Patek Philippe is about to arrive in Hong Kong, a city known for its obsession with luxury everything. Antiquorum, one of the world leaders in collecting and auctioning antique watches, announced an incredible fall event, entitled "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces," set for October 19 in a press release late last month.
Among the pieces being sold is the Patek Philippe Ref. 5101P 10 Days Tourbillon in platinum, self-described by the house as "an extremely fine and very rare, Art Deco-style platinum chronometer wristwatch with one-minute tourbillon regulator, tandem mainspring barrels for 10-day power-reserve and a platinum Patek Philippe buckle."
That's the highlight of the collection, the so-called $16 million racehorse with immaculate pedigree, but there are several other exceptional watches to take a look at here, including a Harry Winston "Opus V" model with a pink gold face circa 2005, one of only 45 ever made, and a sealed white gold Ref. 5131G-001 released in 2008.
Of course, this is all taking place in Hong Kong. Previews for the auction will be available from October 16 to 18 at Antiquorum's local showroom at 9 Queen's Road in the center city, while the auction will take place at the Mandarin Oriental, one of the city's most prestigious hotels. In total, 323 pieces are up for grabs, and while not all are Pateks, the Swiss watchmaker definitely has the spotlight here.
If you can't make it to the skyscraper-packed city this month, Philippe's Watches of Beverly Hills offers some spectacular Pateks and other luxury watches much closer to home. We have an exhaustive eBay store and offer guaranteed authenticity and servicing of the timepieces we sell.