Montag, 7. Dezember 2015

Christie's: New York sale December 16, my picks

For their sale on December 16 in New York, Christie's did put another beautiful catalogue together with some very nice watches. Herewith I do present you my favorite timepieces of this sale.

The first watch that I immediately recognized when I first looked at the catalogue was this superb Audemars Piguet 5516 of which only 9 had been made. 3 first series examples with the moon phases at 12 o'clock and 6 second series (like the present) with the moon phases at 6 o'clock. Not only that it is a very rare timepiece, but this example is as well in outstanding condition. Lot N°162. Estimated 150 000$ - 300 000$.

And now one of my favorite, if not my favorite chronographe by Patek Philippe, reference 591. This is a superb example in rose gold, never been offered publicly before, untoched rose gold dial (confirmed by the extract from archives) and a super crisp case. Lot N°187. Estimated 100 000$ - 200 000$.

The present example of the legendary Universal Genève Compax "Panda" is really great. Early series with applied "U" logo and tapered sub register hands in excellent condition and all the accessories that one can dream about, Certificate of guarantee, literature, box, original strap. Lot N°112. Estimated 15 000$ - 25 000$.

Another very nice chronographe by Universal Genève that I like is the Uni-Compax "Big Eye". The present example is in very nice condition, black dial with silver/white registers. There are only about 10 known examples of this "Big Eye", but unfortunately it is mentioned in the condition report that on the caseback there was an engraving that had been removed and in the process, it lost as well the serial and reference numbers. But maybe that could be a good chance to get this beautiful example for a good price. Lot N°111. Estimated 6 000$ - 8 000$.

Another very interesting timepiece is this super rare Breguet Diver watch. With only 3 known to the market today and this one still in very nice condition makes it a trophy for every collector. Lot N°120. Estimated 60 000$ - 80 000$.

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 Christie's)