The top lot of the sale was a 1957 Rolex “Big Crown” Submariner that sold for $567,000.
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Set to be hosted on December 6, the auction offers a curated selection of 160 lots which are predominantly fresh to market.
Rolex retailers are having to train staff on how to deal with customers frustrated by the shortages.
The sale will include a never before publicly seen Rolex Submariner which is expected to go for in excess of $500,000.
18ct gold perpetual calendar Patek Philippe reference 2499 with moon phase hailing from Caracas, Venezuela, is signed by the retailer Serpico Y Laino, Caracas, that sold it in the early 1950s.
The auction will be led by Bonhams’ international director of watches, Asia, Tim Bourne and director of watches in Asia, Sharon Chan.
Top of the lots is a piece called The Asprey by Patek Philippe with a pre-sale estimate of $2-4 million.
Thierry Stern insists that the exhibition has a future, while also reflecting on Patek's own booming global trade that vindicates its retail model