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Inside Phillips Asia’s Upcoming Fine Jewelry, Watch Sales


This month, auction house Phillips will host two online sales: Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I and Jewels: Online Auction. Consisting of 113 rare timepieces by makers including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, and others, the watch sale is on from July 21 through 27. Featuring 118 exceptional fine jewelry lots (from houses including Cartier, Harry Winston, Chopard, and Bulgari) ranging from $500 to $38,500, the jewel sale runs July 22–28. Below are a few standout pieces and some more insight into the sale.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak perpetual calendar wristwatch in black ceramic, circa 2017, estimate $127,000–$250,000; Phillips

A black ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar leads the watch sale with an estimate of $127,000–$250,000. A highly coveted style adored by celebrities including Jay-Z, Kevin Hart, and Ed Sheeran, this particular design is a 50-year-old style that was reintroduced in black ceramic five years ago.

A Lange Sohne watch
A. Lange & Söhne limited-edition Lange 1 tourbillon wristwatch (also shown at top) in platinum, estimate $71,800–$144,000; Phillips

A. Lange & Söhne’s limited-edition Lange 1 tourbillon is one of only 150 platinum iterations released in 2000 and is expected to go for anywhere between $71,800 and $144,000.

Rolex GMT Master II
Rolex GMT-Master II in yellow gold, circa 2010, estimate $41,000–$61,500; Phillips

With a bezel adorned in baguette-cut blue sapphires, Rolex’s GMT-Master II is an especially rare piece and has an estimate of $41,000–$61,500.

Colombian emerald ring
Ring with a 2.39 ct. Colombian emerald, colored diamonds, and diamonds, estimate $38,500–$65,000; Phillips

Headlining the jewelry sale is the Colombian no-oil emerald ring shown above that is further enhanced by both colored and colorless diamonds. This piece could fetch as much as $65,000.

Alexander Laut ring
Ring by Alexander Laut ring with 86.22 ct. aquamarine and diamonds, estimate $7,000–$9,600; Phillips

Artist Alexander Laut is known for working with natural stones and having an impeccable eye for detail, which this exceptional ring certainly showcases.

Photos courtesy of Phillips

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By: Annie Davidson

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