Antiquorum’s Hotel Noga Hilton, Geneva, 16th November 2002 Auction Totaled CHF 17,371,534

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 46

Breguet, No. 1348, sold to Messieurs Meyer et Tues for 2160 francs on 3 fructidor an 13 (Aug 21, 1805).Exceptionally fine and highly important large 20K gold watch with annual Gregorian calendar and additional gold index for the Julian calendar, signs of the Zodiac, special disengaging equation of time and days of the week. In original Breguet Morocco fitted box, with original gold Breguet key on short gold chain, accompanied by two Breguet certificates.

Sold for CHF 1,213,500.00

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LOT 362

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 868747, case No. 2611725, Ref. 2499, second series, made circa 1955, production of this reference started in 1951.Very fine and very rare astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, 30-minute register, tachometer, perpetual calendar and moon phases, with 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle.

Sold for CHF 641,500.00

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LOT 373

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 1906071, case No. 2900802, Ref. 3974. Produced in 1989.Extremely fine and rare, astronomic, minute repeating, self-winding, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wrist-watch with perpetual calendar and moon phases, and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accom-panied by a box and the Extract from the Archives.

Sold for CHF 531,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 300,000 - 350,000

EUR 200,000 - 233,000

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LOT 365

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 861246, case No. 687681, Ref. 2524. Production of this reference started in 1955.Very fine, rare, and important, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle.

Sold for CHF 487,500.00

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LOT 19

La Sainte Famille á l'oiseauSalomon Plairas a Blois, circa 1640.Extremely fine and equally rare large 20K gold and painted on enamel "fermée" type pre balance spring, single-hand pendant watch.

Sold for CHF 443,500.00

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LOT 139

Unique and Most ComplicatedWristwatch in the WorldGérald Genta, Geneva, "Grande Sonnerie", No. 66749, Ref. G0025.7, No. 1. Made in 1994, part of a series of only eight examples, in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum (this lot).Exceptionally fine and equally important, self-winding double-train, water-resistant gentleman's platinum wristwatch with Westminster chime, Grande et Petite Sonnerie and silent display, four gongs and four hammers, minute-repeating, perpetual calendar, leap year indication, a second 24-hour time zone, 48-hour power reserve indicator for the going and striking trains, with one-minute tourbillon regulator in fully engraved movement, and a polished articulated platinum Gérald Genta bracelet.

Sold for CHF 388,500.00

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LOT 290

Breguet, 1804-5Extremely important 47-page daily journal in Abraham Louis Breguet's hand, recording the crucial points of his correspondence from 16 Prairial An 12, to 10 Pluviose.

Sold for CHF 350,000.00

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LOT 282

Jean Lavaivre, Directeur Ecole Nationale d'Horlogerie, "Cours du Pendule et d'Échappement", illustrations by Jean Régère, circa 1890.Exceptionally rare, probably unique, unpublished handwritten manuscript of a treatise on escapements and complicated horological mechanisms with hand colored ink illustrations, no doubt destined for the 1897 Centennial Besançon Exhibition.

Sold for CHF 344,500.00

Estimations :

CHF 22,000 - 30,000

EUR 15,000 - 20,000

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LOT 138

Unique and MostComplicated Wristwatch in the World Gérald Genta, Geneva, "Grande Sonnerie",No. 1, Ref. G0025.7. Made in 1994, part of a series of only four examples: one in yellow gold, one in pink gold (this lot), one in white gold and one in platinum.Exceptionally fine and equally important, self-winding double-train, water-resistant gentleman's pink gold wristwatch with Westminster chime, Grande et Petite Sonnerie and silent display, four gongs and four hammers, minute-repeating, perpetual calendar, leap year indication, a second 24-hour time zone, 48-hour power reserve indicator for the going and striking trains, with one-minute tourbillon regulator in fully engraved movement, and a pink gold Gérald Genta deployant clasp.

Sold for CHF 311,500.00

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LOT 137

Property of a European GentlemanGrande Complication WristwatchGérald Genta, Geneva, No. 1, Ref. GGM1, produced in a very few examples in 1996.Exceptionally fine and equally important, self-winding double-train, water-resistant gentleman's platinum wristwatch with Westminster chime, Grande et Petite Sonnerie and silent display, four gongs and four hammers, minute-repeating, 12-hour fly-back hand with revolving 60-minute indication, 48-hour power reserve indicator for the striking and the going trains, and one-minute tourbillon regulator in fully engraved movement, and a platinum Gérald Genta deployant clasp.

Sold for CHF 311,500.00

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