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Antiquorum will host Monaco’s first significant watch auction of the year with Patek Philippe and F. P. Journe pieces headlining its sale taking place...
Phillips Watches top 10 for 2021 includes five Patek Philippes, two Philippe Dufours, two F. P. Journes and an Omega Speedmaster.
My hunch is that the shift towards living independents will be with us for many years, which will have a transformative effect on the top end of the market.
Dramatic shift in the market sees living artists beating faceless big brands with centuries of history.
A unique sapphire-decorated Patek Philippe reference 3448 and an ultra-rare Rolex Paul Newman John Player Special Daytona could both sell for over $1 million.
Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo has secured a complete set of F.P. Journe “Souscription” watches for sale at its Geneva Watch Auction: XIV in November 2021.
Silas Walton, still in his mid-twenties at the time, spotted an opportunity seven years ago to become a de-facto authorized dealer for super-scarce pre-owned watches from the likes of Roger Smith, Kari Voutilainen and Philippe Dufour. His company, A Collected Man, now generates annual sales of around $20 million trading these watches with collectors all over the world.
Christie's is expecting its Watches Online: Dubai Edit auction, which is live now and runs until April 8, to generate up to $15 million from sales of almost 200 lots.
Too many in the prestige watch industry have forgotten that scarcity and exclusivity increase desirability and outright lust among collectors, which is why, as Simon de Burton reports, marques like Philippe Dufour and F. P. Journe are challenging established giants for premium prices at auction.
Maturing market for collectible watches is causing demand to soar for artisan independent watchmakers says Manhattan jeweler.