Antiquorum’s fall auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” to be held on October 19th at The Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, will offer 323 outstanding modern and vintage watches. Leading pieces will definitely be the extraordinary collection of Patek Philippe timepieces and Corum Golden Bridge Napoleon watch. Also, very interesting pieces for collectors will be a Harry Winston “OPUS V” in 18K pink gold and a Louis Vuitton “Tambour Diving II” diver’s wristwatch.
Among enviable collection of Patek Philippe timepieces, the highlight is a Patek Philippe Ref. 5101P 10 Days Tourbillon in platinum, estimated at $170,000-$220,000. Extremely rare, Art Deco style platinum chronometer wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator, tandem mainspring barrels for 10-day power-reserve and a platinum Patek Philippe buckle.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5131G-001 in 18K white gold (sealed), estimated at $97,000-$123,000. This magnificent timepiece with world-time system and exquisite cloisonné enamel dial is known for its horological precision and beauty. It is only produced in a small amount every year due to its high level of complexity and difficulty in the production process.
Patek Philippe Ref. 1146 “Piece Unique – Pendulette Dome – Fêtes des Vendanges” table clock, estimated at $52,000-$77,000. Unique, solar-powered and electro-mechanical brass table clock with exquisite polychrome cloisonné enamel panels depicting scenes celebrating the grape harvest season in a pastoral landscape.
Corum Golden Bridge Napoleon Watch, No.15/50, estimated at $45,000 – $70,000. This stunning watch is number 15 in a limited edition of 50, which was produced to celebrate Corum’s 50th anniversary in 2005. The watch face features a spectacular hand painted dial that takes 36 hours to complete on each piece. The reverse is decorated with a coat of arms, which is visible through its transparent backing. The casing is made from 18k white gold, as is the buckle, with the strap made from leather.
Harry Winston “Opus V”, No. 36/45 in 18K pink gold, estimated at $120,000-$180,000. Created in 2005 by Harry Winston and Felix Baumgartner as a part of Opus V, this watch with cutting-edge contemporary design is the world’s first watch with “Satellite Hour” display by three separate blocks. Each block carries 4 numerals that indicate the hour while spinning around two axes. This one is number 36 in a limited edition of 100 examples, with only 45 examples made in pink gold, features retrograde minutes, 122-hour power reserve, day/night display and a Harry Winston 18K pink gold buckle.
Louis Vuitton “Tambour Diving II” diver’s wristwatch, estimated at $20,000-$34,000. Created for the Only Watch charity auction in 2011, this large 18k black gold diver’s watch boasts a square button chronograph, Louis Vitton rubber and alligator straps.