Time on the Auction Block

Antiquorum will offer more than 400 rare and historically important timepieces at an auction held October 16 in New York?including a 1930 yellow gold Longines wristwatch owned by Albert Einstein (shown). Another greatly anticipated item is an A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Cuvette automatic, made in collaboration with German jewelry company Oeding- Erdel. “The Oeding piece is exactly what collectors look for; something rare, beautiful, and with an interesting story,” said Julien Schaerer, director and watch expert at Antiquorum USA. “It’s the piece I would want for myself.” The 1815 style pays homage to the birth year of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the brand’s legendary founder (estimate from $20,000 to $30,000). Other highlights include a 1956 Patek Philippe perpetual calendar wristwatch, featuring a square button chronograph and special tachometer, estimated from $800,000 to $1.2 million. (www.antiquorum.com)

—Alexandra Foster

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