Christie's The Important Watches Sale in Geneva realises US$26,508,102
The top lot of the sale was a Patek Philippe in platinum, sold for US$1,340,804/€974,725.
The Important watches including Property from an Important European Collection sale occurring on 12 May 2014 achieved a total result of SFr.23,823,225 / US$26,508,102 / €19,270,606, selling 91% by lot and 95% by value.
The top lot of the sale was a Patek Philippe in platinum with Breguet numerals made for Henry Graves Jr. and manufactured by Patek Philippe in 1927, which sold for a new world auction record for this unique Patek Philippe wristwatch at SFr.1,205,000/US$1,340,804/€974,725.
Throughout the 8 hours sale, further record prices were also established for multiple references and models across different categories. Moreover, the two private collections realized strong results. The Important European collection achieved SFr.3,321,375 / US$3,695,693 / €2,686,660 and the Khanjar collection totaled SFr.3,846,000 / US$4,279,444 / €3,111,029.
TOP 3 LOTS
Patek Philippe. A rare platinium cushion-shaped minute repeating wristwatch with Breguet numerals made for Henry Graves Jr. Signed Patek, Philippe & Co.,
Movement No. 198’095,
Case No. 606’433, manufactured in 1927
Estimate: SFr.1,200,000 – 1,800,000
Price realised: SFr.1,205,000
Rolex. An 18K gold automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, star numerals and cloisonné enamel dial. Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual model, Movement No.
G94451, Case No. 654’202, Ref. 5029/5028,
manufactured in 1949.
Price Realised: SFr.1,097,000
Patek Philippe. An 18K gold double-dial wristwatch with twelve complications including minute repeating, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, retrograde date, moon age, sidereal time, sky chart and moon orbit display.
Signed Patek Philippe, Sky moon tourbillon, Ref. 5002,
Movement No. 1’909’005, Case No. 4’188’299,
manufactured in 2001
Price Realised: SFr.917,000