As part of its Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Online Auction last year, AstaGuru offered limited edition watches by Audemars Piguet created in collaboration with German former racing driver Michael Schumacher and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. For the upcoming 2022 edition of AstaGuru's Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Online Auction, to be held on May 30th-31st, 2022, timepieces from brands including Patek Phillippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Piaget, Chopard, and Breguet will go under the hammer.
According to Jehangir Readymoney, AstaGuru's Timepiece Expert, The collectors have expressed immense interest in luxury and vintage watches in the last few years. Catering to these demands, AstaGuru has consistently offered exquisite and rare watches in its timepieces auctions. Created by the best horological brands in the world, the selection presents a great opportunity for serious collectors to acquire rare timepieces.
Of the many watches on offer, following are the ones that caught our eye:
Gold Chronometro Gondolo Pocket watch by Patek Philippe (Lot 15)
The auction includes a 1910 18K Gold Chronometro Gondolo Pocket watch by Patek Philippe with awhite dial, gold crafted hands, and painted Roman numerals indicating hours. The watch features Calibre 152071, comes with a subsidiary dial at 6 oÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂclock, and has an engraved caseback with symmetric design pattern, circa 1910. Estimated at Rs 6, 50,000 - Rs 7,50,000.
Patek Philippe 18K Yellow Gold Vintage Wristwatch Ref No. 3553-1 (Lot 19)
This wristwatch, circa 1973, features a gold dial stamped with retailer 'Beyer's' logo at 6 o'clock., and crafted hands for hour and minute. The watch has an 18K gold bark finish case with gold dial, and a straight-line lever escapement. The watch comes with an official certificate of identity and a guarantee of origin. Estimate: Rs 7,00,000 - 8,00,000.
Piaget watches (Lot 132 and Lot 129)
Lot 132 is a Limelight Tonneau Shaped Diamond Wristwatch, Ref No P10266, which features the Piaget 690P quartz movement. The dial is set with 293 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.9K), while the crown is set with a brilliant-cut diamond (approx. 0.1K). Estimated at the Rs 50,00,000 - Rs 60,00,000.
Lot 129 is the Diamond Polo Large Wristwatch by Piaget. The timepiece in an 18K white gold case with a pava diamond dial and bezel. Estimate: Rs 29,00,000 - Rs 32,00,000.
Chopard LÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂHeure Du Diamant Oval Ref No. 139383-5002 (Lot 74)
This Chopard that will be offered with an estimate of Rs 20,00,000 - Rs 22,00,000. The LHeure Du Diamant Oval watch comes with a rose gold case with factory set diamonds on the bezel and lugs. The pave diamond gold dial gets Arabic numerals and a sapphire crystal caseback with six screws. The watch is completed on a leather strap with gold pin buckle set with diamonds.
Pink Gold Tank Anglaise Large Model Wristwatch by Cartier (Lot No 45)
An 18 karat Pink Gold Tank Anglaise Large Model Wristwatch by Cartier will be auctioned at an estimated price of Rs 27,00,000 - Rs 30,00,000. The watch comes with a rose gold case, an 18 karat rose gold bezel. The timepiece is set with 82 brown diamonds of 25 karats each as the watch gets an inverted brown diamond for the crown with a gold sapphire crystal caseback with six screws. The watch is completed on a leather strap with rose gold fold clasp set with diamonds. this timepiece is presented with original box & papers.
Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Volcano Wristwatch (Lot 95)
From Audemars Piguet, there is a Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Volcano Wristwatch (Ref No. 26170st.oo.d101cr.01) with a price tag of Rs 18,00,000 - Rs 20,00,000. The watch is powered by Calibre 3126/3840 automatic movement with 55 hours of power reserve. The stainless steel caseback comes with eight visible screws, and a leather strap with stainless steel folding clasp.
Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Wristwatch (Lot 107)
There is also a Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Wristwatch (Ref No. 26170st.oo.d101cr.02). The watch will be auctioned at the same price tag but will come with the original box. Powering the watch is a Calibre 3126/3840 automatic movement with 55 hours of power reserve. The watch comes with a silver tapestry "waffle" design textured dial with flat black subdials. The watch comes with a stainless steel caseback with eight visible screws and gets completed on a leather strap with stainless steel deployant clasp, circa 2011. Estimated price: Rs 18,00,000-Rs 20,00,000.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date Wristwatch (Lot 14)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date Wristwatch Ref 116610LV will be offered with an estimate of Rs 18,00,000 - Rs 19,00,000. Powering the watch is a Calibre 3135 automatic movement with 48 hours of power reserve. The 40mm watch comes on a stainless steel case with a green bezel and green dial and a date window at 3 o'clock. The watch comes on a stainless steel oyster bracelet with a stainless steel oyster folding clasp.
Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel Wristwatch (Lot 98)
The Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel Wristwatch will be presented in the same box with an estimated price of Rs 17,00,000 - Rs. 19,00,000. The watch is powered by Calibre 4030 with a 54-hour of power reserve. The watch comes with stainless steel case and a black baton dial. A key part of the model's identity is the bezel with a tachymetre scale for measuring average speeds of up to 400 miles or kilometres per hour. Circa 2015.
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