15th-19th November, 2016

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Speakers

Speakers & Moderators

Nicholas Biebuyck

A highly respected specialist in watches, especially vintage timepieces, Nicholas Biebuyck joined Christie’s in April 2016, having entered the auction world in 2010 with another international auction house.

Initially working in the motoring department, he chose to focus on his passion for watches in 2012, before deciding to explore new opportunities in private aviation in 2013. He returned to the same auction house in 2014 to head up their Hong Kong watches team, during which time he travelled extensively to liaise with clients, gaining a unique understanding of the market in Asia. 

Known for his passion for vintage chronographs and issued watches, especially those from Heuer, Omega, Patek Philippe and Rolex, he has a wide appreciation for everything from early English pocket watches through to fine modern pieces from the great independent watchmakers. Nicholas is regarded among collectors for his depth and breadth of knowledge, and his honest, analytical and thorough approach to appraising pieces.

Nicholas shares his love of watches with his passion for classic cars and motorcycles, and holds a diploma in mechanical engineering from the University of Birmingham UK.