The inaugural watch auctions held by Phillips, in colaboration with Bacs & Russo, on 9 and 10 May 2015 realized a combined total of Swiss Francs 29,649,363 / US$ 31,834,734 / Euro 28,411,944, selling 97% by lot. The auctions offered four watches for more than US$a million and established multiple records including for just about any stainless watch, for just about any Rolex watch offered at auction, as well as for any Rolex watch Day-Date.
Recently we presented some popular features of these auctions here. Of individuals outlined watches, the Patek Philippe 130 Single Button Chronograph in stainless with pulsations scale along with a sector design realized Swiss Francs 4,645,000 / US$ 4,987,383 / Euro 4,451,141, greater than doubling its estimate of Swiss Francs a million to two million and setting a brand new record cost for a stainless-steel watch offered at auction. The valuable watch was offered for an anonymous bidder around the telephone.
The Rolex watch Cosmograph Daytona 6263 ‘The Oyster Albino’, area of the personal assortment of Eric Clapton previously, offered for Swiss Francs 1,325,000 / USOne Dollar,422,666 / Euro 1,269,701 (estimate: Swiss Francs 500,000 – 1,000,000), an archive for just about any Rolex watch offered at auction.
The Longines Dieudonné Costes Lindbergh Hour Position, among the earliest a lot of the auction, offered for Swiss Francs 143,000 / US$ 153,540 / Euro 137,032. (Estimate: Swiss Francs 60,000 – 80,000).
Other amazing results:
A computerized Patek Philippe 2585 in stainless dating back 1958 and housing Patek Philippe’s first self-winding calibre (the 12’’’600) had approximately Swiss Francs 80,000 – 120,000 however it offered to have an impressive Swiss Francs 785,000 / US$ 843,179 / Euro 752,637.
A Patek Philippe 1518 perpetual calendar chronograph with pink dial, pink gold situation and high Gay Frères bracelet from 1948 offered for Swiss Francs 1,445,000 / USOne Dollar,551,511 / Euro 1,384,693 (estimate was Swiss Francs 800,000 to at least one,400,000).
A Rolex watch Day-Date 6612 a.k.a. ‘Big Kahuna’, certainly one of 3 known 6612 references produced in platinum, realized Swiss Francs 473,000 / US$ 507,865 / Euro 453,259, greater than doubling its pre-purchase estimate of Swiss Francs 100,000 to 200,000 and damaging the world record cost for just about any Rolex watch Day-Date.