Patek Phillipe is one of the finest watch-making companies, with a history that far surpasses any other watchmaker claiming to be the first to create the wristwatch. This unique clock was made circa 1960 and is solar powered with electro-mechanical gilt brass, making it truly a vintage treasure. However, what makes this clock one of a kind is that John Matos has been hand-painted. Matos, better known as CRASH, a name he developed in high school, is a legendary artist who was instrumental in the graffiti movement’s launch by curating the “Graffiti Art Success for America.” Since his first gallery show in 1983, he has been globally recognized with his artwork displayed in prestigious institutions such as The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Stedelijk Museum. This incredible clock will be up for auction at Antiquorum Auctioneers in its “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Collection” on December 13th.
The pre-auction estimate for the clock is $10,000 to $15,000; the proceeds from this auction will be given to the Aids Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA). This is the first item that CRASH has painted since he famously painted five of Eric Clapton’s guitars. The historically rich vintage clock combined with the modern graffiti art of CRASH makes this clock an incredibly unique acquisition.