Christie’s Watches Online: The New York Edition achieves $5,51 Million

Christie's Watches Online
Lot 222
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Christie’s Fine Watchmaking: Important Timepieces and the Independent Collection

TOTAL: $5,518,250
95% SOLD BY LOT | 143% HAMMER ABOVE LOW ESTIMATE

CONTINUING THE MOMENTUM OF THE EXCEPTIONAL YEAR OF WATCHES GLOBAL PARTICIPATION FROM 34 COUNTRIES | 30% NEW REGISTRANTS

Greubel Forsey, Invention Piece 3, Tourbillon 24-hour display with minutes, small seconds and 72 hours power reserve 18k white gold, No. 9 of a limited edition of 11 pieces. Circa 2010
PRICE REALIZED: $237,500

NEW YORK – Christie’s Fine Watchmaking: Important Timepieces and the Independent Collection (24 November – 10 December) achieved a total of $5,518,250 with 95% sold by lot and 143% hammer above low estimate. There was global participation with bidders from 34 countries and over 30% new registrants.

Leading the sale was Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 3 Tourbillon in 18k white gold, which sold for $237,500. The sale also achieved notable results for independent watchmakers, including F.P. Journe, Octa Reserve de Marche, 18K pink gold, brass movement, achieved $175,000 and A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Flyback in 18K pink gold, which achieved over twice its high estimate and sold for $137,500.

Additionally, strong prices were achieved for Patek Philippe references including the ‘Celestial’ reference 5102G, 18k white gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon, which realized $187,500; Nautilus reference 5712, 18k pink gold, which achieved more than double its high estimate and sold for $125,000; reference 3970P perpetual calendar chronograph that realized $118,750.

Christie’s exceptional year of watches continues with the online sale of Watches Online: The Geneva Edit An Important Private Collection, open online for bidding through 14 December.

LINK TO BROWSE SALE RESULTS

Christie’s Fine Watchmaking: Important Timepieces and the Independent Collection
24 November – 10 December 2021

Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare ref 5102g, 18k white gold automatic astronomical wristwatch with sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon.
PRICE REALIZED: $187,500

 

Patek Philippe, perpetual calendar, chronograph, platinum, Ref. 3970p
PRICE REALIZED: $118,750

Patek Philippe, Nautilus, 18k pink gold, Ref. 5712
PRICE REALIZED: $125,000

 

A. Lange & Sohne, datograph flyback, chronograph, 18k pink gold, Ref. 403.031
PRICE REALIZED: $137,500

 

F.P. Journe, Octa reserve de marche, 18k pink gold, brass movement
PRICE REALIZED: $175,000

 

Richard Mille, 18k pink gold, skeletonized dial, Ref. RM005AFPG
PRICE REALIZED: $137,500

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