Phillips to Offer Marlon Brando’s Long Lost Rolex GMT-Master, Worn in 'Apocalypse Now'
The legendary watch featured in 'Apocalypse Now' and hand-engraved by the actor himself will be offered in our flagship New York auction, GAME CHANGERS, taking place on 10 December 2019.
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Aurel Bacs: I Bought a Modern Quartz Watch, and I Loved It
Is this the most unexpected match in the world of watches? Aurel Bacs explains why he fell for the F.P. Journe Elégante 48MM Titalyt®, a watch unlike any that he’s previously owned – or sold, for that matter.
Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS, the First "White Glove" Watch Auction in Asia
Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS achieved HK$73 million / US$9.3 million during a historic themed evening sale in partnership with Blackbird. We relive some of the highlights thanks to Milk Magazine's video recap.
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Press Release: 18 June 2019
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Press Release: 3 June 2019
Phillips Perpetual, the recently launched initiative of the auction house’s Watches Department, is pleased to announce an upcoming private selling exhibition in Canada. Phillips’ team of specialists will be on site at The Ritz-Carlton Montréal from 7-9 June, where they will offer the public an impressive selection of vintage and modern timepieces in celebration of the Formula One race weekend.Read 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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