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Sotheby’s Appoints Tim Bourne as Worldwide Head of Watches, Based in Hong Kong

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s announced the appointment of Tim Bourne as Worldwide Head of its Watches department. Mr. Bourne will be based in Hong Kong, overseeing Sotheby’s Asia watch auctions in addition to those in Geneva, New York and London. This marks a strategic move in response to the rapid expansion of the auction market for watches worldwide, especially in Asia. With his wealth of experience and vision, Mr. Bourne endeavors to “create an innovative and forward thinking department that can capture rapidly-growing market opportunities, as well as the shifting focus of watch auctions worldwide.” Mr. Bourne has played instrumental roles in major auction houses and is highly regarded with over 20 years of experience in the industry. In 1997, Sotheby’s pioneered the auction of watches in Asia under his direction, displaying its market leadership in the field. “With his insight i