Hart Davis Hart Auction Co. presented its first Auction of Finest & Rarest Watches on Friday, August 25th, 2023. 29 of the 30 lots sold, as the auction brought over $1.5million. The top lot of the day was the Akrivia AK-06, marking the first and highest price for an Akrivia sold at public auction.
One of only 25 pieces crafted by Swiss brand Akrivia, the AK-06 Stainless Steel marked the company’s debut on the auction stage. Estimated at $200,000-$300,000, this significant timepiece sold for $549,700.
The auction smartly featured a mix of iconic brands and contemporary independent watchmakers, with the latter category showing significant results. Grönefeld’s Remontoire 1941 sold for over $100,000, eclipsing its high estimate. Daniel Roth’s stylish limited edition Papillon garnered $59,750.
The company will announce plans for its second luxury watch auction in the near future.
Highlights from An Auction of Finest & Rarest Watches:
Lot 20: Grönefeld, Remontoire 1941, Constant Force, Stainless Steel, Salmon Dial (est. $60,000-90,000) $101,575
Lot 26: Akrivia AK-06, Stainless Steel (est. $200,000-300,000) $549,700
Lot 27: Daniel Roth Papillon, 10th Anniversary Limited Edition, White Gold (est. $32,000-48,000) $59,750
About Hart Davis Hart
Established in 2004 as a wine auction house, Hart Davis Hart has earned global recognition for its dedication to excellence and has become one of the world’s largest sellers of fine wine at auction. With its addition of luxury watch auctions, the company aims to combine its experience and commitment to quality to curate exquisite timepieces for discerning collectors.