• Press release
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  • New York
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  • For immediate release
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  • 4 May 2017

Christie's New York Watches



JULY 13 – 23, 2017

New York – Christie’s Watches New York announces an unprecedented Patek Philippe Private Sale Exhibition and Pop-Up event series, from July 13 – 23, 2017. Throughout this time, Christie’s will offer a range of exquisite vintage watches for immediate purchase, complemented by unique events, lectures, and viewings to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime occasion.

More than 300 Patek Philippe watches will be offered for sale, from time-only watches to grand complications with prices ranging from $5,000 to over $5,000,000. The selection will be on public view in Christie’s 20 Rockefeller Center Galleries, alongside a display of 100 Patek Philippe pieces to be sold concurrently in a dedicated online auction.

During this time, Christie’s galleries will also display 20 historically important and rare Patek Philippe Watches on loan from global private collections, including many rare models never before seen in public or in horological literature. Additional dates and details to come Spring 2017.

John Reardon, Christie’s International Head of Watches: “As the world comes together in NYC to celebrate all things Patek Philippe this summer, it is our pleasure to present a curated selection of vintage watches for sale that tell the story of the brand from its earliest days through the modern era. The amazing thing about this exhibition is that people will learn about vintage Patek first hand, try on celebrated historic references on their wrists, and study the watches in a relaxed and elegant setting. It will not only be a chance for individuals to learn about vintage watches but it will also be a chance to buy and own superlative examples from Patek Philippe.”

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2017 that totalled £5.1 billion / $6.6 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.