Sotheby’s New York is thrilled to offer a fine selection of vintage and modern timepieces in our upcoming Important Watches sale, taking place on 6 December. This season, we are honored to showcase important and rare timepieces from prestigious brands including two highly complicated open faced watches by Audemars Piguet. With identical complications including a split second chronograph, perpetual calendar, and minute repeater, the watches span over a century, providing a visual history of design aesthetic and horological prestige. Other highlights include a rare Patek Philippe, reference 3450, with red dot leap year indication, a superb collection of vintage stainless steel and gold chronograph wristwatches by Rolex, and a significant collection of modern complicated and special edition wristwatches by Hublot.
Important Watches will also feature an assortment of pieces from renowned watchmakers including F.P. Journe, A. Lange & Söhne, Jaeger LeCoultre, Cartier, Chopard, and more.
Patek Philippe: A Rare Yellow Gold Automatic Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases and Red Dot Leap Year Indication
Ref. 3450, Made in 1981
Estimate: 150,000–250,000 USD