I have a feeling we only told you about Iconeek’s second sale yesterday, but this tiny house of vintage and pre-owned watches is back with even more horological delights – 169 lots, to be precise – on Sunday 12th June go on sale.
Something for every taste
Most lots come from Geneva collectors. There is something for everyone: from the most coveted watches from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet, to modern limited editions making their first comeback on the market, to more rare timepieces.
Prices start at a few hundred francs and go into the six-figure range, making this auction accessible to everyone, regardless of watch collector’s category.
How do you do that?
Sourcing is always one of the most difficult parts of organizing an auction. Finding collectors with a) interesting pieces and b) interesting pieces that they are willing to part with is an art in itself. Iconeek owners Fabien and Vanessa Chicha have over 25 years experience in the industry and have built a trusted network of watch enthusiasts who know they are receiving the best service, attention and care. It is also worth noting that Iconeek is the only watch auction house in Geneva that does not charge a commission regardless of the price of the watch.
After six months of hard work, this couple, together with their small team of experts, have assembled a spectacular collection of 169 timepieces, accessible through their online catalog, which contains all the details.
Where to bid?
The online auction will be streamed live on two platforms, Drouot and Invaluable, where you can bid live. If you wish to organize a telephone auction or conduct an auction by correspondence, you can contact Iconeek directly through Iconeek’s website or by telephone. For those who are in Geneva, there is also a physical opening until Friday 10am, Wednesday from 10am to 6pm and Thursday and Friday from 10am to 7pm.
Seven of the best batches
If you’re not already looking forward to this auction, take a look at seven of the best lots to get you in the mood for the summer auction season.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 3800/1A
A very nice and very attractive medium sized automatic stainless steel watch from 1990 with a petrol blue dial, center seconds, date and a stainless steel bracelet with a folding clasp.
LOT 80 – East. CHF 35’000 – 55’000
Patek Philippe Nautilus Reference 3800/1A © Iconek
Omega Speedmaster reference CK2998-3
Stunning, rare and very attractive 1961 stainless steel hand wound tonneau style chronograph wristwatch with matte black stepped dial, lollipop chronograph hands, round chronograph pushers, black tachymeter bezel and stainless steel bracelet.
LOT 86 – East. CHF 30’000 – 60’000
Omega Speedmaster reference CK2998-3 © Iconek
Rolex “Gilt Tropical Underline” Explorer, reference 1016
Extremely rare and extremely filigree, antique, solid, tonneau-shaped stainless steel automatic chronometer wristwatch from 1963 with a tropical dial, luminous numerals, center second, riveted stainless steel Oyster bracelet.
LOT 119 – East. CHF 32’000 – 42’000
Rolex “Gilt Tropical Underline” Explorer, reference 1016 © Iconek
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Platinum
Limited edition of 20 pieces circa 2019, made for Japanese retailer Yoshida. This exquisite and extremely rare, new and complete, limited edition, large and heavy, water-resistant, platinum automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch features a two-tone gray large tapestry dial with a guilloche dial and black counters, moon phases in aventurine, leap year and week indicators, platinum bracelet with double folding clasp.
LOT 163 – East. CHF 220’000 – 320’000
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Platinum © Iconek
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm
Limited edition of 50 pieces, first launched in 2017.
This very fine and rare heavy platinum chronograph water resistant limited edition watch features a smoky slate dial, white gold hands, date, tachymeter scale and a platinum bracelet with concealed deployant clasp.
LOT 165 – East. CHF 110’000 – 210’000
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm © Iconek
Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black with its NFT.
This limited edition 040/200, automatic, mint green and unusual, is presented in a waterproof titanium and ceramic “All Black” case with a black diamond-set dial with flowers and petals set with black diamonds. It is fitted with a black rubber strap with Hublot’s secure folding clasp.
LOT 166 – East. CHF 55’000 – 75’000
Hublot Classic Fusion Takashi Murakami All Black with its NFT © Iconek
Patek Philippe annual calendar, reference 5146/1G-001
Very fine, water-resistant, automatic 18k white gold annual calendar wristwatch from 2008 with cream dial, power reserve indicator, center seconds, leather strap and 18k white gold folding clasp.
LOT 169 – East. CHF 40’000 – 60’000
Patek Philippe annual calendar, reference 5146/1G-001 © Iconek
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