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Press Release

Antiquorum Offers Rare Patek Philippe Ref. 5074 and Ref. 3939 in January Hong Kong Auction

For Immediate Release

Jan. 7, 2013

Antiquorum Offers Rare ...

Hong Kong, January 4, 2013 - Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world's premier auctioneers of modern and vintage timepieces, is looking forward to its January 26th auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. The first sale of the year will offer a collection of fine and rare timepieces from Patek Philippe as well as a series of magnificent skeletonized timepieces. Previews will be held at Antiquorum's showrooms in Shanghai and Hong Kong.

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5074, platinum minute repeater perpetual calendar platinum and the Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 tourbillon minute repeating wristwatch with enamel dial will definitely be the centre of attention. Besides these highly collectible timepieces, there will also be many exceptional modern and vintage horological highlights of collectors' interest.

The highlight of the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5074 minute repeater perpetual calendar platinum (Lot 120). Ref 5074 was launched in 2002 only in yellow gold available with silver or a black dial. In 2005 during the Basel fair Patek Philippe, presented the pink gold version. In 2009 during the Basel fair Patek Philippe, presented the platinum version. It is considered the successor of the famous ref. 3974. The mechanism is the same in both references at the exception of the gong which goes twice around the watch case in reference 5074 in order to give a better and louder sound. This type of gong is called "Cathedral gong". Antiquorum is pleased to offer this premium timepiece to all collectors. Made in 2010, this very fine and rare wristwatch features perpetual calendar, 24 hours subsidiary dial and moon phases. It is accompanied by a winding box, fitted box, Certificate of Origin, setting pin and a leather folder with instructions.
Patek Philippe 5074
Lot 120
Estimate: HKD 3,800,000 - 4,800,000

Another noteworthy timepiece is the Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 Tourbillon Minute Repeater Enamel Dial Pink Gold (Lot 291), very fine and rare minute-repeating 18K pink gold wristwatch with enamel dial, one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Sold on June 28th, 2010. Accompanied by original card travel case, additional case back, hang tag, service box, COSC certificate and Certificate of Origin within a leather folio.
Patek Philippe 3939
Lot 291
Estimate: HKD 2,600,000 - 3,600,000

Antiquorum experts are proud to present the Patek Philippe Ref. 3450, Roman Leap Year Display , 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar (Lot 280). Made in 1985. Very fine and rare, with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle, perpetual calendar, moon phases, and Roman numerals for the leap year indication. Sold on May 31st, 1985. Accompanied by a fitted box and the Extract from the Archives.
Patek Philippe 3450
Lot 280
Estimate: HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000

Another exceptional timepiece from Patek Philippe is Ref. 5050G 18K white gold wristwatch with an 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, perpetual calendar, retrograde date, leap year indication and moon phases. Sold on February 22nd, 2000. Accompanied by a fitted winding box, Certificate of Origin, additional 18K white gold case back, push pin and instruction booklet.
Patek Philippe 5050G
Lot 119
Estimate: HKD 550,000 - 700,000

Antiquorum experts is pleased to present the Jaeger-LeCoultre Ref. 149.6.07.S Gyrotourbillon 1, Platinum, No. 68/75, (Lot 199). Made in a limited edition of 75 pieces in platinum. Exceptional and highly complicated platinum wristwatch with perpetual calendar, two retrograde dates, equation of time, leap-year indication and a Jaeger-LeCoultre platinum deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, guarantee and books.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon
Lot 199
Estimate: HKD 2,000,000-3,000,000

The Patek Philippe enthusiasts will be eager to acquire the Patek Philiippe Ref. 5960P-001, a platinum wristwatch with round button flyback chronograph (Lot 290) offered in this sale. Made in 2009, the very fine platinum wristwatch features annual calendar, power reserve, day/night indication, and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, Certificate of Origin, setting pin and instruction booklet.
Patek Philiippe 5960P
Lot 290
Estimate: HK$ 400,000 - 500,000

Another outstanding Patek Philippe offered is the Patek Philippe Ref. 3940 , First Generation, 18K yellow gold wristwatch (Lot 279) with 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet. Made circa 1988, retailed by BEYER. Very fine and rare, self-winding, yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, 24 hour indication and leap year indication. Accompanied by a box.
Patek Philippe 3940
Lot 279
Estimate: HKD 300,000 - 400,000

For the January auction, Antiquorum experts have collected a series of magnificent, fine and unique skeletonized timepieces that will surely delight all collectors.

Antiquorum experts are proud to present an outstanding skeletonized timepiece that combines fine craftsmanship and complication - the Antonie Preziuso “The Art of Tourbillon”, No. 01/10, 18K pink gold skeletonized wristwatch (Lot 198), produced in a limited edition of 10 examples .Very fine and elegant, the 18K pink gold wristwatch features one-minute tourbillon regulator, 110 hour power reserve and an 18K pink gold Antonie Preziuso buckle. Sold on November 11th, 2010. Accompanied by a fitted collection box and Certificate.
Antonie Preziuso
Lot 198
Estimate: HKD 600,000 - 800,000

Another amazing timepiece is the Vacheron Constantin platinum skeletonized pocket watch, No. 57100/1 (Lot 195). The extremely rare and elegant pocket watch will certainly draw all the Vacheron Constantin collectors' attention and inspire competitive bidding.
Vacheron Constantin platinum
Lot 195
Estimate: HKD 300,000 - 400,000

The Patek Philippe aficionado shall not miss the extremely fine and rare Patek Philippe Ref.918 18K yellow gold ellipse-shaped skeletonized keyless dress watch (Lot 287). Set with a total of 109 diamonds. 0.60 carat, with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe long chain and cord fob. Accompanied by the original fitted box, the Certificate of Origin, Extract from the Archives and registered guarantee card and papers.
Patek Philippe Ref.918
Lot 287
Estimate: HKD 300,000 - 400,000

Auction & Preview Schedule
Auction: Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Date
Saturday, January 26th 2013

Venue
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
1st floor, 5 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong

Shanghai Preview
January 18th 2013 - 10 a.m. ~ 6 p.m.

Antiquorum Shanghai
Rm 4106B, Bund Centre Office Tower,
222 Yan On Road East, Shanghai 200002
Tel: +86-21-6335-1268

Hong Kong Preview
January 23rd 2013 - 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.
January 24th 2013 - 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.
January 25th 2013 - 11 a.m. ~ 7 p.m.

Antiquorum Hong Kong
Rm. 2505, 25 Floor, No. 9 Queen's Road
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2522 4168

For more information:
Please contact connie@antiquorum.com or call 852-25224168
or visit our website WWW.ANTIQUORUM.COM

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