Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2023
28 March 2023 - 4 April 2023 • Hong Kong
The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII
13 May 2023 - 14 May 2023 • Geneva
Disruptors: Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design and Watches
25 May 2023 • Hong Kong
Perpetual Picks: Three Larger-Than-Life Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshores You Likely Forgot About
The Royal Oak Offshore celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2023 – here’s a trio of mid-2000s limited-edition releases you should know about, all available right now from Perpetual. Guest starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shaquille O'Neal, and the Italian Coast.
The Imperial Patek Philippe: Aisin-Gioro Puyi's Wristwatch And Other Historically Important Artefacts Once Belonging to the Last Emperor of the Qing Dynasty
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is honored to announce the unveiling of several artefacts once belonging to Aisin-Giro Puyi, the last Emperor of the Qing dynasty, at the opening of Phillips’ new Asia headquarters in Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ref. 116506: The Anniversary Watch That Was So Much More
The Patek Philippe Aquanaut Chronograph Ref. 5968 Just Turned Five – How Do We Feel About The Colorful Chronograph Now?
Understanding The Twin-Metal, Tone-On-Tone Royal Oak, The Ultimate In Stealth Wealth
The Geneva Sessions, Spring 2023: Our Favorite Independent Watches In The Sale
Phillips Perpetual75 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: 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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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Geneva Sessions Spring 2023
9 March 2023 - 16 March 2023 • Geneva
Le Concours de Complexité: Single Owner Online Auction
13 January 2023 - 20 January 2023 • Hong Kong
The New York Watch Auction: SEVEN
10 December 2022 - 11 December 2022 • New York
The Beauty in Everything: Single Owner Online Auction
30 November 2022 - 6 December 2022 • Hong Kong
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
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In 2022, we achieved a new milestone and set the benchmark yet again for watch auctions across the globe, with an annual total of over US$227 million, marking the highest annual result reached by any auction house’s Watch department, up nearly 10% compared to the previous year.
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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