A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
22 Chopard Limited Editions, Gran Turismo XL, Automatic Wristwatch in Pink-gold, Reference 16/1264/1, Made for the Mille Miglia Race Car, Full-set
Estimate: € 8,000 – 15,000
Sold € 10,400
Model: Gran Turismo XL
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: 16 1/2
Case N°: 1 251 628, N° 07/10
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box, Papers, Pen, Additional Strap, Cufflinks and Tire Pressure Pump
Created in 1927 by two aristocrats so as to compensate for the loss of the Italian Grand Prix by their hometown of Brescia, the Mille Miglia took the original option of having racing cars compete on roads rather than tracks. In 1988, Chopard took on the twin roles of partner and official timekeeper to the famous Mille Miglia race. These now inseparable ties were born from Karl-Friedrich Scheufele’s own passion for classic cars. The Mille Miglia line comprises the Mille Miglia Classic models picking up the aesthetic codes of the oldest cars having taken part in the race by presenting an annual limited edition to mark the latest edition of the race. The present lot is one of those, a Chopard Mille Miglia 16/1264 fully made in rose gold, a beautiful men’s timepiece that is powered by an automatic movement which is cased in a sapphire case. It has a 45 mm round shape featuring Chronograph functions, GMT Second Time Zone and a power reserve of 46 hours. It is completed with a rubber band that opens and closes with a deployment clasp. A limited edition of 10 pieces this watch comes with all its set, Box, Papers, Pen, Additional Strap, Cufflinks and Tire Pressure Pump.