PATEK PHILIPPE CALIBER 89 PASSED AT SOTHEBY’S SPRING 2017 AUCTION
If there was one reason to attend the Sotheby’s auction this season at the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva, it was for the horological behemoth that is the Patek Philippe Caliber 89.
The news, as it was first broken by www.watchesbysjx.com, reports that once the timepiece was brought onto the table, the auctioneer managed to get things going and brought bids all the way up to CHF6.45M. But no further. And, therefore, the sale was passed. Why? Because Sotheby’s lower estimate for the piece started at CHF6.5M. A mark which the Cal. 89 did not manage to hit this afternoon.