Hong Kong will witness a sale of 550 rare Important Watches from the famous Christie’s collection on November 30th, 2011. The total value of this unparalleled collection is over $11 million! Vintage and modern watches in complicated designs, 1940’s wristwatches, and present-day collector items will all be on show at the event. One of the show stoppers this season is a pistol-styled watch with a perfume sprinkler combined into it. You have never seen such an extraordinary piece of work. It has cleverly infused 19th-century Swiss technology with beautiful craftsmanship to reveal the skill practiced in China’s olden days. It is valued at $350,000 – 550,000. Besides being a part of a scarce sample of the clocks and automata expected by the Imperial court in China, this style was also very much in demand amongst the European aristocrats, royal families, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Also, watch out for the striking series of ornately decorated Chinese market enamels and pocket watches along with spectacular jeweled watches. This show’s other highlights include a previously unrecorded enamel and diamond-set ring watch, which is still in its original fitted box since 1810! Take a glance back in time to the timepieces that were desired by royalty and the aristocracy alike.