High Prices Expected At Sotheby's Hong Kong Rare Watches Auction

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale 2015 will take place on the 6th of October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

An eclectic array of timepieces from the most prestigious watchmakers will be offered, led by an exceptionally rare Patek Philippe world time vintage wristwatch made in 1968.

Connoisseurs will also be delighted by exquisite jewellery timepieces, including an iconic and possibly unique full-diamond-set ‘Panther’ bangle watch by Cartier. The sale will offer more than 420 lots with a total estimate in excess of HK$86 million.

Sharon Chan, Head of Watches, Sotheby’s Asia, said, “This Autumn Sotheby’s is delighted to bring to the market an array of rare and extraordinary timepieces, encompassing vintage and jewellery wristwatches as well as works by independent watchmakers, offering a superb acquisition opportunity for collectors.

Rare references of Patek Philippe vintage watches are more commonly seen in European salerooms and this season we are pleased to present an extremely uncommon Patek Philippe world time wristwatch made in 1968.

A comparable pocket watch made in 1951 sold at four times its estimate at Sotheby’s New York in June 2015 and we expect keen competition for this upcoming example.

Among other highlights are a possibly unique full diamond-set Cartier ‘Panther’ bangle watch and ingenious works of independent brands.”




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