Dear watch aficionado.
This auction season in November seems to be very interesting for watch collectors over the world. First there was Phillips Watches with the release of their catalogue for their "Geneva auction: Two". Now there is Christie's with the release of their catalogue for the November auction and it looks very interesting. So, herewith I do present you my picks for this sale.
I will start with this superb and rare Vacheron & Constantin 4261 minute repeater cased in pink gold with a superb sector tropical dial. It is known, that only one other 4261 has been made, but with two tone brushed silver dial. So this example, stated in the catalogue as excellent condition, can be considered as a unique piece. Lot N°83. Estimated 110 000€ - 200 000€.
Another super interesting minute repeater (yes I do love minute repeaters) is this superb Audemars Piguet mintue repeater cased in platinum, cushion shape, made in 1928 with 10 lines movement. Lot N°85. Estimated 92 000€ - 180 000€.
A never seen before Patek Philippe 1518 rose gold, for the french market, with the correct calendar indications. The combination of the rose gold case and the provenance from the family of the original owner makes this a super rare and very interesting timepiece. Lot N°161. Estimated 330 000€ - 640 000€.
A very interesting Patek Philippe 530 steel with black dial in excellent condition. The combination of the steel case and black dial makes this a great timepiece. Even that the dial was not born on this watch with arabic numerls, but with baton indexes, the watch is still a good catch and beautiful. Lot N°318. Estimated 37 000€ - 73 000€.
A beautiful, unrestored, and rare Patek Philippe 2508 stainless steel. Only 10 pieces in stainless steel are known today. Lot N°158. Estimated 23 000€ - 41 000€.
A super rare and very intersting Rolex 5512 with square crown guards. It comes in excellent condition with glossy black dial with gilt printing and depth rating in silver. And it does wear the red triangle bezel. Only a handful of these Submariners are known today. Lot N°259. Estimated 65 000€ - 110 000€.
Direct access to the virtual catalgue of Christie's: http://www.christies.com/zmags/?ZmagsPublishID=1a6593ec&SaleTitle=&SaleId=25599&GUID=&JumptoLot=
Some rare and beautiful vintage timepieces up for sale can be seen as well at the vintage corner of my boutique Watch Collector by Christian Bissener: www.watchcollector.lu
(Photos by Christie's)