NYC Sotheby’s Important Watches preview

We are thrilled to preview the timepieces of the upcoming Sotheby’s Important Watches sale which will take place on 10 December in our beloved New York City. The atmosphere is truly sparkling and we expect to see great results ! Ranging from stunning examples of antique automata to modern grand complications. The top lot is a breathtaking 18k yellow gold perpetual calendar with moon phases and register. This rare piece represent the height of Patek Philippe’s technical precision. An incredibly fine example of triple complication, the reference 767/3 bridges the gap between a traditional  mid-20th century pocket watch and complicated wristwatches of the period. Last June Sotheby’s auction in New York garnered a truly remarkable sale of Important Watches, achieving $12.5 million (the sale estimate was $6.5 to $10 million). Will we see a breaking record auction next Thursday ? We can’t wait to discover it ! For now, enjoy a selection of truly special watches we had the pleasure to preview today.


Patek Philippe REF 767/3  made in 1904. Estimate: $ 250,000 — 350,000


Patek Philippe padellone 3448. Estimate: $ 300,000 — 500,000

Accompanied by a Certificate of Origin for the white gold Ref. 3448 dated January 7th, 1967, and an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the aforementioned watch in 1966 and its sale on January 7th, 1967. The Extract notes in the remarks field that “Additional case and dial were provided in 1986 in our workshops for this timepiece. The second case bears the number 2.788.620 (reference 3450 in yellow gold)” . The mere existence of such an offering is unheard-of. It represents the impossible dream of a new-old stock complicated -and, somewhat mind-bogglingly, convertible- vintage Patek Philippe ne plus ultra.


Patek Philippe 1518. Estimate: $ 250,000 — 350,000


Patek Philippe Ore del mondo. Estimate: $ 70,000 — 90,000


Rolex Paul Newman gold 6241. Estimate: £ 80,000 — 120,000


Patek Philippe Platinum 5020. Estimate: $ 120,000 — 180,000


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