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Tim Bourne

Tim Bourne is International Director of Watches, Asia, based in Bonhams Hong Kong.

Tim is a globally renowned auctioneer and leading specialist in luxury watches with more than 20 years' experience. During his impressive tenure and under his steadfast leadership, in 2013 Tim was responsible for the highest grossing horological sale ever held in Asia, achieving $28.3m (HK$221.5m), which included the most expensive clock collection ever sold at auction. In 2015, Tim was on the rostrum for the high-profile sale of the Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece, setting a new world record for a watch at auction at $24m.

Having worked extensively in Asia, the Middle East, North America and Europe, Tim joined Bonhams from Sotheby's, where he was Worldwide Head of Watches based in London and Hong Kong, and also Christie's, where he was International Co-Head of the Watches Department based in Hong Kong and New York.