Christie’s New YorkImportant Watches totaled $6,768,720; the auction was sold 91% hammer above low estimate and 81% by lot, attracting global participation. The sale celebrated fine vintage and modern horological masterpieces from the world’s most reputable and desirable brands, attracted new generation bidders including Millennials and Gen Z from a total of 32 Countries globally, with 23% of registrants new to Christie’s.
The top lot of the sale was a very rare and attractive Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak, a Very Fine And Extremely Rare Titanium Minute Repeating Supersonnerie Bracelet Watch, Limited To 35 Examples, which achieved $466,200, followed by a rare Patek Philippe Nautilus “Green Dial” Steel Bracelet Watch which achieved $352,800.
Rounding out the sale a spectacular Patek Philippe, a very fine rare 18K Rose Gold Wristwatch with Cloisonne Enamel Dial sold for $252,000.
Rebecca Ross – Head of Sales says: “We are truly thrilled to have seen such global participation from 32 countries in our Important Watches sale this week at Christie’s. Throughout the auction, quality and rare timepieces proved to command strong prices, showing the trust and passion private collectors have in Christie’s”.
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