Antiquorum puts rare watches including Jaeger LeCoultre under the hammer
Antiquorum Auctioneers are back, and this time too they made sure to make crazy bidsfly thick and wild, as they put up quite a few aces under the hammer, this time in Hong Kong. Conducted at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong. Here are the best three pieces from the lot of 211 wristwatches that were sold at the auction. Starting off with the highlight of the sale, the Jaeger LeCoultre, Ref.233.64.20, “Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2″ in platinum. The watch dated to 2009, the watch was a part of a limited edition collection of 75 units. Sporting a large reversible platinum wristwatch with visible Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 174 with inclined two-cage multi-axis spherical tourbillon, it boasts of a 50-hour power reserve and 24-hour indication. It earned an impressive HKD 1,880,000 ($242,000).
Next up was the HARRY WINSTON Ref. 400-MAT44W Ocean Tourbillon 110 Hours, dated to 2006, which was limited to 80 units. It features a rare, large 18K white gold dial with visible one-minute tourbillon and an 18K white gold Harry Winston buckle. Boasting of a 110-hours power-reserve, the watch was sold along with a Harry Winston box and guarantee. It was estimated to fetch between HKD 400,000 and HKD 600,000 ($51,500 – $77,300).
Finally we look at the Omega, De Ville-Central Tourbillon wristwatch in 18K yellow gold, No. 11. Said to be the first world’s first automatic wristwatch with central tourbillon regulator which was created to celebrate the brands the 100th anniversary way back in 1994, The watch sports a rare, diamond chronometer with visible central one-minute flying tourbillon regulator and Omega 18K yellow gold deployant clasp. This one earned a mere HKD 300,000 ($38,600).