Christie’s Fine Watchmaking
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Where else but in NYC, Christie’s Watches captures the spirit of independence

Reading Time: 5 minutes Capping a stellar Autumn-Winter season, a spectacular watch offering for fans of audacious mechanics and iconic designs Where else but in New York: Christie’s Watches captures the spirit of independence and the mystique of icon status in watchmaking Christie’s Fine Watchmaking: Important Timepieces and the Independent Collection Online Auction | […]

OMEGA Speedmaster
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A perfectly aged OMEGA Speedmaster has sold for a world record price of CHF 3,115,500 at Phillips Auction House in Geneva

Reading Time: < 1 minute The OMEGA Speedmaster CK2915-1 sold for CHF 3,115,500 far exceeding the estimated auction price of 80,000 to 120,000 Swiss Francs. The striking timepiece was among the first batch of OMEGA Speedmaster watches released in 1957 as part of the brand’s “Trilogy” of professional watches, which also included the Seamaster 300 […]

Christie’s HK presents The Triazza collection
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Exceptional watches : Christie’s HK presents The Triazza collection

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hong Kong – Christie’s is proud to present The Triazza Collection – an unprecedented collection of five exceptional, rare, and important Patek Philippe timepieces manufactured from 1924 – 1987, astutely acquired by a prominent private Asian collector. The non-selling exhibition will offer watch lovers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to appreciate the exceptionally rare and […]

Piguet & Capt. Amphora Form Watch
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Two historical icons: Patek Philippe Ref.1436 Henry Graves Jr. and Piguet & Capt. Amphora Form Watch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hong Kong, 12 October 2021 – Two historical rarities will be offered in Christie’s Hong Kong Important Watches auction on 27 November: an extremely historically important Patek Philippe split-second chronograph Ref. 1436 in 18K yellow gold from 1946, ordered by and sold to Henry Graves Jr. (estimate: HK$11,500,000-23,500,000/ US$ 1,500,000-3,000,000), alongside an 18k gold and enamel, pearl-set musical, perfume […]

Vacheron Constantin High Watchmaking: Chronographs and precision
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Vacheron Constantin High Watchmaking: Chronographs and precision

Reading Time: 10 minutes Short-time measurement provided by watches’ chronograph function is one of the most demanding horological complications to achieve because of the indispensable precision and reliability of these mechanisms. The chronograph first appeared in the early 19th century as a compteur de tierces, and was subsequently enriched with numerous innovations, notably including […]