News | Entertainment
26 Feb 2017 12:05
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Olympic Games
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Eric Clapton's watch sells for 2.3m

    Eric Clapton's Patek Philippe watch has sold at auction for £2.3 million and was bought by an Asian private collector.


    Eric Clapton's watch has sold at auction for £2.3 million.

    The 'Wonderful Tonight' singer acquired the timepiece, made by Swiss luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe, 10 years ago and yesterday (13.11.12) an Asian collector bought it for the expensive sum at London auction house Christie's.

    Christie's spokesman Cristiano de Lorenzo said: "The Eric Clapton watch was bought by an Asian private collector."

    He added that the buyer had been in the room.

    Eric's Patek Philippe, made in Geneva in 1987, has a perpetual calendar with moon phases, as well as windows The lot was part of Christie's semi-annual Geneva sale and the top lot at the seven-hour auction was another platinum chronograph by Patek Phlippe, made in 1952 for legendary American collector JB Champion.

    It fetched £2.5 million and set a new world record for a watch without complications, or features beyond the display of hours, minutes and seconds, which was bought by investment watch fund Precious Time.

    Last year, Eric sold more than 70 of his guitars at charity auction, raising £1.35 million for his Crossroads drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre in Antigua.

    © 2017 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     26 Feb: Cheryl has confirmed her pregnancy with a photoshoot baring her baby bump
     26 Feb: Mariah Carey has congratulated ex-husband Nick Cannon on the birth of his son Golden Sagon Cannon
     25 Feb: Kim Kardashian West writes a letter to her children each year
     25 Feb: David Beckham broke his tooth during the family ski trip
     25 Feb: Anais Gallagher gives Brooklyn Beckham dating advice
     25 Feb: Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are working hard on their relationship
     25 Feb: Nick Cannon has welcomed a baby boy
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Stormers too strong for Bulls at Newlands More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    KiwiRail counts the cost of the quake More...



     Today's News

    Health & Safety:
    Former Silver Fern Dalton gravely ill 11:57

    Cricket:
    Guptill, Patel added to NZ ODI squad 11:47

    Sports:
    Search resumes for missing Sounds diver 11:27

    Soccer:
    Phoenix thrilled with Brisbane upset 11:27

    Accident and Emergency:
    Port Hills hot spots being monitored 10:57

    Rugby:
    Stormers too strong for Bulls at Newlands 10:07

    Soccer:
    Wood bags 20th league goal for Leeds Utd 9:27

    Golf:
    Ko improves to 15th at LPGA Thailand 8:17

    Politics:
    Finlayson heads to Singapore, Malaysia 8:07

    Environment:
    Savea lauds Canes but demands consistency 7:57


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd