Christies announce Spring Important Watches auction in Hong Kong on 30 May

Christie’s will present more than 500 of the world’s finest and rarest timepieces on 30 May with its Spring auction of Important Watches.

DualTow Night Eagle lot 4731, estimate HKD 960,000 – 1,400,000/USD 120,000 – 180,000) offered for first-time at auction. Photo: Christie’s Images Ltd 2012

Valued in excess of HK$120 million/US$16 million, the sale offers an array of highly collectible horological creations that promises to excite and inspire the most discerning collectors, including masterworks from every top manufacturer. Leading the sale is one of the largest single owner collections of contemporary watches from the world’s top makers including brands never before offered at auction, the most prominent collections of Harry Winston Opus series watches ever offered at auction, an array of vintage and modern complicated wristwatches, stunning high jewellery wristwatches, as well as a selection of rare and historical pocket watches. This sale builds on the record year of sales in 2011, where Christie’s global sales for watches topped the US$100 million mark for the first time and confirmed Christie’s leadership in the category for the 8th year in a row.

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