This time around, Sotheby’s Hong Kong is auctioning off some very special watches at Hall 1 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre; most notably, a Richard Mille Sapphire Tonneau-Form Skeletonised Tourbillon Wristwatch RM56-02. Numbered ten of ten, the exquisite timepiece is set to hit the auction block on October 2; there will also be a public exhibition from September 28 to October 1.
While the aforementioned Richard Mille item is the auction’s centerpiece, the event will also offer an eclectic line-up of “vintage masterpieces and independent innovations across the spectrum.” In an official press statement, Sotheby’s Asia’s head of watches Jessie Kang shares:
“We are very excited to be offering a Richard Mille RM56-02, the light and possibly the most “transparent” watch in the world, and Patek Philippe 5002, arguably one of the most complicated watches of its time. We are especially proud of the broadened offering of independent brands in the line-up for this year’s sale. Together with celebrated power brands such as the aforementioned Richard Mille and the classic Patek Philippe, this wide spectrum of artisanal and ultra-exclusive independent creations such as MB & F and Phillip Dufour, serve as a reflection of the recent changes in the watch industry, in which independent watches are starting to draw significant market interest due to impeccable craftsmanship, bold creativity and distinguished uniqueness.”
Take a look at the Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction’s Richard Mille Sapphire Tonneau-Form Skeletonized Tourbillon Wristwatch RM56-02 above, and stay tuned for more information.