top end of the estimate will be about S$1mn... not a small sum for most but the folks bidding on this have deep pockets of course
Lot 194 Jaeger Lecoultre Ref. Q1652422 Master Grande Tourbillon Continents Pink Gold First Example Offered At Auction Jaeger-Lecoultre, Master Grande Tourbillon Continents, 1000 Hours Control, Automatic, No. 09/20. Made in a limited edition of 20 pieces, sold on Dec. 27th, 2009. Very fine and unusual, oversized, self-winding, water- resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with champleve enamel dial, visible Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 978 lightweight one-minute tourbillon, date, 24-hour indication. [Estimate: USD 64,000 - 90,000] Diameter 43mm Thickness 13mm
next to the patek bling celestial Lot 237 Patek Philippe Ref. 6104G Celestial Diamond And White Gold Patek Philippe, Made in 2011. Very fine and unusual, astronomic, self-winding, 18K white gold and diamond set wristwatch with date, mean time indication, nocturnal sky chart of the Northern Hemisphere, moon phases and moon orbit, time of the meridian passage of Sirius and moon. [USD 258,000 - 387,000] Diameter 44mm Thickness 10mm
beautiful micro-rotor and a fine lookin movement with PP seal...
"the stars in the sky bring tears to my eyes... it's lighting my way tonight..."
not sure why i'm thinkin back to song lyrics from the past...
"oh love it shines like a burning star, falling from the sky... tonight"
I believe the expression is BOOM! goes the dynamite :)
GRAIL ALERT! GRAIL ALERT! :) we have the mighty Opus V... Felix Baumgartner and Harry Winston Rare Timepieces... I love this watch... in the opus series this and the III are standouts... LINK TO OPUS III... Lot 179 Harry Winston Opus V Pink Gold Harry Winston And Felix Baumgartner, Opus V, No. 36/45. The Opus V was made in a limited edition of 100 examples in 2005. Of these, 45 - including the present one - were made in 18K pink gold. Very fine and very rare, with satellite hour display, retrograde minutes, 120-hour power reserve, day and night indicator. [Estimate: USD 116,000 - 155,000] Width 46mm Height 41mm Thickness 15mm
"night and day... Under the hide of me... There's an oh such a hungry yearning burning inside of me & its torment won't be through... til you let me spend my life making love to you day and night... night and day" power reserve indicator(5 days PR) and day and night indicator on the front
service indicator(lets you know when to bring it in for service) and an adjustment that allows the owner to regulate the watch by +/- 15 seconds per day on ze back
satellite hour display consisting of three blocks, each with four numbers, that are arranged like satellites in a three-dimensional rotating system and tell the hour in turn as they rotate on two axes
then to another independent master... Lot 244 F P Journe Tourbillon Souverain Limited Edition Boca Raton Titanium F.P. Journe, "Invenit et Fecit", Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d'Egalité avec Seconde Morte, Made in a limited edition of 5 examples celebrating the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Boca Raton boutique in Florida. Sold in February 2008. Very fine and very rare, titanium Chronometer wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillion regulator, constant force remontoir with dead-seconds, 42-hour power-reserve indicator, 18K pink gold movement and an 18K pink gold deployant F.P. Journe buckle. [Estimate: USD 116,000 - 155,000] Diameter 40mm Thickness 10mm
if u be asking what is a dead seconds, it's non-sweeping and it jumps 1 second to the next second...
and it's not all the big guns that I took pix of :) finally to some beautiful pocketwatches... wonderful enamel and jewel work on this Patek... Lot 135 Patek Philippe "Pompadour" Pair Cased Pendant Watch Yellow Gold Patek, Philippe & Cie., Genève, "Pompadour, amour et pomme". Made in 1895. Sold on December 11th, 1895. Very fine and unusual, keyless, 18K yellow gold, diamond and enamel pair-cased pendant watch. Accompanied by Extract from the Archives. [Estimate: USD 9,000 - 13,000] Diameter 31.5mm
very beautiful work on this piece... over a 100 years old and still the charmer ;)
they made great art pieces even back then...
and last but not least the AP Quantieme Perpetuelle Squelette pocketwatch! Lot 67 Audemars Piguet Perpétuel Calendar Skeletonized Dress Watch Yellow Gold, Quantieme Perpetuel Squelette, No. 002. Made in the 1990's. Very fine and rare, perpetual calendar, phases and age of the moon, 18K yellow gold dress watch. Estimate: 15,500 - 23,000] Diameter 49mm Thickness 7mm
in hand... always love em AP QP squelette pieces... ornate and beautiful :)
and i'm spent. a tiring weekend for me but most happy to do this post and remember these beautiful pieces in hand. have a good weekend! cheers, raph