According to the auction results of last year, Christie’s will present more than 500 unique timepieces at the spring auction on May 30th.
Preview and auction time: May 24-30, 2012
       Venue: 22 / F, Alexandra Building, 18 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong
    From the private collection Harry Winston Opus to the largest single collector’s collection, the lots are second to none contemporary watches. Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 is auctioned for this year’s fine watches with its complex structure and up to 36 exquisite functions Icing on the cake.
    In addition, the auction will also launch a series of selected Patek Philippe watches, the number of which amounted to one-third of the total lot. Important items include a gold minute repeater perpetual calendar model 5074 and a platinum watch model 5015. In addition to the contemporary collection, a number of Patek Philippe’s classic masterpieces will also debut in Asia, including a model 2481 red gold watch with a lighthouse pattern on the filigree dial and a filigree enamel made in the 1950s Solar powered clock, and a perpetual calendar chronograph model 2499.
   Diamond watches from famous brands such as Chopard, Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, and pocket watches with exquisite enamel boxes made for the Chinese market are also the focus of this auction.

Switzerland, fine, rare and unique, 18k gold, enamel set with diamonds and pearls, two questions, butterfly-shaped timepiece, circa 1820
Estimate: HKD 260,000 – 380,000
    USD 32,500 – 47,500

Patek Philippe, Rare and Important, 18K Gold, Minute Repeater, Perpetual Calendar, Needle Tracking Function, Moon Phase Display, Chrono Pocket Watch, circa 1915
Estimate: HKD 1,200,000-2,000,000
    USD 150,000 – 250,000

Patek Philippe, rare and important, 18k red gold watch, center seconds, with filigree enamel dial, ‘THE LIGHTHOUSE’, model 2481, made in 1956
Estimate: HKD 1,600,000 – 2,400,000
    USD 200,000 – 300,000

Patek Philippe, fine, rare and unique, gold-plated copper, filigree enamel and enamel painting, solar clock, with pocket watch movement, circa 1960
Estimate: HKD 800,000 – 1,200,000
  USD 100,000 – 150,000

Patek Philippe, rare and important, extra large, 18K gold, three questions, perpetual calendar, moon phase display watch, model 5074, circa 2005
Estimate: HKD 2,500,000 – 4,000,000
    USD 300,000 – 500,000

Patek Philippe, rare and very important, platinum, three questions, perpetual calendar, retrograde calendar, moon phase display, tourbillon watch, model 5016, circa 2007
Estimate: HKD 3,400,000-5,000,000
    USD 425,000 – 625,000

Franck Muller, fine and eye-catching, 18K white gold self-winding watch, with three questions, size self-sounding, Westminster bells, tourbillon, long-acting perpetual calendar, chase time and time equation, etc. 36 functions, 4 ‘, about 2011
Estimate: HKD 4,800,000 – 9,600,000
    USD 600,000 – 1,200,000

Richard Mille, very fine and rare, titanium and DLC coating, two time, power reserve, tourbillon watch, ‘RM003’, limited production of 10 pieces, about 2012
Estimate: HKD 640,000 – 960,000
    USD 80,000 – 120,000

Chopard, fine and striking, 18K white gold with diamonds, rectangular bracelet watch, ‘YOUR HOUR’, circa 2010
Estimate: HKD 800,000 – 1,200,000
    USD 100,000 – 150,000