Christie’s Watches Live Auction: “Important Watches and American Icons”

Christie’s Watches Live Auction: “Important Watches and American Icons” - MondaniWeb

Christie’s Watches Live Auction: “Important Watches and American Icons”

New York

Stati Uniti d'America

Mondani Web is so pleased to present Christie’s Watches Live Auction: “Important Watches and American Icons”, that will take place on December 12th, 2019, at 20 Rockerfeller Center, New York city.

Christie’s highly anticipated end of season Important Watches Auction in New York brings 150 lots, all highly sought-after for their historical notoriety, fresh-to-market condition, and extreme rarity. Collections included are timepieces from important private collections as well as a curation of watches formerly belonging to notable American Icons, including writer Ernest Hemingway and astronaut Wally M. Shirra. Important timepieces are of both vintage and modern collectability and include an impressive array of Patek Philippe wristwatches, including an exceptionally rare reference 3450, retailed by Tiffany & Co., as well as the highly-complicated and exceptional reference 5016P. An array of other highlights includes a sought-after early stainless steel Rolex chronograph wristwatch, reference 3330, and a very attractive and unique skeletonized Breguet desk clock, manufactured at the height of the Art Deco period.

If you would like to see the lots before the auction, these are the viewing dates:

New York, Rockefeller Center

6 Dec, 10am – 6pm

7 Dec, 10am – 6pm

8 Dec, 10am – 6pm

9 Dec, 10am – 6pm

10 Dec, 10am – 5pm

11 Dec, 10am – 5pm


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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Lot 17

Rolex Explorer II, Retailed by Tiffany & Co., Steve McQueen Model, Ref. 1655, Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, stamped 78360 and 580 to the endlinks, overall approximate length 8 inches.


Lot 29

Rolex Chronograph Daytona “Tropical” Subdials, Ref. 6240, silvered, baton numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, three black subsidiary dials, Stainless steel, black bezel, two screw-down buttons in the band, screw back, inside caseback stamped 6240, 37mm diam.


Lot 32

Rolex Cosmograph Ref. 6263 14k Gold Chronograph, Champagne dial baton numerals, luminous hands, three black subsidiary dials, 14k gold, black bezel, screw back, two screw-down buttons in the band, 37mm diam.


Lot 91

Jacob & Co. Astronomia Sky Tourbillon Gravitationnel Trois Axes, No. 1/18, Tourbillon rotating on 3 axes, lacquered hand-engraved titanium globe rotates fully in 24 hours to display day/night, satellite shaped orbital seconds rotates in 60 seconds, celestial dial rotates fully in 1 sidereal year, oval star indicator showing the portion of stars visible from northern hemisphere, month indicator on the sides of celestial dial.

Lot 106

Omega Seamaster 300 Ref. 166024-67 SC, Formerly Belonging to US Army Lieutenant Colonel George Aikman Finter, Black, luminous Arabic and dagger numerals, center seconds, date dial, Stainless steel, screw back, associated nato strap.


Lot 144

Patek Philippe Nautilus, Ref. 3711/1, 18k White Gold Automatic, black, luminous baton numerals, luminous hands, center seconds, date dial, Nautilus-type case of typical form secured by four screws in the band, sapphire crystal display screw back, 42mm diam.


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