Antiquorum’s Geneva, 3rd April 2005 Auction Totaled CHF 18,053,379

The top lots for the auction are as follows:

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LOT 182

“King Fouad” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 402833, case No. 251058. Started in 1914, presented to King Fouad I of Egypt, by the Swiss expatriate community in 1929. Exceptionally fine, highly important and unique, large 18K yellow gold and enamel, keyless, astronomical carillon trip minute-repeating, grande and petite sonnerie with silence, two-train clockwatch with split-seconds chronograph, 30-minute register, perpetual calendar and phases and age of the moon. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sold for CHF 3,306,250.00

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LOT 250

As a mysterious clock, “L’Esprit des Cabinotiers” sums up all that the Manufacture has offered over a quar-ter of a millennium, and indeed continues to offer at the most demanding and most accomplished level of haute horlogerie and artistic craftsmanship. Its name, referring to the Geneva watchmaker-craftsmen who used to work under the rooftops, eloquently embodies an approach focused on the tireless quest for tech-nical and aesthetic perfection, inextricably entwined with the brand’s geographical and historical origins. This exceptionally majestic object asserts its powerful presence in harmony with the traditions of 18th century timepieces made in extremely limited editions, table clocks driven by highly sophisticated mechanisms and clothed in an aura of supreme refinement.

Sold for CHF 2,206,250.00

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LOT 249

“Tour de I’lle Antiquorum” Vacheron Constantin, Genève, “Tour de I’lle”, Pièce Unique. Made to mark the occasion of the Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin in 2005. Exceptional and unique, astronomical and astrological, double-face, 18K pink gold (5N) gentleman’s minute repeating wristwatch with perpetual calendar and leap year, “Sirius” star chart, celestial annual calendar, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, sunrise and sunset indication, perpetual equation of time, phases and age of the moon, 58-hour power reserve, second time zone, day-night indication, couple de sonnerie and black guilloché dials.

Sold for CHF 1,876,250.00

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LOT 247

“Métiers d’Art” Vacheron Constantin, Genève, “Métiers d’Art”, Set No. 1. Made to mark the occasion of the Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin in 2005. Exceptional set of four water-resistant, 43-hour power reserve, self-winding gentleman’s wristwatches with wandering day, date, hours, and minutes, on enamel dials.

Sold for CHF 446,250.00

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LOT 248

“Saint-Gervais Antiquorum” Vacheron Constantin, Genève, “Saint-Gervais”, Pièce Unique. Made to mark the occasion of the Quarter Millennium of Vacheron Constantin in 2005. Exceptional and unique, water-resistant, platinum gentleman’s wristwatch with 250-hour autonomy, perpetual calendar, power reserve indication in two sectors, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and black guilloché dial.

Sold for CHF 446,250.00

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LOT 129

“Hermès” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 414101, case No. 257328, Ref. 3234. Made in 1931, retailed by Hermès, Paris. Very fine, rare and important, rectangular curved, astronomic, 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with full calendar and moon phase, with a white gold Vacheron & Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sold for CHF 446,249.00

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LOT 114

“Aviator’s Degree Watch” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 412066, case No. 260919. Made in two examples in 1936. Very fine and exceptionally rare, oversized, center-seconds “Staybrite” stainless steel aviator’s wrist chronometer with 360° of arc dial. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sold for CHF 358,250.00

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LOT 142

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 442297, case No. 276209, Ref. 4261. Made in 1943. Magnificent and unique, minute-repeating, small 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with a pink gold Vacheron Cons-tantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity

Sold for CHF 341,750.00

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CHF 250,000 - 300,000

EUR 160,000 - 200,000

USD 210,000 - 250,000

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LOT 127

“Tourbillon” Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 464269, case No. 614921, This watch was awarded First Prize in the 1949 Neuchatel Observatory timing contest. Cased and sold in 1990. Exceptional keyless, 18K pink gold pocket chronometer with one-minute tourbillon regulator and Guil-laume balance, which obtained 922 points at the 1948 Neuchatel Observatory Timing Contest, adjusted by master adjuster Urbain Brahier. Accompanied by original leather fitted box, a Certificate of Authenticity, and a copy of the Observatory Certificate.

Sold for CHF 303,250.00

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LOT 41

Vacheron & Constantin, Genève, No. 501912, case No. 328065, Ref. 4261, made in 1954. Extremely fine and unique, large, extra-flat, minute-repeating, platinum and diamond-set gentleman's wristwatch with a platinum Vacheron & Constantin buckle. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.

Sold for CHF 286,750.00

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CHF 300,000 - 350,000

EUR 200,000 - 230,000

USD 250,000 - 300,000