A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Datograph Up/Down "Lumen"
An extremely fine, rare and "like-new" limited edition platinum chronograph wristwatch with luminous date, power reserve indication, subsidiary dials, outer track, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 192 of a limited edition of 200 pieces
Sold for HK$2,520,000
An Introduction To The 1815 Homage to Walter Lange
The passing of Walter Lange in early 2017 was not only a huge loss for the industry and the company, but even more so for the men and women who knew him personally, working with him throughout the years. Colleagues and staff decided to pay homage to this great man by creating a watch with independently stoppable jumping center seconds and separate seconds sub dial, and idea originally conceived by his great-grandfather in 1877.
Roger Smith On What It Means To Make British Watches
Paul Boutros, our Head of Watches Americas, interviews British watchmaker Roger Smith to discuss the importance of the George Daniels Edward Hornby Tourbillon and its impact on his own, first Series 1, two watches offered in our upcoming 2021 New York Watch Auction.
Five Watches with Estimates Below HK$100'000 From The Hong Kong Watch Auction XIII
Beyond the headline-grabbing, record-breaking blockbusters, there are always a number of hidden gems within each sale and the upcoming Hong Kong Watch Auction XIII is no exception.
Five No Reserve Lots from The 2021 New York Watch Auction
A no reserve lot is a watch that is offered without a reserve price being set by the owner, meaning that the watch can be sold at any price during the auction. Few auction pieces are sold without a reserve, and it's certainly worth paying attention whenever one does. Here are five from The 2021 New York:
Welcome to The 2021 New York Watch Auction
The "Ride the Wave" Collection
Phillips is delighted to offer and present “Ride the Wave” – a collection of superb, water-resistant watches consigned by a distinguished gentleman collector.
Phillips Perpetual109 watches for sale
Model: Annual Calendar Chronogrpah
In 2011, Patek Philippe released the ref. 5961P being the first variant of the ref. 5960 with a baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, indexes and clasp. Fitted with a mesmerizing ocean blue dial, the contrast against the bedazzled platinum case is extremely attractive with a subtle flare. The present example Patek Philippe ref. 5961P-001 is offered with its full set of accessories and preserved in excellent overall condition. A perfect timepiece for collectors looking for practicality stringed with a hint of flamboyance.
Model: Cosmograph Daytona
An outstanding full set example of one of the most prestigious and desired steel sports watches, this Cerachrom bezel Daytona features a classical black dial. Powered by the revered self winding Calibre 4130 with its 72 hour power reserve, waterproof and incredibly good-looking, it is arguably one of the worlds most sought after watches.
Model: Logical One BTG limited edition of 5 pieces
An original owner example of the instantly recognizable Romain Gauthier Logical One, in this instance with a case treated in amorphous diamond like coating and fitted with a fired vitreous enamel dial, with skeletonized, dagger-shaped hands for the hours and minutes. Classic hallmarks of Gauthier such as the distinctive balance wheel are all visible. Complete with International Guarantee and box. Freshly serviced in September 2021 by the brand.
Model: Submariner 41mm
The very latest, Rolex Submariner with black Cerachrom bezel and dial is nothing short of outstanding. This example, from May 2021 is found in perfect, never worn, condition and is complete with the full complement of original box and 5 year international warranty card. Although subtly increased in size, the tapered lugs of the 126610LV ensure this new model wears even more comfortably than the Submariner that preceded it.
Model: Cosmograph Daytona
Striking and perhaps the perfect summer watch, this Daytona 116518LN harks back to the great yellow gold 6263s of the past, but with the added practicality of the Oysteflex bracelet. Complete with full accessories and found in "as-new" condition this modern interpretation of the Jet Set Daytona is the perfect addition to any collection.
Model: Galet Traveler
Forming part of an ultra exclusive set of just five watches, the enameller’s attention to detail for this William and Son Edition has gone so deep that the artist has even painted the night lights of each region, with the UK being subtly highlighted in red. The Galet Traveller also features a double direct-impulse natural escapement (an escapement devised by Breguet in the late 18th century and which very few watchmakers have managed to recreate) and is complete with a full compliment of accessories.
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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
Timepieces for HSNY: Online Charity Auction
7 June 2021 - 14 June 2021 • New York
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII
5 June 2021 - 6 June 2021 • Hong Kong
The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII
8 May 2021 - 9 May 2021 • Geneva
News and Results
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Phillips Announces Highlights from The 2021 New York Watch AuctionRead More
12 October 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Additional Highlights from The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIIIRead 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. 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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