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Pink gold Patek Philippe 1463R could sell for over $1 million at Christie’s Important Watches auction

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The global watch auction season is about to swing into high gear with Christie’s in Dubai leading the way with its Important Watches auction on March 22.

Online registration for the sale is already open.

There will be just under 200 timepieces in the sale with a combined pre-sale estimate of $9,000,000 to $15,000,000.

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It includes various single owner collections, a line-up of vintage Rolex Daytonas, vintage perpetual calendars and chronographs by Patek Philippe and an extensive line up of modern high complication ever offered in a Dubai watch auction.

“Christie’s March auction of Important Watches celebrates the flourishing interest in vintage and modern horological masterpieces. Most notably, the Patek Philippe 1463R, originally retailed by Serpico y Laino, dating from 1950, which exemplifies the highest level of offering of vintage masterpieces, previously only seen in our Geneva watch auctions. Furthermore, the auction will present for the first time in the Middle East a unique Patek Philippe reference 1491, chronograph, manufactured in 1937 – a moment not to miss on 22 March,” says Remy Julia, head of Christie’s Dubai watch department.

The superstar lot is a Patek Philippe, reference 1463R in pink gold from the 1950s that has been previously owned by Eric Clapton and retailed by Serpico y Laino Caracas from Caracas. Only 55 pink gold pieces were ever produced, which explains its pre-sale estimate of $550,000-850,000.

Other headline pieces, described by Christie’s:

Lot 88: PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH. SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RETAILED BY SERPICO Y LAINO, CARACAS, REF. 1463R, MOVEMENT NO. 872’932, CASE NO. 657’138, MANUFACTURED IN 1950. Estimate USD 550,000 – USD 850,000

 

Lot 177: PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND LARGE, HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND PROBABLY UNIQUE 18K GOLD “PROTOTYPE” CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH UNIQUELY CONSTRUCTED PATEK PHILIPPE CASE AND UNIQUE DIAL WITH OVERSIZED 30-MINUTE REGISTER SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE. REF. 1491J CC “CHRONOGRAPH COMPTEURS”, MOVEMENT NO. 860’508, CASE NO. 627’201, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1937, PATEJ PHILIPPE CUSTOM-MADE REFERENCE 1491 CASE MADE BY SPECIAL REQUEST IN 1942
Estimate USD 500,000 – USD 1,000,000

 

LOT 82: PATEK PHILIPPE Ref 2499J, Third Series. PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES. SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF 2499J, THIRD SERIES, MOVEMENT NO. 869’464, CASE NO. 2’700’417, MANUFACTURED IN 1976. Estimate USD 450,000 – USD 550,000.

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