Sotheby’s Hong Kong 2013 Prestigious Watch Spring Auction will be held on April 7th at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. At that time, it will present more than 400 lots, including Patek Philippe Minute Repeaters, and a number of complex Tourbillon watches and more.
The 2013 Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction in addition to the precious contemporary clocks of ‘Brilliant Timepieces-Important Private Timepiece Collection’, also includes a series of rare timepieces that are rare in the market, including collectors Patek Philippe minute repeater watch, and multiple complex tourbillon watches.
Charles Tearle, head of Sotheby’s Asia’s watch department, said: ‘According to the 2012 autumn auction, the highest total turnover ever achieved in the permanent auction of Sotheby’s global precious watches, we will continue this season and present a collection for collectors. A wide range of rare timepieces of extraordinary quality. Choose one of them and get a good valuation. It covers the halls of Patek Philippe, Lange and Jaeger-LeCoultre, as well as many treasures that have never been seen in the auction market. The ‘Empressive Streamer-Important Private Timepiece Collection’ evening auction unit will surely attract collectors from all over the world to participate in the auction. ‘
Auction Highlights-Patek Philippe Minute Repeater
Patek Philippe 5074J model gold self-winding three minute perpetual calendar watch with cathedral bells, moon phase profit and loss and leap year display, year 2002 (estimate: HK $ 2.6 million to HK $ 3.3 million / US $ 330,000 to US $ 420,000) This Patek Philippe model 5074J Complicated mechanical watches are made of gold, which is different from the selection of solid precious metal cases, which were produced in limited quantities in 2001 and 2006. The large case with a diameter of 42 mm is full of sense of the times, which is different from the traditional design of the brand to carry complex movements in a compact case, making the cathedral spring even louder in the large space of the case.
Patek Philippe 3974G white gold self-winding three minute perpetual calendar watch with moon phase profit and loss and leap year display, year about 1992 (estimate: HK $ 2 million to 3 million Hong Kong dollars / 260,000 to 380,000 US dollars) Patek Philippe celebrated the 150th anniversary of the brand in 1989 And the 3974 watch specially launched is one of the most important watches of the brand so far. Equipped with a 22K gold oscillating weight automatic winding device, with the minute repeater, perpetual calendar function and 24-hour display, it was the most complicated watch design of the year. This watch was released by the first-hand buyer for the first time in the auction, with certificates and original accessories. It is the second platinum model that has only appeared on the auction market.
Patek Philippe 5104P model platinum and pink gold self-winding semi-perforated three-question perpetual calendar watch with flyback date, moon phase profit and loss and leap year display, year 2011 (estimate: HK $ 4 million to HK $ 5 million / US $ 510,000 to US $ 640,000) This The 5104 model is Patek Philippe’s first sophisticated watch with a hollowed-out dial design, highlighting its extraordinary beauty. The sapphire crystal replaces the traditional dial, revealing a hand-crafted movement. The extraordinary design of the fusion of two precious metals, platinum and pink gold, together with the right case ratio, makes this 5104P wristwatch one of the brand’s most powerful and repeatable minute repeater timepieces.
Other important complications
Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘REVERSO GRANDE COMPLICATION À TRIPTYQUE’ extremely rare ultra-complex platinum reversible large dial tourbillon synchronized perpetual calendar manual winding watch with reversing date, time equation, zodiac calendar, astrological chart, stellar time, sunrise / Sunset time, leap year, power reserve and day / night display, limited edition of 3 Hong Kong stores special edition, year 2012 (estimate: HK $ 2.2 million to 3.2 million / US $ 280,000 to 410,000)
In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the ‘Reverso’ collection, Jaeger-LeCoultre launched its first super-complex three-sided flip watch in 2006. This platinum model created by a team of designers, engineers, and watchmakers for six years shows 18 functions on a three-sided dial; a movement set with 79 gems is built with 642 components and equipped with two Clockwork drum with 48-hour power reserve. This model of the auction is one of three watches specially made in Hong Kong and equipped with a black dial, which is the first time the treasures of the auction market have been released.
Patek Philippe 5971 / 11P platinum sapphire perpetual calendar chronograph watch with moon phase profit and loss and leap year display, limited production of 5 pieces, year 2010 (estimate: HK $ 2.5 million to 2.8 million / US $ 320,000 to 360,000) Model 5971 with Nouvelle The Lemania workshop is a movement specially made for Patek Philippe. It is equipped with the most beautiful column wheel chronograph device. It is a jewellery watch that attracts people. The watch made its debut at the 2010 Basel International Watch Fair. The 5971 / 11P sapphire watch was a commemorative model of the same model before it was discontinued. This time it was also the first spot for the 5971 / 11P sapphire model.
Lange’s ‘RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON POUR LE MÉRITE’ is a very unique specialty store special edition honey gold tourbillon watch with patented stop-seconds device and honey gold carved rotating dial, number 08/15, year 2012 (estimate: 1.3 million to 1.8 million) ($ 170,000 to $ 230,000)) The fourth-generation ‘Pour Le Mérite’ tourbillon watch, launched in December 2010, features the Sesame Chain Perpetual Motion System, which has been awarded by the German government and is famous for its Lange patented honey. Gold-cast case. This hand-crafted watch with the name ‘Handerkskuns’, the honey gold eccentric dial is decorated with traditional ‘tremblage’ high-level hand-engraving, creating a delicate three-dimensional granular texture. This special edition is limited to only 15 pieces and is on sale in special stores in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Dresden. It is very precious and is the first to appear in the auction market.