Other vintage Patek Philippe highlights were a rare Ref. 2438-1, a perpetual calendar which fetched CHF 278,500, a Ref. 530 sold for CHF 278,500 and a Ref. 3448 (sold for CHF 242,500). Modern Patek Philippe models also did very well. A Ref. 5004 in platinum from 2006 achieved CHF 242,500. Just as young was a white gold Ref. 5102 (‘Celestial’) sold for CHF 188, 500. The very first Ref. 4261, a minute repeater, made by Vacheron Constantin in 1943, achieved CHF 242,500, far higher than the highest pre-sale estimate.
- Panerai ref. 3646 Panerai ref. 3646
- Patek Philippe ref. 2438-1 Patek Philippe ref. 2438-1
- Patek Philippe Ref. 2524-1 Patek Philippe Ref. 2524-1
- Patek Philippe ref. 5004 Patek Philippe ref. 5004
- Vacheron Ref 4261 Vacheron Ref 4261
Of special interest were a rare Rolex Daytona ‘Paul Newman’ from c. 1970, which fetched CHF 140,500, and an equally rare Panerai Ref. 3646 Radiomir from c. 1940 with movement ánd case signed by Rolex (sold for CHF 92,500). A pink gold ‘Destriero Scafusa’, made by IWC in c. 2001, achieved CHF 164,500, more than the highest pre-sale estimate.
Geoffroy Adler, Head of Watches of Sotheby’s Europe, commented that the strong results demonstrate that the market is driven by exceptional pieces as collectors ale looking for rare pieces of high quality.