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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. 
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.  
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.
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.
Investment firm Fides Business Partner has made a “strategic capital investment” in Antiquorum Auctioneers, the timepiece auction house announced recently.
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.
Yet another watch from Patek Philippe topped a global auction and set a new world record for one of the brand’s references when it sold for $866,667 at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Tuesday.  
The suit and helmet worn by actor and race-car driver Paul Newman in the 1980s is expected to sell for up to $70,000 at Antiquorum’s April 9 sale. 
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