Thursday, November 20, 2008

Rare pair of pocket watches circa 1815 reached over $2 million . . .

Geneva, Switzerland: Watch auctioneer Antiquorum set new two new auction records with its important collector's wristwatches, pocket watches, clocks and horological tools auction last weekend, November 15–16.

The star of the sale was "The Royal Presentation Mirror-Image Pair" of gold and painted on enamel and pearl-set, rare pocket watches made circa 1815, which reached a worldwide auction price of $2,177,554.

A Patek Philippe pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph, saw enthusiastic bidding that also propelled it to a world record price of $1,148,891.

"The extraordinary results indicate that the passion for rare and important watches continues despite worldwide economic concerns," said Robert Maron, chairman of Antiquorum. The entire auction totaled $12 million.

All prices have been converted from Swiss Francs to US dollars.

When you go home for Thanksgiving, check all the jewelry boxes and ask all your relatives if they have any old family timepieces.

Take care of your antiques and they'll take care of you.

Content in a Cottage


Stacey Snacks said...

I'll take 2 please!

Millie said...

Worth every $ Rosemary, they are exquisite beyond words.
Millie ^_^