De Beers - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2023 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 28, 2023 | 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

    - De Beers was founded in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes. Along with being the leaders in mining and trading rough diamonds, they have also been one of the oldest and most trusted high jewellers within the upper echelon of society for over the past century. As a sightholder, the firm was responsible for supplying over 80% of the world’s diamond distribution until the beginning of the millennium. Nonetheless, De Beers remains one of the finest maisons today that offers the most brilliant and breathtaking diamond-set jewellery to the world’s elites.

    - To commemorate the new millennium, De Beers made a limited edition series of diamond-filled hourglass timers as gifts to their most loyal clients around the globe. The present example features a beautiful gold-plated frame that holds 2,000 loose diamonds that delicately descends within the hourglass. Accompanied by an illuminated stand with its original fitted presentation box, it would be a waste if this ethereal hourglass is not admired daily on a mental piece or a display cabinet.


Lot offered with No Reserve

A fine and attractive gold-plated brass and diamond-filled hourglass 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$88,900

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2023

28 March - 4 April 2023