Patek Philippe, the Swiss watchmaker has acquired unparalleled renown and prestige amongst connoisseurs and collectors with its exceptional creations which notably outlive passing fashions without ever losing their appeal and modernity. As the product of extraordinary horological know-how and work, a Patek Philippe though commands a high price, but it also fully retains or even increases its value over the years. As Patek Philippe timepieces are regarded as an absolute investment for the present and the future, which truly became apparent from its impressive performances at the auction blocks where many of the models regularly fetch record-prices. And at the Antiquorum’s spring auction of ‘Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces’ held at the Mandarian Oriental in Hong Kong on January 26th, the brand stood strong by its impressive reputation for always being the highlight of the worldwide antique watch auctions. As at the auction, we saw the sale of some of the Patek Philippe’s most expensive watches. Besides, we also recently reported about the auction of Eric Clapton's platinum-cased Ref.2499 wristwatch by Chrisite's for whopping $3.6 million, and the sale offering of one of the most beautiful Patek Philippe from post-war Sleeping Beauty Series.
The top lots of the Antiquorum’s spring auction of ‘Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces’ are as follows:-
Patek Philippe Ref. 5074 minute repeater perpetual calendar platinum
Sold for: 575,020
Made in 2010, the platinum wristwatch is described to be extremely fine, rare, large, astronomic, minute-repeating, self-winding, with perpetual calendar, leap year indication and moon phases.
Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 Tourbillon Minute Repeater Enamel Dial Pink Gold
Sold for: 420,310
This fine and rare minute-repeating 18K pink gold wristwatch comes with enamel dial, one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle.
Patek Philippe Ref. 3450
Sold for: $180,500
With Roman Leap Year Display, this 18K yellow gold wristwatch made in 1985 comes with perpetual calendar, 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle, perpetual calendar, and moon phases.
Patek Philippe Ref. 5050G 18K white gold wristwatch
Sold for: $79,940
Patek Philippe Ref.918 18K yellow gold ellipse-shaped skeletonized keyless dress watch
Sold for: 73,750
Patek Philippe Ref. 5960P-001, a platinum wristwatch with round button flyback chronograph
Sold for: $59,630
Other notable watches at the auctions includes:-
Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 149.6.07.S Gyrotourbillon 1, Platinum, No. 68/75
Sold for: $250,125
F.P Journe Octa Calendat on Bracelet 252 pink gold
Sold for: $49,960