Auction house Phillips, in association with Bacs & Russo, held an auction on 7 and 8 May where outstanding watches were sold for a total of CHF 38,938,400. The highlight of the Geneva Watch Auction: XV was lot 213, a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 “Pink on Pink” perpetual calendar chronograph with pink gold case and pink dial and moon phase indicator (1947). The model sold for CHF 3,297,000.

Among the other top lots:

Lot 116: Rolex watch Ref. 6239 “Crazy Doc” in yellow gold case (ca. 1968), formerly owned by Eric Clapton. It sold for CHF 1,724,000, a world record for a reference 6239 in yellow gold.

Lot 212: Patek Philippe Ref. 1503 steel case watch with black dial, originally owned by the architect Simon Wiesenthal (1941). The sale amounted to CHF 1,361,000. This is also the highest achievement for this reference.

Lot 219: Rolex watch Ref. 6036 Oyster Chronographe known as “Datocompax” or “Killy”, in yellow gold case, triple-calendar chronograph (ca. 1955) also on the highest step of the “pedestal” for this reference. They sold for CHF 998,000.

Lot 115: Patek Philippe Nautilus watch Ref. 5723/1R Nautilus in rose gold case with baguette diamonds (2018). The sale amounted to CHF 998,000 is a world record for this model. As for lot 215: Patek Philippe watch Ref. 5980/1400G Nautilus ‘The King’ in a white gold case studded with diamonds, chronograph (2019) sold for CHF 937,500.

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