As is so often the case at valuable watch auctions these days, a pair of Patek Philippes lead the group of timepieces that Sotheby’s will be offering tomorrow at its spring sale in Hong Kong. One is a pink gold minute repeating tourbillon wristwatch with enamel dial and Breguet numerals, estimated at $360,620-$463,655. Expected to be almost as valuable is an example from 2002, a yellow gold automatic minute repeating wristwatch with cathedral gongs and enamel dial, expected to sell for $321,978-$489,407.
Update: The pink gold tourbillon sold for $481,660, and the yellow gold minute repeating wristwatch for $512,569. Both results were above estimates.Among the other offerings, there’s an exceptionally rare wristwatch made by Philippe Dufour circa 1992. Only four examples were ever made of the timepiece, a pink gold two-train grande and petite sonnerie open-face wristwatch with an enamel dial (est. $283,340-$412,132). Only five examples were made of the yellow gold pocket watch that Philippe Dufour produced for Audemars Piquet. Retailed by Asprey circa 1982, it’s an open faced two-train minute repeating grande and petite sonnerie timepiece, estimated at $128,791-$193,187.