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Four star clocks auctioned at Christie’s in 2021

Patek Philippe Ref1436
This piece is a very rare and historically important 18K gold split second chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals. Sold to Henry Graves Jr. in 1947 and manufactured in 1946.

The Ref 1436 occupies an important position in the eyes of collectors as Patek Philippe’s first split-second chronograph watch was manufactured in series.

The first generation, part of this watch, was made until the late 1940s. From its introduction in 1938 to its discontinuation in 1971, only 140 examples have been created.

Patek Philippe Ref5002
This watch was manufactured between 2001 and 2012. The Sky Moon Tourbillon is one of the most important watches ever manufactured in modern history, reserved for Patek Philippe’s most important customers. Future owners must submit an application to qualify as a future purchaser and then be on the waiting list before they have the opportunity to own this watch.

Inspired by the Star Caliber 2000, a double-sided pocket watch created to commemorate the new Millennium, the Sky Moon Tourbillon boasts 12 complications and a movement of 686 parts. Complications include tourbillon, perpetual calendar, age, leap year cycle, day of the week, month, date, flyback chrono, minute repeater, sky chart, moon phase, orbit. The reverse dial reveals the progress of the angle between the stars and the moon from the northern hemisphere, allowing the wearer to observe the increase and decrease of the Earth’s satellites.

Rolex “Snow Compaq” Ref6036
This watch is the 3rd generation rare steel triple calendar chronograph of the famous “Dato Compaq” Oyster triple calendar chronograph model announced by Rolex. Introduced in 1950, the bezel and main case were carved from a single metal block called the monoblock structure.

It is known that only 500 pieces are made of stainless steel in the bibliography. 6036 – Only 75 have been confirmed on the market. This year’s offering included an Mk3 dial with a golden pyramid-shaped hour marker.

Patek Philippe Ref5102G Celestial
This Patek is a white gold astronomical wristwatch released in 2002. The Ref5102G incorporates the canopy principle from the Ref5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon, the most complex watch Patek Philippe has ever manufactured.

The night sky in the northern hemisphere rotates, showing the apparent angular motion of the stars and the moon and the phases of the moon. The delicate oval contours inside the glass surround the sky visible from all cities at the same latitude as the city of Geneva.

https://gulfbusiness.com/four-stellar-timepieces-that-came-up-for-auction-at-christies-in-2021/ Four star clocks auctioned at Christie’s in 2021

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