Sotheby’s Auction of Amazing Vintage Timepieces

On December 11, 2019, Sotheby’s held an auction of more than 160 vintage and modern wristwatches with watches by Patek Phillippe and Rolex. It also included some very important timepieces from Cartier, Audemars Piguet and Jaeger-LeCoulture.

Three watches were offered among more than 270 exceptional timepieces including a Mellerio Pink Gold Rectangular Wristwatch previously in the collection of the late-actor Carrie Fisher – who is most well known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in Star Wars. The others include, a Rolex Ref 1675 GMT-Master Stainless Steel Wristwatch from renowned photographer Michael Ginsburg, who collaborated with publications such as New York Magazine, Life, and Newsweek and worked on the sets of major motion pictures such as Ghostbusters,The Big Chill and The Warriors; and a 1955 Patek Philippe Ref 2508, Stainless Steel Center Seconds Wristwatch from the collection of classical guitarist Angel Romero.

Mellerio | A Pink Gold Rectangular Wristwatch, Circa 1975


Rolex | Ref 1675 GMT-Master, A Stainless Steel Automatic Dual Time Wristwatch With Date And Bracelet, Circa 1972


Patek Philippe | Ref 2508, A Stainless Steel Center Seconds Wristwatch, Made In 1955

Patek Philippe

Photographer Michael Ginsburg on the set of Fort Apache, The Bronx with actor Ed Asner wearing his Rolex GMT-Master.

Ed Asner wearing his Rolex GMT-Master

All of these watches were on display at Sotheby’s galleries in New York City and available online for viewing and bidding.

For more information on these watches and the others in the auction you can go to

Sotheby’s next watch auction will be in the early spring of 2020.

About Sotheby’s:

Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744. Sotheby’s became the first international auction house when it expanded from London to New York (1955), the first to conduct sales in Hong Kong (1973), India (1992) and France (2001), and the first international fine art auction house in China (2012). Today, Sotheby’s has a global network of 80 offices in 40 countries and presents auctions in 10 different salesrooms, including New York, London, Hong Kong and Paris. Sotheby’s BidNow program also allows visitors to view all auctions live online and place bids from anywhere in the world. Sotheby’s offers collectors the resources of Sotheby’s Financial Services , the world’s only full-service art financing company, as well as the collection, artist, estate & foundation advisory services of its subsidiary, Art Agency, Partners . Sotheby’s presents private sale opportunities in more than 70 categories, including S|2, the gallery arm of Sotheby’s Global Fine Art Division, and three retail businesses: Sotheby’s Wine ,Sotheby’s Diamonds , and Sotheby’s Home , the online marketplace for interior design.

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