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Press Release

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches, Clock & Horological Tools

For Immediate Release

Sept. 17, 2009

Important Collectors' Wristwatches, ...

Exceptional timepieces to be auctioned in Antiquorum's October Sale

Geneva, 18 September 2009 - Antiquorum, the world's premier watch auctioneer, is pleased to announce its forthcoming fall auction Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches, Clock & Horological Tools, to be held on Saturday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 4th at the Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva. This sale will feature more than 400 modern and vintage carefully selected timepieces that will appeal to the watch collectors around the world. Prior to the auction, these exceptional lots can be seen at previews in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Geneva.





Lot 355

One of the top lots of this auction is undoubtedly the L. Leroy & Cie, Horlogers, Paris, No. 20105, produced in 1928 especially for Mr. Alberto Santos Dumont, a well-known Brazilian early pioneer of aviation. It is an exceptionally fine 18K yellow gold keyless split- seconds chronograph with instantaneous 60-minute register and stop feature.

Estimate: 75'000 - 95'000 CHF



Lot 196

The Patek Philippe collectors will be very interested by the Patek Philippe Ref. 1463. Made in 1948, it is an extremely fine and rare 18K yellow gold, water-resistant chronograph with round button and register.

Estimate: 95'000 - 115'000 CHF




Lot 197

Another exceptional Patek Philippe offered during the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 1463, manufactured in 1942 and sold on July 19, 1944. It is a very fine and extremely rare early Patek Philippe gentleman's chronograph in stainless steel, water-resistant, with round button, register and tachometer.

Estimate: 180'000 - 220'000 CHF



Lot 385

Cartier aficionados will want to bid on this fine and exceptionally rare Jumbo “Baignoire Allongée” from Cartier. Made in 1969 for London Hallmarks, it is an oversized and oval 18K white gold wristwatch.

Estimate: 50'000 - 70'000 CHF




Lot 412

Other outstanding Patek Philippe timepieces in the sale include the Patek Philippe, Ref. 1463. Made in 1946 and sold on 9 July 1947, it is a very fine and rare18K pink gold chronograph with round button, register, tachometer and asthmometer scale.

Estimate: 260'000 - 310'000 CHF


Lot 377

In addition, there is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5059P. Produced and sold in 2000, it is a very fine, self-winding and water-resistant platinum gentleman's wristwatch with center-seconds, perpetual calendar, moon phases, retrograde date, and 48 hours autonomy

Estimate: 60'000 - 70'000 CHF



Lot 252

Yet another magnificent lot presented in this auction is “The Hunt” Watch with 13 Complications No. 86825 by Gideon & Co., Le Locle, Switzerland. Attributed to Henry Grandjean & Cie., (Le Locle), it was specially made for the Indian market around 1900 and sold to the Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, M ahbub Ali Khan who reigned from 1869 to 1911. This very fine and rare timepiece is a heavy 18K yellow gold, painted on enamel and rose-cut diamond-set keyless clockwatch. It features 13 complications including the minute-repeating, grande and petite sonnerie, astronomic, eight day going two-train with triple date, chronograph, central progressive minute recording hand, moon phases and lunar calendar functions.

Estimate: 150'000 - 200'000 CHF


Lot 400

For the Rolex collector, there is the Oyster Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman”, Ref. 6262/6239. Made circa 1969, it is a very fine and rare water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, and tachometer.

Estimate: 60'000 - 80'000 CHF


Auction Previews:
The timepieces of this auction will be on view as follows:


Thursday, September 24 & Friday, September 25:
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Antiquorum Auctioneers (HK) Ltd.
Suite 1405, 9 Queen's Rd. Central,
Hong Kong, China
Tel. + 852 2522 4168


Sunday, September 27:
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

& Monday, September 28:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Antiquorum Shanghai
Room 4106B,
Bund Centre Office Tower,
222 Yan An Road East,
Shanghai 200002, China
Tel.+86 21 6335 1268


Thursday, October 1 to Sunday, October 4:
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Antiquorum's Showroom
2, rue du Mont-Blanc
1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Tel.+ 41 (0)22 909 28 50


First Session: Saturday, October 3 (lots 1 - 197) begins at 3:00 p.m.
Second Session: Sunday, October 4 (lots 198 - 412) begins 3:00 p.m.

Grand Hotel Kempinski
Salon A - Quai du Mont-Blanc, 19 - 1201 Genève - Suisse
Tel.+ 41 (0)22 908 90 81 / Fax + 41 (0)22 908 90 90

Next Antiquorum Auction: November 14 and 15 - 2009 - Geneva