Christie’s to Present Three Ultra-Rare Timepieces in Upcoming Geneva Auction

Coming November in Geneva, Christie’s will be presenting a trio of prestigious and spectacular time-tellers at its Rare Watches auction.

Leading the lineup is the Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3700/31, a stunning timepiece encased in platinum with a diamond-set bezel, complete with an integrated bracelet crafted by Gay Frères. Estimated to fetch between 1,500,000 – 3,500,000 CHF (approximately $1,672,182 – $3,901,758 USD), the Ref. 3700/31 is also the only publicly known example of its kind, hence its status as the most important piece for Nautilus Ref. 3700 collectors.

Also going under the hammer is the Sonnerie Souveraine, F.P.Journe’s GPHG-award-winning timepiece from 2006. Geared with both a Grande and a Petite Sonnerie minute repeater, this model has been described by its watchmaker as “the most complete and accomplished timepiece ever made.” It’s estimated for 700,000-1,400,000 CHF (approximately $780,352 – $1,560,703 USD).

Last but not least is the Philippe Dufour Simplicity, the horologer’s stainless steel-built wristwatch to be auctioned. With an estimation of 600,000-1,200,000 CHF (approximately $668,873 – $1,337,746 USD), the 2021 timepiece features a 38mm case diameter and a smooth, blue dial.

The Rare Watches live auction will take place on November 6, 2. p.m. CET at Christie’s Geneva location. For more information, visit Christie’s official website.

Christie’s Geneva
Rue du Mont-Blanc 12,
1201 Genève, Switzerland

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