Tag Archives: Patek Philippe

Vintage Watches

Vintage Watch

Those who owned one were likely to wear it and have it serviced over the years, when parts were frequently replaced (such as bezel inserts and crowns), and perhaps the luminous material on the dial or hands was refreshed for better night visibility – all with the goal of making the watch a more effective […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Paul Newman’s Rolex wristwatch, Phillips/Bacs & Russo, $17.75 million

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Paul Newman’s Rolex wristwatch, Phillips/Bacs & Russo, $17.75 million

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The late actor Paul Newman’s Rolex, the “Paul Newman” Daytona, sold for $17.752 million at an auction held October 26th by Philips, in association with watch auction house Bacs & Russo, in New York City. It was a new world record price paid for […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Cartier Mystery Clock, $504,500, Sotheby’s

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A platinum, yellow gold, rock crystal, onyx, mother-of-pearl and diamond-set Mystery Clock made in 1929 for Cartier, designed by Maurice Couet, sold for $504,500 at an Important Watches Auction held Dec. 7 by Sotheby’s in New York City. Also, a massive open-face Patek Philippe […]

Hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces to be offered by Heritage Auctions

A hand-curated selection of exotic, fresh-to-market timepieces from Patek Philippe to Piguet will be offered at auction by Heritage Auctions at an October 27 auction. Here are 10 of the unusual and highly-sought after examples the auction has to offer: 1. Universal Geneve Rare & Very Fine Ref. 881101/03 Steel Tri-Compax, circa 1960. (est. $10,000 […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: King Farouk Magician Box, $1.21 million, Sotheby's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall The celebrated King Farouk Magician Box timepiece, made in Geneva, Switzerland circa 1820 and attributed to Piguet & Meylan, with the goldsmith’s mark of Chenevard Jouvet & Cie, sold for $1.21 million at an Important Watches Auction held June 8 by Sotheby’s in New […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Ringo Starr drum kit, $2.2 million, Julien's

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far by Ken Hall A 1963 Ludwig Oyster Black Pearl three-piece drum kit used by Ringo Starr in more than 200 performances as drummer for the Beatles between May 1963 and Feb. 1964, as well as on many hit recordings, sold for $2.2 million at a sale of […]

Gavels 'n' Paddles: Pair of Tiffany silver vases: $33,600, Nadeau's Auction

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Pair of Tiffany silver vases: $33,600, Nadeau’s Auction Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall A rare and monumental pair of Tiffany & Company silver vases, 23 inches tall and Art Nouveau repousse, sold for $33,600 at a New Year’s Day Auction held Jan. 1 by Nadeau’s Auction Gallery […]

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Kashmir sapphire ring, $129,800, Michaan’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Kashmir sapphire ring, $129,800, Michaan’s

Gavels ’n’ Paddles: Kashmir sapphire ring, $129,800, Michaan’s Results of Recent Auctions From Around the World A-3.70 carat natural, certified sapphire stone in a deep royal blue hue, held in a diamond and platinum ring, sold for $129,800 at a Fine Furniture, Decorative Arts & Jewelry Auction held June 6 by Michaan’s Auctions in Alameda, […]

Sympathique clock, $6.8 million, Sotheby's

Sympathique clock, $6.8 million, Sotheby's

Sympathique clock, $6.8 million, Sotheby’s Gavels ‘n’ Paddles Recent Auction Results From Near & Far By Ken Hall The Duc d’Orleans Breguet Sympathique clock sold for $6.8 million at a sale of Important Watches & Clocks held Dec. 4 by Sotheby’s in New York City. It was a new world auction record for any clock. […]

Ken's Korner: Thief makes off with $10 million in goods

Ken's Korner: Thief makes off with $10 million in goods

Ken’s Korner: Thief makes off with $10 million in goods Ken’s Korner New and Views from the World of Antiquing and Collecting by Ken Hall A brazen thief broke into a private home in Santa Monica, CA, sometime between September 12-13, and made off with a staggering $10 million worth of merchandise. Stolen were original […]