Reading Time: 3 minutes To Highlight the Rare Watches Autumn Auction on 8 November, Christie’s Geneva is thrilled to announce a double premiere: for the first time at auction, the first example of “L’Heure d’Or”, Patek Philippe’s Ref. 2523 two crown world time.
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 […]
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 […]
Reading Time: 4 minutes This watch is THE FIRST AND ONLY Rolex Deep Sea Special that made the first dive attached to Auguste Piccard’s bathyscaphe Trieste in 1953. On this watch that made history, the case, the original movement and the bracelet are in perfect working condition.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Christie’s, The Marvel(ous) Sale: one of the most posted, talked and written about watches when it debuted in April 2021 – offered at auction for the first time, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept ‘Marvel Black Panther’ Flying Tourbillon. The sale also channels the spirit of Gerald Genta through the Royal Oaks, Nautilus, and a Minute Repeater among […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The design of the Reverso had unexpected benefit. While its blank metal flip side had begun as a purely functional solution to avoid damage to the dial, it was an ideal surface for personalisation with monograms, emblems or personal messages using lacquer, engraving or enamel. The owner can keep this […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Setting numerous new records during an exceptional Spring 2021 Watch Season, in just 4 months (March-June 2021), Christie’s watch sales in Geneva, Dubai, Hong Kong and New York totalled US$ 93.7 million, giving Christie’s the leadership position in the watches auction market. This record performance during the first half of […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes Breguet invites fans, enthusiasts, and collectors to celebrate Tourbillon Day on June 26. On this day, Breguet boutiques across the globe offer the chance to discover the collections and learn more about this unique complication.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Chosen with patience and talent by the Maison’s heritage department specialists, vintage watches covering the 20th century are now part of the aptly named “Les Collectionneurs” collection. The latter continues to evolve over time and is regularly offered for sale to brand aficionados at dedicated events organised in Vacheron Constantin […]
Reading Time: 7 minutes NEW YORK, 28 May 2021 – Christie’s New York online auction will feature an attractive and lively offering of timepieces with unique designs, icons and complications. Amongst the highlights, the sale will propose unmissable Patek Philippe pieces, including Andy Warhol’s Calatrava.