Christie's Hong Kong Online Jewellery and Watches Auctions Achieve record-setting results.

Christie’s Hong Kong Online Jewellery and Watches Auctions Achieve record-setting results

The pandemic has caused many changes in the art world, the biggest being the enhanced importance of online auctions. Christie‘s Hong Kong has proven that while auctions are currently very different, they are still as successful with the jewellery and watches online sales in September achieving record-setting results.

The Christie’s Jewels Online auction featured a broad selection of iconic designs and the sale totalled HK$11,144,– highest online sale totals achieved for the category in Hong Kong. The sale had 89 buyers from 21 countries, with 37 per cent of the lots being sold at or above their high estimates.

The top lot of the sale was a 5 CTS D/IF Pear brilliant-cut diamond ring which achieved HK$1,625,000, which is now the most expensive jewellery lot sold online at Christie’s Hong Kong.

Christie’s Hong Kong Online Jewellery and Watches Auctions Achieve record-setting results. Featured: Audemars Piguet stainless steel automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch, HK$1,062,500

The Watches Online Including an Important Private Asian Collection Part IV sale took place between September 23 and September 30, which totaled HK$11,692,500. The top lot of the sale was an Audemars Piguet stainless steel automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch, which realised a price of HK$1,062,500 – a world auction record for the model.

The auctions are a testament to the exciting world of online auctions which have become such an important aspect of the art world this year.

by Kate Haselden

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