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Upcoming Watch Auctions You Can’t Afford to Miss

Gerald Genta An Icon of Time New York Watch Auction

Sotheby’s “Gerald Genta: An Icon of Time” New York, 8–22 June

Continuing its global tour, Sotheby’s Gerald Genta: An Icon of Time auction is heading to America. New York is a fitting locale as one of Genta’s most famous designs features arguably the most influential character ever exported from America, Mickey Mouse. The sale features sketches and drawings from Genta’s works accompanied by NFTs.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Phillips Watch Auction: Six, New York

Phillips “Watch Auction: Six, New York”, 11–12 June

Phillips’ next big watch auction is set to include an impressive 163 lots, each of which is worthy of being a highlight in its own right. All of the big brands will be represented with dozens of vintage Rolexes, Pateks, Omegas, Audemars Piguets and more. If you’re looking for your next big ticket purchase, this is certainly the place to look.

More details at Phillips.

Fellows “Watches & Watch Accessories” Birmingham, 13 June

If you don’t want to cross the Atlantic, one of the next major auctions on home shores is courtesy of Fellows, the UK’s leading auctioneer. They believe that specialist watch auctions are one of the best performing types of auction in recent years, proving the resilience of the luxury watch industry even in the face of pandemics and crises.

More details at Fellows.

Bonhams Fine Watches London

Bonhams “Fine Watches” London, 15 June

Bonhams is one of the most prolific auction houses in the world, offering a wider variety and frequency of luxury auctions than practically everyone else, particularly in the Americas. This means that they have excellent insight into the state of the watch auction trade and are able to secure good prices for timepieces they are entrusted to sell.

More details at Bonhams.

Sotheby’s “Important Watch Auction” New York, 15 June

There are expensive watches and there are watches going under the hammer at Sotheby’s Important Watch Auction that are in a tier all of their own. Quarter-million dollar watches, half-million dollar watches and million dollar watches. The watch with the highest estimate, which is indeed $1 million, is an F. P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain à Remontoir d’Egalite in platinum.

More details at Sotheby’s.

Bonhams Hong Kong Watches Auction

Bonhams “Hong Kong Watches” Hong Kong, 22 June

Outside of New York and Geneva, a key market for luxury watch auctions is Hong Kong. China doesn’t have the greatest reputation when it comes to producing acclaimed watches, however as a virtue of its vast population it’s home to a huge number of collectors. A fact that’s demonstrated by the significance of Chinese New Year to watchmakers each year.

More details at Bonhams.

Antiquorum “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” Forte dei Marmi, 24 June

Antiquorum’s Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction lands in the beautiful Italian coastal town of Forte dei Marmi. Antiquorum host some of the most interesting lots in the watch auction world, with recent highlights from previous auctions including timepieces from Hajime Asaoka’s Kurono.

More details at Antiquorum.

Chiswick Auctions “Watches Auction” London, 30 June

In the heart of London’s exclusive South Kensington and Chiswick neighbourhoods, Chiswick Auctions have experience in over 20 specialisations and departments, including watches. It’s a great place to find unexpected gems, fantastic value timepieces that would find a place in any collection big or small.

More details at Chiswick Auctions.

Richard Mille RM003-V2-TI 2002

Artcurial “Fine Watches” Monaco, 17–18 July

July plays host to Monaco Auction Week, an event which sees Artcurial host a handful of watch auctions over three days. First is the Sparkling Collection followed by Fine Watches and Le Temps est Féminin. The variety and theme of each auction is diverse, making for the perfect excuse to spend a week in Monte Carlo.

More details at Artcurial.

Antiquorum “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” Monaco, 19 July

Continuing July’s focus on auctions in Monaco is the next Antiquorum Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces auction. Established in 1974, Antiquorum is a Geneva based auction house that helped to pioneer the concept of specialist wristwatch auctions. In fact, unlike many auction houses, they deal exclusively in the realms of horology and timepieces.

More details at Antiquorum.

Phillips “Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction”, 21 July

Of course, it’s not always possible to travel the world to every auction, but fortunately the majority include online elements with some available online exclusively. At Phillips’ Watches Online auction you’ll be able to bid from anywhere and track bidding live through their dedicated app. Meaning you can relax in your summer garden while securing your latest acquisition halfway across the globe.

More details at Phillips.

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