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Moments in Time: Christie’s Top of the Time Time

Patek Philippe Grand Complications Sky Moon Tourbillon. Photo courtesy Christie’s. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

One of the great watch auctions, featuring world-class complicated wristwatches, is currently underway online until March 20th at Christie’s Hong Kong. Among the exceptional watches at the Top of Time auction are two masterpieces from Patek Philippe: the Sky Moon Tourbillon and the self-winding Grande Complication. The meticulously curated online sale is offering time pieces from the world’s most illustrious brands including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Cartier. 

Patek Philippe Grande Complication. Patek Philippe’s first grande complication wristwatch with chronograph, perpetual calendar and minute repeater – plus a moon phase – in exquisite platinum is the definition of a grail watch. The instantaneous change of day, date and month in leap years alone testifies to unparalleled watchmaking prowess. It is estimated at $US 700,000 to $US 1.2 million (HK$5,500,000-9,500,000). Photos courtesy Christie’s. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette 

Among the incredible timepieces presented are two of Patek Philippe’s greatest masterpieces, each one an exemplar of the five most complicated wristwatches ever made by the maison: the incomparable and magnificent 12-complication Sky Moon Tourbillon with blue champlevé and cloisonné enamel dial; and the exceptional self-winding Grande Complication Minute Repeater single-button chronograph with perpetual calendar. The Sky Moon Tourbillon is the most valuable timepiece to be offered in any online auction at Christie’s Asia. 

Patek Philippe Grand Complications Sky Moon Tourbillon. Regarded as one of the most notable achievements in modern horology, the ‘Sky Moon Tourbillon’ has been described as representing the culmination of over 400 years of watchmaking knowledge and savoir-faire, perfectly capturing the enduring relationship between humans, the Earth and the Universe. It is estimated at $US 3.6 million to $US 5.7 million(HK$28,000,000-45,000,000). Photos courtesy Christie’s. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette 

“Our first online sale Top of The Time inaugurates Christie’s Watches Spring season and will more than likely set new records. We are thrilled to offer to international clients and collectors not only two superb and unique Patek Philippe Grande Complication models – a stunning Ref. 6002G and a no less extraordinary Ref. 5208P – but also a fantastic selection of exquisite rarities from the other great creators of watchmaking art,”  said Alexander Bigler, Vice-President, Head of Watches Asia Pacific at Christie’s. ©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette. https://www.christies.com/

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