A s the holiday season approaches, there is no better time to celebrate the shared moments of 2020 with loved ones and to show your appreciation with the gift of time. Sotheby's Watches ( 9 – 21 December, Hong Kong) brings together a diverse collection, each timepiece a special piece of lasting quality and mechanical intricacy that embodies a sense of traditional and personal bond. Highlights include a diverse collection of inventions from renown brands such as Patek Philippe and Rolex to independent watchmakers, the likes of MB&F and Urwerk. Get into the holiday spirit and be inspired by this carefully curated selection of 172 watches, from modern day-to-day pieces to vintage collections defined by innovation and artistry.
Independent watchmaking represents some of the most cutting-edge creations in the world of horology. For example, François-Paul Journe, considered a technical genius in the field of watch making, created the highly coveted Tourbillon Souverain — a historic design that marries a near-forgotten vestige of antique pocket-watches with the latest technology. Other highlights include alternative timepieces of idiosyncratic design by MB&F, Christophe Claret, Ulysse Nardin, and Urwerk, which deliver innovative and often futuristic visions of horology.
獨立製錶商的作品，可謂鐘錶界中最具創思的結晶。François-Paul Journe 是公認的鐘錶界技術奇才，「TOURBILLON SOUVERAIN」陀飛輪腕錶就是他的成名作。他從幾近被世人遺忘的古董懷錶中汲取靈感，採用當時最先進的製錶技術創造此錶，成品充滿懷舊特色，備受世人追慕。其他精選佳作包括MB&F、Christophe Claret、雅典及Urwerk的獨特設計，錶款破格新穎，體現製錶工匠的未來視野。
Rolex watches always make the perfect gift — whether it is for diving the ocean depths, speeding around the race track, flying across continents, or ascending Mount Everest. Many have started their collections with Rolex because of the brand's singular aesthetics and the fascinating history behind each of the designs: the GMT-Master, the Submariner, the Batman, and the Sea Dweller. These iconic timepieces are the apotheosis of everything Rolex represents: precision, functionality, timeless design.
When it comes to instant-classic timepieces of contemporary design, watch brands such as Ikepod, Audemars Piguet, IWC, Breguet have continued to reimagine the boundaries of traditionalist watch design.
As we are spending more time at home with family during these winter holidays, what can be more festive than picking up your feet and jingling around the clock? These timepieces by Jaeger-LeCoultre, Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Rolex, and Cartier make for a handsome additions to the wall, on the mantel or by the desk.
Discover why Omega inspires such love and loyalty among collectors. Its groundbreaking movement, marked by exceptional precision and ease of use, quickly became a powerhouse in the industry. The brand’s best-known models are a series of performance-minded watches: the Speedmaster, the rugged, water-resistant Seamaster, and the record-breaking Constellation. The Seamaster achieved cult-status, having been James Bond’s timepiece of choice since 1995.
Who doesn't love a little sparkle and glitter during the holidays? To add a little shine to your days during Christmastime, here's a dazzling selection of watches adorned with eternal diamonds and colorful gemstones by Franck Muller, Roger Dubuis, Patek Philippe, Chopard, Piaget, and Audemars Piguet.