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Christie's Dubai presents The Dubai Edit


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By Dubai Watch Week

22 Oct, 2020

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Christie’s Dubai presents The Dubai Edit: an online auction from the 15-29th October, featuring an exceptional collection of rare vintage Rolex and Patek Philippe watches. The auction offers timepieces made for the Middle Eastern market at the highest standard of collectability such as as Rolex with the UAE coat of arms, a selection of Rolex day-dates with Omani Khanjar, or an Omega made of the Kingdom of Bahrain. In addition, some stand out pieces include the extremely rare Rolex “Milsub” double ref. 5513/17, an extremely rare and impeccable Rolex day-date with a striking yellow Stella dial, an impressive Patek Philippe 5271P with baguette-diamonds and a limited-edition Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillion 1 produced to 5 pieces only.

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Lot 92 - Rolex, a gold and diamonds day-date with yellow stella dial, ref. 1802.The lacquer dial of the present watch is of the most vivid shade of yellow that can be imagined comparable to Chinese “Imperial Yellow”. Furthermore, yellow is considered the most beautiful, prestigious and highly prized colour amongst stella dials of which no two are the same shade.

THE DUBAI EDIT, replaces the traditional annual live Important Watches auctions. The sale offers 161 lots and represents the most valuable online watch sale ever offered with a mid- estimate of US$5,000,000. Watches will be available for viewing at Christie’s Dubai office in DIFC by appointment only from the 15th to 29th of October from 10am to 8pm on weekdays and from 1pm to 8pm during the weekend. To make an appointment call +971 (0)4 425 5647 or email on clientservicesdubai@christies.com

Lot 87 – Patek Phililppe Gold Diamonds, Pearl and Ruby- Set Skeletonized Keyless Watch , Ref 912. Introduced into the market in 1952, reference 2526 was Patek Philippe's first self-winding or automatic watch, starting with movement number 760'000. The model features the legendary calibre 12-600 AT which was granted Swiss patent no. 289758 in 1953 for "a self-winding mechanism for a wristwatch movement using the energy supplied by a rotary mass causing an eccentric part to transmit a swinging movement to an organ of the mechanism".

Lot 87 – Patek Phililppe Gold Diamonds, Pearl and Ruby- Set Skeletonized Keyless Watch , Ref 912. Introduced into the market in 1952, reference 2526 was Patek Philippe's first self-winding or automatic watch, starting with movement number 760'000. The model features the legendary calibre 12-600 AT which was granted Swiss patent no. 289758 in 1953 for "a self-winding mechanism for a wristwatch movement using the energy supplied by a rotary mass causing an eccentric part to transmit a swinging movement to an organ of the mechanism".

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