Sotheby's to Auction Rare Patek Philippes Properties of Henry Graves FamilysharetweetshareIn December 1999, Sotheby's made watch-auction history. The auction house sold the so-called Henry Graves Supercomplication a pocketwatch originally commissioned from Patek Philippe by noted watch collector Henry Graves, Jr., and which featured 24 complications to have an astounding $11,002,500, still the earth record for almost any timepiece at auction. A couple weeks ago, Sotheby's announced that it's hold a single-owner sale on June 14, 2012 in Ny which will include more rare replica watches with the collections of Graves and the grandson, Reginald "Pete" H. Fullerton, Jr., a noted collector and connoisseur within his own right.The auction, called Watches in the Variety of the late Reginald H. Fullerton, Jr. and his Grandfather Henry Graves, Jr., will comprise a group of 13 pieces collected by Graves that have never before been published or appeared on the market, in addition to a number of 42 wristreplica watches along with an important Knibb Grande Sonnerie Long Case Clock, assembled by Fullerton himself. Highlights with the collections will go to Sotheby's Geneva from May 10-14 as well as Hong Kong for your opening of Sotheby's new gallery space from May 18-22, white rolex before returning for exhibition in Sotheby's York Avenue galleries beginning June 9."We are humbled to get been entrusted which has a very personal number of pieces from a class of watch-collecting royalty," said Daryn Schnipper, Chairman of Sotheby's Watches & Clocks department. "Our June auction will offer the very best samples of the finest references constructed by Patek Philippe, assembled by two people in the favourite patron family from the watch community. The sale includes what's seen to date of the last Graves replica watches to possess descended through this family, because both versions moved un- recorded in literature and contains remained unknown towards the public, and also the entirety of Mr. Fullerton's impressive assemblage of iconic vintage and modern pieces."Henry Graves, Jr. (1868-1953) was born right into a banking family who lived in Orange, Nj. Eventually he joined his father within the financial industry and relocated to Ny, where they became one of many country's most prominent families by the turn from the century. Of his collecting interests, including paperweights, coins, and Old Master prints, Graves was most enthusiastic about replica watches, as well as over the path of 40 years, beginning shortly prior to a introduction of the The first world war, he assembled on the list of world's most critical private collections of Patek Philippe replica watches.Henry Graves, Jr.Graves left the majority of his watch collection to his daughter, who in return passed the pieces to her son, Pete Fullerton (1933-2012). Fullerton eventually assembled a notable number of their own, and it was famous for thorough record-keeping and private daily repair off his pieces; he insisted that cases and dials not touched during cleaning and servicing, and that the majority of his replica watches retain their original accompaniments.One of the attributes of the June auction will be the Henry Graves, Jr. Gold Tonneau Minute Repeating Wristwatch, Mvt 97589, Case 605789 (est. $600/800,000*). This watch is distinct, as it's really the only model produced in yellow gold; the platinum model happens to be housed from the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva. Furthermore, it bears the Graves fake rolex watches for sale family coat of arms, while using Latin motto Esse quam videri ("To be, instead of to seem") engraved within the caseback. Another notable piece is undoubtedly an 18K Gold Split-Second Chronograph Wristwatch with Breguet Numerals, Ref. 1436 (est. $200/300,000). Go through the watch photos for larger images.Patek Philippe Yellow Gold Tonneau Minute RepeaterRef. 1436 Minute Chronograph with Breguet NumeralsBridging the generations forwards and backwards men can be an 18K Platnium Patek Philippe Trip Minute Repeating Open-Faced Watch, which Graves given to his son-in-law (Fullerton's father) for the occasion of his wedding (est. $40/60,000). This piece bears the Fullerton family crest.Platnium Trip Minute Repeating PocketwatchAnother pocketwatch bears the Graves family coat-of-armsAmong the highlights of Fullerton's timepiece collection are 11 perpetual-calendar replica watches made by Patek Philippe in the 1950s for the 1990s, including an 18K Platnium Perpetual Calendar Center Seconds Wristwatch (Ref. 2497) that's distinguished by its unusual case design, dial and early number, indicating it could be the first demonstration of this well-known reference (est. $200/300 clone rolex ,000). These guys a rare 18K Platnium Automatic Perpetual Calendar Wristwatch with Leap Year Indication (Ref. 3450), featuring a rare white enamel dial, which Fullerton purchased at Sotheby's The big apple in 1990 (est. $200/300,000). Fullerton was also a passionate collector of contemporary wristreplica watches, that will be highlighted from the sale using a gang of seven complicated Breguet pieces, full of their original boxes and papers. (All photos from Sotheby's.)Ref. 2497, watches Perpetual Calendar Center SecondsRef. 3450, Automatic Perpetual Calendar with Leap YearReceive all of the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Sign up to our free weekly newsletter and get every one of the news sent to your inbox.sharetweetshare replica bvl watches
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