Event Date13 May 11:00 AM CEST | Live auction 21981

Rare Watches

Rare Watches

Sale Overview

Following the success of the Geneva 2022 November Watches auctions, with a combined total of 55’548’348 CHF and respective sell through rates of 100% and 99.11%, Christie’s is proud to present the May Rare Watches auction.

Curated by an international team of passionate specialists, the Geneva sale will offer wristwatches of the upmost rarity and desirability, including icons of Rolex, Patek Philippe, F.P. Journe, Cartier and many more.

Selected with the upmost care and of the highest quality, wristwatches offered in the Rare Watches Geneva auction will aim at pleasing the most astute and exigent collectors.

Invitation to consign 

We are currently inviting consignments to this auction. Please contact Mathieu Ruffat (MRuffat@christies.com) for a free and confidential valuation, or visit our Request an Auction Estimate page.

Auction times
13 May 11:00 AM (CEST)

Brought to you by

Remi Guillemin

Remi Guillemin

Head of Europe, Watches | Watches & Wristwatches

With a decade of experience in the Christie’s Geneva, New York, Hong Kong and Dubai watch departments since 2013, Remi Guillemin has acquired a unique understanding of the watch market. Responsible for key transactions in both auctions and privates sales, he has been able to use his international profile to bring collectors together and successfully sell properties internationally. Through his understanding of market trends and collectors, Remi has participated in the internationalization of transactions within the watch department and lead successful auctions in Geneva and New York, notably the “Legendary and Unique Watches” auction in November 2022 selling 100% by lot and achieving 31,877,418 CHF, with only 111 lots. Since the beginning of his role as Head of Europe, based in Geneva, Remi has energized the department and led highly successful watch auctions, with the first ever white glove sale (100% sold by lot) of Christie’s Geneva in November 2021, followed by the same success in December 2021, May and November 2022. Throughout the years, Remi has been credited with the sale of beautiful iconic Rolex timepieces, including the Rolex “Legend” reference 6263 with Paul Newman Lemon dial for 3’414’000 CHF, the Deep Sea Special No.1 selling for 1’890’000 CHF, an incredible Rolex reference 6269 selling for 1’614’000 CHF or Andy Warhol’s reference 3525. Remi Guillemin has also been credited with the sale of superb Patek Philippe timepieces, with the example of the Ref. 5711/1A-018 for 3’174’000 CHF or the Patek Philippe reference 2523 “L’heure d’Or” selling for 2’670’000 CHF. Highly passionate, Remi Guillemin has been responsible for the sale of watchmaking masterpieces from independent watchmakers, including the RM56-01 in sapphire for 3,654,000 CHF, Richard Mille’s RM001 for 2’094’000 CHF or a unique F.P. Journe Grande Sonnerie with blue dial selling for 3’054’000 CHF and a unique and personalized F.P. Journe Centigraphe Souverain with Ferrari emblem sold for 1’974’000 CHF. Remi is fluent in French, English and Italian.

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