Caliber 89: Will It Smash The $24 Million Record?

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Caliber 89: Will It Smash The $24 Million Record?

Post by koimaster » March 21st 2017, 8:35am

The Caliber 89, one of the world’s most complicated watches, will be up for auction in May. The pocket watch was unveiled in 1989 to celebrate Patek Philippe’s 150-year anniversary. At the time, it was the world’s most complicated watch, and held that record for 26 years. The original Caliber 89 was made in yellow gold, followed by three other pieces, in rose gold, white gold and platinum, delivered nine years later. Sotheby’s is offering the original yellow gold version at an auction in Geneva on May 14, with an estimate of $6.4-million to $9.9-million. The most recent auction of the yellow gold Caliber 89 was in 2009 at Antiquorum, where it sold for just over $5-million. But bidding could drive that price much higher. The current record for a wrist-only watch sold at auction, for example, is $11-million, for a Patek Philippe Ref.1518 sold by Phillips Bacs & Russo last November. Bidding had started at $3-million.

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Re: Caliber 89: Will It Smash The $24 Million Record?

Post by Tzimisces » March 21st 2017, 3:06pm

I've already got the watch, but I'm looking for the instruction manual, box, t-shirt, patch, and a hat.
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