Model: Royal Oak 39mm
The ref. 15202ST with its desirable blue dial belongs to the latest iteration of the famed model featuring a case measuring 39mm diameter. Powered by the cal. 2121 , it was the thinnest self-winding caliber at the time of its launch and still remains in use today. With its classic Genta looks, much like the Nautilus it has come to define the contemporary steel sports watch with long wait lists and timeless elegance.
Ref. 1734D One of Thirty
Model: Tank Américaine
A rare and attractive platinum limited edition Tank Americaine produced in series for the Italian market and featuring a striking dial with green numerals. Presented in superb condition, very few examples of this classically elegant Cartier have come to market underlining its rarity and desirability.
Model: Chronometre Bleu
Housed in a 39mm Tantalum case the Chronometre Bleu remains an instantly recognisable masterpiece from F.P.Journe thanks to its polished-dial displaying various shades that compliment the grey-blue tones of the case. Found complete with full accessories including International Guarantee this treasured example is the perfect entry to the world of Independent watchmaking.
Model: 40mm Submariner Date "Cerachrom"
Now discontinued by Rolex, this 40mm Submariner Date with Cerachrom bezel is under international warranty to 2024 and comes complete with the original box, booklets and warranty card. Well cared for since its original purchase, this 116610LN is in super condition, prices have been climbing since its launch in 2010.
Model: Cosmograph Daytona
An outstanding full set example of one of the most prestigious and desired steel sports watches, this Cerachrom bezel Daytona features the crisp white dial. Powered by the revered self winding Calibre 4130 with its 72 hour power reserve, waterproof and incredibly good-looking, it is arguably the worlds most sought after watch. Rolex international warranty to 2024.
PHILLIPS Reveals Some of The Most Memorable Stories Behind Recent Consignments
The is a story behind every watch consigned to Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo. Our team shares some of the most precious and beautiful encounters with consignors and their beloved watches.
Recommended: Six Affordable Watches to Begin Your Collecting Journey
It is no exaggeration to say that it is harder to find a great "affordable" watch than a great "collectible" watch, but it's a question our team is confronted to regularly. It's also one many of us have faced at the start of our own collecting journey, so we put our minds together and tried to present a small, non-exhaustive list of recommendations, with what we hope is a nice balance between vintage and modern options from a variety of watch brands.
The Biggest Surprises From 2020 and Boldest Predictions For 2021
2020 was a big year. In fact, it was the biggest and most successful year the Watches Department has ever seen since Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo was formed by husband and wife business partners Aurel Bacs and Livia Russo. It was also one of the most complicated year for auction houses, with many local and international decisions having huge implications on the dates and the format of the sales.
TAG Heuer | The Steve McQueen Worn Heuer Monaco Roundtable
In case you missed it, here's your chance to catch up on the exciting webinar we held last night! Watch our guest participants: Paul Boutros (Phillips), Frédéric Arnault and Catherine Eberle-Devaux (TAG Heuer), Haig Alltounian, Jean-Claude Biver, and Patrick Dempsey, discuss the extraordinary story behind the Heuer Monaco worn by Steve McQueen during the iconic racing film Le Mans.
Phillips Perpetual76 undefined watches for sale
Model: 3940 Grand Complication
Thought to be one of only 5 pieces made in 2015 for the Grand exhibition at the Saatchi gallery, this 3940R-027 remained double sealed until we carefully cut it open to reveal a pristine, grande complication and a rush of fresh Geneva sealed air. One of the very first from Patek’s secretive “vintage” collection offered to their VVIP clients, the classic proportions of this ultra-slim perpetual calendar are enhanced by the modern 5140 style printing (with larger signature) on a cool bronze colour dial.
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.
The 16600 Sea-Dweller has always been a collectors choice, rarer and considerably upgraded compared to the classic 16610 Sub Date, these rugged ‘5 digit’ models have been growing in demand since they were discontinued in 2008. Found in outstanding, seemingly unpolished condition, this 2007 Z-series example is complete with the original Rolex box, green guarantee card with Japanese country code, booklets, tool, compression tool and full Japanese translation leaflets.
Model: 'Tiffany' Annual Calendar Chronograph
Patek Philippe's stamped by world famous Tiffany & Co are amongst the rarest and most sought after watches in the world. This solid platinum annual calendar chronograph is in perfect condition complete with a full complement of original accessories including the Tiffany stamped Certificate of Origin, Patek box, Tiffany outer box and stylus. Only a handful of examples are made available from the New York store, this ref. 5905P is a solid future investment.
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29 March 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces the Earliest Made and Previously Unknown Patek Philippe Reference 2523 with Eurasian Dial to be Auctioned in The Geneva Watch Auction: XIIIRead more
One of Only Three Examples of the Reference 2523
with Cloisonné Enamel Dial Representing the Eurasian Landmass
18 March 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Additional Highlights from The Geneva Watch Auction: XIIIRead more
Including an Incredibly Rare Patek Philippe Reference 5004 to be Offered with no Reserve
The Harry Winston Opus One Tourbillon by F.P. Journe & A Series 1 “Theo Fennell” in White Gold by Roger Smith
1 February 2021
Phillips Perpetual Announces the Private Sale of the Only Publicly Offered, First White Gold Charles Frodsham Double Impulse Chronometer WristwatchRead more
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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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