Christie’s Geneva 11 November Rare Watches auction will offer collectors a selection of some truly extraordinary timepieces dating from the early 19th century to the present day. Comprising 214 lots consigned from some of the world’s greatest collections and over 85% from private owners, the sale will showcase several spectacular newly discovered and fresh to the market timepieces, important rarities as well as the most desired models of modern watch production from renowned Swiss watch houses. In a class of its own, the undoubted star of the auction is the legendary Henry Graves Jr. Patek Philippe yellow gold tonneau minute repeating wristwatch of 1927, sold to Henry Graves Jr. on 16 June 1928. The American multi-millionaire (1868-1953) was perhaps Patek Philippe’s greatest client of the first half of the 20th century (estimate: CHF3,000,000-5,000,000). Highlights will be on view in London, Dubai, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Taipei.