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Exquisite Modern and Vintage Timepieces
Modern and vintage timepieces are coming to London Auction this month, featuring pieces from some of the most prestigious manufacturers. This auction is focused on accessibility offering exquisite watches of all price points. Discover the highlights of the Auction, selected by Benoit Colson, Sotheby’s Watches Specialist.
Whether this will be your first piece to start a collection or something to add to your existing one, these auction is one you will not want to miss.
Limited Edition Patek Philippe
This rare Patek Philippe wristwatch has only been produced in very limited numbers. It’s a breathtaking example of the finest craftsmanship. The attention paid to the hand painted enamel dial inspired by the famous Azulejos tiles made in Portugal is spectacular. Further to this, the quality of the hinged case and every detail of the movement make it one of the most beautiful and collectable modern time only Patek Philippe pieces.
Rare Tudor Timepiece
This unique Tudor wristwatch is one of the very few that is known to exist with its case back with the crest of the Sultanate of Oman. An interesting fact is that this particular watch has been illustrated in the important Tudor Anthology book by Alberto Isnardi. While Tudor pieces are still undervalued in today’s market they are becoming more and more collectable.
Tudor, A rare stainless steel automatic chronograph wristwatch with date and engraved with the emblem of the Sultanate of Oman, circa 2004 | Estimate £5,000–8,000
Iconic Rolex Daytona Timepiece
This iconic timepiece is one of the most iconic wristwatches of all time. It has been consigned by its original owner and it comes with the original presentation case and guarantee. To find such sough-after piece is becoming very rare, especially when it is fitted with an attractive Sigma dial.
Rolex, A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch Daytona, circa 1975 | Estimate £25,000–45,000
Stainless Steel Submariner Watch
The explorer dial Submariners are considered trophies by Rolex collectors. From the family of the original this piece has its original box, paperwork, and advertising pamphlet that came with it at purchase. It therefore encompasses everything that is meant by the term ‘Grail’ watch. With the market as it is today this is an exceedingly rare opportunity to acquire a ‘barn find’ example.
Rolex, A stainless steel Submariner with explorer dial, circa 1964 | Estimate £30,000–50,000
Rare Calendar Desk Breguet Timepiece
This rare silver perpetual calendar desk timepiece from 1931 is just one of the handful timepieces known to exist. Breguet represent the quintessence of sophisticated understatement and demonstrate that this timeless style can be appreciated not only by a watch collector, but also a 20th-century design enthusiast.
Breguet, A rare silver perpetual calendar desk timepiece, made in 1931 | Estimate £25,000–35,000