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Réplique patek philippe nautilus Alain.R.Truong Archives de Tag: Patek Philippe Christmas chimes early for Bonhams with £1.5 million Fine Watch Sale 15 lundi Déc 2014

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Girard-Perregaux, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Ulysse Nardin

Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18ct gold automatic perpetual calendar minute repeating wristwatch with moon phase together with fitted box and original Certificate of Origin. Ref:3974/J, Case No.2865066, Movement No.1906007, Sold 6th October 1989. Sold for £218,500 (€275,709) . Photo: Bonhams.

LONDON .- The December Fine Watch sale at Bonhams flagship Bond Street saleroom proved a great success, with fantastic prices achieved for pieces such as the rare Reference 3974 Patek Philippe (£218,500), and £1.5 million worth of bidding.

Paul Maudsley, Director of the Bonhams Watch Department, said: «  We’re observing the demand for complicated Patek Philippe watches such as chronographs and minute repeaters growing ever stronger, whilst remaining buoyant is the trend for Sports Rolex models and the much loved Rolex Day-Date – something we expect to remain strong well into the auctions in 2015 .

«  At our final Fine Watch sale, Reference 3974, the much coveted Patek Philippe 18ct gold automatic perpetual calendar minute repeating wristwatch circa 1989, became one of the most valuable pieces we’ve sold this year. After some spirited bidding moving far above estimate, a telephone bidder succeeded in taking the piece home to London – just in time for Christmas . »

Further sale highlights include the unusual Ulysse Nardin ‘Trilogy of Time’, sold to a Hong Kong bidder for £72,100. The series comprises the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei (at the time this was reported in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most complex watch ever made), the Planetarium Copernicus, and the Tellurium.

Ulysse Nardin. A set of three platinum trilogy limited edition automatic astronomical wristwatches Comprising: Astrolabium Gallileo Galilei, Tellurium Johannes Kepler and Planetarium Copernicus. All No.17/100.  Sold for £72,100 (€90,977) . Photo: Bonhams.

Bringing a royal flair to the sale, a Rolex made for the Sultanate of Oman, bearing the traditional Khanjar (dagger) emblem. The 18ct white gold automatic calendar wristwatch sold for almost double its original estimate, selling at £32,500.

Rolex. A fine and rare 18ct white gold automatic calendar wristwatch with day and date, made for the Sultanate of Oman and bearing the Khanjar emblem. Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Ref:18079, Serial No. 5288*** Supplied in September 1977. Sold for £32,500 (€41,009).  Photo: Bonhams.

Further sale highlights include a 19th Century Patek Philippe perpetual calendar minute repeating full hunter pocket watch (£42,500), from Girard Perregaux a rare 18ct rose gold automatic tourbillon wristwatch (£26,250), and a single-owner collection of 18 Rolex bracelet watches sold well, with top lot of the selection, lot 148, a ‘Red Submariner’, selling at £9,000.

Patek Philippe. A very fine and very rare late 19th Century perpetual calendar minute repeating full hunter pocket watch with phases of the moon. Case No.48389. Sold for £42,500 (€53,627).  Photo: Bonhams.

Girard Perregaux. A very fine and rare 18ct rose gold automatic tourbillon wristwatch with presentation box and papers. Vintage 45 with 3 Bridges, No.10R, Ref:9989, Dial No.9600CS. Sold for £26,250 (€33,123 . Photo: Bonhams.

Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch with original certificate and punched guarantee ‘Red Submariner’, Ref:1680, Serial No.3065***. Sold for £9,000 (€11,356).  Photo: Bonhams.

Bonhams Fine Watch auction took place December 10th at 101 New Bond Street.

A highly important imperial embroidered silk Thangka achieves US$45 million at Christie’s 27 jeudi Nov 2014

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Highly Important Imperial Embroidered Silk Thangka, Yongle Six-Character. Presentation Mark and of the period (1402–1424) 132 x 84 in. (335.3 x 213.4 cm.) Price Realised: HK$348,440,000 / US$45,157,824 / €36,377,136 / £28,885,676 . Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2014.

