Antiquorum is all set to put up yet another collection of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” under the hammer next month at the Mandarin Oriental Geneva. There will be 613 modern and vintage timepieces that will be auctioned off, including some rare and interesting pieces. The pick of the lot is the “Magnificent Royal Presentation Musical Fan With Concealed Watch, A Gift From Prince Ferdinand Of Saxe-Coburg And Gotha To Vicomte De Morais.” Created by Piguet & Capt, Geneva in 1810, the set consists of a “rare musical, gold, painted on enamel and pearl-set fan with the concealed watch and visible rose-diamond-set balance, the fan painted in watercolor and gold.” It is estimated to fetch between $320,000 and $535,000.
The other interesting pick is the Patek Phillippe, Ref. 703, piece unique – “The Goddess Of The Sun & The Moon.” One of the first enamel solar clocks from the brand, it was first made in 1956. It was later handed over as the Dragon Gold Cup trophy in 1956. The electro-mechanical gilt-brass table clock made using polychrome cloisonné enamel panels depicting “birds and the goddess of the sun and moon, baguette sapphire-set dial.” This piece is estimated to earn between $65,000 and $85,000.
Please note the date has been corrected to November 11 for the Geneva sale.