The Beauty in Everything: Single Owner Online Auction
30 November 2022 - 6 December 2022 • Hong Kong
The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN
10 December 2022 - 11 December 2022 • New York
Le Concours de Complexité: Single Owner Online Auction
13 January 2023 - 20 January 2023 • Hong Kong
The Intricate Art of Sertissage
While watchmaking is its own delicate form of art, it is perhaps the combination of natural gems and mechanical perfection that brings a unique sense of harmony when combined, usually resulting in what we invoke as masterpieces.
The Beauty of Natural Hardtone Dials
At the PHILLIPS Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV we are extremely thrilled to offer our collectors a selection of fine and rare Rolex Daytonas and Day-Dates featuring some of the most attractive hardstone dials Rolex has ever produced. From sodalite to meteorite, mother-of-pearl to grossular garnet rubellite, each natural hardstone dial will never be the same as one another.
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV (Video)
From powerhouses including Patek Philippe and Rolex, as well as independent master watchmakers of our times such as Roger Smith and Philippe Dufour.
Interview: Christian Klings on Psychology, The Calming Effect of Geneva Stripes and George’s 80th
Pronounce the name Christian Klings before a crowd of lovers of technical mastery and you will receive a revered silence and knowing nods.
The Unique George Daniels Spring Case Tourbillon (feat. exclusive archival footage)
Phillips Perpetual76 watches for sale
Model: Limited to 25 "Yellow Submarine" Illuminating
Renowned for relentless innovation, in the DB28GS, Denis Flageollet and his team have produced one of the most ground-breaking divers watches ever made. One of only 25 pieces, the watch features a mechanically powered, internal lighting system that illuminates both the dial and the rotating bezel, the "Yellow Submarine" is nothing short of ingenious. Hosting a full gamut of DB's patented and signature innovations from the floating lugs, triple parechute shock absorption and aerodynamic balance wheel, there is a strong case to be made that this represents the perfect distillation of De Bethune's first 20 years.
Supremely comfortable in ultra-light yellow treated Titanium and black Zirconium, this example is found in unworn condition, and complete with the original DB box, certificate and accessories.
Model: Star Wheel
To commemorate their 125 year anniversary, Audemars Piguet produced the Millenary Star Wheel 25898ST in a Limited Series of steel and gold watches. The current example, one of 125 pieces features a rich, ink like blue dial that contrast with the white accents and two tone satin and polished steel case. Unusual in complication the Star Wheel is fast growing in appreciation as a spectacular departure from the brands perceived role in the luxury realm of sports watches.
Model: Royal Oak Chronograph
The Royal Oak Chronograph ref 25860ST shares the full genetic codes of the original Royal Oak, as while it can be considered a sportier version than the time only model due to the presence of a chronograph function, it retains an incredibly elegant and suave presence that makes it one of the most versatile chronographs of its generation.This reference is nicknamed "Kasparov" by collectors as the legendary chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov wore one during his professional games and would always remove it from his wrist prior to his last, winning moves. The present example, found in excellent condition is found with an Audemars Piguet box.
Model: Royal Oak Offshore, “The Beast”
Disruptive in its size, the watch designed by Emmanuel Gueit measures an impressive 42mm in diameter and is garnered with its rightful nickname “The Beast”. Radical and contemporary for its time, the watch gained popularity amongst the young generation and was famously worn on the wrist of Italy’s beloved athlete and alpine skiing legend, Alberto Tomba. Since then, the launch of reference 25721 marked the beginning of the over-sized trend for sports watches. Exuding a cool and masculine charm, “The Beast” was fitted with an ashen grey tapisserie dial with rugged blue accents and cased in titanium. Presented with an extra layer of personality, through the passing of time throughout the 21 or so years of this timepiece, the present E series features a unique and gorgeous patina on its dial. Originally finished in brushed blue, all three registers and dial centre have developed a tropical throughout. Accompanied with a service invoice from Audemars Piguet and service box, this impressive but lightweight Royal Oak is the perfect example of the genius of its designer.
Model: Atum Date
With a total production of only a few hundred watches per year, Moritz Grossman timepieces are as rare as they are distinctive. Well known for their razor thin, perfectly annealed hands, bold teutonic cases and beautifully hand finished movements with characteristic white sapphire jewels. This 'Contemporary' example features a clever travelling date window similar to the Roger Smith Series 4. Powered by the hand-wound calibre 100.3 movement with hand engraved balance bridge, signature stop seconds mechanism and 42 hour power reserve. Sourced in unworn, 'new' condition with the original box and certificate, this example even retains the original retailer price tag on the buckle.
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV
28 November 2022 - 29 November 2022 • Hong Kong
The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI
5 November 2022 - 6 November 2022 • Geneva
INTERSECT: Online Auction
21 September 2022 - 28 September 2022 • Hong Kong
Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions, Fall 2022
12 September 2022 - 16 September 2022 • Geneva
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21 July 2022 - 27 July 2022 • Hong Kong
Timepieces for HSNY: 2022 Charity Auction
6 July 2022 - 13 July 2022 • New York
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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. With multiple world records, including for a Rolex wristwatch, vintage Patek Philippe wristwatch, and Omega wristwatch at auction, Phillips has become the undisputed worldwide market leader, and in 2019, the auction house opened Phillips PERPETUAL, a private treaty program with physical and digital storefronts that offers a highly curated selection of watches sold at fixed prices. In its first year PERPETUAL has achieved more than £5M in sales.
1. Rolex reference 6239, Paul Newman's "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytona (US $17,752,500) – WINNING ICONS, in New York – 26 October 2017. Highest result ever achieved for a Rolex wristwatch.
2. Patek Philippe reference 1518 in stainless steel (11,002,000 CHF) – The Geneva Watch Auction FOUR – 12 November 2016. Highest result ever achieved for a Patek Phillipe wristwatch at auction.
3. Rolex "Bao Dai" reference 6062 (5,066,000 CHF) – The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE – 14 May 2017.
4. Patek Philippe ref. 2523 in pink gold (3,722,000 CHF) – The Geneva Watch Auction: XII – Nov 6-7 2020. Highest result ever achieved for a watch sold to an online bidder
5. 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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