PRESS RELEASE ǀ 13 APRIL 2018 ǀ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RARE WATCHES SALE IN GENEVA, 14 MAY 2018
HONG KONG: 16 – 17 APRIL
TAIPEI: 19 – 20 APRIL
LONDON: 24 – 26 APRIL
BERLIN: 25 – 29 APRIL
Geneva – Christie’s will hold its Rare Watches auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on 14 May 2018. Offering 221 timepieces spanning from 1875 to 2017, the majority consigned by private collectors mainly from Europe, with estimates ranging from CHF2,000 to CHF1,000,000, it is expected to fetch in the region of CHF 15 million.
The sale comprises three important private collections, the first, Rare Patek Philippe Timepieces from an Important Private Collection (lots 93-103), representing the most important single owner collection of modern Patek Philippe timepieces to come up for auction in recent years. The eclectic group of 11 watches comprises some of the firm’s most coveted and hard to find models, notably the “Grand Complication” reference 5208P, the highlight of the section and top lot of the auction.
The Property of an Important Swiss Private Collector, lots 136-182, includes 47 mostly contemporary wristwatches compiled by the Swiss collector over the last decade. The collection consists of a variety of brands and styles, the majority preserved in like new condition and sold with the original certificates, warranties, manual and boxes.
The third collection is from an Important Private Italian Collection, lots 199-208, exclusively Rolex wristwatches including rare models such as a Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6264 with original guarantee, est. CHF150,000-250,000.
An exceptionally fine and important platinum minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar single button chronograph automatic wristwatch with leap year indication, day and night display and moon phases
Ref. 5208P-001, circa 2011