NEW YORK – A pristine, rare and important Patek Philippe Ref. 5004P platinum wristwatch is expected to realize more than $250,000 on Tuesday, May 21, in New York as the centerpiece of Heritage Auctions’ 361-lot Watches and Fine Timepieces Signature® Auction, taking place at the company’s new expanded space at 445 Park Ave. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide Internet live bidding.
“This is definitely an auction for Patek Philippe aficionados,” said Jim Wolf, director of watches and fine timepieces at Heritage. “They’ll have a tough time choosing between all the top examples in this impressive collection.”
Highlights from the famed watchmaker include a rare, important and never before offered Patek Philippe Ref. 1463 very fine 18K yellow gold men’s chronograph, circa 1949 (estimate: $120,000-plus), a very fine and rare Patek Philippe Ref. 5146P-001 platinum annual calendar with moon phases and power reserve indication (estimate: $50,000-plus), an important Patek Philippe minute repeater with split seconds chronograph and register for Tiffany & Co., circa 1903 (estimate: $30,000-plus) and new, very fine Patek Philippe Single Sealed Ref. 5130R-001 rose gold World Time wristwatch (estimate: $27,500-plus).
Important pocket watches and marine chronometers from a superior estate collection will also be showcased, including an amazing Tiffany pocket watch attributed to Louis Audemars, circa 1873, expected to bring more than $40,000.
Further highlights include:
- E. Howard & Co. important and rare gold fancy dial multicolor box hinge hunters case made for Maj. Gen. A.S. Roberts, presented by the Texas Volunteer Guard 1895: estimate $28,000-plus.
- Rolex rare Ref. 6538 “James Bond” Big Crown Submariner, circa 1956: estimate $20,000-plus.
- Vacheron Constantin Ref. 42005 very fine white gold Malte Dual Time Régulateur: estimate $15,000-plus.
- Jules Jurgensen very fine gold minute repeater with patent bow setting, circa 1880s: Estimate $10,000-plus.
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