Freitag, 13. November 2015

Phillips Watches: The Hong Kong Watch Auction ONE, my picks

To chose the watches for this upcoming sale at Phillips Watches: The Hong Kong Watch Auction ONE was pretty interesting. Again Phillips managed to compose a very nice catalogue with some great and superb timepieces.

So, I will start with this super nice, early and rare Vacheron & Constantin 4178 stainless steel/rose gold with two tone champagne dial chronographe. The colour combination does look outstanding with the stainless steel case, rose gold lugs pushers and crown and then the nice two tone champagne dial with red gold hands and numerals which is in a unrestored condition. It is not exactly known how many steel and steel/gold pieces were made, but it is stated in the archives 191. Lot N°145. Estimated 30 000$ - 50 000$ USD.

The next timepiece that I picked is a beautiful, early and rare Audemars Piguet wristwatch from 1918 cased in a beautiful tonneau shaped yellow gold case and comes with a matching presentation box. Considering that this watch almost is 100 years old makes it so interesting to me plus the rarity and condition mentioned in the catalogue makes it a perfect timecapsule. Lot N°287. Estimated 25 000$ - 35 000$ USD.
The legendary Patek Philippe 565, one of my favorite timepieces by Patek Philippe. The present example does come in its nice stainless steel case with a beautifully aged dial, confirmed by the extract of archives. The unusual feature on this watch is as well that the last 4 digits of the serial number are engraved between the lugs at 6 o'clock. Lot N°203. Estimated 18 500$ - 32 000$ USD.
The next watch is a legendary example of the Rolex 6239 Cosmograph. This one with a superb black dial and the Solo Rolex writing at 12 o'clock. This example does appear in overall good condition with a nicely aged dial. Lot N°226. Estimated 50 000$ - 75 000$ USD.
I am a absolute fan of the A. Lange & Söhne timepieces. Their design, their movement architecture makes these watches the most beautiful timepieces on the market nowadays. And this Tourbograph pour le mérite is a real grail watch. Only 51 pieces were made of this legendary watch and this example is numbered 23 and comes in very excellent condition. Lot N°338. Estimated 300 000$ - 625 000$ USD.
And now to one of the most talented independent watchmakers, Vianney Halter. I love the creations of Vianney Halter so much and this Antiqua that I picked comes as well in excellent condition. The hand-finish level of the watches made by Vianney Halter is extraordinary and the finissage is superb. A very special way to tell the time and perpetual calendar! Lot N°325. Estimated 30 000$ - 50 000$ USD.
Direct access to the virtual catalogue of Phillips Watches:

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:

Kind regards.
(photos by Phillips Watches)

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  1. Auction results:

    Lot 145 - 83 192$
    Lot 287 - 29 000$
    Lot 203 - 27 410$
    Lot 226 - 96 742$
    Lot 338 - not sold
    Lot 325 - 64 494$


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