These 10 Patek Philippes are worth the flight to New York…

Do you find traditional methods of Christmas shopping too time-consuming? On 15 December, Antiquorum will hold a watch auction in the Big Apple comprising no fewer than 255 collector pieces – among which a number of Patek treasures can be found…

The lotlist for the auction held in ‘the Christmas city’ spans offerings from A. Lange & Söhne to Zenith. However, the stars of the show (which takes place at Antiquorum’s Third Avenue HQ) are three stunning Pateks, including a ref. 5016J Tourbillon with minute repeater and perpetual calendar, and a ref. 5213G Minute Repeater in white gold with a retrograde calendar (both estimated at 450,000 to 650,000 USD each). Completing the trio is a ref. 3979G Tourbillon with a black enamelled dial and minute repeater, estimated to achieve between 400,000 and 600,000 USD. Considering these prices, you could view the first-class flights to New York (and a few nights in the Waldorf Astoria) as a necessary expense. We’ve highlighted 10 choice Pateks below but, as usual, you can find the full lotlist in the Classic Driver Market.

10 exceptional Patek Philippes at Antiquorum’s New York sale