CHICAGO – On April 13, Hindman Auctions will present Important Timepieces from a Private Collector, featuring a timepiece collection from Mr. Del Pelton. An enthusiast of unique timepieces, Pelton built a collection that spans almost four centuries of watchmaking expertise from makers such as Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Vacheron Constantin, F.P. Journe, and Parmigiani Fleurier, among many other respected watchmakers from Switzerland, Germany, France and England. The auction also includes an extensive pocket watch selection that boasts many advanced complications such as the Haas moon phase perpetual calendar chronograph. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.
“We are pleased to be offering such a distinctive and extensive private collection that includes so many iconic timepieces,” said Hindman’s Director and Senior Specialist for Jewelry and Timepieces, Sally Klarr. “From historic to contemporary, we anticipate that every bidder will find something that speaks to each of them.”
This collection showcases the breadth and quality that reflects the passion of a true watch aficionado. The auction includes stunning antique and modern timepieces such as a Patek Philippe Ref. 5036/1J-001 wristwatch estimated at $20,000-$30,000, and a Ulysse Nardin ‘Sonata Cathedral’ wristwatch estimated at $18,000-$28,000. A Vacheron Constantin ‘Toledo’ wristwatch, carrying an estimate of $18,000-$28,000, is another outstanding lot that features a matte silvered dial with central fausses cotes decoration, and applied white gold pyramid and Arabic numerals. A limited-edition Franck Muller Ref. 7000 QP E wristwatch, estimated at $12,000-$18,000, is another standout piece.
Exceptional lots also include a B. Haas perpetual calendar hunter case pocket watch, estimated at $18,000-$22,000; a limited-edition Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘Reverso Septantième’ wristwatch, estimated at $15,000-$25,000; and a F.P. Journe ‘Èlègante’ wristwatch, estimated at $8,000-$12,000. A Jaeger-LeCoultre ‘Master Control’ wristwatch estimated at $4,000-$6,000 and a Parmigiani Fleurier ‘Toric’ wristwatch estimated at $5,500-$7,500) round out the notable lots.
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