01 April 2020

Phillips Perpetual X The Armoury



Phillips Perpetual X The Armoury


Proceeds from the Sale of The Armoury’s City Hunter 2 Jacket to Support the WHO COVID-Solidarity Response Fund



LONDON – 1 APRIL 2020 – Phillips Perpetual is pleased to announce that it will donate all proceeds from the sale ofThe Armoury's City Hunter 2 jackets tothe WHO COVID-Solidarity Response Fund. Designed and made in Japan specifically for this sale, a limited edition of 25 jackets will be made available to purchase through Phillips’ Perpetual on 3 April 2020. Clients will be given the option to increase their donation to the WHO COVID-Solidarity Response Fund beyond the cost of the jacket.


James Marks, International Specialist and Director, Watches, said, “We are delighted to launch our first exclusive limited edition Phillips Perpetual accessory to benefit the WHO Covid-Solidarity Response Fund that is providing critical response efforts in countries most effected by the pandemic and in particular accelerating efforts to develop vaccines and tests. It was a privilege to work alongside The Armoury team and Mark Cho to produce a jacket with a horological twist that I am sure the broader watch community will enjoy for many years to come. I would like to thank everyone who supports this project for such a deserving cause.”


To create the jacket, The Armoury took inspiration from both old English and Spanish Teba hunting jacket styles, partnering with a Japanese mill that specialises in knitted jersey fabric, adding a degree of natural stretch to the jacket. The jacket is comprised of 100% wool and incorporates an exclusive design with contrast cream stitching on a grey on dark grey hounds tooth. Major seams, such as the shoulder, were joined using a technique called a TPS seam, joining them edge-to-edge without any additional thickness, creating a “seamless” look. Because of the natural give of the jersey knit fabric and the modern garment construction, the City Hunter 2 makes for the perfect comfortable, casual jacket. 




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The team of specialists at Phillips Watches is dedicated to an uncompromised approach to quality, transparency, and client service, achieving a sale total of $111 million in 2019.


A selection of our recent record-breaking prices:

1.       Paul Newman’s Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona reference 6239 (CHF 17,709,894/US$17,752,500) – New York Auction: Winning Icons – 26 October 2017 – Highest result ever achieved for any vintage wristwatch at auction.


2.      Patek Philippe reference 1518 in stainless steel (CHF 11,020,000 /US$11,112,020) – Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR – 12 November 2016 – Highest result ever achieved for a vintage Patek Philippe wristwatch at auction.



Phillips Perpetual is a first of its kind platform that combines private selling exhibitions, innovative partnerships, and a boutique experience 365 days a year. Phillips Perpetual remains open through the store online, offering our global client base unique collector experiences year-round including access to exceptional pieces for immediate purchase through private selling exhibitions and innovative partnerships. 



Phillips is a leading global platform for buying and selling 20th and 21st century art and design. With dedicated expertise in the areas of 20th Century and Contemporary Art, Design, Photographs, Editions, Watches, and Jewelry, Phillips offers professional services and advice on all aspects of collecting. Auctions and exhibitions are held at salerooms in New York, London, Geneva, and Hong Kong, while clients are further served through representative offices based throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. Phillips also offers an online auction platform accessible anywhere in the world.  In addition to providing selling and buying opportunities through auction, Phillips brokers private sales and offers assistance with appraisals, valuations, and other financial services.



LONDON - Katie Carder, Head of Press, Europe                                        [email protected]                +44 20 7901 7938 


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