Sotheby’s Important Watch Auction: April 7

Sotheby’s is presenting an extraordinary collection of watches for their upcoming April Important Watches sale. The auction showcases an array of horological masterpieces that are sure to captivate all collectors alike.

F. P. Journe: Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d’Égalité, A platinum tourbillon wristwatch with constant force remontoire, power reserve indication and brass movement, Circa 2003 est: $358,000 – $511,000

Among the highlights are timepieces from independent watchmakers, including the highly sought-after F. P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain with its early brass movement, as well as its successor, the remarkable dead beat second Tourbillon “Nouveau.” The Richard Mille Bon Bon promises a vibrant and colorful feast for the eyes, while the eccentric dials of Voutilainen watches exhibit unparalleled artistry.

Richard Mille: “Bonbon”, Reference RM16-01 Fraise, A brand new limited edition carbon TPT and red quartz TPT skeletonised wristwatch with date, Circa 2019 Est. $306,000 – $510,000

Of particular significance are the distinct complications offered by Patek Philippe. Prepare to be mesmerized by the enchanting melodies of the repeating 5074 and 5078, the dynamic split of the 5950, and the enigmatic dial of the special tachymetre 5970R. These exceptional timepieces represent the pinnacle of Patek Philippe’s horological expertise.

Patek Philippe: Reference 5970R, A pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, 24 hours, leap year indication and unusual black tachymeter dial, Circa 2011, Est. $510,000 – $895,000

Furthermore, we are honored to present a historically important self-winding wristwatch, crafted in 1952 and originally sold to the esteemed collector J.B. Champion. This timepiece holds immense significance as it marks the first-ever self-winding wristwatch created by Patek Philippe. Its appearance on the market is a true milestone in both Patek Philippe’s illustrious history and the history of watchmaking.

The auction begins Saturday, April 7, at 10:00 AM HKT. You can register to bid and see the full list of offerings up for bid at the Sotheby’s auction website.


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