“The Magpie’s Treasure Nest Clock,” made by Patek Philippe in 1992, sold for ($2.5 million) HK$18.04 million, compared with a presale high estimate of HK$5 million. The clock was the most expensive lot in the Sotheby’s fine watches sale held on April 7 in Hong Kong that raised HK$221.5 million, the most ever for a Sotheby’s sale of timepieces.
'PATEK PHILIPPE ‘THE HUMMINGBIRD CAGE CLOCK’ With a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1992 and sale on January 31st, 1994. The Extract additionally states that the clock has diamonds weighing 47.96 carats, blue sapphires weighing 22.57 carats, yellow sapphires weighing 77.17 carats, emeralds weighing 0.24 carats and tourmaline weighing 12.12 carats.
Patek Philippe Elephant Watergames | Lot | Sotheby's A MAGNIFICENT YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD, SILVER, DIAMONDS, RUBIES, JASPER, GREEN AGATE, OBSIDIAN, TOURMALINE, QUARTZ AND ROCK CRYSTAL PRESENTATION TABLE CLOCK MADE IN 1991 lot | Sotheby's