Antiquorum’s Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, 13th November 1994 Auction Totaled CHF 4,237,295

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 111

The most complicated watch ever made by Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 415810, case No. 258597, manufactured between 1930 and 1935, purchased by His Excellency Boulent Raoul and presented to His Majesty King Farouk of Egypt. Unique extra large, 18 ct. gold, keyless minute repeating "Grande and Petite sonnerie" moon phase astronomical clock-watch with perpetual calendar, split seconds chronograph with 30 minute instantaneous recorder and alarm, with power reserve indicators for both the going and the striking trains, in original mahogany fitted box.

Sold for CHF 1,158,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 74

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 386583, case No. 9359 by Verger Frères, Paris, delivered on 9 December 1925, retailed by Lacloche Frères, Paris. Extremely fine 18 ct. gold end enamel, diamond-set, onyx, amber and emerald Art-Deco,eight day going time-piece with a dial in mother of pearl, in original fitted box with coloured photocopy of the original drawings by Verger.

Sold for CHF 267,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 250,000 - 300,000

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LOT 75

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 386589, case No. 9414 by Verger Frères, Paris, delivered on 23 February 1926, retailed by Gübelin, Lucerne. Extremely fine 18 ct. gold end enamel, diamond-set, chalcedony and lapis Art-Deco, eight day going tune-piece with a dial in mother of pearl, in original fitted box with coloured photocopy of the original drawings by Verger.

Sold for CHF 267,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 250,000 - 300,000

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LOT 31

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 344348, case No. 210418, completed in August 1908, delivered to Hausmann & Co., agent of Vacheron & Constantin in Rome and Naples. Retailed in Naples to Sig. Barone Anselmo Berlingieri on 10 October 1908, for 2400 lira. Extremely rare 18 ct. pink gold and enamel, keyless minute repeating, "Grande and Petite sonnerie" dock watch with original certificate and invoice, in original mahogany fitted box and with special vertical fitted rose-wood box specially designed to use the watch, set on a table, as a carriage dock.

Sold for CHF 245,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 150,000 - 180,000

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LOT 167

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 439403, case No. 276212, Ref. 4261, completed in 1945. This model was produced in 38 examples in pink, yellow, white gold and platinum: 17 examples in 1942, 9 examples in 1944 and 12 examples in 1951. Extremely fine and rare, minute-repeating, flat, 18ct pink gold gentleman's wristwatch, with letter of Vacheron Constantin.

Sold for CHF 168,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 160,000 - 180,000

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LOT 286

Vacheron & Constantin, "Mercator", No. 1, Ref. 4350, especially made for "The Art of Vacheron Constantin" auction. Exceptionally fine, self-winding 42 hours power reserve, 18 ct. gold gentleman's wristwatch with champlevé "cloisonné" enamel dial representing Europe, Africa and Asia, with double sector graduated for 12 hours and 60 minutes.

Sold for CHF 86,000.00

Estimations :

CHF 0 - 0

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LOT 145

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 404159, case No. 255922, completed in August 1929. Very fine 18 ct. gold, hunting cased, moon phase astronomical, keyless minute repeating watch with perpetual calendar.

Sold for CHF 82,700.00

Estimations :

CHF 80,000 - 90,000

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LOT 285

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No.418220, case No. 92245-586067, completed in the 1980's. Very rare and important 18 ct. gold, keyless pocket chronometer with one minute tourbillon regulator.

Sold for CHF 80,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 90,000 - 100,000

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LOT 107

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 407095, case No. 254641, sold on 28 November 1930 to Mr. J. Hubermann in Argentina. Extremely fine and rare «carré galbé», 18ct gold gentleman's wristwatch with single button chronograph, register and pulsometer, with fitted box.

Sold for CHF 78,200.00

Estimations :

CHF 50,000 - 55,000

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LOT 76

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 403136, case No. 9484 by Verger Frères, Paris, delivered on 22 lune 1926, retailed by Van Cleef & Arpels under the No. 62051. Extremely fine 18 ct. gold, lacquered silver, coral and onyx, rock crystal set Art-Deco, eight day going time-piece with a dial in pietradura, with coloured photocopy of the original drawings, signed by Van Cleef & Arpels on 26 December 1925.

Sold for CHF 73,600.00

Estimations :

CHF 70,000 - 90,000