Andy Warhol’s Patek Philippe watch auctioned by Christie’s
“Think rich, look poor.” Andy Warhol once said it, but he mustn’t have meant it when he put on his Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 570. It’s a classic watch, and this exact watch will go to the highest bidder at the next auction sale. Christie’s online auction in New York.
Showcasing a series of unrivaled timepieces, the auction is expected to offer a diverse range of wristwatches steeped in a rich history. From Patek Philippe to Rolex and Cartier, collectors will find more than a few enviable items on the auction block, June 8-22.
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At the forefront of the lot is the personal reference 570 of pop art legend Patek Philippe Calatrava. Warhol was an avid collector, having owned 300 watches. Expressing elegance and rarity, this particular wristwatch is made of 18k yellow gold and is estimated to sell for between $ 45,000 and $ 95,000.
Alongside Warhol’s story is a series of rare and exquisite wristwatches. Among them is the coveted Cartier Crash. The unique design of the time-bending watch is captivating. Resembling Salvador Dali The persistence of Memory, the design exudes surrealism and is suitable for any luxury art lover.
Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 570 by Andy Warhol
Other featured pieces include a steel Patek Philippe Nautilus 3800 encrusted with diamonds and an original tritium blue dial, a Patek Philippe calendar chronograph and a rare Patek Philippe reference 3990 calendar chronograph with a bezel set with diamonds and a black dial surrounded by diamond markers.
“We are delighted to close this fantastic spring 2021 auction series with an online sale in New York with pieces that perfectly match what customers expect and come to Christie’s for: rare watches that reveal a story and a unique story, ”said Rémi Guillemin, Christie’s watch specialist in a press release. “Animated pieces like the Cartier Crash and the Patek Philippe Reference 570 formerly owned by Andy Warhol will certainly excite our audiences and the most discerning collectors.
The auction will take place online on the Christie’s website from June 8-22, 2021. Learn more about the upcoming auction via the Christie’s website and see photos of the timepieces below.
Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph
Patek Philippe pocket watch with American calendar
Rolex Reference 6036, 1963 steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch
Style and beauty,
Photograph by: Hulton Deutsch / Getty; Courtesy of Christie’s