During the last week-end, “The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN” organised by Phillips achieved the impressive sales result of Swiss Francs 23,015,250 and set several remarkable world records.
The Elvis Presley’s white gold Omega (lot 160), that we presented in our highlights preceding the auction, achieved Swiss Francs 1,812,500 establishing a new world record for any Omega watch sold at auction.
Several collectors attempted to acquire the watch, but, in the end, the watch was sold to the Omega Museum that will bring the timepiece back to the headquarters in Bienne, Switzerland, as the latest addition to a growing collection.
In the same evening, the early Speedmaster ref. CK 2915-1 (lot 124) established a new world record for a Speedmaster selling for Swiss Franc 408,500. Produced in 1958, this well-preserved 38 mm stainless steel chronograph was originally sold in Costa Rica.
With a sale price of Swiss Francs 1,572,500, a Patek Philippe yellow gold reference 2499/100 (lot 226) set a new world record for a fourth series Patek Philippe Reference 2499.
The 1815 'Homage To Walter Lange' in stainless steel with black enamel dial (presented last week here) fetched Swiss Francs 852,500, breaking the world record for an A. Lange & Söhne wristwatch sold at auction. Proceeds of its sale were donated to the Swiss-based charity, Children Action, a foundation dedicated to helping the lives of youth around the world.
The day before, at the thematic auction “Daytona Ultimatum” consisting of 32 very rare Rolex Daytona watches, the white gold Rolex reference 6265 known as “The Unicorn” achieved the second highest result for a Rolex watch ever sold at auction (you can read about the Daytona that owns the world record here) selling for the amount of Swiss Francs 5.9 Million. Also this lot was sold for the benefit of Children Action.
The “Daytona Ultimatum” realised Swiss Francs 22,184,500 selling 100% of lots. Together, the two Phillips auctions recorded the highest total ever for watch auctions held over a single weekend, with the combined total of Swiss Francs 45,199,750.
For the detailed results of these auctions, just follow the links below:
Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN