Sotheby’s New York is thrilled to offer an outstanding selection of vintage and modern timepieces in our upcoming Important Watches sale, taking place 24 May 2018. This season we are incredibly honored to offer timepieces from private tastemakers, whose collections are extremely well preserved, historically important, and in many cases, extremely rare and unique. Our timepieces range from horologically complex, to high jewelry watches from brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Richard Mille, Greubel Forsey, Van Cleef & Arpels, A. Lange & Söhne, Panerai, and more.
Vintage highlights include an exceptional pair of consecutively numbered Four-Colored Gold Frères Rochat Singing Bird Snuff Boxes, which to the best of our knowledge, is the only consecutive pair known. Also a variety of vintage Rolexes including Paul Newman Daytonas, Double Red Sea Dwellers, and Red Submariners in exceptional condition. Fine and extremely rare vintage Patek Philippe, including the a first series Ref. 2526, Pink Gold Wristwatch with Enamel Dial, a Ref. 1463, Yellow Gold Chronograph Wristwatch, featuring a water-resistant case made especially for the firm by Taubert (formerly Frerès Borgel), and a very fine and rare Ref. 570, an Oversized Stainless Steel Wristwatch with Three Tone Dial and Oversized Breguet Numerals.
Modern juggernauts include a visually magnificent Pink Gold Quadruple Tourbillon Wristwatch by Greubel Forsey, a rare White Gold Tourbillon Wristwatch with Patented Stop Seconds Mechanism by A. Lange & Söhne, and Richard Mille’s magnum opus, the RM008, a Platinum Split Seconds Chronograph Tourbillon Wristwatch with Power Reserve and Torque Indication.