STATEMENT OF CONDITION
Antiquorum provides descriptions of watches and clocks and their condition in this catalogue as a service to prospective buyers. Any such description or condition are statements of opinion for general guidance and should not be treated as statements of fact. All lots are sold “AS IS” at the moment of “knockdown” and cannot be returned on the grounds that repairs have been made or parts supplied by anyone than the named makers. All watches shall be viewed personally to evaluate their condition prior to the auction. Although we endeavor to mention inour descriptions significant defects, needed repairs, absent stones and the like, we do not guarantee that the descriptions are comprehensive. Please note that descriptions may not specify all mechanical defects, replacement of original parts, or authenticity of individual component parts (such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets, buckles, deployant clasps and leather bands since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted without Antiquorum’s knowledge.) Furthermore, we make no judgments as to whether diamond dials or diamond bezels originated at the factory or are later additions. We do not guarantee the accuracy or operation of any watch function such as timekeeping, chronograph, calendar, repeat or register. Buyers are advised that boxes, certificates or any other accessories are not available unless stated otherwise. The dimensions given in the catalogue descriptions are overall tip-to-tip and most often include the lugs. Buyers of water-resistant and waterproof watches are strongly encouraged to have such watches inspected by a competent watchmaker of their choice upon purchase since these watches have been opened by the Antiquorum watch experts during cataloging. Watches may not be taken apart whilst on view without consent of Antiquorum’s watch experts. Antiquorum will accept requests for condition reports with additional photographs via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To best accommodate any requests, please submit all inquiries no later than two days prior to the sale date. Kindly limit the number of requests to the lots of serious interest. Antiquorum shall have no responsibility for any error or omission in the condition reports and may not specify all mechanical replacements, imperfections, repairs, restorations or the effects of aging in the movement, case or dial.
• Antiquorum Hong Kong now takes credit cards and wire transfer as payment for lots won at auction. First time buyers are not allowed to use credit cards for payment.
• There may be administration fee incurred for choosing electronic payment methods. Please check with Antiquorum HK for more details.
• For buyers having paid by credit card, a shipping delay of 3 to 7 working days may apply in order to do additional controls.
In addition to the hammer price, the buyer’s premium is payable as follows: 25% of the hammer price on each lot up to and including HKD 3,000,000, 20% from HKD 3,000,001 to HKD 30,000,000 and 12% for all amounts in excess of HKD 30,000,001.
For users of Auction.fr bidding platform, extra fees (3% of the hammer price)will be charged For users of Invaluable bidding platform, extra fees (5% of the hammer price) will be charged.
IMPORT/EXPORT RESTRICTIONS AND TAXES
Buyers are advised that Antiquorum will remove bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator, caiman, lizard, snake…) prior to shipping lots abroad. Buyers are responsible for compliance with any applicable export and import regulations. Moreover certain items made of tortoiseshell, ivory may be subject to importation restrictions in certain countries. Please consult your local customs authority for information on importing items made of these materials. The Buyer is responsible for the payment of all applicable import and export duties and taxes related to the lots purchased.
SHIPPING AND INSURANCE
Winning lots (watches only) are available for pick up at our Hong Kong office for buyers having selected the collect point Hong Kong. All others will be shipped directly to their location as per buyer‘s instructions. Please note that buyers are responsible for all shipping fees and any other applicable fees including value added tax, customs duties etc… for importation to their respective countries. In addition, purchased items will no longer be available for pick-up at Antiquorum USA, Inc., nor at Antiquorum Geneve SA.