Christie's to hold largest ever Dubai watch sale
Featuring Rolex, Cartier, Harry Winston and more
After selling Patek Philippe's iconic reference 5971 which sold for $341,000, the Dubai sale was a strong indication of the great interest in highly complicated watches among collectors in the UAE. And now, as a result, a selection of highlights from the Patek Philippe 175 anniversary sale – due to be held in Geneva in November – will be exhibited alongside the 150 lots at the Dubai sale in October at the Emirates Towers Hotel.
The special sale, which has a mid-estimate of around $2.2million, will include fine watches from the world's leading brands from Rolex and Cartier to Corum and Harry Winston.
In addition to the magnificent selection of luxury watches, Christie's will offer seven exclusive pens, including the fine and unique white gold ballpoint pen by Ancora, with pave-set diamond and sapphire barrel and cap, – estimated at $50,000-80,000.
Frederic Watrelot, Christie's Watch specialist in Dubai, said, "There has been a steady increase in the number of lots offered in our watch sales since we re-instated them a year ago. This initial sale had around 50 lots and now we have tripled this number – a sure sign of the level of interest from collectors based locally with our established collectors bidding against a new group of buyers with each season."