Oliver Knop


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Watch Auction – Geneva 12-15 May, 2023

With 981 lots between them, the four most important auction houses – Phillips, Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Antiquorum – reached an impressive 110 million Swiss francs last week. Phillips, in cooperation with Bacs and Russo, succeeded in confirming its leading role…


Top Lots of the Phillips Auction: The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII

Phillips has been a first port of call for auctions of classic wristwatches for the past seven years. This success can clearly be attributed to the work of Aurel Bacs, whose catalogues already set standards during his time at Christie’s.…


Auction results: Kicking Off the Season with the Monaco Legend Group

LOT 100 It was obvious that lot 100 would be the most expensive Rolex Yachtmaster sold so far. Going for €1.82 million, Patrick Heiniger’s platinum watch remained within the auction house’s estimate. For the successful bidder, however, the bill came…


Authentic, Valuable: The Most Beautiful Watches at the Monaco Legend Group Auction

Fans of classic wristwatches always get their fill in spring and autumn, because in May and November, the biggest houses hold their auctions in Geneva. Phillips, Christies, Antiquorum and Sotheby’s each hammer out hundreds of watches, meaning it’s guaranteed that…