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Upcoming Watch Auctions You Can’t Afford to Miss

Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Ref. PAM00972

Panerai Radiomir Firenze 3 Days Ref. PAM00972, est. HKD 200,000 – 400,000, Christie’s

Christie’s x PANERAI: Watches Online, 24 November – 7 December

The Champion Collection is a range of 450 watches that have slowly been sold off across several significant auctions. Its next sale is in the form of Christie’s The Champion Collection Part V Panerai Encyclopaedia.

If you can’t get to New York, London, Geneva, or any of the popular auction locales, worry not, Christie’s is hosting an online watch auction throughout the early part of December.

More details at Christie’s.

Antiquorum Christmas Online Auction, 29 November – 8 December

It is the festive season and with holidays on the mind Antiquorum are hosting a Christmas Online Auction, perfect for securing that meaningful gift before the arrival of the special day. A vintage wristwatch is also a lot less maintenance than a puppy.

More details at Antiquorum.

Sotheby’s Fine Watches - Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15202BA.OO.0944BA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ref. 15202BA.OO.0944BA.01, est. USD 30,000 – 50,000, Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Fine Watches, 29 November – 14 December 

With watches from the likes of Audemars Piguet, Rolex, and Patek Philippe on offer, Sotheby’s Fine Watches auction promises a wide ranging variety of high end luxury timepieces.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Ineichen Dates and Calendars, 3 December 

Ineichen are continuing their celebration of iconic wristwatch complications by curating a specialist Dates and Calendars auction in Zurich. The humble date window is an often overlooked part of watchmaking, which is odd as it’s also one of the most practical functions a watch can have.

More details at Ineichen.

Christie's Important Watches

A very fine, rare and attractive Patek Philippe 18k rose gold wristwatch with cloisonné enamel dial, est. USD 200,000 – 400,000, Christie’s

Christie’s Important Watches, 8 December

Christie’s Important Watches auction consist of a wide variety of significant watches with unrivalled provenance. Expect haute horology and timepieces with stories worth recounting around the fireplace.

More details at Christie’s.

Sotheby’s Important Watches Audemars Piguet 25866PT.OO.D002CR.02

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Grande Complication, est. USD 150,000 – 250,000, Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s Important Watches New York, 9 December

For Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in December they’re heading to New York with highlights including a trio of vintage Daytonas worn by Stan Barrett. Stan was the stunt man questing to break the land speed record in 1979, an endeavour that earned the attention of fellow petrol head Paul Newman, who gifted two of the Daytonas on sale to Stan.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Cartier Crash London

Cartier London Crash, est. USD 400,000 – 800,000, Phillips

Phillips New York Watch Auction, 10 December

The highlight from Phillips’ diverse range of vintage and modern wristwatches is an extremely rare Cartier London Crash watch in 18k yellow gold. The radical yet stylish design makes it one of the most sought after vintage models.

More details at Phillips.

Bonhams Fine Watches, 14 December 

Rounding out 2022 is Bonhams with their Fine Watches sale. While this article technically covers auctions from December to February, at the time of writing, the majority of major auction houses are preparing for their winter breaks ready for things to kick off again in the spring. Even auctioneers need some time to celebrate the season’s festivities.

More details at Bonhams.

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