Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Online Live Auction | Hong Kong
Tuesday, June 13th, 2023 starts
07:00 PM Hong Kong time
01:00 PM Geneva time
07:00 AM New York Time
91. JOHN PYKE “NECESSAIRE” INCORPORATING A WATCH
CHF 44 000 – 63 000
275. ROLEX, SWITZERLAND
REF. 1665. “SEA-DWELLER” MARK 0
CHF 250 000 – 350 000
139. CARTIER, FRANCE
LE CIRQUE ANIMALIER PATHERE
CHF 78 000 – 100 000
257. AUDEMARS PIGUET, SWITZERLAND
HAUTE JOAILLERIE DIAMOND PUNK
CHF 138 000 – 250 000
147. PATEK PHILIPPE, SWITZERLAND
REF. 5070P, CHRONOGRAPH
CHF 150 000 – 250 000
Antiquorum, the renowned Swiss auction house established in Geneva in 1974, is delighted to announce its upcoming Hong Kong Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Online Auction. This highly anticipated event is scheduled to take place on June 13th, 2023, providing collectors and enthusiasts with an exclusive opportunity to acquire exceptional timepieces from the comfort and convenience of their homes.
This Online Live Auction presents a meticulously curated selection of prestigious watches from renowned brands, showcasing the epitome of fine craftsmanship, iconic designs, historical significance, and a diverse range of timepieces. It is an extraordinary opportunity for enthusiasts and collectors worldwide to explore an array of vintage watches, modern classics, and highly sought-after limited editions. Exceptional designs from renowned brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and more, will be displayed, showcasing the superior craftmanship that has made them industry leaders.
The auction promises an unparalleled experience for those with discerning tastes in timepieces, seeking remarkable watches that seamlessly blend tradition with innovation. Antiquorum‘s commitment to authenticity and superior quality is evident as each item undergoes meticulous evaluation by their expert team, ensuring that every timepiece up for bidding is genuine and of the highest standard.
With a legacy spanning nearly five decades, Antiquorum has established itself as a trusted authority in the world of fine timepieces. This prestigious auction house’s expertise and passion for horology are evident in every event they organize. The Hong Kong Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Online Auction is no exception, providing an exceptional platform for collectors and enthusiasts to acquire coveted timepieces that will become cherished additions to their collections.
Pocket watches & Objects of virtue
Lot 88, John Baker Decorative Neoclassical Pocket Watch, a remarkable timepiece crafted from 20K yellow gold. This open-face, key-winding pocket watch features a round-shaped design and a pristine white enamel dial. The case-back is adorned with royal blue flinqué enamel, showcasing a rose-cut diamond-set rosacea at the center, surrounded by a crown of 13 pearls. The bezels are meticulously set with 43 pearls each, totaling an impressive 99 pearls.
Equipped with 23”’ circular plates with pillars made of gilded brass, this pocket watch operates on a fusee and chain mechanism. It utilizes a cylinder escapement with a brass wheel, a monometallic balance made of polished steel, and a blued steel flat hairspring. The timepiece boasts a pierced and engraved gilded English cock and a diamond end-stone.
Presenting Lot 90, the Jorg Gray Jewelry Casket, a captivating key-winding watch-box crafted in yellow gold and galuchat (shagreen). This rectangular casket features a hinged lid adorned with a stunning repoussé floral and rocaille pattern. The watch is elegantly mounted on the lid, featuring a ruby-set bezel, specifically designed for the discerning Chinese market. Inside the box, you’ll discover a luxurious interior sheathed with Chinese silk, adorned with intricate motifs depicting imperial dragons.
Lot 91, the John Pyke Impressive “Nécessaire,” is expertly crafted in 22K yellow gold and mounted bloodstone. This unique piece takes the shape of a quiver and incorporates an open-face, key-winding, round-shaped watch movement with a quarter-repeater activated by depressing the pendant.
The intricately chased and engraved “étui” features polished bloodstone panels and houses a range of functional tools. The lower part holds a pair of gold-handled scissors, a scraper, a pencil, a spoon, and a combination file with tweezers. The upper part contains the watch, with the movement hinging from the “étui,” allowing the bell to sound clearly. The repeating push pendant and bow are elegantly crafted in gold.
The white enamel dial displays radial Roman numerals for the hours and radial Arabic numerals for the minutes, with a winding aperture at 12 o’clock. The watch movement, measuring 15”’, boasts a full plate made of fire-gilded brass, intricately engraved with foliate decoration. It features turned baluster pillars, a fusee and chain mechanism, and a verge escapement. The monometallic three-arm balance is made of gilded brass, accompanied by a blued steel flat hairspring. The pierced and engraved gilded English cock showcases a mascaron and a silver regulator disc. The watch also includes repeater work and a silver dust ring. The bell is signed with an etching-needle “J.”
Lot 275, an exceptional Rolex Ref. 1665 “Sea-Dweller” Mark 0, known as the Single Red Prototype is a stainless steel, self-winding diver’s wristwatch that showcases impressive features, including water resistance with a screwed case-back and a 60-minute graduated bidirectional revolving bezel with a black insert for decompression times. The “triplock” winding-crown is safeguarded by crown guards for enhanced protection.
