The collection of 269 exceptional timepieces will be offered on Tuesday, June 12th at Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York City. Among them surely stand some remarkable examples such as rare Omega timepiece owned and worn by the King of Rock’n’Roll himself – Elvis Presley. The black-dialled steel and rose gold Omega Constellation is estimated between $10,000 and $20,000.
Elvis’ Omega Black Dial Constellation Calendar, produced circa 1960, is a self-winding, center-seconds, water-resistant, stainless steel and pink gold-capped chronometer wristwatch with black dial. It has a special letter of verification from one of Presley’s long-term friends Charlie Hodge.
Although this rare wristwatch is sure to attract attention, especially fans of the Rock’n’Roll legend, the highlight of the upcoming auction is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5016 from 2010, which is estimated between $450,000 and $650,000. This extremely rare 18K yellow gold wristwatch sports a one-minute tourbillon regulator, retrograde perpetual calendar, moon phases and a unique custom-made grey dial never before seen on a Ref. 5016.
Other notable pieces are: Patek Phillipe Ref. 3974 in yellow gold ($250,000-$400,000); Patek Philippe Ref. 5004 in platinum ($200,000-$300,000); Ref. 149.6.07.S Gyrotourbillon 1, made in a limited edition of 75 pieces in platinum with visible Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 177 ($250,000-$350,000); Patek Philippe Ref 5102 “The Celestial” from 2003 ($180,000-$220,000) and a Piaget Ref. 4154 Galaxy in white gold and diamonds ($120,000-$180,000).
Antiquorum experts will preview the collection in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore ahead of the US sale. [Antiquorum]