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Press Release - November 21, 2014
A. Lange & Söhne Platinum Tourbillon Wristwatch Brings $245,000Nov. 20 Watches & Fine Timepieces Auction realizes $1.6+ million in New York
"The market for fine and rare timepieces is always eager to see rare and extraordinary pieces like this Tourbillon," said Jim Wolf, Director of Watches & Fine Timepieces at Heritage. "I was extremely pleased to see the high sell-through rate, particularly among Rolexes and other fine chronographs."
A Rolex Extremely Rare Ref. 6062 Gold "Star" Dial Automatic Triple Calendar Wristwatch sold for $93,750 to a collector in Belgium. A Patek Philippe Ref. 5140G-001 Very Fine Single Sealed White Gold Perpetual Calendar With Moon Phases Wristwatch closed at $59,375 and a standout Franck Muller Very Rare & Superlative Prototype Gold Minute Repeating Wristwatch With Perpetual Calendar & Moon Phases, circa 1986, sold for $50,000 to a collector in Dubai.
A Patek Philippe Ref. 5135J Yellow Gold Gondolo Calendario Wristwatch in as new condition saw interest from five bidders, who pushed the hammer price to $43,750. A Jaeger LeCoultre Ref. 146.2.34.S Very Fine & Rare Rose Gold One Minute Tourbillon Regulator Wristwatch, featuring 18 karat rose gold also closed at $43,750, and an Extremely Fine & Rare "Tradition" Large Rectangular Diamond & Gold Piaget Wristwatch, circa 1972, accented by four pairs of sapphire markers, sold for $37,500.
Among contemporary designer pieces, a Patek Philippe Ref. 5090J "Sculpture" 18 karat Gold Automatic, crafted for the Russian market circa 2000, saw interest from seven bidders who quickly surpassed its $10,000 estimate to a $27,500 hammer price. A striking Roger Dubuis Very Fine Rose Gold Sympathie Bi-Retrograde Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch closed at $23,750.
Additional highlights include, but are not limited to:
Chopard Haute Joaillerie Classic Diamond & Sapphire Lady's Gold Wristwatch, circa 2014: Realized: $23,750.
Patek Philippe Very Fine Ref. 5296G-001 White Gold Center Seconds Automatic Wristwatch: Realized: $18,750.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5134G White Gold Calatrava Travel Time Wristwatch: Realized: $16,250.
A. Lange & Söhne Ref. 206.025 Very Fine Platinum "1815" Gent's Wristwatch: Realized: $15,000.
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