Antiquorum presents its upcoming summer auction in Hong Kong

Geneva, 10 June, 2009 – Antiquorum, the world’s leading watch auctioneer, is pleased to announce its upcoming “Important Collector’s Wristwatches, Pocket Watches and Clocks” sale on June 27th, 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong. The auction, featuring 479 lots, brings together a remarkable selection of the finest timepieces by world-renowned watchmakers.

Highlights of this summer auction include two very rare Patek Philippe watches respectively Ref. 3974, an 18K yellow gold minute-repeating gentleman’s wristwatch with black dial, perpetual calendar, leap year indications and moon phases, estimated between 2,000,000 and 2,700,000 HKD (300,000 and 400,000 Sfr), as well as a Ref. 3450, an 18K yellow gold wristwatch, made in 1982, with perpetual calendar, moon phases and a red dot for the leap year indication, estimated between 1,350,000 and 1,700,000 HKD (200,000 and 250,000 Sfr).

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Timepieces from Twentieth Century Icons to be Auctioned in Antiquorum’s June Sale

May 6, 2009 – Antiquorum’s summer sale of “ Important Collectors’ Wristwatches Pocket Watch & Clocks” on June 11th promises to be an exciting auction as it will include timepieces from twentieth century icons President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr and Steve McQueen in addition to an exceptional selection of wristwatches from every major brand. The auction will be held at Antiquorum’s US headquarters on Madison Avenue. Clients will have the opportunity to view these exquisite, and in some cases unique, timepieces all over the world including Tokyo, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and New York.

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An emperor's watch and “simple” Patek on sales in Geneva.

Wrist watch. Patek Philippe Grande Complication. 1953. Gold. Estimate: CHF 400 000–600 000. Antiquorum. Important Collector’s Wristwatches, Pocket Watches, Clocks and Horological Tools. Geneva. November, 15–16.

On November, 15-16 an autumn auction of Antiquorum Clock House will take place in two sessions in Geneva. The Auction will be held in Grand Hotel Kempinski and will represent more than 650 unique clocks of all leading firms in the world.

Among different lots 9 unique richly decorated pocket chronographs made especially for Chinese market will be put up on sales by Antiquorum,. Two very valuable golden mechanisms that were made circa 1810 and presented Chinese emperor Jiaqing by English king Georg will be shown here as well. A golden pocket watch decorated with enamel is the third object from the same collection. It was executed by masters of London firm — Ilbery. A well-crafted clock mechanism is set into the golden case painted with enamel and made by Jean François Victor Dupont. The lot was estimated at CHF 45 000 – 55 000.

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