The sale, which can happen on the JW Marriott on Could 27 and 28, will comprise a curated choice of one-of-a-kind items from among the world’s most gifted horologists.
Main the cost is François-Paul Journe of F.P. Journe and his pioneering Chronomètre à Resonance. Launched in 2000, this was the world’s first wristwatch to utilize resonance. Basically, the motion consists of two impartial balances that synchronize themselves for higher accuracy. This uncommon, first-generation mannequin, which hails from 2003, sports activities a platinum case and aged copper dial. It additionally comes with a full set of equipment. Because of this, it’s anticipated to hammer down for between $167,000 and $295,000. There may be additionally a Tourbillon Souverain and Octa Calendrier by Journe on supply that might fetch as much as $250,000 and $120,000, respectively.
One other standout comes courtesy of Finnish watchmaker Kari Voutilainen, who makes simply 50 to 60 timepieces a yr and has achieved cult standing amongst severe collectors. The one-of-a-kind piece, christened Vingt-8 Hisui, was meticulously handcrafted in collaboration with Japanese lacquer studio Unryuan in 2017. It has a hanging, multicolored dial that mixes gold mud, gold leaf and abalone shell present in New Zealand. Elsewhere, the watch sports activities a platinum case, teardrop lugs, an emerald-set crown and the identical in-house motion used within the Vingt-8 sequence. The rarity is predicted to fetch between $100,000 and 200,000.
That’s only a style of what you’ll be able to anticipate, in fact. There may also be grails by De Bethune, Gérald Genta, MB&F, Urwerk, Lang & Heyne, Christophe Claret and Laurent Ferrier going below the gavel.
“One of many largest independent watchmaking alternatives being supplied in recent times in our Hong Kong public sale, the sale encompasses in the end totally different watches for various tastes, however each bit supplied is a watch completely embodying the unbridled philosophy of its maker,” Thomas Perazzi, head of watches, Phillips, Asia, mentioned in an announcement.
As all the time, you’ll be able to take a look at the full catalog on-line.