Starting this Saturday, Nov 8, – Sunday, Nov 9, 2014, Antiquorum will be having their Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces Auction at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva. You can preview on the online catalog of what will be up for auction here.
The highlight item up for auction is the the Exceptional Early & Small Singing Bird Cage Clock with Automaton Jumping Bird & Automaton Waterfall attributed to Jaquet-Droz et Leschot Geneva pictured above. Made circa 1785, this is an extremely fine and diminutive, gilded-brass, automaton singing bird clock with “jumping” early-type painted bird with automated beak, wings, tail and automaton waterfall activated at will and by the clock every three hours. Collectors will appreciate the magical jumping effect of the bird, the delicacy of workmanship in the cage’s construction as well as the “ball and claw feet” that are distinctive of the workshop Jaquet-Droz.
Other important items include : a 1968 Paul Newman Rolex Daytona ref#6241 in stainless steel
Patek Philippe Ref. 1463 “Without Indexes & Timing Scale” with Probably Unique Dial in Yellow Gold. Made in 1956, this is an extremely fine and probably unique 18K gold wristwatch with round button chronograph and register. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.
Rolex Ref. 3525 Black Dial in 18K Yellow Gold. Made circa 1938, this is a very fine and rare antimagnetic, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round-button chronograph, register, tachometer and telemeter. Purchased new in Switzerland by the father of the consignor, this example is without a doubt the nicest example of a reference 3525 to appear at auction in the last ten years.
Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 30 ° Vision. Made in 2004, this is a rare and large 18K white gold wristwatch with 30° inclined visible inner one minute tourbillon regulator, visible outer four-minutes tourbillon regulator with four minute rotation indicator, twin barrels and 72-hour power reserve. The double off-set tourbillons featured in this extraordinary timepiece continually compensate for gravityinduced errors on the oscillator in all positions, allowing for superior chronometric performance. This remarkable timepiece is accompanied by the user manual/guarantee.
Please check out the Auction Schedule Below
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Session 1 (Lots 1 -393): starts at 1 pm
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Session 2 (Lots 394 – 609): starts at 10 am
Session 3 (Lots 610 – 992): starts at 2pm
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Salon Saint Gervais
Quai Turrettini 1
1201 Geneva, Switzerland