While the biggest auctions this fall are set to be dominated by the usual suspects (e.g. Phillips and Sothebys), London stalwart Bonhams are offering collectors at every pricepoint the opportunity to indulge their horological curiosity thanks to the debut of Hong Kong Watches 1.0. Scheduled to take place on 24 November, Bonhams’ first ever thematic watch sale brings together over 180 different lots ranging in diversity from cutting-edge prototypes to haute joaillarie oddities. The brainchild of Asia’s International Director of Watches, Tim Bourne, the event marks the first time many of these consignments — intended to raise interest from all quarters of the public — will be appearing on the market. “We are delighted to bring Bonhams back to the [watch auction world] in a big way,” says Bourne, “as we present fresh pieces which will appeal to first time buyers and seasoned collectors across the region.” Ahead of next week’s fierce bidding, here are 8 distinctive lots that you should keep an eye out for.

“We’re delighted to bring Bonhams back to the [world of watch auctions] in a big way, as we present fresh pieces to the market…which will appeal to first time buyers and seasoned collectors across the region.”

Tim Bourne (International Director of Watches, Asia)