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March 1, 2017

Rare Patek Philippe Sold at Antiquorum

By Olivia Cuccaro

By Olivia Cuccaro On Thursday, February 23, Antiquorum in New York auctioned off a rare Patek Philippe watch for nearly a quarter of a million dollars. The exquisite timepiece featured a rare perpetual calendar with baguette diamond bezel and sold for $227,000. Established in Geneva in 1974, Antiquorum has become known as the watch collector’s auction, focusing on modern and vintage timepieces. Auctions are held in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, with the most recent featuring 283 collectible timepieces and fine jewelry ultimately totaling $3,693,475. At $221,000, the runner-up timepiece was a Franck Muller Calibre 97 Unique Grande Et Petite Sonnerie with minute repeater, retrograde perpetual calendar, equation of time, moon phases, 24-hour display and a platinum Franck Muller buckle set with eight round diamonds. Following suit was a Chopard Imperiale Tourbillon baguette diamond chronometer wristwatch with matching white gold lapis lazuli ring, cufflinks and lacquered midnight blue ballpoint pen. The Richard Mille Ivory Felipe Massa Annual Calendar Flyback Chronograph in pink gold, an extremely rare annual calendar wristwatch, exceeded its estimate and sold for $143,000. Additional pieces sold included rare items from Rolex like the Daytona baguette diamond ruby and white gold wristwatch and GMT-Master II diamond sapphire and white gold wristwatch as well as a 4.27 carat yellow diamond ring in platinum and white gold. Antiquorum in Hong Kong will take place on March 18, 2017. For more information, please visit antiquorum.com.

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