New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's

The New York (and California for Bonhams) auctions will close the year and a good opportunity to have a look at what VCs are for sale. Surprisingly where with the current meltdown more and more rare high end Patek Philippe’s are showing at auction Vacheron Constantin pieces seem to be taking the opposite direction. 

Here are some of the more interesting pieces for sale:

Antiquorum Dec 10 
Lot 128: Stainless Steel, “Two-Tone Dial” made in the 1950s. Estimate: 5,000 USD - 7,500 USD (4,000 EUR - 6,000 EUR)

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's

Lot 129
Curved platinum case made in 1929. Estimate: 10,000 USD - 15,000 USD (7,800 EUR - 12,000 EUR) 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Lot 130
Flame Shoulders made in the 1950’s. 18K rose gold wristwatch with heavy sculpted shoulders. Estimate: 5,000 USD - 7,000 USD (4,000 EUR - 5,500 EUR) 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Lot 132 Ref. 6394: automatic, yellow gold screw back case with two-tone dial . Made in the 1960s. Estimate: 5,500 USD - 7,500 USD
(EUR 4,300 – 6,000) 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Lot 241 ref 91030:
rose gold Carrée Historique No. 33/600, made in 2000. Estimate: 3,000 USD - 5,000 USD (2,300 EUR - 4,000 EUR) 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's

Lot 395 ref 31039/2 Yellow gold case n° 94/300, made in a limited edition of 300 pieces in the 1990’s. The dial features a signature of Sultan Suleiman, Le Magnifigue To be sold without reserve. Estimate: 3,000 USD - 4,000 USD (2,300 EUR - 3,100 EUR)

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Bonhams Dec 11

Lot 110 ref 49005: Platinum automatic perpetual calendar chronograph Estimate: $30,000 - 50,000 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Lot 132 ref 43050: Mercator in platinum with polychrome enamel dial depicting North America Estimate: $22,500 - 27,500

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's

Lot 133 Ref 43041: White gold Saltarello No.90/200 Estimate: $12,000 - 15,000

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Christie’s Dec 12 

Lot 159 ref 85250: White gold Jubilee 1755 N0. 222/500 Estimate $22,000 - $28,000 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Lot 162 ref 47101: Platinum Chronographe Historique Estimate $10,000 - $15,000 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Lot 241: Yellow gold case with unusual lugs circa 1950 Estimate $ 3,000 - $4,000 
New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's


Lot 301 ref 43050: Yellow gold Mercator with engraved dial representing the Americas. Estimate $15,000-$20,000 

New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's
Not very eciting.
12/08/2008 - 16:58
Strange is when you look at the estimates, they seems very low, but suddenly it becomes more clear. The dollar has grown Cheers Doc
Just my 2cs...
12/08/2008 - 17:37
Obviously Lot 241 is of interest to me, both Lots 241! IMHO a NOS WG Carree for $7,500.US is a better buy. That being said: The 1950's Lot 241 is really a beauty. Why is Lot 159 more or less twice the value of Lot 162? Any or all of your comments, please. Thanx, Miki 
considering that these are just estimations the Chrono Historique's
12/08/2008 - 18:15
final price may not be too far from the Jubilee 1755. On the other hand the Jubilee 1755 is one of those watches which immediately found a following and which sells for around its list price at auctions.
Please remember other auctions' results for Chrono Historique lately
12/08/2008 - 22:31

As they didn't reach the level of high prices they have not been very well received here on HL either... maybe Chrono Historiques just haven't been the most favorite among collectors in the recent months 

Re: Just my 2cs...
12/08/2008 - 18:21

More I see the estimation of the Chrono Historique PT, and more I prefer that there is none estimation what kind of (non blind) expert can give an estimation between 10 and 15KUSD May be the Lemania movement is not included?

ROTFLMAO swell said :-) NT
12/08/2008 - 18:39
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Re: Re: Just my 2cs...
12/08/2008 - 19:02
Christies and Sothebys do this all the time. THe results will be very interesting indeed, given the prevailing economic situation. Check out the FS ads at at few other sites. It looks like the ratio of FS/SOLD is very very high. And don't forget the 20-25% premium (ouch!) Regards, Joseph
Re: New York Dec auction preview: Antiquorum, Bonhams and Christie's
12/09/2008 - 01:54
Alex, thanks for sharing. Lot 241, circa 2000 is calling out to me. Its a beauty. Best regards, Matt
Which Lot 241??? [nt]
12/09/2008 - 06:08
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Thanks Alex...that post cost me a few bucks.
12/13/2008 - 20:05
which one? (nt)
12/15/2008 - 11:03
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