The spring auction is about to begin. The four major auction houses are rushing to launch eye-catching star watches. On May 13, Christie’s will hold precious watch auctions in Geneva. This auction brings together 254 extraordinary timepieces, including a Rolex Ref.6062 ‘Stelline’ star-labeled three-calendar moon phase rose gold watch.
It is reported that Rolex has produced only 50 Ref.6062 three-calendar moon-phase rose gold watches, of which only 10 have star design. As a result, this watch is extremely rare, with an estimated value of 1 million to 2 million Swiss francs before the auction, which translates into a maximum valuation of RMB 13.22 million!
Rolex Ref.6062 was introduced at the Basel Exhibition in 1950. It was one of only two models with calendar and moon phase functions at the time (the other is Ref.8171 ‘Padellone’). Unlike Ref.8171, Ref.6062 is equipped with an Oyster case to protect the movement and dial from moisture and dust. Speaking of Ref.8171 ‘Padellone’, this auction also provided one, estimated before the auction of 250,000 to 550,000 Swiss francs.
Patek Philippe will not be absent. The highlights are two world-class antique perpetual calendar watches-the third-generation Ref. 2499 watch produced in 1977, estimated at 500,000 to 800,000 Swiss francs; Ref. 2497 produced in 1954. Watches, valued at 160,000 to 260,000 Swiss francs.
On the whole, Christie’s precious watch auctions range from CHF 20 million to CHF 1 million, and it is estimated that the total transaction price of 254 timepieces will reach CHF 12 million.
Christie’s Prestigious Watch Auction Stars:
Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 watch, produced in 1977, estimated 500,000 to 800,000 Swiss francs
Patek Philippe pocket watch, produced in 1889, was once owned by Mr. Jean-AdrienPhilippe, estimated 50,000 to 100,000 Swiss francs
Rolex & Paul Montoya modified watch, estimated 50,000 to 100,000 Swiss francs
Rolex Ref.3525 watch, owned by Andy Warhol, estimated 200,000 to 300,000 Swiss francs