On january 26th, Antiquorum will kick off it’s 2013 auction year in Hong Kong. In the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a selection of modern and vintage wristwatches and pocketwatches will be auctioned. With today’s release of the catalog, I’ve studied the selection carefully and found some surprising and fascinating timepieces.
Antiquorum is offering a series of watches from Antoine Preziuso. This is a small family-run watchmaker from Geneva. His skeltonized tourbillon in 18k, estimated at €58,000/78,000, is one of my favorites. The three “Hours of Love” erotic watches seem very good value, estimated in steel from €2000-upwards!
Another specialty comes from Daniel Roth. From the pre-Bulgari era a fascinating pink-gold Double-faced tourbillon power reserve is presented. In the charteristic double-ellipse shape, this watch can be worn on both sides. The owner can choose his “tourbillon-occasions” carefully. €23,000/28,000 is the expected price.
A series of 2012 Panerai specials, manufactured for the Chinese market, is offered as well. Celebrating the Year of the Dragon, these stainless steel PAM039 en PAM040 models have a beautifully engraved covers. valued at €12,000/18,000.
A tourbillon divers watch is not a common combination. The Roger Dubuis Easy Diver “just for friends” is one of a series of 280, made in 2006. At an estimated € 12,800/17,700, it seems extremely good value for a premium brand tourbillon!
An Antiquorum auction selection wouldn’t exist without a good collection of Patek Philippes. This one’s no exception. Lot number 120 is a ref.5074 platinum minute repeater and perpetual calendar. manufactured in 2010, this is de piece de resistance at january 26th. The estimate is € 380,000/470,000.
Enjoy the catalog yourself at http://data.antiquorum.com/eng/flip/2013_Jan_HK/#/76/ and share your favorites in our comments!