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Christie’s to hold largest Middle East watch sale

The auction house will host a mega sale of 150 timepieces on October 22 at Emirates Towers in Dubai.

Worth an estimated $2.2 million, the line-up will include classic luxury timepieces, such as Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual (estimated to sell between $15,000 and $25,000), Cartier’s women’s watch from the Panthère Series ($30,000 and $50,000), and Harry Winston’s Histoire de Tourbillon No.1 ($200,000 and $300,000).

“There has been a steady increase in the number of lots offered in our watch sales since we re-instated them a year ago,” says Frederic Watrelot, watch specialist at Christie’s Dubai, in a press statement. “The initial sale had approximately 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 each season.”

Although dubbed the largest watch sale in the Middle East, it will also showcase seven pens, including Ancora’s white gold ballpoint pen worth approximately between $50,000 and $80,000, along with ten-carat diamonds and 20-carat sapphires.

What’s more, the event will also present a selection of Patek Philippe watches, which are part of its 175th anniversary sale to be held on November 9 in Geneva.


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