Review Of Auction – Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE Replica Watches Young Professional

Continuing its Fall season following the groundbreaking WINNING ICONS auction in New York, the thematic “Heuer Parade” sale, and Geneva Watch Auction: SIX, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo announces Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE. Offering a selection of collectible timepieces, the sale will include vintage and contemporary wristwatches, as well as pocket watches and enamel clocks. Comprising 168 lots, the sale will be held at the Mandarin Oriental on 28 November 2017.

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE will also include a fine selection of timepieces in impeccable condition and with notable provenance, originating from the world’s foremost watchmakers, including independent contemporary innovators as well as historic firms. The selection was curated to meet the growing demand and evolving tastes of collectors from Asia and beyond, including the following additional highlights:

  • Patek Philippe. An important and extremely rare worldtime wristwatch with two crowns and guilloche dial, reference 2523, manufactured in 1953. HKD 10,000,000 – 20,000,000 / USD 1,250,000 – 2,500,000 (See picture above)
  • Rolex, Cosmograph Daytona “Tropical Lemon”. An extremely rare, fine and attractive 14k gold chronograph wristwatch with topical Paul Newman ‘lemon’ grené dial, white graphics and 14k gold bracelet, reference 6241, manufactured in 1969. HKD 1,600,000 – 3,200,000  / USD200,000 – 400,000
  • Patek Philippe. An early and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch tachometer scale, reference 1463, manufactured in 1942. HKD 1,600,000 – 3,200,000 / USD200,000 – 400,000
  • Patek Philippe. An important, probably unique, very attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with Brequet numerals, reference 1579, manufactured in 1952. HKD 1,200,000 – 2,400,000 / USD150,000 – 300,000
  • Philippe Dufour, Simplicity. An extremely rare and fine pink gold wristwatch, with original certificate and presentation box, manufactured in 2012. HKD 960,000 – 1,440,000 / USD 120,000 – 180,000
  • Patek Philippe. A highly attractive, large and impressive platinum and diamond-set minute repeater perpetual calendar with moonphases, produced only upon special request, fitted presentation box with original certificate, reference 5073, manufactured in 2011. HKD 3,200,000 – 5,600,000 / USD 400,000 – 700,000
  • A. Lange & Söhne, The Lange 1 Tourbillon, “Handwerkskunst” from original owner. A very fine and rare limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with black enamel dial, date and hacking mechanism, manufactured in 2014. HKD 1,300,000 – 1,800,000 / USD 162,500 – 225,000


26 November 2017: 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Evening Sale
27 November 2017: Jewels and Jadeite,
28 November 2017: The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Five

Location: Mandarin Oriental, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong

Asia Preview Tour

Grand Hyatt, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
4 – 5 November 2017, 11am – 6pm SST

Bellavita Gallery, B1/F, No. 28, Songren Road, Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
18 – 19 November 2017, 11am – 6pm CST

Hong Kong
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 1/F & 2/F, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
A particular feature of Caliber L921, also known as the Sax-0-Mat, is a zero-reset role for those moments — hence the “0” in “Sax-0-Mat.” The tiny seconds hand automatically contributes to the zero position when the crown is pulled out, for to-the-second time setting. “Sax-0-Mat” appears on the dial and rotor. The equilibrium oscillates at 21,600 vph. The caliber, that was hand-wound, 30.6 mm in diameter and 7.5 mm thick, was four years in development, and included a flyback function.Its unconventional features include another bridge to its fourth wheel, a chronograph operating lever mounted between 2 bearings, an adjustable coupling lever positioned at the center of the fourth wheel, and a minute-counter-operating lever mounted between stones. There’s also a stepped pinion for true minute-counter advances, an escape wheel with four stones, a massive Glucydur screw balance along with a Breguet balance spring. The balance oscillates at the timeless frequency of 18,000 vph. The caliber additionally supports Lange’s familiar outsize date, where the prefix “Dato” alludes.
23 – 26 November, 10am – 6pm HKT