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About Christie's Watch Shop

At Christie’s, we recognize that collectors are often looking for a specific watch, or are seeking to buy or sell a timepiece outside of the auction season. Christie’s Watch Shop is a tailored and bespoke private sales process through which our dedicated team of watch specialists work one-on-one with you to either source or sell timepieces in the strictest confidence, utilizing our global network of collectors and dealer relationships.

Christie’s Watch Shop specialists are available for appointments and hold private selling exhibitions worldwide, displaying a wide selection of the finest vintage and modern timepieces from Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet and Vacheron Constantin, among others.

We invite you to contact us for confidential discussions should you wish to purchase a specific timepiece, or sell watches through the Watch Shop team.

Available for Private Sale

Explore a selection of watches currently available for Private Sale

  • F.P. Journe. Chronomètre á Résonance no. 39/99-01R

    Circa: 2000
    Case Material: Platinum
    Diameter: 40mm
    Bracelet/strap Size: 8.5 inches
    Dial: Ruthenium-plated 18k gold dial
    Movement: Manual, resonance-controlled twin independent movements
    Functions: Time, two time-zones, and power reserve
    Accessories: F.P. Journe box, outer box, service box, leather wallet, travelling case, polishing cloth, loupe, watchmaker’s tool, certificate of origin, F.P. Journe hat, F.P. Journe gloves, letter from F.P. Journe stating retail price of watch, F.P. Journe comic book Story of F.P. Journe, sealed F.P. Journe collection book, F.P. Journe Steel Time book by Sabrier and Rigot, sealed F.P. Journe notebook, F.P. Journe loupe, and LineSport loupe with polishing cloth

    François-Paul Journe (born in Marseille in 1967) graduated from the Paris School of Watchmaking in 1976 and immediately joined forces with his uncle, a noted restorer of antique timepieces. Before creating his own complete line of wristwatches, Journe restored some of the world's most important historical timepieces, devised and built unique pocket watches to order, and designed and made complications for prestigious watch brands.

    In 1996, Journe established a workshop in Geneva, designing and making watch mechanisms for other brands. Three years later, in 1999, he launched his own watches under the label "F.P. Journe Invenit et Fecit".

    The Chronomètre à Résonance model was launched in 2000, the only wristwatch in the world based on resonance, a natural physical phenomenon. The two balances are synchronized by means of the resonance effect and naturally beat alternately. The negative effects of wrist and body movements are hence considerably reduced.

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  • Girard Perregaux. Limited Edition, Flying Tourbillon, Sea Hawk II Pro

    Circa: 2006
    Case Material: 18k Pink Gold
    Diameter: 44mm
    Bracelet/strap Material: Girard Perregaux strap with Girard Perregaux 18k pink gold buckle
    Bracelet/strap Size: 9 inches
    Dial: Black
    Movement: Manual
    Functions: Flying Tourbillon, Power Reserve
    Caliber: GP: 14’’’
    Accessories: Girard Perregaux Certificate of Authenticity, Girard Perregaux presentation box, Girard Perregaux envelope with product literature and outer packaging.

    This special edition watch, named “Challenger of Record” was produced in a limited edition of 32 pieces in 18k pink gold. It was dedicated to the Golden Gate Yacht Club, current holder of the America's Cup won by its racing team Oracle Team USA., and is equipped with the sophisticated flying tourbillon housed in a thick 20.96mm case which is water-resistant to 1000 meters. The complexity of the movement makes this watch one of the most exceptional horological masterpieces ever made and at the same time one of the most efficient diver’s watches in existence.

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  • Breguet. Automatic World-Time, Ref. 5717, Hora Mundi Model

    Circa: 2011
    Case Material: 18k Pink Gold
    Diameter: 44mm
    Bracelet/strap Material: Breguet strap, Breguet 18k Gold buckle
    Bracelet/strap Size: 8 inches
    Dial: Silvered
    Movement: Automatic
    Functions: World-time, day/night and city indications, moon phase
    Caliber: 77F0
    Accessories: Breguet undated Certificate of Origin, product literature, Breguet presentation box and outer packaging.

    This impressive world-time watch houses the caliber 77F0 which has approximately 55 hours of power reserve. To be able to see the automatic movement through the sapphire crystal case back is an added bonus, showcasing an attractive pink gold rotor with guilloche engraving. When looking at the dial, it is no less spectacular. With classic Breguet looks it is a modern marvel for the experienced traveler. By pressing the pusher at 8 o’clock, the time zone instantly changes between two time zones and AM/PM changes are tracked accordingly.

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  • Hublot. Large Skeletonized, Tourbillon, Baguette Diamond Bezel, Classic Fusion Model

    Circa: 2014
    Case Material: 18k Pink Gold
    Diameter: 46mm
    Bracelet/strap Material: Brown
    Bracelet/strap Size: 9 inches
    Dial: Skeletonized
    Movement: Manual
    Functions: Tourbillon
    Accessories: Hublot International Warranty, Product literature, Hublot presentation box and outer packaging, tie-tag.

    With an in-house movement produced by Hublot, the classic fusion tourbillon model is a large and impressive watch, made even more desirable by its attractive baguette diamond bezel. The bezel stands out against the 18k pink gold case but also against the skeletonized dial. The result is a sporty, yet elegant timepiece, worthy of any occasion and an asset to one’s collection. Offered here in its sealed bag mint and complete.

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  • Patek Philippe. Ref. 5970R-001

    Circa: 2007
    Case Material: 18k pink gold
    Diameter: 40mm
    Bracelet/Strap Size: 8.75 inches
    Dial: Silvered, baton numerals, three subsidiary dials, date
    Movement: Manual, Cal. CH 27-70 Q, stamped with the Geneva seal, 24 jewels
    Functions: Perpetual calendar, chronograph
    Accessories: Patek Philippe leather envelope, product literature, certificate of origin confirming date of sale on August 2, 2007, additional solid case back, setting pin, tie-tag, Patek Philippe presentation slipcase, and Patek Philippe presentation box

    Reference 5970 was introduced to the market at the Basel Fair in April 2005 and replaced the celebrated reference 3970. The model immediately enjoyed great popularity amongst collectors and was available in white gold or pink gold only until 2007 when the production of these two versions ceased. Reference 5970 in yellow gold was in production only in 2008. Since 2008, the model was available exclusively in platinum.

    At the 2011 Basel Fair, the reference 5970 was replaced by the smaller reference 5270 which additionally has a day/night indication on the dial, as well as a separate leap year cycle and is equipped with the in-house caliber CH 29-535 PS Q.

    Reference 5970 is the last perpetual calendar chronograph of the company featuring the Geneva seal on the movement as Patek Philippe began stamping their movements with the Patek Philippe Seal from mid-2009 as a new quality benchmark for its mechanical timepieces. Despite having been manufactured in recent years, reference 5970 is already today considered a great classic and will not only provide enormous pleasure on its future owner's wrist, but will also be a pillar in any collection focusing on Patek Philippe's history of complicated wristwatches.

    The watch presently offered is single-sealed in its original plastic Patek Philippe sleeve.

Exhibition information

A Curated Private Selling Exhibition: Patek Philippe Vintage Watches

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