Mark the date—March 19th on your calendars if you are interested in placing a bid on some of the finest timepieces by the leading horologists around the world. Celebrating 55 years of stand-alone watch sales, throughout 2015, Christie’s will host the department’s first sale of the year in Dubai. Featuring 185 watches, this will be the largest offering of any watch sale in the Middle East.
Among the selected lots is a Patek Philippe Grande Complication wristwatch made in 2009, with an estimate of USD $450,000-$650,000—the most valuable estimate ever for a watch offered in Dubai. The auction also offers another fine and rare timepiece by the same House, the platinum cushion-shaped perpetual calendar single-button split second chronograph wristwatch, made circa 2011. It is estimated at USD $300,000-$500,000.
The Breguet, made in 2002, is another fine and rare 18K gold watch with perpetual calendar tourbillon movement. Also including a retrograde date and leap year indication, it is estimated at USD $60,000-$80,000.
The sale will include watches from all major Houses, starting with Audemars Piguet and ending with Zodiac. A total of 48 watchmakers from around the world will be represented at this auction, which has been put together by Christie’s new regional specialist, Rémy Julia. With the most vintage watch dating back to 1947 and the most modern watch from 2013, the auction is an event not to be missed by watch connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike.
The auction will take place on March 19th at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. For more info, visit www.christies.com