Christies Hong Kong has launched an online watch auction offering a number of the most desirable watches made by Panerai.
Founded in 1860, the legendary Florentine Maison was the official supplier to the Italian Royal Navy. In the 1990s, Panerai started manufacturing watches for the civilian market. Presently based in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the company is a fully owned subsidiary of the Swiss Richemont group.
Scheduled from 14 to 27 September 2022, The Hong Kong Edit – The Panerai Encyclopedia Chapter I online auction is offering 68 carefully curated lots.
This exceptional auction, Part IV of The Champion Collection, maintains the high bar set by the themed sales to date from this notable single-owner collection.
The Panerai Encyclopedia – Chapter I online auction by Christies marks part five of the series of themed watch sales from The Champion Collection, the horological journey which began in November of last year.
- Lot 1: Ref. PAM00784. No. 1 of a limited edition of 100 sets, containing two Radiomir 1940 models with a Minerva-based movement: the ref. PAM00398 RADIOMIR 1940 Oro Rosso (red gold) and the ref. PAM00399 RADIOMIR 1940 Acciaio (stainless steel). Estimate: HKD 160,000 – HKD 320,000.
- Lot 5: Ref. PAM00519. Radiomir 1940 Chronograph Oro Rosso (red gold) with a Minerva-based movement. No. 8 of a limited edition of 100 pieces. Estimate: HKD 160,000 – HKD 320,000.
- Lot 46: An extremely rare limited edition box set of three Radiomir 3 Days watches: ref. Pam00373 Platino (platinum); ref. Pam00376 Oro Bianco (white gold); and ref. Pam00379 Oro Rosa (rose gold), 47mm diameter, circa 2011. Set no. 3 of 11. Estimate: HKD 240,000-460,000.
- Lot 54: Ref. PAM306. Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio (titanium), one of 150 pieces and one of the most complicated Panerai timepieces ever made. Estimate: HKD 200,000-400,000.