Anthony Bourdain’s Watch Collection Is Up For Auction

Celebrated chef and personality Anthony Bourdain’s eclectic watch collection has just popped up for sale at iGavel Auctions.

The watches are part of a larger collection of pieces from the late chef’s estate that you can bid on until October 30. A statement on iGavel gives you the full low down of the offering;

“This auction showcases nearly 200 lots that Anthony Bourdain personally acquired during his life and it includes some of his most valued possessions: artwork, books, home and decorative furnishings, knives, wristwatches, apparel and more.”

Although there are only eight watches available, the collection does include two Rolexes and a Patek Philippe. The jewel in the crown is the stylish Panerai Radiomir wristwatch, currently slated to go for the highest price at (just) US$11,500, while the square TAG Heuer Monaco is currently listed at US$10,000. 

Other highlights include a J Jacot Locle Coin Silver pocket watch (US$1,700), the ever-sophisticated Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Blue Dial (US$10,000) and a vintage 1930 Rolex 9-karat Rose Gold watch (US$3,700) that Bourdain most likely inherited from his father.

While the majority of money raised will go to his family, 40 per cent will be donated to a scholarship in his name at The Culinary Institute of America, helping preserve Bourdain’s legacy while continuing to assist new chefs pursue their dreams.

Watches aren’t your thing? How about Anthony Bourdain’s chef’s knife and vinyl collection? Both are also available to purchase in the same auction.