Rare Watches Including the Property of Michael Schumacher

Rare Watches Including the Property of Michael Schumacher

Sale Overview

Following the success of the Geneva 2023 November Watches auctions, with a combined total of 55’500’000 CHF and respective sell through rates of 100% and 90%, 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.

Marking the 30th anniversary of Michael Schumacher’s first Formula 1 Drivers Championship win in 1994, Christie’s is delighted to present selected timepieces from the private collection of one of the most successful drivers in F1 history. The Rare Watches auction on 13 May 2024, at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva, will include a section dedicated to this group of watches, highlighting key moments in the career of Michael Schumacher, demonstrating the unique quality of this collection.

The watches will be displayed following during the following exhibitions:

Los Angeles | 20-22 March | Christie’s
Hong Kong | 4-7 April | Christie’s
Taiwan | 20-21 April | Marriott Hotel, Taiwan
Dubai  | 27-30 April | Christie’s
New York | 3-5 May | Christie’s

Auction times
13 May 02:00 PM (CEST)

Our specialist’s selection

Brought to you by

Remi Guillemin

Remi Guillemin

Head of Watches, Europe and Americas | 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 leverage his international profile to bring collectors together and successfully sell properties internationally. Through his understanding of market trends and collectors, 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 as well as May 2023. Throughout the years, Remi has lead successful auctions in Geneva and New York, notably the “Legendary and Unique Watches” sale in November 2022 selling 100% by lot and achieving 31,877,418 CHF with only 111 lots and the first ever live auction celebrating an independent watchmaker “The Art of F.P. Journe” selling 100% by lot in May 2023. 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 milestone wristwatches from independent watchmakers, including the “Jean Todt” 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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