HONG KONG .- In an intense bidding competition which lasted 22 minutes (normally a lot takes one minute), the famous 15th century Thangka was sold for a record HK$348,400,000 (US$45million). It was knocked down to Jinqing Cai, President of Christie’s China, who spoke in Mandarin. She was competing with François Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s Asia Pacific, who spoke in English. There were several other bidders on the phone and the packed saleroom several times broke into applause. This is a record for any Chinese works of art sold by an international auction house.

It was later revealed that the buyer of the Thangka is Mr. Liu Yiqian, the well-known Chinese collector who is purchasing it for his recently opened Long Museum in Shanghai. Immediately after the auction, Mr. Liu on the phone said, “ I am proud to bring back to China this significant and historic 15th century Thangka which will be preserved in the Long museum for years to come .”

Drawn by the Senses Total: HK$69,875,000 / US$9,055,800 / €7,294,950 / £5,792,638

Top Lot: Lot 2950 – A Rare Robin’s Egg-Glazed Censer, Yongzheng Impressed Six-Character Seal Mark And Of The Period (1736-1795). Price Realized: HK$7,240,000 / US$938,304 / €755,856 / £600,196 . Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2014.

Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Total: HK$297,723,750 / US$38,584,998 / €31,082,360 / £24,681,299

Top Lot: Lot 3276 – A Magnificent Fine Celadon-Glazed Archaistic Vase, Hu, Qianlong Six-Character Seal Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period (1736-1795). Price Realized: HK$43,800,000 / US$5,676,480 / €4,572,720 / £3,631,020 . Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2014.

Important Watches Total: HK$134,796,875/US$17,469,675/£11,174,661 / €14,072,794

Top Lot: Lot 2522 – Patek Philippe, Ref. 1579. A Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch. Manufactured In 1947. Price Realized: HK$4,720,000 / US$611,712 / £391,288 / €492,768 .

“ Christie’s Important Watches auction generated much attention from enthusiasts from the world over. Patek Philippe and independent watchmakers dominated the top selling lots. An extremely rare 1947 Patek Philippe stainless steel chronograph along with two incredibly lightweight Richard Mille Tonneau-shaped Skeletonised Tourbillon watches attracted considerable interest. Highlighting the art of minature enamelling, a Patek Philippe pocket watch reached double its high estimate. The auction signals that unique and rare horological timepieces, including modern and vintage watches, continue to be desired by discerning collectors ,” said Frederic Watrelot, Vice President of Christie’s Asia and Head of Christie’s Hong Kong Watches Department.

La Supercomplication Henry Graves confirme son statut de Garde-temps le plus cher de l’histoire des enchères 12 mercredi Nov 2014

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Daytona “Paul Newman”, IWC Schaffhausen, Patek Philippe, Rolex, The Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication

The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece made by Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1932 is photographied during a press preview by Sotheby’s auction house on November 5, 2014 in Geneva . AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI.

Genève , – Hier soir, chez Sotheby’s Genève, la Supercomplication Henry Graves a confirmé son statut de garde-temps le plus cher de l’histoire des enchères en atteignant CHF 23,2 millions ($24 millions / €19,3 millions / £15,1 millions), et battant le record de $11 millions qu’elle avait déjà établi en 19991. Cinq enchérisseurs se sont affrontés pendant 15 minutes de suspense. La montre a été acquise par un acheteur anonyme dans la salle. Créée par Patek Philippe en 1933, estimée ce soir à plus de CHF 15 million, la légendaire Supercomplication Henry Graves est la montre la plus complexe au monde, entièrement fabriquée à la main. Avec ce record historique, la vente de Haute Horlogerie de Sotheby’s Genève a totalisé CHF 31.603.375 ($32.618.159 / EUR 26.270.011 / £20.584.475).

