The autumn auction season is about to peak, and Sotheby’s has a mouthwatering line up for its Important Watches sale that takes place in Geneva and online on November 13.
Top of the lots is a piece called The Asprey by Patek Philippe with a pre-sale estimate of $2-4 million.
The wristwatch is a perpetual calendar chronograph reference 2499 manufactured in 1952 and sold in 1956. It was last sold in 2006 for $2.2 million to a private collector.
Other highlights from Patek Philippe include a reference 1518 perpetual calendar in yellow gold from 1950 with an estimate of $300,000 to $500,000 and a 1977 white gold reference 3448, the first automatic perpetual calendar produced by the watchmaker, with an estimate of $200,000 to $300,000.
No auction would be complete without a Rolex Daytona on the block, and Sotheby’s has a rare reference 6239, known as a Pulsometer, that is expected to fetch $500,000 to $1 million and a Paul Newman Daytona reference 6263 Oyster Sotto with a black dial, also with an estimates of $500,000 to $1 million.
Speaking ahead of the sale, Sam Hines, Global Head of Sotheby’s Watches, says: “Sotheby’s Geneva is thrilled to present our forthcoming sale. This is our strongest selection for some years.”