Christie’s highly anticipated end of season Important Watches Auction in New York brings 150 lots, all highly sought-after for their historical notoriety, fresh-to-market condition, and extreme rarity. Collections included are timepieces from important private collections as well as a curation of watches formerly belonging to notable American Icons, including writer Ernest Hemingway and astronaut Wally M. Shirra. Important timepieces are of both vintage and modern collectability and include an impressive array of Patek Philippe wristwatches, including an exceptionally rare reference 3450, retailed by Tiffany & Co., as well as the highly-complicated and exceptional reference 5016P. An array of other highlights includes a sought-after early stainless steel Rolex chronograph wristwatch, reference 3330, and a very attractive and unique skeletonized Breguet desk clock, manufactured at the height of the Art Deco period.
Holiday shipping deadlines
Please be advised Christie’s offices will be closed starting December 20, 2019 and will re-open on January 2, 2020. To receive your property before our offices close, please be aware of the following deadlines:
For international shipments, full and clear payment of both principal and shipping must be received by December 11, 2019. For domestic shipments, full and clear payment of both principal and shipping must be received by December 13, 2019.
If your shipment is unable to be booked by these dates, we will be happy to hold your property in storage and help make shipping arrangements in the new year.