Model: GMT-Master II
Sourcing only the very best examples of these 5 digit Rolex sports models is getting harder by the day as more and more are tucked away into the collections of savvy collectors. This GMT-Master II, the worlds most sought after pilots watch, is in razor sharp, never polished condition, comes complete with the original Rolex box, certificate, booklets, tags and is fitted with the cool all-black bezel. The factory applied green case-back sticker even still shows the original 16710 printing (that disappears after only a short time on the wrist). An incredible example of the iconic GMT-Master II, in true 'investment grade' condition.
Model: Carbon Fibre Monaco
One of only 500 Carbon Fibre Monaco's ever made, this was the very first Tag Heuer entirely designed by the Bamford Watch Department. A unique carbon fibre case is highlighted with Bamford's signature 'Aquablue" on the case back and famous Monaco dial. Presented in perfect condition with the original box hand signed by George Bamford, certificates and booklets.
Model: Anniversary Submariner Date
Found in perfect, crisp condition, this 16610LV Anniversary Submariner is best known by its cute collectors nickname, "The Kermit". Recently revived by Rolex in a large 41mm size, this original anniversary model with its vibrant aluminium bezel insert, sharp lugs and comfortable 40mm size is amongst the most sought after by savvy collectors with prices climbing reliably over the past 17 years since its first introduction. Complete with the original box, warranty certificate, booklets and tags this fantastically well preserved example is exactly what a real investment grade Sub looks like.
Model: Limited Edition "Traveller"
One of just five watches cased in Platinum (a further 3 were cased in Pink Gold) with a unique enamel dial for the UK retailer William and Son. Described by Hodinkee as a "Galet Square for the Jet Set" this 80 hour power reserve dual time zone wristwatch possesses one of the most beautiful self winding movements ever created. Found complete in "New Old Stock " condition with full accessories including a Limited Edition Box and International Guarantee.
Model: Cosmograph Daytona
Complete with the original Rolex box and warranty card, this 116515LN Rolex Daytona is absolutely magnificent in 18ct Everose gold. Sporting the chic, chocolate Racing dial and a rugged black Cerachrom bezel, this cool Cosmograph is in practically untouched condition.
Aurel Bacs: This is what happens when you love billiards, Rolex and Paul Newman
Senior Consultant Aurel Bacs on the impact of Paul Newman's wrist choices during his teenage years - and no, he's not talking about THAT Rolex Daytona.
Forever Connected : The Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 and 2497
Two siblings conceived in the late 1940s and produced at the start of the 1950s, the Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 and Ref. 2497 certainly have a lot in common. Our Specialist Marcello de Marco presents the similarities (and differences) of these two models, following the sale of recent examples that were re-briefly re-united at auction during the most recent Geneva auctions.
The Vintage Rolex Asylum: Pulling Back the Curtain
For some, attending a collector gathering can become a genuine highlight of the year. Our International Specialist Geoff Hess interviews two of the founding members of the VRA, a group of collectors based in Asia, who regularly attract collectors from all over the world to celebrate a common passion for vintage Rolex.
A Look in the Mirror: Admiring the Rolex Gilt / Gloss Dial
Our New-York based International Specialist Geoff Hess examines an important category of dials that brings our three reference groups together: the unquestionably iconic “gilt/gloss” dials produced by Rolex from the mid-1950s until approximately 1967.
Phillips Perpetual49 watches for sale
Model: Half Time
Driven by his idea that the most important time is the present, Ludovic Ballouard's second model, the Half Time, displays time in an unusual way with a highly complicated jumping hour movement. All numerals are divided in half on two disks that rotate in opposite directions, making the numerals unreadable, except for the "Now" which is whole at the position of 12 o’clock and the minutes in an elegant retrograde arc at 6 o’clock. This Pink Gold example is found complete with full accessories and in New Old Stock condition.
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.
Ref. Type 3BB
Model: Ressence Type 3
In superb condition, this Ressence Type 3 is easily one of the most unique mechanical watches ever created. The signature orbiting disc display is housed in an oil filled chamber under the sapphire crystal glass that gives the appearance of the 'hands' floating at the crystals surface! Presented complete with its original box, warranty card, instructions and two additional straps.
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25 September 2020
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces A Mythical Patek Philippe Reference 2523/1 in Rose GoldRead more
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Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Phillips & Blackbird: RETROSPECTIVERead moreFollowing on from the success of the ground-breaking auction, Phillips & Blackbird: SPORTS, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Blackbird, Phillips & Blackbird: RETROSPECTIVE, featuring significant watches from the first twenty years of the 21st century.
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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