Wrist and Pocket Watches

Elegant and iconic, wristwatches and pocket watches have become one of the primary asset class.
Such exponential growth in demand, has led the department to realise catalogues able to please a broad national and international audienceForeign participation has exceeded expectations thanks to an incisive presence on online platforms. The department now aims to outline the next sessions through a more diversified research of items, among which prestigious brands as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Cartier, Piaget, Omega, Bulgari, IWC, Longinesand Zenith.
Last departments results confirm the liveliness of a sector that is attracting the interest of an increasingly large public of enthusiasts and the growing appeal for catalogues of few but highly selected examples, signed by prestigious brands such as: Cartier, Jaeger LeCoultre, Hublot, Zenith, Blancpain, IWC, Hamilton, Omega, Longines, Chopard and Vacheron & Constantin.
 

 

The Wristwatches Auction marks the second half of the busy schedule of Il Ponte’s Auction house, with more than 130 models crafted by the most sought-after signatures of the now vast public of enthusiasts.

Status symbols by excellence, watches now boast numerous niches of interest, from iconic models that have marked the history of the industry to more aesthetically and mechanically avant-garde creations.
The Patek Philippe, Gondolo Rectangular, from the 1920’s with a “Exploding Numbers” dial (€ 12,000 - 18,000), stands out among the vintage pieces inside the catalogue. A special feature of this particular model, clearly inspired by Art Déco, is the explosive effect of the digits, together with its high-precision mechanical movement reflecting excellent craftsmanship.
For those looking for timeless elegance and modernity, the Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak, Dual Time, with its distinctive dial with “tapisserie” motif (€ 12,000 - 22,000), is undeniably essential.
Now an “evergreen” classic, the Rolex section features from historical to more recent pieces, like the Yacht-Master, Mid Size Ref. 168628 in gold (€ 7,000 - 10,000) and a Milgauss Ref. 116400 (€ 5,500 - 7,500).
Other signatures like Vacheron, Constantin, Omega, Cartier, Universal Genève, Longines, IWC, Baume & Mercier, Eberhard, Zenith, Piaget and Bulgari, enrich the array of proposals inside the catalogue.


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