This past weekend, Christie’s Hong Kong realised a combined sale total exceeding
HK$ 202 million / US$ 26 million / EUR 25 million, marking the second consecutive year for Christie’s Asia of exceeding an annual sale total of HK$ 500 million (US$ 64 million / EUR 61.9 million) in watch sales.
Enamel dials are reaching new heights of desirability and setting new world records.
The auction saw strong global participation from 40 countries; 55% of new buyers are millennials.
With the successes of The Champion Collection and The Triazza Collection in HK this weekend, and more recently The Legendary & Unique Watches Collection in Geneva,
not to mention The Kairos Collection and The Titanium & Ruby Collection,
Christie’s Watches is clearly established as the auction house for Great Private Watch Collections around the globe. Worldwide hubs and long-established networks place it
in the unique position to curate and orchestrate major auctions for high-calibre owners.
Important Watches featuring The Triazza Collection, Part I
Sale total: HK$ 121,822,260 / US$ 15.6 million / EUR 15.1 million
The Champion Collection, Part VI: The Finest Watchmaking
131% above estimate – sale total: HK$ 80,356,741 / US$ 10.3 million / EUR 9.9 million
Alexandre Bigler, Vice President and Head of Watches, Christie’s Asia Pa- cific, said: “When it comes to important high-calibre private watch collec- tions, the deep and broad expertise of Christie’s in showcasing and selling amazing collections is the determining factor. This position is owed to the long-term vision and to the trust the team at Christies Watches has built with high-calibre owners around the world. We are also thrilled about the success of the Triazza Collection, 100% sold; yet again we saw how vintage watches coming to market create excitement and hold a particular fascination for passionate collectors.
The impressive results achieved by ‘Métiers d’Art’ pieces that elevate a craft
to the level of art, especially that of enamelling, testify to the growing de- sirability of timepieces that uniquely combine mechanical perfection and sublime artistry. Also, the two world records set by Patek Philippe, with the Ref. 5208P-001 minute repeater perpetual calendar chronograph in platinum fetching more than HK$ 10 million (US$ 1.2 million / EUR 1.2 million) as the top lot of the sale, and the Ref. 5073P-001, a minute repeater perpetual calendar set with baguette- cut diamonds achieving over HK$ 13.6 million (close to US 1.3 million /close to EUR 1.7 million). While our epic journey with the Champion Collection is reaching its finale, there is still a final chance to bid on
exceptional pieces in the online sale open until 7 December at Christie’s x PANERAI: Watches Online.”
The Champion Collection is a testament to the determination and dedication it takes to bring pieces to- gether and curate them into a living entity, always evolving and growing to reflect the personality of its owner. Here are the world record-breaking results and highlights from The Champion Collection, Part VI:
Here is a selection of the sale highlights from Important Watches featuring The Triazza Collection, Part I. All 218 lots offered at auction were sold.