Phillips Is Set To Auction 3 Spectacular Rare Watches

Discover the horological wonders about to steal the show at Phillips’ upcoming auction.

Phillips, the go-to destination for collectors worldwide seeking the crème de la crème of 20th-century and contemporary art, design, and watches, has an exciting new event in the pipeline. 

Collaborating with Bacs & Russo, they are set to host an extraordinary timepiece auction that promises to be a horological extravaganza.

This much-anticipated auction is The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII, scheduled for early November. 

It will feature some truly exceptional timepieces that have never graced an auction stage before. 

Let’s take a closer look at these horological gems and the excitement they’re generating.

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Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3700 Platinum (3700P)

Leading the charge is the exquisite Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3700 Platinum, affectionately known as the 3700P. 

This beauty, estimated to command between one and two million CHF (a little over $2 million USD), stands as one of Patek’s rarest sports watches. 

Remarkably, there are only three known examples in existence. This one happens to be the sole survivor without diamond indexes or bezel, making it even more extraordinary.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700P, the sole survivor without diamond indexes or bezel.
Patek Philippe Nautilus Ref. 3700P/Photo courtesy of Phillips’ official website

Rolex Ref. 6062 in Stainless Steel

In the world of Rolex, the Ref. 6062 in stainless steel is nothing short of a legend. 

Phillips describes it as “The most important Rolex in The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII,” and its estimated value reflects that sentiment, ranging from one to two million CHF (a shade over $2 million USD). 

This timepiece not only ranks among the rarest Rolex references but also boasts a calendar mechanism, adding to its allure. 

Phillips goes as far as to call it “one of the finest examples ever to grace the auction market.”

Coined as "The most important Rolex in The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII."
Rolex Ref. 6062/Photo via Phillips’ official website

George Daniels Anniversary in Platinum

Breaking into the independent watchmaking scene is the George Daniels Anniversary in platinum, a true horological treasure. 

Only four of these masterpieces were ever created, and the first example, denoted by the mark “01,” is up for grabs, with an estimated value of up to 1,400,000 CHF (approximately $1,554,497 USD). 

Phillips emphasizes that this watch presents collectors with “a rare opportunity to acquire a piece of horological history.”

Only four of George Daniels Anniversary in Platinum watches were ever created.
George Daniels Anniversary/Photo via Phillips’ official website

This upcoming November 3 and 4, these extraordinary timepieces will take center stage at the Hôtel La Réserve in Genève-Bellevue, Switzerland. 

For a closer look at the full lineup of timepieces set to steal the spotlight at this auction, visit Phillips’ official website

This event promises not only a chance to acquire horological masterpieces but also to witness history in the making. Don’t miss it!

Banner photo by Aviv Perets via Pexels.

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