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Taking A Final Look: Le Concours de Complexité Highlights (Video)

Taking place on and Phillips App from 13-20 January 2023, the online sale comprising 11 F.P. Journe watches offers an exciting opportunity for the international collecting community to acquire exceptional models from this highly respected brand.

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    21 March 2023

    Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Highlights Ahead of The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII on 13 & 14 May

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    23 February 2023

    Phillips Presents Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions II

    The Second-Ever Online Auction Curated by Phillips’ Watch Specialists in Geneva

    Open for Bidding: March 9 to 16, 2023

    The Geneva Sessions II Follows the Success of Last Year’s Inaugural Geneva Online Auction, which was 100% Sold

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    30 January 2023

    Phillips Watches Achieves Most Successful Year in Auction History for the Second Consecutive Year

    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.

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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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