LeJean`s Fine Jewelers

Geneva--A Patek Philippe Ref. 5002 Sky Moon tourbillon, the most complicated watch ever produced by the brand, sold for $1.2 million at Antiquorum’s May 12 auction in Geneva.

Featuring two dials and 12 complications, the Sky Moon tourbillon rarely appears at auction and is made in a special-order pink gold case. It was sold with its original box, official chronometer certificate and certificate of origin.

Overall, the Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction resulted in two world auction records, both for specific Rolex models.

The total of the sale was $8.3 million, with 123 percent sold by value.

A Rolex Ref. 6263 Gold Daytona Paul Newman wristwatch (below) with a lemon dial and white graphics sold for a world auction record price of approximately $872,955, nearly three times its pre-sale estimate and the highest price ever paid for a Rolex Daytona at auction.

 

 

 

Written by Juan Acevedo — May 15, 2013

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