NOVEMBER 4th & 5th, 2023
Geneva Auction totaling over CHF 9 million incl. buyer’s premium
Hotel Beau Rivage, Geneva
GENEVA (November 5th, 2023) – Antiquorum proudly wraps up its two-day Geneva auction, showcasing an impressive 588 lots, with an outstanding 86 % of lot sold that collectively
fetched a substantial over CHF 9 million, inclusive of the buyer’s premium.
It is in the elegant and sophisticated Impératrice room of The Beau Rivage hotel Geneva that Romain Réa Antiquorum’s CEO and Julien Schearer Antiquorum’s Geneva Managing Director
exchanged the auctioneer’s hammer for a remarkable auction and 3 world records.
They are thrilled to present to you some of the most noteworthy highlights from the sale below:
LOT 365 PATEK PHILIPPE, SWITZERLAND, REF. 865/95, “ROMANSHORN”,
ENAMEL BY SUZANNE ROHR, YELLOW GOLD
An extremely fine, unique and rare, 18k yellow gold, manual wind pocket
watch with enamel scene by Suzanne Rohr inspired by the painting from J.J.
Year: 1988, sold in June 1991
Estimation CHF 500,000 – CHF 800,000.
Sold: CHF 685,000. – incl. buyer’s premium
LOT 581 PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 3448, FRESH TO THE MARKET, WHITE GOLD
A very fine, extremely rare, self-winding, 18k white gold perpetual calendar
Year: 1976, sold in February 1977
Estimation CHF 350,000 – CHF 550,000.
Sold: CHF 525,000. – incl. buyer’s premium
LOT 588 ROLEX, SWITZERLAND, REF. 6241, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA,
CHAMPAGNE DIAL, WHITE GRAPHICS, YELLOW GOLD
A very fine and extremely rare, 14k yellow gold, manual wind chronograph
wristwatch with white graphics.
Estimation CHF 80,000 – CHF 140,000.
Sold: CHF 350,000. – incl. buyer’s premium
LOT 239 ROLEX, REF. 18239, DAY-DATE, ROLEX, AVENTURINE DIAL, GIFTED BY
ROLEX TO DOMINIQUE APPIA, WHITE GOLD
Gifted by Rolex to Dominique Appia for his work at Rolex Geneva including 3
granit fountains, mosaic pool, 5 wall decorations (Phases de la Lune”,
“Pendule de Foucault”, l'”Ecliptique”, “Plaisirs de la table”, et l'”Avenir de la
tradition” and a granit floor labyrinth.
Estimation CHF 60,000 – CHF 100,000.
Sold: CHF 262,500. – incl. buyer’s premium
LOT 395 CARTIER, SWITZERLAND, BAMBOO “JUMBO”, YELLOW GOLD
A very fine and rare, large, 18k yellow gold, manual wind wristwatch.
Estimation CHF 6,000 – CHF 10,000.
Sold: CHF 50,000. – incl. buyer’s premium
LOT 334 F. A. ROBERT CHARRUE, SWITZERLAND, PELLATON-TYPE
CARRIAGE WITH SPRING DETENT ESCAPEMENT, YELLOW GOLD
An exceptionally fine and rare, 18k gold, manual wind open face keyless
pocket chronometer, glazed back, band with chased laurel-leaf
decoration, polished bezels. One-minute tourbillon chronometer,
Pellaton-type carriage with spring detent escapement. White enamel,
Arabic numerals, outer minute ring, subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued
steel, “Breguet” hands..
Year: completed in 1936
Estimation CHF 40,000 – CHF 60,000.
Sold: CHF 137,500. – incl. buyer’s premium
LOT 360 MARK GUIDON GIDE & BLONDEL FILS, SWITZERLAND, ”THE
TAVERN COURTYARD”, MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT VARICOLOR GOLD AND ENAMEL AUTOMATON SNUFF BOX WITH ELEVEN
MOTION, YELLOW GOLD
An extremely fine and rare 18k gold and enamel snuff-box, manual
wind with automaton scene.
Estimation CHF 100,000 – CHF 200,000.
Sold: CHF 200,000. – incl. buyer’s premium
Antiquorum’s experts are driven by a steadfast commitment to curate exceptional timepieces, along with sought-after parts and accessories that avid collectors actively seek.
This year, un uncommon occurrence surfaced in the accessories category, yielding some truly astonishing results.
LOT 188 ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPHE ANTIMAGNETIQUE, SALMON DIAL,
PROBABLY FOR REFERENCE 3525, RETAILED BY BEYER
A very fine, prototype, self-winding, aluminium and platinum wristwatch with
Estimation CHF 1,000 – CHF 2,000.
Sold: CHF 35,000. – incl. buyer’s premium
LOT 200 ROLEX, SWITZERLAND, LIGHTER AND FOLDING
KNIFE, BRASS AND STEEL
An extremely rare, interesting, brass and stainless steel
set of a crown-operated lighter and a folding knife both
numbered 07/30 and 5/50.
Estimation CHF 1,500 – CHF 2,500.
Sold: CHF 11,875. – incl. buyer’s premium
To conclude, it is important to underline LOT 502 sold to benefit the Global Survivors Fund founded by Dr Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad. Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 for their individual efforts to end sexual violence as a weapon of war.
LOT 502 ZENITH, SWITZERLAND, REF. 03.3204.3600/69.C911,
CHRONOMASTER EL PRIMERO, PIECE UNIQUE
A very fine, unique, sealed, stainless steel, self-winding chronograph
wristwatch with unique dial and date.
Estimation CHF 10,000 – CHF 20,000.
Sold: CHF 12,500. – FOR CHARITY
Antiquorum Geneva Auction – Highlights images:
TOP 10 LOTS – in value
LINK: link available in the coming hours on antiquorum.swiss website
Antiquorum, The World’s Premier Auctioneers of Modern and Vintage Timepieces, established in Geneva in 1974, has carved its own unparalleled niche in the auction world by
cultivating a thriving collector’s market for timepieces worldwide and consistently obtains the highest prices for timepieces, auctions timepieces with exceptional provenance and rarity and
has set many world records. Resolutely avant-garde, Antiquorum was the first auction house to offer full online service with the possibility to place absentee bids or register to bid in real time during the auction. Antiquorum holds auctions in Geneva, Hong Kong and Monaco with previews held in major cities worldwide. With its internationally recognized staff of watch experts providing unsurpassed expertise and services and its dedicated pursuit of innovative auction methods, Antiquorum continues, more than ever before, to make history in time.
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