If you have been holding up with wristwatch auction information about the past 6 months then you will know that even as the observe market place is encountering a slight slump, auction selling prices have ongoing to stay buoyant. The only evidence you need to have of that is the point Christie’s have just established the globe file for the most high-priced enjoy auctioned online.
The view in concern is the Patek Philippe Grand Difficulties ‘Sky Moon Tourbillon’ Ref. 6002G-001 and it bought for an extraordinary $5.8 million, which is somewhere around £4.7 million. It was offered as ton 111 in the Christie’s Hong Kong Top of Time Watches On-line auction.
It is significant to be aware that there are watches that have sold for a lot more at in-individual auctions, these as the Paul Newman Daytona that offered for $17 million or the $31 million Grandmaster Chime that retains the title for most pricey observe at auction of all time. The Sky Moon holds the title of most highly-priced wristwatch exclusively for on the net auctions.
The observe by itself is a 44mm white gold piece with a cloisonné enamel dial in dark blue with a central floral motif. In conditions of complications, it characteristics a prolonged, prolonged list: minute repeater, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, retrograde date, moonphase, leap year indicator, sidereal time and star charts. It is a really amazing piece of haute horology. It all makes me wonder if we’ll ever see the Ref. 6002R at auction and no matter whether it can acquire the crown from its white gold cousin.
A lot more specifics at Christies.