Geneva Watch Auction Fest

Some speedmasters sold well over the last weekend. Some very rare examples fetched expected amounts, although the collecting community was agahst at some of the prices, these were very rare watches and not indicative of a general upswing. In fact it could be argued the 2915 sold a little below expectations.

I was unable to harvest pictures from Christies. This link might work for you


2915-1  Serial No 15’499’398 Sold for $115,000

This appears a fair example. Like all 2915’s the bezel must come under scrutiny. It would appear this one reflects buyers reticence to value these bezels. In the past I might have expected a -1 to go higher. The hands appear to be service replacements,

105.002-62 FAP Serial No 19’584’305 Sold for $12,198.

Very rare, and I expected this to go higher. there was a mix up in the catalog so that would not have helped. the hands appear later additions. The dial, from the photos, looks poor but is correct.

2998-2 Serial 19’834’724 Sold for $19,260.

A terrible buy. this watch either has a seamaster movement or a replaced back. I do not know of a 2998-2 with a movement this high.

145.012-67 Serial 26’071’721 Sold for $9630.

This has a vintage pulsations bezel. Unusual, but I am not sure worth any more than a good DO90.

145.022 Soyuz Serial 39’181’362 Sold for $38,520.

This sold for Just a little more than the Christies December 2015 one, and so the value seems stable for these very rare watches.


2998-1 Phillips

2998-1 Serial not shown, Sold for $86,900. This had a brown dial, a very good BASE1000 bezel, and a lollipop hand. This was a very high price, that reflected the demand for these three attributes. Without them, perhaps it was a $25,000 watch.


145.012-67 Serial not shown. Black racing dial. Sold for $74,100. Very, very rare. Some say 10 examples known.


145.022-69 Serial not shown. Grey Racing dial. Sold for $59,000. These are not as rare, but highly sought after. I have seen three others on the market.


145.022 made in 1991 for Sultan of Oman. Sold for $31,000. Not where I would choose to put my money.