S’exprimant à l’issue de la vente, Tim Bourne, Directeur mondial du Département de la Haute Horlogerie de Sotheby’s et Daryn Schnipper, Présidente du Département de Haute Horlogerie de Sotheby’s ont déclaré: « Le prix record atteint ce soir confirme le statut de superstar de la Supercomplication Henry Graves. Bien plus qu’une montre, c’est une icône du XXème siècle, un chef-d’oeuvre qui transcende la discipline de l’horlogerie et s’élève au rang de l’art. La fascination qu’elle a générée au cours des derniers mois, alors que Patek Philippe célèbre son 175ème anniversaire, est un hommage en plus au génie de la prestigieuse manufacture suisse ».

En 1925, l’éminent banquier new-yorkais Henry Graves passa commande à Patek Philippe de la montre au mécanisme le plus complexe au monde. Ce chronographe de poche en or à répétition des minutes avec carillon Westminster nécessitera trois années de recherche et cinq années de fabrication par les plus grands horlogers de la manufacture. Parmi les 24 complications du mécanisme que la montre renferme, citons un calendrier perpétuel, des phases de la lune, un temps sidéral, une réserve de marche et les indications d’heure pour le lever et le coucher du soleil pour la ville de New York. Ces caractéristiques exceptionnelles ont fait de la Supercomplication Henry Graves la montre la plus complexe au monde pendant 56 ans. Seuls les garde-temps fabriqués à l’aide de machines et d’ordinateurs sont parvenus à la supplanter.

Patek Philippe. The Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, No. 198.385, Case No. 416.769, Started In 1925, c ompleted i n 1932 a nd d elivered o n 19th January 1933. Estimation sur demande.  Lot. Vendu 23,237,000 CHF .

A gold, double dialled and double open-faced, minute repeating clockwatch with Westminster chimes, grande and petite sonnerie, split seconds chronograph, registers for 60-minutes and 12-hours, perpetual calendar accurate to the year 2100, moon-phases, equation of time, dual power reserve for striking and going trains, mean and sidereal time, central alarm, indications for times of sunrise/sunset and a celestial chart for the night time sky of New York City at 40 degrees 41.0 minutes North latitude

Accompanied by the original fitted tulipwood box inlaid with ebony and centered by a mother-of-pearl panel engraved with the arms of Henry Graves, Jr. Also accompanied by the Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and an Extract from the Archives of Patek Philippe .

Autres lots phares de la vente d’aujourd’hui :

Un exemple très important de la référence 3974 de Patek Philippe en or jaune, avec calendrier perpetuel, répétition des minutes et phases de la lune, env. 1991 a réalisé CHF 329.000 ($339.564) (lot 344, est. CHF 230.000 – 350.000 / $245.000 – 373.000).

Patek Philippe.  A very rare and important yellow gold automatic perpetual calendar minute repeating wristwatch with moon-phases ref 3974 mvt 1906038 case 2867135 made in 1991.   Estimation  230,000 — 350,000 CHF. Lot. Vendu 329,000 CHF. 

• cal. R27Q automatic nickel lever movement, Gyromax balance, stamped with the seal of Geneva, 39 jewels, 22k gold engraved mini rotor with inscription , two polished steel hammers repeating on two gongs, revolving repetition governor under pierced  Calatrava  cross • silvered dial, applied gold faceted baton numerals, three subsidiary dials for day combined with 24-hour indicator, month with leap year indication and date with aperture for moon phase • 18k yellow gold large circular case with rounded bezel and sapphire crystal display case back, stepped lugs, sunken repetition slide •  case, dial and movement signed, case stamped JPH f or Jean-Pierre Hagmann diameter 36 mm

Rolex était également à l’honneur aujourd’hui . Un rare modèle de Daytona “Paul Newman” en or jaune, env. 1968 a triplé son estimation basse et atteint CHF 245.000 ($252.867) (lot 306, est. CHF 80.000-120.000 / $85.500-128.000).

