Yesterday Christie's held its last major watch auction of the season in Hong Kong. A wide array of Vachron Constantin watches were offered, mainly modern. These models did rather good, a yello gold Mercator models seem to be stuck in the $22k-$25k range, its a lot of money but still a great bang for the buck..I'll never say it enough!
LOT 2818, "MALTE PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH platinum, the ws was estimated at HK$350,000 -HK$400,000 ($45,081 - $51,522) and sold way above its high estimate at HK$583,500 ($75,108). It's a lot of money but still rather "affordable" considering the complication, the movement and its platinum case.
LOT 2875, Perpetual calendar Minute repeater in platinum, it was estimated at HK$800,000 - HK$1,200,000 ($103,043 - $154,565) and more than doubled its low estimate selling for HK$1,927,500 ($248,108)
Lot 2890 Singing Bird Box: silver and enamel singing bird box with clock, made in 1931. Very conservatively estimated at US$15,000-21,000 it went for a whopping HK$667,500 ($85,921)
LOT 2932, MEDICUS: In pink gold estimated at HK$160,000 - HK$240,000 ($20,609 - $30,913) it sold for HK$199,500 ($25,680)
LOT 2935, "MERCATOR" Europe/Asia, YG: A watch all VC aficionados should have!! Estimated at HK$80,000 - HK$120,000 ($10,304 - $15,456) it more than doubled it's low estimate selling for HK$199,500 ($25,680)
LOT 2936, "MERCATOR" Europe/Asia 950 PLATINUM estimated surprisingly almost at the same price as the YG model HK$100,000 - HK$150,000 ($12,880 - $19,321) it more than tripled its low estimate going for HK$343,500 ($44,215)