On october 16th the next Antiquorum watch auction will be helt in New York. The antiquorum auctions are very interesting for any watch enthousiast, for several reasons. First of all the number of watches being auctioned are enormous and the number of interesting, amazing or stunning watches are almost equally enormous!
The online catalog shows everything up for sale, including very good descriptions and photos of the watches. There are 330 wristwatches up for sale and 74 other timekeepers like pocket watches, clocks and travel (alarm)clocks. Especially some rare and vintage Rolex sportswatches steal the show i think, but there are also plenty of reasonably priced modern watches that are well worth a look.
Maybe this is not my favorite watch of the auction but with an estimate selling price of between 500 and 1,000 USD this Mont Blanc Timewalker chronograph might turn out to be a bargain.
On the other hand there are also some overpriced ugly pieces listed. Just take a look at this Franck Müller ‘Color Dreams’… It’s made of white gold with a PVD coating (what a shame!) and to me this is probably to most ugly watch of the auction.
This Patek Philippe (ref. 5004P) has the highest estimate price starting at $280,000. I think it’s a beautiful wristwatch with a split second chronograph, perpetual calendar and moonphase in a 36mm small platinum case. It’s rather new, build in 2004, but it looks like a perfect classic chronograph with perpetual calendar. Mighty fine, but i would have to sell my house to afford it 😉
There is also a very rare Patek Philippe Celestial on auction. At the GTG in Maastricht we got to see (and touch) this very rare piece as well. Just take a look at the online catalog of the upcoming Antiquorum ‘Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks’ auction.