Christie’s Dubai to re-launch watch sale
Dubai, September 3, 2013
Christie’s Dubai will be re-launching its watch sale next month, the only auction in this category to be held in the region, as part of their regular sale season.
Breguet, Patek Philippe, Piguet, Bulgari, Chopard, Cartier, IWC, Rolex, Tag Heuer are among the brands represented by the 48 pieces to be offered with estimates from $1,000 to $80,000. With a combined value of around $1 million, the sale will be held immediately after the Part I sale on the evening of October 29.
Frederic Watrelot, Christie’s watch specialist in Dubai, said: “The sale is a response to repeated requests from clients in the region for Christie’s, the international market leaders in this category, to reinstate the successful watch auctions here in Dubai. Reflecting the taste of our Middle Eastern collectors, we have kept the sale small but perfectly formed, concentrating on leading brands at attractive prices.”
Michael Jeha, managing director Christie’s Middle East, said: “We made a strategic decision to hire a regionally-based specialist 15 months ago, mirroring the successful formula we follow for our art sales.
“This ensures that Christie’s are able to source the best pieces available and understand the specific needs of our regional client base. We are delighted to re-introduce this additional sale category to our Middle Eastern sales.”
Christie’s Education will also offer an education programme from October 26 to 28.
An Introduction to the International Art Market will focus on both international and local themes, with exclusive access to private collections, personal tours and discussions with leading local artists, curators and gallery owners. – TradeArabia News Service