Rolex . A rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with registers tachometer and bracelet ref 6241 case 1757897 cosmograph Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ circa 1968.  Estimation  80,000 — 120,000 CHF. Lot Vendu 245,000 CHF. 

• cal. 722 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance • bi-colour champagne and black dial, applied square indexes with luminous dots, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, luminous hands • 18k yellow gold brushed and polished  Oyster  case, screw-down crown and back, black bezel calibrated to 200 units •  case, dial and movement signed  • with an 18k yellow gold riveted Oyster bracelet diameter 37 mm bracelet circumference 185 mm

La Montre d’Aviateur Chronographe Edition « The Last Flight » , dédiée par IWC au 70e anniversaire du dernier vol du célèbre écrivain et pilote Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, s’est vendue pour CHF 40,000 ($41,284) (lot 180). L’intégralité des subsides de la vente iront à la Fondation Antoine de Saint Éxupéry pour la Jeunesse. Ils seront reversés à l’Hospital Pequeno Príncipe de Curitiba, le plus grand hôpital pour enfants du Brésil, spécialisé dans les opérations du coeur, les transplantations et les greffes osseuses. Les fonds permettront d’équiper une bibliothèque et des salles de loisirs pour les enfants et adolescents hospitalisés.

IWC Schaffhausen. A rare limited edition ceramic and platinum automatic chronograph wristwatch with date and flyback function no 1/17 ref IW 388005 pilot’s watch « The Last Flight » made in 2014.  Estimation 32,000 — 72,000 CHF. Lot Vendu 40,000 CHF . 

• IWC-manufactured 89361-calibre mechanical movement, automatic winding system with 68-hour power reserve, 38 jewels • bi-colour brown and white dial, rhodium-plated luminous hands and numerals, outer minute and 1/5 seconds divisions, subsidiary dial for 60-minute and 12-hour register at 12, costant seconds combined with aperture for date at 6 • brown silicon nitride ceramic case, platinum case back secured by 5 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an IWC Schaffhausen ceramic buckle diameter 46 mm

Christie’s Geneva Thematic Auction to Celebrate the 175th Anniversary of Patek Philippe 10 lundi Nov 2014

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Patek Philippe, Reference 2499 First Series, William E. Boeing

Geneva – On 9 November, Christie’s Geneva esteemed evening auction, Patek Philippe 175, realised a total of SFr. 19,367,000/$19,731,099, selling 98% by lot and establishing 9 new world auction records, after a 3 hour bidding battle for the majority of the lots. The average price paid for any of the lots tonight reached nearly SFr.200,000.This themed auction of 100 wrist and pocket watches offered only the most important and historic examples to illustrate the breadth of the world’s foremost watchmaker, Patek Philippe, upon their 175th anniversary.

All 125 seats in the sale room were already reserved 48 hours ahead of the auction and over 300 collectors and watch enthusiasts attended the event. The highest total of registrants for any watch sale ever at Christie’s was achieved when 320 clients registered for bidding from across the world. The sale attracted interest from a total of 30 countries.

The top lot of the evening was a pink gold Reference 2499 First Series , which sold for SFr. 2,629,000 / US$2,678,425. Manufactured in 1951, this First Series of the Reference 2499 was one of only four examples in pink gold known to the market.

Patek Philippe. A pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, ref. 2499, manufactured in 1951. Estimate: SFr: 1,600,000-2,600,000. Price Realised: SFr.2,629,000 . Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2499 FIRST SERIES, MOVEMENT NO. 868’249, CASE NO. 665’025, MANUFACTURED IN 1951 Cal. 13 »’130 Q mechanical movement, 23 jewels, silvered dial, applied pink gold Arabic and dot numerals, pink gold feuille hands, railway Arabic five minute divisions combined with fifth of a second divisions, outer tachymetre scale, two windows for day and month, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes register and phases of the moon combined with date, circular case, stepped downturned lugs, snap on back, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed –  36.2 mm. diam.

