Mixed results at Sotheby's Geneva Nov 13 auction

Sotheby's Geneva sale featured an amazing selection of Vacheron Constantin timepieces to simple thre handed to the ultra complicated and rare Saint Gervais but results were mixed (all watche selling well other than for the two stars of the show).  Would also like to have your thoughts on this

Lot 154

Ref 4764 "cioccolatone" with an amazing weaved gold bracelet (not VC). Estimate CHF 24 000 - 40 000. Sold for CHF 72,100!!!

Mixed results at Sotheby's Geneva Nov 13 auction


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Lot 155

Circa 1937. Estimate CHF 30 000 - 50 000. It has the particularilty of having hinged lugs as well as olive shaped pushers. Extremely rare! Sold for CHF 92,500


Mixed results at Sotheby's Geneva Nov 13 auction


Lot 212

Minute repeater, perpetual calendar with moonphase and chronograph. Made in 1916. Estimate CHF 80 000 - 120 000.  Sold for CHF 110,500
Mixed results at Sotheby's Geneva Nov 13 auction



Lot 248

An extremely rare Ref 4261 pink gold minute repeater from 1943. Ref 4261 was made in inly 36 pieces and this one is the very first made! Estimate was a very conservative CHF 130 000 - CHF 150 000.  Sold for CHF 242,500. 
Its the case of seeing the glass half full or half empty. CHF 242k is a big amoount but I find it not enough for sucha rare piece!

Mixed results at Sotheby's Geneva Nov 13 auction



Lot 290

One of the extremely rare Saint Gervais watches to appear at auction. Made in only 55 pieces in platinum with tourbillon, perpetual calendar and a 250h (10 days) power reserve. Estimate CHF 300 000 - CHF 500 000.

T
he watch did not sell! The reserve may have been too high but at a low estimate of CHF 300k it should have sold!

Mixed results at Sotheby's Geneva Nov 13 auction
Interesting. Thanks for posting
11/14/2012 - 12:24
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The 1952 Rectangle with Cal. 477 Bumper went at low estimate
11/14/2012 - 17:05
Did you get it?
unfortunately not, I was so certain that it would go for a
11/14/2012 - 17:13
higher price that I didn't even bid!
I was thinking about it as well,
11/14/2012 - 18:47
but with the early start of the auction, it was long gone by the time I woke up (6 am EST). Also I knew you were interested in it so I didn't want to compete. angel Regards, Joseph
Re: Mixed results at Sotheby's Geneva Nov 13 auction
11/16/2012 - 17:37
I had a go at the Cioccolatone but its too rich for me.  I felt the condition is not as nice as I wanted it to be.  Much rather slowly search for another if i ever see one again!