Christie’s New York, fine and rare timepieces for auction, pocket watches

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Christie’s New York to auction rare watches

NEW YORK, December 8, 2009 – Christie’s New York will present a selection of over 380 fine and rare timepieces for auction on Tuesday, December 15.
Vintage and modern wristwatches from the major manufacturers are represented, as well as pocket watches, fine ladies’ watches, and rare signed clocks.
Prices begin at $700 and range upwards to $350,000 for the most important signed timepieces.
The total sale is expected to achieve in excess of $4 million.
Sam Hines, Head of Watches at Christie’s New York, says: “As our recent sales have demonstrated, demand for high-quality timepieces continues to expand globally, as we welcome new collectors.
“For our final auction of Important Watches this fall season, we have assembled a sale that is bursting with exceptional items from the top manufacturers, including Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, Cartier, Rolex, and Franck Muller to name but a few.
“Opportunities to acquire investment-quality pieces abound, led by several rare and important examples not likely to be seen on the market again for some time.”