Antiquorum’s New York, 5th March 2009 Auction Totaled USD 7,338,224

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 364

Mahatma Gandhi’s Pocketwatch Formely owned by Mahatma Gandhi, political and spiritual leader of India, later given to his grandniece, Abha Gandhi. Accompanied by Gandhi’s sandals, bowl, plate, glasses, images of Gandhi and letters of authenticity from Ghita Mehta, Talatsahid Khan Babi, and Professor Lester Kurtz. The watch: Zenith, movement No. 421357, case No. 49529. Made circa 1910. Fine, rare and Historically Important, sterling silver keyless pocket watch with alarm function.

Sold for USD 2,096,000.00

Estimations :

USD 20,000 - 30,000

EUR 16,000 - 23,000

CHF 23,000 - 35,000

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LOT 539

Platinum Minute-Repeater Sold to Henry Graves Jr. Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 198095, case No. 606433. Made for Henry Graves Jr. in 1927. Very fine and extremely rare, tonneau-shaped, minute-repeating, platinum wristwatch with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by an Exract from the Archives.

Sold for USD 630,000.00

Estimations :

USD 250,000 - 350,000

EUR 200,000 - 275,000

CHF 300,000 - 410,000

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LOT 536

Yellow Gold 5016 Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 1905083, case No. 4117801, Ref. 5016 J. Made in 2003. Extremely fine, rare and important, astronomic, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator, retrograde perpetual calendar, moon phases, and a yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a yellow gold setting pin, certificate of origin and a solid yellow gold case back.

Sold for USD 494,400.00

Estimations :

USD 450,000 - 550,000

EUR 350,000 - 430,000

CHF 520,000 - 640,000

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LOT 247

Ref. 3448, Retailed by Cartier Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 1119087, case No. 320312, Ref. 3448. Made circa 1970. Very fine and very rare, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and a Cartier certificate of authenticity.

Sold for USD 276,000.00

Estimations :

USD 200,000 - 300,000

EUR 155,000 - 235,000

CHF 230,000 - 350,000

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LOT 120

Ref. 5102J The Celestial Wristwatch Patek Philippe, Genève, “The Celestial Wristwatch,” No. 3680179, case No. 4448574, Ref. 5102J. Sold August 22nd, 2008. Extremely fine, rare and unusual, astronomic, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with mean time indication, nocturnal sky chart of the Northern Hemisphere, moon phases and moon orbit, time of the meridian passage of Sirius and moon with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the original mahogany box, Certificate of Origin and large leather folder with instruction booklet.

Sold for USD 186,000.00

Estimations :

USD 160,000 - 210,000

EUR 125,000 - 165,000

CHF 185,000 - 250,000

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LOT 526

White Gold TV Watch Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 3046908, case No. 4200904, Ref. 5020 G. Sold August 26th, 2003. Very fine and very rare, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, leap year and 24-hour indication, moon phases and an 18K white gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original box, Certificate of Origin, setting pin, spare solid case back and booklets.

Sold for USD 180,000.00

Estimations :

USD 130,000 - 180,000

EUR 100,000 - 140,000

CHF 150,000 - 210,000

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LOT 538

Unique and Historically Important “Kennedy Onassis” Wristwatch Worn by JFK and Gifted to Aristotle Onassis by Jackie Kennedy Nastrix, Automatic, 57 jewels. Made in 1962. Fine, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 14K yellow gold wristwatch. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Evelyn Lincoln (President Kennedy's White House secretary).

Sold for USD 120,000.00

Estimations :

USD 150,000 - 250,000

EUR 120,000 - 200,000

CHF 175,000 - 300,000

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LOT 525

White Gold 3970 Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 3970E. Made in 1998. Very fine and important, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box, Certificate of Origin, setting pin and additional solid gold case back.

Sold for USD 108,000.00

Estimations :

USD 90,000 - 120,000

EUR 70,000 - 95,000

CHF 105,000 - 140,000

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LOT 256

Yellow Gold Ref. 3971 E Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 875580, case No. 2856568, Ref. 3971 E. Made in 1990, sold on July 12th, 1990. Very fine and rare, astronomic, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, perpetual calendar, moon phases and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for USD 96,000.00

Estimations :

USD 80,000 - 100,000

EUR 63,000 - 80,000

CHF 95,000 - 120,000

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LOT 272

Ref. 6263, Paul Newman Rolex, "Oyster Cosmograph," Ref. 6263. Made circa 1973. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with black bezel, round-button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by a fitted box, guarantee certificate (now void) and various documents.

Sold for USD 66,000.00

Estimations :

USD 60,000 - 90,000

EUR 47,000 - 70,000

CHF 70,000 - 105,000