A Private Collection of 128 Patek Philippe Contemporary Timepieces Heads to Auction

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A collection of 128 Patek Philippe contemporary timepieces, which Christie’s touts as the finest to appear at auction, will be offered across three sales this spring.

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Dubbed the Kairos Collection, it’s been assembled by a private, anonymous collector who has actively collected watches for more than 35 years, Christie’s said.

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The collection is named to reflect the two sides to the concept of time in ancient Greece, chronos and kairos.

.“The former simply refers to all time. The latter refers specifically to opportune, auspicious time, and thus its preciousness,” the auction house said in a release Friday.

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Each timepiece from this collection is accompanied by its original certificate of origin and all associated product literature, presentation box, and outer packaging, Christie’s said.

The collection will be divided into three parts to be offered respectively at Christie’s Geneva, Hong Kong, and New York.

On May 9, a selection of 30 pieces will be auctioned in Geneva, with highlights including a Ref. 5959R-001 split-seconds chronograph in rose gold with black dial, and a ref. 5074R-001 minute repeater perpetual calendar in the same livery.

The second live auction is scheduled for May 24 at Christie’s Hong Kong. Another 30 lots will be highlighted by a platinum Ref. 5951P-012 perpetual calendar split-seconds chronograph and a minute repeater Ref. 5078R-001 in rose gold.

On June 8, the remaining 68 timepieces from this collection will be sold at Christie’s Rockefeller Center salerooms in New York, which will include several Tiffany & Co. dual-signature dials.

The Kairos Collection will be on public exhibition, the schedule is as follows:

April 5-8 in London; April 30-May 11 in New York; May 6-8 in Geneva; May 13-16 in Dubai; May 15-24 in Hong Kong; May 24-26 in San Francisco; and June 3-7 in New York.


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