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I seem to recall that the 1158 CHN (first execution) sold for around $35,000 at the Heuer Parade.
This seems generally consistent with the Bonhams 1158 CHN (also first execution), fetching $57,500, on the bracelet. These bracelets are super rare; have a lots of gold; involve a lot of craftsmanship . . . on a head-to-head basis, I'm not sure that the Bonhams result was significantly different than what we saw in the Heuer Parade.
Of course, on these watches, an inspection in-the-metal is essential, to properly value the watches, as the slightest difference in the finish or other details can result in significant discount or premium.
: I’m sure you are right Jeff, although I was in the room... the SN
: dato looked poor result and anything with a bracelet including
: the Siffert and Angolan were weak. From the look of it and
: comparing to the Phillips Heuer Parade you are better off
: selling a PVD Monaco or a 1158CHN Carrera at Bonhams then! Or
: maybe the conclusion is just rare stuff is doing great in
: general but the average stuff or lesser known grails are
: unwanted by uber collectors?
: Who knows, all over the place in reality if you try and draw
: definitive conclusions.
: b]I'm not sure that I see the hand of TAG Heuer behind this one.