Blog posts about auction

Fall Auction Season

The fall auction season is beginning to heat up. It’s always interesting to see what pieces make it to the auction block The first notable big ticket watch this fall is a Jean-Claude Killy Oyster Rolex triple date chronograph from the 1940s. This one, said to be in excellent condition go under the hammer at […]

Rare Rolexes With Rich Histories

Phillips Geneva unveiled a glamorous Day-Date auction of rare Rolexes with rich histories. The auction focuses on Day-Date Rolexes that were produced in response to retailer demand for something a little different for their more interesting clients. There are many from the 1970’s and 80’s, which are very interesting to see, but a few pronounced […]

The Growth of the Auction Business

You may have noticed, I’ve been talking a lot lately about watch auctions. Well, it’s for two reasons. One, it’s the start of the spring auction season. And two, timepiece auctions are more popular than ever. Fueled in the last few years by the sale of high-ticket pieces like the Patek Philippe ref. 2499 once […]

Predictable – What a Paul Newman Daytona Sells For

The pre-auction estimate was $50,000 to $70,000. When the hammer fell last Monday at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago, the ticker read $92,500. The watch in question? A Paul Newman Daytona. To be precise, a stainless steel ref. 6239 Cosmograph Daytona with white dial and original riveted Oyster bracelet. And it was a nice example […]

Four Candy Daytonas

A few days ago, we talked about the Eric Clapton Cosmograph 6263 that is coming up at auction on May 10. Well, that watch is part of “The Watch Auction: One,” an auction that kicks off Phillips’ involvement in the luxury watch segment of the auction industry (more on that in a future post). There’s […]

Yet Another Clapton Watch Goes On The Block

You may remember the Eric Clapton Patek Philippe ref. 2499 (platinum, of course) that sold a few years back for a record $3.6 million. That one was one of only two platinum 2499s known to exist. That, and the fact that Slowhand himself quite possibly wore the thing in concert, pushed the final hammer price […]

By Now You Must Have Heard…

Yes, Campers, it’s that time again. Time to talk about the upcoming November Sotheby’s auction. The one that’s going to be the buzz of the watch world for a while. That’s because the Henry Graves Patek Philippe Supercomplication will be going on the block again. That’s the watch which set the record in 1999 for […]

Yet Another Rolex-Only Auction

Berlin auction house Auctionata is holding a Rolex-only auction next Tuesday. Out of 94 watches going on the block, there are some interesting pieces here, including a couple of Oman watches, and a couple of pocket watch chronographs. The obligatory Daytonas and vintage Subs (red and regular) are here, and a GMT or two. Datejusts abound. […]

Calling all Clark Gable Fans

What’s a Hollywood Memorabilia Auction Announcement Doing on a Watch Blog? Guess I have auctions on my mind these days. Coming up next Monday is an auction of Hollywood memorabilia by British auction house Bonhams at their New York location. “What Dreams Are Made Of: A Century of Movie Magic,” curated by Turner Classic Movies,  will […]

Rare Rolex’s Found and Available to You….

Rare Rolex’s Found and Available to You…. One of the appealing aspects of Rolex is seeing models fetch high prices at auction. Rolex watches have the capability of high auction prices because of its recognizable name known around the globe and because of the typical aspects that make normal items appealing in the auction world.  […]