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A Timeless Luxury: Timepieces Highlights From The Upcoming Auction
By Anandita Bhardwaj
27 May 2022
The invention of timepieces is one of the greatest technological innovations that humankind has witnessed. When it comes to collecting timepieces, it is a passion that is all about the details and it can take years to build an impressive collection. The timepieces category in AstaGuru’s upcoming ‘Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Exceptional Timepieces’ auction will showcase a fascinating horology collection with pieces from the world’s leading watchmaking brands including, Patek Phillippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex, Piaget, Chopard, Berguet will present different styles of timepieces ranging from vintage watches, dress watches, as well as pieces that combine state-of-the-art technology with traditional haute horology. Jehangir Readymoey, AstaGuru’s watch expert and an avid collector lists out his favourite picks from the timepieces collection in our upcoming auction.
Lot no. 74
A L'heure Du Diamant Oval Wristwatch by Chopard
This beautiful A L'Heure Du Diamant Oval Wristwatch by Chopard comes with a rose gold case with factory set diamonds on the bezel & lugs. The Pavé diamond gold dial is with applied gold Arabic numerals. The leather strap with gold pin buckle is also set with diamonds.
Bejewelled dress watches are perfect accessories for any casual or formal occasion, and an exquisite watch can take even the most casual or drab outfit up several notches. Studded with exquisite gemstones in gorgeous designs and manufactured by top brands globally, these timepieces of extraordinary beauty are highly sought after by collectors owing to their high quality and worth.
Lot no. 87
An 18k White Gold Calatrava Wristwatch by Patek Philippe
This timepiece features a manual winding, an 18K gold case with a silvered dial, as well as crafted hands for hours, minutes, and seconds. Created circa 1963, this lot will be presented with official extracts.
Patek Philippe is synonymous with the tradition of Genevan watchmaking and is known for creating exceptional designs while incorporating complex mechanisms into their watchmaking. The company has been around since 1893 and continues to be a status symbol. Patek Philippe timepieces have, over the years, adorned the wrists of personalities like Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Pablo Picasso, John F. Kennedy, Queen Victoria, and many more.
Lot no. 98
A Cosmograph Daytona Stainless Steel Wristwatch by Rolex
This timepiece with an automatic movement features a stainless steel case with black baton dial, crafted hands, and also three subsidiary dials. Blending high technology with sleek aesthetics, a key part of the model’s identity is the bezel with a tachymetric scale for measuring average speeds of up to 400 miles or kilometres per hour. Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sport chronographs and continues to transcend time. Created circa 2015, this lot will be presented with the original box and papers.
When it comes to luxury watches, there is no looking beyond Rolex. One of the world's most famous watch brands, Rolex is known for its radical innovative watchmaking process. Every single watch this brand offers boasts of precise time-telling. The luxurious, high-end timepieces created by Rolex are highly sought after by watch collectors globally.
Lot no. 107
A Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Wristwatch By Audemars Piguet
The stainless steel case of this automatic movement timepiece comes with a silver tapestry "waffle" design. The textured dial also includes flat black sub- dials. It also features crafted silver hands and applied black luminous Arabic numerals for the hour. Created circa 2011, this lot will be presented with the original box and papers.
To own an Audemars Piguet equates to owning horological perfection with great detailing and technique. With their innovative designs, the legendary watchmaking brand has created a huge fanbase. Their popularity continues to scale new heights with the introduction of a range of watches created with radically modern designs and finished to perfection.
Lot no. 114
An Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date Wristwatch By Rolex
The timepiece features a stainless steel case with a green dial with applied luminous hour index markers. It also includes luminescent hands indicating the hour, minute, and second. The date aperture is at 3 o'clock position and the stainless steel uni-directional rotating bezel is equipped with a green ceramic bezel insert. This watch was executed circa 2011.
Master Swiss watch manufacturer Rolex has gone from strength to strength in the years since its founding in 1905. With a radical innovative watchmaking process, every single watch this brand offers boasts of precise time-telling. The luxurious, high-end timepieces created by Rolex are highly sought after among the rich and famous across the world.
The splendid collection of AstaGuru’s upcoming ‘Heirloom Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces’ auction is truly a different kind of limited edition curated with a beautiful medley of exquisite vintage jewellery, fine silver, limited edition luxury watches and more. Scheduled on May 30-31, 2022. Please visit the AstaGuru website and register to bid today.