08 April 2019

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is delighted to announce:

 

“INDEPENDENTS’ DAY”

 

The Legacy of George Daniels

A Celebration of Independent Watchmaking

 

A Non-Selling Retrospective Exhibition Presenting Some of the Most Incredible

Horological Works of Art by Independent Watchmakers of the 20th and 21st Century

 

 

GENEVA – 8 APRIL 2019 – Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is honoured to host a captivating and never seen before  horological exhibition in Geneva, that pays tribute to the most talented master watchmaker of the 20th century: Dr. George Daniels. The exhibition further supports an exceptional event in itself, the sale of two masterpieces from George Daniels: The Grand Complication pocket watch and the Anniversary wristwatch, both part of a hand curated selection of independent makers offered at auction by Phillips on May 11, 2019 at Geneva Watch Auction: NINE under the section Independents’ Atelier.

 

“Independents’ Day” The Legacy of George Daniels, a celebration of independent watchmaking is a one-of-a-kind exhibition, open to the public, that gives a unique occasion to view masterworks by thirteen independent watchmakers gathered in one place. This will be the first time ever these watchmakers and watches will be united under one roof and a truly exceptional opportunity for any watch aficionado to plunge into the world of fine watchmaking, by seizing the importance of Daniels’ extreme capacity to inspire, by his undisputed genius, future generations of watchmakers.

Exclusively held in Geneva, the Independents’ Day exhibition will take place from May 9 to 12 at Hôtel La Réserve, showcased alongside the timepieces of Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

 

The exhibition will present horological masterworks from: AKRIVIA, LOUIS COTTIER, DE BETHUNE, PHILIPPE DUFOUR, LAURENT FERRIER, CHARLES FRODSHAM, GREUBEL FORSEY, F.-P. JOURNE, MB&F, DEREK PRATT for URBAN JURGENSEN, ROGER W. SMITH, URWERK, KARI VOUTILAINEN

 

As a one-time opportunity, Independents’ Day will offer on view some of the most impressive masterworks of the 20th and the 21th centuries, including:

Philippe Dufour’s tryptic: Simplicity, Duality and Grande Sonnerie, unique timepieces by F.-P. Journe, exclusive prototypes by Charles Frodsham, the incredible worldtime wristwatch prototype by Louis Cottier, the Oval Tourbillon with detent escapement by Derek Pratt for Urban Jürgensen and Kari Voutilainen’s first tourbillon pocket watch

 

The watchmakers will be present during the exhibition to meet and greet enthusiasts and collectors.  Small discussion sessions with the watchmakers will be held throughout the exhibition period (upon registration) as well as a panel discussion on Friday May 10 at 6.30pm CET.

 

As the current market leader for vintage and contemporary watches, Phillips further pursues its mission, proposing rare and original timepieces at auction, but also confirming its expanded role as a supporter and ambassador for the entire watch industry. In doing so Phillips will regularly continue to propose unprecedented exhibitions of the same type in the years to come.

 

Images can be downloaded here: Independents’ Day imagery

Please use the following hashtag on social networks: #IndependentsDay



WORLD TOUR: Spring 2019

 

Taipei: March 28

Taipei Office

12F., Unit B

No.89, Songren Road, Xinyi District

Taipei City 110

 

Hong-Kong: March 30 to April 2

HK Office, 14/F,

St. George’s Building

2 Ice House Street

Central Hong Kong

 

Los Angeles: April 8 & 9

7017 Melrose Avenue,

Los Angeles, CA 90038

 

New-York: April 12 to 15

Phillips Office

50 Park Avenue

New York NY 10022

 

London: April 25 to 28

Phillips HQ Office

30 Berkeley Square

London W1J 6EX

 

Geneva: May 9 to 12 – including independent’s Day exhibition

Hôtel La Réserve

Bellevue

Geneva

 

 

AUCTION CALENDAR

The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE part 1, Saturday 11 May | 5pm

The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE part 2, Sunday 12 May | 5pm

Location : Hôtel La Réserve, Bellevue, Geneva