Dubai – From this October, Christie’s Dubai will be re-launching their successful Watch sale, the only auction in this category to be held in the region, as part of their regular sale season. Breguet, Patek Philippe, Piguet, Bulgari, Chopard, Cartier, IWC, Rolex, Tag Heuer are among the brands represented by the 48 pieces to be offered with estimates from $1,000 to $80,000. With a combined value of around $1 million, the sale will be held immediately after the Part I sale on the evening of 29 October.
Frederic Watrelot, Christie’s watch specialist in Dubai, commented: “The sale is a response to repeated requests from clients in the region for Christie’s, the international market leaders in this category, to re-instate the successful watch auctions here in Dubai. Reflecting the taste of our Middle Eastern collectors, we have kept the sale small but perfectly formed, concentrating on leading brands at attractive prices.”
Michael Jeha, Managing Director Christie’s Middle East, commented: “We made a strategic decision to hire a regionally-based specialist 15 months ago, mirroring the successful formula we follow for our art sales. This ensures that Christie’s are able to source the best pieces available and understand the specific needs of our regional client base. We are delighted to re-introduce this additional sale category to our Middle Eastern sales.”
Highlights from the sale:
VACHERON CONSTANTIN. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD TONNEAU-SHAPED TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH REGULATOR DIAL AND POWER RESERVE.
SIGNED VACHERON CONSTANTIN, GENEVE MALTE TOURBILLON MODEL, MOVEMENT NO.5161488, CASE NO.1156779, CIRCA 2008. 50 mm. length.
CARTIER. A VERY FINE AND OVERSIZED 18K PINK GOLD SKELETONIZED WRISTWATCH WITH FLYING TOURBILLON, SIGNED CARTIER, "ROTONDE" MODEL, REF. W1580046, CASE 4, MOVEMENT NO. 44, CIRCA 2011. DIAMETER: 45mm.
BREGUET. A 18K VERY FINE AND RARE PINK GOLD TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
SIGNED BREGUET, HORLOGER DE LA MARINE, MARINE TOURBILLON CHRONOGRAPH MODEL, REF.5837, MOVEMENT NO.1171, CASE NO.961, CIRCA 2008. DIAMETER 43 mm.
ESTIMATE: $60,000 – 80,000
PANERAI. A VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL LIMITED SERIES TRIPLE BARREL CUSHION-SHAPED WATER-RESISTANT DUAL TIME WRISTWATCH WITH NIGHT AND DAY INDICATION, POWER RESERVE AND PERPENDICULAR ROTATING TOURBILLON. DIAMETER: 47MM.
AUDEMARS PIGUET. AN 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, DATE AND BRACELET. SIGNED AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK, REF. 4100BA, MOVEMENT NO. 216'318, CASE NO. B 43605-1167, CIRCA 1983. DIAMETER: 36MM
DIAL PRINTED WITH MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL MAKTOUM
ROLEX. A DLC COATED STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH BY PRO-HUNTER, STEALTH ISSUE IV. SIGNED ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA MODEL, REF. 116520, CASE NO. Z699333, CIRCA 2011. DIAMETER: 40MM.
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH . SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2592-1, MOVEMENT NO. 781'806, CASE NO. 2'604'274, MANUFACTURED IN 1958. DIAMETER: 33MM.
TAG HEUER. A RARE LIMITED EDITION STAINLESS STEEL SQUARE AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE.
SIGNED TAG HEUER, MODEL MONACO VINTAGE REF. CAW2113. CASE NO. EES1791, INDIVIDUAL NO.1892/2500, CIRCA 2009. LENGTH: 47mm
CARTIER, TANK BASCULANTE MECANIQUE.
A RARE STAINLESS STEEL REVERSIBLE WRISTWATCH NO. 75785 PB, CASE NO. 2390, CIRCA 1997. LENGTH: 38mm.
IWC. AN OVERSIZED STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH, MODEL PORTUGUESE F.A. JONES, REF. IW5442, CASE NO. 3116040 & 1331/3000, MANUFACTURED IN 2006. DIAMETER: 43mm
ROLEX, COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, REF. 116519. WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH PINK MOTHER-OF-PEARL DIAL. CASE K605693, MANUFACTURED IN 2001
BACK ENGRAVED WITH THE NATIONAL EMBLEM OF THE UAE. DIAMETER: 40mm
Notes to editors:
- Christie’s inaugural Part III Middle Eastern Art sale (online-only) will be open for bidding from 24 October to 11 November 2013
- Christie’s auction of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, takes place at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29 & 30, 2013, at 7.00pm
- Christie’s Watch sale will take place on Tuesday 29 October at 8.00pm
PRESS CONFERENCE AND VIEWING TIMES:
- Press Conference and Viewing: Sunday 27 October at 11.30am
- Viewing is open to the public at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel:
Sunday 27 October: 2pm to 10pm
Monday 28 October: 2pm to 10pm
Tuesday 29 October: 10am to 1.30pm (selected lots)
Wednesday 30 October: 10am to 12noon (selected lots)
- For catalogues and further information, please telephone +971 4425 5647
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