some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

The Novemebr Geneva sales are usually the auctions where the finest and rarest pieces are sold. I guess Christmas being around the corner, collectors gratify themselves with the timepiece of their dreams for a year of hard work.

This year is no exception, Christies and Antiquorum have some very interesting pieces for auction, the latter having some truly amazing vintage watches. Here is a short preview:

Antiquorum: November 11

Lot 119, Ref. 4072: Extremely rare (and beautiful) steel chronograph with two tone dial made in 1943.  Estimate: 75,000 CHF - 90,000 CHF (EUR 45,000 - 55,000) (USD 65,000 - 75,000)

some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

Lot 120 Ref. 92232 : What is interesting in this piece is that it is halfway between the vintage triple date models (uses cal 485, two tone dial, moon with a face...) and modern VCs (case shape). From 1985. Estimate: 18,000 CHF - 23,000 CHF
(EUR 11,000 - 14,000) (USD 15,000 - 20,000)

some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

Lot 224: Yellow gold, platinum and enamel hooded wrist watch from 1928. Its a perfect exezmple of Vacheron Constantin's desgn audacity thank's to their partnership with Parisian casemaker Verger Frères. Estimate: 40,000 CHF - 60,000 CHF 
(25,000 EUR - 35,000 EUR) (35,000 USD - 50,000 USD)

some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

Lot 225: From 1929 case in yellow gold and platinum. Doesn't get any better than this does it? Estimate: 80,000 CHF - 100,000 CHF (EUR 50,000 - 60,000) (USD 65,000- USD 85,000)

some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

Lot 260 Ref 4111: Cushion shaped yellow gold chronograph from 1937 Estimate: 65,000 CHF - 85,000 CHF
(EUR 40,000 - 50,000) (USD 55,000 - 70,000)


some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

Christies November 12

Lot 69 Ref 47102: Made in 1995, platinum skeleton chronograph, 38mm diameter. Estimate CHF 25,000 - 35,000 (Eur 15,000-21,000) (USD 21,800- 30,500)

some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

Lot 346 Ref 4735: From 1951 what is rather interesting in this watch is not only the extremely original dial guillochage but also its 38mm case which was considered as huge at a time when most men's watches were 33mm-35mm. Estmate CHF 8,000 - 12,000 (Eur 4,800-7,200) (USD 6,900-10,500)

some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week

Alex, you really create problem for me.
11/06/2007 - 12:00

I like everyone of them but I don't know which one to bid with my limited resources.

Regards

Ling

The yellow gold chronograph from 1937 is "magnifique"
11/06/2007 - 12:35

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Re: some very intereseneva next wee
11/06/2007 - 17:19

Is the cost incresing significantly after you add the extras? (comission, shipment, insurance etc.) If for example the final bid for a watch is $ 100.000 what you would expect to be the final price that the buyer will have to pay?

A question conserning auctions
11/06/2007 - 17:22

Is the cost incresing significantly after you add the extras? (comission, shipment, insurance etc.) If for example the final bid for a watch is $ 100.000 what you would expect to be the final price that the buyer will have to pay? Sorry about the crazy title at the previous post. My cigar fall on the keyboard.

George

basically you have a 20% buyer premium on the hammer price and a
11/06/2007 - 17:47

7.5% Swiss VAT. The buyer premium is reduced after a certain amount and the VAT is not applied if you take the watch out of Switzerland.

Shipping and insurance will also be applicable but depends on where you live and the price of the watch. Sometimes, if you live in Europe, its just better to fly to Geneva and pick up the watch.

So which one are you planning on bidding on?

So which one are you planning on bidding on?
11/07/2007 - 12:47

None this time but if I was it would be lot 120. All are beatifull, but I really like its simplicity and estimate :-) 

I agree with you...
11/07/2007 - 13:22

I do like the lot 120...  I would like it if VC came out with something similar in the Malte collection (basically, the 47112 without the chronograph complication...), in RG and PT...

Tempting the Doc
11/06/2007 - 20:25

You must be really tempting the Doc with this post.

KCC my friend!
11/07/2007 - 23:04

I have seen some of this before(!),

the were refurnished and photoshopped.

Not as nice as you could belive........

Doc

Some nice watches....
11/06/2007 - 21:37

specially the chrono

thanks

J

Lot 346!
11/06/2007 - 22:45

Wow, that lot 346 is everything I love about V&C. I'd ask y'all to hold off on bidding, but I won't be in the chase for that one.

What a dizzying array of case styles and dials they had back then. Why then and not now?

People want brand identity today. Many reproached VC for having too
11/07/2007 - 11:04

wide an array of pieces with no design elements in common which prevented the brand in having a) identifiable brand elements,  b) an iconic model and c) a immediately recognisable brand identity.

This is starting to change slowly with the creation of identifiable models (Patrimony) or the reworking of others (Malte). I personnaly think that it was needed and each model range will give satisfaction to a specific type of custommer. My favorite being the Historique model line and I can only see VC comming out with amazing pieces inspired from their rich past.

Lets not also forget that the models up for auction also span on almost 30 years... 

Very nice watches for a great number of them
11/07/2007 - 00:04

If you look at some of them carefully, you can see that they were sold for the 250 year anniversary in Antiquorum, April 2005. Some are even coming from the same source.

Doc, what do you think of the Art Déco pieces for sale? Some interest for you?

Nice.........!
11/07/2007 - 23:34

I just love that cushion cased chronograph (lot 260, ref 4111). Simply perfect.

kind regards,

Mark

That Ref 4735....
11/08/2007 - 15:52
as I understand it, the case of this reference is the basis for the Mercator watches. The dial on this lot is not to my taste, otherwise I might bid. This is the first of this reference I've ever seen at auction. Bill
now that you mention it I can definately see the ressemblance with the
11/08/2007 - 16:05

Mercator lugs.

Re: some very interesting VCs to be auctioned in Geneva next week
11/10/2007 - 15:24

Great watches.  Intersting to see lot 224 and 225 with opening cover.  I know that Patek made a watch similar to this just a few years ago, I think it was called the cabriolet.   But it was not nearly as elegant as lot 225.  I love that cushion shaped chronograph! 

Best regards,

Dino