Important Watches Spring Sales on 7 April achieved a combined total of HK$150.7 m / US$19.3 m, the Third Highest Total for the Category at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. On average nearly 90% sold by value and half of the lots sold above high estimate. The top lot, “Swatch & Art from the Dunkel Collection”, the largest Swatch collection ever sold at auction, sold for HK$46.7 m / US$6 m to an European Institution. The second top lot, Patek Philippe Pink Gold Minute Repeating Instantaneous Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Wristwatch Ref 5207R, achieved HK$4.76 m / US$610,000. The breakdown of the two sales are as follows:
A Private Single Owner Collection of Important Watches
Estimate: HK$18 – 27 m / US$2.3 – 3.5 m
Total: HK$20,395,000 / US$2,614,744
Important Watches – including Swatch & Art from the Dunkel Collection
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Meticulously curated over the past decade, this collection of modern sports watches is a portrayal of a gentleman’s quest for speed with a distinctive taste for a bold and masculine aesthetic. The selection offered, comprising more than 100 timepieces, illustrates a zealous pursuit for the finest and rarest in prestigious sports watches, ranging from vintage Rolex diver’s wristwatches to modern Audemars Piguet chronographs with innovative materials. The wide variety and sheer quantity of limited edition watches vividly reflect the enthusiasm and commitment that have been fuelling the collection, demonstrating ultimate robustness, strength and elegance that will surely appeal to collectors who share the same passion for speed and style.