Bruce Lee's wristwatch has been sold for HK$225,000 (US$28,700) at an auction held in Hong Kong

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A watch once owned by martial arts legend Bruce Lee has been sold for HK$225,000 (US$28,700) at an auction held in Hong Kong – far exceeding its expected asking price.


Pieces of Bruce Lee memorabilia are usually hot items and the Universal Genève Polerouter timepiece (circa 1950s) was described as a “very rare and historically interesting yellow gold-plated stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds”.
It was sold to an unidentified buyer as item 860 of 82 lots during the Phillips & Blackbird: Sports auction on Monday night at the JW Marriott Hotel.


The timepiece had been expected to fetch between HK$80,000 to HK$150,000 but was sold for a much higher price.
The watch came with a letter of provenance from its previous owner, Herb Jackson, who was Lee’s martial arts student, friend and confidant in the United States.
Lee had given Jackson the timepiece as a gift and the watch was handed down to Jackson’s son, Mark Ashton-Jackson, before it went under the hammer and sold on Monday.


Source: https://amp.scmp.com/sport/mixed-martial-arts/article/3012068/martial-arts-superstar-bruce-lees-watch-sells-huge-price

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