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Iconeek Iconeek Summer Auction

The Geneva-based auction house is back with its third and largest sale to date and there is something for everyone

It only seems like yesterday that we were reporting on Iconeek’s second sale, and yet this small maison of vintage and pre-loved watches is back with even more horological delights – 169 lots to be precise – that will go on sale on Sunday 12th June. 

Something for Everyone

Mostly sourced locally from Geneva collectors, this third sale has something for everyone – from the most sought-after timepieces from Rolex, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet to modern-day limited editions that are making their first return to the market, along with some rather rare clocks. 

Prices start at just a couple of hundred francs and go up into the six-figure zone, making this an auction for everyone, wherever they are on the watch collecting spectrum.  

How do they do it?

Sourcing is always one of the most difficult parts of putting together an auction. Finding collectors with a) interesting pieces, and b) interesting pieces that they are willing to part with is an art in itself. Iconeek’s owners, Fabien and Vanessa Chicha, have over 25 years of experience in the field and have built a trusted network of watch lovers who know they will get the best service, attention, and care. It is also interesting to note that Iconeek is the only watch auction house in Geneva that doesn’t charge a seller’s commission, whatever the price of the timepiece. 

169 Lots

After six months of hard work, this husband-and-wife duo, plus their small team of experts, have put together a spectacular collection of 169 timekeepers that can be accessed in their online catalogue that includes all the details. 

Where to Bid

The online live auction will be streamed on two platforms, Drouot and Invaluable, where you can bid live. If you would like to organize a telephone bidding or drop an absentee bid, you can join directly Iconeek via their website or by telephone. For those in Geneva, there is also a physical preview until Friday 10th, Wednesday from 10am to 6pm and Thursday and Friday from 10am to 7pm. 

Seven of the Top Highlights

If you aren’t already excited about this sale, take a look at seven of the top lots to get you in the mood for summer auction season. 

Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3800/1A

A very fine and highly attractive, automatic, mid-size stainless steel wristwatch from 1990 with a petrol blue dial, sweep center second, date, and stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp. 

LOT 80 – Est. CHF 35’000 - 55’000

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Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3800/1A © Iconeek

Omega Speedmaster Ref. CK2998-3

A superb, rare and highly attractive, manual winding, tonneau-shaped, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch from 1961 with stepped matte black dial, lollipop chronograph hand, round chronograph pushers, black tachymeter bezel, and stainless steel bracelet. 

LOT 86 – Est. CHF 30’000 - 60’000

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Omega Speedmaster Ref. CK2998-3 © Iconeek

Rolex “Gilt Tropical Underline” Explorer, Ref. 1016

An extremely rare and extremely fine, early, important, tonneau-shaped, automatic stainless steel chronometer’s wristwatch from 1963 with gilt tropical underline dial, luminous numerals, sweep center second, riveted stainless steel oyster bracelet. 

LOT 119 – Est. CHF 32’000 - 42’000

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Rolex “Gilt Tropical Underline” Explorer, Ref. 1016 © Iconeek

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Platinum

Limited Edition 20 pieces, circa 2019, made for the Japanese retailer Yoshida. This fine and extremely rare, mint and full-set, limited edition, large and heavy, water-resistant, automatic, platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch comes with a two-tone, grey grande tapisserie dial with guilloché black registers dial, aventurine moon phases, leap year, and weeks indications, platinum bracelet with double folding clasp.

LOT 163 – Est. CHF 220’000 - 320’000

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Platinum © Iconeek

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm

Limited edition to 50 pieces, first launched in 2017.

This very fine and rare, heavy, water-resistant, limited edition, platinum chronograph wristwatch comes with a smoked slate dial, white gold hands, date, tachymeter scale, and platinum bracelet with concealed deployant clasp.

LOT 165 – Est. CHF 110’000 - 210’000

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm © Iconeek

Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black with its NFT.

This limited-edition mint and unusual, full-set, limited edition 040/200, automatic, comes in a water-resistant "All black" titanium and ceramic case with a black diamond-set dial with flower and petals set with black diamonds. It is fitted with a black rubber strap with Hublot’s secure deployant clasp.

LOT 166 – Est. CHF 55’000 - 75’000

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Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black with its NFT © Iconeek

Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, Ref. 5146/1G-001

A very fine, water-resistant, automatic, 18K white gold annual calendar wristwatch from 2008 with a cream color dial, power reserve indication, sweep center second, leather strap, and an 18K white gold PP deployant clasp.

LOT 169 – Est. CHF 40’000 - 60’000

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Patek Philippe Annual Calendar, Ref. 5146/1G-001 © Iconeek

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