The Centennial Collection Part II
Online-only from 26 March to 9 April

Bonhams' online-only watch sale – The Centennial Collection: Part II – features fine watches from renowned makers such as Jaeger, Omega and Rolex, alongside a selection of rare timepiece memorabilia. The watches in the sale have accessible estimates, and a number of lots will be sold without reserve. Bids are accepted up until 9 April.

'The Centennial Collection' is the largest collection of fine watches ever offered at auction in Asia. Assembled over 40 years by a single collector who began collecting in his teenage years, this is a wide-ranging collection of more than 1,000 pieces. It spans every decade of the last 100 years, from the 1920s to the present day.

The first part of the collection was sold at Bonhams Hong Kong in June 2019. This current second instalment, offered in an online-only format, allows collectors from around the world to participate on Bonhams.com.

Highlights of the sale include:

Omega, Speedmaster Mark II Professional Chronograph, 145.014, Stainless Steel Chronograph Bracelet Watch, Circa 1969.
Estimate: HK$ 15,000 - 30,000

The Speedmaster Mark II reference 145.014 comes with a C-case/ tonneau-shaped case that became symbolic of watches in the 1970s. It also sports a racing dial and an Omega logo in orange for the first time.

Jaeger-LeCoultre. A Lady's Yellow Gold And Diamond-Set Concealed Bracelet Watch, Circa 1960.
Estimate: HK$ 60,000 - 120,000

Made in the 1960s, this bracelet watch is powered by a small calibre measuring only 14.4mm in size and housed in a yellow gold case set with diamonds. Jaeger-LeCoultre is renowned for the world's smallest calibre movement, and this piece exemplifies the superb miniature craftmanship.

Zenith, 95.0100.418, Titanium Triple Calendar Chronograph Bracelet Watch With Moon Phases, Circa 1995.
Estimate: HK$ 25,000 - 50,000

This full titanium bracelet watch is housed with one of the most renowned calibres in the watchmaking industry – Calibre 3019PHF (El Primero). Thanks to its high frequency, it is still one of the most reliable calibres to date.

Jaeger-LeCoultre, Atmos II, Gilt Brass Atmos Clock, Circa 1965. Accompanied With Original Reorder Card.
Estimate: HK$ 10,000 - 20,000

In 1929, the first commercial Atmos Clock was launched to the market. Its unique movement – powered by the subtle changes in the atmospheric temperature – winds naturally. The current piece on offer is an early example circa 1965, maintained in good and functioning condition.

Rolex, Precision Lever, Platinette Keyless Open Face Watch, 1923.
Estimate: HK$ 7,000 - 14,000

The Reference Precision Lever is inscribed '7 World's Records Gold Medal' both on the dial and the back of the inner case. This stamp on the inner case can date back to as early as 1923, representing Rolex's high standards and precise timekeeping technology at the time. Rolex is one of the world's most respected brands for its outstanding chronometric performance.

Omega. A Rare and Collectible Group of Lunar Lander Module Display, circa 2009. Accompanied with Omega Lifetime Issue 4, 2009 Magazine.
Estimate: HK$ 5,000 - 10,000 (No Reserve Lot)

A similar set of Lunar Lander Module Display was installed in Omega boutiques to promote the Omega Speedmaster, known otherwise as 'The Moonwatch', for it was the very first-ever watch worn on the Moon.

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