Sparkly Ladies Timekeepers and a Pocket Watch by John BennettThe next watch on the list (the eighth highest paid) is Chanel J 12 limited edition timekeeper sold for $293,000 which was more than two times over its estimated value. Even though it has an automatic mechanical movement, its biggest value lays in the multitude of precious stones which are paved all over its dial, case and bracelet. To be more exact,Rolex Replica Watches the number four watch in an immensely limited edition of only five pieces has 84 diamonds and 12 rubies on the dial, 46 rubies on the bezel, 74 on its case (which is by the way 38 mm wide) and lugs. Moreover, its white gold bracelet is covered with 100 diamonds and 360 rubies. All in all, the timekeeper from 2008 features the total diamond weight of 10 carats and the total of 30 carats of rubies.
The only pocket watch that finds its way on the top best priced watches at the Christie's December auction is a vintage timekeeper made by the renowned English watchmaker and horological theorist John Bennett who was also well known for his marketing skills and ability to sell his products. This particular timekeeper with minute repeater and perpetual calendar complications (including moon phase display) was made for Frederick Thoms. It is set in a hunter-type 18 K yellow gold case with the diameter of 62 mm and has a stylish off-white enamel dial signed by Willis. The functioning of the watch is based on a modified 20 lignes wide three-quarter plate movement by Roger Dubuis Swiss Replica. As it has been mentioned,Patek Philippe replica watches the watch with a two-directional winding crown includes a striking mechanism (with both grande and petite sonnerie) and a perpetual calendar (with displays for day, date, month, leap year and phases of the moon). The antique watch was sold for $269,000 thus heavily surpassing the original estimate which was in the range of between $70,000 and $100,000.
There was just one more timekeeper that managed to attract more than $200,000 (or, to be accurate, it got $221,000). Once again, the product in question is made with the diamond-studded 18 K white gold case (20 mm wide) and bracelet. It is Vacheron Constantin Reference 17701/710G timekeeper from 1998, otherwise known as Lady Kalla model (which by the way stems from earlier Kallista model). The rectangle-shaped watch with a relatively simple two hand mechanical movement with 17 jewels is completely paved with 108 emerald-cut diamonds with the approximate weight of 32.44 carats. This timekeeper also had a surprisingly high final price, since its value was estimated to $100,000-$150,000.