Review 10 Most Expensive Watches At Auction

After holding pre-shows in Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Geneva, Antigorum’s 2011 ‘Important Modern and Classical Watches’ auction was held at the Mandarin Oriental, Geneva on May 15 80% of the lots were successfully auctioned, with a total turnover of CHF 7,675,999. At this point, the total sales of Antiquorum spring auctions reached 14,133,936 Swiss francs.
Let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive lots sold at this auction:

Vacheron & Constantin 30-day Constant Art Deco Clock
Year of manufacture: 1933
Price: 242,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Equipped with Philippe René Jaccard’s 1930’s patented permanent power escapement system, an orphan, a typical Art Deco style, with clear crystal and chrome as the main materials, and hollow design.

Breguet A La Marquise de Béthisy multi-function clock with perpetual calendar, self-sounding and astronomical time difference
Year of manufacture: unknown
Price: 200,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
It possesses 10 super complicated functions of perpetual calendar, self-sounding, astronomical time difference, and moon equivalent.It was sold to The Marquise de Béthisy for 4,000 in 1978. certificate.

Louis Audemars Minute Repeater, Dual Perpetual Calendar, Dual Time Zone Multifunction Chrono Pocket Watch
Year of manufacture: 1880
Price: 200,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Production began in 1873 and was completed from 7 to 1880. It has dual perpetual calendar, three questions, dual time zone, moon phase, chronograph and other complex functions. The 18K pink gold case is one of the most important complex watches in the 19th century. It was sold for 3,240 Swiss francs in 1896.

Rolex COMEX Submariner Watch
Year of manufacture: 1974
Price: 170,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Rolex is a very rare submariner watch, with a central seconds hand, self-winding, 200 meters waterproof, stainless steel case, comes with a Comex diving knife, flashlight, depth gauge.

Patek Philippe Ref. 130 chronograph
Year of manufacture: 1941
Price: 170,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Manufactured in 1941, sold in March 1943, well-preserved and rare.

Rolex Military Submariner Watch
Year of manufacture: 1972
Price: 134,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Created for the British Army in 1972, well-preserved and rare. Central stopwatch, self-winding, 200 meters waterproof, stainless steel case.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Four Seasons Micro Painted Enamel Flip Watch
Year of manufacture: 1996
Price: 134,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Produced in 1996, limited to 25 sets, lot No. 01/25, 18K yellow gold case and strap, each with an enamel pattern drawn by Miklos Merczel based on works famous by Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha. Comes with original box and certificate.

Rolex Comex Sea Dweller Watch
Year of manufacture: 1980
Price: 122,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
One of the most outstanding chronographs, well-preserved and very rare, with a central seconds hand, self-winding, water-resistant to 600 meters, and a stainless steel case.

Patek Philippe Ref. 5970 watch in white gold
Year of manufacture: 2006
Price: 116,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Perpetual calendar, moon phase, tachometer and other functions, 24-hour display, well-preserved, 18K white gold case.

Time zones for Rolex Explorer
Year of manufacture: 1974
Price: 110,500 Swiss francs (including commission)
Central seconds hand, self-winding, well-preserved and extremely rare, stainless steel case.

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