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Event Date24 May 04:00 PM HKT | Live auction 21018

Important Watches and The Rise of The Independent Watchmakers, Featuring The Kairos Collection Part II

Important Watches and The Rise of The Independent Watchmakers, Featuring The Kairos Collection Part II

Sale Overview

This season, Christie’s is proud to present our Sale “Important Watches & the Rise of The Independent Watchmakers, featuring the Kairos Collection (Part II).”

The Auction is comprised of 143 watches, with a diverse array of highly collectible watches, notably featuring an exclusive selection of trendy and never-seen-before examples from various Independent brands including F.P. Journe, MB&F, Voutilainen , De Bethune, Laurent Ferrier, Urwerk and Gerald Genta.

Rare vintage watches will be on offer yet again this season, led by two very special vintage “world time” watches by Patek Philippe – a fresh-to-market PP605J with an enamel world map and a PP1415J in stunning condition.
Additionally, an exceptional selection of 30 contemporary Patek Philippe wristwatches from the Kairos Collection Part II, most with “full set & in like new condition”, will be offered on the 24th May.

Other renowned makers such as Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Breguet, Jaeger-Le-Coultre, Piaget and Harry Winston will be represented in this Sale, including two exceptional and limited sets by A. Lange & Söhne, which are for the 1st time seen on the auction block.
We invite collectors to discover and explore the timepieces offered in this season’s exceptional sale.

Auction times
24 May 04:00 PM (HKT) Lots 2301-2443

Brought to you by

Alexandre Bigler

Alexandre Bigler

Vice President, Head of Watches, Asia Pacific | Watches & Wristwatches

Based in Hong Kong, Alexandre Bigler is Vice President and Head of Watches for Asia-Pacific since June 2019. Alexandre Bigler brings over 15 years of experience in Auctions. He started his career at Sotheby’s in 2005 and worked respectively in Geneva and London. Alexandre joined Christie’s in 2010, in Hong Kong, where he held the position of Associate Vice President & Specialist from 2010 until 2013. He then moved to Bangkok in 2014 to establish himself as a Consultant for the South-East Asian market until 2019. Alexandre Bigler has been instrumental in securing major consignments resulting in world records, such as the Patek Philippe ref. 2499J 4th series selling for USD 875,000, the Patek Philippe ref. 1463R formerly in the Eric Clapton collection and selling for USD 711,000, a unique Patek Philippe ref. 1491J selling for USD 591,000 and a rare Rolex ref. 6062 in 18k gold with star dial, named “the Dark Star”, for USD 1,500,000. More recently, under Alexandre’s leadership, Christie’s Watches Hong Kong pioneered the first Masterpiece Auction in November 2019, in partnership with the Asian 20th Century and Contemporary Art Department - a first for any international auction house - to stage the exceptional and unique Patek Philippe ref. 2523R retailed by Gobbi, named “L’Heure Bleue”, which achieved a record of HKD 70,175,000/USD 9,013,623 for the most expensive wristwatch ever auctioned in Asia. The methodically curated Hong Kong Watches Sale in November 2019 achieved the highest sale total ever realised at Christie’s in Asia, with a new record at HKD 207,340,000/USD 26,620,207 and with a sell-through rate of 87% by lot and 95% by value. Alexandre Bigler was born in Switzerland and speaks French and English.

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