Patek Phillippe World Time Achieves $8.42m At High-Profile Auction


One of three watches featuring the rare enamel map of Eurasia is available for purchase at Christie’s Hong Kong. Photo by Christie’s.

Posted on June 9, 2024

Patek Philippe produces high-end timepieces that are highly sought after for their quality, craftsmanship, and intricate designs. Some watches are extremely rare, with only several examples available. It can be said about the 18-karat yellow gold two-crown Patek Philippe World Time (reference 2523J) that was auctioned for $8.42 million at Christie’s Hong Kong. The pre-sale estimate for the piece was $5 million to $10 million.

The Important Watches Featuring The Generations & Timeless Opulence Collections is a high-profile auction event dedicated to showcasing and selling significant and valuable timepieces. And such a highlight of the auction as the Patek Philippe World Time watch, definitely proves the level of the event.

It is interesting to know that only three watches from this limited edition feature the map of Eurasia – the second one belongs to Patek Philippe’s private collection in Geneva, and the third one was sold in 2021 by Phillips Geneva for $7.7 million. In total, the collection includes 12 watches with enamel maps. As mentioned above, three of them had a map of Eurasia, six featured a map of North America, and three depicted South America.

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