Christie's New York announces 'An Evening of Exceptional Watches'
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Christie's New York announces 'An Evening of Exceptional Watches'
Rolex. A Stainless Steel Ref. 6263 “Panda Paul Newman” Estimate: $500,000-1,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018.

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s New York announces the June 13 Evening of Exceptional Watches auction. This anticipated end of season Exceptional Watches Auction in New York brings 95 exciting lots, all highly sought-after for their historical notoriety, fresh-to-market condition, and extreme rarity.

Important timepieces are of both vintage and modern collectability, and include an impressive array of Rolex wristwatches; an exceptionally rare ‘James Bond’ Submariner, reference 6538, (Estimate: $500,000-1,000,000), and an impressive array of Daytona’s, including the coveted Reference 6263 “Paul Newman Panda” chronograph wristwatch, (Estimate: $500,000-1,000,000).

Other highlights include some of Patek Philippe’s most exceptional productions, including an extremely rare and early Art Deco period cushion-shaped minute repeating wristwatch, (Estimate: $400,000-800,000), as well as the iconic Reference 2499 perpetual calendar chronograph, (Estimate: $350,000-550,000).

Historically notable timepieces include an important Zenith minute repeating Grande Sonnerie pocket watch, formerly belonging to renowned playwright, Sholem Aleichem, (Estimate: $300,000-500,000), a very rare Cartier single-button chronograph, formerly belonging to the William Clay Ford, Grandson of Henry Ford, (Estimate: $25,000-30,000), and an Arnold & Charles Frodsham pocket watch, formerly Belonging to Charles Lewis Tiffany, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and four generations of descendants, (Estimate: $50,000-100,000).

Among the impressive collections included are watches from the Mel and Noel Blanc collection, as well as one of the most important and eclectic single owner collections of modern Patek Philippe timepieces to come up for auction in recent years.

Public preview of this sale includes a full exhibition at Christie’s 20 Rockefeller Center Galleries June 8-13.

Further highlights:

• Omega. A Stainless Steel Speedmaster Ref. 2915-1 Estimate: $150,000-250,000

• Arnold & Charles Frodsham. A Fine 18k Gold Hunter Case Pocket Watch, Formerly belonging to Charles Lewis Tiffany and five further geneerations of the Tiffany family Estimate: $50,000-100,000

• Patek Philippe. An 18k Gold Ref. 2499/100 Estimate $350,000-550,000


• Patek Philippe. An 18k Gold Ref. 5029J Estimate $350,000-550,000

• Rolex. An Extrememly Rare Stainless Steel Submariner with 'Explorer Dial' Ref. 6538 Estimate: $500,000-1,000,000

• Rolex, GMT-MASTER II "BATMAN", Ref. 116710 BLNR Estimate: $6,000-8,000

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