Mondani Web is extremely happy to present “Important Antique, Modern & Timepieces” Only Online Auction by Antiquorum on March 3 in Hong Kong at 7 p.m. (Geneva 12 p.m., New York 6 a.m. and Los Angeles 3 a.m.)
In this article, we show you the top lots to give you a preview of some of the best for sale.
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F.P. Journe, “Invenit et Fecit”, chronometer with resonance controlled twin independent movements, two-time zones, power reserve, Platinum, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, chronometer gentleman’s wristwatch, with sapphire-crystal case-back screwed by six screws, winding crown engine-turned with “cordes de Marseille” (knurled) pattern, twin silver colour 18K gold offset dials, each with subsidiary seconds at 6, and two horological complications:
· Twin independent movements (winding and setting by the crown at 12 o’clock)
· 40-hour power-reserve indication (sector at 11 o’clock)
Estimate: EUR 60,000 – 120,000
Jacques Bruguier, Singing-bird box with inlaid decoration; tortoise-shell, gold, mother-of-pearl and enamel. Tortoise-shell, gold, mother-of-pearl and enamel, key-winding, horizontal singing-bird box. Rectangular cabinet made of tortoise-shell panels,with a three-coloured gold and mother-of-pearl decoration inlaid on all sides representing a partially engraved floral motif; oval cover of the bird enamelled with a scene depicting a mountain landscape; on the right side of the cabinet, a pull tab to operate the bird mechanism.
Estimate: EUR 25,000 – 35,000
Omega Speedmaster Professional Ref. ST 145.022, chronograph, minute and hour counters, black dial, calibre 861; “Speedmaster Professional”; Stainless Steel, manual-winding, vertical tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, movement protected inside a soft iron calotte (protective container) against magnetic fields, bezel with black insert, black colour dial with radial luminous indexes.
Estimate: EUR 11,100 – 13,900
Patek Philippe Ref. 2582, large centre-seconds; so-called “Flying Saucer”; 18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, large gentleman’s wristwatch, with centre-seconds. Polished two-piece case, water-resistant with screwed case-back. Silver colour dial with radial applied yellow gold indexes. 27 SC, Glucydur screw-balance and blued steel Breguet hairspring, index-regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, “Poinçon de Genève” (Geneva Quality Hallmark or Geneva seal).
Estimate: EUR 23,100 – 32,400
Patek Philippe, Ref. 2573-2, diamond-set silver dial; so-called “Flat”; Platinum and diamond-set, manual-winding, round-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, silver colour dial with diamond-set indexes and subsidiary seconds at 6.
Estimate: EUR 13,000 – 18,000
Patek Philippe Ref. 3700 / 1, large, self-winding, date, “Sigma” blue dial; “Nautilus” so-called “Jumbo”; Stainless steel, self-winding, vertical cushion-shaped, large gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with case-back screwed by four screws, blue colour dial with horizontal stripes and radial luminescent indexes, and, one horological complication:
· Instantaneous date of the month (aperture at 3 o’clock)
Estimate: EUR 70,000 – 88,000
Robert & Courvoisier Pocket watch with automaton scene; “The Kitchen”; 18K yellow gold and enamel, 18K yellow gold and enamel, double open-face, key-winding, round-shaped, large pocket watch with animated scene triggered upon request (activated by depressing the pendant), with five functions; the scene depicting:
· At the top, on the right, the wheel of a spit is in motion;
· Inside this one, a small mammal hops and trains it;
· In the centre, a chicken, on its spit, turns and grills in front of a fire;
· Behind, at the bottom of the chimney, the flames crackle;
· On the left, sitting on a chair, a woman grinds with her right arm a mixture in a pestle, placed on her thighs, which she holds with her left arm.
Estimate: EUR 27,800 – 37,000
Rolex Ref. 4062, chronograph, minute counter; “Anti-Magnetic”, so-called “coin edge”; 18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, anti-magnetic, gentleman’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, “Champagne” colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two rectangular-shaped push-pieces) with telemetric scale graduated for one kilometre and tachometric scale graduated for 1 000 metres
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock).
Estimate: EUR 18,000 – 24,000