Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world’s premier auctioneers of modern and vintage timepieces, will offer an impressive collection of 532 fine and rare timepieces at its June 28th auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.

Among the highlights is a collection of rare Patek Philippe timepieces including a Ref. 5029 minute-repeating wristwatch in platinum; a Ref 3979 enamel dial minute-repeating wristwatch in platinum; and a Ref. 2438-1 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar.

Also offered are a number of unique and rare exceptional timepieces, which include the highly collectible Harry Winston Opus 7 in white gold and a Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon in 18K pink gold.

The highlight of the sale is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5029 minute repeater automatic in platinum, made in a limited edition of 10 pieces in 1997 to commemorate the inauguration of the new Patek Philippe factory in Geneva. This is a very fine and extremely rare, minute-repeating, self-winding, platinum chronometer wristwatch with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle. The watch is accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and includes a commemorative medal (see photo below).

The preview will be held at Antiquorum Hong Kong, Rm 2505, No.9 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong from Tuesday to Friday, June 24th to June 27th from 11am to 7pm.

The auction will take place on Saturday, June 28th 2014 at 1/F, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong (5 Connaught Road Central). The First Session will commence at 10am while the Second Session will start at 2pm.

Established in Geneva in 1974, Antiquorum Auctioneers has carved its own unparalleled niche in the auction world through its focused expertise in horology and by cultivating a thriving collector’s market for timepieces worldwide. The world’s premier auctioneer of fine modern and vintage timepieces has set world records for auction sales and holds approximately ten auctions a year in Geneva, New York and Hong Kong, with previews held in major cities worldwide. Antiquorum maintains offices in Beijing, London, Milan, Munich, Moscow, Paris, Shanghai and Tokyo.

For more information call +852 2522-4168 or visit Antiquorum’s website.

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Patek Philippe Ref. 5029

Patek Philippe Ref. 5029 minute repeater automatic in platinum, made in a limited edition of 10 pieces in 1997 to commemorate the inauguration of the new Patek Philippe factory in Geneva. This is a very fine and extremely rare, minute-repeating, self-winding, platinum chronometer wristwatch with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle.
Estimate: HKD 3,100,000-4,600,000

Patek Philippe Ref. 2438-1 18K yellow gold wristwatch

Patek Philippe Ref. 2438-1 18K yellow gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, insignia on the dial and an 18K yellow gold Tiffany & Co tile bracelet. Made in 1955 and sold in 1963. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archive. Extremely fine, extremely rare and elegant, this particular example unseen to the market is the first example ever to feature an insignia at twelve o’clock. The unusual insignia at twelve o’clock is of unknown origin, the consignor claims that the watch was gifted to a prominent person that was part of the royal dynasty in the former Kingdom of Mysore before joining India in 1950, although this information cannot be verified.
Estimate: HKD 2,100,000-2,700,000

Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P platinum wristwatch

The Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P platinum wristwatch with split-seconds chronograph. Made in 2008, the very fine, rare and important wristwatch features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year, 24 hour indication and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted wooden box, Certificate of Origin, instructions, additional solid platinum case back, setting pin and hang tag.
Estimate: HKD 1,700,000-2,200,000

Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon

Girard Perregaux Ref. 99720 Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillon in 18K pink gold with slot machine. Made circa 2007, the very fine and unique wristwatch features a striking mechanism and 18K pink gold Girard-Perregaux deployant clasp. The prestigious watchmaker adopted a revolutionary approach to timekeeping, blending elegance of sophisticated horological complications with the sheer pleasure of gambling to create the first timepiece that combines the tourbillon complication with a slot machine and an automatic alarm – a truly exceptional work of art!
Estimate: HKD 1,200,000-1,500,000

The Harry Winston Opus 7

The Harry Winston Opus 7, No. 10/50, 18K white gold wristwatch. The Opus 7, jointly created by Harry Winston and the talented watchmaker Andreas Strehler, features a skillfully designed movement with ingenious and playful alternative display. Very fine and very rare, the wristwatch was made in a limited edition of 100 examples in 2007 with 60-hour power reserve and an 18K white gold Harry Winston buckle. Sold on September 22nd, 2008. Accompanied by the original fitted box, instruction manual and warranty.
Estimate: HKD 700,000 – 1,000,000

Patek Philippe Ref. 5961P chronograph

Patek Philippe Ref. 5961P chronograph platinum wristwatch with sapphire-set bezel. This is a very fine and rare. Platinum and 36 baguette sapphire wristwatch with round button flyback chronograph, combined 30/60-minute and 12-hour totalizer, annual calendar, power reserve, day/night indications and a platinum Patek Philippe deployant clasp with 22 baguette sapphires.
Estimate: HKD 600,000 – 800,000

Rolex Ref. 6200

Rolex Ref. 6200, Explorer dial. Made in 1954. This is a fine and very rare stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with bidirectional revolving black bezel , large 8 mm. winding crown and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet. Accompanied by an extra link (1).
Estimate: HKD 430,000 – 580,000