Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry partners with Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo for one-day Bay Area exhibition of rare timepieces from the GAME CHANGERS auction

Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry, Silicon Valley’s foremost retailer of rare luxury timepieces, has partnered with the leading auction house for collectors’ timepieces of the highest quality, Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, to present a one-day timepiece exhibition on November 18, 2019 at Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry in Menlo Park, the first exhibition of its kind to come to the San Francisco market.

The tightly curated exhibition offers the Bay Area’s only chance to see history-making timepieces owned by icons and game changers that have changed the course of watchmaking and collecting before they are being offered for sale on December 10.

Patek Philippe, Reference 1518 - A Highly Important, Very Rare, and Exceptional Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch in 18 Karat Pink Gold, Circa 1947
Patek Philippe, Reference 1518 – A Highly Important, Very Rare, and Exceptional Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch in 18 Karat Pink Gold, Circa 1947

Phillips’ inaugural New York watch sale broke the record for a wrist watch at auction when the Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytona Ref. 6239 sold for $17,752,500 USD in 2017.

Marlon Brando Rolex GMT
Marlon Brando Rolex GMT

The exceptional timepieces coming to Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry on November 18 include The Marlon Brando Apocalypse Now Rolex GMT-Master, TheJack Nicklaus Rolex Day­Date, and an Urwerk UR-105 CT worn by Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man character in the blockbuster 2019 film Avengers: Endgame.

Jack Nicklaus’ Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803
Jack Nicklaus’ Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date Ref. 1803

Other extremely rare, iconic, and unique collectors’ models from leading brands including Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and Rolex, each an outlier in terms of provenance, condition, and rarity.

Rolex, Reference 6264 - An extraordinarily rare, extremely attractive, and important yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman Lemon” dial and service guarantee, circa 1969
Rolex, Reference 6264 – An extraordinarily rare, extremely attractive, and important yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman Lemon” dial and service guarantee, circa 1969

Jared Silver, himself a collector and the leading watch expert overseeing the growth of Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry since 2018, was keen to partner with Phillips, reasserting Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry’s position as Silicon Valley’s preeminent retailer of ultra-luxurious, highly rare, and collectible timepieces.

Urwerk, UR-105 CT Iron - A rare, very fine, and unique titanium wristwatch with satellite time display, turbine winding system, and power reserve, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers Endgame
Urwerk, UR-105 CT Iron – A rare, very fine, and unique titanium wristwatch with satellite time display, turbine winding system, and power reserve, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers Endgame

Several of the lots will benefit important charities across the world, including the Rolex watch owned by Jack Nicklaus, proceeds of which will benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, and the Marlon Brando Rolex, benefitting his daughter Petra’s children’s charity.

TAG Heuer, Piece d’Art An extraordinary and unique stainless steel 50th anniversary chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee, unique presentation box, original drawing, and accessories
TAG Heuer, Piece d’Art An extraordinary and unique stainless steel 50th anniversary chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee, unique presentation box, original drawing, and accessories

A unique TAG Heuer Monaco Piece d’Art will be sold to benefit United Way of New York City, a unique Vacheron Constantin Overseas will support the National Geographic Society, and an Urwerk UR-105 CT worn by Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man character in the blockbuster 2019 film Avengers: Endgame, being sold to benefit Random Act Funding.

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