In another record-breaking sale this past weekend at the Hôtel La Réserve in Geneva, Switzerland, Phillips Watches, the leader in watch auctions achieved $21,250,815 USD after selling 99% of their 226 lots offered at auction. Just as usual, new records were set for Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet and independent brands like F.P. Journe. Even though most of the lots were very important from a horological standpoint, there are sixteen watches that broke records and that are considered highly important due to their rarity and history in the world of horology.
News: Paul Newman's Very Own Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona ref. 6239 Sells for $17.7 Million USD at the Phillips Watches Auction in New York.
With an estimate in excess of one million USD, Paul Newman’s very own Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona sold today at the Phillips’ Inaugural New York Watch Auction 'Winning Icons' for $15.5 Million USD plus buyers fees totaling $17,752,500 USD.
Experience: Our Live Pics of Paul Newman's Very Own Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona ref. 6239 to be Sold Today October 26 at the Phillips 'WINNING ICONS' Auction.
With an estimate in excess of one million USD, but in our guess a watch that will probably fetch money in excess of $10 million USD, Paul Newman’s very own Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona will be sold today at the Phillips’ Inaugural New York Watch Auction 'Winning Icons'. As we will be reporting live straight from the auction, this inaugural auction named 'WINNING ICONS: Legendary Watches of the 20th Century' will be dedicated to the most iconic collectors watches of the last century including this very special watch with a cult following.
Rare Bird: Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 in Stainless Steel with Moonphases and Two-Tone Dial. A $2 Million USD Watch that is a True Watch Collectors Dream.
Last month we had the pleasure of perusing this rare bird. The Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 from 1953 that sold at the Phillips Watches Geneva Watch Auction FIVE for almsot $2 Million USD is one of the most expensive 6062s ever sold at auction. With the interior of its case back stamped III.53, this Rolex ref. 6062 measures 36 mm in diameter and is fitted with a stainless steel case and a two-tone dial.
News: Paul Newman's Very Own Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona ref. 6239 to be Sold at the Phillips Inaugural New York Watch Auction
With an estimate in excess of one million US dollars, Paul Newman’s very own Rolex 'Paul Newman' Daytona will be offered at the Phillips’ Inaugural New York Watch Auction on October 26th, 2017. This inaugural auction named 'WINNING ICONS: Legendary Watches of the 20th Century' will be dedicated to the most iconic collectors watches of the last century. A historic event in its own right, WINNING ICONS will offer what is without a doubt amongst the most important Rolex watches to ever be offered on the market including the singular, one and only Rolex 'Paul Newman' Cosmograph Daytona ref. 6239 owned and worn by none other than Paul Newman.
Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 'Bao Dai' Sells for $5.1 Million USD. The Most Expensive Rolex Ever Sold at Auction.
Last Sunday May 14th, 2017, this Rolex Triple Calendar ref. 6062 a.k.a 'Bao Dai' from 1952 sold at the Phillips Watches Geneva Watch Auction FIVE for $5.1 Million USD making it the most expensive Rolex ever sold at auction. But what makes this watch so valuable and special? Well, it is all about its provenance. Following the Indochina war in 1954, the world powers meet in Switzerland to negotiate with the Viet Minh on the future of Vietnam.
Insider: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Two-Tone Sells for $41,000 USD at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction FOUR to Set a Record for Two-Tone Royal Oaks.
Setting a new high for any Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Two-Tone sold at auction, yesterday Sunday November 13, 2016, a highly attractive Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Two-Tone —18K yellow gold and stainless steel— reference 25402SA sold for $41,000 USD —including buyer's premium— at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction FOUR.
Breaking News: Patek Philippe ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel Sells for $11 Million USD at the Phillips Watches Auction FOUR in Geneva
Breaking all records ever set at auction for a wristwatch, the ultra rare and legendary Patek Philippe ref. 1518 in stainless steel just sold today November 12th, 2016 for CHF9.6 Million Swiss Francs plus 12% buyer's premium —totaling CHF10,752,000 Swiss Francs, roughly $11 Million USD— at the Phillips Auction FOUR at the Hôtel La Réserve in Genève. What makes the Patek Philippe ref. 1518 so special, is the fact that it is the world’s first perpetual calendar chronograph produced in series and only 281 examples of it were ever produced.
