On May 29th, Christie’s Hong Kong watch auction started. It is reported that a total of 257 watches and clocks were auctioned. What are the lots worth paying attention to, let’s look down together.
Lot.2248 Rolex Platinum Diamond Day-Date18046
Basic information: Platinum case, 36 mm in diameter. With calendar function, using cal. 3055 self-winding movement, 27 gem bearings. Estimate: HK $ 140,000-160,000, approximately RMB 123,000-140,000. (Streaming)
Watch Reviews: Exquisite, rare platinum and diamond inlays, creating Rolex’s most representative series of day-date Day-Date, dial diameter 36 mm, outer ring set with a round diamond, 6 and 9 point diamond , 8 round diamond scales in other positions. Classic, highly recognizable, and magnificent outer ring diamonds, together with Rolex’s name, are all reasons why Rolex 18046 deserves attention. The reason for the low valuation is probably due to the average appearance, and it is estimated that the frequency of daily wear by the original owner is quite high. Surprisingly, at such a low price, this watch was oversold.
Lot.2249 Rolex Green Bloodstone Plate Noodle Day-Date18078
Basic information: Gold case, 36 mm diameter. With calendar function, using cal. 3055 self-winding movement, 27 gem bearings.
Valuation: 120,000 to 180,000 Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 106,000 to 159,000.
Price: HK $ 300,000, about RMB 263,000.
Watch Reviews: Bloodstone as its name implies is bloodstone, but this table is different from the Xinchang bloodstone we usually see. The dark green texture stone surface and gold match each other perfectly, there are a few blood red above the 6 o’clock obliquely. The more curious thing is that the case is a bark wrinkled bezel and strap. The output of this watch is not high, and it is very rare in the auction house.
Lot. 2273 Patek Philippe 5975R
Basic information: Red gold case, 40 mm diameter. Using cal.CH 28-520 self-winding movement, 29 jewel bearings.
Estimate: 500,000-700,000 Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 440,000-61.9 million.
Price: HK $ 562,000, approximately RMB 493,000.
Watch Reviews: Patek Patrick’s 175th Anniversary Edition, launched in 2014, women’s 18k white gold diamond scale, 2014 special edition butterfly buckle, limited to 150 pieces. Birth paper, certificates, commemorative coins, wallets, 175th anniversary box accessories are complete. Good looks and new appearance. According to these auctions, 5975 will not exceed 70,000 Swiss francs, about 490,000 yuan. If this continues, the big guests will only be able to recover the costs.
Lot. 2298 Harry Winston, Harry Winston OPUS 9
Basic information: White gold case, 45 mm in diameter. Automatic cal. OPUS 9 movement.
Valuation: 720,000-96,000 Hong Kong dollars, about 630,000-840,000 yuan.
Price: 875,000 Hong Kong dollars, about 766,000 yuan.
Watch reviews: HW’s OPUS series works always appear together at auction. The last time I saw a lot of OPUS at the auction is also Christie’s. Eight watches in Hong Kong two years ago sold a total of more than 13 million Hong Kong dollars, this time in total Three, and 2298 is one of the OPUSs that I personally admire. The time presentation is extremely special: the left and right two track-type diamond chains are driven by the power system, and each of them has a ruby to indicate the corresponding time. This is the only work in the history of OPUS that was completed by watchmaker Jean Marc Wiederrecht and designer Eric Giroud. It is also the only work using diamonds as functional parts instead of decorative materials.
Lot. 2299 RICHARD MILLE RM018
Basic information: White gold case, 39 mm in diameter. 1 minute tourbillon with manual winding movement and pink jade gear.
Valuation: 2.5 million to 4 million Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 2.21 million to 3.35 million.
Price: 3.3 million Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 2.89 million.
Watch Comments: Richard Mille 18k white gold skeleton tourbillon watch is 30 watches specially customized by Richard Bristol to Richard Mille’s 150th anniversary in 2008. Richard Mille believes that working with the most famous jeweller on the Fontaine Square in Paris should not simply add a logo, so he deliberately launched a new model that completely combines the jewelry properties of Boucheron with Richard Demir’s avant-garde innovation merges into one, creating a bold and distinctive work. In addition to the tourbillon, 018 is special because the movement gears are made of various jade materials, including black agate, tourmaline, diamond, sapphire and other materials. This piece is made of pink jade. It is extremely difficult for jade to make gears, and it is visually exaggerated enough, so many people comment that the movement of this watch looks like a flower in the distance.
Lot. 2357 Petak Phillippe 2577
Basic information: red gold case, enamel dial, 35 mm diameter. Use cal.10-200 manual winding movement, 18 jewel bearings.
