Ineichen Auctioneers’ March 2022 sale, La Vie en Rose, noticed two F.P.Journe collectors’ items obtain eye-watering hammer costs on March 12: High tons included the Chronomètre à Résonance Honest Restricted Version No. 202-RN, which was estimated at CHF 200,000-300,000 and bought for CHF 360’000.
Related success was achieved for the Octa Calendrier Honest Restricted-Version No. 239-Q. This one bought for CHF 280’000, in opposition to an unique estimate of CHF 150’000-200’000.
“We began the 12 months feeling constructive, and with our rose-colored spectacles firmly in place. That’s why we determined to call our March public sale La Vie en Rose, taken from the lyrics of Edith Piaf’s well-known music, which discover themes of affection, romance, and resilience! We set our sights on persevering with our world record-breaking streak from 2021, and we’re more than happy with the sale outcomes.”
Artemy Lechbinsky, CEO of Ineichen Auctioneers
La Vie en Rose had 40 tons on the programme – all watches with rose gold instances – created by watchmaking maisons like Vacheron Constantin, Roger Dubuis, F.P.Journe, Daniel Roth, Cartier, IWC, De Bethune, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Panerai, Girard-Perregaux, A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, and others. “We have been very completely satisfied to hit the CHF 2’500’000 mark in our first sale of the 12 months,” stated Lechbinsky. “We look ahead to persevering with the pattern at our upcoming Valuable Blues and Konstantin Chaykin Joker XXX Distinctive Piece auctions on April 23 and April 30, respectively.”
Vacheron Constantin Les Problems Chronograph Perpetual Calendar Ref. 49005/000R, estimated at CHF 15’000-20’000 broke a brand new world report, promoting for CHF 52’000. The earlier public sale sale was CHF 16’400 with Phillips. The best market worth for this reference was 36,720 EUR in 2012. This timepiece, manufactured on the finish of Nineteen Nineties, is likely one of the few Ref. 49005 examples to characteristic a rose gold case and the rarest black dial with a home made guilloché ornament. The Girard-Perregaux Laureato Skeleton Ref. 81015-52-002-052A, alternatively, was additionally in demand amongst bidders on the La Vie en Rose public sale. Estimated to go for CHF 20,000-30,000, this lot bought for CHF 74’000.
Lastly, the Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir Mk2 Ref. 2781 additionally achieved a formidable CHF 36’000 in opposition to an estimate of CHF 20,000-30,000. It is likely one of the first items included within the Assortment Privée Cartier Paris (CPCP) launched by Cartier in 1998. The design is predicated on the primary wristwatch of this form created by Louis Cartier in 1912 in addition to classic tortue-shaped single-button chronograph wristwatches produced by the model within the late Twenties and early Nineteen Thirties. The form resembles a turtle standing on 4 legs.
- F.P.Journe Chronomètre à Résonance Honest Restricted Version No. 202-RN, bought for: CHF 360’000F.P.Journe Octa Calendrier Honest Restricted-Version No. 239-Q, bought for: CHF 280’000Patek Philippe Nautilus Chronograph Date, bought for: CHF 150’000Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Chronograph Tiffany, bought for: CHF 90’000Harry Winston Opus V Felix Baumgartner, bought for: CHF 85’000
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