Today, most people are immersing themselves into the watchmaking world. As much as it has a lot of complexities, it is an exciting field. Watch auctions are gradually gaining popularity across the globe as more individuals are searching for rare and remarkable timepieces that make a statement. Buying a watch in an auction requires vigilance and adequate information on the brands and timepieces at the auction. Is it vintage or a pre-owned watch? Do you want to buy a hot brand at a fair price? It is essential to know what you want before you bid on that remarkable timepiece.

Below are two rare timepieces that are worth your time and money. They are the highlights of the recent Sotheby’s auction – now watch collectors have two more reasons to attend the event!

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Equation of time

This is a luxurious watch that is one-of-a-kind. The company no longer produces this model, thus making it a rare gem in the watchmaking industry and a sought-after item in the most renowned watch collections across the globe. The straps of the watch are made of crocodile leather with an 18ct gold folding clasp. Its crown and case are made in 18ct yellow gold with a sapphire crystal as well as a sapphire crystal case back. The dial is black and rose gold with an equation of time. The bezel has an engraving of the city’s latitude. The hour markers are presented as Roman numerals, while the hands are made of gold.

Apart from the usual watch function of displaying hours and minutes, this timepiece has the date display, the day of the week, the month, and the year indicator. Besides, the model indicates when the sun is at its peak position according to the location of the watch owner. It also has a perpetual calendar showing moon phases. It has a total of 41 jewels, a 40-hour power reserve, and an automatic self-winding system.

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Equation of Time

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Audemars Piguet Grand Complication Pocket Watch

When it comes to classic timepieces, Audemars Piguet is the name of elegance and style. Audemars Piguet Grand Complication Pocket Watch is a simple yet complicated round pocket watch. Its case is yellow gold with a sapphire crystal, which is scratch resistant, and a fixed bezel. The crown is strategically placed at the top of the watch for easy winding and setting. It is an analog timepiece with a hand-winding movement. Its dial is white with black and gold pointers, while the hour markers are in Arabic numerals. Being a chronograph watch with a perpetual calendar, it has several functions. Apart from displaying time, it indicates the date, the day of the week, the month, and the year, and shows the moon phases. It also points out when a leap year occurs. Furthermore, it has a minute and second repeater.

Audemars Piguet Grand Complication Pocket Watch

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These are the extremely rare and valuable items currently sold at Sotheby’s. But it’s not necessary to possess such a luxurious item to be a proud owner of a genuine luxury watch. Find hundreds of rare and exceptional timepieces in our store. Midtown Watch is here to cover all your needs. We offer inexpensive ways to acquire luxurious watches, including some rare pocket watches.