Christie's celebrates 10 years in Dubai with a series of auctions
March 2, 2016: Three special luxury sales will mark auction house Christie’s 10th anniversary in Dubai.
Inaugurating the celebratory 20th sale season of Christie’s in Dubai is the Important Watches sale, on March 15. The auction will offer 176 slots of exceptional timepieces that will range between $2,000 to $200,000, including some that debuted on the house’s Geneva sale.
Also on offer will be India’s great batsman, Sachin Tendulkar’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak – from a limited 300-piece collection – as well as a Corum watch from the Swiss brand’s limited 1997 edition that commemorated the 50th anniversary of India’s independence.
Following the modern and contemporary art auction on March 16, Christie’s will hold a groundbreaking Elements of Style sale, which – alongside a slew of exquisite watches, jewelry, Montblanc fountain pens and Louis Vuitton luggage pieces – will offer for the first time in the Middle East 60 Chanel handbags.
Combined, the Elements of Style and the Important Watches sales will constitute the largest presentation of timepieces in the Middle Eastern high-end market.
In its initial decade in Dubai, Christie’s has provided global visibility and recognition to nearly 700 regional artists, offering, among other items, over 2,650 art works and 2,000 watches and jewelry pieces to buyers from around 30 countries.
More information on the sales, which will take place at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, is available on Christie’s website.