Wristwachtes & Pocketwachtes
Since its first stand-alone auction in 2015, Koller’s watch department has rapidly developed an international clientele, regularly realising top prices for rare models. The Watches auctions in June and December regularly record sell-through rates of 90 to 100%. In November 2016, Koller recorded the highest hammer price of the season for a very rare 1961 steel chronograph by Patek Philippe with a two-tone dial (CHF 456 000 with buyer’s premium). One year later, one of the first automatic wristwatches with a perpetual calendar by Patek Philippe sold for CHF 210 000 to a private German collector. In July 2020, a rare ‘chronomètre à résonance’ by independent watchmaker F.P. Journe realised CHF 230 000. Rolex, Patek Philippe, IWC, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, Audemars Piguet, and Lange & Söhne are among the watchmakers represented in Koller’s Watches auctions, which regularly achieve top prices.
Uwe Vischer, Head of Department for Watches, is available to estimate single items or entire collections for our upcoming auctions.
Consignments are accepted until late March for our June auctions, and late September for our December sales.
If you wish to consign to one of our auctions, we will value your artworks free of charge. Please send us photos if possible, or call us. We will arrange an appointment to view your property at your home or in one of our offices in Zurich, Geneva, Florence, Munich or Düsseldorf. You will then receive our auction estimates so that you can make your decision.How to sell at auction
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SELECTED RESULTS Watches
Vacheron & Constantin "Mercator", rare and exceptional wristwatch with a double retrograde time display, 1990s.
CHF 23 750
Audemars Piguet, rare and virtually new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar.
CHF 87 500
Audemars Piguet, very desirable and attractive Royal Oak, 2005.
CHF 31 250
Rolex, very attractive and rare Datejust with malachite dial, ca. 1976.
CHF 27 500
Rolex, very attractive and rare Lady's wristwatch with malachite dial, 2019.
CHF 27 500
Rolex, impressive and attractive Datejust, 2019.
CHF 37 500
Rolex, rare and very attractive Datejust, 1957.
CHF 13 750
Patek Philippe, almost like-new and attractive Calatrava Pilot Travel Time, 2020.
CHF 33 750
Patek Philippe, the only known Reference No. 1599 - possibly unique, 1944.
CHF 387 500
Audemars Piguet, extremely rare chronograph "Concours International Le Brassus", 1961.
CHF 104 000