“My goodness”, exclaimed Aurel Bacs from behind the auctioneer’s podium. With a heavy downpour hammering away overheard, The Geneva Watch Auction: Four session two, took its course through lots 101 to 196 earlier today. Bacs was even having trouble hearing bids for the floor at times. But other than lot 102, which was removed before the auction began — and 10 other lots that were withheld due to unsatisfactory bids — all pieces now have happy new owners.
Atmosphere within the auction hall was somewhat subdued today, Bacs, however, was again in top form — moving swiftly from lot to lot. Such atmosphere was quite inevitable, considering the storm that Phillips Watches brought upon the auction world with their record setting sale of the steel ref. 1518 Patek Philippe yesterday.
But moving on to roundup performance figures of the remaining watches from Ken Kessler’s list of 15 today, it’s obvious that Ken put his finger on some of the better performing pieces. No surprise there, Ken does have impeccable taste when it comes to watches.