recently held its Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces Auction, which showcased an exquisite collection of coveted jewellery, vintage silver, and extraordinary timepieces. The meticulously curated catalogue brings together a broad range of sophisticated artisanal pieces that are a hallmark of the exceptional design and craftsmanship heritage from different parts of the world. The auction was held on the AstaGuru website on May 28-29, 2023.
Some of the top performing lots of the sale.
Lot no. 100, a Patek Philippe Aquanaut Wristwatch REF NO. 5167, was acquired for INR 58,85,199. The automatic movement timepiece comes in a steel case with a black embossed dial. When launched in 1997, the Aquanaut created a sensation. It was young, modern and unexpected. Its case was a rounded octagon inspired by that of the Nautilus. And it sported a tropical strap made of a new composite material ultra-resistant to wear, salt water and UV radiation.
Lot no. 164 is a Patek Philippe 18k Yellow Gold Grand Complication Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch. It comes in an 18k yellow-gold case with an ivory-white dial. Complications showcased are a perpetual calendar and moon phase. It was acquired for INR 41,12,064.
Two timepieces from Audemars Piguets 18k Rose Gold Royal Oak Wristwatch series were acquired enthusiastically by the collectors. Lot no. 127 with REF NO. 4989 was sold for INR 36,79,830. Lot no. 142 with REF NO. 15400SR was acquired at INR 35,33,805. Both timepieces feature a rose-gold case with a honeycomb white dial and a screwed-down 18k rose gold bezel with crafted hands. These lots were presented along with the original papers.
Lot no. 128, a Rolex Daytona Blue-racing Cosmograph Wristwatch REF NO. 116518. SERIES-G was acquired at INR 28,27,044. The timepiece features a gold case with a blue dial with gold, blue subdials and iconic red-racing hands.
AstaGuru was conceptualised in the year 2008 with the sole purpose of creating a safe and secure platform to conduct online auctions for Indian, Contemporary & Modern Art. The word AstaGuru is a thoughtful conjugation of Asta, of Italian origin, which translates to auction and Guru, Sanskrit connotation for master that indicates our distinguished finesse at being the leaders of auctioneering art and artefacts in India as well as globally. With the world melting into one harmonious digital cosmos, AstaGuru has strived to successfully bridge the gap between prospective buyers and consignors by transcending the limitations of live auctions. AstaGuru imparts effortless transparency to the process of acquiring and selling art and rare collectibles. Our diverse portfolio includes categories such as Jewellery & Fine Silver, Timepieces, Textiles, Celebrity Memorabilia, Rare Books, Numismatic, Philately and Vintage Cars. AstaGurus mobile app enables our esteemed bidders to follow and participate in our auctions seamlessly, and in real time.