Spring 2017’s auction season is in full gear with the announcement of Phillips Watches Hong Kong catalog to add to the excitement. With a total of 350 lots amassed — eye popping vintage pieces and a good load of recent rarities — this one, like all of Phillips’ other watch auctions, is shaping up to look like a doozy.
Headliners include a steel Patek Philippe ref. 530, a white gold 3448 and even a Khanjari Sea-Dweller 1665 in dream-like condition. But, perhaps, the round up that the man on the street is most curiously going to be speaking about is a collection of 43 watches and other objects from the personal collection of Chronopassion’s, Laurent Picciotto.
“When an auction does well, it provides confidence to consigners to come back. It even encourages new consigners, who may have never considered engaging an auction house. This is because they see the healthy numbers. It helps build the reputation that Phillips has, which in turn allows us trust from our clients on both ends of the transaction,” said Mr. Sam Hines, International Head of Watches at Phillips, commenting about prominent collectors constantly seeking out the auction house’s expertise.