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
259 Ikepod Limited Edition and Very Attractive, Horizon, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Box and Warranty, Reference HHR40
Estimate: € 4,000 – 8,000
Sold € 4,160
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Rubber
Caliber: 2892 A2
Case N°: 43
Dimensions: 44 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box and Warranty
Co-founded in 1994 by Oliver Ike and Marc Newson, considered one of the most influential designers of his generation, the design-focused IKEPOD independent brand has achieved a cult status over the years with followers appreciating the brand’s avant-garde almost “other worldly” aesthetic. From 1997, with the introduction of the “Hemipode” model, IKEPOD watches have generally been defined by their spaceship case shape, circular with smooth edges and instead of the usual lugs, the strap is inserted into the Pod. The present watch is the brainchild between Marc Newson and Oliver Ike: launched in 2006, the Horizon model was made in a limited edition series of 66 examples each in 18K pink gold, platinum and titanium. Round and organic in its form, the present watch was incredibly futuristic and unusual for the time. Like many of Marc Newson’s creations, the Horizon wristwatch refers to the “event horizon” in astrophysics, the edge of a “black hole” and the moment when gravity becomes infinite, when both time and space disappear. Its reference to the mathematical end of time and space underscores the poetry and fleeting nature of timekeeping itself. The unique dial creates an optical illusion of appearing convex, thereby emphasizing the three-dimensional volume of the case. The present timepiece is presented in excellent and barely worn condition and is complete with all its original accessories such as certificate of origin and presentation box.