Auctions The Laurent Picciotto Collection of Contemporary Watches
Laurent Picciotto Collection of Contemporary Watches will be auctioned by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo in Hong Kong on 30th May 2017.
A pioneer of contemporary watchmaking, Laurent Picciotto’s unique collection encompasses 43 watches & encounters including masterworks by Richard Mille, Urwerk, De Bethune, MB&F, Girard-Perregaux, Audemars Piguet, Hublot and HYT. An embodiment of his lifelong passion for contemporary watches, and the distinct watches that crossed his path, the collection showcases limited editions and one off pieces from the leading manufacturers of contemporary watchmaking.
Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo states: “ Laurent Picciotto is cool, and so is his watch collection, it is a perfect mirror of his personality. There are people who simply purchase watches and there are consumers, but Laurent always had an encounter, relationship or story as the starting point before adding a watch to his collection. This is why this watch collection is so unique, each watch is telling us a personal and fascinating story.”
Laurent Picciotto is a renowned Parisian retailer who has been a driving force behind the rise of contemporary watchmaking for the last 30 years. As the proprietor of Chronopassion, which first opened for business in 1988 as a Gerald Genta boutique, he has since represented leading contemporary watchmakers and was one of the original founders of Richard Mille. Demonstrating his visionary leadership, Picciotto opened the first Audemars Piguet Boutique in 1997 and the first Hublot Boutique in 2007. A champion of independent watchmakers in the new millennium, Laurent Picciotto lent his support during the inception of leading brands including MB&F, Urwerk, and HYT, which in turn allowed him to add unique pieces to his personal collection.
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Four, 30 May 2017, 1pm & 6pm HKT
Location: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
The auction catalogue is accessible online here, Picciotto collection starting from lot 991.
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Ever since 1791, Girard-Perregaux has been pursuing its course in the best tradition of Fine Watchmaking. The Maison’s history has been characterised by legendary timepieces that combine...Find out more
From the outset, Hublot has embodied design and innovation that differ markedly from the established watchmaking order. With the impetus provided by Jean-Claude Biver, by 2004 these values had...Find out more
The Hydro Mechanical Horologists at HYT have realised an impossible dream: combining mechanics and fluids in a wristwatch.Find out more
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