Christie’s To Sell Two Of The Rarest Patek Philippe Watches

Two of the rarest Patek Philippe watches will be sold during Christie’s Fall watches auctions in Geneva on the 11th of November, as well as Hong Kong on the 27th of November

Time. Time is inevitable. Time can pass us by with the blink of an eye, which is why it’s so important to keep track of. When it comes to the passage of time, an eye-catching watch sure is a great way to keep tabs on precisely where time is going.

For many, a watch isn’t just used as a way of monitoring the time, though. It is instead a status symbol. There are truly some magnificent watches and time pieces out there, if you know where to look, and indeed, what to look for. For those of you with an eye for style, class, elegance, sophistication and precision engineering, Christie’s Fall watches auctions in Geneva on the 11th of November, as well as Hong Kong on the 27th of November, are auctions you can’t afford to miss. Why? because here, each of the auctions will offer you the possibility of owning arguably the most iconic watches ever created by Patek Philippe. Yes, amongst the incredible lots available in these sales, Christie’s will offer two of the rarest Patek Philippe watches, which, despite being incredibly unique from one another, are sure to capture the imaginations of watch enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.

Two Iconic Timepieces The Likes Of Which We May Never See Again

So, precisely which watches will be on offer? Well, to begin with Christies will present Henry Graves Jr’s unique yellow-gold tonneau minute repeating wristwatch from 1927.

Christie's To Sell Two Of The Rarest Patek Philippe Watches
Patek Philippe, a unique yellow gold tonneau minute repeating wristwatch made for Henry Graves Jr., 1927. Estimate: CHF 3,000,000-5,000,000. Offered in Rare Watches on 11 November at Christie’s in Geneva

This watch really is special as it was Graves’ very first, and therefore earliest, wristwatch in his incredible collection of exactly 30 watches by the Swiss manufacturer Patek Philippe.

Furthermore, this watch is Patek Philippe’s earliest known repeating wristwatch, which was specially commissioned close to a century ago, way back in 1928. This watch is, without question, the prime piece of the very earliest Patek Philippe wristwatches and it is therefore one of the most important historical wristwatches in existence.

Christie's To Sell Two Of The Rarest Patek Philippe Watches
The Graves family motto, Esse Quam Videri, translates as ‘To Be Rather Than to Seem’

Then, of course, there’s the pink-gold Reference 2523. This watch is believed to be the only watch of its kind, that comes complete with the double signatures of both Patek Philippe, and Philippe’s distinguished Milan retailer Gobbi. Furthermore, it is only the 5th pink-gold reference to be offered at auction, and with an estimated value of between $7,000,000 and $14,000,000 it is guaranteed to turn a few heads, and perhaps even stop time itself.

Christie's To Sell Two Of The Rarest Patek Philippe Watches
Patek Philippe. An exceptionally rare and highly important 18K pink gold two crown world time wristwatch with 24-hour indication and blue enamel dial | Estimate CHF 1,500,000 – CHF 2,500,000

Both timepieces are truly iconic and display the amazing attention-to-detail that has helped earn Swiss watch manufacturers their reputations as being the best makers of watches in history. If timepieces are your think, these auctions simply cannot be missed.

Salon Privé

Salon Privé Magazine is the quintessence of luxury lifestyle journalism, renowned for its sophisticated portrayal of the opulent world since its inception in 2008. As a vanguard of high-end living, the magazine serves as an exclusive portal into the realms of haute couture, fine arts, and the aristocratic lifestyle. With over a decade of expertise, Salon Privé has established itself as the definitive source for those who seek the allure of luxury and elegance. The magazine's content is crafted by a cadre of experienced journalists, each bringing a wealth of knowledge from the luxury sector. This collective expertise is reflected in the magazine's diverse coverage, which spans the latest in fashion trends, intimate glimpses into royal lives, and the coveted secrets of the affluent lifestyle. Salon Privé's commitment to quality is evident in its thoughtful collaborations with industry titans and cultural connoisseurs, ensuring that its narratives are as authoritative as they are enchanting. With accolades that include being voted the number one luxury lifestyle magazine in the UK, Salon Privé continues to be at the forefront of luxury journalism, offering its discerning readership a guide to the finest experiences the world has to offer. Whether it's the grandeur of global fashion weeks, the splendor of exclusive soirées, or the pursuit of wellness and beauty, Salon Privé Magazine remains the emblem of luxury for the elite and the aspirants alike.