Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in New York this December 10th promises to cultivate enthusiastic interest from collectors with a diverse set of offerings across many categories, from vintage to modern wristwatches, as well as several spectacular single owner collections of the highest quality. Leading the sale is a rare Patek Philippe, Reference 2499, 18k yellow gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon-phases, made in 1968.
Another highlight will be the single owner collection, Contemporary Classics: A Gentleman’s Passion, featuring fifty-six superior examples of contemporary wristwatches by Audemars Piguet, IWC, and Panerai. Other highlights from the upcoming sale include a Limited Edition Pink Gold and Carbon Fiber Tourbillon Wristwatch with 31 Days Power Reserve by Jacob & Co., an extremely rare Rolex Yellow Gold GMT Master Ref. 6542 with Bakelite bezel, a Previously Unknown Yellow Gold Open-Faced Minute Repeating Split Seconds Chronograph Watch with One Minute Tourbillon and 60 Minute Register, Presented to Thomas Cochran by John Pierpont Morgan by Charles Frodsham & Co., a Yellow Gold Minute-Repeating Wristwatch Circa 1966 by Vacheron Constantin, and a Patek Philippe, Platinum and Diamond-Set Wristwatch Ref. 3445. Additional highlights include a fine selection of modern and vintage Patek Philippe wristwatches, vintage Rolex Daytonas, and a fine selection of modern lady’s wristwatches.