some amazing VCs at Patrizzi's April 19 Geneva Auction

In November 2008 what was to be Patrrizzi's great come back ended up by being much ado about nothing as the technology let him down and many lots were left unsold. So for those who missed some of the amazing VCs, especially some very rare chronographs, here's a second chance.

Below a short review of some of the rarer pieces: 



Lot 165 Ref 2990: Monopusher cushion shaped chronograph. Produced in 10 examples in 1930. Estimate CHF: 120,000 - 150,000
some amazing VCs at Patrizzi's April 19 Geneva Auction



Lot 183 Ref 3307: Yellow gold officer cased co-axle single button chronograph circa 1925 Estimate CHF 100,000-150,000

some amazing VCs at Patrizzi's April 19 Geneva Auction

Lot 184: Unique large sized (37mm) minute repeater from 1941 It uses a very rare 14 ligne repeater movement which had previously been cased only in pendant watches. Estimate CHF: 170,000 - 220,000 

some amazing VCs at Patrizzi's April 19 Geneva Auction




Lot 209 ref 6087: The black dial was added at a later date making it  probably unique circa 1955. Estimate CHF 100,000-130,000

some amazing VCs at Patrizzi's April 19 Geneva Auction




Lot 229 ref 4083: Yellow gold chronograph with double-cylindrical hinged lugs circa 1939 Estimate chf 35,000-45,000


some amazing VCs at Patrizzi's April 19 Geneva Auction


Lot 236 ref 4075: Hinged hooded lugs chrono from circa 1941. It is believed that only 20 were made Estimate CHF 35,000-45,000

some amazing VCs at Patrizzi's April 19 Geneva Auction
I just love the plain dial and design of the minute repeater...
04/16/2009 - 17:05
Don't you, guys? Had it been larger... who knows? Are you taking a shot at any of the chronos, Chief?
+10 Radek!
04/16/2009 - 18:25
That minute repeater is a beautiful, classic look!  Are your tastes changing a little my friend?  Platinum VCs are being produced to slowly to satisfy your appetite? Have you turned to the Vintage side, young Skywalker?  Come, feel the power of Vintage! 
Slowly but surely, Dan...
04/16/2009 - 19:40
will get there someday to conquer the power of Vintage! For now, it's a simple statement I believe most of us will find true about the specific piece. Having acquired the simplest of the simpe recently (Patrimony EP) I can fully appreciate the absolute simplicity offered in the minute repeater. I guess I am also awed by the complication itself...  Anyway, I am happy with my PT VC range  an longing for QdI... Cheers Dan!
Agree but ...
04/16/2009 - 18:38
...love them all ! I am wondering if the cushion-shapped chronograph, is 100% original ? all the best to my fellow loungers, Berny
Extract from VC Archives
04/16/2009 - 19:11
Berny, this picture is found in the archive records at the back of The World of Vacheron Constantin by Lambelet.  Seems to confirm the piece, unless you suspect something wrong with the movement?
How do they chose the objects?
04/17/2009 - 02:34
Physically or by the sellers description and good pics? I heard different versions. I wonder if you, as I for instance I, have a bunch of VC's bought from Antiquorum,  when Patrizzi stillwere running the business together with, Karin, Dom and all the nice girls. Wolud he take them as they are, since they already are graded? Doc PS      I guess the answer, why don't you ask them yourself, but it's always nice to write to you Alex  DS