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 classic black dial. Powered by the revered self winding Calibre 4130 with its 72 hour power reserve it is arguably one of the most attractive and practical watches for daily wear.
Price £19,900FollowFavorite lot
A reference that introduced a new generation of Patek "in-house" chronograph movements following the lemania based 5070. This first generation example cased in yellow gold is found in excellent condition and supplied with full accessories including International Guarantee, box and leather pouch.
Price £39,950FollowFavorite lot
Ref. Type 1
The Type 1 S or Silver comprises 212 components with a unique and instantly recognizable dial configuration that is specific to Ressence. This Stainless Steel, full set example comprises practicality with a contemporary design that has garnered universal appeal.
Price £9,900FollowFavorite lot
Five Ways To Enjoy The Rolex GMT-Master Dual Time
One of the most iconic models that Rolex has ever produced, the GMT-Master today is instantly recognizable due to its bi colored multi-directional bezel, triangle-tipped 24 hour hand and luminous numerals. With its history spanning over sixty years, the model has made special appearances in film, culture and literature. Throughout its lifetime, it has gone through many evolutions. Tiffany To selects a number of special variants - all available in the Geneva Watch Auction: ELEVEN.
A Guide: The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is a watch that was destined to evolve, and changes to its design happened almost instantly and throughout the first few years of its production. Those early watches – made during the original run of the Ref. 25721ST – proved how versatile and marketable “The Beast” could be, and with time and imagination, those incremental changes turned what was once an unpopular watch into an iconic design. Arthur Touchot explains.
Historic Models Continue To Inspire Watchmakers in 2020
Don’t call it a comeback. Watchmakers have been digging in their archives for years to introduce the latest generation of watch enthusiasts to historical models. Today we take a look at the latest evolution of two beloved chronographs.
Photo Recap: The Jean-Claude Biver Panel Discussion In London
Jean-Claude Biver delivered lessons in life, business and watch collecting, during an impassioned panel discussion held in London in which he announced the consignment of four extraordinary Patek Philippe watches from his private collection.
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Model: "SRR" Explorer II
One of only 139 Military Explorer II's made by Rolex for the UK Special Reconnaissance Regiment, this example is remarkable for it's stickered and practically untouched condition. Complete with the original original Rolex warranty card (confirming direct supply from Rolex to the SRR), signed and numbered Regimental certificate, tags and original box. Incredibly rare, extremely sought after and one of the most important '5 digit' sports models in Rolex's history.
Price £35,000FollowFavorite lot
Model: Signature 1
Signature1 is definitively the timepiece combining the simplest movement ever imagined by Greubel Forsey to extreme sophistication of the finishing: Signature 1 is a praise to this know how and elegance.One of 11 pieces in platinum with a black silvered gold dial this full set example is found in outstanding condition.
Price £130,000FollowFavorite lot
Model: Galet Micro-Rotor
A fresh to market, fine and original Pink gold Galet Micro-Rotor with striking anthracite grey dial and full accessories. This Galet Micro-Rotor embodies the qualities of fine design and superb quality that Laurent Ferrier is attributed with.
Price £24,500FollowFavorite lot
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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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