Never thought that you could afford to buy a collector grade watch at auction? Actually, you can.
The (very appropriately named) Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale 2016 is taking place on 5 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. We get a special preview with Sotheby’s press manager, Benedict Tsang, who let us in on what you can buy with a budget of HK$30,000 to $HK60,000.
The Sotheby’s auction will feature a wide range of luxurious timepieces from celebrated makers like Patek Philippe, Richard Mille, A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Panerai, and Jaeger-LeCoultre, and all pieces are affordable for first-time buyers. Here are three watches to keep your eye on (and your bids, come October 5!)
- The Panerai Boutique edition stainless steel cushion-form wristwatch from Lot 2170. Estimated price to fetch at auction: HK$40,000-HK$60,000.This boutique-edition is produced in 100 pieces exclusively in Hong Kong to commemorate the opening of the largest Panerai boutique in the world in Canton Road. The patented crown guard is specially engraved with ‘Hong Kong’ on the side.
2.A stunning classic in yellow gold and diamond encrusted from Cartier – the Cartier Lady yellow gold and diamond-set square wristwatch with bracelet mini Panthère from Lot 2151. Estimated price to fetch at auction is HK$35,000-HK$45,000.
3. The Patek Philippe white gold automatic wristwatch from Lot 2182. Estimated price to fetch at auction: HK$35,000-HK$50,000. This automatic watch features a remarkably slim profile and is a rare model where it is one of fewer than 10 in any metal to appear at auction.
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Autumn Sale 2016
When: Public Exhibition, 30 September to 4 October; Auction, 5 October
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre