Auction Monday, August 20th 2012
Antiquorum Auctioneers, the world's premier watch auctioneer, is pleased to present its auction of "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces" to be held on August 25th, at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong.
Jaeger LeCoultre, Ref.233.64.20, ''Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2'' in platinum © Antiquorum
Collectors will have the opportunity to bid on 211 exceptional modern and vintage timepieces, including a collection of extremely rare tourbillon wristwatches. Previews will be held at the Antiquorum Hong Kong showroom from Wednesday, August 22nd to Friday, August 24th.
Amongst the highlights of the sale are the remarkable tourbillon wristwatches including a Jaeger LeCoultre, Ref.233.64.20, "Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2" in platinum (estimate: HKD 1,200,000 - 1,600,000 / USD 154,700 - 206,267). Made in a limited edition of 75 pieces circa 2009, this extraordinary watch is a large reversible platinum wristwatch with visible Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 174 with inclined two-cage multi-axis spherical tourbillon, 50 hour power reserve and 24-hour indication.
Antiquorum experts are proud to offer a Harry Winston Ref. 400-MAT44W Ocean Tourbillon 110 Hours, No. 34/80 (estimate: HKD 400,000 - 600,000 / USD 51,566 - 77,350), produced in a limited edition of 80 pieces in 2006. This is a very fine and rare, large 18K white gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon, 110 hours power-reserve and an 18K white gold Harry Winston buckle. It is accompanied by a Harry Winston box and guarantee.
Antiquorum experts are pleased to present the DeWitt Ref NE 080.53 "Academia One Minute Tourbillon Mysterieux," No. 23/50 (estimate: HKD: 300,000 - 400,000 / USD 38,675 - 51,566), made in limited edition of 50 pieces circa 2006. This is a very fine and oversized, one minute tourbillon wristwatch in 18K pink gold with an 18K pink gold DeWitt double deployant clasp.
Not to be missed is the Breguet, Tourbillon in white gold, Ref.3357, Brevet du 7 Messidor An 9.Tourbillon No. 2800 (estimate: HKD 200,000 - 300,000 / USD 25,783 - 38,675). Made in 1990's, this is very fine and rare, white gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K white gold Breguet deployant clasp.
Collectors will be competing for the Omega, De Ville-Central Tourbillon wristwatch in 18K yellow gold, No. 11 (estimate: HKD 200,000 - 250,000 / USD 25,783 - 32,229). Launched in 1994, this is the world's first automatic wristwatch with central tourbillon regulator made in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Omega. This example is a very fine and rare, diamond chronometer wristwatch with visible central one-minute flying tourbillon regulator and Omega 18K yellow gold deployant clasp. It is further accompanied by an Omega box. ■