Since 1979, Antiquorum has been holding auctions in Hong Kong and the result of the April 25, 2021 sale, close to HKD 49 million (approx. CHF 5.7 million), confirms its strong position on the Asian continent.
REF. 5970P PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH PLATINUM, FACTORY SINGLE SEALED
Sold: HKD 1,750,000
LOT 266PATEK PHILIPPE
REF. 3712/1A-001, NAUTILUS, STEEL
Sold: HKD 1,025,000
REF 2915-2 SPEEDMASTER, STEEL
Sold: HKD 1,125,000
Historical pocket chronometer offered by the Canton of Neuchâtel in July 1898 for the 50th
Anniversary of the Republic of Neuchâtel (1848-1898); 18K yellow gold and enamel.
Sold: HKD 337,500
Historical pocket watch, quarter-repeater, ruby-set cylinder escapement; “Répétition à ponts, boîte or”; 18K yellow gold.
Sold: HKD 300,000
The highlight of this event was the sale of the Patek Philippe reference 5207 in platinum, for over HKD 10 million, Antiquorum’s highest bid in Asia since 2002 and a world record for this reference. Such a success is an opportunity to look back at the top hammer prices from our Hong Kong office. Actually, this Ref. 5207 is fitted with nine horological complications, including a minute repeater, a leap-year perpetual calendar with moon phases and a one-minute tourbillon regulator. It was delivered in December 2013 to the Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said (1940-2020). It should be noted that only a few units of this model were produced by the Genevan manufacture and that it is the only example known to date with a platinum bracelet.
LOT 130PATEK PHILIPPE Ref. 5207 / 1P-001, minute-repeater, perpetual calendar àguichets (with apertures), leap-year indication, moon phases, AM-PM indication, tourbillon regulator, platinum bracelet; possibly piece unique; platinum Sold: HKD 10,110,000
For comparison, a platinum reference 5207 on a leather strap was sold by Antiquorum Hong Kong a few years ago for HKD 5 950 000.- / ~ USD 767 150.- / ~ EUR 559 650.- / ~ CHF 682 500.- (February 22, 2014, lot 238).
LOT 238PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5207 TOURBILLON MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL CALENDAR HONEY GOLD DIAL PLATINUM Hong Kong, Feb 22, 2014 Sold HKD 5,950,000
We have to go back to 1997, still under the hammer of Arnaud Tellier, to find a “millionaire” wristwatch in Swiss francs at Antiquorum in Hong Kong: a Patek Philippe reference 2497 in platinum from 1953 on a platinum bracelet (June 9, 1997, lot 199, sold for HKD 5 850 000.- / ~ USD 757 750.- / ~ CHF 1 088 350.-). At the time, it was the most expensive watch ever auctioned in Asia.
LOT 199PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE Geneve, Ref. 2497, made in 1953, sold on 22 octobre 1953 Hong Kong, Hotel Furama Kempinski, Jun 09, 1997 Sold HKD 5,850,000
LOT 423PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE Genève, No. 80897, case No. 204270, made especially in 1890 for Jean de Gradowski.Extremely rare, probably unique, 18K gold Grande Complication The Ritz-carlton Hotel, Hong-kong, Jun 08, 2002 Sold HKD 19,600,000
LOT 211PATEK PHILIPPE & CIEGenève,Ref. 2499, third series, sold on Octo-ber 2, 1972, probably made on special order. The Ritz-carlton Hotel, Hong-kong, Jun 08, 2002 Sold HKD 5,520,000
LOT 379LA COLÈRE D'ACHILLEAttributed to James Cox, London, made in the late 18 century. Magnificent and extremely rare 20K gold, silver, ivory, enamel, diamond, ruby, emerald and agate-set fan with a watch, Hong Kong, Oct 23, 2011 Sold HKD 6,020,000
This establishes the “Top 6” of the most successful auctions obtained by Antiquorum in Hong Kong.
Antiquorum’s next auction in Hong Kong will take place on Sunday November 28, 2021; for all consignments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org