May 13, 2016

Talking Pieces of Sotheby’s Important Watch Auction Spring 2016

Tags: Important Watch Auction, Patek Philippe, Pedro Reiser, Ref. 1504, Rieussec Chronograph, Sotheby's, TAG Heuer, Universal, Vacheron Constantin

For our final coverage of the main highlights presented by the 3 main auction houses, we will now focus on the talking pieces presented by Sotheby's with Pedro Reiser, Deputy Director of the Watches Department.

There are naturally many wrist watches and few interesting pocket watches featured in this auction, but we will start with an amazing bird cage from 1825 with a musical automaton realised by Bautte & Moynier. And we follow with the ancestor of the chronograph as Sotheby's is putting a very rare example of the Nicolas Mathieu Rieussec up for auction. Though today there is a little rivalry and serious discussions as to whom was the inventor of the chronograph, this example of the inking chronograph was used to time horse races in the mid 1820's.

The actual auction will be held on Saturday the 14th in Geneva and if you want to know more about all the lots on auction or even participate and bid online, don't hesitate to visit Sotheby's website.

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  • Sb Sb

    Sb Sb

    Best channel

    Jan 10, 2018

  • Gold grinder

    Gold grinder

    Highly annoying background music. i couldn't even finish watching the whole video

    Aug 20, 2016

  • bill nanson

    bill nanson

    "Only two known to the market - this being one of them!" LOL!!!

    Jun 07, 2016

  • LJ L

    LJ L

    terrible background music geez

    May 19, 2016

  • Dear Kate

    Dear Kate

    I just got into the British School of Watchmaking and I hope that one day you will feature my watches in your videos!

    May 15, 2016

  • zhengbq


    He sounds like he is about to fall asleep.

    May 15, 2016

  • Amintas Neto

    Amintas Neto

    Love this type of vid boys. Really helps educate all about such unique timepieces. Please keep it coming

    May 14, 2016

  • Alex Spizman

    Alex Spizman

    That Universal is amazing!

    May 13, 2016

  • German Russian

    German Russian

    Beautiful content

    May 13, 2016

  • Darkvine


    Croaky voice, psychedelic music, monty python animation, ... Savage video man :D

    May 13, 2016

  • Roelf van der Merwe

    Roelf van der Merwe

    Your last few videos have been awesome! I love your channel!

    May 13, 2016

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