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    The ultra-rare platinum perpetual calendar chronograph from the collection of Eric Clapton.  UPDATE: THIS MADE 3.44 MILLION SWISS FRANCS

    Eric Clapton’s amazing timepiece will highlight Christie’s sale of important watches in Geneva on November 12.  The ultra-rare platinum perpetual calendar chronograph reference 2499/100 Patek Philippe masterpiece, estimated at SFr.2,500,000-4,000,000, leads a sale of 310 lots.  Other highlights include a unique platinum wristwatch, ref. 2458, made in 1952 for the legendary collector J.B. Champion estimated at  SFr.2,000,000-4,000,000 and a platinum chronograph wristwatch manufactured in 1946 (SFr.1,000,000-1,500,000).  Both pieces are by Patek Philippe.  The sale will feature a private collection of antique enamelled watches made for the Chinese market.

    Gerhard Richter’s 1994 oil on canvas Abstraktes Bild (809-4) from the collection of Eric Clapton will head Sotheby’s contemporary art evening auction in London on October 12.  UPDATE: It made £21,321,250, a new record for a work by a living artist.


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