This coming Saturday in Hong Kong: Christie’s prepares to dazzle with the Auction of the Decade in Asia

Auction of the Decade
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  • This coming Saturday (May 22nd at 7 pm), will see the Auction of the Decade in Asia. From the 1800s to the modern era: The extraordinary selection of 18 timepieces curated under the theme ‘The Legends of Time’ will engage the watch loving and collecting community with its rarity and outstanding quality.
  •  A sale of this importance only happens once every decade and will be the first historic watch standalone Evening Sale hosted by Christie’s in Hong Kong.
  • 18 lots of the highest quality with the potential to break the record for any watch sale ever held in Asia. Est. HKD 77,500,000 – 200,600,000 (US$ 9.9 million – 25.8 million).
  • Curated around The Legends of Time, the sale is a once in a lifetime opportunity to glimpse some of the most extraordinary creations in watchmaking history, taking place at the HK Convention and Exhibition Centre in an elegant atmosphere.
  • Earlier in the day, scheduled for 2 pm, and curated around the theme of ‘An Exceptional Season of Watches’, a Day Live Sale includes 147 lots with a selection of highly desirable vintage & modern watches, including 56 Patek Philippe & 36 Rolex watches. Est. HKD 80,801,000 – 147,107,000 / US$ 10.4 million – 18.9 million).
  • The two sales on 22 May are poised to set an all-time record for an Asian auction (the last record set by Christie’s Hong Kong was US$ 26 million in November 2019).

Alexandre Bigler, Vice President and Head of Watches, Christie’s Asia Pacific comments: “May 22 2021, will be a date that will go down in the annals of watch auctions around the world as Asia is poised to witness a new record in the region. The evening sale, with 18 fabulous lots that are true ‘Legends of Time,’ will be the auction event of the decade, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the most remarkable watchmaking creations ever.  Complemented by a Day Sale and our online sales, Christie’s Asia watch auction season is one that will be remembered.”

Christie’s Hong Kong
Saturday 22 May 2021 at 2 pm – Day Sale ‘An Exceptional Season of Watches’
Saturday 22 May 2021 at 7 pm – Evening Sale ‘The Legends of Time’
19 May – 2 June 2021                             Online Sale ‘Watches Online’

To preview the lots curated for the ‘Auction of the Decade,’ please click here: https://www.christies.com/en/auction/important-watches-19858-hgk/

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