It’s no secret that these ‘5 digit’ Rolex sports models are amongst the most coveted watches in the eyes of collectors and investors alike, with colourful GMT’s helping lead the charge. This 16710 GMT-Master II sports the classic Coke bezel that first appeared on the famous ‘Fat Lady’. Found in beautifully crisp condition and complete with its full complement of original certificate, Rolex service history, box and tag.
A reference that introduced a new generation of Patek "in-house" chronograph movements following the lemania based 5070. This first generation example cased in yellow gold is found in excellent condition and supplied with full accessories including International Guarantee, box and leather pouch.
Model: Cosmograph Daytona
We were proud to first sell this beautiful 6263 “Panda” dial Daytona at our record breaking Geneva Watch Auction SEVEN weekend. Trusted to us again by the happy winner and packed with original features, this collectable Cosmograph comes remarkably complete with its Rolex box, original certificate, bill of sale, and calendar card.
The Patek Philippe 3448 in White Gold: A Healing Experience
The Eternal Appeal of Cartier Wristwatches
Ahead of The Gevena Watch Auction: XI, renowned author and watch journalist Nick Foulkes pens a declaration of love for the timeless beauty of Cartier's shape-shifting wristwatches.
One Of Twenty: Owning F.P. Journe's First Wristwatches
Arthur Touchot meets Lorenz Bäumer, one of the consignors of The Geneva Watch Auction: XI, to learn about two fresh-to-market F.P Journe wristwatches made before the watchmaker's rise to stardom.
Specialists Pick: Four Watches From the Phillips PERPETUAL Boutique
What would our specialists want to buy, if they were given carte blanche and access to Phillips PERPETUAL's curated selection of wristwatches ?
Phillips Perpetual34 watches for sale
Ref. 16570 T
Model: "SRR" Explorer II
One of only 139 Military Explorer II's made by Rolex for the UK Special Reconnaissance Regiment, this example is remarkable for it's stickered and practically untouched condition. Complete with the original original Rolex warranty card (confirming direct supply from Rolex to the SRR), signed and numbered Regimental certificate, tags and original box. Incredibly rare, extremely sought after and one of the most important '5 digit' sports models in Rolex's history.
Model: Signature 1
Signature1 is definitively the timepiece combining the simplest movement ever imagined by Greubel Forsey to extreme sophistication of the finishing: Signature 1 is a praise to this know how and elegance.One of 11 pieces in platinum with a black silvered gold dial this full set example is found in outstanding condition.
Model: Galet Micro-Rotor
A fresh to market, fine and original Pink gold Galet Micro-Rotor with striking anthracite grey dial and full accessories. This Galet Micro-Rotor embodies the qualities of fine design and superb quality that Laurent Ferrier is attributed with.
Model: Nautilus "Jumbo"
Totally unworn and in ‘new’ condition, this Patek Philippe 5711 from 2017 is the perfect example of this most sought after reference. Without a doubt Patek’s most iconic watch, the original Nautilus helped define an entire category of watch making and this watch is offered with the original Certificate of Origin, Patek wooden box, booklets and wallet.
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XI
27 June 2020 - 28 June 2020 • Geneva
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X
10 July 2020 • Hong Kong
REFRESH:RELOAD Online Auction
20 May 2020 - 28 May 2020 • Hong Kong
10 December 2019 • New York
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE
26 November 2019 • Hong Kong
The Geneva Watch Auction X
10 November 2019 • Geneva
Double Signed: A Celebration of the Finest Partnerships Between Manufacturers and Retailers
9 November 2019 • Geneva
News and Results
Press Release: 18 May 2020
Including a Previously Unknown Patek Philippe Pocket Watch Reference 605 HU from 1950 in Pink Gold And Two Extremely Rare F.P. Journe Models Tourbillon Souverain and Resonance both from his Original “Souscription” Series
Press Release: 1 April 2020
Proceeds from the Sale of The Armoury’s City Hunter 2 Jacket to Support the WHO COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
Press Release: 26 February 2020
To be Offered at Auction During its Upcoming Sale in May: The Geneva Watch Auction: XI
The Watches Department
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is the watch department at Phillips auction house, dedicated exclusively to the world's finest collectors' watches. Launched in November 2014 by Aurel Bacs and his partner, Livia Russo, the department was established in response to the ever-increasing need for today's collectors to easily access scholarship, guidance and quality across the board. The team of specialists at Phillips Watches is dedicated to an uncompromised approach to quality, transparency and client service, and, as a result, in just two years since launching achieved market leadership with sales of over $106 million in 2016.
With multiple world records, including for a wristwatch, Patek Philippe wristwatch, Rolex and Omega at auction, Phillips has become the undisputed worldwide market leader. Below are a selection of recent record-breaking prices.
1. Rolex reference 6239, Paul Newman's "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytona – WINNING ICONS – 26 October 2017 (US $17,752,500). Highest result ever achieved for a wristwatch at auction.
2. Patek Philippe reference 1518 in stainless steel – Geneva Watch Auction FOUR – 12 November 2016 (11,002,000 CHF / US $11,000,000). Highest result ever achieved for a Patek Phillipe wristwatch at auction.
3. Rolex "Bao Dai" reference 6062 (5,066,000 CHF / US $5,060,427) – The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE – 14 May 2017.
4. Rolex "The Legend" reference 6263 (3,722,000 CHF / US $3,857,000) – The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE – 14 May 2017.
5. Patek Philippe reference 2499 (19,720,000 HKD / US $2,538,000) – Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO – 31 May 2016. Highest result ever achieved for any wristwatch sold at auction in Asia.
6. Omega "Tourbillon 30 I" prototype (1,428,500 CHF) – The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX – 12 November 2017. Highest result ever achieved for an Omega at auction....
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