Model: The Edward Hornby Tourbillon Pocket Watch
A spectacular and historically important yellow gold twin barrel one minute tourbillon pocket watch with Earnshaw spring detent chronometer escapement and retrograde hour hand, with handwritten George Daniels letter, presentation box, and double-ended key, handmade for Edward Hornby
Sold for $1,663,500
A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Datograph Up/Down "Lumen"
An extremely fine, rare and "like-new" limited edition platinum chronograph wristwatch with luminous date, power reserve indication, subsidiary dials, outer track, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 192 of a limited edition of 200 pieces
Sold for HK$2,520,000
Brynn Wallner's Top Ten Picks From the 2021 New York Watch Auction
Brynn Wallner, founder of female-forward watch platform Dimepiece, tells us how her passion for watches started, how the industry is becoming more inclusive, and presents us her top 10 picks from The 2021 New York Watch Auction.
Out For A Spin: An Afternoon In Chinatown With Two Iconic Chronographs
Our New York based Specialists Doug Escribano and Isabella Proia explore Chinatown with a couple of vintage chronographs on their wrists.
A. Lange & Söhne: Three Great Stories Behind Three Great Watches
The upcoming 2021 New York Watch Auction features several exceptional A. Lange & Söhne wristwatches. The German manufacturer's Director of Product Development, Anthony De Haas, sat down with PHILLIPS to share the stories behind three of these watches.
An Introduction To The 1815 Homage to Walter Lange
The passing of Walter Lange in early 2017 was not only a huge loss for the industry and the company, but even more so for the men and women who knew him personally, working with him throughout the years. Colleagues and staff decided to pay homage to this great man by creating a watch with independently stoppable jumping center seconds and separate seconds sub dial, and idea originally conceived by his great-grandfather in 1877.
Roger Smith On What It Means To Make British Watches
Paul Boutros, our Head of Watches Americas, interviews British watchmaker Roger Smith to discuss the importance of the George Daniels Edward Hornby Tourbillon and its impact on his own, first Series 1, two watches offered in our upcoming 2021 New York Watch Auction.
Five Watches with Estimates Below HK$100'000 From The Hong Kong Watch Auction XIII
Beyond the headline-grabbing, record-breaking blockbusters, there are always a number of hidden gems within each sale and the upcoming Hong Kong Watch Auction XIII is no exception.
Phillips Perpetual114 watches for sale
Model: Annual Calendar Chronogrpah
In 2011, Patek Philippe released the ref. 5961P being the first variant of the ref. 5960 with a baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, indexes and clasp. Fitted with a mesmerizing ocean blue dial, the contrast against the bedazzled platinum case is extremely attractive with a subtle flare. The present example Patek Philippe ref. 5961P-001 is offered with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition. A perfect timepiece for collectors looking for practicality stringed with a hint of flamboyance.
Model: Platinum Chronograph
Consigned from an astute collector that kept this platinum 5170 'sealed' in the famous Patek plastic sleeve. Complete with the original box and certificate this impressive platinum chronograph sports diamond indexes set on a beautiful blue fumé dial. Interestingly, the 5170P was only in production for a year guaranteeing its elusiveness. Please note the images of the unsealed watch are of a previous example and presented for illustration purposes only.
Model: Radomir 48 Tourbillon
The Panerai 000316 is a watch of juxtapositions. Simple in design, yet fitted with a complex Tourbillon with a six day power reserve. A sports watch , but cased in Platinum giving a distinctive weight reserved for complications. All of these facets produce a very unique approach to classic Panerai design language and this limited edition of just 75 pieces is rare to find in the market. Complete with full accessories including International Warranty, inner and outer box.
Model: Royal Oak Offshore
This boutique exclusive, 42mm Stainless Steel Royal Oak Chronograph is a faithful re-edition of the 1993 "Beast". A watch that was to redefine the notion of an oversized sports watch , Audemars Piguet pays hommage to this significant reference with a striking "Petite Tapisserie" dial , rubber pushers and angular case. The present example is found in superb condition and complete with a full complement of accessories including International Guarantee and box.
Ref. 5712 /1A-001
Displaying a date, power reserve and moon phases complication, reference 5712 was the successor of reference 3712. It is immediately recognisable from its predecessor, ref.3712 due to the lack of hour marker at 7 o'clock. Made to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the famous Nautilus collection in 2006, the model was a run away success. Its good looks, combined with hefty presences makes it one of the most desirable modern sports watches available on the market today. Found complete with full accessories and in excellent condition, this is a superb example of a much loved Nautilus reference.
Model: 1941 Principia
The Principia is housed in the brand's 1941 case named for the year Sjef Gronefeld was born. Constructed in Stainless steel it is fitted with a sapphire case back, highlighting the beautifully executed 22-karat solid red gold monobloc rotor, extensively decorated by hand, that rotates on a ceramic ball bearing, preventing wear and eliminating the need for lubrication. The movement includes a balance wheel with white gold timing screws and is equipped with a reliable free-sprung hairspring. Each movement is assembled by hand and a gold plate engraved with an individual number is applied to each movement. The dial is in many ways as captivating as the movement, in the example featuring the solid sterling silver dial plated in salmon gold with polished silver baton hour markers. The watch is complete with Guarantee, box and hang tag.
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The 2021 New York Watch Auction
11 December 2021 - 12 December 2021 • New York
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII
25 November 2021 - 26 November 2021 • Hong Kong
The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV
5 November 2021 - 7 November 2021 • Geneva
INTERSECT: Online Auction
16 September 2021 - 23 September 2021 • Hong Kong
Timepieces for HSNY: Online Charity Auction
7 June 2021 - 14 June 2021 • New York
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII
5 June 2021 - 6 June 2021 • Hong Kong
News and Results
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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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