Rémy Julia was appointed as Christie’s Dubai’s regional specialist for watches in the summer of 2014. He comes to Christie’s with more than 10 years of experience working with luxury brands in brand management and business development roles. Heading the Commercial Development in the Middle East and Indian Sub Continent of Vacheron Constantin since 2009, Remy has joined the auction world with a strong knowledge and reputable name in the fine watchmaking industry.
Over the years at Christie’s, he has participated in mentoring some of the strongest watch specialist at Christie’s and established a multicultural team that constitutes the power of the Dubai watches hub along with Bob Xue and Nitin Nair.
Leading the region’s largest auctions of collectible watches, he has ensured a constant and solid growth from the first auction in October 2014 with 1,2M USD to an impressive level setting a new benchmark for online auctions globally with blockbuster sales in March 2021 ($15 million), October 2021 ($10,5 million) and March 2022 ($12 million), Watches Online: The Dubai Edit returns every six months.
The Dubai Watches hub is also leading the private sale with transactions over $30 million in 2022, which is explained by the desire to transact quicker and anonymously for the important collectors on the post pandemic era.
Strong results comes with memorable watches to his ranking such as the Emperor Haile Selassie Patek Philippe Ref. 2497 sold for 2,9 million USD, the King Farouk Patek Philippe Ref 1518J sold for 912,500 USD, and the historically important Patek Philippe minute repeater of Henry Graves Jr sold for 4,575,000 USD.
Rémy is a columnist for various publications among them WatchTime Middle East and India or QP magazine. He is a well-known watch advisor at Christie’s watch department both on the purchase and consignment side, ensuring success of Christie’s watches auctions around the world.
Rémy speaks French, Spanish, English and some Arabic. He has travelled extensively since a young age and has a deep knowledge of the Middle Eastern culture due to his long residency in the region.
His advisory & curation services are appreciated and acknowledged by some of the largest global collectors and his presence in each international auctions makes him a strong contact for every watch enthusiasts and established collectors willing to participate in an auction.
Remy has a particular affection for vintage Patek Philippe chronographs and time only timepieces from 1940 to 1970 and is a member of the board of Dubai Watch Week.