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Three Early and Genre-Defining Omega Speedmasters
The Speedmaster is unequivocally Omega’s most historically important model to date. Its history spans almost sixty years with the very first Speedmaster launched in 1957. Tiffany To reviews three early and genre-defining models from that iconic family.
Six Watches with Estimates Below CHF15,000 From The Geneva Watch Auction XIV
Beyond the headline-grabbing, record-breaking blockbusters, there are always a number of hidden gems within each sale and the upcoming Geneva Watch Auction: XIV is no exception.
Under The Radar Independent Watchmakers That Won't Stay Under The Radar For Long
Our Digital Content Coordinator, Alex Ballmer is having a look at the independent gems that will be offered to the upcoming Geneva Watch Auction XIV.
Conquering The Deep With Rolex
Rolex has produced some of the most fascinating and historically relevant timepieces of the 20th century. Never complacent, the brand builds upon previous achievements and forever tests the limits of what is possible in terms of technical innovation. Enter, the "Rolex Deep Sea Special"
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Phillips Perpetual98 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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INTERSECT: Online Auction
16 September 2021 - 23 September 2021 • Hong Kong
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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
INTERSECT: Online Auction
23 March 2021 - 30 March 2021 • Hong Kong
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News and Results
12 October 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Additional Highlights from The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIIIRead More
6 October 2021
Phillips to Offer ‘The Blue Royale’, a Unique Patek Philippe Reference 3448/100 Cased in Platinum with Sapphire-Set Indexes in Hong KongRead More
23 September 2021
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Announces Additional Highlights from The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Including a Previously Unknown and Fresh to the Market Patek Philippe Ref. 2499 First Series Retailed by Serpico y LainoRead More
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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. 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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