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
161 Patek Philippe Outstanding and Extremely Important, Celestial, Sky Chart, Phases, Orbit of the Moon, Time of Meridian, Passage of Sirius, Astronomical, Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, With Warranty and Booklet, Reference 5102G
Estimate: € 180,000 – 360,000
Sold € 214,500
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: 240 LU CL
Case N°: 4 259 720
Movement N°: 3 328 177
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Book Warranty
The extraordinary example here offered is a remarkable specimen of the reference 5102 which debuted in 2002, first in white gold only, to be later replaced with yellow gold and finally with pink gold and platinum combination. It represents a ground-breaking complication: this astronomical timepiece, thanks to its very unique dial configuration shows a Celestial canopy, representing of the Northern skies on the wrist. The elliptical window highlights that portion of the sky currently visible as the stars and moon travel around the dial in a dance of carefully calibrated rotations. It accurately displays the Milky Way with three layers of sapphire discs, working in conjunction with the caliber 240 to simulate the motion of the moon and the stars. Hours and minutes are displayed by two pierced white hands. A delicate elliptical contour on the inside of the glass frames the portion of the sky that can be seen from all cities that share the latitude of Geneva. Using a highly sophisticated automatic calibre 240 LU CL, the movement has 301 individual parts that are meticulously hand finished in the workshops of Patek Philippe. The 43 mm case is completely embellished on the band with a portion of the Patek Philippe logo making it incredibly satisfying and gorgeous. Borrowing the principle of the celestial canopy from the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe—reference 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon, the lot here offered, is preserved in great conditions and is further sold with the original book warranty confirming the sale of the present specimen on the 28th of December 2004, definitely a great postponed Christmas present.