Antiquorum sale, lot 101

If, by chance, any forum members have been attracted to lot 101 in the upcoming Antiquorum sale in NY, I recently viewed it in person, and found it to be less enticing in person than the catalogue image. To my taste, the case has been polished a bit too heavily.

This is a very subjective matter, of course, but I thought that my caution might be of use to anyone considering an absentee bid.

Feel free to send me a PM if you have any further questions.


Tony C.
09/18/2013 - 05:18
09/18/2013 - 16:12
09/19/2013 - 05:44
09/21/2013 - 01:50
09/21/2013 - 05:48
thanks for the heads up (nt)
09/18/2013 - 11:56
Re: Antiquorum sale, lot 101
09/18/2013 - 16:12
Thanks Tony, this one didn't attracts me that much, the one which looked really sublime to my eyes is the lot 436: with two tone case, guilloche dial and tear drop lugs,and central second  what an awesome combination! I am out of fund and I won't bid on that one but I wish that a fellow loungers will get it and would do some photos. cheers   Francois
Re: Antiquorum sale, lot 101
09/18/2013 - 17:15
Thanks Tony I was interested in this lot but I will pass now. As for lot 436 I know it seems weird but the lugs didn't look right to me!
Any thoughts on the Cornes de Vache
09/18/2013 - 19:02
currently on fleabay? surprise
Looks like its been pulled....
09/18/2013 - 22:30
I asked the seller for detailed pictures but its now NLA on fleabay.  Sincerely hope no one here got involved with that watch crying.
I saw it as well
09/19/2013 - 05:44
It looked pretty crappy
What did you spot Hamish?
09/20/2013 - 01:48
09/21/2013 - 01:50
it seemed to me that where the lugs were attached to the case it looked very poorly finished.
3X at Antiquorum
09/21/2013 - 05:48
Hiya Hamish smiley.  According to the case number, in the last seven years this 6087 has been auctioned 3X by Antiquorum (and who knows elsewhere; a real auction whore traded between watch speculators) however with a slightly different movement number...always possible that Antiquorum got it wrong.  However, the last sale in 2011 showed the piece newly restored, including the dial.  The fleabay item is in far rougher condition, as you've noted.  The dial lacks the SWISS and accent on GENEVE that is present on Antiquorum.  FWIW, LeCoultre offered a chronograph with the same case style as the Cornes; a good starting point for fakers! So I asked for larger pics from the seller but instead he pulled the item, yet sent a note back to me through fleabay saying the watch was still available...classic fraudster tactic angry.