GENEVA, Switzerland — According to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, year-on-year exports were down 16.1 percent in March, continuing a downward trend. But while the market for new watchesis going through a difficult time , the vintage watch market is impressive ! We saw some record sales in 2015, and we were so excited to understand the market trend for this year’s vintage watch auctions. Yesterday, we had a clear answer: two world breaking record in less than 2 hours, Phillips’ auction in association with Bacs and Russo totally kick ass !!! We had the pleasure to preview these amazing and breathtaking beloved, durable, functional, and most of all, with a clear goal ! Enjoy.
Rolex Split seconds 4113. Sold for a world breaking record CHF 2.405M
Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman Oyster Sotto” Ref. 6263. Sold for CHF 1.985M
Rolex Oyster Cosmograph, “Paul Newman Panda”, 6263. Sold for CHF 929K
Patek Philippe “Tasti Tondi”, 1463. Sold for CHF 605K
Oyster Chronograph, 6234, Stainless steel, 1965. Sold for CHF 221K
LONGINGS A7, 27748 (Military Number), Chrome plated, 1935. Sold for CHF 72.5K
Author: Marco Dell’Omo