Friday, November 11, 2011

The object of the day: Piguet & Meylan watch

Piguet & Meylan watch 

The Chinese court's interest in European clocks began in the late Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644)

In 2005, this circa-1820 18-karat gold, enamel and pearl Piguet & Meylan watch made for the Chinese market came on the block at Christie’s.

The watch carried a top estimate of HK$550,000 and sold for just over HK$3 million.Each season, Christie’s presents a range of 19th-century timepieces made especially for the Chinese market.

Not surprisingly, these tend to be popular with Chinese buyers.

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