Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
In this, the year of the Dragon, Christie's is proud to offer the collection, in the following three watches, that embodies this majestic creature. The Dragon represents a symbol of good fortune and strength, an honored beast, to be revered and respected. Dragons are free spirits, not to be confined or hindered. Their confidence comes from within and is not a thing of hubris. One can apply the same definition to the firm of Patek Philippe. Not flashy or showy but confident in its place in the history and future of horology. They are the Dragon: full of forward thinking ideas, grandiose advances and horological gifts that know no bounds.