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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 […]

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 […]