554 lots

LOT 541

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX REF. 6234 PRE-DAYTONA STEEL Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic, case No. 688776, Ref. 6234. Made in 1960. Fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, telemeter.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw down case back and crown. Matte silver with applied steel dart indexes, outer 1/5th seconds track with 5-second Arabic markers and luminous dots, tachometer to 300 UPH and telemeter graduation, subsidiary guilloche dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous alpha hands. Cal. 72, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 30000

HKD 160,000 - 240000

USD 20,000 - 30000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.

LOT 542

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX REF 6265 COSMOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph," case No. 6392839, Ref. 6265. Made circa 1979. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, yellow gold bezel with tachometer and an 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed- down case back (Ref. 6263), buttons and crown, tachometer graduation on the gold bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor black and silver with applied yellow gold faceted baton indexes and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free- sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

Grading System:

CHF 75,000 - 110000

HKD 600,000 - 880000

USD 75,000 - 110000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Usually on the yellow gold version of the reference 6263 and 6265, the dials were always either of black or champagne color. Here it has the unusual characteristic of having the black dial found on the stainless steel versions but of course with gold indexes. Only three pieces are known by today.

LOT 543

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX REF. 6241 COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA 14K YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona, Ref. 6241/6238. Made in 1969. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 14K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, anti-reflect black bezel and a Rolex gold plated buckle.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. Bi-color champagne and black with applied yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 722-1, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free- sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

Grading System:

CHF 50,000 - 80000

HKD 400,000 - 640000

USD 50,000 - 80000

Sold: CHF 100,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.

LOT 544

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX REF 1665 - THE SINGLE RED PROTOTYPE - PATENT PENDING - 500M-1650FT - ONE OF SIX KNOWN Rolex - Ref. 1665 - Single Red Sea-Dweller - "Submariner 1650 ft. = 500 m., Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 1759659, Ref. 1665. Made in 1967. Fine and extremely rare rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel diver's Chronometer wristwatch with single red Sea-Dweller logo, date and a stainless steel riveted Rolex Oyster Ref. 7206 bracelet with patent pending extension link.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, graduated bi-directional revolving bezel for the decompression times, winding crown protected by the crown guard, inner case stamped IV.67. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, aperture for the date, "Sea-Dweller" in red letters. Luminous steel skeleton hands. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, oeil de perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

Grading System:

CHF 300,000 - 500000

HKD 2,400,000 - 4000000

USD 300,000 - 500000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm. Approx. overall length 195 mm. The Rolex Sea-Dweller is one of the most purpose-fully designed watches that Rolex has ever made, and possible the most important diving watch of the second half of the 20th century. Born from a collaboration with various diving professionals, governmentally agencies, and Rolex, the watch was the first to introduce the idea of the helium gas escape valve. This valve solved the problem of achieving deeper dives while maintaining the functionality and integrity of the watch. As an ongoing development, the Ref. 1665 Sea-Dweller saw many revisions and iterations with the most coveted being the very earliest examples. The watch offered up for auction here is one of those pieces. Never seen at auction before, including this particular example, there are 6 known examples of the "Single Red". The moniker is given for its one line of text on the dial, "SEA-DWELLER". It is unique from other examples of the 1665 as the DEPTH rating on the dial is 500m instead of the more common 600m. The dials also have a very rough and prototype feeling about their printing as the "DATE" in Oyster Perpetual DATE is much larger and seemingly added to the text as an afterthought. The luminous material on these watches also looks to be hand applied and many still glow, which is an attribute usually associated with the latest production gilt dial sports watches Rolex made in the late 1960s. These watches generally come in two configurations. The earliest ones have no helium gas escape valve, nor engravings on the outside of the caseback to denote this. These were the very first examples that were given by Rolex to commercial divers to test in the field. The subsequent ones that did have a gas escape value fitted had an identical dial, but also bore a hand- engraving along the lip of the case that reads "OYSTER GAS ESCAPE VALVE PATENT PENDING". This is very different from later examples (Including standard Patent Pending Ref. 1665s) as the engraving is done by hand and looks much more rough and hand made as opposed to being machined. The most significant and important example would be this one, which can be argued is the very first watch Rolex made of the Sea-Dwellers. These watches truly were the prototypes for subsequent production models of the Sea-Dweller. Their history, intertwined with the lives and contributions of important divers of the 1960's make them one of the most historically significant watches that Rolex ever made, and thus one of the most important dive Rolexes to have ever come for auction. A truly superlative example in rarity and condition.

