On December 12, Iconeek’s second online auction – Timeless and Iconic Timepieces II – will feature unique watch finds to appeal to watch enthusiasts at all collection levels. The timepieces will include attractions such as Audemars Piguet, Omega, Patek Philippe, Piaget and Rolex – with never-before-seen pieces – and a wide selection of vintage and collectible brands for those looking for something a little different.
Speedmaster Ref. CK2915-1 © Omega
Since its inception eight years ago, Iconeek has grown into a hybrid house of vintage and pre-loved watches. The company combines the sale of timepieces in its physical salon at Place Longemalle in Geneva with online sales and live online auctions.
From the start, Iconeek’s founders, Fabien and Vanessa Chicha, noticed how much their customers appreciated the privacy and discretion that a small pre-owned watch business could offer. With 25 years of experience in the auction world, this inspired Fabien to launch live online auctions where customers can bid from the comfort of their own homes online or over the phone, in complete privacy.
Learn more about the next auction
The live online auction will be broadcast on two platforms: Drouot for Europe and Invaluable for the rest of the world. It is also possible to register directly via the Iconeek site or by telephone (with pre-registration). For those who are in Geneva, there will also be a physical preview between Monday December 6 and Saturday December 11.
So now that you have all the details, let’s take a look at some of the magical pieces that will go under the hammer.
Railmaster Ref. CK2914-4 © Omega
Omega Holy Trinity
Several Omega timepieces can be found in the auction, including a 1958, Ref. CK2915-1 in excellent condition with a slightly faded dial. A similar 1957 piece with a tropical dial recently broke the record for the most expensive Omega ever to be auctioned at $ 3.4 million. The estimate for this sale is CHF 120,000 to 220,000.
Continuing with Omega, there will also be a rare Omega Railmaster, Ref. CK2914-4 from 1962 (Estimate CHF 12,000 to 18,000) and an Omega Seamaster 300, Ref. CK2913-8, a rare military wristwatch from 1961 that was delivered to the Peruvian Air Force (Estimate CHF 18,000 – 28,000), creating an Omega “Holy Trinity” that will delight collectors of the brand.
Seamaster 300 Ref. CK2913-8 © Omega
Omega fans will also be surprised to discover two prototypes: The Omega Seamaster “The Orange” Ref. ST145.019, a perhaps unique stainless steel chronograph with a light brown dial with bright orange counters from 1970 and a red version nicknamed “The Cherry”, Ref. ST 145.019 which was part of a small batch delivered to Noman M. Morris Corporation and produced to test new dial and color configurations. (Estimates: CHF 20,000 – 40,000 each).
Seamaster “L’Orange” Ref. ST145.019 and Seamaster “The Cherry” Ref. ST145.019 © Omega
Everyone loves a Rolex
From Rolex there will be a fine stainless steel “Red Submariner”, Ref. 1680, 1974, among others. This automatic steel diving wristwatch with date is delivered with a bracelet, a case and a guarantee (Estimate: CHF 18,000 – 28,000)
“Red submariner” Ref. 1680 © Rolex
Jewelery watches from Patek Philippe and Piaget
And for those with their eyes open for jewelry watches, there are two exceptional pieces for sale. The first is a rare and very unusual 18k rose gold lady’s secret watch Patek Philippe, circa 1935 (Estimate CHF 3,000 and 5,000) and the second is a Piaget Limelight watch set with diamonds in 18k white gold, circa 1970. (Estimate 6,000 – 8,000).
Secret watch © Patek Philippe
This small selection is only part of a number of timepieces that will be presented at the auction, which is already generating enthusiasm in the collecting community.
Spotlight © Piaget
By the way, it is also interesting to note that Iconeek’s first auction of 156 lots reached sales of CHF 1.2 million with record prices achieved for an Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 (CHF 48,000) and a tourbillon. Daniel Roth (CHF 75,000). More than 70% of the lots have been sold, testifying to the passion, know-how and love of sharing that Fabien and Vanessa have for watchmaking, as well as their advisers Isabelle Boer-Bardy and Marie Stauffer. But don’t take my word for it, sign up and see for yourself!