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Czapek has announced the acquisition of watch No 535 at Sotheby’s Important watch auction, May 2018 This timepiece, made by Patek, Czapek & Cie in 1842 is a very rare and early yellow gold open faced stem winding cylinder watch.
The purchase was made possible by the joint efforts of twenty Czapek & Cie shareholders It represents a historic moment for the company on its way to re-establishing Francois Czapek’s name and fame and contribute creatively to the world of independent high-end watchmaking. The auction took place on May 13 at Sotheby’s in Geneva The lot was bought for 65,000 Swiss Francs after a long bidding process with fellow collectors Patek, Czapek & Cie’s Reference No.
535 is a rare horological treasure In 1839, Francois Czapek and Anton de Patek launched a six-year-long joint watchmaking business Patek, Czapek & Cie is thought to have produced approximately two hundred watches per year.
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