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Christie’s New York “Important Watches auction” highlights

Christie, New York – E’ in corso l’asta “Important Watches” con una ricca offerta di 408 orologi da polso, da tasca e da tavolo. Top Lots: un Rolex Ref. 6101, che vanta un quadrante in smalto policromo cloisonné con la mappa del Nord e Sud America, circondato da pesci e gabbiani; un Patek Philippe in oro bianco Ref. 5101 con quadrante blu; un Patek Philippe Ref. 715 da tasca che raffigura una scena di caccia su smalto firmata da L. Pellarin-Leroy, un artista che ha collaborato con Patek Philippe tra gli anni ’60 e ‘70. L’asta in due sessioni, con oltre un centinaio di lotti offerti senza riserva, è in corso presso la sala Christie al Rockefeller Center e si prevede raggiungerà i 6 milioni di dollari di vendite.

 

Al lotto 333 della sessione pomeridiana corrisponde l’iconico Rolex Milgauss Ref. 6541. Introdotto sul mercato a metà degli anni 1950, il Milgauss 6541 con lunetta girevole è stato progettato per l’uso in aree ad intenso campo elettromagnetico, come laboratori di ricerca o centrali elettriche. Quello in asta, con una stima tra $ 100.000 – 200.000, è del 1958, in acciaio, automatico con quadrante nero con finitura a nido d’ape (realizzato in ferro dolce), indici luminosi e in metallo applicati, lancette Dauphine in alluminio, secondi “a saetta”.

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By Manuel Galvez e Andrea Foffi

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

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NEW YORK – Christie’s New York announces highlights of its upcoming Important Watches auction on December 9. With 408 wristwatches, pocket-watches, and desk clocks on offer, the sale is highlighted by a Rolex, Reference 6101, which boasts a polychrome cloisonné enamel dial with map of North and South America, surrounded by fish and seagulls, a Patek Philippe, white gold Reference 5101 with blue dial, and a Patek Philippe, Reference 715 pocket-watch which depicts a hunting enamel illustration by L. Pellarin-Leroy, a top enamellist working for Patek Philippe in the late 1960s and 1970s. The two-session auction, with over one hundred lots offered with no reserve, is to be held at Christie’s flagship Rockefeller Center saleroom and is expected to achieve in excess of US$6 million. 

As Lot 333 of the afternoon session, the iconic Milgauss Reference 6541 will be a treat for watch aficionados. Introduced to the market in the mid-1950s, the Milgauss model reference 6541 with black revolving bezel was designed for use in areas of high electro-magnetic field, such as research labs or power stations. The present lot on offer December 9 (illustrated right; estimate: $100,000 – 200,000), manufactured in 1968, is an extremely rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with black honeycomb dial also featuring a lightning flash second hand. In 2008, the watch was serviced by Rolex USA and following the servicing a Rolex SVP for Technical Operations sent a letter to the owner stating that upon inspection the watch, bezel, dial, hands and movement were all original Rolex manufacture. The letter further states the watch was manufactured on September 8th, 1958.

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By Manuel Galvez e Andrea Foffi

www.meridianae.com – info@meridianae.com

www.oredelmondo.com – info@oredelmondo.com

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