Important Watches including Magnificent Clocks from an Important Private Collection
Auction in Hong Kong
7 April 2013, 7 PM
Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (New Wing)
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Exhibition on view
4 – 22 March 2013
Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM
5th floor, One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Scheduled gallery walks by appointment
Tel: +852 2822 8117
Patek Philippe "The Magpie's Treasure Nest Clock"
A MAGNIFICENT YELLOW GOLD, SILVER, MULTI-COLORED AGATE, DIAMOND, RUBY, SAPPHIRE, TANZANITE, ROSE QUARTZ, AMETHYST, MOTHER-OF-PEARL AND ROCK CRYSTAL PRESENTATION MASTERPIECE CLOCK
MADE IN 1992 REF 2079 MVT 8479 CASE 2984969
(Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) 18,040,000 HKD
Patek Philippe "Pearl from the Golden Oyster Clock"
A MAGNIFICENT AND SPECTACULAR 22K AND 18K GOLD, SILVER, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, DIAMOND, RUBY, EMERALD, AQUAMARINE AND ROCK CRYSTAL CLOCK, OF EXHIBITION QUALITY
MADE IN 1991 REF 2055 MVT 8457 CASE 2914655
(Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) 11,440,000 HKD
Patek Philippe "The Hummingbird Cage Clock"
A MAGNIFICENT AND STUNNING YELLOW GOLD, SILVER, DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, YELLOW SAPPHIRE, PINK TOURMALINE, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, ROSE QUARTZ, CHALCEDONY AND LAPIS LAZULI CLOCK, OF EXHIBITION QUALITY
MADE IN 1992 REF 2068 MVT 8468 CASE 2948769
(Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) 10,360,000 HKD
Cartier "Flamingo and Lotus Automaton Clock"
A SUPERB AND VERY RARE YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND, YELLOW DIAMOND, SAPPHIRE, RUBY, EMERALD, MOTHER-OF-PEARL, NEPHRITE, PINK HARDSTONE, LAPIS LAZULI, ONYX AND GREY HARDSTONE MANTEL CLOCK WITH AUTOMATON
CIRCA 1990 MVT 81 CASE WK900014
(Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) 9,640,000 HKD
Patek Philippe "The Birds of Paradise Fountain Clock"
A MAGNIFICENT AND SPECTACULAR YELLOW GOLD, SILVER, DIAMOND, RUBY, ROCK CRYSTAL, CHRYSOPRASE, ROSE QUARTZ, SODALITE AND ENAMEL THREE BIRDS OF PARADISE FOUNTAIN CLOCK, OF EXHIBITION QUALITY
MADE IN 1991 REF 2050 MVT 8453 CASE 2900530
(Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium) 8,440,000 HKD
Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Sales 2013 will highlight Magnificent Clocks From An Important Private Collection, to be offered in the inaugural evening session of the Important Watches sale taking place on 7 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Collection comprises 22 lots, all custom-made over the past 30 years by world-renowned watchmakers and jewellers namely Cartier, Daniel Roth, Gerald Genta, Asprey and, predominantly, Patek Philippe. Unique, preserved in pristine condition and fresh to the auction market, the entire Collection is estimated to achieve in excess of HK$35 million / US$4.5 million and will be exhibited from 4 to 22 March at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery and from 3 to 7 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Tim Bourne, Worldwide Head of Watches, says, “This Spring, we will unveil hidden treasures to the world – an extraordinary collection of magnificent modern clocks by the world’s most prestigious watch and jewellery makers. Never has a collection of Patek Philippe clocks of comparable calibre appeared in the market, making this Collection extremely significant in contemporary clock design. Fresh to the market and attractively estimated, this tantalising offering will enthral worldwide collectors. These stunning works of art certainly sing a tune in many people’s hearts and they are sure to find stately homes in many parts of the world.”