Patek Philippe perpetual calendars star at Sothebys Important Watches fall auction

The fall auction season is about to swing into action, and Sotheby’s has a mouthwatering line up for its Important Watches sale that takes place in Geneva and online on November 13.

Top of the lots is a piece called The Asprey by Patek Philippe with a pre-sale estimate of $2-4 million.

The wristwatch is a perpetual calendar chronograph reference 2499 manufactured in 1952 and sold in 1956. It was last sold in 2006 for $2.2 million to a private collector.

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LOT 220 THE “ASPREY” PATEK PHILIPPE RETAILED BY ASPREY: REF 2499. POSSIBLY UNIQUE AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT, YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH, MADE IN 1952. Estimate $ 2 million to $4 million.

 

Other highlights from Patek Philippe include a reference 1518 perpetual calendar in yellow gold from 1950 with an estimate of $300,000 to $500,000 and a 1977 white gold reference 3448, the first automatic perpetual calendar produced by the watchmaker, with an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.

 

LOT 225 PATEK PHILIPPE REF 1518. YELLOW GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE IN 1950. Estimate $300,000 to $500.000.

 

No auction would be complete without a Rolex Daytona on the block, and Sotheby’s has a rare reference 6239, known as a Pulsometer, that is expected to fetch $500,000 to $1 million and a Paul Newman Daytona reference 6263 Oyster Sotto with a black dial, also with an estimates of $500,000 to $1 million.

 

LOT 248 ROLEX ‘OYSTER SOTTO PAUL NEWMAN’ DAYTONA, REF 6263. STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET CIRCA 1969. Estimate $500,000 to $1 million.

 

LOT 216 ROLEX ‘PULSATION’ DAYTONA, REF 6239 STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH PULSATION DIAL CIRCA 1967. Estimate $500,000 to $1 million.

 

Speaking ahead of the sale, Sam Hines, Global Head of Sotheby’s Watches, says: “Sotheby’s Geneva is thrilled to present our forthcoming sale. This is our strongest selection for some years.”

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS:

LOT 210 ROLEX ‘FOUR LINE BIG CROWN’ SUBMARINER, REF 6538 STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH TROPICAL DIAL CIRCA 1959. Estimate $100,000 to $200,000.

 

LOT 228 RICHARD MILLE RM 57-02 FALCON. EXCEPTIONAL AND UNIQUE WHITE GOLD, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET SKELETONIzED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2017. Estimate $800,000 to $1.2 million.

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