Watches and American Icons Auction on 21/6/17

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Christie’s Rare Watches and American Icons Auction 21st June brought in over 10,000,000 dollars when the hammer fell, the auction was held in New York, at Rockefeller Center with 250 timepieces on the day not bad for a days work. The watch theme for the auction was based on watches from American icons such as President Lyndon B, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and so on.

They was a couple of nice Paul Newman Daytona’s that always fetch good money but after the news of Paul Newman’s own personal watch coming up for sale soon by Philips Auctioneers and being the first auction after the news it failed to drive the Daytona’s prices up much. This may change after the ultimate Daytona goes for sale later this year 26th October.

The top performers of the day was the Richard Mille prototype RM 056  = $1,207,500
American Icons

Second: 14K Gold Paul Newman Daytona with “Lemon Dial” ref. 6264 = $871,500
Sell my Vintage Daytona

Third : Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Cartier Tank 14K Gold = $379,500
Sell cartier tank
Forth : Paul Newman Daytona Tiffany Dial ref. 6239 = $271,500
Sell Paul Newman Tiffany 6239

Fifth : Heuer Autavia ref. 3646 with Indianapolis Motor Speedway Logo Dial = $199,500

Sell Heuer Autavia

The buyer of the Cartier Tank was no other than Kim kardashian West that paid the whopping $379,500 the most expensive Cartier more than likely.  Vintage watches do not seem to be cooling off any time soon. You can check out some of the up and coming auctions with Christie’s