S otheby’s is pleased to present its Fine Watches auction based in Geneva, running from 10–24 June. This varied sale will include both contemporary and vintage pieces from renowned manufactures such as Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier.
Ask anyone to name a watch brand and Rolex is likely to be the first answer. Rolex has a long and exciting history dating back to 1908 when Hans Wilsdorf first registered the name. Renowned the world over, for its unmistakable design, the manufacture has dressed some of the most important wrists in world history from movie stars to Presidents.
When it comes to the world of luxury watches Patek Philippe holds a weight few others other can, and perhaps even, will.
Founded 182 years ago in 1839, the manufacture has dedicated itself to producing only the finest quality timepieces with exquisite attention to detail. The house epitomises luxury not only through its demonstrable skill and craftsmanship but also through its underratedness.
In the late 1990s, Daniel Roth was once one of the most important horological brands in the trade. Known for its superior movements and unusual design, their timepieces were an instant sell out and the brand was a proven success. In the early 2000s, Daniel Roth’s brand was bought by Bvlgari and later converted into their own watch collection, bringing the production of Daniel Roth branded watches to a halt, limiting their existence today.