LOT 545

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX REF. 5512 POINTED CROWN GUARD GILT DIAL STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, 200 m = 660 ft, Submariner, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 1249003, Ref. 5512. Made in 1965. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel diver's Chronometer wristwatch with a stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by warranty, COSC, Bulletin de marche and hang tag.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, winding-crown protected by the pointed crown guard. Matte black with painted luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute track. Luminous yellow skeleton hands. Cal. 1560, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signe.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 40000

HKD 160,000 - 320000

USD 20,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 31,250

DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 15 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm.

LOT 546

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX, REF. 6263 PAUL NEWMAN STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Cosmograph," case No. 2648402, Ref. 6263/6262. Made in 1969. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with black bezel, round-button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex bracelet.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, buttons and crown, Triplock winding crown, tachometer graduation on the black bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor ivory and black with applied steel square indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary black dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer 1/5th seconds track. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self- compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws

Grading System:

CHF 220,000 - 420000

HKD 1,760,000 - 3360000

USD 220,000 - 420000

Sold: CHF 311,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.

LOT 547

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PATEK PHILIPPE POCKET WATCH BLACK DIAL YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, case No. 625211. Made in 1944. . Very fine and elegant, 14K yellow gold pocket watch.

Three-body, polished and brushed, inclined stepped bezel, flat band, snap-on back. Black with applied yellow gold baton indexes and Arabic numerals at 3, 9, and 12, outer painted gold minute track, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold dauphine hands. 17```, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, 8 position adjustments, stamped with the seal of Geneva quality mark, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 10,000 - 15000

HKD 80,000 - 120000

USD 10,000 - 15000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 44.5 mm.

LOT 548

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 1463 CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 868445, case No. 672764, Ref. 1463. Made in 1950. Extremely fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, screw-down case back, stepped inclined bezel, anti-magnetic dust cap, concave lugs. Champagne with applied yellow gold baton indexes, outer minute/ seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, outermost tachometer scale graduated to 1000 UPH. Yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 13```, rhodium-plated, stamped with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, fausses cotes decoration, 23 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic compensation balance with adjustments, self-compensating steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

Grading System:

CHF 100,000 - 150000

HKD 800,000 - 1200000

USD 100,000 - 150000

Sold: CHF 125,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.

LOT 549

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5140R PINK GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, movement No. 5588243, case No. 4744299, Ref. 5140R-001. Sold in July, 2011. Very fine, self-winding, 18K pink gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year and 24 hour indication and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box, certificate instruction booklet and pouch.

Two-body, solid, polished, concave bezel, transparent case back, sapphire crystals. Brown, applied pink gold faceted baton indexes, outer engraved minute divisions, subsidiary dials for the days of the month, week, 24 hours, the month and leap year, aperture for moon phases. Pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 240/114, stamped with Patek Philippe seal, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 27 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, 22K gold micro-rotor.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 35,000 - 55000

HKD 280,000 - 440000

USD 35,000 - 55000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm. Property of the original Dutch owner

LOT 550

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 5146 ANNUAL CALENDAR PLATINUM Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 5146P. Sold in December 2014. Very fine, center seconds, self-winding, water- resistant, platinum wristwatch with annual calendar, moon phases, power reserve indication and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by the certificate of origin, fitted box, instruction booklet and pouch.

Two-body, solid, polished, transparent screwed-down case back, concave bezel, sapphire crystals. Charcoal grey with white gold baton indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the days of the week, the months and the up-and-down indication, apertures for the date and the moon phases, outer minute track. Luminous white gold feuille hands. Cal. 315/299, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 36 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance, shock absorber, self compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, 21K yellow gold rotor.

Grading System: AAA

CHF 20,000 - 40000

HKD 160,000 - 320000

USD 20,000 - 40000

Sold: CHF 28,750

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37mm. THICKNESS 11 mm.

LOT 551

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 1518, PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH YELLOW GOLD, SO CALLED "THE LUCKY 1518" Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 867757, case No. 661075, Ref. 1518. Made in 1949, sold in June 1951. Very fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register and tachometer. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives, service box and a Patek Philippe service invoice dated January 2016 in the amount of Euros 6'900.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel and lugs, snap-on case back, 8 mm. winding crown. Satine silver with applied yellow gold Arabic numerals and round indexes, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, graduation for the days of the month at 6, outer 1/5th seconds track and tachometer graduation, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Yellow gold feuille hands. 13''', stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with 8 adjustments, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

Grading System:

