Christie’s presents Watches Online: The Dubai Edit, running from October 13th to 27th where collectors – and those prepared to risk catching the bug – will discover 211 exceptional lots.
Three watches hint at Christie’s strength of curation – Patek Philippe Ref. 5102G ‘Celestial,’ a white gold astronomical wristwatch that borrows the principle of the celestial canopy from the iconic Ref. 5002 Sky Moon Tourbillon;
the elusive titanium Richard Mille RM 011 Felipe Massa UAE Edition, a flyback chronograph whose production was limited to 7 pieces;
and the pink gold Rolex Ref. 6232 chronograph, a watch so rare that only a handful of examples have appeared in the market over the last five decades. Further highlights include numerous iconic references from the masters of watchmaking as well as extraordinary modern-day pieces from Cartier, Panerai and other famed ‘Maisons.’
Remy Julia, Head of Watches Christie’s Middle East, India & Africa, shared: “Watches Online: The Dubai Edit returns this October with a tightly curated selection of rare and exclusive timepieces. The concept is going from strength to strength as the total estimate for this 3rd online edition well exceeds that set for the previous one in Spring 2021: US$ 9.4m vs US$ 8.6m. The gamut runs from extremely complex to extremely rare, from iconic to legendary, from classic to contemporary. The quality and diversity of the pieces reinforces Dubai’s position as a global hub for the most desirable vintage and modern watches.”