Valuation: 240,000 to 400,000 Hong Kong dollars, about 210,000 to 350,000 yuan.
Price: 900,000 Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 788,000.
Watch comments: Last month, a friend asked about 2526, and I said that good products are hard to find now. In fact, it is necessary to find a rare Patek Philippe pure enamel watch. In the entire history of Patek Philippe’s watchmaking history, the ‘enamel plate three-pin model’ that can be recorded in the book is only 2526 and its successor 3428. This 2577 is the third enamel three-pin model in this family, but it may be even more precious. According to the literature, during the same period of 2577 and 2526, a total of about 69 were manufactured between 1956 and 1960, most of which were produced privately and were not sold publicly. The vast majority of the 2577 is a gold case, and rarely a red gold case, and this lot is a red gold case. Unlike the 2526 with a 12-600 automatic movement, the 2577 uses a 12-600 prototype manual-winding movement 10-200. Case diameter 35 mm, white enamel dial, cannonball scale toffee hand, small 6 o’clock second dial, extremely precious.
Lot. 2387 Patek Philippe 5002p
Basic information: Platinum case, double-sided dial, 44 mm diameter. It has 12 high-complexity functions such as the minute bell of the cathedral, 1-minute tourbillon, perpetual calendar, retrograde calendar, astronomical calendar, etc. It uses cal.RTO 27 SID LU CL manual winding movement, 55 gem bearings.
Estimate: 8 million to 10 million Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 7.08 million to 8.85 million.
Price: HK $ 8.82 million, about RMB 7.725 million.
Watch Comments: Before the advent of 6002 and 5175, the 5002 Xingyue Tourbillon was always the most important and most complex watch king of Patek Philippe. In the eyes of previous generation collectors, this is all like God. The platinum double-faced dial includes 12 high-complexity functions such as the cathedral bell three questions, a 1-minute tourbillon, a perpetual calendar, a retrograde calendar, and an astronomical calendar, with a diameter of 44 mm. This is a super complicated watch that can be worn daily. It is very rare. With the later 6002, I personally think that the 5002 is more low-key and more in line with the oriental aesthetic taste. This is a rare one kept in the original factory. It was made in 2012. It was lying in the owner’s safe on the day the fund was bought. It didn’t move until the auction. Attachment certificate box is complete, the transaction price is 8.88 million Hong Kong dollars.
Lot. 2411 Audemars Piguet
Basic information: A platinum square case with a width of 29 mm, a tourbillon, and a cal. 2888 manual winding movement.
Valuation: 820,000-1.65 million Hong Kong dollars, about 725,000-1.46 million yuan. (Streaming)
Watch comment: Hair crystal is actually a natural water crystal containing different types of needle-shaped ore contents. The hair in natural hair crystals is mostly straight and has a small curved shape. This Audemars Piguet rectangular hollow platinum platinum tourbillon watch was first born in SIHH in 2001, which was the period when Audemars Piguet developed the eight heavenly kings. Because the main splint is made of natural hair crystal cutting, each has a completely different main splint, and the bridge plate is derived from the shape of Galileo’s pendulum clock to pay tribute to the astronomy master. At 6 o’clock, the huge tourbillon is located between the bridge and the main splint. The golden screw balance is the focal point of vision. The transparent case back can also clearly appreciate the movement structure of the entire watch.
Lot. 2450 A. Lange & Sohne Lange Cabaret
Basic information: Platinum case with a width of 26 mm. With calendar function, using cal.L931.3 manual winding movement, 30 gem bearings.
Valuation: 120,000 to 180,000 Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 106,000 to 159,000. (Streaming)
Watch comments: Cabaret is the model when Lange was first founded. Platinum rectangular case, large calendar, small hours and minutes. Back three-quarter splint and screw balance. This watch was born in 1998, but it was discontinued very early and is no longer being produced. After more than ten years, many people gradually find its beauty, it is hard to find a watch.
Lot. 2452 A. Lange & Sohne Lange Red Gold Sesame Chain
Basic information: red gold case, enamel dial, 40.5 mm diameter, manual winding movement cal. L044.1, 33 jewel bearings.
Valuation: 550,000-900,000 Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 486,000-796,000.
Price: 687,000 Hong Kong dollars, about RMB 602,000.
Watch review: Lange red gold sesame chain, limited to 200 pieces in 2009. This is the favorite fishing species of big guys. At first glance, it looks like a small 40-mm three-pin. At most, it is an enamel plate. In fact, it is a sesame chain. When I turned it behind, I saw a huge sesame chain transmission structure, as well as a delicate balance wheel, gooseneck, and carved balance arm.