Christie’s Watches concludes an exceptional year. The resilience shown has been remarkable, while the appetite for the rare, exceptional and desirable timepieces continues to grow and propel a market that Christie’s is uniquely positioned to serve. Of the 6’402 registrants from 88 countries in 2021, more than 20% were new buyers/bidders.
“The Christie’s Watches dashboard as we close 2021 shows a solid progression on pre-covid levels. Who knows how we will look back at this year, but one thing is certain: Our ability to meet its many challenges and continue to achieve strong results, even set new records, comes down to our focus on making Christie’s synonymous with the most exciting and rewarding auction experience for buyers and sellers. Both have dreams, and making them come true is the one true measure for success for all of us at Christie’s” remarks François Curiel, Chairman of Christie’s Europe & Asia, and Chairman of the Luxury Division. “It explains how our network of Watch Specialists consistently attracts spectacular lots and achieves the highest prices, and how we as a team contribute to a positive dynamic through innovation and agility. It is at the core of our ability to shift gears between live and online – and deliver an exceptional 360-degree experience on parallel tracks. This is also true for Asia and the Middle-East where we are maintaining strong growth momentum.”