The timepiece boasts a sleek black dial, featuring a center-seconds hand and a single red “Sea-Dweller” logo. With its patent-pending status, this watch offers water resistance up to 500 meters. or 1650 feet, nd it
Lot 149 is the captivating Rolex Ref. 6263 Oyster Cosmograph, an exceptional manual winding stainless steel chronograph. This timepiece exudes rarity and allure, boasting a silver sigma dial that adds a touch of elegance to its overall aesthetic. The exquisite tropical brown registers further enhance its unique charm, making it a truly captivating piece.
With its screwed case back, this Rolex timepiece embodies both sophistication and functionality. The Ref. 6263 Oyster Cosmograph is a true gem, poised to attract collectors and enthusiasts with its timeless appeal.
Rolex Ref. 6541 “Milgauss” wristwatch— Lot 150, is crafted in stainless steel and boasts remarkable antimagnetic properties, making it a standout among horological enthusiasts. This timepiece is set apart by its distinctive honeycomb tropical dial, exuding a unique charm. The addition of a red triangle insert and a big logo clasp further enhance its allure, making it an exquisite collector’s piece.
Renowned for its precision and durability, the Ref. 6541 “Milgauss” is a testament to Rolex’s unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and innovation.
Lot 257 is the extraordinary Audemars Piguet Ref. 79419BC.ZO.9189BC.01 Haute Joaillerie Diamond Punk, a true masterpiece of luxury and craftsmanship. This highly sought-after timepiece features a quartz movement encased in 18K white gold, adorned with an astounding 5,326 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 51.66 carats and 56 onyx panels.
The allure continues with a concealed pave diamonds set dial, adorned with 300 brilliant-cut diamonds that further enhance its beauty and elegance. This exceptional watch is the epitome of haute joaillerie, combining exquisite craftsmanship with breath-taking design.
Lot 139 is an exceptional timepiece that combines impeccable craftsmanship with artistic design, creating a true masterpiece of horology.
Ref. HPI00338 Le Cirque Animalier Panther wristwatch is crafted in manual winding 18K white gold, and is a testament to Cartier’s commitment to luxury and elegance. Its impressive skeletonized cover, designed as a circular-cut diamond panther with an emerald-set eye, opens to reveal a captivating onyx dial. Adorned with a white gold panther featuring diamond and onyx details, this watch is a true work of art.
Enhancing its allure is a diamond-set bezel, adding a touch of brilliance to this limited edition timepiece. With only 100 pieces produced, this watch represents the pinnacle of exclusivity and refinement.
Lot 140 presents the magnificent Cartier Ref. CRWS000307 Le Cirque Animalier Dragon wristwatch, a true masterpiece where the worlds of artistry and horology harmoniously unite.
Crafted with meticulous precision, this manual winding 18K white gold timepiece boasts an enchanting skeletonized cover, intricately fashioned into a circular-cut diamond dragon with a mesmerizing emerald-set eye. Unlocking its secrets reveals an alluring onyx dial, adorned with a captivating mother-of-pearl dragon adorned with exquisite diamond and emerald accents.
Every detail of this watch, limited to only 150 pieces, showcases Cartier’s commitment to excellence. The diamond-set bezel further elevates its allure, radiating brilliance in perfect harmony.
Modern watches & Independent watchmakers
Lot 142 is an exquisite F.P. Journe Ref. QP Perpetual Calendar – A Masterpiece in 18K Pink Gold, an embodiment of timeless elegance and horological expertise. Crafted in self-winding 18K pink gold, this timepiece captivates with its exceptional features and breath-taking design.
This timepiece associates the convenience of a perpetual calendar, leap year indicator, power reserve indication, and instantaneous jumping calendar, all seamlessly integrated into this masterful creation. The attention to detail and craftsmanship are evident in every aspect of this watch, reflecting F.P. Journe’scommitment to excellence.
The Patek Philippe Ref. 5070P Platinum Chronograph, lot 147, is a very fine and rare wristwatch that showcases a platinum case adorned with diamonds, a striking blue dial, and a rectangular-button chronograph. With a register, tachometer, and transparent case back, this timepiece seamlessly blends elegance and functionality.
Lot 144 is a rare and exquisite timepiece, the Richard Mille Ref. RM011 AH WG Felipe Massa Flyback Chronograph. Crafted in 18K white gold and titanium, this self-winding wristwatch features a semi-skeletonized dial. It boasts a subsidiary seconds counter at 3 o’clock, a large date indication at 12 o’clock, and a month indication positioned between 4 and 5 o’clock. This exceptional timepiece showcases meticulous craftsmanship and extraordinary beauty.
PREVIEW IN HONG KONG
9 Queen’s Road, Suite 706, Central – Hong Kong
Friday-Monday, 9th-12th June, 11 am – 7 pm
Antiquorum, The World’s Premier Auctioneers of Modern and Vintage Timepieces, established in Geneva in 1974, Antiquorum has carved its own unparalleled niche in the auction world by cultivating a thriving collector’s market for timepieces worldwide and consistently obtains the highest prices for timepieces, auctions timepieces with exceptional provenance and rarity and has set many world records.
Resolutely avant-garde, Antiquorum was the first auction house to offer full online service with the possibility to place absentee bids or register to bid in real time during the auction.
Antiquorum holds auctions in Geneva, Hong Kong and Monaco with previews held in major cities worldwide. With its internationally recognized staff of watch experts providing unsurpassed expertise and services and its dedicated pursuit of innovative auction methods, Antiquorum continues, more than ever before, to make history in time