Traditionally the May and Nov auctions held in Geneva see the auctioning of some really amazing watches and consequently non less amazing prices. The May auctions held this week were no exception. We saw the strenghtening of Rolex and a stagnation of PP.
VC did relatively well esoecially with 2 exceptional watches auctioned at Sotheby's.
Antiquorum May 11
Lot 121 - Tribute to Great Explorers "Magellan" dial. In the past 2 years this watch has been doing extremely well it really is what VC stans for, Metiers d'Art with its enamel dial and alternative time display. Estimated between chf 45.000-chf 65.000 it sold for CHF 77.500
Christie's May 12
Lot 282 - A Chronometer Tourbillon with guillaume balance, movement made in the 1940s and watch cased in the 1990s. Very few of these exists and often with a different dial. Estimated at chf 65.000-95.000 it almost tripled its low estimate and sold for chf 173.000
Sotheby's May 14
WOW 2 VCs at Sotheby's were sure to blow us away and they did not disappoint!
- Lot 209, one of the original Cottier world times made for VC in 1933 in a pink and white gold case. Estimated conservatively betwen chf 28.000-35.000 It went for over 10 times its low estimate selling for chf 305.000!!!!!
- Lot 211 An achingly beautiful platinum triple calendar with moonphase and power reserve display from 1932, estimated once again with a very low estimate of chf 15.000 - 25.000 it sold for a whopping chf 173.000!