Zürich, 20-21 November 2021 – Well, that was intense! Ineichen’s November two-day watch auction event promised something special. Four auctions in one weekend, six hours of bidding, more than 200 lots achieving over CHF 8 million…. Another successful auction for exclusive watches at Ineichen Zürich!
Traditionally held at the magnificent neo-baroque Haus Metropol at the heart of Zürich, Ineichen’s November timepieces auction exceeded all expectations, bringing together the best of the best in watchmaking and the world community of watch collectors.
Last weekend in Zürich, the world’s most passionate watch collectors gathered in person, logged on or called in, for a series of watch auctions: “Auction No 175 Part 1”, “Auction No 175 Part 2”, “Alchemy of Gold” and “Shades of Grey’, complete with a total of 227 vintage timepieces from world-renowned watchmakers such as Audemars Piguet, F.P. Journe, Patek Philippe, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin and more, allowing collectors an opportunity to acquire some of the best horological works of art available on the market.
Of 227 lots going under the hammer 220 were sold – yet another excellent result for Ineichen Zürich. Since its first auction held after it was acquired by new investors in 2017, Ineichen has managed in just a few years to build up a broad range of clients from all over the world, regularly achieving top prices for rare models.
Lot with the Highest hammer price
The highlight of the November auction was one of the most aesthetically appealing and technologically complex modern wristwatches by Patek Philippe with a self-winding minute repeater and perpetual calendar. Produced in 2013, this ref. 5074P came in an impressively sized 42 mm platinum case, seamlessly combining design features inherited from vintage horology with modern solutions. The extremely rare timepiece was sold for CHF 450 000 to a private collector from Belgium.