Important Watches
Live Auction: 9 November 2022 • 11:00 AM CET • Geneva

Important Watches 9 November 2022 • 11:00 AM CET • Geneva

S otheby’s is thrilled to announce the November Important Watches sale, the final sale of the year to take place in Geneva. Whether you are just beginning your collecting journey, or looking to add to a seasoned collection, this sale offers watches extending the full breadth of the horological spectrum including some of the most important brands and desired models in the watch world.


Sale Highlights

Lange & Sohne

Growing in popularity in recent years A. Lange & Sohne have come to represent some of the best watchmaking available outside of Switzerland. Having been compared to Patek Philippe in regard to the quality of their finishing it comes as no surprise that their watches have been spotted on many important wrists including those of Philippe Dufour and Roger Smith.

F.P. Journe

François-Paul Journe can be considered as one of the most influential watchmakers in recent times. He brilliantly succeeded to blend classical watchmaking with his own eclectic vision, through his very distinctive design and watchmaking savoir-faire. His Resonance watch is arguably, the company's most iconic model. It has become synonymous with his technical ingenuity, mechanical creativity and reverence for horological history - and Sotheby’s is delighted to present one of the rarest and very earliest examples of this quintessential Journe watch ever to have come to the market.


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.

Patek Philippe

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.

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