Christie's New York has announced the highlights of its December 5 sale, featuring important watches from Patek Philippe, Rolex, Richard Mille and Audemars Piguet.

Christie's New York has unveiled the selection for its Important Watches sale to be held in New York on December 5. A wide range of watches from leading brands and independent artisans will be offered," capturing the rich heritage of watchmaking and its path of innovation".

Highlights include the Patek Philippe 18-karat gold automatic perpetual calendar and moon-phase wristwatch, formerly owned by Andy Warhol, and a Patek Philippe Sky Moon, considered one of the most important timepieces of our time.

These and the other pieces that make up the selection embarked on a world tour that began in Geneva from November 2 to 5; it will continue in Hong Kong from November 24 to 26, before returning to New York from December 1 to 4. On the latter date, all lots will be available during Christie's Luxury Marquee Week at Rockefeller Center.

Rebeca Ross, Vice President and Head of Christie's New York Watches Department, said: "These exquisite timepieces, with their timeless charm, are a testament to enduring artistry. They not only reflect the historic legacy of watchmaking, but also offer avid collectors the opportunity to own a piece of history."

For the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002P-001, the house expects to raise up to 2 million 200 thousand dollars; for the unique RM 018 'Hommage À Boucheron' by Richard Mille, 1 million; and for the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar ref. 3448, formerly owned by Andy Warhol, just over 600 thousand dollars.