Watches

Online Auction: 8–19 May 2020 • 12:00 PM EDT • New York
Watches 8–19 May 2020 • 12:00 PM EDT • New York

S otheby’s is pleased to present our May Spring sale of Watches, open for online bidding from 8-19 May. Featured above is an Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Royal Oak Extra Thin; an exceptional combination of sport and horology fitted to a case measuring only 8.85 mm thick. Leading the collection are several sought after contemporary models including a highly attractive Patek Philippe Ref 5722G Nautilus. This striking example is set with 32 baguette-cut diamonds weighing approximately 5.90 cts. This piece is complemented by several modern complicated pieces, including tourbillons and perpetual calendars, from iconic makers in the field.

Patek Philippe
patek philippe | nautilus ref 5722g/001, a white gold and diamond-set automatic wristwatch circa 2012
Estimate 120,000 – 150,000 USD
Patek Philippe, Nautilus Ref 5722G/001
The highly coveted Nautilus designed by Gerald Genta is instantly recognizable, and the present Ref. 5722G is a particularly exceptional outlier, dressed in 32 baguette-cut diamonds weighing nearly 6 carats. The model was produced for a limited time from 2008-2010, making this a rare collector’s opportunity. We are pleased to offer this lot complete with box and papers.

VIEW LOT

A variety of vintage sport models from brands such as Rolex, Omega and Breitling are available throughout the sale. Independent brands are well represented with the inclusion of the innovative pink gold and titanium MB&F Horological Machine No. 2 as well as the stainless steel Galet wristwatch from Laurent Ferrier. These pieces demonstrate the creativity and high quality craftsmanship of these smaller independent makers. Exceptional makers from Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Omega, Cartier and more, provide this sale with an excellent breadth of opportunities for any collector.
 

Highlights

An impressive array of vintage and modern wristwatches from renowned firms such as Patek Philippe and Rolex leads our sale. Complicated pieces demonstrate the technical ingenuity from established brands including A. Lange & Söhne and Audemars Piguet, while a stainless steel wristwatch represents the independent maker, Laurent Ferrier’s high quality of craftsmanship.

Limited Editions

A Horological Machine No. 2 from MB&F presents a rare opportunity to own a limited edition piece from this innovative maker. Scroll through to see other limited edition pieces from iconic makers such as Omega, Chopard, and more.

10 Under $10K

Offered at highly accessibly price points, these timepieces offer collectors luxurious craftsmanship, horological complications, and utility.

100 Years of Watches
Pocket Watches
Jewel Set Ladies Watches

Everyone needs some sparkle in their lives. Storied ateliers from Cartier, to Piaget and Van Cleef & Arpels demonstrate their artistic mastery with their employment of precious and semi-precious stones.

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