2 very interesting results for very interesting VCs at Christie's

Christie's Geneva Nov 12 auction had a small number of VCs but two of them did rather well

Lot 119 

Minute repeater, split seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar with moonphase from 1894.

sold for CHF 99,000

minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with moon phases



  minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with moon phases



Lot 121 

A Verger Freres case shutter watch circa 1930

Sold for CHF 37,500


Verger Freres case shutter watch circa 1930

I am surprised
11/13/2012 - 12:06
I am no pocket watch expert - I only am aware that they usually go for less than watches - but a minute repeater, split seconds chronograph, and perpetual calendar with moonphase at under CHF100k seems like good value for money! It is the type of pocket watches that VC often puts at the beginning of their marketing materials...  That is one beautiful piece!!! Hopefully it went to a good home. Looking at the second one, the first thing that comes to mind is Doc's 1978 Les Historiques Jalousiesmiley.  Lovely art deco numbers and triangles... ...and it is Verger freres - I wonder if the winning  bidder is a Swedish Lounger? Thanks Alex!