By Brecken Branstrator
Christie’s Hong Kong will auction off a collection of Patek Philippe watches amassed by one collector. It’s known as “The Titanium and Ruby Collection” for two of its top timepieces, both pictured here.
New York—This summer and fall, Christie’s Hong Kong will sell what it is calling the most valuable single-owner collection of Patek Philippe watches ever offered in Asia.

“The Titanium and Ruby Collection” is comprised of 43 vintage and modern timepieces purchased by a private individual over two decades.

The collection has a low estimate of $12 million total and Christie’s will auction the watches off in two separate sales in Hong Kong.

Part one, “The Titanium Collection,” will be held in July.

It features 32 Patek Philippe timepieces and is named for its top lot, the Ref. 5033 Titanium Minute Repeater, which is expected to sell for as much as $1.5 million.

Christie’s will offer part two, “The Ruby Collection,” in November, putting the remaining 11 pieces from the collection on the auction block.

It also was named for its expected top lots. The Ref. 3448 and Ref. 3939, both of which are pictured in the slideshow above, have ruby embellishments.

The Ref. 3448 is an 18-karat gold automatic perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases while the Ref. 3939 is an 18-karat gold minute repeating tourbillon.

Both are estimated to sell for as much as $800,000 this fall.

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