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Rare Watches from A. Lange & Sohne, Patek Philippe and Rolex Hightlight Antiquorum’s October Auction

For Immediate Release

Sept. 19, 2016

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New York, September 15, 2016 – Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world’s premier watch auctioneers, is delighted to present its sale of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” to be held on October 8th at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Collectors can look forward to bidding on 324 outstanding timepieces including an impressive selection of A. Lange & Sohne, complicated Patek Philippe and Rolex wristwatches. Previews will be held at Antiquorum’s New York offices October 5 -7.

Among the top highlights of the sale is an extraordinary A. Lange and Sohne “Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Merite,”No. 090/100 with specially ordered blued steel hands by the original owner. It is the only known example in platinum with blued steel hands made by the manufacturer. Made in 2011, the present lot is an extremely fine and rare wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon, off-center our dial with pivoting dial segment and large central minute dial.
A. Lange and Sohne Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour Le Merite
Estimate: $100,000 -$150,000

Another exciting piece offered in the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5304R. Made in 2015, this is an exceptionally fine, rare and important, semi-skeletonized, minute-repeating, astronomic, rose gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, retrograde date, moon phases and leap year indication. According to research, this appears to be the first time this timepiece has been offered publically at auction.
Philippe Ref 5304R
Estimate: $450,000 - $650,000

Patek Philippe collectors will also be competing for an exceptional sealed Patek Philippe Ref. 5539 Tourbillon Minute Repeater with Black Enamel Dial in White Gold. Sold May 5, 2014, the present example is a very fine and rare minute-repeating, 18K white gold chronometer wristwatch with one minute tourbillon regulator.
Patek Philippe Ref 5539
Estimate: $300,000 -$400,000

Also for the Patek Philippe enthusiast is a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P, Second Generation, made in 2009. From the property of a private collector, this is an exceptionally rare and important, platinum, perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph with moon phases.
Patek Philippe Ref 5004P
Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000

Antiquorum experts are delighted to offer a Patek Philippe Jumbo Nautilus Ref. 3700/1, made in 1977. Fresh to the market from a private collector, this is a very fine and rare large cushion shaped, self-winding 18K yellow gold wristwatch on a Gay Freres bracelet. From research, this is the earliest 3700 publically offered at auction in recent years and is thought to be the only seventh gold reference 3700 produced.
Estimate: $50,000 -$70,000

For the Vacheron Constantin collectors, there is a Vacheron Constantin “Lord Kalla.” Made in 1980s, it is exceptionally rare and important 18K yellow gold diamond-set wristwatch with 287 baguette diamonds with an integrated full baguette diamond-set bracelet.
Vacheron Constantin
Estimate: $150,000 - $200,000

Included amongst the exceptional collection of vintage Rolex sports models are:

Rolex “Paul Newman” Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 6240. Made in 1967,this is a very fine and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph. One of the most highly sought-after Rolex Daytona watches offered to the collector, the Rolex Ref. 6240 with Paul Newman Dial is considered a “grail” watch in any collection.
Rolex Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona Ref 6240
Estimate: $150,000 - $250,000

Rolex Ref. 6240 complete with box and papers. Sold in 1968. Property of the original owner, this is a fine and rare, water-resistant stainless steel chronograph wristwatch. This example has the same characteristics of the first generation ref. 6240 so-called “Solo” dials featuring low print Rolex and T-Swiss T-text. Featuring the original hands, dial, bezel, screw-down chronograph buttons and winding crown, this example offers an exciting opportunity to purchase an extremely rare developmental version of the sought after Ref. 6240.
ROLEX Ref 6240
Estimate: $25,000 -$35,000

Rolex Ref. 6265 Cosmograph Yellow Gold. Made circa 1979, this is a very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold chronograph wristwatch.
ROLEX Ref 6265
Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.

Finally, Antiquorum experts are pleased to present the Girard-Perregaux “La Esmeralda” Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon retailed by Hauser Zivy & Cie. Made circa 1895, this is an extremely fine and very rare, large, 18K pink gold pocket chronometer with Perregaux caliber one-minute tourbillon carriage with pivoted detent escapement.
Three Golden Bridge Tourbillon
Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000

Auction: October 8, 2016

Auction location:

The Roosevelt Hotel
45 East 45 Street
East End Suite, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10017

First Session (lots 1 -150) starts at 10 am
Second Session (lots 151 – 324) starts at 1pm

Preview Schedule:

October 5- 7: 11 am to 7pm

Preview location:
805 Third Avenue, 10 fl
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 750 -1103

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