The co-chair of the HK Ballet Guild sits down with the specialists to discover more about the selection on offer at the Magnificent Jewels and Important Watches auctions in July Anne Wang-Liu got to spend time with Connie Luk, a specialist at Christie’s high jewellery department, and Alexandre Bigler, who heads up the auction house’s watches department, to find out more about the dazzling pieces on offer at the auctions for Magnificent Jewels and Important Watches this July.

Wang-Liu tried on a necklace featuring a 19.53 carat Burmese Star Ruby and was also drawn to the colour and contemporary design of a bangle set with an 80.08 carat untreated Ceylon sapphire and a 46.80 carat amethyst—both creations by the Hong Kong high jewellery brand Etcetera. Also on offer are a pair of jadeite hoop earrings that are each accentuated with a single ruby—a modern take on traditional jadeite jewellery that also caught Wang-Liu’s eye as a subtle, elegant pair that she can wear when is she out and about with her family or attending meetings at the HK Ballet Guild.

When it comes to the selection of timepieces, Wang-Liu learned more about a Patek Philippe watch from 1966 that features a unique art deco design in gold and silver—a rare design for a Patek Philippe creation. Another watch among the collection is a vintage Rolex Daytona, a personal favourite of Wang-Liu’s. 

Find out more about Anne Wang-Liu’s conversation with the team at Christie’s in the exclusive video

Tatler Picks

764.jpg7.64 carats Fancy diamond brooch

12.11.jpg12.11 carats Fancy Intense Blue/IF diamond ring


jadeit.jpgJadeite cabochon earrings

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Richard Mille carbon limited edition tonneau- shaped skeletonised split-seconds chronograph wristwatch

 greubel.pngGreubel Forsey, Philippe Dufour and Michel Boulanger. An extremely rare and important limited edition 18k white gold semi-skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch

 patek.pngPatek Philippe. A unique and highly important titanium automatic “Cathedral” minute repeating annual calendar wristwatch

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Hermèslimited edition matte vert cyprès & bleu saint cyr alligator verso Birkin 25 with palladium hardware

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A deep bleu ostrich sellier Kelly 28 with gold hardware, 2019, Hermès



Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Conti, 1990


J.F. Mugnier, Musigny, 2005

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction will take place on July 9 at Alexandra House, with previews from July 4 to 7. The Important Watches auction is scheduled for July 13, also at Alexandra House. Additional information on the lots, time, venue and more can be found on