Important complications lead Antiquorum New York watch sale

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2015-11-30 11:49:07

A host of important complications will lead Antiquorum's forthcoming watch sale in New York.

The sale will offer more than 250 collectible watches, from the world's most sought-after manufacturers including Patek Philippe, Jaeger LeCoultre, Richard Mille, Baume & Mercier and Vacheron Constantin.

Leading the line-up is a highly rare yellow gold Patek Philippe Ref. 5016 Tourbillon minute repeater perpetual calendar wristwatch, made in 2003. Regarded as one of the most complicated wristwatches ever produced by the Swiss company, the Ref. 5016 includes a one-minute regulator, retrograde calendar and moon phases, and is expected to sell for $450,000-$650,000.

Further major Patek Philippe timepieces on offer include a Ref. 5213 minute repeater retrograde perpetual calendar watch estimated at $450,000-$650,000; a Ref. 5539 Tourbillon minute repeater with black enamel dial estimated at $400,000-$600,000; and a Ref. 5575 sealed 175th anniversary world time moon in white gold, estimated at $70,000-$100,000.

Notable highlights from other leading manufacturers include a rare Jaeger LeCoultre Limited Edition Master Minute Repeater in titanium, valued at $55,000-$75,000; and a Vacheron Constantin 18k yellow gold Historiques American 1921 Boutique New York wristwatch, one of just 64 examples ever made, priced at $ 15,000-$25,000.

Also amongst the standout lots is a unique Baume & Mercier Capeland Shelby Cobra 18K Red Gold FlyBack Chronograph. The one-of-a-kind watch was created in 2015 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Caroll Shelby’s victory in the 1965 FIA International Championship of GT Manufacturers.

The timepiece is expected to sell for $10,000-$20,000, with all proceeds benefitting the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which supports families of children affected by heart disease.

The Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces sale takes place in New York on December 15.

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