Christie’s 2010 Global Watch Sales Exceed $91 Million

Christie’s International wrapped up a record-breaking year
for fine and rare watches that realized $91.2 million in total sales.  The figure is the highest annual total ever achieved for
watches at the global auction house.

The top watch of the year was a Patek Philippe Reference
1527 manufactured in 1943 that sold for a record $5.7 million at Christie’s
Geneva in May.

Patek Philippe Reference
1527 (photo courtesy of Christie’s)

Another Patek Philippe—an 18k pink gold Reference 2523 with
a blue enamel dial manufactured in 1953 and retailed by Gobbi Milan—sold for
$2.7 million, setting a world auction record for a Reference of its kind.