Watches

Phillips Watches department is dedicated exclusively to rare and exceptional collectors’ watches. Currently based in Geneva, New York, Hong Kong and London, watches is a new collecting category at Phillips and was formed as a unique partnership with Aurel Bacs and Livia Russo in response to the ever-increasing need for collectors around the world to access scholarship, guidance, and quality.

Phillips launched its international Watches auction calendar with two inaugural evening sales that took place in Geneva in May 2015. The first of the two auctions was dedicated to one of the world’s most famous wristwatches: the Rolex Day-Date, also known as the President’s Watch. Following the Day-Date Sale, “The Watch Auction: One” was a high profile, evening sale dedicated to the finest collectors’ pieces from various brands, spanning two centuries of watchmaking of unique quality, rarity and condition.

In the following seasons, the department will expand its sales calendar around the world, organizing sales at our flagship premises in London, New York, and Hong Kong. Our department is pleased to offer a brokerage specializing in the highest levels of private sales to assist collectors around the globe outside of the auction season or when seeking valuations of unique pieces or collections.

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News & Results

  • PRESS RELEASE: 29 November 2016

    The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Realises HK$136,478,750 / US$17,592,111 Ending the Global Watch Auction Year and Breaking the US$100 Million Milestone for an Annual Total.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 28 November 2016

    “Rolex Milestones: 38 Legendary Watches That Shaped History” realises: HK$60,858,750 / US$7,844,693.

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  • PRESS RELEASE: 14 November 2016

    Phillips, The World’s Leading Watch Auction House, Sets New World Record for Highest Result Achieved for any Wristwatch at Auction for CHF 11,002,000.

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Recent Videos

Looking Back | The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

In May 2016, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, held its second sale of watches in Hong Kong…

More Videos >

News & Results

  • PRESS RELEASE: 29 November 2016

    The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Realises HK$136,478,750 / US$17,592,111 Ending the Global Watch Auction Year and Breaking the US$100 Million Milestone for an Annual Total.

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 28 November 2016

    “Rolex Milestones: 38 Legendary Watches That Shaped History” realises: HK$60,858,750 / US$7,844,693.

    Read more

  • PRESS RELEASE: 14 November 2016

    Phillips, The World’s Leading Watch Auction House, Sets New World Record for Highest Result Achieved for any Wristwatch at Auction for CHF 11,002,000.

    Read more

More Press Releases >

Recent Videos

Looking Back | The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

In May 2016, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, held its second sale of watches in Hong Kong…

More Videos >