Christie’s Watches achieves best-ever first half results worldwide with more than US$ 122 million/ EUR 110 million/ CHF 107 million in combined sales across 6 live and 8 online auctions in Hong Kong, Dubai, Geneva and New York between March and June 2023.
These exceptional achievements demonstrate the brand’s continued authority within the global community of watch collectors and enthusiasts, as well as its stature as the reference platform for sellers of the rarest and most desirable timepieces.
Christie’s Hong Kong achieved its highest half-year results ever – HK$ 443,780,550/ US$ 56,925,684/ EUR 51,629,998/ CHF 49,993,406 – and set 11 auction records.
While the single-owner ‘Ultimate Collection’ reached HK$ 126,718,200/ US$ 16.2 million /EUR 14.5 million/ CHF 14.2 million, the Patek Philippe Ref. 2523J “Dual Crown World Time”, presented at the Masterpiece Auction II from the Triazza Collection, achieved a record HK$ 66,625,000/ US$ 8.5 million/ EUR 7.7 million/ CHF 7.4 million.
Christie’s Watches also established a milestone with the most valuable timepiece ever sold online at auction globally, the Patek Philippe Ref. 6002G “Sky Moon Tourbillon” – achieving HK$ 45,450,000/ US$ 5.8 million/ EUR 5.2 million/ CHF 5.0 million, in the Christie’s Hong Kong Watches Online: Top of the Time sale.
In Geneva, Christie’s held the first-ever thematic auction dedicated to an independent watchmaker: The Art of F.P.Journe, where 40 lots were presented by the celebrated timepiece designer, including an exceedingly rare Tourbillon Souverain ‘Souscription’ that achieved for CHF 2,707,000/ US$ 3,004,653.
This historic 100% sold auction totalled US$ 15.3 million/ EUR 13.8 million/ CHF 13.4 million.