De Beers - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: De Beers
    Year: Circa 2000
    Model Name: Starburst Diamonds 2000
    Material: Gold-plated brass and diamonds
    Dimensions: 175mm height including illuminated stand
    Signed: Case signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Beers instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes, De Beers have been the leaders in the field of mining and the trading of rough diamonds as well as high jewellery over the past century. As a member of the sightholder, the firm was responsible of supplying over 80% of the world’s rough diamond distribution until the start of the 21st century. With that said, De Beers have been continuously growing their brand as one of the top jewelers in the world offering the finest diamond-set jewellery to the world’s elites.

    To commemorate the new millennium, De Beers created the present diamond-filled hour glass with a 10 minute interval time-lapse. The present example features a beautiful gold plated frame encapsulating 2,001 diamonds that fall effortlessly within the Hour Glass while illuminated with a blue hue with cinematic appeal.


Lot offered with No Reserve

A fine and attractive gold-plated brass and diamond-filled hour glass timer with illuminated stand and presentation box

Circa 2000
175mm height including illuminated stand
Case signed

HK$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$81,900

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021