Breaking News: Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman Panda' ref. 6263 with Tiffany Dial Sells for 804,000 Swiss Francs at the Phillips Watches Auction FOUR in Geneva
Today, November 12th, 2016 in Genève, Switzerland at the Hôtel La Réserve, a Rolex Daytona 'Paul Newman Panda' ref. 6263 —Lot 30— sold for CHF670,000 Swiss Francs plus 20% buyer's premium —totaling 804,000 Swiss Francs— at the Geneva Watch Auction FOUR by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo.
Insider: Ten Lots to Follow Very Closely at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction FOUR this Weekend. Here are Our Live Pictures for Your Viewing Pleasure.
This weekend November 12th and 13th, 2016, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will be hosting their Geneva Watch Auction FOUR at the Hôtel La Réserve in Genève. With a total of 196 lots offered for sale, the auction will be divided in two sessions commencing tomorrow Saturday November 12th at 6pm —Genève time GMT +1. Session One will feature the first 100 lots, while Session Two on November 13th at 6pm —Genève time GMT +1— will feature lots 101 through 196.
Insider: Patek Philippe ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel to be Auctioned at the Phillips Auction FOUR. Hands-on with the 'Once in a Lifetime Opportunity' Timepiece.
A few weeks ago we brought you the news about the upcoming Phillips Auction FOUR Taking place on November 12th and 13th of this year at Hôtel La Réserve in Genève. Today, we bring you our special coverage with our usual live pictures of three lots that for sure will be record-breaking. These three exceptional Patek Philippe ref. 1518 Perpetual Calendar Chronographs in stainless steel, rose gold and yellow gold are unlike any other watches we've seen at auction lately.
News: Phillips Presents its Geneva Watch Auction FOUR. The Highlights Including Three Pateks ref. 1518.
Following the record-breaking Spring season which established Phillips as the global market leader in watch auctions, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is delighted to announce a double evening sale dedicated once again to the world’s finest collectible timepieces. Taking place on November 12th and 13th of this year at Hôtel La Réserve in Genève, highlights from the sale will be on exhibition in Hong Kong —Oct. 1-5—, New York —Oct. 13-17— and London —Oct. 22-24— prior to the pre-sale exhibition in Genève beginning on November 10th, 2016.
Experience: Some of Our Picks from the Phillips Watch Auction THREE. Live Pictures of Nine Exceptionally Rare Lots.
Last spring, the international team of Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo consisted of only nine people. Today, only a year later, their team around the world has almost doubled and grown to 17. Thus far, Phillips Watches sales exceed $80 Million USD and have set price records for different watches including the Patek Philippe Split Seconds chronograph ref. 1436 that sold for $3.301 Million Swiss Francs as we reported it here, the Patek Philippe Monopusher Chronograph ref. 130 Doctor's Watch selling for $4.645 Million Swiss Francs as we reported it here and of course the privilege to bring down the gavel on what is today the world’s most valuable wristwatch ever sold —not only at auction—, we are talking about the Patek Philippe reference 5016A selling for $7.3 Million Swiss Francs as we reported here.
Experience: Our Picks from the Upcoming START-STOP-RESET Phillips Watches Auction. Live Pictures of Exceptionally Rare Stainless Steel Chronographs.
A meeting with Paul Boutros at Phillips Watches is always a real treat and a thrilling experience. Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will be conducting their Geneva Watch Auction Three next month in Geneva at the Hotel La Réserve. After two very successful auctions last year, their third auction will take place on May 14th and May 15th. The auction will kick-off with the START-STOP-RESET watch auction, a very special auction dedicated to 88 epic stainless steel chronographs.