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A Vintage Selection from Phillips’ Hong Kong Watch Auction

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Four happens at the end of the month, with 356 lots over two sessions that includes the collection of uber-retailer Laurent Picciotto of Chronopassion in Paris (which we covered in-depth here).

The rest of the auction is a diversity that encompasses everything from the weirdly pricey De Beers diamond hour glass that’s de rigueur in any Hong Kong watch auction to major collectibles like a Heuer Autavia “First Execution” and a Rolex Sea-Dweller “Golden Khanjar. read more

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The Unusual and Affordable at Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction

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Phillips’ upcoming watch auction in Geneva is a 237-lot affair, dominated by the extraordinary, the rare, and the multi-million dollar, but still routine timepieces from Rolex and Patek Philippe. Such watches are rightly regarded as important and collectible, but not necessarily for everyone’s taste or budget. Fortunately for everyone else there is everything else, or about the remaining 40% or so of the offerings that are neither Rolex nor Patek Philippe. read more

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Hands-On with Patek Philippe Highlights from Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction

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Taking place mid May in Geneva at the posh and secluded La Reserve hotel, The Geneva Watch Auction: Five is Phillips’ biggest to date, with 237 lots going under the hammer over two days. A quarter of the catalogue are Patek Philippe timepieces, including pocket watches, a dome clock, as well as a diverse line-up of wristwatches with a notable number of examples in pink gold. read more

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A Look at Perhaps the Most Expensive Rolex Ever, Once Owned by the Last Emperor of Vietnam

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Reigning from 1926 to 1955, Bảo Đại was the last Emperor of Vietnam. While not the greatest success as sovereign rulers go, Bao Dai was a man of great taste who owned many precious things, ranging from a custom-bodied Ferrari 375 MM Spyder to this very Rolex ref. 6062.

Slated to be sold by auctioneers Phillips at their Geneva watch auction on May 13 and 14, 2017, the ref. 6062 “Bao Dai” carries an estimate of between SFr1.5m to SFr3m. With Rolex having just introduced its first moon phase watch since the ref. 6062 was in production, the timing of the sale is apt. read more