Neophytes Pick: Highlights From The Hong Kong Watch Auction XIV
Welcoming two new members to our Phillips Watches Hong Kong team, we ask them to cast a fresh pair of eyes on their favourite watches from the upcoming Hong Kong Watch Auction XIV selection. Here are their picks.
Specialists Pick: Highlights From The Hong Kong Watch Auction XIV
We challenged our team to select their favourite watches from the upcoming Hong Kong Watch Auction XIV (May 27-28). Here are their picks.
A Possibly Unique Patek Philippe "Grand Complication" Ref. 3974J
Made for Children Action This Unique F.P. Journe Returns To Auction To Benefit the Foundation Again
Offered without reserve, the present watch is the only example of the Octa Zodiaque made in pink gold. This piece unique watch was made for the Children Action Gala of 2005 and returns to auction 17 years later. Our Head of Watches in Continental Europe and the Middle East, Alex Ghotbi explains the significance of this unique piece.
On Camera : The Royal Oak 50th (Video - Part 2/5)
The Black Heuer Monaco Reference 74033N
TAG Heuer's Heritage Director, Nicholas Biebuyck, explains the enigmatic transformation of the Heuer Monaco from a colorful and sporty chronograph, focused on the watch's functionality, into a black canvas, focused on the research of new materials, and texture.
Phillips Perpetual137 watches for sale
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 Geneva Watch Auction: XV
7 May 2022 - 8 May 2022 • Geneva
The Royal Oak 50th
6 May 2022 • Geneva
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
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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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