Another week and another interesting selection of items are going under the hammer.

This time, we’re focusing on Heritage Auctions. This week they be selling a range of interesting timepieces; that is to say, watches and clocks. Most excitingly, you can buy yourself a Patek Philippe watch.

There’s an air of significant luxury around this particular auction, which will take place on 24 October.

There are nearly 400 lots of the best men’s and ladies’ watches in the entire world. Suffice to say, if you’re a collector and wearer of fine watches, this auction should excite you a lot.

The auction will begin at 12pm central time. In addition, there will be an internet bidding time from 3pm central time onwards.

The auction will take place at Heritage Auctions’ New York address: Lotte New York Palace, 455 Madison Avenue, The Louis Suite, New York, NY 10022. Previews have been taking place from the 22 and will go on until bidding begins.

The entire catalogue for the auction can be found here, but here are some of the highlights (including every Patek Philippe watch you can get your hands on!)

The auction highlights – Patek Philippe watches

There are few watchmakers in the world whose works have been more celebrated than those of Swiss manufacturer Patek Philippe. Patek Philippe watches have been worn by Pope Pius IX, Queen Victoria, Victor Emanuel III of Italy, Christian IX of Denmark, and Albert Einstein.

Of course, any auction would be lucky to be able to sell just one Patek Phillippe watch, but Heritage Auctions have dozens. Of these, there are two models in particular which stand out:

Lot 54088 – Patek Philippe Important & Extremely Rare Ref. 5013R-010 Rose Gold Self-Winding Minute Repeater With Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phase, Leap Year Indication And Retrograde Date

Expected Sale Price

$250,000

Description

  • Case: No. 4330456, 18k rose gold, tonneau case, stepped bezel, minute repeating slide on the band, transparent case back and additional solid case back, 47 mm x 35 mm, sapphire crystals
  • Dial: black, applied rose gold Breguet numerals, rose gold Breguet moon hands, apertures for the days, leap year indication and month, subsidiary seconds at six with an aperture for the moon phases, retrograde sector for the date indication with fly back white hand, outermost white minute track
  • Movement: caliber R 27 PS QR, No. 1908065, automatic lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 41 jewels, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, 22k gold rotor, Gyromax balance, minute repeating on two gongs
  • Band: burgundy crocodile with rose gold folding clasp and buckle
  • Signed: Patek Philippe Geneve, with presentation portfolio including the Certificate of Origin, unused solid case back and wooden presentation box

Lot 54093 – Patek Philippe Very Rare And Important Ref. 3974J Yellow Gold Automatic Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeating Wristwatch With Moon Phases, circa 1991

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Expected Sale Price

$250,000

Description

  • Case: 18k yellow gold, three body, No. 2900787, solid, stepped and rounded bezel, 36 mm, transparent case back, fluted lugs, gold slide on the band, sapphire crystals, lug marked JPH for Jean-Pierre Hagmann
  • Dial: matte silver with applied gold faceted baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the days of the month, of the week, the 24-hour indication, the months and the leap year, aperture for the moon phases, yellow gold Dauphine hands
  • Movement: caliber R 27 Q, No. 1906046, automatic movement stamped with the Geneve seal, 39 jewels, Glucydur Gyromax balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, self-compensating free-sprung flat balance spring, engine turned 22k gold micro-rotor, pierced gold Calatrava cross over the repeat governor, fausses cotes decoration, steel hammers striking on two gongs activated from a slide on the case rim
  • Band: brown with original Patek Philippe plated buckle
  • Signed: Patek Philippe Geneve, with Extract from the Archives stating date of manufacture as 1991 and date of sale July 25th, 1991

Heritage Auctions: Watches & Fine Timepieces Auction – what’s on sale?

The aforementioned Patek Phillippe watches are no doubt remarkable, but there’s plenty of other things available. As with all our auction coverage we’ve picked out some of our favourite lots for a range of budgets. Safe to say, if you buy anything here you can be assured of it being good quality.

