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Auction

Celebrity owned watches that shone at the auction house

Friday, 07 April 2017
Written By William McNish
6 min read

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Patek Philippe Nautilus en platine
Auction
No great excitement at Christie's

Despite a well-curated catalogue, the auction house ended its sale with the most unsold lots of the weekend (15%). The most surprising result was for a Patek Philippe pocket watch dated 1864, which went for almost twenty times its estimate.

Monday, 21 November 2016
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Patek Phillipe
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Good deals under the hammer at Sotheby's

More than a third of the watches proposed on November 15th in Geneva were no older than 2005. A good opportunity to spot the ones that hold their value, and those with less staying power.

Friday, 18 November 2016
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Patek Philippe and Rolex are the stars of the autumn sales

Close to 1,400 watches and clocks crossed the block over four days in Geneva, achieving CHF 54.6 million. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about the Geneva autumn sales but were afraid to ask.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
1 min read

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Greubel Forsey
Auction
$1,461,507 for the Naissance d’une Montre school watch

Collectors vied for the Montre Ecole (school watch) from the Naissance d’une Montre project, that was sold at auction by Christie’s in Hong Kong. The hammer came down at over triple the low estimate.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016
The HH Journal editors
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Greubel Forsey
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Christie’s to auction the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch

Collectors take note: the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch by Greubel Forsey, Philippe Dufour and Michel Boulanger will come under the hammer at Christie's Hong Kong on May 30th.

Thursday, 26 May 2016
The HH Journal editors
2 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, yellow gold, 1967 © Phillips
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Sold! But at what price?

Looking for the vintage watch of your dreams at a price you can afford? Just a few days ago, HH Journal ran its pick of the watches coming under the hammer at the Geneva auctions. So how did they fare?

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Auction
Mixed fortunes for the Geneva auctions

Each spring and autumn, for one week the capital of Swiss watchmaking becomes the capital of auction sales. An unusually warm November sunshine welcomed bidders to the latest sessions. Phillips presided over two sales: the now famous Only Watch and Two. Antiquorum was also present, along with stalwarts Christie's and Sotheby's, the latter for its unique History of Swatch Design.

Monday, 16 November 2015
6 min read
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Record participation at Only Watch 2015

Presided for the first time by Aurel Bacs and in association with Phillips, no fewer than 44 one-off timepieces will be auctioned at Only Watch, in Geneva this coming November 7th.

Friday, 25 September 2015
3 min read
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Phillips takes the Geneva auctions by storm

Bacs is back. Now officiating for the newly established watch department of the Anglo-American auction house Phillips, Aurel Bacs purely and simply steamrollered the competition.

Friday, 22 May 2015
4 min read
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