John Reardon, International Head of Christie’s Watch department, proudly commented: “ This sale has exceeded our expectations in every way. With 69 lots sold above estimate, this sale sets a new benchmark for thematic sales and shows the amazing strength of the Patek Philippe market. On a personal level, I cannot overstate how impressed I am with the Christie’s international team in their commitment to making this sale a success as well as the passion and energy of the watch collecting community in participating in this sale. Collectors swarmed the room in a fury of excitement to earn the right to own one of the 100 watches on offer. Our team was particularly impressed by the performance of the 2499 First series sold for an impressive SFr.2,629,000. Also, the reference 530 manufactured in 1939 realised SFr. 593,000 against a presale estimate of 200,000-400,000 ”.

The Property from an Important American Private Collection

Notes : With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 17 April 1956. Furthermore delivered with a Patek Philippe presentation box.

There are, in the history of watch collecting, some wristwatch models that have risen in the hearts and minds of collectors to the point that they are considered ultimate goals in the field; timepieces that combine in one case all the features that appeal to the watch connoisseur: astounding technical complexity, unparalleled aesthetical appeal and a legendary level of rarity. These are works of industrial art that already are, only a few decades after the beginning of a proper vintage wristwatch market, worldwide recognized as landmark achievements of the field, and undisputed « holy grails » for any collector. Such timepieces are so rare that, even combining all the models from all the brands that can be included into this stellar category, the total number of pieces probably would not exceed a few dozen: truly the stuff of legend. We are talking about watches such as the Patek Philippe steel 1518, the Rolex split-second, or the present lot: the legendary Patek Philippe pink gold 2499 first series.

In order to fully understand the gravity of this wristwatch, it is necessary to examine its role and importance in the history of Patek Philippe.

Reference 2499 is a perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moonphases. This set of complications is the « signature watch » by Patek Philippe. Many other sets of complications have starred in a Patek Philippe model at some point in time, but perpetual chronograph are the only line of watches that not only has always been present in Patek’s catalogue since its first appearance on the market in 1941, but which kept a very recognizable style. In a way, one could say these models are the true custodians of Patek Philippe DNA and identity.

As mentioned, this line of wristwatches saw the light of day in 1941, with the presentation of reference 1518, the first serially produced perpetual chronograph by any brand. Its three subcounters dial is such an achievement of design that it will be kept virtually unchanged through all the different incarnations of the perpetual chrono. The heir to the 1518 is reference 2499, followed by 3970 in 1989. From 2004 to 2010 the torch was passed on to reference 5970, and the youngest heir is 5270, in production today.

All these references, and especially the first two models, 1518 and 2499, are well known for having frustrated countless of Patek Philippe clients because of their limited availability. For example, reference 2499 was in production for 35 years. The total output was, however, a meager 349 pieces, all series and all metals combined. This means less than one watch a month. It is indeed a model reserved for the true Patek Philippe conoisseurs.

Reference 2499 is divided into four different series, with slightly different case and dial details. – The first series, exemplified by the watch offered here, features square pushers and a traditional tachometre dial layout with outer railway fifth of a second divisions. – The second series keeps the same dial layout of the first series, but utilizes round pushers. – The third series has a cleaner dial layout, without tachymetre scale, and round pushers – The fourth series, also known as reference 2499/100, is the same as the third series, but with a glazed display case back. The first series was available until 1960, and it is considered particularly collectible not only for the limited production (a total of less than four dozen) but also because it is the only series of 2499 to feature the very recognizable and attractive square pushers. Intriguingly, this can be considered a transitional series, as the square pushers are typical of reference 1518. Their appeal is so undeniable that recently Patek Philippe reintroduced it in the two latest versions of their perpetual chronos: reference 5970 and 5270.

