Antiquorum has a longstanding presence in Geneva and Hong Kong, and recently opened an office in Monaco. A specialist in watches, the auction house recently branched out into jewellery. Romain Réa explains how a sale is put together.
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The Covid-19 crisis has driven watch auctions online. We should, however, proceed with caution. A digital platform is no substitute for the excitement of a live sale, even if this means bidding from behind a mask.
After over 20 minutes of bidding from collectors across 3 continents, underscoring the enduring legacy of the most iconic actor of the 20th century, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master reference 1675 sold for $1,952,000.
Under the hammer at Christie's on November 9th for Only Watch, the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A sold for CHF 31 million, setting a new record for any category of watch.
Taking place November 9th in Geneva, the profits from Only Watch fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here is a second selection from the fifty unique watches coming up for sale.
Taking place November 9th in Geneva, the profits from Only Watch fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here is a first selection from the fifty unique watches coming up for sale.
The eighth Only Watch is on November 9th in Geneva, with fifty watches crossing the block. The sale has grown beyond its original purpose as a fundraiser to become a worldwide reference for collectors.
For the third time, Phillips put independents front and centre of its sale, headlined by George Daniels. Connoisseurs packed the saleroom for the British auction house's May date, with the hammer coming down on several record-breaking lots.