Seven watches never seen before at auction will help Bonhams mark its return to watch sales in Hong Kong.
Hong Kong Watches 1.0 will be led by Bonhams’ international director of watches, Asia, Tim Bourne and director of watches in Asia, Sharon Chan.
Taking place on November 24, the auction features a collection of more than 180 pieces, from traditional watch-making to more contemporary designs.
On the upcoming auction, Tim Bourne said: “Bonhams is delighted to establish itself once again as a major force in the Asian watch auction market. Our first sale introduces a multitude of fresh and exciting pieces to the market, from prototypes to unique pieces, which will appeal to first time auction buyers and seasoned collectors across the region and globally.”
Ms Chan added: “Bonhams Watches is well-positioned for tremendous growth in the Asia market, a long-standing hub for the greater watch industry.”
The collection of wristwatches making their worldwide auction debut include a Cartier limited edition platinum and baguette diamond-set double tourbillon mystery, a Breguet platinum automatic tourbillon perpetual calendar and a Richard Mille ‘Prototype’ titanium semi-skeletonised automatic chronograph.
Timepieces from A. Lange and Sohne, Hublot, Urwerk and another watch from Richard Mille make up the seven debutants while a Rolex ‘Jean-Claude Killy’ is a pick from other high end watches appearing at the auction.