Antiquorum’s “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will take place on November 13 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva. The highlights will include a recently discovered Patek Philippe quarter.
The auction will also feature a special type five-minute repeating 24-hours in one revolution pocket watch and a Patek Philippe ref 1518 in yellow gold. In total, 603 modern and vintage timepieces will be offered at the auction.
Originally sold to Monsieur E. Hoesch on November 27, 1894 for 3750 Swiss Francs, the Patek Philippe pocket watch is a highly important 18K pink gold, keyless watch with perpetual calendar, chronograph, moon phases and lunar calendar. The original certificate of origin and Patek Philippe sales receipt accompany the timepiece. It is estimated that this watch will fetch between 200,000 to 300,000 Swiss Francs at auction.
The Patek Philippe ref. 1518, 1st Series was made in 1948 and it is an extremely rare 18K yellow gold gentleman’s wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register and tachometer accompanied by the extract from the archives. Presale estimate for this piece is also between 200,000 and 300,000 Swiss Francs.
In addition to the Patek Philippe timepieces, Rolex fans will also get a treat at the auction. The “Oyster Perpetual, COMEX, 660ft=200m, Submariner” was produced in 1972 and formerly belonged to Patrick Raude. It is a water-resistant, center seconds, self-winding, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with first generation helium escape valve. Along with the watch, the buyer will receive a Rolex Geneva service invoice (now void, dated 2005), a photocopy of Mr. Raude’s passport, the original sale invoice from Mr. Raude to the previous owner in 2002 and an original Rolex advertisement from circa 1985. This Rolex is expected to fetch between 50,000 and 70,000 Swiss Francs.
Previewing the pieces will be possible on Thursday, November 10 through Saturday, November 12 between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday, November 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Antiquorum Showroom, 3, rue du Mont-Blanc, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland.
Source: Watch Time