Swiss watchmakers has come a full circle with the increase in order for their pocket watches from 18th and 19th centuries. The collectors and specialists of fine watches will once again propose for the classic pocket watches to be accessible for sale on Sunday at Antiquorum, a Geneva-based public sale house. The private collection of 33 watches from the 18th and 19th centuries aspect erotic watches traits lightly tinted miniatures on enamel and varicolored gold ornaments crafted with utmost details by highly skilled horologists.
The highlights contain the 19th century 18-carat “Musique d’Amour” watch by Genevan craftsman Henry Capt, which is expected to fetch $70,000 to $90,000, a very rare heart-shaped gilt metal watch by London watchmaker James Cox around 1780, expected to fetch about $20,000 to $30,000, a platinum Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 HP, an extremely rare minute-repeating watch with one-minute tourbillon regulator and enamel Breguet dial, believed to be only the fifth watch of its kind, is estimated to fetch between $442,600 and $553,400 , and a 14-karat yellow gold Rolex “Oyster Perpetual” Ref. 6284 with cloisonné enamel dial by Marguerite Koch is estimated to sell for about $143,900 to $210,400.
The erotic watches are just one part of the private collection of its Swiss owner, and the wider collection will feature more than 700 erotic artefacts assembled over 25 years, including walking sticks, statues and ivory objects designed for autoerotic stimulation, which will further go on sale in a separate auction in France later this year.
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