New York – Christie’s is proud to conclude its impressive spring live watch auction roster with the dynamic Rare Watches and Exceptional Complications New York live sale, on Tuesday, June 7th.
With a consolidated offering of 169 lots, the selection is tailored to the discerning eye with fresh to market timepieces spanning unique, complicated and historically relevant lots. Important Private Collections comprise the main offerings, with watches in unrivaled condition and variety. Esteemed manufacturers include A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Omega, Patek Philippe, Heuer, IWC, Universal Genève, Vacheron Constantin, Rolex and more.
This sale outpaces the rest with more than 15 rare Tourbillon models, Limited Edition discoveries, including a set of four rare Automatic Patek Philippe World Time Wristwatches appearing for the first time at auction in set reference 5130 (top right), and historically significant watches that date back to provenance of American Aviator Charles Lindbergh (top middle), President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Mr. Henry Graves’.
Further highlights are included below. To view the E-Catalogue, click here. The entirety of the sale browsing is now live here: Christies NY Important Watches
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