CONTROVERSIAL HAILE SELASSIE PATEK PHILIPPE 2497 SELLS FOR CHF2.9 MILLION
The same Patek Philippe, ref. 2497 that Christie’s had to pull out from their November 2015 catalog when a dispute was filed towards its ownership, has been sold today for a cool CHF 2,911,500. There was a bit of a two way bidding war on the ground with the auctioneer permitting odd increments in 20 and 30 thousands. Eventually the hammer fell and, of course, the watch finally sold.