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Historic Patek Philippe pieces dominate Phillips New York’s December sale


Phillips, in partnership with Bacs & Russo, has released the catalogue and selected highlights for its ‘Styled’ watch auction.

The sale will include a never before publicly seen Rolex Submariner which is expected to go for in excess of $500,000.

The earliest known Rolex Daytona awarded to the winner of a Daytona Race will also feature as part of the sale.


A selection of exquisite Patek Philippe minute repeating wristwatches will also feature as part of the evening sale in New York on December 5.

The auction follows the inaugural, record-breaking sale in October last year.

Featuring 120 lots, pieces from Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Omega IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre join the list of some of the high end watches on offer.

As was previously announced, Styled will see Phillips partner with award-winning online destination for men’s style, Mr Porter, and men’s lifestyle magazine and pioneering e-commerce platform, The Rake.

Each have curated a selection of tailored looks for 12 occasions in a gentleman’s life, to be showcased alongside some of  the world’s finest collectors’ watches in both the catalogue and Phillips’ New York Gallery.

The catalogue is available online on Phillips’ website and is also available for purchase.


PATEK PHILIPPE. Reference 5074R, circa 2012. A very rare and exceptional pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with cathedral gongs, moon phase, with certificate of origin, additional caseback, and presentation box. Estimate: $250,000 – 500,000.


ROLEX. Reference 6239, circa 1969. A very fine and historically important stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman” dial, awarded to LeeRoy Yarbrough, winner of the Daytona 500 in 1969. Estimate: $150,000 – 300,000.


ROLEX. Reference 6538, circa 1957. An extremely rare, well-preserved, and highly attractive stainless steel wristwatch with black lacquer “four liner” dial, big crown, bracelet, presentation box, original guarantee, and chronometer certificate. Estimate: $300,000 – 600,000.


PATEK PHILIPPE. Reference 5016R, circa 2011. An extremely rare and important pink gold minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with tourbillon, retrograde date, moon phase, Breguet numerals, additional hard back, certificate of origin, and presentation box. Estimate: $300,000 – 700,000.


AUDEMARS PIGUET. Reference CW1, circa 2005. A rare and very fine limited edition, oversized alacrite and titanium semi-skeletonized tourbillon wristwatch with dynamographe, power reserve, and function selector. Estimate: $90,000 – 120,000.


PATEK PHILIPPE. Reference 5078P, circa 2009. A possibly unique and important platinum minute repeating wristwatch with blue “soleil” dial, certificate of origin, and presentation box. Estimate: $250,000 – 500,000.


IWC. Reference 325, circa 1942. A historically important, very rare, and remarkably crisp oversized wristwatch with lacquered black gilt dial and luminous indexes. Estimate: $80,000 – 120,000.


PATEK PHILIPPE. Circa 1928. An extremely rare and highly attractive yellow gold single button chronograph wristwatch with hinged officer-style wire lug case and Breguet numerals. Estimate: $300,000 – 500,000.


PATEK PHILIPPE. Reference 1463, circa 1946. An extremely rare and highly attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with two-toned silvered dial with outer tachymeter scale. Estimate: $300,000 – 500,000 .


OMEGA. Reference 2915-2, circa 1958. An early, very rare, and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter bezel and bracelet. Estimate: $120,000 – 240,000
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