On June 13 (Sotheby's) and June 14 (Antiquorum) in New York were held the last auctions of the season. Whereas most of the VCs on aution did well without being extraordinary the Antiquorum auction held some nice surprises the biggest being the sale price of a platinum Chronographe Historique.
Lot 38 was estimated at between $15,000-$20,000 and it more than doubled its low estimate selling for a whopping $34,200! Another platinum Chronograph Historique had sold in May in Christie's Geneva auction for $29,600! The next sales will let us have a clearer idea as whether this is a trend or one off results. It does seem however that collectors are more and more attracted to this piece with its beautiful proprtions, fantastic movement and prestegious brand name.
Other interesting lots at the Antiquorum auction were two tourbillons depicting VCs undisputed skeletonising talents
lot 203 Tourbillon Malte Squelette (current production) Estimated at $90,000 - $120,000 sold for $123,150
lot 268 Tourbillon Skeleton a now discontinued pink gold model from the Complications line dating from the 90s estimated between $70,000 - $90,000 $100,150