Patek Philippe and Rolex star in Freeman's Fine Watches sale



2015-06-26 12:01:58

Patek Philippe and Rolex star in Freeman's Fine Watches sale

Two rare and highly collectible gentleman's 18 karat rose gold timepieces are up for sale online...

Starting today, collectors will have a change to see in-person the treasures for sale in Freeman's Fine Jewelry & Watches auction, due to take place on June 14.

Among the sale's highlights is this Gentleman's 18 karat rose gold world time wristwatch by Patek Philippe, number 188 of just 240 ever made.

 Gentleman's 18 karat rose gold worldtime wristwatch by Patek Philippe

With a subtle rose gold case, the watch's circular face is made from guilloch enamel and bears the maker's signature. The serial number reads 3209648.

The Patek's outer chapter ring displays 24 hours divided against a silvered and midnight blue background, also displaying 40 world cities.

Its automotive movement also been signed by the maker, while a sapphire crystal display allows visible movement. It features an original black leather wristband with Patek sign clasp.

Accompanied by its original box, this rare Patek specimen has an estimate of $18,000-22,000, and will be auctioned without papers or a certificate.

Collectors should also bear in mind that, according to Freeman's, the "watch does not appear to be running at the time of cataloguing" yet is "in very good condition".

 Gentleman's 18 karat yellow gold anddiamond-set Rolex Oyster perpetual

Other highlights include a Gentleman's 18 karat yellow gold and diamond-set Rolex Oyster perpetual from the presidential collection.

The rare timepiece boasts a gold cased black enamel face with diamond and dash dial, day and date windows, a pave diamond set bezel and automatic chronometer movement.

Bearing the signature of its maker at and presidential-style link band, the Rolex will auction at Freeman's with an estimate of $10,000-15,000. It is in good working condition.

The pre-auction previews for next Monday's sale begin today and continue until Saturday, at the Freeman's gallery in Philadelphia, US.

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