On The Block: My Top 5 Picks From The Upcoming Sotheby's New York Auction
Lot 37 – A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia In White Gold
This Lange Saxonia from 2001 in white gold with dark dial (despite the fact that it looks blue because of the counter intelligent covering) is an exemplary model and with a gauge of $7,000-$9,000 it is a take. Without sounding excessively one-sided, Lange is one of my #1 producers, and this watch is essentially flawless with its spotless lines, automatic caliber L921.2 automatic development – it is the ideal starter watch from Lange. It is complete with box and papers. More subtleties here .
Lot 132 – Rolex Day-Date Reference 18038 In Yellow Gold
Hot closely following the Phillips Glamorous Day-Date Sale , this reference 18038 in yellow gold is new old stock AND complete with box, papers, unique tag, calfskin journal, and processing plant sticker working on it back. The gauge is $12,000-$18,000 and it ought to be intriguing to perceive how it acts considering late Day-Date results. For additional subtleties click here .
Lot 168 – Yellow Gold And Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch By Van Cleef & Arpels/Signed Vacheron Constantin
This list wouldn’t be complete without a whoop for the women. This vintage piece is dazzling face to face. It is an incredible example of the uncommon craftsmanship for which Van Cleef & Arpels is known. In my new review of Van Cleef & Arpels new Cadenas watch , I referenced that VCA regularly cooperated with incredible creators such as Jaeger-LeCoultre and this piece embodies that. The wristband and case were made by Van Cleef & Arpels around 1946 with a type V153 manual winding development endorsed by Vacheron Constantin. (No quartz here!) Side note: the wristband is 200 mm long and thusly has sufficient arm band to be abbreviated to fit most women’s wrists appropriately. The gauge is $15,000-25,000. Snap here for more details.
Lot 249 – Patek Philippe Reference 96 In Platinum
This watch is the outright dream and is presumably the best example of a new-old-stock reference 96 that I have at any point seen. The edges of the case and hauls are well honed and the dial is practically awesome. The lone issue is that the 14k white-gold wristband isn’t unique yet it is likewise not frightfully ugly, so it doesn’t trouble me to an extreme. The other fascinating thing about this watch is that it was the principal prize given to the debut winner of the Rigmor & Carl Holst-Knudsen Award for Scientific Research in 1958, perhaps the most lofty awards given in Denmark. It is complete with unique introduction box endorsed by Patek Philippe and Charles W. Warren & Co., Detroit. Gauge is $15,000-$25,000. For additional subtleties click here .
Lot 251 – Patek Philippe Platinum Reference 3424 Gilbert Albert
It has been quite a while since a Gilbert Albert showed up at closeout, so I am super siphoned to perceive what this one mallets for. The reference 3424, made in 1961, is the aftereffect of a 1960s association between Patek Philippe and Geneva jeweler Gilbert Albert. The mark mathematical uneven case was enlivened by the works of Brancusi and Mondrian. This is the third example in platinum to hit the market. Gauge is $40,000-60,000. For additional subtleties click here .
Lot 104 – Le Serin (The Canary) By Jaquet Droz Leschot And Frisard Ca. 1786-1787
Okay, so as should be obvious, this piece isn’t your ordinary watch BUT it is a truly great item when you investigate. This yellow gold and lacquer singing bird automaton fragrance jar was a definitive 18th-century extravagance toy (think yester-year’s Apple Watch ). It was the design for women (and possibly a few gentlemen) of a specific economic wellbeing, to own and prepare canaries to sing for no particular reason. To achieve this, serinettes and singing bird automata like Lot 104 were worked by well-known creators like Jaquet Droz (indeed, that Jaquet Droz ) and purchased by the world class. This example of a singing-bird flagon hails from the scandalous Sandoz Collection. It is very uncommon and is of gallery quality, which it shows in the gauge of $800,000-$1,200,000. This is unquestionably one to watch. For additional subtleties click here .
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