Collectors Dream Watches Offered in Antiquorum Summer Auction

New York – Antiquorum’s June 18th auction is rapidly approaching and collectors can look forward to bidding on a wide variety of the world’s most sought after watches. There will be over 350 extraordinary timepieces in the Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks sale at Antiquorum’s US headquarters on Madison Avenue in New York City. Prior to the auction, collectors and enthusiasts will have the opportunity to view these remarkable timepieces in Los Angeles and New York.

patek-philippe.jpgThe highlight of the sale is a Patek Philippe Ref. 3450 Roman, Third Series. Made in 1983, sold on June 6, 1984. This is a very fine and rare, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases and Roman numerals for the leap year indication.

Estimate: $ 180,000 – $230,000

Also for the Patek lover, there is the “TV Watch” Ref. 5020. Sold in March 2002. It is a very fine and very rare, tonneau-shaped, astronomic, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, leap year and 24-hour indication and moon phases.

Estimate: $140,000 – $180,000

Yet another exquisite Patek Philippe offered in the sale is the Ref. 3970EP. Sold on Sept. 28, 2004. This incredible timepiece is a water-resistant, platinum wristwatch with diamond-set dial, round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar and moon phases.

Estimate: $ 120,000 – 160,000

We are also auctioning the Ref. 3970 EJ, which was sold on June 20, 1998. It is a water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year indication and 24-hour indication.

Estimate: $80,000 – $ 110,000

For the Breguet aficionado, Antiquorum will offer the Breguet, “Souscription No. 34/300”. Sold on Dec. 24, 1992. Made in a limited edition of 300 sets in the early 1990s. It is an extremely fine, rare and important set of two Souscription watches: an 18K yellow gold minute-repeating wristwatch with perpetual calendar, phases and age of the moon, leap year indication and an 18K yellow gold, self-winding “perpetuelle” pocket watch with power reserve, instantaneous calendar, phases and age of the moon.

Estimate: $ 80,000 – $120,000

In addition, collectors will also want to bid on the Breguet “Tourbillon Squelette Perpetuel”. Made in 2000. It is a very fine and rare, large, skeletonized, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and perpetual calendar with retrograde date.

Estimate: $80,000 – $ 100,000

Furthermore, we will be offering an Audemars Piguet “Edward Piguet – Tourbillon”, sold in August 1999. This outstanding timepiece is a very fine and rare, rectangular, skeletonized, platinum wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator.

Estimate: $70,000 – $ 110,000

Also in the sale is the Lange & Söhne “Langematik Perpetual”. Made in 2006. Production of this reference started in 2001. It is a very fine and rare, self-winding, water-resistant, platinum wristwatch with perpetual calendar, over-sized date and moon phases.

Estimate: $ 30,000 – 40,000

Moreover, we have a Piaget, “Altiplano Mécanique”. Made circa 2005. It is a very fine, rare and elegant, extra-thin, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with a unique strap signed by Robert Redford. This watch has been donated by Piaget to the USO. All proceeds from the sale of this watch will benefit the USO.

USO – For over 67 years, the USO (United Service Organizations) has served as the primary bridge between the American people and America’s Armed Forces, delivering a unique combination of morale building, counseling, and recreational services to our troops and their families all over the world. It is a private, non-profit organization chartered by U.S. Congress and organized under the laws of the District of Columbia.

Estimate: $ 4,000 – $ 6,000

Online catalogue – The catalogue for this auction will be posted online at two weeks prior to the sale. New and returning clients may register for online bidding at that time. After receiving a paddle and a pin number, clients have the option of placing absentee bids directly on the site, or bidding interactively on auction day. For those collectors, who are simply interested in following the auction as it progresses, a live internet broadcast will take place on the same site, for which no registration is required. Sale results for the traditional auction will be posted online after the sale.

Preview schedule:

Beverly Hills
June 09: 11 am -6pm
June 10: 10 am -6pm
Hours Minutes Seconds
The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California
Tel: +1 310 274 4710

New York:
June 15: 2 pm 7pm
June 16: 10 am -7pm
June 17: 10 am- 7pm
June 18: from 9am

Wednesday, June 18
New York
First Session begins at 11am
Second Session begins at 2pm
The New York TimeZone,
595 Madison Avenue (at 57th Street)

Next Antiquorum Auction – September 20 & 21, Geneva