Phillips Hong Kong Watch Auction : Seven
Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo announces the Hong Kong Watch Auction: Seven, which will be held on November 27th 2018 at Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong.
Comprising over 250 lots, the tightly curated sale will offer a meticulous selection of fine, collectable timepieces in excellent condition, all manufactured by the world's most renowned watchmakes. Modern and vintage wristwatches, fine pocket watches and enamel clocks, including a line-up of fresh-to-the-market-examples, will be on offer.
Patek Philippe yellow gold © Phillips
“As we continue to expand our presence in the worldwide watch - collecting community, we will embark on Phillips Asia’s largest global watch auction preview tour – from our debut preview in Bangkok to Singapore, Shanghai, Taipei, London and Geneva," said Thomas Perazzi, Head of Watches, Phillips, Asia. This season, we are excited to offer, yet again, a large selection of vintage timepieces at auction in Asia, whereby over half of the sale are vintage examples. Highlights include a Rolex Reference 6241 ‘John Player Special’ 18K yellow gold chronograph wristwatch, made circa 1968, from an Italian private collection, and a superlative - abound Patek Philippe Reference 3448 white gold perpetual calendar wristwatch, made circa 1971, coming from the family of the original owner who bought such masterpiece from an official Patek Philippe retailer in Zurich in the early 1970s. We also offer limited editions of contemporary wristwatches – one of the six rare Richard Mille ‘RM 52 - 01’ ‘Skull’ wristwatches and an extremely elegant and rare Patek Philippe Reference 5079 - J001 18K yellow gold ‘Cathedral’ minute repeating wristwatch which has been discontinued.”
Ulysse Nardin Reference 786-81 limited edition pink gold and baguette diamond set Westminister minute repeating watch with carillon tourbillon. Estimate: USD 449,000 - 577,000 © Phillips
Highly complicated contemporary wristwatches
This is the first time for a Richard Mille “RM52” “Skull” – especially manufactured for the Asia market - and Ulysse Nardin’s bejeweled Genghis Khan model to be offered at auction. In excellent condition, a rare Greubel Forsey platinum double tourbillon wristwatch will also make its debut appearance at auction.
Contemporary Patek Philippe wristwatches
Phillips offers an array of rare and contemporary Patek Philippe wristwatches in Hong Kong. This is the first time for a London Edition of Reference 3970 R re-introduced in 2015 to be offered at auction. Two 5004 models will be on offer - a 5004A in pristine condition will be offered; additionally, a possibly unique 5004J yellow gold example is expected to bring intense bidding. Limited editions are amassed this season - the Reference 5079 featuring “cathedral” gongs is one of the 70 examples ever made; 5020P is one of the less than 20 examples cased in platinum.
Patek Philippe Reference 5020P platinum perpetual calendar chronograph watch with moon phases and Breguet numerals. Estimate: USD 230,000 - 513,000 © Phillips
Vintage Patek Philippe wristwatches
Collectible vintage Patek Philippe wristwatches in excellent condition are selected for this season, the highlight of which is a Reference 3448 “Padellone ” offered for the first time at auction. Boasting all the best qualities, the present example comes from the family of the original owner who acquired this stunning example in the 1970 s in Zurich. Iconic and classic references such as 130, 1463, 1518 and 2497 together offer a comprehensive glimpse of the history of haute horlogerie and Patek Philippe’s craftsmanship, enticing both scholars and collectors alike.
Vintage Rolex wristwatches
Phillips also offers a Rolex Reference 6241 “John Player Special” this season. Fresh to the market, this rare variant of the “Paul Newman” model is notably one of a few handful known “John Player Special” cased in 18K yellow gold. Other exquisite vintage Rolex wristwatches include a highly sought-after and rare Reference 6265 “Oyster Cosmograph” “3 liner” cased in yellow gold and a fresh-to-the-market Reference 3525 with “salmon dial”.
Patek Philippe Reference 658 yellow gold minute repeating perpetual calendar open face split-seconds chronograph pocket watch with moon phase. Estimate: USD 154,000 - 256,000 © Phillips
Patek Philippe pocket watches
Even though wristwatches dominate the current international market place, collectors worldwide are also after complicated pocket watches, which serve as an excellent window to the traditional workmanship of a bygone era.
The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN
Date: 27 November 2018, 12nn HKT
Location: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
Worldwide Preview Tour –Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, 190 Orchard Boulevard, 248646, Singapore
3 –4 November, 2018, 11am – 6pm
Capella Shanghai, Jian Ye Li, 480 West Jianguo Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200031, China
9 –10 November 2018, 11am –6pm
Hotel La Réserve, 301 Route de Lausanne, 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland
8 –9 November, 2018, 10am – 6pm
10 –11 November, 2018, 10am –4pm
Bellavita Gallery, B1/F, No. 28, Songren
Road, Taipei, Taipei City, Taiwan 110
17–18 November 2018, 11am –6pm
Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 1/F & 2/F, 5 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
22 –26 November 2018, 10am –6pm HKT
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