Patek Philippe, Tony Duquette star in Hindman’s May 17-18 sales

Patek Philippe 18k Pink Gold Worldtime’ wristwatch, estimated at $15,000-$25,000

Patek Philippe 18K pink gold Worldtime wristwatch, estimated at $15,000-$25,000

CHICAGO – Hindman’s spring Fine Timepieces and Fine and Important Jewelry auctions will take place on May 17 and 18, and will showcase stunning antique keepsakes and modern pieces by designers including Van Cleef & Arpels, Bulgari, Hemmerle, Evelyn Clothier, Tony Duquette, and Nicholas Varney, and wristwatches by Longines, Breitling, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre, and Patek Philippe. The timepieces auction will include a variety of pocket watches, ladies dress watches by Cartier and Chopard, as well as men’s sports watches and collectible timepieces. The jewelry auction will feature property from a private collection with several floral plique-a-jour enamel and gemstone brooches by Evelyn Clothier. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Notable lots in the timepieces auction, scheduled for May 17, include a limited-edition Quantieme Perpetuel Automatique wristwatch, estimated at $8,000-$12,000, and a piquet, sapphire, and diamond wristwatch, estimated at $6,000-$8,000, and both by Audemars Piguet. Patek Philippe contributes two exceptional items in the form of its Ref. 5110R-001 ‘Worldtime’ wristwatch, estimated at $15,000- $25,000, and a Ref. 5196 Calatrava wristwatch, estimated at $10,000-$15,000. A limited-edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso chronograph wristwatch, estimated at $8,000-$12,000, is another stunning design.

Outstanding items in the Fine and Important Jewelry auction, which happens May 18, include an exceptional Hemmerle diamond dress set with two round brilliant diamonds weighing approximately 6.25 carats, estimated at $70,000-$90,000.  Other highlights include an important Burmese ruby and diamond ring, estimated at $30,000-$50,000; an emerald and diamond ring estimated at $50,000-$70,000; and a Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger grossularite garnet and diamond ring, estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Another dazzling lot from Tiffany & Co. is a Kashmir sapphire and diamond stickpin, estimated at $35,000-$55,000.

Tony Duquette opal, rock crystal, and moonstone necklace, estimated at $12,000-$18,000

Tony Duquette opal, rock crystal, and moonstone necklace, estimated at $12,000-$18,000

Another standout item is a spectacular Tony Duquette opal, rock crystal, and moonstone necklace, estimated at $12,000-$18,000. Hindman presented a stunning moonstone and opal pendant/brooch and a multigem and coral brooch by Duquette in its February Palm Beach fine jewelry auction, both of which exceeded expectations and were among the top 10 lots sold.

The May 18 auction also features exquisite brooches including an art deco, aquamarine, and diamond clip brooch by Cartier, estimated at $7,000-$9,000. Impressive brooches by Evelyn Clothier include her diamond en tremblant brooch, estimated at $4,000-$6,000, and her diamond, ruby, and emerald flower brooch, estimated at $5,000-$7,000. Other elegant examples by Clothier include a diamond, sapphire, and enamel orchid brooch, estimated at $3,000-$5,000, and a diamond, ruby, and plique-a-jour enamel flower brooch, estimated at $4,000-$6,000. Earring lots are also among the highlights, including Bulgari amethyst, pink tourmaline, and diamond Divas’ Dream earclips, estimated at $5,000-$7,000.


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