An exclusive Patek Philippe pocket watch with Suzanne Rohr enamel which was based on Pierre-August Renoir’sTwo Sisters(1881) obliterated the forecasted sale price at Christie’s sale of Important Watches in New York last week (June 17).
The antique pocket watch UK collectors and those around the world would have been keeping a close eye on, was created in Geneva in 1985, and realised £223,890, against its pre-sale approximation of £76,110-£114,170. The movement also took the top lot of all involved.
The timepiece to claim second spot was a Patek Philippe’s 18-carat gold split-seconds chronograph wristwatch produced 65 years ago, in 1950 with £216,160, also above its estimate of £95,080- £158,470.
Succeeding in pipping the other lots to the third spot was another Patek Philippe piece, an 18-carat gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, made in 1976, and sold for £193,300.
In total, the auction provided 265 lots, including not only vintage and modern timepieces, but pens too.