Sotheby’s New York auction of Important Watches and Clocks offers an array of fine timepieces to satisfy the most discerning collector. Highlights will include diverse offerings of vintage and modern complicated wristwatches from Patek Philippe, an important collection of Cartier desk timepieces, and an unusual and fascinating group of automata from the famed creator Vichy. As recent auctions have shown, there is an increased demand for fine timepieces and mechanical masterpieces from the past, which continues to drive interest, new scholarship and record prices.
The June sale will also include a wide variety of modern timepieces from makers such as Vacheron Constantin, Rolex, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Franck Muller and Urwerk. From 17th century pocket watches to modern wristwatches with cutting edge design, there are watches from every facet of the horological spectrum.