Antiquorum is pleased to announce that its ‘Famous and Contemporary Timepieces’ collection will be held on November 19th (Sunday) at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva. There will be 613 outstanding modern and antique clocks that collectors look forward to public auction.
The highlights of this autumn auction are the most unique and most collectible focus is an extremely rare Rolex Ref. 1665 Sea-Dweller Submariner single red letter prototype watch and a series of Patek Philippe Patek Philippe watches, including Patek Philippe. 24.99 million calendar chronograph. Previews will be held in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Geneva.
A highlight of the lot is a Magnificent Royal Presentation Musical Fan with a watch, a gift from the Prince Ferdinand of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha to the Vicomte de Morais. It was produced by Piguet & Capt in Geneva around 1810.
Lot 189 by Piguet & Capt
This is an extremely rare and gorgeous gold enamel polychrome painting with pearl music fan clock, hidden watch and visible rose and diamond balance, the fan face is painted in watercolor and gold. This precious gold enamel music fan clock is the only three known fan clocks with watches and music. The fan clock is extremely gorgeous and exquisite. Like other quirky and exotic valuables made in Geneva in the early 19th century, this fan clock has always been exclusive to the royal family and the most elite.
Lot 189 / Estimate: 300,000-500,000 Swiss francs
‘We have collected some very rare and special lots, such as the Rolex Ref. 1665 Sea-Dweller Submariner prototype watch and the Royal Presentation Fan fan clock. This is really exciting, and we are proud to present it in Antiquorum At the auction, ”said Evan Zimmermann, President and CEO of Antiquorum.“ Such historically important items and a series of Patek Philippe watches and other high-end watches are no doubt that this auction is real It is a rare opportunity not to be missed. ‘
Lot 126-made by Rolex
Antiquorum is also proud to present the Single Red Patent Pending Rolex Ref.1665 500m / 1650ft. The 500m / 1650ft diving watch under the Rolex Single Scarlet Patent Examination – only one of six is known. Manufactured in 1967, it has never appeared before in auctions. Only six ‘single scarlet’ watches remain, including this particular lot. According to research, this may be one of only two samples with a safety valve. These watches are prototypes for the subsequent mass production of Sea-Dweller models. Their history blends life and made a huge contribution to important divers in 1960, making them the most historic watches of Rolex history. One of the most important Rolex diving watches has ever been auctioned off. It was bought by the current client in the late 1980s and has been locked in the safe and never worn after the purchase, so it has maintained a good initial state.
Lot 126 / Estimate: 80,000-120,000 Swiss francs
Auction Information: Modern & Antique Timepieces Auction
Friday, November 11, 2012
Game 1: Lots 1 – 189, starting at 10 am
Game 2: Lots 190-613, starting at 2 pm
Salon Saint-Gervais, Quai Turrettini 1, right bank of the Rhone
Mandarin Oriental Geneva
Phone: 022 909 00 00
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