Auctions: top lots from “Patek Philippe 175”
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe, Christie’s International Watch Department announced
“Patek Philippe 175”, a thematic auction of 100 representative watches from the notable watch manufacturer in Geneva in a special night auction on 9 November at Christie’s Geneva.
The auction will incorporate vintage watches from the early 19th century through the 1980s. This 100 part auction, including 58 watches which have at no other time appeared in broad daylight, structures perhaps the most historically comprehensive choices of Patek Philippe watches at any point offered in one auction.
Beneath we show a portion of the top parts that will be on sale.
Patek Philippe Reference 2499 First Series in pink gold. This is the solitary pink gold example with English import marks. Circa 1951, this perpetual calendar wristwatch carries a pre-sale estimate of Swiss Francs 1,600,000 – 2,600,000. Of the 349 Reference 2499’s made during 35 years of creation, just a handful were made in pink gold. In the main arrangement made during the 1950s, just 4 examples in pink gold are known to the market.
Patek Philippe Reference 2523. A gold two crown world time wristwatch with 24-hour indication and blue enamel dial (estimate: Swiss Francs 1,500,000 – 2,500,000), comes to auction in remarkable condition and commemorates the stream set era with indications of time around the world at a glance.
Patek Philippe Reference 2497 in white gold. Made in 1953, this white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases is just the third example in white gold of a Reference 2497 known to exist (estimate: Swiss Francs 1,000,000 – 2,000,000). Dispatched by the family of the original proprietor, this is the primary example of this model in white gold at any point to appear openly to date.
“The Boeing” Patek Philippe Reference 130 is one of the star parts. An exceptionally rare split-seconds chronograph with single catch. With a pre-sale estimate of Swiss Francs 400,000 – 800,000 this yellow gold wristwatch was manufactured in 1930, retailed via Cartier, and got by Mr. Boeing on June 9, 1939. Direct from the descendants of the original proprietor, and at no other time offered at auction, this watch features the original presentation engraving on the caseback, which reads, “W.E. Boeing. Seattle, Wash.”
“King Farouk” Patek Philippe Reference 1518. The Reference 1518 was the main perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch delivered in arrangement by any watch manufacturer. Circa 1945, it is estimated at Swiss Francs 300,000 – 500,000. It was once in the past claimed by King Farouk of Egypt (1920 – 1965).
Additional details can be found at Christies’ Watches and Wristwatches Department .