Record-Breaking Start for Phillips’ Geneva Auction
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, has resumed its live watch auctions with record-breaking results in the first session of The Geneva Watch Auction: XI. An unprecedented number of bidders from 67 countries participated in the sale, including a record number of almost 1,800 online bidders. The iconic Patek Philippe reference 1518 in pink gold, formerly the Property of Mr. Jean-Claude Biver, sold for CHF 3,380,000 / $3,565,224 / €3,177,538 to a phone bidder. In addition, two incredible F.P.Journe “Souscription” models set new world record prices at auction (excluding those sold for charity). These include the Tourbillon selling for CHF 1,400,000, and the platinum and pink gold Resonance selling for CHF 1,040,000.