Sotheby’s has just announced that it will launch a Patek Philippe Caliber Replica 89 on May 14, 2017 at the major watch auction in Geneva. The 89 was created by Patek Philippe to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary, and when it was revealed in 1989 it was the most complicated watch in the world. Only four were done, and nine were completed nine years later. The three had boxes of rose gold, white gold and platinum; the 89th caliber provided by Sotheby’s was the first to be completed, in a yellow gold box.
The complexity of Caliber 89 far outweighed the complexity of Graves, produced by Fake Patek Philippe Watches for banker Henry Graves and completed in 1933. In 2014, Sotheby’s auctioned an extraordinary volume of Graves’ work for about $ 24 million and still retains the record auction price ever recorded. Although Graves has 24 complications, the caliber 89 has 33.
Complications of Caliber 89 include a perpetual calendar, a rattrapante chronograph, and indications of some astronomical figures, including star charts, sunrise and sunset instructions, time equations, moon phases, and dates of Easter events.
The Caliber89 is a giant watch; it has a diameter of 88.2 mm and a thickness of 41.07 mm, and weighs 1.1 kg, as shown in yellow gold.
Interestingly, this appears to be the same as the Cheap Patek Philippe Caliber Replica Watches 89 gold sold by Christie’s last year through a private agreement. We assume that the consignor could not find the buyer at the then asking price ($ 11 million) and decided to buy a watch nearby. Prior to this, the most recent auction was in 2009, when the antique dealer traded at a price of $ 5,042,000. Sotheby’s has an estimate of $ 6.4- $ 9.9 million for the $ 89 caliber.
The watch will be on display in Dubai from March 14 to March 18 and will be on display in Hong Kong from March 31 to April 4, a watch we will pay close attention to.