Based on the reference 5020, which was also known as the ‘TV’ screen due to its particular cushion-shaped case design, Patek Philippe produced a variant, the reference 5021. These watches were made with pavé-set diamond bezel and lugs, chaton-set diamond marker, and black lacquer dials. So far, only two examples of the 5021 have resurfaced in the market. One of which is the leading lot of the Important Watches auction by Sotheby’s.
Another highlight of the sale is a Paul Newman Daytona chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, circa 1967. Produced for a limited time between 1965 and 1969, Rolex regarded reference 6240 as an experimental watch. It was the first water-resistant Daytona. The ‘Paul Newman’ Daytona offered on sale retains its original screw-down pushers, known as “millerighe” pushers, the Paul Newman exotic dial, characterized by its square markers in the chronograph scale and subsidiary dials, as well as the alternating patterning of the coloration. Additional lots include a collection of vintage and modern timepieces from manufacturers such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier, Swiss and more. Explore the full listings and register to bid online on Sotheby’s.
Lot Categories:Watches & Clocks (279)
# of Lots:279
Price Range:$3,000 - $600,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|PATEK PHILIPPE | REF 5021, AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE AND FINE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET CUSHION-SHAPED AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES 24 HOUR AND LEAP YEAR INDICATION, MADE IN 1997|| Estimate: |
|ROLEX | REF 6240 'PAUL NEWMAN' DAYTONA, A STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET, CIRCA 1967|| Estimate: |
|SWISS | TWO RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL HUNTING CASED PRESENTATION WATCHES WITH THE PORTRAIT OF NASER AL-DIN SHAH OF PERSIA, CIRCA 1890|| Estimate: |
|ROGER DUBUIS | REF SE48 02 9/0 EASYDIVER TOURBILLON, A LARGE WHITE GOLD AND STAINLESS STEEL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 2004|| Estimate: |
|AUDEMARS PIGUET | A YELLOW GOLD AND DIAMOND SET SKELETONIZED HEXAGONAL OPEN FACED WATCH, CIRCA 1985|| Estimate: |