Pioneering Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph and Bovet Pininfarina Tourbillon Available at Christie’sJun 02, 2022 10:00 EDT - Jun 17, 2022 10:00 EDT
Patek Philippe was the first luxury company to produce the perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch in 1941. This prototype combined the perpetual calendar and chronograph complications. Wristwatch connoisseurs can find a Patek Philippe ref. 3970EP perpetual calendar chronograph in this timed watch auction at Christie’s. This watch has a 36mm diameter platinum case, silver dial, and manual movement, as well as a perpetual calendar, moon phases, and a leap year indicator. In 2016, a Patek Philippe ref. 1518 sold for over $11 million at auction.
The next notable wristwatch comes from Bovet (Switzerland) and Pininfarina (Italy). Bovet paid tribute to Pininfarina on its 80th anniversary by creating the Bovet Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta convertible titanium watch— a tourbillon performing a complete turn in 80 seconds. A Limited Edition 30/80 Bovet Pininfarina Tourbillon is available in this auction. The oversized titanium wristwatch has a 514-part movement housed in a 46mm diameter case. It has a power reserve, a big date, and an oversized tourbillon. Its convertible case enables the owner to wear the watch with a titanium chain for use as a pocket watch or to transform the watch into a table clock. The look of this rare watch reflects the boldness of Pininfarina’s finest electric cars. Apart from collectible wristwatches from Patek Philippe, there are examples from Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, A. Lange & Sohne, and many more. Find the listed items and more on Christie’s and register to place a bid.
Lot Categories:Watches & Clocks (168)
# of Lots:168
Price Range:$1000 - $120,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Patek Philippe, Ref. 3970ep, A Platinum Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch With Moon Phases And Leap Year Indicator|| Estimate: |
|Bovet, 80th Anniversary Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta, Convertible Titanium Pocket And Wristwatch, Oversized Tourbillon, Selfwinding, Limited Edition 30/80|| Estimate: |
|Roger Dubuis, Excaliber, An 18k Pink Gold Wristwatch With Subisidiary Seconds|| Estimate: |
|Rolex, Ref. 2940, bubbleback, A Steel, Water Resistant, Automatic, Wristwatch On Bracelet|| Estimate: |
|Kurono Bunkyo Tokyo, Mori Edition, A Fine Steel Wristwatch With Green Dial|| Estimate: |