Yesterday’s Antiquorum Antigoron’s year-end auction in New York totaled $ 3.5 million, and carefully prepared modern and antique watch collections attracted 357 online bidders and on-site Bidders, phone bidders, and commissioned bidders.
Enthusiastic international bidders come from countries and regions such as Japan, the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, Russia, Switzerland and the United States.
‘We are very happy to discover and auction some of the world’s most unusual timepieces in 2011. In the coming year, we look forward to continuing our success and providing our customers with the best lots on the market. Therefore, we are eagerly looking forward to Our first auction of the new year will be held in Hong Kong on February 26, when a PatekPhilippe ref. 5131 enamel dial world time watch and a very rare Patek Philippe ref. 3939 rose gold watch are absolutely It will attract the attention of many collectors, ‘said Evan Zimmermann, President and CEO of Antiquorum.
The highlight of this auction is undoubtedly a Vacheron Constantin ref. 30020 (shown below). This platinum perpetual calendar minute repeater watch was photographed by a phone bidder for an impressive $ 218,500.
‘Some modern timepieces continue to attract collectors from all over the world with their outstanding status. We are particularly pleased with the results of today’s auctions including modern Vacheron Constantin watches,’ said Charles Tearle, director of the Antigorum USA watch department Speaking.
A unique diamond-set Parmigiani Bugatti Type 370 also performed very well at the auction, selling for $ 122,500.
Patek Philippe Patek Philippe also achieved very good results, a Patek Philippe ref. 3970 platinum perpetual calendar and moon phase chronograph for $ 128,500, and another Patek Philippe Patek Philippe ref. 130 with tachometer and two-tone dial The gold chronograph sold for $ 57,500 after fierce competition between telephone, on-site and Internet bidders.
Rolexes antique watches, with their excellent condition or distinctive features, continue to keep prices firm at auction. Rolex ref. 6263 Cosmograph in oyster gold has achieved excellent results; lot 222 was sold for $ 62,500, while lot 223, with a certificate, was sold for $ 70,900. Rolex r ref. 6536 gold-plated dial red depth gauge ‘Tropical’ watch [lot 76], achieved a decent auction price of $ 27,500, more than double the highest estimate.