48 iconic and timeless watches to be auctioned in Dubai

Christie’s Watch Auction will be the only watch auction of its kind to be held in the Middle East
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Christie’s renowned auction of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish Art, will be followed by Christie’s Watch Auction, which is the only watch auction to be held in the region.
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The auction will include some truly coveted pieces, such as the above Rolex ring watch, which has the original warranty card circa 1960’s (next image).
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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 following are a a few highlights from the auction.
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Cartier: A very fine and oversized 18K Pink Gold skeletonised wristwatch with flying Tourbillon. Signed Cartier, this "ROTONDE" model, is circa 2011.\nPrice Estimate: $40,000-60,000
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Breguet: An exclusive limited edition 18K Pink Gold Half Hunter case tourbillion wristwatch. Originally made for the 200th anniversary of the invention of the tourbillon movement by the firm.\nPrice Estimate: $60,000-80,000
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Panerai: A very rare stainless steel limited series triple barrel cushion-shaped water-resistant dual time wristwatch with night and day indication, power reserve and perpendicular rotating tourbillion.
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Panerai Luminor Price Estimate: $40,000-60,000
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Rolex: An authentic Daytona Pro-Hunter Stealth, Issue IV model, circa 2011. \nPrice Estimate: $14,000-20,000
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IWC: An oversized stainless steel, manually-wound wristwatch. This PORTUGUESE F.A. JONES was manufactured in 2006\nPrice Estimate: $5,000-7,000
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Rolex: This COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA, is made of white gold with a pink mother of Pearl Dial. The automatic chronograph wristwatch was manufactured in 2001.
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With a one of a kind UAE emblem engraved in the back.\nPrice Estimate: $15,000-20,000
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Cartier: This TANK BASCULANTE MECANIQUE is a rare stainless steel reversible, manually-wound wristwatch. Circa 1997\nPrice Estimate: $2,000-4,000
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Tag Heuer: A rare and limited edition stainless steel square automatic chronograph wristwatch\nThe Monaco Vintage was manufactured circa 2009\nPrice Estimate: $3,000-5,000
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Vacheron Constantin: A very fine and exclusive 18K Pink Gold Tonneau-Shaped tourbillion wristwatch with regulator dial and power reserve. The GENEVE MALTE TOURBILLON MODEL was manufactured circa 2008 .\nPrice Estimate: $50,000-70,000
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Piaget: An “Haute Joaillerie” diamond-set 18 karat white gold bracelet watch by Piaget is another highlight not to miss. The bracelet is entirely set with 236 baguette-cut diamonds with a total weight of 30.58 cts and 192 round brilliant cut diamonds of approximate. weight of 15.41 cts.\nPrice Estimate $40,000-60,000
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Viewing is free and open to the public at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel: Sunday 27 October - Wednesday 30 October. The Watch Auction will take place Tuesday 29, starting 8pm.
Mon 09 Sep 2013 12:25 PM GST