Sacha Davidoff’s Preview of Geneva May Auctions

Sacha Davidoff’s Preview of Geneva May Auctions



is the solitary significant sales management firm which solely centers around watches. The Antiquorum Geneva group is going by Julien Schearer accompanied by Etienne Lemenager who are both enthusiastic watch fans and gatherers. Albeit this closeout house has seen something reasonable of high points and low points, we do appreciate talking watches with them and appreciate the well disposed air there.

We have been quite inflexible about the requirement available to be purchased houses to keep their inventories thin and succinct. For the most part, Hong Kong watch sell off indexes are known for being bigger than their Geneva partners, regardless, enormous lists are debilitating for everybody. Antiquorum’s upcoming sale in Geneva was overly measured because of a huge assortment of pocket watches, for the most part Urban Jürgensen, we actually appreciated visiting them and chasing for a portion of their additional fascinating wristwatches and some cool articles too.


The Antiquorum watch sell off, which happens on Sunday May fifteenth in Geneva, is comprised of an incredible 478 parcels. This is a huge inventory compared to the next Geneva barters, yet considering the huge size of the pocket watch assortment remembered for this index, we concentrated on the wristwatches. In doing as such, we found a diverse blend of fascinating watches from an assortment of brands that have sensible assessments. There is even a couple of Patek 3970 Perpetual Calendar Chronographs with apparently inversed assesses and will be amusing to perceive how the platinum one manages a particularly low estimate.

We made the accompanying choice of watches that we discovered interesting:

LOTS #4, 5 & 6

Breitling New Old Stock Chronographs

We have seen calm a couple of Breitling new old stock watches show up in the market in the course of recent years. Evidently, when the company changed hands in the mid 1980’s an enormous supply of 1970’s Breitling mechanical chronographs were undelivered and left immaculate. These watches were never retailed have the stock stickers on the backs. One of the drawbacks of this is that movements evaporate over the long run and as a rule consistently need an upgrade. The potential gain is that the condition doesn’t beat that and these are truly cool looking pieces including a ‘bullhead’ style chronograph called the Pupitre, an enormous Yachting Co-Pilot and screw crown Superocean chronograph.

Estimates CHF 1,000 – 4,000  each

LOT #177

Patek Philippe Observatory Retailer Clock, 1932

When it comes to doing retail introduction appropriately, Patek Philippe has consistently been a reference. This retailer clock movement is just dazzling. The name observatory or observatory chronometer implies that the movement was tried for exactness for longer than a month at an observatory, for example, in Geneva or Neuchatel. The testing guidelines were undeniably more rigid than those of the COSC today. This clock clearly came from Montevideo, Uruguay straightforwardly from a relative of the Patek retailer around then. It says ‘Hora Oficial’ on it, which implies official time in Spanish and properly so considering the high accuracy movement.

Estimate CHF 25,000 – 45,000

LOT #197

Bovet veneer pocket watch, 1835

OK, so I lied. We saw some pocket watches. My sibling and I used to work for Bovet before we opened our vintage shop. With regards to veneer pocket watches made for the Chinese market in the mid nineteenth century, these are the absolute best. Some intriguing history is that Bovet was known for its finely hand-engraved movements and was the first to utilize hand blown glass show movement covers. This is what could be compared to the present sapphire presentation case back. A decent model here with a terminated finish scaled down canvas of colorful birds ought to do calm well because of its faultless condition.

Estimate CHF 30,000 – 60,000

LOT #246

Audemars Piguet Triple Date Moonphase Ref. 5513, 1951

Audemars Piguet vintage watches have been sparkling at sell off and in the vintage market in incredible part because of their incredibly very much kept chronicles and their energetic in-house history specialist, Michael Friedman. Albeit this specific triple date is little at 31mm, it is of just 3pcs made in pink gold out of the 19pcs created with this reference between 1951-1967. The movements were produced from 1945 to 1950 and afterward conveyed later in the completed watches beginning in 1951. Prior to 1951, there were no references at AP, so one could believe pretty much every piece to be to some degree one of a kind before at that point. This uncommon watch likewise turns out to be in astounding condition.

Estimate CHF 35,000 – 55,000

LOT #357

Omega Speedmaster CK 2998-1 with 2998-3 dial, 1960

We are getting a great deal of inquiries concerning this watch. No, it isn’t right or is it conceivable to have a particularly late dial in a 17.3 million sequential 2998-1. Be that as it may, the watch looks amazing and the base 1000 bezel, case, hands and movement sequential are for the most part right. I was wonderfully astonished that Antiquorum was so straight forward about this watch and went the extent that putting this dial confuse in the title of the parcel, that I needed to give them props for this watch. Additionally, taking into account what the dark base 1000 tachymeter bezels are exchanging for nowadays, I would envision somebody is eager to purchase this one.

Estimate CHF 15,000 – 21,000


LOT #359

Seamaster 166.062, 1970

This red dial Seamaster has a huge load of cool subtleties that makes it one of our top picks. This plunging watch model from the last part of the 60’s and mid 70’s has a huge screw down ‘large crown’, a turning burgundy bakelite bezel with a tritium glowing triangle, a red finish dial with applied hour markers and tritium lume plots just as a dashing checkerboard on the fringe of the dial. Likewise, the type 565 has a quickset date initiated by hauling the crown out completely. At 37mm, you are getting a ton of watch at a sensible price.

Estimate CHF 2,700 – 3,700

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