571 lots

LOT 561

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5016P-010 TOURBILLON MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL CALENDAR PLATINUM

An extremely fine, rare and important, astronomic, minute-repeating, platinum wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator, retrograde perpetual calendar and moon phases in new old stock conditions.

Grading System:

CHF 400,000 - 600000

HKD 3,200,000 - 4800000

USD 400,000 - 600000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model 5016P-010

Year 2009

Bracelet Leather with original deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. 1905169, MovemenT N. 4454516

Caliber RTO 27 PS

Dimensions 37mm.

Signature dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Box, accessories and original warranty

Sold: CHF 485,000

Introduced in 1993, the iconic PATEK PHILIPPE reference 5016 was the most complicated wristwatch in production until Patek debuted reference 5002, the Sky Moon Tourbillon, in 2001. Patek Philippe's 2009-2010 Collection booklet describes the now discontinued reference 5016 as follows: "Its classic Calatrava case in yellow, rose or white gold or platinum unites the complications most highly prized by those with a passion for exceptional watches: the tourbillon, the minute repeater and the perpetual calendar - completed with a retrograde date hand and a moon phase display. The movement making this masterpiece possible comprises 506 parts." Offered for the first time at auction and complete with all its accessories and in unworn condition, an opportunity to acquire one of the most complicated masterpieces by Patek Philippe.

LOT 562

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5450P ADVANCED RESEARCH PLATINUM

Very fine and rare, limited edition of 300 pieces, Pulsomax Escapement with annual calendar, power reserve indication, moon phases in new old stock conditions.

Grading System:

CHF 60,000 - 80000

HKD 480,000 - 640000

USD 60,000 - 80000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Advanced Research

Reference Ref. 5450

Year 2008

Bracelet Leather with original deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. 3900108, Movement N. 4429120

Caliber 324

Dimensions 39mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Box, accessories and original warranty

LOT 563

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5350R-001 ADVANCED RESEARCH 18k PINK GOLD

Very fine, rare and innovative, made in a special edition of 300 pieces in 2007. Center seconds, self-winding wristwatch with annual calendar, power reserve indication, moon phases, silicon escape wheel and Silinvar Spiromax balance spring in new old stock conditions.

Grading System:

CHF 55,000 - 75000

HKD 440,000 - 600000

USD 55,000 - 75000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Advanced Research

Reference Ref. 5350R-001

Year 2007

Bracelet Leather with original deployant clasp

Numbers Case N. 3686058, Movement N. 4375152

Caliber 324

Dimensions 39mm.

Accessories Box, accessories and original warranty

LOT 564

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5131/1P-001, WORLDTIME ENAMEL DIAL, platinum

A very fine and rare, limited, self-winding, platinum world time with enamel dial and platinum bracelet in new old stock conditions.

Grading System:

CHF 110,000 - 170000

HKD 880,000 - 1360000

USD 110,000 - 170000

Brand Patek Philippe

Model World Time

Reference Ref. 5131/1P-001

Year 2017

Bracelet Platinum integrated

Numbers Case N. 7053729, Movement N. 6184855

Caliber 240HU

Dimensions 39.5mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Box, accessories, original warranty (still valid)

Sold: CHF 149,000

LOT 565

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX DAYTONA PAUL NEWMAN.REF. 6262 STEEL

A very fine and rare, manual winding, stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with 3 color exotic dial, so called: A"Paul NewmanA".

Grading System:

CHF 150,000 - 250000

HKD 1,200,000 - 2000000

USD 150,000 - 250000

Brand Rolex

Model Daytona

Reference Ref. 6262

Year Circa 1970

Bracelet 7835 Rolex oyster folded bracelet with 271 ends and 4/68 clasp, approx. overall length 190 mm.

Numbers Case N. 2526283

Caliber 727

Dimensions 37 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 191,000

Favoured by specialised collectors, the reference 6262 is basically an upgraded 6239 featuring the new movement reference 727. Produced during one year only, this niche reference can only follow its sister references in ranks of collectablity. Kept in wonderful condition with a case indicating less than average polish, its original dial is in wonderful condition with all original luminous plots still present.

LOT 566

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 3131, BUBBLEBACK, PINK GOLD

A fine, rare, self-winding, 14k pink gold center-seconds wristwatch.

Grading System: AA

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,000 - 7000

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 3131

Year Circa 1945

Numbers Case N. no longer visible

Caliber 9 1/2'''

Dimensions 32 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 11,250

LOT 567

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, CHRONOGRAPH, FRENCH CASE, GOLD

A fine, manual wind, 18k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch made in a French case.

Grading System: A

CHF 5,000 - 7000

HKD 40,000 - 56000

USD 5,000 - 7000

Brand Rolex

Year Circa 1940

Caliber 12 1/2'''

Dimensions 32 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 6,250

LOT 568

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 1019, MILGAUSS, CERN DIAL

A fine, rare, self-winding, anti-magnetic wristwatch.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 15,000 - 25000

HKD 120,000 - 200000

USD 15,000 - 25000

Brand Rolex

Model Milgauss

Reference Ref. 1019

Year 1967

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex bracelet, approx. overall length 175 mm.

Numbers Case N. 1618646

Caliber 1580

Dimensions 37 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Rolex service box

Sold: CHF 21,250

Property of the original Swiss owner.

