Fine watches and jewelry dazzle bidders at Miller & Miller auction held November 23rd in Canada
An 18kt gold ring claw-set with a 4.25-carat solitaire diamond graded VS1 for clarity and K-L for color sold for $33,040 and a superb men's Patek Philippe 5110P "World Time" platinum wristwatch brought $29,500 to take top lot honors.
By: Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd.
The men's Patek Philippe 5110P "World Time" platinum wristwatch featured a deployant clasp, Guilloche center dial, skeleton caseback and marked 33 jewel movement. It came in the original mahogany presentation box with inlaid brass Calatrava lid. The 18kt gold ring claw-set with a 4.25-carat solitaire diamond exhibited good-medium cut and came with a certificate of appraisal.
The sale – 335 lots in all – boasted luxury watches by famous makers like Omega, Rolex, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Omega, Tag Heuer and others, plus an exquisite selection of equally luxurious jewelry items, by names such as Cartier, Sabbadini and Birks, plus Art Deco and period jewels. Many of the jewelry items featured high-quality golds, diamonds, tanzanite and colored stones.
"Clearly the market for more antique pieces is hot right now," said Roberta Bielak, a Miller & Miller Auctions, Ltd. jewelry specialist and Fellow of the Canadian Gemological Association.
Justin Miller of Miller & Miller added, "The market demand for both vintage and contemporary luxury watches by brands like Patek Philippe, Rolex and Omega continues to strengthen with no signs of slowing anytime soon. We observed many younger hands in the air when watches came up for bid. Young gentlemen didn't hesitate to spend $2,000 to $3,000 on a vintage timepiece."
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