A Patek Philippe Reference 96 Quantieme Lune formerly from the collection of Aisin-Giro Puyi and a Paper Fan featuring a poem personally inscribed by the Emperor himself
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Phillips to Unveil Patek Philippe Wristwatch and Historically Important Artefacts Once Belonging to Aisin-Gioro Puyi, the Last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty

Reading Time: 5 minutes HONG KONG – 16 MARCH 2023 – Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is honoured to announce the unveiling of several artefacts once belonging to Aisin-Giro Puyi, the last Emperor of the Qing dynasty, at the opening of Phillips’ new Asia headquarters in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District. […]

Left: Patek Philippe Ref. 5073P-001. Center, from left to right - a glimpse of The Triazza Collection, Part I - Esmond Bradley Martin Ref. 605 HU cloisonné dial ‘North America’ from 1950; Geneva Observatory 1st Prize tourbillon; Patek Philippe Ref. 5004J-017; Patek Philippe Ref. 1415 Heures Universelles. Right: F.P. Journe 30-year anniversary tourbillon model, limited edition of 99 pieces.
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The fabulous private watch Triazza Collection at Christie’s Hong Kong

Reading Time: 6 minutes CHRISTIE’S HONG KONG IMPORTANT WATCHESFEATURES MANY A COLLECTOR’S DREAM:THE TRIAZZA COLLECTION, PART I Rarity, condition, beauty and provenance characterize this incredible Patek Philippe grouping IMPORTANT WATCHES FEATURING THE TRIAZZA COLLECTION, PART ILive Auction – Various Owners | 27 November 2022 | Over 200 lots Total low estimate: HK$ 114 million

Christie’s Geneva, online: Spotlight on independent watchmakers
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Christie’s Geneva – Watches Online: The Geneva Edit – Spotlight on independent watchmakers

Reading Time: 5 minutes The online auction “Watches Online: The Geneva Edit” will offer a curated selection of remarkable and eye-catching timepieces. Open for bidding from 1 through 15 November, it will comprise esteemed pieces by Rolex, Cartier, Breguet, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith, and especially Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille. But most of all, collectors will be delighted to discover […]

Fltr: The Rolex ‘Jürg Marmet’ Ref. 6298 worn on the Swiss-Canadian Baffin Island Expedition of 1953, on the first ascent of Lhotse in May 1956, and on the second ever ascent of Mount Everest, reaching the summit on 23 May 1956. This historic Rolex was formerly the property of a descendant of Jürg Marmet, the first European on Everest, No. 3 on the official Everest summiteers’ list; The first example of the rarest Audemars Piguet ‘Royal Oak’ Ref. 5402SA; A superb example of the Cartier ‘Paris Crash’ 1991 series from the family of the original owner.
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To Mount Everest and Back – Christie’s coming sale in Geneva

Reading Time: 6 minutes The recent Spring-Summer 2022 watch auction season confirmed the reputation of Christie’s Geneva as the prime selling venue for Rolex timepieces, when the Cosmograph Ref. 6269 ‘Jack of Diamonds’ sold for CHF1,614,000, and the Paul Newman Tropical Lemon Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 6264 achieved CHF1,071,000. The auction totalled just under CHF24 […]