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Lot 8, Daytona Ultimatum - auction May 12, 2018 - Aurel Bacs on the rostrum
At Phillips, watch auctions are a fine art

With online activity that perfectly complements its calendar of in-person sales, Phillips Watches Department takes the best of both worlds. Arthur Touchot, the auction house’s head of digital strategy, says more.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
4 min read
Still image of the NFT Jacob & Co SF24 Tourbillon Pièce Unique
Watch auctions bid hello to NFTs

After the Geneva spring auction season ended with a raft of record prices, are collectors prepared to shell out for a watch represented by a non-fungible token?

Wednesday, 19 May 2021
3 min read
The Mercury Project
Watch auctions feel the pinch in 2020

At CHF 316 million, watch auctions made 19% less in 2020 than the previous year, despite an increased number of sales including online. As noted by The Mercury Project, Phillips takes the top spot with a 39% share of the market.

Wednesday, 24 March 2021
3 min read
Philippe Dufour
Philippe Dufour rekindles the beauty of Simplicity

This November 8th, Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo will auction the first Simplicity in an anniversary edition of 20 by Philippe Dufour to mark the watch's 20th anniversary. In Hong Kong, a Simplicity recently fetched in excess of US$ 650,000 at auction.

Wednesday, 28 October 2020
4 min read
Antiquorum - Exhibition at the Hotel de Paris
Antiquorum: a behind-the-scenes look at an auction house

Antiquorum has a longstanding presence in Geneva and Hong Kong, and recently opened an office in Monaco. A specialist in watches, the auction house recently branched out into jewellery. Romain Réa explains how a sale is put together.

Monday, 07 September 2020
Janine Vuilleumier
4 min read
Watch auctions' response to Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has driven watch auctions online. We should, however, proceed with caution. A digital platform is no substitute for the excitement of a live sale, even if this means bidding from behind a mask.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Geoffroy Ader
5 min read
Ref. 5131/1 World Time in yellow gold with enamel dial from 2009 (CHF 150,000) © Patek Philippe
Put your money where your watch is?

When financial markets head south, attention shifts to alternative investment opportunities, including timepieces. Is putting your money where your watch is a smart move or a risk?

Monday, 18 May 2020
5 min read
2019 New York Game Changer Watches Auction
Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master sold for $1.95 million

After over 20 minutes of bidding from collectors across 3 continents, underscoring the enduring legacy of the most iconic actor of the 20th century, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master reference 1675 sold for $1,952,000.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A © Patek Philippe
A Patek Philippe sets a world record at CHF 31 million

Under the hammer at Christie's on November 9th for Only Watch, the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A sold for CHF 31 million, setting a new record for any category of watch.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019
3 min read
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