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The Very Rare Omega Speedmaster Reference 145.012 "Red Racing"
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11 May 2018 • Geneva
The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN
12 May 2018 • Geneva
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX
28 May 2018 • Hong Kong
RolexRef. 6240 "The Neanderthal"
A highly interesting and historically important stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with most probably unique black and white ‘pre-Paul Newman’ style dial, featuring oversized registers and black outer seconds marks on white track
Estimate CHF2,500,000 - 5,000,000
News and Results
Press Release: 1 April 2018
Phillips and The Line are pleased to announce a four-day public exhibition of works from the upcoming auctions of Design, Watches, and 20th Century & Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. Open from 10-13 April, highlights from the tour include an untitled work by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly, and Wayne Thiebaud, and an impressive selection of ceramics by Lucie Rie. Beginning on 11 April, the exhibition will also include 44 lots from the upcoming Watches auctions in Geneva – Daytona Ultimatum and Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN.Read more
Press Release: 25 March 2018
The UR-110RG, which was worn on the wrist of Robert Downey Jr. in Spiderman Homecoming, will be one of the highlights of the Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN, taking place on May 12-13, at the Hotel La Reserve, in Geneva.Read more
Press Release: 18 March 2018
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is delighted to announce a selection of highlights to be offered during the weekend of May 12th and 13th at the Hôtel la Réserve in Geneva, Switzerland. The exciting weekend will kick off with Daytona Ultimatum, a thematic auction composed solely of the most exceptional Rolex Daytona watches. This tightly curated sale will offer 32 of the finest, rarest and best-preserved Rolex Daytona wristwatches known to exist. The Daytona theme sale will be immediately followed by The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN. Taking place over the two days, the sale will feature approximately 200 lots of the world’s finest collectors’ watches. The auction will be led by a fresh-to-market and possibly unique Patek Philippe Reference 2499/100 with a champagne dial. Also offered in this sale will be two exceptional, yet very different versions of Rolex’s iconic Reference 6062 triple calendar with moonphase. Finally, we are proud to unveil a superb selection of rare BreguetRead more
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, and, as a result, in just two years since launching achieved market leadership with sales of over $106 million in 2016.
With multiple world records, including for a wristwatch, Patek Philippe wristwatch, Rolex and Omega at auction, Phillips has become the undisputed worldwide market leader. Below are a selection of recent record-breaking prices.
1. Rolex reference 6239, Paul Newman's "Paul Newman" Rolex Daytona – WINNING ICONS – 26 October 2017 (US $17,752,500). Highest result ever achieved for a wristwatch at auction.
2. Patek Philippe reference 1518 in stainless steel – Geneva Watch Auction FOUR – 12 November 2016 (11,002,000 CHF / US $11,000,000). Highest result ever achieved for a Patek Phillipe wristwatch at auction.
3. Rolex "Bao Dai" reference 6062 (5,066,000 CHF / US $5,060,427) – The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE – 14 May 2017.
4. Rolex "The Legend" reference 6263 (3,722,000 CHF / US $3,857,000) – The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE – 14 May 2017.
5. Patek Philippe reference 2499 (19,720,000 HKD / US $2,538,000) – Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO – 31 May 2016. Highest result ever achieved for any wristwatch sold at auction in Asia.
6. 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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