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Lot 8, Daytona Ultimatum - auction May 12, 2018 - Aurel Bacs on the rostrum
Uncategorized
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
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Still image of the NFT Jacob & Co SF24 Tourbillon Pièce Unique
Events
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
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The Mercury Project
Economy
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
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Philippe Dufour
Culture
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
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Antiquorum - Exhibition at the Hotel de Paris
Economy
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
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Auction-cover
Culture
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
Economy
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
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2019 New York Game Changer Watches Auction
News
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
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Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A © Patek Philippe
Events
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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