Antiquorum’s Noga Hilton Hotel, 13th November 2005 Auction Totaled CHF 8,429,578

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 250

“The Platinum Mono-Poussoir” Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 860229, case No. 604815. Made in 1937, sold on January 17, 1939. Exceptional and possibly unique gentleman's platinum wristwatch with single button chronograph on the crown, two-tone sector dial, instantaneous 30-minute register, tachometer and a platinum Patek Philippe buckle. Recently serviced by Patek Philippe and accompanied by the original fitted box and Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 1,601,250.00

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LOT 105

“Nizam of Hyderabad” - Watch with 7 Complications Attributed to Henri Grandjean & Cie, (Le Lode), Swiss, No. 1011. Made for Marcks & Co. Ltd, Bombay & Poona, circa 1900, sold to the Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mahbub Ali Khan (reigned 1869 –1911). Exceptionally fine, important and magnificent, astronomic minute-repeating heavy 18K yellow gold and pavé diamond-set (approx 75 cts) hunting-cased pocket watch with perpetual calendar, chronograph and moon phases. Accompanied by the magnificent original Marcks & Co. Ltd. 20K yellow gold chain set with seventy-nine old European and old mine-cut diamonds, the largest weighing approx. 14.50 ct., total weight approx. 80 ct. The watch case and chain have a total of 1269 round diamonds, having a total weight of approx 155 ct.

Sold for CHF 1,271,250.00

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LOT 108

“The Hunt” Watch with 13 Complications Gideon & Co., Locle, Swiss, No. 86825, the movement attributable to Henry Grandjean & Cie., (Le Locle). Made for the Indian market, circa 1900, sold to the Sixth Nizam of Hyderabad, Mahbub Ali Khan (reigned 1869 –1911). Very fine, important and rare, astronomic, grande and petite sonnerie, minute repeating, heavy 18K yellow gold, painted on enamel and rose-cut diamond-set eight day going twotrain keyless clockwatch with triple date, chronograph, central progressive minute recording hand, moon phases and lunar calendar.

Sold for CHF 237,250.00

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LOT 248

“George V Royal Presentation, Aviator’s Chronograph” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 250752 / 402831, case No. 402831. Made on special order for the English Crown in 1925 and sold in 1926 via the Goldsmith’s Company. Presented to Admiral Richard Byrd in commemoration of his 1926 Arctic Expedition. Historically important and possibly unique, extra large and thin, gentleman’s 18K pink gold wristwatch chronometer with co-axial single button chronograph and register.

Sold for CHF 226,250.00

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LOT 65

“Sidereal and Mean Time Valet Astronomique” Breguet & Fils, No. 3144, “Pendule Astronomique”, sold to Monsieur Ducom on November 10, 1817 for 800 Francs. Very fine and important, mahogany eight-day going weight driven high precision astronomical floor-standing regulator with center seconds and pendulum calibrated for both sidereal and mean time.

Sold for CHF 226,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

EUR 50,000 - 80,000

USD 60,000 - 90,000

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LOT 55

"Ref. 3450 Roman" Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 1119812, case No. 2808594, Ref. 3450, third series. Made in 1985, sold on June 11th, 1985. Fine and rare, astronomic, self-winding, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, Roman numerals for the leap year indication and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by certificate.

Sold for CHF 193,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

EUR 50,000 - 80,000

USD 60,000 - 90,000

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LOT 176

Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 762008, case No. 688732, Ref. 2526, fourth generation. Sold on June 8, 1956. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, self-winding, 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with diamond-set dial and white gold Patek Philippe buckle. Recently serviced by Patek Philippe and accompanied by an Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 149,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 60,000 - 80,000

EUR 40,000 - 50,000

USD 47,000 - 62,000

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LOT 249

“Singing Bird Necessaire” Les Frères Rochat, musical movement attributed to Francois Lecoultre, and Charles Louis Desserre goldsmith. Geneva/France, made circa 1815. A superb and particularly rare gold, gilt-metal, mother-of-pearl and turquoise Boite a Necessaire, with Singing Bird and musical movements, Original plush-lined, tooled and gilt fitted case, the lid stamped with the initial P. within a scallop-shaped cartouche.

Sold for CHF 149,250.00

Estimations :

CHF 130,000 - 160,000

EUR 85,000 - 100,000

USD 100,000 - 125,000

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LOT 124

“Minute Repeat” Gérald Genta, Genève, No. 1, Ref. G. 4103 K. Produced in the 1990s. Exceptional and unique, octagonal, minute-repeating, self-winding, water-resistant, platinum, diamond and yellow sapphire gentleman’s wristwatch with a strap decorated with 6 hexagonal platinum bars, 2 set with diamonds and 4 with yellow sapphires, and a Gerald Genta platinum deployant clasp.

Sold for CHF 138,000.00

Estimations :

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

EUR 65,000 - 100,000

USD 80,000 - 120,000

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LOT 238

“Yellow Ref. 3450” Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 1119807, case No. 2808589, Ref. 3450, 3rd series. Made in 1985, retailed by Gübelin. Very fine, astronomic, water-resistant, self-winding, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases and leap year display and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 126,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 90,000 - 120,000

EUR 60,000 - 80,000

USD 70,000 - 90,000