CHF 200,000 - 300000

HKD 1,600,000 - 2400000

USD 200,000 - 300000

Sold: CHF 389,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Property of the original Italian family, never appeared at auction Maintained in great condition by the family as can clearly be seen by the still present two clean hallmarks on the case and the mint dial, devoid from any chips or scratches. Having just completed a full overhaul at Patek Philippe Geneva less than a year ago, a great opportunity to acquire one of the best Patek's ever created and ready to wear. Kept by the owner hidden in the adjacent laundry room, the entire house was entirely ravaged by flames. Unfortunately the original certificate was destroyed, but the watch escaped unscathed from the ordeal, earning the nickname: "The lucky 1518"

LOT 552

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX REF. 6263 COSMOGRAPH ORIGINAL BOX, CASEBACK STICKER AND CERTFICATE, R SERIAL, YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, Cosmograph" case No. R328712, Ref. 6263. Sold in 1987. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, tachometer, antireflective black bezel. Accompanied by the original warranty, fitted box, hang tag and booklet.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back, crown and buttons, tachometer graduation on the bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor champagne and black with applied faceted yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, outer 1/5th seconds track, subsidiary champagne dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

Grading System:

CHF 70,000 - 120000

HKD 560,000 - 960000

USD 70,000 - 120000

Sold: CHF 137,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Kept in excellent condition, still retaining its original warranty and still its original caseback sticker, it was originally sold at the Singapore retailer Watch Palace that is still an official Rolex retailer today. Part of the last series of the manual wind Daytonas these R series were produced for approximately 6 months and represent the last examples ever made. Never appeared at auction

LOT 553

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

ROLEX, REF. 6265, THE GREEN OMANI SWORD, TROPICAL SUB-DIALS, GOLD Rolex, "Oyster, Superlative Chronometer, officially certified, cosmograph" case no. 5060054, ref. 6265. Made for the Sultan of Oman in 1977. Very fine and extremely rare, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers and tachometer.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed down case back with dedication inscription, buttons and crown, tachometer graduation on the gold bezel to 200 units per hour. Bicolor champagne and tropical brown with applied yellow gold faceted baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minutes/ seconds divisions, subsidiary dials for the seconds, 12-hour and 30-minute registers. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 727, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 3 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

Grading System:

CHF 200,000 - 300000

HKD 1,600,000 - 2400000

USD 200,000 - 300000

Sold: CHF 425,000

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Ordered by the Shah of Iran often as gifts, the Rolex Daytonas featuring the Khanjar logos are amongst the most desirable sport Daytonas available today. Found sometimes with the swords in red, the green ones seem to be even rarer. This particular example features brown subdials and white color font on the subdials which enhances even further its desirability. In fact, according to our research only one other example has ever surfaced to the market with similar characteristics although slightly different and can be seen in the Daytona Legend book by Pucci Papaleo, p.505 This particular example has never been seen on the market until now. The uncle and aunt of the current consignor gifted him the watch for his degree in 1990. His uncle, who was an extensive traveler, purchased the watch during a business trip in Oman circa 1989 for the WEIGHT of gold. A truly historical Daytona that any Rolex collector would love to own.

LOT 554

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Geneva, May 14, 2017

PATEK PHILLIPE REF. 866/32 WATCH WITH UNIQUE ENAMEL MINIATURE "PORTRAIT OF LA SALVE BY WILLEM VAN DE VELDE LE JEUNE" BY SUZANNE ROHR, YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 932256. Ref. 866/32. The miniature by Suzanne Rohr. Sold at Gubelin, Lucerne in August 1974. Extremely fine and unique, 18K yellow gold, keyless dress watch with exceptional polychrome painted on enamel miniature Portrait of "La Salve". Accompanied by the original Gubelin fitted box, Patek outer box, booklets and Certificate of Origin.

Four-body, bassine, polished, the top decorated with a painted on enamel miniature by Suzanne Rohr. Silver with roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Black painted yellow gold breguet hands. Cal. 17```170., rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronisms and five positions, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

Grading System:

CHF 60,000 - 80000

HKD 480,000 - 640000

USD 60,000 - 80000

Sold: CHF 449,000

Dial, case and movement signed, the enamel signed S. Rohr. DIAM. 43.5mm. Property of the original German family Willhem van de Velde Le Jeune: Willem van de Velde was baptised on 18 December 1633 in Leiden, Holland, Dutch Republic. A son of Willem van de Velde the Elder, also a painter of sea-pieces, Willem van de Velde, the younger, was instructed by his father, and afterwards by Simon de Vlieger, a marine painter of repute at the time, and had achieved great celebrity by his art before he came to London. By 1673 he had moved to England, where he was engaged by Charles II, at a salary of £100, to aid his father in "taking and making draughts of sea-fights", his part of the work being to reproduce in color the drawings of the elder Van de Velde. He was also patronized by the Duke of York and by various members of the nobility.[1] He died on 6 April 1707 in London, England,[1] and was buried at St. James's Church.