On January 18, 2022, Antiquorum will host the first “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction of the year in Monaco, presenting watchmaking works by famous brands such as Replica Patek Philippe and F.P.Journe .
The star of this auction is a Nautilus Ref.3800 stainless steel watch with a double label of Patek Philippe and Tiffany. Produced in 2014, the watch is a 175th anniversary timepiece with a blue dial and was sold by Tiffany for a pre-auction estimate of $91,000 to $136,000.
In addition to the Nautilus Ref.3800, the auction will also feature another Patek Philippe 175th anniversary timepiece, the Ref.5275P-001 jumping hour self-sounding platinum watch. With a tonneau-shaped case and a gorgeously retouched dial, the watch is estimated to be between $368,000 and $630,000 before auction, making it likely to be the first watch this year to sell for seven figures at auction .
The Repetition Minute Souveraine N.005 stainless steel watch released by independent watch brand F.P.Journe in 2008 was the thinnest minute repeater on the market at the time. The watch is only 8.65 mm thick and was estimated at $284,000 to $570,000 before the auction.
It is increasingly believed that demand for special Omega and Cartier models will drive record prices this year. Antiquorum is auctioning an Omega Speedmaster Apollo/Soyuz N°499 steel watch. This watch was produced in 1998 and belongs to the brand’s 150th anniversary timepiece. It has never been seen before and is likely to be a unique orphan. The watch was estimated at $33,900 to $68,000 before the auction.
In addition to Replica Omega, there is also a Cartier Tank Small Second 18K Yellow Gold Rectangular Watch. This watch, produced in 1931, with Breguet blued steel hands and Roman numeral hour markers, is equipped with a manual winding movement, and it is also estimated at $33,900 to $68,000 before the sale.
No timepiece auction would be complete without a Replica Rolex, which will present a Rolex Ref.6263 Paul Newman Cosmograph Daytona in steel. Produced in 1971, the three sub-dials and even the outer rim scale have aged into a “tropical” style, and were estimated to be as high as $340,000 to $680,000.