This is a rare lapis lazuli and jade-Set Elliptical 8 Days Lacquered Chinoiserie Art Deco Desk Clock with cloisonne enamel dial and gold mounts made in 1926 by Vacheron Constantin. Estimate: USD100,000 to USD150,000.
One of the major jewelled beauties presented in the sale is from the Patek Philippe family. This rare 18ct gold, diamond and sapphire-set cushion-shaped bracelet watch, Ref. 3625, was manufactured in 1984. It is set with 748 diamonds weighing 6.33cts and 146 diamonds weighing 12.25cts. This watch is the only known example of such a model to have ever been offered to the public, and offers a fantastic collecting opportunity for Patek Philippe lovers. Estimate: USD70,000 to USD90,000.
One of the most coveted timepieces Christophe Claret has ever manufactured, the 18ct white gold and titanium limited-edition skeletonised wristwatch with inclined flying tourbillon and retrograde spherical hours and minutes, X-Trem-1 Model, No. 1/8. Created circa 2013 and numbered 1 among the only eight pieces manufactured, the model has a flying tourbillon inclined at 30 degrees. The time is displayed through two retrograde spheres that are hollowed and encased within two sapphire tubes placed either sides of the case and will magnetically float through the air to read the time. Estimate: USD80,000 to USD120,000.
Oversized, very rare 18ct white gold limited-edition Bi-Axial Tourbillon wristwatch, No. 3/33, Ref. 99810. Made by Girard-Perregaux circa 2012. Designed based on a tourbillon pocket watch from the 1860s, the brands renowned tourbillon three bridges model was enhanced with the production of the bi-axial tourbillon, enabling excellent rate precision in a bi-dimensional structure. This model is numbered 3 in a limited edition of 33 pieces only. Estimate: USD120,000 to USD180,000.
An 18ct white gold and diamond-set asymmetrical bracelet watch from the High Jewellery collection, Kalla 1972 Model, Ref. 37600 by Vacheron Constantin. It was especially made for the Ukraine market in 2006 and is set with 32 baguette-cut diamonds weighing 6.04cts and 1,047 brilliant-cut diamonds weighing 15.23 cts. Estimate: USD120,000 to USD180,000.
A rare platinum limited-edition tonneau-shaped skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch, No. 19/30, Ref. RM012. Made by Richard Mille circa 2006. Numbered 19 in a limited edition of 30 pieces, this watch represents a ground-breaking concept with its tubular architecture movement and is the first in the history of horology that features extremely complicated engineered tubular structural forms which are highly resistant to corrosive elements and thermal change. The watch is the winner of the prestigious Aiguille dOr award in 2007. Estimate: USD300,000 to USD500,000.
Made circa 1800 specifically for the Chinese market, this is a rare 18ct gold, enamel and pearl-set keywound musical watch with four figure automata. It is a stunning example from the era, illustrating the best 19th century Swiss automata technology. Automatas are small technical marvels imitating the movements of living creatures or beings, and The Theatre automata creations are perhaps some of the rarest automata creations ever made, with only eight pieces believed to have ever been manufactured. The present pocket watch can be attributed to DuBois et Fils, a Swiss firm responsible for a number of automata masterpieces. Estimate: USD470,000 to USD650,000.
Another antique must-see by Vacheron Constantin is this platinum, emerald and diamond necklace with watch. It was manufactured in 1927 with case designed by Verger Freres and retailed by Osterag, Paris. Estimate: USD140,000 to USD250,000.
A rare 18ct white gold limited-edition skeletonised wristwatch with linear power reserve, Opus X Model, No. 99/100. The Opus Series was launched in 2001 by Harry Winston
in partnership with some of the most revered independent watchmakers. Each of its state-of-the-art Opus reflects a journey of collaboration and innovation. Number 99 in the 100-piece series, the present model is co-designed by watch engineer Jean-Francois Mojon circa 2012 and inspired by the planetary movements. The traditionally fixed dial and watch hands are replaced with a system of rotating indicators mounted on a revolving frame. Estimate: USD80,000 to USD120,000.