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Event Date27 November 01:00 PM HKT | Live auction 21089

Important Watches, Featuring The Triazza Collection Part I

Important Watches, Featuring The Triazza Collection Part I

Sale Overview

This 27th November, Christie’s Watches will present their highly anticipated Auction “Important Watches featuring The Triazza Collection Part I”.

The Auction offers 218 watches, with an exhilarating selection of highly collectible watches, featuring popular modern and vintage timepieces including an array of sealed Patek Philippe watches, a rare selection of Cartier models and a most wanted selection of timepieces retailed by Tiffany & Co.

The Sale will also feature four highly important and rare timepieces from The Triazza Collection Part I, including a stunning pocket watch by Patek Philippe, a Ref. 605J with "North America" map, formerly in the collection of the prestigious American collector Mr. Esmond Bradley Martin, an astonishing and unique Observatory Contest Prize-Winning tourbillon pocket watch by Patek Philippe, a beautifully well-preserved Patek Philippe Ref. 1415J and lastly, a unique Ref. 5004J-017 by Patek Philippe, made as a bespoke commission piece for the remarkable American collector Michael Steven Ovitz.

Rare vintage watches will also be featured and include a fantastic example of the ultra rare Rolex "RCO", an exclusive array of chronographs by Patek Philippe including references 530 & 130 and a highly collectable selection of Patek Philippe pocket watches.

Other renowned makers such as Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet and Jaeger-Le-Coultre will be represented in this Sale, including an exceptional T-30 by F.P. Journe, and noteworthy timepieces by A. Lange & Söhne.

We invite collectors to explore the treasured pieces on offer in this season’s exceptional sale.

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Auction times
27 Nov 01:00 PM (HKT) Lots 2306-2523

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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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