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Christie's December Watches sales total $7.7 million, American Icons 100% sold
RICHARD MILLE. Platinum Tonneau-shaped Tourbillon Spilt-Seconds Chronograph Wristwatch with Power Reserve and Torque Indication, Circa 2008, RM008 AF PT / 27 Price Realized: $325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Important Watches and American Icons live auction totaled $6,206,750. Combined, both live and online sales achieved a total of $7,726,875.

The top lot of the live sale was the highly-complicated and exceptional Patek Philippe reference 5016P, that sold for $471,000. Other notable results included an exceptionally rare Patek Philippe reference 3450, retailed by Tiffany & Co., which sold for $350,000, as well as an extremely fine and very rare stainless Rolex reference 6264, ''Musketeer Paul Newman'', that realized $200,000.

The dedicated section of American Icons was 100% sold, which featured the paired lot of two pocket watches belonging to Ernest Hemingway and Charles C. Ritz, that sold for more than double the estimate achieving $43,750; the two Patek Philippe timepieces formerly belonging to the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, with the Ref. 3940 selling for $81,250 and the Ref. 3445 realizing $62,500; and a one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe gold, enamel, and platinum watch in the form of a backpack, dated 1876, created for Elbert E. Farman, that sold for $62,500.

The concurrent sale of Christie’s Watches Online: A Horological Holiday closed on December 10 and totaled $1,50,1250. The top lot of the online sale was a Patek Philippe, 18K World Time Enamel Dial, ref. 5131G, which sold for $100,000.

Notable Results | American Icons, Thursday, 12 December | Christie’s New York

• ERNEST HEMINGWAY AND CHARLES C. RITZ. A LOT OF TWO 18K GOLD OPENFACE POCKET WATCHES The First: Vacheron Constantin, 1914, Formerly Belonging to French Hotelier, Charles C. Ritz. The Second: L. Leroy & Cie. A Split Seconds Chronograph, circa 1920, Formerly Belonging to American Novelist Ernest Hemingway Price Realized: $43,750

• 41ST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, GEORGE H. W. BUSH. TWO PATEK PHILIPPE TIMEPIECES 18k Pink Gold Automatic Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Moon Phases, Manufactured in 1993, Ref. 3940 Price Realized: $81,250 / 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Date, Manufactured in 1968, Ref. 3445 Price Realized: $62,500

• ELBERT E. FARMAN, CONSUL-GENERAL TO CAIRO, EGYPT. PATEK PHILIPPE 18k Gold, Enamel and Platinum Watch in the Form of a Backpack, 1875, Formerly Belonging to Elbert E. Farman, Consul-General to Cairo, Egypt Price Realized: $62,500

Notable Results | Important Watches, Thursday, 12 December | Christie’s New York

• ROLEX A Rare Stainless Steel Automatic Wristwatch with ''Rail'' Dial, Date, Gas Escape Valve and Bracelet, Made for Comex, Circa 1980 Ref. 1665 Price realized: $137,500

• GREUBEL FORSEY A Very Fine Limited Edition 18k White Gold Tourbillon Wristwatch Signed Greubel Forsey, Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain Model, No. 14, Circa 2017 Price Realized: $125,000

• ROLEX An Extremely Fine and Very Rare Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with ''Musketeer Paul Newman'' Dial and Bracelet, Circa 1969 Ref. 6264 Price Realized: $200,000

• PATEK PHILIPPE A Very Fine 18k White Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with Date and Center Seconds, circa 2017 Ref. 5650G Price Realized: $212,500

Notable Results | Christie’s Watches Online: A Horological Holiday, November 26 – December 10 | Christie’s New York

• PATEK PHILIPPE, 18k World Time Enamel Dial, Ref. 5131g. Price Realized: $100,000

• PATEK PHILIPPE 18k Nautilus Ref. 5712g. Price Realized: $52,500

• ROLEX ‘Small Red’ Daytona Ref. 6263 Price Realized: $60,000

• F.P. JOURNE Platinum Octa Automatique No. 343-02a Price Realized: $47,500

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