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Extraordinary Collection of Tourbillon Wristwatches Offered in Antiquorum’s August Auction

For Immediate Release

Aug. 2, 2012

Extraordinary Collection of ...

Extraordinary Collection of Tourbillon Wristwatches Offered in Antiquorum's August Auction

Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world's premier watch auctioneer, is pleased to present its auction of "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces" to be held on August 25th, at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. Collectors will have the opportunity to bid on 211 exceptional modern and vintage timepieces, including a collection of extremely rare tourbillon wristwatches. Previews will be held at the Antiquorum Hong Kong showroom from Wednesday, August 22nd to Friday, August 24th.

Amongst the highlights of the sale are the remarkable tourbillon wristwatches including a Jaeger LeCoultre, Ref.233.64.20, "Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2" in platinum. Made in a limited edition of 75 pieces circa 2009, this extraordinary watch is a large reversible platinum wristwatch with visible Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 174 with inclined two-cage multi-axis spherical tourbillon, 50 hour power reserve and 24-hour indication.

Estimate: HKD 1,200,000 - 1,600,000

Antiquorum experts are proud to offer a HARRY WINSTON Ref. 400-MAT44W Ocean Tourbillon 110 Hours, No. 34/80, produced in a limited edition of 80 pieces in 2006. This is a very fine and rare, large 18K white gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon, 110 hours power-reserve and an 18K white gold Harry Winston buckle. It is accompanied by a Harry Winston box and guarantee.

Estimate: HKD 400,000 - 600,000

Antiquorum experts are pleased to present the DeWitt Ref NE 080.53 "Academia One Minute Tourbillon Mysterieux," No. 23/50, made in limited edition of 50 pieces circa 2006. This is a very fine and oversized, one minute tourbillon wristwatch in 18K pink gold with an 18K pink gold DeWitt double deployant clasp.

Estimate: HKD: 300,000 - 400,000

Not to be missed is the Breguet, Tourbillon in white gold, Ref.3357, Brevet du 7 Messidor An 9.Tourbillon No. 2800. Made in 1990's, this is very fine and rare, white gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K white gold Breguet deployant clasp.

Estimate: HKD 200,000 - 300,000

Collectors will be competing for the Omega, De Ville-Central Tourbillon wristwatch in 18K yellow gold, No. 11. Launched in 1994, this is the world's first automatic wristwatch with central tourbillon regulator made in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Omega. This example is a very fine and rare, diamond chronometer wristwatch with visible central one-minute flying tourbillon regulator and Omega 18K yellow gold deployant clasp. It is further accompanied by an Omega box.

Estimate: HKD 200,000 - 250,000

 Auction & Preview Schedule

 Auction: Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Session: lots 1-211 at 11 a.m.


Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong

1st floor, 5 Connaught Road Central

Hong Kong


Hong Kong Preview

August 22, 2012 - 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.

August 23, 2012 - 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.

August 24, 2012 - 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.

Antiquorum Hong Kong

Rm. 2505, 25 Floor, No. 9 Queen's Road

Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2522 4168