Watch owned by the 'King’ up for sale at Antiquorum
Watches given as gifts by two members of American “royalty”--an Omega Constellation owned by Elvis Presley as well as a Patek Philippe from former vice president of the United States Nelson Rockefeller--will highlight Antiquorum’s upcoming watch auction in New York.
‘Holy Grail’ of watches garners $24M
The Henry Graves Supercomplication, the most complicated watch ever made entirely by human hand, cemented its status as the most valuable watch in auction history when it sold for $24 million at Sotheby’s Geneva Tuesday.
Sea-Dweller makes a splash at Antiquorum
A Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 1665 that once belonged to oceanographer and filmmaker Philippe Cousteau Sr. exceeded its pre-sale estimate when it sold for $183,750 at Antiquorum Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.