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Wide Array Of Fine Timepieces Exceed Expectations At Antiquorum Auction

Patek Philippe rare perpetual calendar watch

The results are in from the latest Antiquorum auctions of Important Watches & Jewelry, where nearly $4 million was generated from the sale of nearly 300 collectible timepieces and some top jewelry items, once again proving that the best of the best in watches can hold — and increase — their value over decades.

Top lots included a Patek Philippe rare perpetual calendar watch with baguette diamond bezel that sold for $227,000. Also at this auction, watches by Franck Muller and Vacheron Constantin performed well, as did Richard Mille and a host of others.

Franck Muller Calibre 97 Unique Grande et Petite Sonnerie Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar

In fact, there was some fierce bidding for the Franck Muller Calibre 97 Unique Grande et Petite Sonnerie Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar in platinum with diamonds [lot 270]. Originally estimated to sell for $20,000, it went for a whopping $221,000.

Ref. RM 011 Ivory Felipe Massa Annual Calendar Flyback Chronograph in pink gold

Also achieving a spectacular result was the Richard Mille Ref. RM 011 Ivory Felipe Massa Annual Calendar Flyback Chronograph in pink gold [lot 123]. The extremely rare annual calendar wristwatch exceeded its estimate and sold for $143,000.

The Rolex Ref. 116599 Daytona Baguette Diamond Ruby watch

As usual, rare pieces from Rolex attracted interest from collectors. The Rolex Ref. 116599 Daytona Baguette Diamond Ruby watch in white gold [lot 267] sold for $75,000; while the Rolex Ref. 116759 GMT-Master II Diamond Sapphire and White Gold timepiece [lot 268] sold for $50,625.

Vacheron Constantin Honeycomb dial yellow gold watch

A Vacheron Constantin Honeycomb dial yellow gold watch, circa 1950, that was in very fine condition was estimated to sell at $3,500, but it ended up fetching nearly 10 times that amount.