Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo has announced a selection of highlights from the second online auction curated by Phillips’ Watch department in Geneva. Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions II consists of more than 50 lots, featuring everything from an F.P. Journe tourbillon to a Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph.
The sale will offer creations from independent makers like Czapek & Cie and Daniel Roth, as well as desirable limited-production watches from well-known names, such as A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and Rolex.
This sale follows the remarkable results achieved following Le Concours de Complexité: Single Owner Online Auction in Hong Kong, which was 100% sold and achieved HK$ 23,562,80.
Bidding opens on 9 March at 10am CET and will close on 16 March at 4pm CET.
Phillips Watches Online: The Geneva Sessions II – Highlights
F.P. Journe, Tourbillon Souverain, TN
F.P. Journe originally introduced his inaugural Tourbillon Souverain in 1999, featuring a game-changing remontoire system. His concept was brought to a whole new level with the innovative addition of a deadbeat seconds in 2003, resulting in the Tourbillon Souverain TN Remontoire d’Egalité avec Seconde Morte.
The present example is an early-production example from 2004. It boasts a rare combination of a 40mm platinum case with an 18k pink-gold dial and movement. Estimate: CHF 150,000-300,000.
Patek Philippe, Perpetual Calendar Chronograph, Ref. 5970P-001, Factory Seal
The reference 5970 was Patek Philippe’s final perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch series to feature a Lemania base calibre 2310.
Fresh to market, factory sealed, and accompanied by its original accessories, the present example was crafted in 2010, the reference’s final year of production. Its replacement (ref. 5270) was introduced in 2011 with Patek Philippe’s in-house movement. Estimate: CHF 120,000-240,000.
Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Chronograph, Ref. 26331IP
Produced in a limited edition of 500 pieces, this Royal Oak Chronograph was released in 2017 to celebrate and pay tribute to the model’s 20th anniversary.
Luxurious and sporty, the model was released in an unusual combination of titanium and platinum. Estimate: CHF 30,000-60,000.
A. Lange & Söhne, Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen
Released in 2016, this Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen is part of a limited edition of 200 pieces. All sharing a common trait, the Lumen series features a transparent smoky grey sapphire dial with luminous material.
The smoky gray sapphire dial allows UV rays to pass through the luminous components on the dial and to light up maintaining clear legibility. Estimate: CHF 40,000-80,000.
Daniel Roth Monopusher Chronograph
After working at Audemars Piguet and Breguet, Daniel Roth created his eponymous brand in 1987 and is considered one of the earliest modern independent watchmakers.
Launched in the early 1990s, this monopusher chronograph is fitted with a vintage Lemania ébauche from the 1930s. Only 36 were made in yellow gold like the present example. Estimate: CHF 20,000-40,000.
Rolex Daytona platinum with diamond indexes
Launched at Baselworld 2013, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona ref. 116506 marked a milestone for the iconic model as it was released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Daytona. It was the first Daytona to use a platinum case as well as the first to feature the company’s proprietary Cerachrom alloy for the bezel material.
The present watch is fitted with baguette diamond indexes on the ice blue dial. It comes with all its original accessories such as guarantee, product literature, and presentation box. Estimate: CHF 70,000-140,000.
Czapek & Cie., Antarctique Passage de Drake, Roaring Forties
It is the first Czapek & Cie. timepiece to appear at Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo. This special edition Antarctique sport watch is part of a limited run of 40 watches to feature a grey “Roaring Forties” dial.
Introduced in 2020, the Czapek Antarctique Passage de Drake Roaring Twenties borrows its sport-chic case design from the Antarctique Terre Adélie line. Estimate: CHF 10,000-20,000.
Online Auction: 9 – 16 March 2023
More information: https://www.phillips.com/watches