Game Changers, the 2019 New York Watch closeout facilitated by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, acknowledged US$ 20,169,875/Euro 18,177,091, selling 100% by lot and 100% by esteem.
Five of the 74 lots sold above US$ 1 million, a first an ideal opportunity for a watch closeout held in USA.
Driving the sale was Urwerk’s Atomic Mechanical Control (lot 8) which acknowledged US$ 2.9 million, setting a new world record for the free Swiss brand. Comprised of an atomic master clock and an independent mechanical wristwatch, the master clock consequently winds, sets, and uncommonly manages the wristwatch to improve its timekeeping. It offers a wiggle room of only one second in 317 years.
Patek Philippe’s uncommon “pink-on-pink” reference 1518 with pink dial and moon stages (lot 64) sold for US$ 2.3 million. This model was relegated from the group of the first proprietor.
An all around protected Patek Philippe reference 2499 (lot 40) in yellow gold accomplished US$ 2,024,000. Retailed by Gübelin , this model was initially conveyed by Patek Philippe with round pushers, making it perhaps the main instances of the reference to at any point surface.
Jack Nicklaus’ Rolex Day-Date Reference 1803 (lot 18) accomplished a striking US$ 1.22 million. This watch graced the wrist of Mr. Nicklaus practically consistently since 1967 and was available when he won 12 of his record 18 expert significant title titles. 100% of the deal continues from this lot will straightforwardly profit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation.
After more than 20 minutes of offering from authorities across 3 mainlands, underscoring the suffering tradition of perhaps the most notable entertainers of the twentieth century, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master reference 1675 (lot 30) sold for US$ 1,952,000. This watch was seen on Brando’s wrist in Apocalypse Now and since quite a while ago idea to have been missing. You can peruse more on this watch here .
An uncommon hardened steel Lange 1 ref. 101.026 (lot 62) produced by A. Lange & Söhne in 1999 sold for US$ 343,750 setting a new world record for a Lange 1 model and crushing the past record set up only couple of weeks prior . Experts’ gauge that around 30 pieces in steel were made altogether. Of those thirty, around eight have showed up freely at closeout.
For the full rundown of the lots that were sold at this sale, simply follow the connection underneath:
Phillips: “Game Changers”
New York, December 10, 2019