Bonhams is responding to rising demand for independent watchmakers with a timed online sale dedicated to the boutique brands.
There will be more than 100 watches in the Evolutionary Time auction, which is being run out of Bonhams’ Hong Kong office, and will give a snapshot on which brands are commanding rising prices.
Christophe Claret, F.P. Journe, Franck Muller, Pierre Kunz, and Maîtres du Temps, all have more than one watch in the sale.
“Traditional watch collectors are increasingly turning their attention to independent watchmakers to complement and diversify their existing collections,” says Sharon Chan, Bonhams Director of Watches, Asia. “This group of independent watches on offer are as rare as they are attractively-estimated; some of them are even no longer available in the retail market,” she adds.
The auction takes place from July 15 to 22 at Bonhams.com.
Key lots, described by Bonhams, include: