Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches secures rare Rolex Daytona and Patek Perpetual Calendar pieces

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale, which takes place online and at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center on October 2, features  two  rare and  important chronograph wristwatches: a platinum Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Zenith Caliber chronograph (Ref 16516) with mother-of-pearl dial, and a Patek Philippe  pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases (Ref 2499).

The Patek Philippe reference 2499 in pink gold and retailed by Tiffany & Co. is potentially the only one of its kind, manufactured in 1971 and sold in 1972. It first surfaced on the auction market in 2005 where it was consigned by the original owner, selling for over US$750,000, and has been in private hands ever since. There are only six known examples of the third series dressed in pink gold.

 

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Patek Philippe Pink Gold Ref 2499 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch with Moon Phases. Estimate: $1.53-2.3m.

 

Manufactured by Rolex in 1999, the present reference 16516 is the only known platinum Cosmograph Daytona powered by Zenith caliber. It was discovered for the first time only recently and is fresh to the market as it was previously unknown. The watch is complete with its certificates and accessories.

A Rolex Platinum Ref 16516 Cosmograph Daytona Wristwatch with Mother-of-Pearl Dial. Estimate: $420,000-767,000

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