Christie's Important Pocket Watches & Wristwatches New York – April 26, 2007 Christie's sale of Important Pocket Watches & Wristwatches today totaled $6,218,352 - the highest total ever achieved at Christie's New York.
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Important Pocket Watches & Wristwatches New York – April 26, 2007
Christie's sale of Important Pocket Watches & Wristwatches today totaled $6,218,352 - the highest total ever achieved at Christie's New York. The top lot was a rare Patek Philippe 18k gold single-button chronograph wristwatch that realized $432,000. Also of note was a unique “Fishes” bangle bracelet by Patek Philippe which sold for $120,000 - ten times it's pre-sale low estimate.
[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]
Sold: $6,218,352 £3,109,176 €4,572,318 Sale No: 1827
Lots Sold: 349 Lots Offered: 394 Sold by Lot: 89% Sold by $: 93%
$: £2.00 $: €1.36
Lot Price Estimate Buyer
344 $432,000 £216,000 €317,647 $250,000-500,000 European Private
Patek Philippe. An 18k gold single-button chronograph wristwatch
232 $324,000 £162,000 €238,235 $80,000-120,000 European Collector
Audemars Piguet. An 18k gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases, retailed by Tiffany & Co.
171 $288,000 £144,000 €211,765 $200,000-300,000 American Private
Patek Philippe. An 18k gold minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with enamel dial
120 $192,000 £96,000 €141,176 $120,000-180,000 Swiss Collector
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant triple calendar chronograph wristwatch
343 $156,000 £78,000 €144,706 $80,000-120,000 European Private
Patek Philippe. A rare 18k gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases
223 $138,000 £69,000 €101,471 $50,000-70,000 American Collector
Audemars Piguet. A platinum openface minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph
keyless lever pocket watch with moon phases
393 $132,000 £66,000 €97,059 $90,000-120,000 European Private
Patek Philippe. An 18k white gold automatic wristwatch with enamel dial, retailed by Freccero
226 $120,000 £60,000 €97,059 $70,000-100,000 European Trade
Audemars Piguet. An oversized 18k gold skeletonized automatic minute repeating perpetual calendar
chronograph wristwatch with moon phases and 52-week indiction
63 $120,000 £60,000 €97,059 $70,000-100,000 Asian Private
Patek Philippe. A limited edition platinum rectangular wristwatch with 10-day power reserve
62 $120,000 £60,000 €97,059 $12,000-18,000 European Collector
Patek Philippe. A unique 18k gold, platinum, diamond, ruby and sapphire “Fishes” bangle bracelet
“We are thrilled with the results of today’s sale, which at $6.2 million is the highest total ever achieved at Christie’s New York. The sale exhibited strong support from a vast audience of international private collectors. The fevered bidding further confirms the strength of the market and Christie’s place as the leading choice for the discriminating collector and watch enthusiast. One high point of the sale was the unique Patek Philippe “Fishes” bangle which realized $120,000 – ten times its low estimate,” said Adrienne Hines, Head of Watch Sales at Christie’s New York.
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