ANTIQUORUM PRESENTS

HONG KONG PREMIUM ONLINE AUCTION RESULTS

A curated selection of Important Antique, Vintage & Modern Timepieces and Jewellery achieving HKD 17,9 million in sale on July 23rd, 2020

Antiquorum Auctioneers, Hong Kong (July 24th, 2020) —Antiquorum’s Hong Kong headquarter hosted last Thursday an online auction gathering an interesting selection of watches and jewelry for a total sale of HKD 17,9 million incl buyers premium.

The online auction gathered a large and international audience bidders from 29 different countries. Starting at 4 p.m. Hong Kong time and lasting approximatively 6 hours the bidders were mainly from Asia : Hong Kong, Macao, China, Indonesia, Singapore, etc. (more than 50% of the auction results) but all the continents were active with bidders also from USA, Australia, UAE and many European countries.

HK auction part I

The first part of the auction began with a fine selection of pocket watches, chronometers, singing-birds and antique enamels, featuring timepieces with horological complications.

These treasures of horology were mainly made in Switzerland, but also in France, England and Germany, and date from the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries.

Among these antic rarities, LOT 73 and LOT 80 stood out with a hammered priced far above their estimate. Indeed, LOT 73 a very fine pair of pocket watch from Léo Juvet had the singularity to display Chinese zodiac characters on their white enamel dual 24-hours dials, this feature particularly teased the interest of phone an online bidders and got hammered for more than 7 times its low estimate.

LOT 80, graded (“A” for Exceptional overall opinion from the Experts) by the experts captured the heart of a collector for almost 4 times its low estimate. It’s not difficult to understand the attraction for this sublime Paul Ditisheim pocket watch from 1918; the precious timekeeper mark stamped “Grand Prix / Paris 1900” on the barrel-bridge of the movement also featured a ravishing and poetic enamel painting in perfect condition.

Part I Highlights 

Lot 24

A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte b/Dresden, circa 1915-1920.

Silver deck chronometer, centre-seconds beating half-seconds, Grossmann-type pivoted detent escapement, large compensated balance, free-sprung cylindrical hairspring.

 

Estimate: HKD 120,000 – 160,000 • CHF 15,000 – 20,000 • USD 16,000 – 21,000

Result: HKD 156,250

 

Lot 46

John Pyke, London, circa 1750-1760.

Impressive 22K yellow gold and bloodstone “nécessaire” incorporating a watch, probably made for the Chinese market.

 

Estimate: HKD 450,000 – 650,000 • CHF 54,800 – 79,200 • USD 58,100 – 83,900

Result: HKD 562,500

Lot 47

Richard Upjohn, Exeter, London, circa 1775.

Exceptional gilded bronze, silver and paste stones, Rococo, double-sided, hand mirror (mercury glass), incorporating a watch, a miniature telescope and magnifier, made for the Chinese market.

 

Estimate: HKD 700,000 – 900,000 • CHF 85,400 – 109,800 • USD 91,000 – 117,000

Result: HKD 812,500

Lot 59

Unsigned, Geneva, circa 1815-1825.

18K yellow gold, enamel and pearls, small pocket watch, décor representing Lotus flowers, made for the Chinese market.

 

Estimate: HKD 104,000 – 130,000 • CHF 12,700 – 15,900 • USD 13,400 – 16,800

Result: HKD 125,000

Lot 60

Ilbery, London (made probably in Fleurier, Val-de-Travers, and in Geneva), circa 1830-1835.

18K yellow gold, pearls and enamel, large pocket watch, décor with bunch of summer flowers, made for the Chinese market.

 

Estimate : HKD 300,000 – 400,000 • CHF 36,500 – 49,000 • USD 39,000 – 51,500

 Result: HKD 400,000

 

Lot 73

Léo Juvet Fleurier (Val-de-Travers) and Shanghai

Pair of pocket watches with centre-seconds, made for the Chinese market, special 24-hour horometrical dials; silver, circa 1890-1910

Estimate : HKD 64,000 – 80,000 • CHF 8,000 – 10,000 • USD 8,500 – 10,600

Result : HKD 462,500

Lot 80

Paul Ditisheim, La Chaux-de-Fonds, circa 1918.

18K yellow gold and enamel, decorative dress-watch, décor with ladies at bath.

 

Estimate : HKD 152,000 – 192,000 • CHF 19,000 – 42,000 • USD 20,100 – 25,400

Result : HKD 575,500

HK auction part II

The sale pursued with an important group of vintage wristwatches featuring models from the major historical manufactures but also numerous contemporary wristwatches including the most prestigious Swiss brands.

Part II Highlights

Lot 215

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Le Sentier (Vallée de Joux), circa 2006.

18K pink gold, erotic “Reverso à Eclipses” “Grande Taille”; unique creation.

