Antiquorum Selling Sublime Timepieces This Spring

Posted 2010-02-19 in Watches

Antiquorum will sell a variety of extremely rare and beautiful watches during their upcoming auction of "Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks.” Their spring sale will be held from March 10-11 and will see over 400 timepieces go under the hammer.

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One of the highlights will be a Greubel Forsey “Double Tourbillon” (below). Produced in 2006, it is an extremely rare white gold wristwatch with a visible 30° inclined inner one-minute tourbillon regulator and a visible outer four-minute tourbillon regulator. It is expected to fetch anything between $200,000-$300,000.

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Another jewel vying for attention will be an Audemars Piguet "Jules Audemars - Tourbillon Répétition Minutes Quantième Perpetuel" (below). Made in a limited edition of only 20 pieces circa 2000 (and the second watch in the “Tradition of Excellence” cabinet series) it is a large, minute-repeating, platinum wristwatch with a visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and perpetual calendar. It is estimated to go for $300,000-$350,000.

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Also catching the eye will be a 2006 Breguet Ref 5447 (below) - an extremely fine astronomic, minute repeating, platinum wristwatch with perpetual calendar, retrograde months and phases of the moon.

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Various other watches of note include a "Double Split Flyback" produced by A. Lange & Söhne (below), two Rolex Paul Newman Daytona’s, and a fine, astronomic, 18K yellow gold wristwatch Patek Philippe Ref. 3971 that was made in 1989 with round button chronograph, perpetual calendar and moon phases.

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The valuation day and first preview will take place in Tokyo on February 24 - 25, before moving to Shanghai on February 27, and then finishing it's Asian tour in Hong Kong on March 1. Previews will then follow in several locations across the United States.

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