Assistant cataloger and online store manager, Amanda Kelly, found it very difficult to choose a favorite, especially since she has been writing so many watches, allowing her to better examine and learn about each one. In fact, her two favorites were watches she initially wrote up!
The runner up was the Jln. LeRoy à Paris, oversize enameled verge fusee for Turkish market, because of both the uniqueness of the shutter for the winding arbor and its overall aesthetic. This sold for $1,000 in the Fifth Annual Holiday Spectacular online auction that closed on December 5, 2019.
Her chosen favorite though, has to be the Vacheron & Constantin in cabriolet pair cases with beautiful enameled scenes. The whole watch was very aesthetically pleasing, and she had not seen such a beautifully enameled cabriolet style case before. Both scenes were beautiful though she’s partial to the mountainous castle scene. To top it off, the engraving detail to the bow, band, pendant, and bezel gave it that extra that really pushed it to its maximum attractiveness. She did not know our photographer, Ryan, had also chosen that one as this year’s favorite! As mentioned, it sold for $4,400 in our June 2, 2019 Live Auction.