The exquisite Patek Philippe watches almost invariable headline the much hyped watch auctions. This tradition will continue at the Antiquorum watch and clock auction to be held in New York City. The watch to go under the hammer (not literally ofcourse) is a high-end Patek Philippe Ref.5104 timepiece.
This skeletonised watch was made two years back, and has the Patek Caliber R 27 PS QR automatic movement, which features a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar, and a micro rotor for automatic winding. The casing is made of 43mm wide platinum, with 18k gold lining inside to give it an extra touch of bling. The skeletonised dial makes the watch stand. At first glance the watch seems a bit difficult to read (the digits on the side made things confusing for me). But the sapphire crystal disc has small blue bands on the rear end, which highlight the correct time.
The estimated auction price will be around $500,000 to a ceiling price of $700,000. Though Antiquorum in the past has managed to get prices above the estimates, but this time around it seems doubtful as there are atleast two identical makes available in the market. Let us wait and watch.