The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
115 Girard Perregaux Limited Edition and Well Preserved, Sea Hawk Flying Tourbillon, Wristwatch in Titanium, With Box and Papers, Reference 99 940
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Sold € 20,800
Model: Sea Hawk II Pro “Challenger of Record” Flying Tourbillon
Case Material: Titanium
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: GP V97
Case N°: N°3/32
Dimensions: 44 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box, Warranty and Booklet
Founded in 1791 and located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Girard-Perregaux is one of the oldest Fine Watchmaking manufacturers still in operation. Its history is dotted with exceptional creations mingling techniques and aesthetics, like the present lot. Initially launched in 2006 as a limited edition of 32 pieces, the “Challenger of Record” was made to commemorate the famed Golden Gate Yacht Club and their participation of the 32nd America’s Cup. The watch has a 44 mm titanium case with unidirectional rotating titanium bezel with a GMT function display. The black/carbon dial with luminous Arabic numerals, baton hour indexes and luminous hour hands are beautiful. Moreover the Sub-dial of small seconds is located at 7 o’clock position but most important is the integration of the flying tourbillon escapement into a diver’s watch with a 3000-meter depth rating. To achieve such a feat, a thick titanium case was implemented to withstand the pressures of the deep sea. Furthermore, two helium gas escape valves have been attached on both sides of the case band. The manual winding caliber with a power reserve approximately for 110 hours performs the following functions: hours, minutes, small seconds and tourbillon, a touch of modern technology and aesthetics.