A respected member of the watch community for many years, James Marks joins Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo after a 17-year long stint
in finance. He developed a deep love for horology through his constant interactions with high-profile collectors thereby ganing a broad understanding of the current market. He particularly favours vintage Rolex and Patek Philippe wristwatches.
Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant, said, “Coming to Phillips with an outstanding reputation in our community and a solid network within the collectors' community, we are delighted to welcomes James to our team of passionate specialists. James brings with him considerable knowledge and, like so many of us, he has now decided to turn his passion for watches into a full-time career. We look forward to working with James in the lead up to the Watchmakers, The Masters of Art Horology exhibition in London, and of course, next season's sales in October in New York, and November in Geneva and Hong Kong.”
The Watchmakers, The Masters of Art Horology exhibition in London will be hosting the works of the most celebrated independent watchmakers in the world. Twelve artisans, each a legend in the realm of Haute Horologerie, will be using the opportunity to describe the traditional working methods and prized watches upon which their reputations have been built.
Based out of the United Kingdom, Marks will be assuming responsibility for leading the Department's international sourcing efforts from the English country. He will also be responsible for redefining the strategy for the Watch Department in the UK, whilst developing a long-term sourcing strategy for all selling centres, and assisting all auctions around the world.