This vast selection features the world's leading makers, with haute horology examples showcasing a diverse selection of fine watch making over the last three centuries. This highly anticipated auction is led by a Patek Philippe, Reference 5033. The present reference, discontinued in 2012, offers a rare opportunity for the connoisseur of complicated modern Patek Philippe wristwatches to acquire one that was produced in such limited numbers. Additional highlights include the extremely sought-after Rolex ‘Daytona', Reference 6262 with pulsometer scale (illustrated top, right) and an early 19th century 18K gold and enamel openface center seconds duplex pocket watch made for the Chinese market, by the celebrated London watchmaker, William Ilbery (c. 1760-1851).
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