinum Patek Philippe buckle. Very fine and very rare, the wristwatch was made in 1999. Accompanied by a fitted mahogany presentation box and the Extract from the Archives.
Lot 531

Estimate: HKD 3,000,000-4,600,000

Also offered for the Patek Philippe collector  is the Patek Philippe Ref. 2438-1 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, insignia on the dial and an 18K yellow gold Tiffany & Co tile bracelet. Made in 1955 and sold in 1963. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archive. Extremely fine, extremely rare and elegant, this particular example unseen to the market is the first example ever to feature an insignia at twelve o’clock. The unusual insignia at twelve o’clock is of unknown origin, the consignor claims that the watch was gifted to a prominent person that was part of the royal dynasty in the former Kingdom of Mysore before joining India in 1950, although this information cannot be verified.
Lot 530
Estimate: HKD 2,100,000-2,700,000
Antiquorum experts are delighted to present the Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P platinum wristwatch with split-seconds chronograph. Made in 2008, the very fine, rare and important wristwatch features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year, 24 hour indication and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted wooden box, Certificate of Origin, instructions, additional solid platinum case back, setting pin and hang tag.
Lot 122
Estimate: HKD 1,700,000-2,200,000

Collectors will be vying for the Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon in 18K pink gold with slot machine. Made circa 2007, the very fine and unique wristwatch features a striking mechanism and 18K pink gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp. The prestigious watchmaker adopted a revolutionary approach to timekeeping, blending elegance of sophisticated horological complications with the sheer pleasure of gambling to create the first timepiece that combines the tourbillon complication with a slot machine and an automatic alarm – a truly exceptional work of art!
Lot 200
Estimate: HKD 1,200,000-1,500,000

Antiquorum experts also proud to present the Harry Winston Opus 7, No. 10/50, 18K white gold wristwatch. The Opus 7, jointly created by Harry Winston and the talented watchmaker Andreas Strehler, features a skillfully designed movement with ingenious and playful alternative display. Very fine and very rare, the wristwatch was made in a limited edition of 100 examples in 2007 with 60-hour power reserve and an 18K white gold Harry Winston buckle. Sold on September 22nd, 2008. Accompanied by the original fitted box, instruction manual and warranty.
Lot 198
Estimate: HKD 700,000 – 1,000,000

Patek Philippe aficionados will want to bid on the Patek Philippe Ref. 5961P chronograph platinum wristwatch with sapphire-set bezel. This is a very fine and rare. Platinum  and 36 baguette sapphire wristwatch with round button flyback chronograph, combined 30/60-minute and 12-hour totalizer, annual calendar, power reserve, day/night indications and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp with 22 baguette sapphires .
Lot 115
Estimate: HKD 600,000 – 800,000

Rolex enthusiasts will be competing for the Rolex Ref. 6200, Explorer dial. Made in 1954.  This is  a fine and very rare stainless steel diver's wristwatch with bidirectional revolving black bezel , large 8 mm. winding crown and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet. Accompanied by an extra link (1).  
Lot 443
Estimate: HKD  430,000 - 580,000

Also offered is a Rolex Ref. 6239 Paul Newman in steel. Made circa 1965. This is fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp. Accompanied by a Rolex box.
Lot 447
HKD 388,000 - 543,000

The June auction will also offer a Chinese musical clock made in the early 19th century, Jiaqing period (1796-1820), probably by the Guangzhou workshop. This is very fine and extremely rare, musical and automaton , quarter-striking, inlaid wood and gilt-brass, center-seconds table clock with double wheel duplex escapement, the music with twelve hammers on bells, the automatons with five actions including acrobat, playing on the hour or at will.
Lot 504
Estimate: HKD 400,000 – 600,000

Auction & Preview
Auction:  Saturday, June 28th 2014
First Session:  starts at 10m
Second Session:  starts at 2pm

1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong

New York Preview
Antiquorum  Auctioneers
595 Madison Avenue, 5th floor
New York City
June 8:  12 pm - 5 pm
June 9: 10 am - 6 pm
June 10: 10 am - 6 pm
Tel: +1-212-750-1103

Hong Kong Preview
Antiquorum Hong Kong
Rm 2505, No.9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong
Tuesday to Friday, 24th -27th June 2014
Tel: +852-2522-4168

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