April 19 Geneva Patrizzi auction results

There is no doubt that things will not be the same and the Patrizzi auction was a good example. Most lots sold but the market has calmed down and the crazy prices we were seeing some time ago are signs of the past, the question is are they gone for good? Time will tell

Of the Vacheron Constantin watches for sale all but 2 sold. There was a huge array of chronographs that did rather well, so did the triple calendars.

Here are some of the pieces having obtained the highest prices

Lot 165 Ref 2990: Monopusher cushion shaped chronograph. Produced in 10 examples in 1930. Estimate CHF: 120,000 - 150,000 sold for CHF 90,000

April 19 Geneva Patrizzi auction results


Lot 183 Ref 3307:
Yellow gold officer cased co-axle single button chronograph circa 1925 Estimate CHF 100,000-150,000 sold for CHF 110,000

April 19 Geneva Patrizzi auction results


Lot 184:
Unique large sized (37mm) minute repeater from 1941 It uses a very rare 14 ligne repeater movement which had previously been cased only in pendant watches. Estimate CHF: 170,000 - 220,000 sold for CHF 180,000

April 19 Geneva Patrizzi auction results

Lot 229 ref 4083: Yellow gold chronograph with double-cylindrical hinged lugs circa 1939 Estimate chf 35,000-45,000 sold for CHF 40,000

April 19 Geneva Patrizzi auction results


Lot 236 ref 4075:
Hinged hooded lugs chrono from circa 1941. It is believed that only 20 were made Estimate CHF 35,000-45,000 sold for CHF 38,000
April 19 Geneva Patrizzi auction results



CHF 90,000 the Monopusher! is it the crisis? (nt)
04/21/2009 - 21:21

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Still fantastic prices compared to the overall market.
04/21/2009 - 22:44
Looking at paintings and sculptures and last, but not least, furniture,  watches keep auction prices at a high level! Personally I think it's because a watch you buy for yourself, nobody can see it, probably in a vault, but even on the wrist, it's impossible to see that it represent 100.000 CHf, whether a painting on the wall, is bought to be seen by everyone, not least visitors.Now we see examples of exspensive vintage watches above,  it would also be of great interest to see what the prices are at half the level, or lower. I'm talking of watches for 5.000-20.000 CHF. This auction had some of similar objects, and it was a very, very special auction. Please enlarge the pics and notice the grading! This one, which I think is the most beautiful wristwatch VC has ever made, went for 95.000 CHF hammer  and with premium 109.000. And this ref 4075 went for 40.000 CHF hammer and with premium 46.000 Still a strong believer in vintage watches, wearing the finest names of them all, Vacheron&Constantin Sorry for bad images but they are scanned from my catalogue   hej, Doc
Agree with Doc
04/26/2009 - 03:21
The auction prices are still high.  Not really a bargain. Regards Ling