Antiquorum sale to offer rare Patek Philippe
February 20, 2014
This Patek Philippe Ref. 5004A is the highlight of Antiquorum’s upcoming Hong Kong sale. The timepiece is one of only 50 and comes in a fitted wooden box.
Hong Kong--A Patek Philippe Ref. 5004A, one of only 50 of its kind, is expected to sell for as much as $645,000 at Antiquorum’s sale scheduled to take place Saturday at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.
Made in 2011, the stainless steel split-seconds chronograph features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year and 24-hour indication.
The Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction is Antiquorum’s first sale in celebration of its 40th anniversary this year and will offer a total of 250 lots.
Another highlight of the sale is a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004J, the only known example of this reference in yellow gold with a black dial and the only one ever to appear at auction. The 18-karat yellow gold wristwatch features a black dial and split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar, moon phases, leap year, 24-hour indication and an 18-karat yellow gold deployant clasp.
Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate of origin, the piece has a pre-sale high estimate of approximately $400,000.
A Richard Mille tonneau-shaped “Tourbillon Prototype,” which Antiquorum said is “highly sought-after,” also will appear at the auction. The RM038 AL MG Proto 03 magnesium wristwatch features a visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, 48-hour power reserve and a titanium double-folding deployant clasp.
The watch is expected to sell for about $386,800.
Timepieces from Rolex and Audemars Piguet also will be included in the sale. Additional information can be found on the Antiquorum website.