Yesterday’s sale of Important Watches at Sotheby’s Geneva realised a grand total of CHF 9,028,625 / US$ 9,753,624, setting three new world auction records for wristwatches by Patek Philippe.  An exquisite and possibly unique wristwatch by Patek Philippe, previously from the collection of legendary guitarist Eric Clapton, soared to CHF 406,000 / US$ 438,602 this afternoon. Among the finest wristwatches on offer during the auction, this pink gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases, reference 5970, is the reflection of the exacting standards of Eric Clapton – one of the greatest watch collectors of our time. This watch is noteworthy for its probably unique dial, featuring Breguet numerals: according to our research, today marked the first time a 5970 with this configuration was offered at auction. This remarkable feature, along with a gold brick bracelet

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