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Two world auction records broken in New York with Patek Philippe taking the top lot


Two world auction records were broken at An Evening of Exceptional Watches, which took place at Christie’s in New York yesterday.

The auction brought in a total of $5,861,125 with the top lot, a Patek Philippe reference 3448 (pictured above) in white gold with bracelet, selling for $1,155,000.

This sale established the world auction record for the regular production of this reference at auction.


The other record breaking item at the event was a Vacheron Constantin reference 4261 in 18k gold, which sold for $356,250, setting the world auction record for a ref. 4261 in gold.

Other highlights included a very rare Rolex Daytona with “Paul Newman” dial, retailed by Linz Brothers, Dallas, 1968 that realized $312,500; and a Patek Philippe reference 1463 stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, retailed by Gübelin, that realized $423,000.

The Christie’s Watches Online: Travel with Time Sale continues through June 25 and presents 236 watches ranging from vintage to contemporary timepieces.

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