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Game Changers: Cory Richards

"The greatest form of technology, the greatest form of expression and design, is having only what you need—nothing more and nothing less—in its most elegant form." For his third attempt at climbing Everest, photographer Cory Richards partnered with Vacheron Constantin to create a watch that could sustain the magnitude of his undertaking. In support of our upcoming Game Changers watch auction in New York, he visited our headquarters to reflect on the impact of his journey.

News and Results

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    12 December 2020

    Phillips' RACING PULSE Auction Realizes $27.6 Million, Concluding a Record-Setting Year

    Sale Led by Paul Newman’s Rolex “Big Red” Daytona,

    Which Achieved a Remarkable $5.5 Million

     

    Heuer Monaco Owned and Gifted by Steve McQueen Sets a World Record Price for Any Heuer Watch at $2.2 Million,

    Ten Times Its Estimate and More than Doubling the Previous Record

     

    Sylvester Stallone’s Collection, Including Four Richard Mille Watches and

    One Panerai, Soars to $3.1 Million, Over Three Times the Estimate

     

    $2.1 Million Auctioned to Benefit the One Drop Foundation and

    the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

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    29 November 2020

    Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Achieves HK$132 Million/ US$17 Million in The Hong Kong Watch Auction XI

    Realising an Industry-Leading 99% Sold Rate by Value. Unprecedented Participation with a Record Number of 1,600 Bidders from 60 Countries Through All Channels, the Most in Any Auction Held by Phillips in Asia in Company History. 

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    10 November 2020

    Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo to Offer Five Extraordinary Watches from the Personal Collection of Sylvester Stallone

    Flagship New York Watch Auction, RACING PULSE, on 12 December 2020

     

    To Feature the Brand-Defining Panerai Luminor worn in the film, Daylight and

     

    One of the most complicated Richard Mille Watches Ever Made, inspired by Stallone’s Iconic Movie Character, John Rambo

     

    Amongst Other Important Richard Mille Timepieces from the Golden Globe®-Winning Actor, Writer, and Director’s Esteemed Collection

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News and Results

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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