NEWS: All watches sell at Sotheby’s auction of Robin Williams’ collectionCameron Wong
Last month, we filled you guys in on “6 oddball watches of an oddball comedian”, following the announcement that Sotheby’s would be auctioning various collections of art, furniture and watches that Robin Williams shared with his second wife, Marsha Garces Williams.
Well, the results are in, and wrapping up the New York auction with a sale total of just over $6 million USD, the majority of the 310 lots sold. As we expected, all 44 watches sold for more than their auction estimates. The biggest earner was a gold-plated rectangular quartz Hamilton that Williams wore during filming of Dead Poets Society, which sold for $32,500 USD after an estimate of $1000 – $2000 USD. The most expensive, selling for $52,500 USD, was a white gold Franck Muller minute repeating tourbillon, which had an initial estimate of $25,000 – $35,000 USD.
Below we’ve listed a few of our favourites, as well as the results of our 6 oddball picks. But for the full list, be sure to visit the Sotheby’s site.
Lot 118 Azimuth
Estimate $500 – $1000 USD. Sold $3500 USD
Lot 119 Ikepod Hemipode
Estimate $500 – $1500 USD. Sold $7500 USD
Lot 129 Alain Silberstein Triple Calendar and Moonphase
Estimate $2000 – $3000 USD. Sold $7500 USD
Lot 130 Corum Bubble Night Flyer
Estimate $1000 – $1500 USD. Sold $4000 USD
Lot 131 TAG Heuer Microtimer
Estimate $400 – $800 USD. Sold $4000 USD
Lot 142 Girard-Perregaux Sea Hawk II
Estimate $2500 – $5000 USD. Sold $5625 USD
Lot 150 IWC Big Pilot Platinum Blue
Estimate $12,000 – $18,000 USD. Sold $27,500 USD
Lot 117 Doxa SUB 5000T Seaconqueror Sharkhunter
Estimate $150 – $300 USD. Sold $4375 USD