 

Estimate : HKD 216,000 – 296,000 • CHF 27,000 – 37,000 • USD 28,600 – 39,200

Result: HKD 275,000

 

Lot 237

Chopard, Geneva, circa 2007.

Palladium, 8-day going, skeleton, gold movement, tourbillon regulator, power reserve indication; “L.U.C. – Louis Ulysse Chopard Chronometer” “Heritage Model”; limited edition of 25 examples, No. 1.

 

Estimate: HKD 136,000 – 176,000 • CHF 17,000 – 22,000 • USD 18,000 – 23,000

Result: HKD 237,500

 

Lot 269

IWC – International Watch Co., Schaffhausen / Schaffhouse, 1980.

18K yellow gold, self-winding, centre-seconds, date, lapis-lazuli dial; “Yacht Club II”.

 

Estiate: HKD 120,000 – 200,000 • CHF 15,000 – 25,000 • USD 15,900 – 26,500

Result: HKD 168,750

 

 

Lot 292

Omega, Bienne / Biel, circa 1997.

 donated by Pierce Brosnan for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Famous Faces Watch Auction for Charity Organized & Produced by Antiquorum & Tourneau”, New York, February 24, 1999.

Stainless steel, Ref. 5290.50.40, self-winding, chronograph, minute recorder; “Dynamic”.

 

Estimate: HKD 28,000 – 36,000 • CHF 3,500 – 4,500 • USD 3,700 – 4,800

Result: HKD 87,500

Lot 320

Rolex, Geneva, circa 1942.

Stainless steel, Ref. 3525, chronograph, minute recorder, “salmon” dial; “Anti Magnetic”.

 

Estimate: HKD 261,000 – 348,000 • CHF 31,800 – 42,400 • USD 33,600 – 44,800

Result: HKD 512,500

 

 

Lot 363

Patek Philippe, Geneva, circa 1986.

Stainless steel, Ref. 3800-1, self-winding, centre-seconds, date; “Nautilus”.

 

Estimate: HKD 160,000 – 260,000 • CHF 19,500 – 31,700 • USD 20,800 – 33,800

Result: HKD: 250,000

Lot 372

Patek Philippe, Geneva, 2004.

18K white gold and enamel, Ref. 5075, polychrome “cloisonné” enamel dial; “The Goat”.

 

Estimate: HKD 250,000 – 300,000 • CHF 30,500 – 36,600 • USD 32,500 – 39,000

Result: HKD 337,500 

 

Lot 375

Patek Philippe, Geneva, circa 2000.

Platinum, Ref. 5016, one-minute tourbillon regulator, minute-repeater, perpetual calendar with retrograde date, leap-year indicator, moon phases, black dial.

 

Estimate: HKD 3,000,000 – 4,000,000 • CHF 360,000 – 490,000 • USD 390,000 – 520,000

Result: HKD 3,562,500

Antiquorum Hong Kong was also honored to offered for charity a special collection of Omega timepieces consigned by a Hong Kong philanthropist, CHF 34,720 went to Po Leung Kuk charity to support the Kuk’s social services.

The auction concluded Antiquorum’s spring/summer season 2020. A season that the World’s Premier Auction house of Modern and Vintage Timepieces, established in Geneva in 1974, went through with a lot of satisfaction and noticeable results in an unprecedent international context.

On March 21, Antiquorum auctioneers became the first major auction house to host a confined Vintage & Contemporary watch auction broadcasting online in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. From March to July 2020, it accomplished five international sales from its Geneva and Hong Kong offices totalling almost 1700 lots offered and more than CHF 15 million in sale.

Among the noticeable results of this season, 5 major world records marked the history of auction timepieces:

  • June 2020, LOT 379Rolex, Ref. 6034, Oyster Chronograph, 18K rose gold, circa 1955. Result : CHF 600’000 incl. premium’s buyer

  • June 2020, LOT 346 – extremely rare Rolex Ref. 1680 Submariner, COMEX from 1979. Result : CHF 524’000 incl. premium’s buyer

  • June 2020, LOT 345 –  an astonishing Rolex Ref. 1680, Red Submariner, Meter First Mark II, tropical dial with box and papers from circa 1969.

Result : CHF 103’750 incl. premium’s buyer

  • May 2020, LOT 192 – the exceptional limited edition of 400 pieces from CartierCrash Watch, 1991” in 18K yellow gold. Provided with its original box, instruction booklet and certificate of origin.

Result: HKD 812,500 (CHF 101,865) incl. premium’s buyer.

  • March 2020, LOT 281 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Ref. 15002, in yellow gold, a reference produced in only 27 pieces from 1999.

Result: CHF 87’500 incl. premium’s buyer.

On behalf of Antiquorum’s team, I wish to all our collectors, watch-afficionados and partners a great summer and I am already thrilled to find all of you again in autumn 2020.” – Romain Réa, CEO of Antiquorum.

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