Vacheron Constantin Minute-Repeater watch stars in Antiquorum sale
A 'Tribute to Enzo Ferrari Tourbillon' and a Vacheron Constantin Minute-Repeater are the highlights
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Wednesday 15 November 2011
Antiquorum Auctioneers is preparing for its December 7 auction of "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces" at its US headquarters in New York City.
Collectors will be delighted by the many extraordinary highlights being offered such as the Vacheron Constantin minute repeater perpetual calendar wristwatch in platinum and the extraordinary and unique Parmigiani Fleurier "Bugatti , Type 370".
In addition, Antiquorum will offer 450 exceptional modern and vintage timepieces in its holiday sale. Previews will be held in cities across the globe including Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore as well as New York.
The highlight of the sale is the Vacheron Constantin minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch in platinum, Ref. 30020, estimated at $180,000-220,000. The outstanding timepiece, produced circa 2000, is an important, astronomic, minute-repeating, platinum wristwatch with perpetual calendar and moon phases.
Antiquorum is also pleased to offer the Parmigiani Fleurier, "Bugatti , Type 370," Piece Unique.
Made in 2007, it is a rare and unusual, rectangular curved, movement constructed in the shape of an automotive engine encased in an oval-shaped cylinder, 18K white gold and diamonds driver's wristwatch with 10-day autonomy displayed on a graduated drum.
Another exceptional minute repeater included in the December sale is the International Watch Co, Schaffhausen, "Grand Complication", No 50/50, Ref. 3770 made in a limited edition of 50 pieces in 2008.
The 18K pink gold timepiece is a minute-repeating, self-winding wristwatch with square button chronograph, registers, secular perpetual calendar and moon phases. It is estimated at $120,000-140,000.
We are also pleased to offer the Urwerk Ref. 202P Special Edition Twin Turbine Regulation, Automatic.
Made in 2009 in a limited edition of 20 pieces, this watch is a rare futuristic, rectangular sculpted, water-resistant, platinum black PE-CVD and titanium chronometer wristwatch with digital time indicated by a patented revolving satellite complication with telescopic minute and hour orbiting satellites, moon phases and day & night indication.
The "Tribute to Enzo Ferrari Tourbillon"
An exceptional Girard-Perregaux wristwatch will also be offered, the "Tribute to Enzo Ferrari Tourbillon", No. 1, Ref 99190. Made in a limited edition of 349 examples, the world premier of this watch was held in Shanghai on March 9, 2004. It is expected to sell for $100,000-120,000.
This rare timepiece is an important, large, platinum, water resistant to 30 metres, wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator under three 18K pink gold bridges with perpetual calendar, round-button chronograph, registers, day and night and 24-hour indications and tachometer.
Antiquorum's Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces sale takes place in New York on December 7.
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