Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts

Auction season is starting and from the quality and rarity of the VCs being offered either collectors have been hit by the market and they need to cash out or VC is starting to be looked at as a real collector brand thus the higher offer. Time will tell. 

The surprising part is that these 3 auctions have mainly modern VC as opposed to the habitual vintage models.

Sotheby's shoots first with its Oct sale in Honk Kong


Sotheby's Hong Kong Oct 7 

LOT 1432 : Platinum Mercator with Africa/Europe/Asia dial.  With a ridiculous low estimate of  HKD 90,000—130,000 (euro 8,000 - 11,500 / $ 11,600 - 16,700


Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts




LOT 1433 : Malte Tonneau Tourbillon in rose gold. Estimate: HK$ 500,000—650,000 (euro 44,000-57,000 / $ 64,300- 83,600)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts

LOT 1434: Set of 2 Hommage aux Grands Explorateurs, Zeng He and Magellan dials. This is the very 1st time I'm seeing any of these watches on the secondary market!! Estimate ridiculously low (once again) at HKD 280,000—400,000 (euro 24,700 - 32,250 / $ 36,000 - 51,500

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts


LOT 1435: Platinum Malte perpetual calendar chronograph. Estimated at HKD 400,000—550,000 (euro 35,255 - 48,500 / $ 51,500 - 70,800

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts

LOT 1449:
 yellow gold and enamel oriental pocket watch circa 1927. Estimate: HK$ 80,000—100,000 (euro 7,000-8,800 / 
$ 10,300 - 12,900)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts

 


Antiquorum New York Oct 16
Lot 83 ref 30050: platinum double barrel tourbillon with power reserve from the 90s. Estimate $70,000-90,000 (euro 50,000-65,000)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts



Lot 84 ref 30040: pink gold Malte perpetual calendar minute repeater. Launched in 2006 in 30 pieces. To the best of my knowledge this is the 1st time one appears at auction. Estimate :$200,000 - 250,000 (euro 140,000 - 175,000)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts




Lot 195: skeleton minute repeater in rose gold. Estimate $200,000 - 250,000 (euro 140,000 - 170,000) 

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts

 Lot 356: platinum Chronograph Historique. Estimate $25,000 - 35,000 (euro 18,000 - 25,000)
 
Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts


Lot 358 ref 30020: platinum perpetual calendar minute repeater from the 90s. Estimate $175,000 - 230,000 (euro 122,000 - 155,000)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts



Sotheby's New York Oct 17



Lot 47 ref 30050:  yellow gold double barrel tourbillon with power reserve indicator from the 90s. Estimate: 50,000—70,000  (euro 34,250 - 48,000)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts



LOT 48 ref 47031: rose gold malte perpetual calendar with retrograde date. Estimate: $25,000—35,000 (euro 17,100 - 24,000)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts



LOT 68: yellow gold chronograph from 1946  Estimate: $20,000—30,000 (euro 13,700 - 20,500)

Interesting VCs for aucton in Hong Kong and New York and some 1sts 

Attended a preview of the Sotheby's HK auction...
09/28/2008 - 03:32
and there was also a nice platinum QP Minute Repeater with another, if I recall correctly, low estimate.  If anyone needs more info, I can dig out the catalogue... Of course, as we all kniow, low estimates are a long standing tactic used by auction houses to generate interest and more bidding activity. Cheers, Duncan
How about gettin' me and the "Don" an invite to one of these things...
09/29/2008 - 01:05
Then we can make them an offer they can't refuse, if you know what I mean. Luca
LOL Miki but no invitation needed as they are public previews. :-) nt
09/29/2008 - 02:39
VC
an invitation to walk away with one of these? yeah like your thinking
09/30/2008 - 10:54
Some very nice pieces, the Magellan HGE is very interesting
09/29/2008 - 02:52
to me. I do believe that Duncan is spot on about the "tactic" of pulling in more bidders with these starting low prices. It will be very interesting to see what they actually sell for this time around. Thanks for the look. Best to all, Tim
Yep, Magellan is the one I would preferably choose...
09/29/2008 - 12:16
Seems like the Loungers have gone wild on the alternative time display pieces recently thanks to Alex's last two articles on HL... this set of two TTGE pieces should be a hot seller!