Christie’s New York notched up sales of $2,372,125 over a fortnight-long online watches auction that ended this week.
The sale concentrated more on volume than on headline-grabbing seven-figure timepieces, but there were some star lots including an 18ct gold Patek Philippe Calatrava, ref 570, owned by Andy Warhol, which sold for $150,000, over three times its estimate.
The auction attracted bidders from 30 countries.
Another Patek Philippe piece, reference 3990EP in platinum set with diamonds, sold for $200,000 and a reference 5970J in yellow gold achieved $175,000.
Cartier’s growing popularity among collectors was in evidence again, with a Cartier Crash in Pink Gold selling for $137,500.
Rolex was well-represented, with a steel triple calendar chronograph, ref. 6036, topping the price chart when it hammered at $187,500.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of the New York online sale as it closes out the exceptional season of watches at Christie’s. The online auction presented a selection geared to every type of client – from experienced collectors to those looking for their first timepiece. This sale reinforces the continued strength of our online sales platform and the strong appetite of our collectors from around the world,” says Rémi Guillemin, Christie’s Watches Specialist.