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Bonhams hosts the final fine watch auction of the year

Schermata 2014-12-02 alle 15.30.23

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Una selezione di raffinati e rari orologi è quella presente alla prossima asta Bonhams Fine Watch il prossimo 10 dicembre, che si terrà presso la sede di New Bond Street a Londra.

Il catalogo presenta oltre 200 lotti provenienti da una varietà di marchi, tra cui Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre e Vacheron & Constantin.

Top lot della vendita è una rara referenza 3974 Patek Philippe in oro 18k automatico, calendario perpetuo, ripetizione minuti del1989, stimato in £150.000-200.000. La Ref. 3974 è stata prodotta in numero limitato di cui quello in asta è il settimo dei soli 90 in oro giallo. La combinazione molto complessa del meccanismo di ripetizione minuti e del calendario perpetuo all’interno delle piccole dimensioni di un movimento 12 linee sono ancora una meraviglia oggi.

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Da notare anche la vendita di una intera collezione di 18 Rolex messa in asta da un singolo proprietario, con stime da £ 2.000 a £10.000. Questa serie di Rolex è stata raccolta scrupolosamente e si trova in ottime condizioni e corredata di scatole e documentazione.

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In asta anche un insolita trilogia che Ulysse Nardin ha lanciato in occasione dell’acquisto da parte di Rolf Schnyder della società. Con stima £ 60.000-80.000, la serie comprende la Astrolabium Galileo Galilei (nel Guinnes come il più complesso orologio da polso mai realizzato), il Planetarium Copernicus, e completando questa “Trilogia del tempo”, il Tellurium.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

www.oredelmondo.com – info@oredelmondo.com


A selection of exquisite rare watches is to appear at Bonhams Fine Watch auction on December 10, taking place at Bonhams New Bond Street headquarters.

The final Fine Watch auction of the season features over 200 lots from a variety of luxury brands, including Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Ulysse Nardin, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron & Constantin.

Leading the sale is a rare Reference 3974 Patek Philippe 18ct gold automatic perpetual calendar minute repeating wristwatch circa 1989, estimated at £150,000-200,000. The Reference 3974 was manufactured in very small numbers, with this particular example only the seventh ever produced. Of these, it is believed that only 90 were yellow gold, therefore the 3974 remains one of the most desirable minute repeaters that they have ever produced. The very complex combination of the minute repeating mechanism and the perpetual calendar within the small dimensions of a 12 ligne movement are still a wonder today.

Further offerings include a selection of contemporary watches from interesting new designers. From Linde Werdelin, a fine and rare 18ct gold automatic calendar wristwatch with moon phases Oktopus Moon Tattoo. Offered at an estimate of £15,000-20,000, timepieces from this contemporary brand are exclusive to a maximum 100 pieces for each model.

Lot 117:  Linde Werdelin. A fine and rare 18ct gold automatic calendar wristwatch with moon phases Oktopus Moon Tattoo

From F.P. Journe, a sophisticated and limited edition 18ct rose gold calendar retrograde automatic wristwatch Octa Calendrie. This beautifully crafted piece is estimated at £14,000-16,000,

Further sale highlights include a single-owner collection of 18 Rolex bracelet watches, ranging in estimate from £2,000 to £10,000. Having been fastidiously collected over a number of years, this Rolex series has been kept in excellent condition with each item including boxes and papers.

 lot 142: Rolex. A stainless steel automatic calendar bracelet watch Explorer II,

 lot 127: F.P. Journe. A limited edition 18ct rose gold calendar retrograde automatic wristwatch Octa Calendrier

Also in the sale is an unusual Ulysse Nardin trilogy launched in celebration of Rolf Schnyder’s purchase of the company. Estimated at £60,000-80,000, the series comprises the Astrolabium Galileo Galilei (at the time this was reported in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most complex watch ever made), the Planetarium Copernicus, and completing the ‘Trilogy of time’, the Tellurium.

By Andrea Foffi e Manuel Galvez

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

www.oredelmondo.com – info@oredelmondo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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