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Watch Auctions

09/22/14

Eisenhower’s Rolex fails to sell at auction

An 18-karat gold Rolex Oyster Ref. 6305 wristwatch given to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1951 failed to sell last Wednesday, as bidding did not reach the reserve price established by the seller. 

09/17/14

Sea-Dweller of famous ocean lover for sale

One of the earliest-known Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 watches that belonged to filmmaker and oceanographer Philippe Cousteau is expected to fetch up to $150,000 when it hits the auction block at Antiquorum Auctioneers later this month.  

07/28/14

How much will people like Ike’s Rolex?

The Rolex given to former President Dwight D. Eisenhower for his achievements as a general during World War II, including the planning of D-Day, is expected to garner as much as $1 million at auction.

07/11/14

‘Holy Grail’ of watches expected to sell for $16M

The most complicated watch ever made entirely by human hand is expected to sell for up to $16.8 million at Sotheby’s this November when the timepiece makes its first reappearance on the market in 15 years. 

07/01/14

Patek Philippes top Antiquorum’s HK sale

A platinum Patek Philippe Ref. 3979 wristwatch sold for about $468,000 at Antiquorum’s sale of Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces on Saturday, the top lot of an auction heavy with examples from the famed watchmaker. 

06/26/14

Commemorative Patek Philippe to top Hong Kong sale

A limited-edition Patek Philippe Ref. 5029 made in platinum is expected to sell for about $593,400 at Antiquorum’s June 28 sale in Hong Kong.  

06/12/14

Patek ‘Titanium Collection’ soars at Sotheby’s

A selection of unique Patek Philippe watches grouped together as “The Titanium Collection” sold for a collective $7.1 million Tuesday, surpassing the pre-sale high estimate of $4.9 million.

05/20/14

Patek Philippes set auction records at Antiquorum

Patek Philippe watches constituted the top four highest-grossing lots at Antiquorum’s recent sale in Geneva, with two of the brand’s models setting new world auction records.

05/19/14

Swiss firm invests in watch auction market

Investment firm Fides Business Partner has made a “strategic capital investment” in Antiquorum Auctioneers, the timepiece auction house announced recently.

04/14/14

Rolex, Patek Philippe top Antiquorum sale

A Rolex Ref. 6263 “Paul Newman,” named after the actor-turned-racer, sold for $231,750 at Antiquorum, more than three times its pre-sale high estimate.