the unique Ref 6448 repater sells for a pretty amazing

CHF 363,000 (for an estimate of CHF 150,000-250,000) at Christie's Geneva auction held today



A vintage reference 4178 in yellow gold with an estimate of CHF 18,000-24,000 sold for a hefty CHF47,500




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good to see the vintage market growing at a fast pace...
05/14/2012 - 14:07
on the other hand unique pieces have always been quite in demand, so no wonder they carry thos hefty price tags and do well at auctions. All in all, congratulations to the lucky owners!
Deserved in this case.
05/14/2012 - 14:49
Beautiful pieces
Re: the unique Ref 6448 repater sells for a pretty amazing
05/14/2012 - 15:22
What's that sound? Oh, it's the sound of the 3 VC Boutiques stocking vintage upping the prices...
if you read the Guten or Torres interviews you'll see that VC's policy
05/14/2012 - 15:47
is not to interfere on the vintage market other than buying special historically important pieces for their museum. VC would never pay these sums for pieces to be sold in the boutiques considering that VC restores the watches, puts on strap, buckle, certificate of authenticity and presentation box. If you add a margin the watches would be way over what the market would pay and unsellable so I can confidently say that VC was not bidding on these pieces for the boutiques. I'll know soon if the ref 6448 was bought by VC for the museum (which I don't think so) or if it went to a private party.
got a mail from the winning bidder...its not VC but a Lounger!
05/15/2012 - 18:39
"a many of wealth and taste" as Mike Jagger sang yes
Congrats to the Lucky Lounger! Enjoy your new watch to the utmost!
05/15/2012 - 19:26
It looks amazing in the pictures and videos heartyes I'm very happy for you! Best Regards, Dan
Looking forward to a full review!!
05/15/2012 - 20:22
I know anonymity may be desired, but wouldn't it be wonderful if the owner could arrange, perhaps through Alex, to review this magnificent timepiece for our benefit enlightened.
Great News ! Hope to see it here :)
05/15/2012 - 20:26
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No more guessing, right?
05/16/2012 - 01:25
Joseph, Tim, Bill, Martin.... And the list goes on ;-))))
Not I sir. I just got back to civilization from riding elephants
05/19/2012 - 15:34
For a week. Hope to hear more details on this beauty. Best to all from the Land of Smiles, Tim
Mick Jagger was referring to Satan . . .
05/16/2012 - 16:32
Probably not the buyer,  but he may have a role.  How many of us have said, to ourselves or our spouses, "the devil made me do it"
museum would make sense boutique not !
05/15/2012 - 11:20
NT
Re: the unique Ref 6448 repater sells for a pretty amazing
05/16/2012 - 20:47
The ref6448 repeater is amazingly pretty, worths the pretty amazing price sold at.