Tales from the East
March 20, 2023 – An unbelievably rare Patek Philippe watch that was owned by the last emperor of China’s Qing dynasty, and worn through his five years as a captive of the Soviets in Siberia, is going to be up for auction this year! As potentially one of the rarest and most significant watches to come to auction, you’re going to need more than your pocket money for this one, with a potential sale price north of seven figures.
Aisin-Gioro Puyi obtained the watch somewhere after it was created by Patek Philippe in 1937. The timepiece is in itself a rare marvel without the amazing backstory, the Reference 96 Quantieme Lune was complex, with a moon phase and a triple calendar!