Please see Alex article below from Monday 14 Sept. below!
To my astonishment lot 228 ref. 4877 Estimate: 3,000 USD - 5,000 USD was sold at 18.000 USD hammer incl.,
a not unusual Vacher&Constantin model, beautiful as most of them are, but I can't ever understand
these 'idolize' prices.
That's not a true V&C collector, it's Marlon freak
Anyhow it's where the normal price should be for such a beautiful watch, rather a fat actor had it or not
Next surprise is a give away price 15.600 USD hammer incl. (!). for Lot 231 Ref 4178,
with an Estimate 15,000 USD - 25,000 USD and rember + hammer...
If the watch is in the shape it looks, it's just to congratule the winner
OTH Antiquorum has always been to overdoing in photoshops.....something many of us buyers know!
I prefer Sotheby's, Christie's, Dr Crott and Bonhams, which all print plain photos,
even though sometimes I hate those pics with several watches on one pic..
Third surprise for me was that Malte has been at last accepted as a 'Classic V&C'.
I never believed that Lot 308 Ref 30066R: rose gold Malte Tourbillon. Estimate: 60,000 USD - 90,000 USD,
should reach the estimate...but it surely did at 90.000 USD incl. hammer!
These results speak the language that I'm trying over and over to use.
Vacheron&Constantin will be a winner very, very soon.
Especially if they accept their real name Vacheron&Constantin
Genearlly all Auction houses, except DR Crott, makes a big misstake,
not showing the movements on the net or in their catalogues.
All of you doesn't own an appartment in Geneva, NY, Hong Kong, London etc,
as I do.
No that was just a joke
Nice wekend to all you my dear aficionados