Encouraging news from the auction world is that the Hong Kong Watch Auction X will take place as scheduled on June 2.
Despite its proximity and political alignment with mainland China, Hong Kong has managed to escape the worst of the current Coronavirus pandemic, with only 256 cases recorded so far and just four deaths from the virus.
With China also appearing to have contained the outbreak, optimism is increasing in South East Asia.
Phillips Auction X is accepting consignments now for the June sale.
People looking to have a watch included need to send images and a description of an individual item from your collection to the auctioneer.
If the item is accepted, they will be contacted by a Phillips specialist who will discuss the most appropriate timing, auction and location to ensure the most successful sale.
The spring auction season has been disrupted in the United States and Europe, but here too there are signs of normality on the horizon.
Phillips has said that that its upcoming 20th Century & Contemporary Art sales in New York will be held the week of 22 June 2020, consolidating the New York and London sales into one week of auctions.