Out For A Spin: Clara Kessi Sails Across Lake Geneva With A Pair Of IWC Yacht Clubs
Our Client Relations Manager, Clara Kessi, takes the helm of Ypso, a beautiful Swiss Yacht, and masters the wind on a sunny afternoon on Lake Geneva (otherwise known as Lac Léman).
The Added Value of Bracelets On Wristwatches
New York-based senior international watch specialist Douglas Escribano points out the importance of bracelets in the wristwatch collecting world and shares a selection of rare timepieces mounted with their bracelets from our upcoming Geneva Watch Auction XIII.
Out For A Spin: Arthur Touchot Goes Hiking With A Gold Offshore
Our Head of Digital, Arthur Touchot, explains his controversial watch pick for a day out in the Jura mountains.
Out For A Spin: Edoardo Bolla Takes A Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5065A To The Tennis Courts
Phillips Perpetual76 undefined watches for sale
Model: Oyster Perpetual 41mm
One of the most desired watches of 2020, especially when combined with a striking "Tiffany Blue" dial, this 41mm Oyster Perpetual features new Chromalight luminous and calibre 3230 with its 70 hour power reserve. In practically unworn condition with manufacturer's stickers this could be one of the most stylish watches for the summer.
Zenith X Bamford X Mr. Porter
Model: "Edge of Space" Limited Edition
One of only 50 pieces produced in ultra-light bead blasted Titanium by the worlds most famous customisation house, this "Edge of Space" is in practically unworn condition. Complete with it's original Zenith box and papers, and sporting a deep blue dial with contrasting black sub-dials and minimalist display. Powered by the worlds most famous chronograph movement, fitted to a deep blue fabric strap with matching Titanium pin-buckle.
The 16600 Sea-Dweller has always been a collectors choice, rarer and considerably upgraded compared to the classic 16610 Sub Date, these rugged ‘5 digit’ models have been growing in demand since they were discontinued in 2008. Found in outstanding, seemingly unpolished condition, this 2007 Z-series example is complete with the original Rolex box, green guarantee card with Japanese country code, booklets, tool, compression tool and full Japanese translation leaflets.
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII
8 May 2021 - 9 May 2021 • Geneva
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII
5 June 2021 - 6 June 2021 • Hong Kong
News and Results
21 April 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Selected Highlights for The Hong Kong Watch Auction XIIRead more
Phillips is pleased to unveil selected highlights from The Hong Kong Watch Auction XII, to be held at JW Marriott in Hong Kong on 5 to 6 June. The two-day auction series will offer over 300 lots, including finest timepieces that are exceptional in terms of quality, rarity, provenance, and aesthetic beauty, with the great variety of choices spanning vintage and modern wristwatches, clocks and pocket watches from top collectors’ brands.
29 March 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces the Earliest Made and Previously Unknown Patek Philippe Reference 2523 with Eurasian Dial to be Auctioned in The Geneva Watch Auction: XIIIRead more
One of Only Three Examples of the Reference 2523
with Cloisonné Enamel Dial Representing the Eurasian Landmass
18 March 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Additional Highlights from The Geneva Watch Auction: XIIIRead more
Including an Incredibly Rare Patek Philippe Reference 5004 to be Offered with no Reserve
The Harry Winston Opus One Tourbillon by F.P. Journe & A Series 1 “Theo Fennell” in White Gold by Roger Smith
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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