LOT 569

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX SUBMARINER "JAMES BOND" REF. 6536 EXPLORER TROPICAL DIAL

A fine and rare, stainless steel, self-winding wristwatch with a rare tropical dial.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 200,000 - 300000

HKD 1,600,000 - 2400000

USD 200,000 - 300000

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 6536

Year Circa 1955

Bracelet Leather

Numbers Case N. 89195, Movement N. 574013

Caliber 1030

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Sold: CHF 365,000

LOT 570

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

Grading System:

CHF 50,000 - 70000

HKD 400,000 - 560000

USD 50,000 - 70000

Brand Rolex

Model Explorer

Reference Ref. 6350

Year 1953

Numbers Case N. 955761

Caliber 775

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Original fitted box, Rolex booklet, original letter from Rolex dated 1958, 3 photos of the expedition

Sold: CHF 62,500

The Polar Explorer Douglas Roland Otway Prior, known as Doug, served with the advance party of the 1956 Royal Society Antarctic Expedition International Geophysical Year, and assisted, in no small part, towards the successful outcome of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955 to 1958 - the first crossing of Antarctica. The award of Prior's Polar Medal, Great Britain and the Commonwealth's highest award for exploratory endeavour in the polar regions, was announced in June 1957. The advance party of the 1956 Royal Society Antarctic Expedition International Geophysical Year comprised of only 10 men under Surgeon Lieutenant Commander David Geoffrey Dalgliesh, took place against the backdrop of the Cold War. They arrived in Antarctica in January 1956, took formal possession of the area for Queen Elizabeth II, and established the IGY station at Halley Bay, on the Brunt Ice Shelf of Coat's Land on the coast of the Weddell Sea. During the winter of 1956 they completed the construction of the station and initiated a pilot scientific programme. By 1st July 1957, the scientific programme at Halley Base was well under way, consisting of meteorology, geomagnetism, seismology, glaciology and ionospheric observations. The Cold War super-power politics and competition between the USA and USSR resulted in the establishment of highly symbolic manned research stations during the IGY - at the South Pole by the Americans and at the Pole of Inaccessibility (the furthest point from all coastlines) by the Soviets. The immediate legacy of the IGY included the establishment of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) on 3 February 1958, the signing of the Antarctic Treaty on 1 December 1959 and the Year of International Geophysical Co-operation (IGC) which ran from 1 January to 31 December 1959 and continued much of the IGY's work. As a member of the 1956 Royal Society Antarctic Expedition International Geophysical Year, Prior found himself involved in the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955 to 1958, establishing the base during the winter of 1956 at Halley Bay on the Weddell Sea, at one end of what would become the first crossing of Antarctica under the famous polar explorer Sir Vivian Fuchs and the Everest mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary. This was the last great polar expedition to the Antarctic, matching the importance of Roald Amundsen's conquest of the South Pole in 1911 and the Heroic Age's expeditions of Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton. It was Fuchs, together with Edmund Hillary and the assistance of a small number of men that included Douglas Prior, that resulted in the completion of the last goal of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Polar Exploration, the ability to be able to finally claim to have completed the crossing of Antarctica and therefore the last great polar achievement in the southern hemisphere. As Hillary himself stated, this was not the climbing of a mountain, this was the crossing of an entire continent, achieved in far more extreme conditions over far longer. It was his greatest endeavour. The book 'The Crossing of Antarctica' by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary tells the story of this great expedition. Amazingly, after the expedition Doug Prior sent the watch back to Rolex UK, as these watches were on loan only as a scientific experiment. As Rolex were generous, or were smart marketers, they sent the watch back as a gift, which is documented in the accompanying letter from Rolex UK that mentions the serial number. Furthermore it comes with its rare fitted box still bearing his address and name on it and photos of Doug including one where his trusty Rolex Explorer can clearly be seen. While it is unknown how many of these Explorers were given watches to test, at least one more is still in possession of another Explorer on this expedition, one can assume that between 5 and 10 only were given out for trials and this is the first of its kind to appear at an international auction. Apart from the Everest expedition, one can say that this is probably one of the most important expeditions on which early Rolex Explorers were tested making this watch a truly historical timepiece.

LOT 571

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces. Geneva, Nov 11, 2018

ROLEX, REF. 5512, SUBMARINER, UNDERLINE EXPLORER DIAL, STEEL

A fine and extremely rare, self-winding, stainless steel, diver's wristwatch with explorer dial.

Grading System:

CHF 80,000 - 140000

HKD 640,000 - 1120000

USD 80,000 - 140000

Brand Rolex

Model Submariner

Reference Ref. 5512

Year 1961

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex expandable riveted bracelet, approx. overall length 178 mm.

Numbers Case N. 661605

Caliber 1560

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Fitted box

Sold: CHF 83,750

Property of the original British owner. Considered by many collectors as a true holy grail, the explorer dial Submariner has always held a special place in the collector's heart. Found also in the 5513 Submariner as well as in the 6538 and 6200, its distinctive dial layout is one of the most pleasing designs ever designed. Scholars seem to agree that many of these were delivered to the UK, such as this piece, maybe due to the diving/military connection. Featuring pointed crown guard and a low serial number dating to 1961, the 5512 Explorer Submariner is one of the rarest variants of the time. With a wonderful gilt dial featuring an underline that has been maintained in excellent condition, it is sure to please the most discerning vintage sport Rolex model collectors and has never appeared on the market until today.