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Antiquorum HK auction sells 124% by value

Posted on 2012-10-31, By A-Best Staff

An Asian collector paid more than $125,000 for this PPatek Philippe dome clock, which depicts scenes from a grape harvest in a small village.


Hong Kong--A number of timepieces sold for more than expected at Antiquorum’s Oct. 19 sale here, which totaled $3.1 million.


The top lot of the event was a Patek Philippe Ref. 5101P “10 Days Tourbillon,” which sold for $200,769, within its estimated range.


Patek Philippe dome clock, which depicts scenes from a grape harvest in a small village.

 

The rare Art Deco-style platinum and diamond watch (above) has a one-minute tourbillon regulator and tandem mainspring barrels for a 10-day power reserve.


Another Patek Philippe watch and a dome clock from the brand also were among the top lots at the sale.


The Ref. 5131G-001 World Time watch (below) sold for $134,190, above its high estimate of $122,000. The 18-karat white gold watch has a world-time system and a cloisonné enamel dial featuring a map of the world.

 

The Ref. 1146 “Piece Unique - Pendulette Dome - Fêtes des Vendanges” table clock has polychrome cloisonné enamel panels depicting scenes of a village grape harvest. An Asian collector paid $126,448 for the clock, exceeding its high estimate of $77,000.


Outside of the Patek Philippe timepieces, the Harry Winston “Opus V” (below, left) 18-karat pink gold watch sparked heated bidding before selling for $149,672, within its estimated range. Harry Winston made only 45 of the Opus V in pink gold, and the watch has retrograde minutes, a 122-hour power reserve and a day-night display.

In addition, the Louis Vuitton “Tambour Diving II,” (above, right) an 18-karat black gold diver’s watch made for the Only Watch charity auction in 2011, garnered $51,611, above its high estimate of $30,000. The watch has a square-button chronograph and orange rubber strap, and it comes in a Louis Vuitton case with additional black and orange alligator straps.


Bidders from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland and the United States participated in the auction, which took place at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
 

Antiquorum’s next auction is scheduled for Nov. 11 in Geneva and includes a number of timepieces from Patek Philippe and Rolex, as well as a music-playing fan with a concealed watch that dates to the 19th century.

 

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