At the very core of Christie’s Watches is a passion for quality, rarity and importance. Christie’s has been presenting timepieces at auction for over 250 years, with each and every piece offered, from vintage to contemporary, encapsulating a unique aspect of horological history.
Led by an experienced team of specialists with a vast and prestigious collector network, Christie’s has been responsible for the sales of numerous highly important watches and globally revered watch collections, leading to historic results. In the first half of 2023 alone, Christie’s has broken multiple auction records for references, including a Patek Philippe ref. 2523J ‘Dual Crown World Time’, which sold for US$8.5 million, and has made history with a Patek Philippe, Grand Complications ‘Sky Moon Tourbillon’, Ref. 6002G-001, which became the most valuable timepiece ever sold online globally when it reached US$5.8 million.
Offering international live and online auctions as well as private sales, Christie’s Watches provides collectors with a world-class experience across consigning, purchasing, valuations and advisory.
Mr. Alexandre Bigler is the VP, Head of Watches at Christie’s auction and not only is he a watch expert by profession, he is also an ardent collector with passion. When asked about his most treasured piece in his collection, the soft-spoken gentlemen from Switzerland was pretty reserved, but based on what he has seen over the years in Christie’s auctions, we know the definition of “humbling”. Still however, we got the answer – A 1967 Rolex Daytona.
Discover rare auction pieces from all around the world presented at Christie's booth at Singapore Watch Fair 2023. Perhaps you might get an opportunity to get some insights from Mr. Bigler in person.