Antiquorum Selling Sublime Timepieces This Spring
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.