Pink Panther art and Patek Philippe watches sell side-by-side at Phillips auction


Phillips’s Hong Kong team has assembled its first cross-category auction of collectibles spanning art, watches and jewelry.

The auction, which is called Refresh:Reload, taps into a growing trend for collectors and investors to focus on more than one class of asset.

It also hopes to attract younger bidders that might arrive looking for inexpensive contemporary art and find themselves tempted by a Rolex Daytona.


“At Phillips we have also seen a great deal of cross-category collecting, and as collectors’ tastes continue to evolve globally, we are excited to present this online-only sale,” says Delissa Handoko, head of online sales, Hong Kong, Phillips.

“Curated in two complementary parts: Refresh embodies a more romantic and lighthearted aesthetic, bringing together colorful and fun contemporary artworks alongside elegant jewelry and timepieces. The second half of the sale, Reload will see cutting-edge jewelry and watches offered alongside fresh, trend-setting art, editions and collectibles.”

The sale includes 180 lots. Bidding opens on May 20 at 5pm HKT and will begin closing on 28 May at 10pm HKT.

Highlights among the watches on sale, described by Phillips, include:

Patek Philippe, ref 5164R-001. A fine and attractive pink gold dual time wristwatch with date, day and night indication, Circa 2017. Estimate: HK$ 390,000 – 620,000.
Rolex, ref 6263. A very fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch, Circa 1980. Estimate: HK$ 300,000 –500,000.
Audemars Piguet, Royal Oak Offshore Survivor. A fine and attractive limited edition blackened titanium and ceramic chronograph wristwatch with date, oversized chronograph pusher guards. Numbered 655 of a limited edition of 1000 pieces, Circa 2009. Estimate: HK$ 120,000 – 200,000.
Rolex, ref 116518. An attractive and well-preserved yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with guarantee and box, Circa 2015. Estimate: HK$ 150,000 – 250,000.



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