This March at Christie’s Dubai

Dubai | March 2019

Christie’s Dubai March Sales bring together two significant auctions: Important Watches and Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary Art. Leading the season are a possibly unique steel Rolex ref. 4500 tropical dial with a Joyería Riviera signature and a superb group of oil paintings and drawings by Ramsès Younan. Other highlights include contemporary minute repeaters, rare grand complications, a 1964 Rolex Daytona 6241 with the coveted cherry logo and exceptional works by Nabil Nahas and Farhad Moshiri.

Ahead of the sales, a selection of fine timepieces will travel to Mumbai, Singapore and Bangkok before returning to our Dubai saleroom at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, with viewing open from 19–23 March. We look forward to welcoming you to our global previews and auctions, to be held on 22 and 23 March.


Highlights

  • Patek Phillipe. A unique and highly unusal 18k gold chronograph wristwatch with oversized register and scroll lugs

    Signed Patek Phillipe & Co., Geneve. ref 1491, movement no. 860'508, case. no. 627'201, movement manufactured in 1937, case in 1942
    Estimate
    $500,000 – $1,000,000
    Related Sale
    Important Watches, Dubai, 22 March 2019

  • Ramsès Younan
    (Egyptian, 1913-1966)

    Contre le mur
    signed with initials ‘RY’ (lower right);
    signed ‘Ramsès YOUNAN’ (on the stretcher)
    oil on canvas
    14 ½ x 18 ⅔ in. (37 x 47.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1944.
    Estimate
    $100,000 - $150,000
    Related Sale
    Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary Art, Dubai, 23 March 2019

    Property from the Collection of the Artist’s Family

  • Patek Phillipe. An exceptionally fine and very rare 18k gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases

    Signed Patek Phillipe, Geneve, ref 2499J/HL, third 9series, movement no. 369'464, case no. 2'700'417, manufactured in 1976
    Estimate
    $450,000 – $550,000
    Related Sale
    Important Watches, Dubai, 22 March 2019

  • Marwan (Syrian, 1934-2016)

    Kopf
    signed and dated twice ‘MARWAN 78-80’ (on the stretcher and on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    78 ¾ x 118 ⅛ in. (200 x 300 cm.)
    Painted in 1978-80.
    Estimate
    $200,000 - $300,000
    Related Sale
    Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary Art, Dubai, 23 March 2019

  • Patek Phillipe. An extremely fine and extremely rare 18k pink gold chronograph wrist

    Retailed by Serpico Y Laino, Caracas, Venezuela, Ref. 1463, manufactured in 1950
    Estimate
    $550,000 – $850,000
    Related Sale
    Important Watches, Dubai, 22 March 2019

  • Nabil Nahas (Lebanese, b. 1940)

    UNTITLED #1
    signed and dated ‘NAHAS 79’ (on the reverse)
    acrylic on canvas
    22 ⅛ x 22 ⅛ in. (56.1 x 56.1 cm.)
    Painted in 1979
    Estimate
    $20,000 - $30,000
    Related Sale
    Middle Eastern Modern & Contemporary Art, Dubai, 23 March 2019

    Property from a Private Collector, New York

  • Rolex. A fine and extremely rare 14k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with cherry logo and bracelet

    Signed Rolex, cosmograph, daytona, ref. 6241, case no. 2’084’258, circa 1964
    Estimate
    $380,000 – $580,000
    Related Sale
    Important Watches, Dubai, 22 March 2019


Tour information

SINGAPORE

Important Watches



  • Viewing

    26 - 27 February

  • Location

    501 Orchard Road
    #19-03 Wheelock Place
    Singapore 238880

  • Contacts

    Olivia Lock
    Olivialock@christies.com
    Tel: +65 6735 1766

BANGKOK

Important Watches



  • Viewing

    8 - 9 March

  • Location

    R9, 5th floor
    Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel
    518/8 Ploenchit Road
    Bangkok 10330

  • Contacts

    Benjawan Uraipraivan
    buraipraivan@christies.com
    Tel: +66 (0) 2 252 3684