DUBAI: Set to open to bidders on Oct. 15, Christie’s upcoming online watch sale “The Dubai Edit” features a host to luxury timepieces with historical links to the Middle East.
Some of the timepieces up for auction were made specifically for collectors from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan.
Remy Julia, Head of Watches at Christie’s Middle East, commented: “The regional and global demand for rare and limited-edition watches remains robust, and we have sought a range of pieces that have specific relevance to Middle East collectors for this online sale. The MENA region is one of our fastest-growing markets globally, and we anticipate a strong outcome from emerging as well as established collectors.”
Set to run from Oct. 15-29, the watch sale includes a rare Rolex Gold Day-Date, reference 18038, with a blue dial embellished with a red khanjar, made for a collector in the Sultanate