Antiquorum Hong Kong Auction

It was an interesting weekend in Hong Kong for those who follow the auction market.  Given the recent economic turmoil in China, conditions were not ideal for such a huge auction of over 600 lots, including 44 lots of Vacheron Constantin.  However, despite the Chinese banking crisis and the fact that the much of the auction took place over a Friday night in the US and Europe, the Vacheron lots did pretty well relative to the sale as a whole.  

The 12 VC lots that did not sell included four smaller, vintage, time-only pieces, three of the pocket watches, and two blinged out men's watches with lots of diamonds.  They were, for the most part, priced above the market.  One the upside, the WG Saltarello sold for more than I have seen at any recent auction, as did the Special US edition of the Malte Chronograph.  The Platinum Jubilee, the YG Toledos and the YG Mercator all sold at the high end of their ranges.  A full list of results is available at antiquorum.com.  

I took advantage of the opportunity created by the timing of the auction to add some long desired platinum to my collection as well, and as soon as they arrive from HK, I will post some on-the wrist photos:

Antiquorum Hong Kong Auction

Antiquorum Hong Kong Auction

2 beautiful pieces Michael, the chrono is stunning and the 247 is a
06/24/2013 - 00:54
Forefather of the open dial craze of the 2nd half of the 2000s
Thanks Alex. I've wanted a 247 since the first photo I ever saw
06/24/2013 - 01:07
I like the fact that both of these are numbered limited edition models, but the 247 attracted me in particular because it was quite unique/revolutionary for VC at the time.
What a great pair of watches, Michael.
06/24/2013 - 09:41
The 47245 is one of my favorite Vacheron Constantin watches. It is just beautiful and the way the designers have made the layout of the movement seen from the front is striking in its simplicity. You have a wonderful collection and I will be looking forward to seeing what's next in your portfolio.   Thanks for sharing.   Kent
Thanks Kent
06/24/2013 - 23:54
Look forward to meeting you in person some time!
Very lovely additions, Michael
06/24/2013 - 16:38
Congratulations! Wear them in the best of health. Looking forward to seeing them in person soon. Joseph
You need another weekend in NYC!
06/24/2013 - 23:57
Come on down and we'll try on some watches.
Congratulations, Mike!
06/24/2013 - 17:57
You are the King of the Auctions! Those are two very special VCs.  I really want to see the dial of the 49002 in person (hint, hint).  Enjoy these beauties. Best, Robert
Thanks Robert - I was thinking of you
06/24/2013 - 23:58
when that Saltarello went on the block.
Congrats, Mike....
06/24/2013 - 19:17
I especially love the 247! Bill
Thanks Bill
06/25/2013 - 00:00
I'll post some pics on your home turf as well when I get them.
You can never
06/24/2013 - 23:30
..have too much platinum, in my book! Big congrats! Beautiful watches, and like others here, would love to press the metal.... Gary
You were my Pt950 inspiration
06/25/2013 - 00:03
Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Well done
06/25/2013 - 17:11
From one platinum fan to another CONGRATULATIONS Wear them in good health How about a post with our other platinum pieces?
Re: Antiquorum Hong Kong Auction
06/27/2013 - 02:42
Thank you for sharing and congratulations! The first one is really beautiful however the second one is rarely seen:-)