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Phillips Geneva Watch Auction : Eight

Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo unveils highlights from The Geneva Watch Auction: Eight.

Following a record-breaking Spring auction season, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, the global market leader in collectors’ watches, unveils highlights from The Geneva Watch Auction: Eight. Featuring over 220 lots, the auction will consist of two Evening Sessions, on Saturday and Sunday, starting at 5pm on November 10-11, 2018. The sale will take place at the Hotel la Reserve, in Geneva. It is free and open to the public. 

Geneva Watch Auction Eight

Rolex Rolex Jean-Claud Killy, reference 6236 Dato-Compax in stainless-steel © Phillips

As ever, collectors will discover a selection of vintage watches, including a collection of early Rolex chronographs, from the early cushion-shaped examples made in the 1930s to the Oyster Cosmograph Daytonas of the 1960s, offering a retrospective highlighting the company’s relationship with the complication. Leading this group of chronographs is possibly the best-preserved example of a Rolex “Jean-Claude Killy” reference 6236 Dato-Compax in stainless steel. 

Geneva Watch Auction Eight

Rolex Sea Dweller Single Red prototype © Philips

Phillips will present also a Rolex “Single-Red” Sea-Dweller prototype without helium valve, which features in John Goldberger’s latest book, A Journey into the Deep, written in collaboration with Daniel Bourn. 

Also on offer is a large selection of military-issued watches from various makers, including watches made for pilots, divers and decorated veterans from the Italian, American, Peruvian, Argentinian, UAE, Pakistani, and Israeli armed forces. 

Geneva Watch Auction Eight

Rolex Rainbow Daytona, reference 116595 RBOW in pink gold © Phillips

Further highlights include three of the most in-demand contemporary watches of 2018. Making their auction debut are two watches launch at Basel 2018 - the new Rolex “Rainbow” Daytona reference 116595 RBOW in pink gold and the new Rolex ‘Pepsi Bezel’ GMT reference 126710 BLRO in stainless steel. These will be offered alongside a newly made Patek Philippe reference 5711 in stainless steel with Tiffany-signed dial. 

Geneva Watch Auction Eight

Omega Speedmaster, reference 2915-1 © Phillips

In addition, Phillips will present a full set of Omega’s original “Holy Trilogy” composed of first generation “Broad Arrow” models including a Seamaster reference 2913-3, a Railmaster reference 2914-1, a Speedmaster reference 2915-1 and a Speedmaster reference 2915-2 – as well as a rare Ranchero reference 2990, also known as the “Fourth Musketeer”. Possibly, this is the first time these four pieces have been presented in a single auction in such original condition. Complete set of Omega’s original “Holy Trilogy”.

Geneva Watch Auction Eight

F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Souscription © Phillips

Highlights from Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, and other high-end manufacturers will complete the Geneva Watch Auction: Eight catalogue, including a selection of watches from the most coveted contemporary makers, such as Kari Voutilainen, Vianney Halter, and F.P. Journe, who will be represented in the sale by one of his original Tourbillon Souverain Souscription, a watch that helped launch the watchmaker’s brand.

All highlights will be available to the public during a lengthy world tour, with pre-sale exhibitions opening in Asia, North America, and Europe. Following previews in Taipei and Hong Kong, highlights will be on display in New York between October 19-22, London between October 26-29, and finally Geneva between November 8-11. 

Phillips invites all watch collectors to come admire these fine and rare timepieces ahead of The Geneva Watch Auction: Eight.

The online catalogue is now accessible here.

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