Artcurial’s “Le Temps est Féminin” auction featured an exclusive selection of 82 timepieces from the best watch brands, chosen for their condition, rarity and quality. The total of the sale, including fees, was USD 517,937, selling 57% of the lots presented.
Lot 554 : Cartier, N° 31617, 1939. A platinum and diamond set manual winding lady’s wristwatch, sold for 83,341 $ USD.
Lot 574 : Van Cleef & Arpels, N° 10372, 1950. A 18k yellow gold manual winding lady’s wristwatch, rubies and diamond set, sold for 50,600 $ USD.
Lot 527 : Patek Philippe, Ref. 3395/1 , n° 1249180 / 2705029, 1974. A 18k white gold and diamond set manual winding lady’s wristwatch, soit 437% variation between the low estimate and the final result (9,227 $ USD).
Lot 505 : Cartier Navette, n° 26245 / 1776.26245.03253, 1930. A 18k platinum, 18k yellow gold, enamel and onyx manual winding lady’s wristwatch, or 241% variation between the low estimate and the final result (31,253 $ USD).
Lot 559 : Piaget Polo, ref. 15201 C701, n° 443735, 1985. A 18k yellow gold quartz lady’s wristwatch, or 228% variation between the low estimate and the final result (3,006 $ USD).
BREAKDOWN BY BRANDS
On the top step of the podium, with a watch sold for 83,341 $ USD, average per lot 14,653 $ USD.
In third place with a watch sold for 40,182 $ USD, average per lot 9,453 $ USD.
Van Cleef @ Arpels
On the second step of the podium, with a 50,600 $ USD watch, average per lot.
These three brands represent total proceeds of 354,529 $ USD, or more than 68% of total sales.
AVERAGE PRICE PER LOT
Given the number of lots, 82 in total, including 35 unsold lots, the average price of a lot was 11,020 $ USD.
This sale once again demonstrated the dynamism of the auction market, with the following brands in the top three: Cartier, Piaget and Van Cleef & Arpels