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Ventes aux enchères

This Grand Complication personifies George’s approach to dial design and is simple, balanced, elegant and, above all, readable at a glance.
Independent watchmakers steal the show in Geneva

For the third time, Phillips put independents front and centre of its sale, headlined by George Daniels. Connoisseurs packed the saleroom for the British auction house's May date, with the hammer coming down on several record-breaking lots.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
5 min read
Elvis Presley Omega (Book)
History & Masterpieces
Elvis Presley's Omega under the hammer

Gifted to him by RCA Records in 1961 for 75 million album sales, Elvis Presley's Omega comes up for auction this May.

Friday, 23 February 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
There was a party atmosphere all weekend around Phillips' two evening sales.
All is not well in Geneva's salerooms

The autumn session revealed the inimical atmosphere behind the scenes of the Geneva sales: for the second time, two houses clashed dates, putting paid to a thirty-year-old gentleman's agreement and possibly creating grounds for the State of Geneva to review its taxation policy.

Thursday, 16 November 2017
4 min read
Omega Prototype Tourbillon, a historically important and unique stainless steel prototype tourbillon wristwatch (Lot 182)
Phillips – Geneva Fall sale achieves a record CHF 23.9 million

“Heuer Parade: The Crosthwaite & Gavin Collection” realises CHF 1.4 million ($ 1.5 /€ 1.3). The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX realises CHF 22.5 million ($ 22.6/€ 19.4). With a combined total of CHF 23.9 million ($ 24.1/€ 20.6), Phillips get the highest result for any auction house this season in Geneva.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Christie’s - Geneva watch auctions total CHF 23.5 million

For the Fall session, Christie’s Geneva held two sales at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues. They realised a combined total of CHF 23.5 million ($ 23.6/€ 20.3).

Tuesday, 14 November 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Paul Newman
World record for the Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona at Phillips

Paul Newman’s Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Sells for $17.8 Million, surpassing Phillips’ own world record. Phillips’ Inaugural New York Watches Auction – Winning Icons – Legendary Watches of the 20th Century – achieves $28.8 Million, the highest total for a Watch Auction in US History.

Friday, 27 October 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Aurel Bacs
Point of View
Mad about vintage

On November 12th, Phillips auction house sold a stainless steel Patek Philippe wristwatch from 1943 for CHF 11 million, a record at auction. Aurel Bacs, the man wielding the gavel, was at Dubai Watch Week, where he gave this interview.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016
4 min read
Watch Stories
Watchmaking Or The Temptation Of Art - I

Watchmaking and art have always gone hand-in-hand, conspiring and inspiring, a source of sometimes mutual influence, even jealousy. Yet is this longstanding "flirtation" with the world of art, and the fact it employs artists, enough to call watchmaking an Art in the full sense of the word?

Monday, 09 May 2016
5 min read
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