Upcoming auction at Antiquorum’s “Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces” in Geneva, on May 15, will be a great chance for collectors and passionate watch lovers to get some of extremely rare and valuable pieces. Among 500 watches, we select luxurious Patek Philippe and Rolex models.
One of a few Rolex timepieces with the “Spade of Oman” logo is going to be offered at this auction. It is the Rolex “Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II (Ref. 1655), which was launched in 1974 and retailed by Asprey of London. Being available for the first time, this great mechanical watch for adventurer and professional explorers has an estimated presale price from $115,500 to $173,000. The rare “Asprey” signature on the outside caseback makes it very attractive among collectors.
Another Rolex being offered is the “Oyster Perpetual Comex (Ref. 1665), the rare chronometer from 1980, with the superb water-resistance up to 200 meters (660feet). This Sea-Dweller bracelet watch comes with its original guarantee, 1970s Submariner and Oyster booklets, hang tag, anchor and original fitted box, as well as a COMEX magazine and COMEX regulator. Estimated price goes from $81,000 to $150,000.
The Patek Philippe (reference 130) with pink dial will be one of the most attractive pieces at Antiquorum auction. This stainless steel chronograph, with tachometer scale was produced in 1941 and then sold two years later. Its presale estimate is $173,000 to $231,000.
Another remarkable watch from Patek Philippe is the model 5970G, circa 2006, which will be available for a price from 115,000 to 173,000 US dollars. This multi-functional chronograph is crafted in 18k white gold and features perpetual calendar, 24 hour indication, tachometer and moon phases.