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This 2499, fresh to the market, was purchased by the late father of the present owners in the early 1960s in Caracas, Venezuela. It is distinguished by its 37.6mm Wenger case (indicated by the key symbol numbered 1 to the inside of the snap on back), the SERPICO Y LAINO, CARACAS signature to the combined date and moon phases dial, and the superb condition it is in. No other ref. 2499, all four series combined, retailed by Patek Philippe’s celebrated representative in Venezuela is known to exist till date, other than this one.
Made in 1959, this watch has been consigned by the family of the original owner who have kept it in very good condition. It's available with all the paperwork and certificate. This timepiece is one of the firm's rarest perpetual calendars.
Featuring an Mk I dial, this stainless steel Panda has been consigned by the family of the original owner.
A rare cloisonné enamel dial is a highlight from the Rolex lots. This unique reference has been consigned by a private collector.
A rare pink-gold Rolex world time watch with a Louis Cottier system, circa 1945, it's one of the only three known to exist till date.
Hailing from the property of the late Claude Nobs, founder of the famous Montreux Jazz Festival, this Patek Philippe enamel watch entitled “Apollon et Issé” is decorated with a unique enamel painting after François Boucher created by master enamellist G. Menni in 1985, who worked for Patek Philippe on several commissioned pieces throughout the 80s. Accompanying the watch is a unique gold and enamel Patek Philippe watch stand named “Le Lion” with an impressive gold weight of over 1 kilo. This ensemble was part of the interior of Nobs’ mystique chalet “Le Picotin” and admired by countless musicians and artists he entertained over decades
With nine complications, including a minute repeating perpetual calendar as well as a split seconds chronograph, this pocket watch was gifted to Mr. Chrysler by his friend and business partner James C. Brady, owner of Maxwell Motor Company in 1922.
The Breguet no. 3105 has been consigned by a descendant of the watches original owner, the second Earl of Lucan. The watch is an extremely fine and important, possibly unique, minute repeating on gong and quarters à toc, jump-hour watch with equation of time chart.
A world-first combination of complications, this is the only wristwatch to feature a tourbillon with single button chronograph, retrograde date and retrograde GMT and rolling days of the week and moon phase displays. This is the first of eleven limited editions and is designed by Christophe Claret and Peter Speake-Marin.
A 50-piece limited edition, this is the only mechanical watch with a music function that provides four tunes on four separate musical discs. These are W.A. Mozart - The Magic Flute (Glockenspiel), J. Pachelbel – Canon, J. Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.1, and Vivaldi - The Four Seasons (Spring).
Thomas Prescher Tourbillon This is the first Thomas Prescher Tourbillon to be offered at public auction. Consigned by the original owner, the watch features a triple axis flying tourbillon with a constant force mechanism. It is also the first wristwatch to feature a constant force mechanism within the tourbillon carriage itself.