Sotheby’s Important Watches sale scheduled for November

lot 260 - cl  mustad 1518 background web2Sotheby’s autumn sale of Important Watches will take place in Geneva on 13 November 2011.


The 270 lots have an estimated total worth of CHF 8 million (£5.6 million). Tracing the development of watch making from 1574 to the present day, the sale will be comprised of iconic pieces from pivotal moments in horological history, including the ‘Clarin Mustad 1518’ – a unique Patek Philippe Reference 1518 chronograph – and two Rolex wristwatches that belonged to leaders of the post-world war two era.


Pocket watches made for the Chinese, Ottoman, Indian and Hispanic markets in the 19th century will also be featured, as well as a large selection of rare vintage and highly complicated modern wristwatches by the most prestigious watchmakers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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