Lot 54047 – Cartier Gentlemen’s 18k Yellow Gold Pasha Automatic Wristwatch

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Expected Sale Price

$2,600

Description

  • Case: 18k yellow gold, three body, rotating bezel, solid back secured with screws, 39 mm, sapphire crystal, mobile lugs, cabochon set screw down cap over the crown
  • Dial: silver, black Arabic numerals, date aperture at four o’clock, luminous blued steel lozenge hands
  • Movement: automatic, rhodium finish, straight line lever, monometallic balance, shock absorber
  • Band: leather, original 18k gold buckle
  • Signed: Pasha de Cartier, with original box

Lot 54079 – Jaeger-LeCoultre Exceptional, Rare and Highly Important Skeletonized Platinum Reverso Gyrotourbillon 2, Serie Limitée, No. 58/75, with 50 Hour Power Reserve and 24 Hours

Expected Sale Price

$165,000+

Description

  • Case: platinum, reverso, massive, 55 mm x 36 mm, locking lever on the side, sapphire crystals
  • Dial: skeletonized, radial Arabic numerals, tapered blue baton hands, subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock indicating 24 hours, fan-form 50 hour power reserve indicator on the reverse
  • Movement: caliber 174, multi-axis spherical tourbillon, skeletonized rhodium plated nickel-lever movement, 58 jewels, 371 components, six anti-shock devices, one-minute multi-axis spherical tourbillon carriage with cylindrical hairspring, outer carriage rotating every 60 seconds, inner carriage holding titanium escapement and 14k gold balance wheel rotating once every once every 18.75 seconds, single barrel with sapphire crystal lid and base
  • Band: alligator, 18k white gold adjustable folding clasp
  • Signed: Jaeger-Lecoultre, with guarantee dated August 27th, 2009, Certificate of Origin confirming the watch was limited to 75 examples, wooden presentation box, magnifying glass, outer packaging and product literature

Lot 54080 – Audemars Piguet Rare Royal Oak Concept Carbon Tourbillon Chronograph

Expected Sale Price

$135,000+

Description

  • Case: 44 mm, forged carbon case middle, ceramic bezel, push buttons and screw down crown, sapphire crystal back with black PVD-coated titanium ring
  • Dial: integrated into the movement, graduated outer dial ring with luminescent hour-markers and white minute markers, openwork luminescent hands, linear chronograph minute counter, power reserve indicator at the top, crown position indicator at the bottom
  • Movement: No. 733085, AP calibre 2895, hand wound, 34 jewels, tourbillon, balance spring with Breguet-Phillips curve, 384 parts, variable inertia wheel with two shock absorbers, linear minute counter, power reserve indicator and crown position indicator, carbon mainplate, eloxed aluminum bridges, twin barrel system for ten days of autonomy
  • Band: black alligator with AP folding titanium clasp
  • Signed: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak CCW1, with carbon fiber presentation box, outer packaging, “Extrait De Registre” dated 18.11.2011, and instruction booklet

Lot 54108 – Hublot King Power Diego Maradona Rose Gold, Ceramic & Rubber Limited Edition Chronograph 046/200

Expected Sale Price

$23,000+

Description

  • Case: No. 046/200, 933389, 18k rose gold, ceramic bezel, screw down rose gold back with central crystal transfer depicting Maradona in celebratory pose, 52 mm
  • Dial: skeletonized, blue and white indexes and minute track, rose gold luminous baton hands, central 45 minute counter, offset seconds at nine, date aperture between 4 and 5, Diego Maradona signature and numeral 10 in white and blue enamel
  • Movement: HUB4245, skeleton chronograph, automatic, galvanized coating to the gears, 249 parts, 28 jewels
  • Band: rubber with titanium and 18k gold clasp
  • Signed: Hublot, with Certificate of Authenticity, boxes, Hublotista card and card reader

Lot 54136 – Roger Dubuis Very Fine Rose Gold Sympathie Bi-Retrograde Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases, Ref. S37 5772 5, Serial No. 5/28

