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Phillips Watches, Styled

Phillips Watches, Styled

Bringing their global annual total to nearly $110 million, Phillips realised $11.5 million in their second New York auction in partnership with Mr. Porter and The Rake: STYLED. Timeless Watches and How to Wear Them. The auction was lead by the fresh-to-the-market Rolex “Big Crown” aka the 1957 “James Bond” Submariner with $567,000. Other highlights below.

The 1957 Rolex “Big Crown” Submariner is the same “James Bond” Submariner which has been immortalised onscreen by Sean Connery in Dr. No and Goldfinger. The watch is well-preserved and has never been polished or restored, and sold for $567,000.

Rolex, Ref. 6538

Known as the “Tasti Tondi” the ref. 1463 is one of the most sought-after chronographs thanks to its oversized case, rarity and aesthetic beauty. There were less than 10 per cent which were said to be made in steel. That and the fact that it is one of the eight known pieces with a “two tone” silver dial variation made it very much worth the $495,000.

Patek Philippe, Ref. 1463

At the time of realisation in 2011, this specific ref. 5016R was said to be the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by the firm. Sold for $399,000.

Patek Philippe, Ref. 5016R

A possibly unique and important platinum minute repeating wristwatch with a blue soleil dial, sold for $375,000.

Patek Philippe, Ref. 5078-013

An extremely rare yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch, sold for $362,500.

Patek Philippe, Ref. 2497

A very well-preserved yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with a two tone dial sold for $350,000.

Rolex, Ref. 8171

An extremely rare yellow gold single button chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals. Sold for $337,500.

Patek Philippe

A rare pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch sold for $325,000.

Patek Philippe, Ref. 5074R

A “Paul Newman” dial on a stainless steel chronograph wristwatch sold for $281,250.

Rolex, Ref. 6264

An important yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with a champagne dial displaying “Oyster” designation and “floating scripts”, sold for $225,000.

Rolex, Ref. 6263
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