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Serious watch collectors converged into Geneva this past weekend, and into this week, as four notable watch auctions offered headline-worthy top lots. The bidding frenzy is the result of events at world-renowned auction houses Christie’s, Phillips, Antiquorum and Sotheby’s.
As the Christie’s, Antiquorum and inaugural Phillips auctions have wrapped up, enthralling watch collectors and enthusiasts with broken world records and legendary timepieces, Sotheby’s is set to begin its auction on Wednesday.
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On June 11, in New York, timepieces spanning the years from 1760 to 2015 garnered Sotheby’s its highest-ever total for a “various-owner” sale of Important Watches, achieving $12.5 million. An admirable 88.8% of the lots were sold, and the sale estimate was $6.5 to $10 million.
Twenty-two Swiss enameled automata from a private collection formed the centerpiece of the auction, together bringing $6.1 million. These exquisite examples of fine craftsmanship at the hands of noted makers like Jaquet-Droz and Piguet and Maylan, from the golden age of Swiss watchmaking during the Industrial Revolution, brought to life the marriage of technology and artistry that was a hallmark of that era.