Antiquorum held on Sunday, January 24th 2021 a public auction at the Hôtel de Paris in Monaco
totaling Euro 3,468,166.- in sale incl. buyer’s premium.
Monte Carlo, Monaco (January 26th, 2021) — Promising to be exceptional in all ways possible, the auction was under spotlight in the watchmaking world. Indeed, rare fact in this global and unprecedented time, Antiquorum managed to hold a public auction at the stunning Hôtel de Paris in Monaco last Sunday, January 24th, 2021.
An encounter that collectors did not miss in the sublime ballroom but also online for those who couldn’t attend.
“We are extremely glad that this public auction could be held, even though we had to accommodate with the context and with respect of the strict social distancing rules, it felt amazing to be able to meet with our collectors. This Sunday temporarily restored a feeling of normality to our life.
A rendez-vous that our loyal collectors did not miss, I am proud to announce that more than 70% of the lots were sold” says Romain Réa – CEO & Watch Expert of Antiquorum.
The outstanding remarkable selection of the rarest modern & vintage timepieces totaled
more than Euro 3,4 million in sales (Euro 3,468,166. – incl buyers premium).
Last Sunday, among the 304 lots, three particularly distinguished themselves:
F.P. JOURNE, OCTA CALENDRIER, BRASS MOVEMENT, TROPICAL DIAL, PLATINUM
Estimate: EUR 55,000 – 85,000
Sold: EUR 188,500
OMEGA, REF. 145.022, SPEEDMASTER, APOLLO XI, FIRST SERIES CASEBACK, ROUND O, MARK II DIAL, YELLOW GOLD
Estimate: EUR 28,000 – 48,000
Sold: EUR 124,800
LONGINES, REF 4744, “FLAGSHIP”, ONYX, CORAL AND DIAMOND, YELLOW GOLD
Estimate: EUR 6,000 – 12,000
Sold: EUR 41,600
The Antiquorum experts also find interesting to underline the growing interest in modern luxury sports watches becoming a strong trend for future collectors in the last five years, such as Patek Philippe Nautilus (LOT 282) and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (LOT 54, 213 & 285).
Nevertheless, the appeal for classical Grand Complication timepieces remains as demonstrated by F.P Journe (LOT 301 & 302) or Patek Phllippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph (LOT 145).
Finally, vintage timepieces market demand is stronger than ever, for instance Longines LOT 176, Cartier Santos LOT 115, Memovox Polaris LOT 74 and Rolex Chronographe LOT 75 drove a lot of interest.