Antiquorum’s Geneve, 13th May 2012 Auction Totaled CHF 7,463,115

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 469

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 2523, WORLD TIME, GUILLOCHE GOLD CENTER Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No 722702, case No 306207, Ref. 2523 HU (Heures Universelles). Made in 1953, sold on October 10th, 1956. Extremely fine and extremely rare, "World Time", 18K yellow gold gentleman’s wristwatch with two crowns and guilloche dial with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and a Patek Philippe overhaul dated Mai 2011.

Sold for CHF 1,190,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 500,000 - 700,000

USD 550,000 - 750,000

EUR 415,000 - 580,000

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LOT 100

PATEK PHILIPPE - MAGNIFICENT & HISTORIC UNIQUE TOURBILLON WATCH – ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ACCURATE MECHANICAL PRECISION WATCHES FROM THE 20TH CENTURY & MULTIPLE OBSERVATORY PRIZE WINNER, NATIONAL PHYSICAL LABORATORY CRAFTSMANSHIP TEST RECORD HOLDER OF 1954 WITH REMARKABLE COMPLETE DAILY TESTING RECORDS BETWEEN 1934 AND 1954. Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 198423, case No. 2823722, Ref. 953. The movement constructed between 1930 and 1934, the tourbillon made by celebrated master-watchmaker Hector Golay, the perpetual calendar mechanism and case constructed between 1989 and 1990, sold on September 12th, 1991. Exceptional, magnificent and historic, large, 18K yellow gold, keyless, ultra high-precision lever chronometer deck watch with one-minute tourbillon, Guillaume balance, special balance bridge, perpetual calendar, 24-hour indication and moon phases, the National Physical Laboratory’s Craftsmanship Test precision record holding watch, achieved in 1954 with 0.07 seconds daily variation, the holder of four Kew “A” Certificates and three first prizes in Category A achieved between 1938 and 1950 with scores of 94.3, 94.5, 95.9 and 96.5 out of a possible 100, also entered for multiple trials at the Observatoire de Genève, regulated by François Modoux, André Zibach and Henri Wehrli achieving high scores of 807 and 834 respectively. Accompanied by a Patek Philippe box, two Certificates of Origin, setting pin, complete annual and daily rating documents for the period June 16th 1934 to August 28th 1956, National Physical Laboratory Certificate of Examination, original NPL packing note, three Observatoire de Genève rating certificates, circa 1955 and another 2012.

Sold for CHF 362,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 300,000 - 500,000

USD 325,000 - 550,000

EUR 250,000 - 415,000

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LOT 296

ROLEX, REF. 5512, SUBMARINER POINTED CROWN GUARDS, METER FIRST GIFTED TO ISSER HAREL, DIRECTOR OF THE MOSSAD FROM 1952-1963. Rolex, Submariner, Ref. 5512, No. 578451. Made circa 1959. Fine and historically important, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant to 200 m, stainless steel diver’s wristwatch, the back engraved with the emblem of the State of Israel, Mossad motto and name Isser Harel in Hebrew.

Sold for CHF 248,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 18,000 - 28,000

USD 20,000 - 30,000

EUR 15,000 - 23,000

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LOT 97

VACHERON & CONSTANTIN, THE LACEMAKER, SIGNED ENAMEL BY CHARLES POLUZZI Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 481004, case No. 312705, the enamel by Charles Poluzzi. Made circa 1960. Extremely fine and unique, 18K yellow gold and painted on enamel keyless dress watch. Accompanied by the original fitted box.

Sold for CHF 206,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 10,000 - 20,000

USD 11,000 - 22,000

EUR 8,500 - 17,000

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LOT 236

THE MAGNIFICENT CHINESE PEONY FLOWER GRANDE SONNERIE CLOCKWATCH WITH TRIP REPEATING Swiss, Geneva. Made circa 1820. Magnificent and exceptionally rare, very large, three-train, 18K gold, painted and champlevé enamel, pearl-set, “quarters first” Grande Sonnerie striking clockwatch with trip quarter-repeating.

Sold for CHF 152,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 120,000 - 180,000

USD 130,000 - 200,000

EUR 100,000 - 150,000

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LOT 462

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 844, AMERICAN DIGITAL PERPETUAL CALENDAR & MINUTE REPEATER Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 861093, case No. 317101, Ref. 844. Movement made in 1947, completed and cased in 1973, sold on December 1st, 1980. Extremely fine, very rare and elegant, 18K yellow gold, keyless, minute repeating dress watch with digital "American" perpetual calendar and moon phases. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 134,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

USD 110,000 - 165,000

EUR 85,000 - 125,000

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LOT 463

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 715/5, WATCH WITH UNIQUE ENAMEL MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF GENERAL LA FAYETTE BY J. PELLARIN-LEROY WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND DOCUMENTATION Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 892657, case No. 432821, Ref. 715/5. The miniature by J. Pellarin-Leroy after Joseph Desire Court’s portrait of Gilbert Motier, Marquis de La Fayette as Lieutenant General of 1791. The movement made in 1962, encased in 1974 and sold on December 20th, 1974. Accompanied by the original Patek Philippe fitted box and Certificate of Origin, original retailer’s sales receipt of January 31st, 1975, Patek Philippe valuation correspondence from 1979-2001 and the Extract from the Archives. Extremely fine and unique, 18K yellow gold, keyless dress watch with exceptional polychrome painted on enamel miniature portrait of General La Fayette.

Sold for CHF 134,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 50,000 - 80,000

USD 55,000 - 90,000

EUR 40,000 - 65,000

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LOT 421

AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK TOURBILLON, PLATINUM NO. 01 Audemars Piguet, Genève, "Royal Oak, Automatic Tourbillon, 1972-1997", No. 01, movement No. 381323, case No. D92149. Made in a very limited edition in 1997 for the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak. Very fine and extremely rare, important, large, self-winding, platinum wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, date, power reserve indication and a platinum Audemars Piguet bracelet with an 18k concealed deployant clasp. Accompanied by fitted box, Audemars Piguet Certificate of Origin and magnifying glass.

Sold for CHF 116,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 100,000 - 150,000

USD 110,000 - 165,000

EUR 85,000 - 125,000

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LOT 455

CARTIER/EUROPEAN WATCH & CLOCK CO., POSSIBLY UNIQUE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND BRACELET WATCH Cartier, Paris, No. 375253, case No. 36355. Made in 1951. Possibly unique platinum, and baguette-cut diamond wristwatch with integral platinum link bracelet with 18k pink gold deployant clasp. Accompanied by a Cartier certificate of authenticity dated October 2011.

Sold for CHF 98,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 35,000 - 55,000

USD 38,000 - 60,000

EUR 30,000 - 45,000

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LOT 466

PASSEMENT - IMPORTANT LOUIS XV TELLURIAN ORRERY CLOCK Invanté par Passemant Ingenieur du Roy au Louvre A Paris. Made circa 1765. Highly important and extremely rare, painted and gilt-wood, two-week going, hour and half-hour striking table clock with Tellurian Orrery showing relative motions of the Sun, Earth and Moon with an option for manual demonstration.

Sold for CHF 92,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

USD 90,000 - 130,000

EUR 65,000 - 100,000