Christie's Hong Kong Spring 2008 Results: RECORD HK$2.4 billion/US$310.7 million Christie’s, the world leading art business, concluded its Hong Kong Spring 2008 sale series with a combined total of HK$2.4 billion/US$310.7 million
Lot: An exceedingly rare and possibly unique Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 which sold for
HK$ 10.4m / US$1.33m – a record price for any watch sold by Christie’s in Asia.
• MARKET TRENDS: These results demonstrate the continued appetite for watches of
impeccable quality from a truly international base of collectors. High-end contemporary
timepieces are particularly sought-after, as seen in the multiple records set in this sale.
The top ten results and high resolution images of the auction and select top lots are available for download:
Important Watches: http://cshk.myftp.org/Important%20Watches/
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Christie’s is the world's leading art business with global auction sales in 2007 that totalled £3.1 billion/US$6.3 billion. This marks the highest total in company
and in art auction history. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour.
Founded in 1766 by James Christie, Christie's conducted the greatest auctions of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, and today remains a popular showcase for
the unique and the beautiful. Christie’s offers over 600 sales annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs,
collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from US$200 to over US$80 million. Christie’s has 85 offices in 43 countries and 14 salerooms around the world
including in London, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Tel Aviv, Dubai and Hong Kong. Most recently, Christie’s has led the market
with expanded initiatives in emerging and new markets such as Russia, China, India and the United Arab Emirates, with successful sales and exhibitions in
Beijing, Mumbai and Dubai. In Asia Pacific, Christie’s has 10 offices: Hong Kong, which also functions as a regional hub, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo,
Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney and Seoul.
*Estimates do not include buyer's premium