The first series can be further divided into two groups, according to the kind of case back used: the very first examples (from 1950 and 1951) feature cases made by famed case maker Emile Vichet, with a flat case back. This style was successively abandoned in favor of a round case back. Obviously, flat case backs can be considered more appealing in virtue of their rarity, and the fact that they are the original incarnation of reference 2499, the way it was originally conceived by Patek Philippe’s designers, without adulterations induced by market feedback. The present watch is a wonderful occasion to admire such design in one of its most pristine iterations.

First series 2499 are known in both yellow and pink gold. However, out of the less than 50 watches belonging ^tothis group, only 4 are known in pink gold from the market, and it is an educated guess that the overall production is not much higher than that, thus making the pink 2499 first series one of the scarcest watches in history. The four known watches bear the following movement numbers: 868’248, 868’249 (the present lot), 868’250, 868’338. Consequently, the present watch may be the second pink 2499 ever produced.

Another aspect of this model that fascinates collectors worldwide is its incredible looks. Cased in generous 36 or 37 mm. cases (depending on the case supplier), it is a remarkably large watch for its time. Considered the penchant of modern fashion for large timepieces, this model is one of those exceedingly rare occasions when both modern looks and vintage style manage to cohabitate under in perfect harmony.

The signature feature of reference 2499, however, is its lugs. It is hardly believable that such a small detail can claim the title of masterpiece of sculpture, but it is true nonetheless. There is something exquisitely flamboyant and at the same time strong and masculine, in the lug design. They are massive but they narrow at the end, so instead of feeling encumbering they manage to transmit an impression of solid levity. What is unanimously recognized as a genius intuition is the carved groove to their outer side, which renders them true miniature sculptures and perfectly integrates with the overall case design, which is all a game of contrasting curves, mainly exemplified by the concave bezel turning into the convex band. This case design has been so much appreciated that identical or similar versions are used in other Patek models, such as reference 2497 (see lot 63) and the modern reference 5016.

Unfortunately, there is a downside to mounting such elaborated lugs: they are extremely sensitive to polishing. There are countless examples of 2499s where the lugs are no more than mere shadows of what they used to be with the groove reduced to little more than an impression and the sharp corners rounded ghosts of their former selves. Fortunately, this incredible specimen was obviously properly cared for throughout its life: the case is pristine, the lugs perfectly preserved in all of their glory. Unsurprisingly so as the provenance of this watch is absolutely distinguished: it was last seen at auction in November 2008, in Geneva, offered by an important Italian collector. The current owner preserved it as a cherished treasure all this time, and the condition is as fabulous as it was last time the market had the opportunity to admire this masterpiece.

Last, but not least, a layer of historical interest is imparted to the watch by its British importation hallmarks, which make it possibly the only known pink first series 2499 destined to the British market. As a matter of fact another first series 2499 for the British market is known, but this one is in yellow gold, retailed by Asprey, and was one of the highlights of the fall 2006 sale season, selling for 2.2 million chf.

Other examples of reference 2499 are illustrated and described in Patek Philippe Museum – Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II , pp. 306-307.


Patek Philippe. A gold wristwatch with single button split- seconds chronograph, made especially for William E. Boeing, ref 130, manufactured in 1930. Estimate: SFr.400,000-800,000 – Price Realised: SFr. 485,000 . Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014

13 »’ CCR nickel-finished jewelled lever movement stamped PXP, silvered dial, applied gold Breguet numerals, gold feuille hands, minute hand painted with three red stripes, outer minute track, two subsidiary dials for 30 minutes register and constant seconds, circular case, concave bezel, snap on back, downturned lugs, case signed by maker and hand-stamped with Cartier reference no. 8949, dial signed by maker and retailer, movement signed by maker –  33 mm. diam.


William E. Boeing (1881 – 1956) A wealthy Seattle timber man, William E. Boeing led a life driven by passion. With a great interest for yachting and horse breeding, his outstanding career in aviation influenced the events of World War I, the prohibition era, as well as the Great Depression.

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