New York City - March 1, 2019
The auction powerhouse’s commitment to HSNY will help ensure the 153-year-old watchmaking guild continues its monthly lecture series, international horology classes, and financial aid for the next generation of watchmakers.
“Christie’s is honored to be part of the HSNY family and to be an official sponsor of this esteemed organization,” said John Reardon, Christie’s International Head of Watches. “Behind every great watch collector is a great watchmaker forever present to maintain and preserve horological treasures from the past. It is a natural fit that Christie’s supports the vision of the HSNY and we look forward to being part of the many exciting events and initiatives planned for 2019 and beyond.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome Christie's, the world-famous auction house, as a sponsor of the Horological Society of New York,” said HSNY President Nicholas Manousos. “Founded in 1766, Christie's rich history is intertwined with horological history in a very meaningful way. Christie's generous support of the educational mission of the Horological Society of New York is incredibly motivating and will greatly aid the Horological Society of New York in promoting horological education worldwide.”
Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in 2018 that totalled £5.3 billion / $7 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and international expertise. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.
Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.
About the Horological Society of New York
Founded in 1866, the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) is one of the oldest continuously operating horological associations in the world. Today, HSNY is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the art and science of horology through education. Members are a diverse mix of watchmakers, clockmakers, executives, journalists, auctioneers, historians, salespeople and collectors, reflecting the rich nature of horology in New York City; http://hs-ny.org.