Expected Sale Price

$18,000+

Description

  • Case: No. 200288, three body, 18k rose gold, 38 mm, polished and brushed, concave stepped bezel, transparent case back with eight screws, curved lugs with gold screwed bars, adjusters on the rim and between the lugs, additional solid rose gold back
  • Dial: black, applied rose gold dart indexes, outer rose 1/5th second marks and red numerals for the 300 fifths of a second, rose gold alpha hands, sectors for the retrograde days of the week and the retrograde date, months and leap year indicator at twelve, moon phase aperture at six, Seal of Geneva quality mark
  • Movement: No. 46, caliber RD5772, Geneva quality hallmark, 29 jewels, rhodium finish, fausses cotes decoration, monometallic balance adjusted to five positions, rose gold center piece in the rotor
  • Band: original cousu main strap and 18k rose gold deployant clasp
  • Signed: Roger Dubuis, with outer box, wooden presentation box, Certificate of Origin, instruction booklet, additional back, Bulletin de Marche certificate

Lot 54148 – Rolex Ref. 6084 Steel Oyster Perpetual Chronometer, circa 1952

Expected Sale Price

$1,100+

Description

  • Case: two body, No. 875538, stainless steel, polished and brushed, 34 mm, screw down case back, “Super Oyster” crown
  • Dial: rose with circle and crossing line patterns, luminous Arabic numerals and skeleton hands
  • Movement: 05169, rhodium finish, automatic, perpetual chronometer
  • Band: crocodile, metal buckle

Lot 54231 – Vale & Co. Coventry Heavy 18k Gold Cased Lever Fusee, circa 1818

Expected Sale Price

$1,200+

Description

  • Case: massive, 18k gold, gold dust lid, back cover is engine turned, central circle engraved “James Prince, 1818 Boston”, 53 mm diameter
  • Dial: gold, granular finish to the background, rose Roman numerals, blued steel serpentine hands
  • Movement: bright gilt full plate, high polished steel three arm balance, large diamond end stone, lateral lever escapement, No. 6067
  • Signed: movement is signed Vale & Comp., Coventry, gross weight 139 grams

Lot 54301 – Waltham 18k Gold & Enamel Model 72 American Watch Co. Grade, circa 1875

Expected Sale Price

$2,400

Description

  • Case: heavy 18k yellow gold, signed AWCO, gold cuvette engraved with royal elephant within a fancy leaf frame, back with blue enameled ornate monogram, 16 size, 52 mm
  • Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, sub seconds, three line script signature, signed American Watch Co., Waltham, Mass.
  • Movement: No. 871136, nickel damaskeened 3/4 plate, 18 jewels, gold screw down jewel settings gold center wheel
  • Signed: movement signed American Watch Co. Waltham Mass., gross weight 127.2 grams

Lot 54360 – Elgin Very Fine 14k Multicolor Gold 12 Size Hunters Case

Expected Sale Price

$850

Description

  • Case: high relief rose swirls, crest, flowers and leaves, fully engraved and ornamented, 12 size, 46 mm, Keystone case
  • Dial: enamel, Roman numerals
  • Movement: No. 16362631, nickel, 17 jewels
  • Signed: Elgin, gross weight 83.6 grams

Lot 54366 – Stephen Fell, Ulverstone, Early Oignon Verge For Restoration, circa 1680

Expected Sale Price

$1,500

Description

  • Case: silver pair cases, plain outer 59 mm, five joint side hinge, plain inner case
  • Dial: champleve silver, Roman, date aperture below center, partial poker hand
  • Movement: fire gilt full plate, ornate pierced tulip form pillars, broad footed pierced and engraved balance cock with wings and mask, silver disc regulator, worm and wheel set up between the plates, three arm flat balance wheel

Lot 54376 – Williams No. 1, Custom Masonic Skeletonized Elgin

Expected Sale Price

$220

Description

  • Case: nickel, 16 size, display
  • Dial: silver, golden Masonic symbols
  • Movement: gilt, hand cut and engraved Masonic form bridges, engraved Holy Bible, 17 jewels

Lot 54382 – Hutchinson’s Watch School LaPorte Ind. Students Watch, circa 1895

Expected Sale Price

$420

Description

  • Case: 16 size, display case, base metal
  • Dial: enamel, Arabic, red fives
  • Movement: nickel, 3/4 plate, 17 jewels, damaskeened, decorated with black swirl lines, signed “Made by Harry Allen, Hutchinson’s Watch School LaPorte Ind., June 1895”