De Beers - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 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, dial and stand signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by De Beers fitted presentation box.

  • 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 made a limited edition series of diamond-filled Hour Glass timers as gifts to their most loyal clients around the globe and for the Japanese market. The present example features a beautiful gold plated frame encapsulating 2,000 diamonds that fall effortlessly within the Hour Glass. Accompanied by an illuminated stand with its original fitted presentation box this is a delightful hourglass to be admire in the studies or office of any collector.


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, dial and stand signed

HK$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$189,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)