Pucci’s “Start Stop Reset” Watch Auction…

UPDATE with live pictures. Here’s the legendary Ref 4113 Split Seconde… a million plus vintage Rolex for sure..






Tropical track Oyster Paul Newman.. RPR_IMG_0134

Salmon – pink Ref 3330 big size chronograph..RPR_IMG_0131 RPR_IMG_0132

Tropical RCO, will it fetch 1.5million??..

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Black star dial ref 6062, another million + vintage Rolex..


Blue pulsation dial 6239..


Black tritium rolex 6234..


Underline double swiss ref 5513..


Pink ref 2499 first eerie Patek Philippe. Is it worth 2 million euro??… RPR_IMG_0156

Unique Patek Philippe glossy black breguet dialed Calatrava. logically it’s gonna hit the 1 million euro mark..RPR_IMG_0165

Steel Patek Philippe Ref 1463 Freccero..


Transitional Panerai 3646..RPR_IMG_0195 RPR_IMG_0197

Tropical gold Rolex Daytona.. RPR_IMG_0202

White gold Rolex Datejust Ovettone ref 6305/1..RPR_IMG_0198

Black Zerograph..RPR_IMG_0204

At Phillips headquarter top floor downtown London…RPR_IMG_0211

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is proud to launch its first auction of the year with START-STOP-RESET Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs. Taking place on Saturday 14 May 2016 in Geneva, this exciting thematic sale is dedicated to stainless steel chronograph wristwatches of the highest quality and rarity – all produced by the most prestigious watch manufacturers of the last century. START-STOP-RESET Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs – 14 May, 6 PM.


Following the highly successful May 2015 thematic auction Glamorous Day-Date, Phillips is honored to partner once again with the renowned watch scholar and author, Pucci Papaleo. With the START-STOP-RESET thematic sale, a new important concept is introduced, where for the first time Phillips will produce the catalogue in collaboration with Papaleo and his world-class team. This talented team already created some of the most important watch collectors’ books in recent years. In preparing for the auction, the Phillips team of specialists and Pucci Papaleo inspected hundreds of models across four continents selecting only the finest and most interesting examples.







An extremely rare, oversized and important stainless steel split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with silvered matte dial, pink gold raised Arabic and baton hour markers, outer blue telemeter and black tachometer scales, manufactured 1942
Estimate Sfr. 800’000-1’400’000. An event in its own right is the offering of a spectacular Rolex Ref. 4113 Split-Seconds chronograph, for many collectors considered the most important Rolex wristwatch ever made by the firm. Scholarship tells us only twelve examples of reference 4113 were manufactured and all were encased in stainless steel. Never offered by Rolex for public sale, this rare model was presented to a select group of racing teams and their drivers by Rolex who were active in sponsoring racing events at the time. Amongst the world’s finest surviving examples in terms of originality and quality, this watch is presented in impressive overall condition and has remained virtually untouched.

The in 2013 auctioned Ref 4113 Split is coming back to the market. This time the estimate is logically bit steeper of the 44mm giant Rolex with case no. 051314, manufactured in 1942. It finally sold for CHF 1,107,750 – $1,161,436 all in






An exciting selection of vintage stainless steel chronographs by the prestigious manufacture Patek Philippe is also included in the sale. Highlights are, amongst others, the Ref. 1463 „Freccero”, which could well be the best-preserved example of this reference known in stainless steel. Since its launch in 1940, the desirability of the reference 1463 has never waned. Alongside its ultra rare sister model, reference 1563, it is the only vintage chronograph model by Patek Philippe fitted with a water-resistant case and round chronograph pushers.  RPR_049_Patek-1463-freccero_3-1


Then the following pictures and info I got from Buddy Su Jia Xian as somehow Phillips Watches don’t send me any press releases.











This auction will also feature a fascinating historical highlight: The only known example of a Vacheron Constantin „Chronomètre Royal” ref. 4907 in white gold. Vintage „Chronomètre Royal” watches are considered by collectors and scholars to be amongst the finest ever made by any brand. In pristine condition, the case on the present example retains its original brushed and polished surfaces, strong hallmarks, and its crisp „Chronomètre Royal” engraving on its caseback. This model may be considered a masterpiece from the brand, and research shows that never before has a white metal reference 4907 appeared anywhere on the market.


GENEVA – 15 MARCH 2016 – Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is pleased to announce details of their auctions dedicated to the finest collectors’ watches that will take place on the evenings of 14 and 15 May 2016 at Hôtel La Réserve, Geneva. Highlights from the auctions will be available to view in Hong Kong (2 to 4 April), New York (15 to 18 April), and London (23 to 26 April) prior to the pre-sale exhibitions commencing in Geneva on Thursday 12 May.


Amongst the top lots of an exceptional selection of Rolex watches is an extremely rare Rolex ref. 6062 featuring a black lacquer, „Star” dial. Reference 6062 is one of only two models ever made by Rolex featuring a full calendar and the phases of the moon, together with reference 8171. The rarest and most exclusive are examples featuring a black dial with eight, five-pointed faceted stars for hour markers. Reference 6062s with such coveted star-shaped hour markers were bestowed the delightful nickname, „Stelline” – Italian for starlet. Another desirable feature of this watch is the absolutely correct, matching moonphase disk with black sky rather than blue. To date, only four examples are known with this configuration.


Also offered at auction is a superb selection of watches with Royal provenance, each featuring the coveted Khanjar on their dials – the national emblem of Oman. These include, an extremely rare Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 3700 in white gold – one of only two examples known, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak A series „Jumbo” ref. 5402 in steel, a Rolex Daytona ref. 6265 in yellow gold with red Khanjar, and a Rolex Submariner ref. 1680 in yellow gold with green Khanjar.

Highlights of the Geneva auctions will be available for viewing at the following locations:
2-4 April 2016 in Hong Kong – Renaissance Harbour View Hotel
15-18 April 2016 in New York – Phillips Park Avenue Gallery
23-26 April 2016 in London – Phillips Berkeley Square
12-14 May 2016 in Geneva – Hôtel la Réserve

Start Stop Reset: 14 May 2016, 6 pm
The Geneva Watch Auction: Three: 15 May 2016, 6 Pm
Viewing: 12-14 May 2016,
Location: Hôtel La Réserve, Geneva

The Start Stop Reset and Phillips Geneva Auction

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