by Thomas Perazzi
Sojourning through time, one can easily discover the closely intertwined connection between Haute Horlogerie and some of the greatest milestones in the history of humanity. This Spring, Phillips in Association with Bacs and Russo is proud to present a fne selection of timepieces which epitomize and exemplify some of the most eminent innovations in horology, noteworthy breakthroughs in time-keeping technology, and epoch-defning moments in human history at the Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT. Complicated watchmaking is the supreme test of the watchmaker’s expertise and manufacturer’s skill. Our collection is highlighted by the Patek Philippe ref. 5002G — an exceptionally complex and aweinspiring wristwatch with 12 wondrous complications, forming a masterpiece which can justifably be called the pinnacle of horology. So rare that our watch is in fact the second example in white gold that appears at auction. Presenting you a unique opportunity to take a glimpse into the golden era when pocket watches were the main stage on which manufacturers demonstrated their skills, our Patek Philippe unique triple-signed minute repeating split-seconds chronograph pocket watch enables you to explore the technical breakthroughs behind the intricate movement as well as the devotion to skill and savoir-faire of the brand.
With a wide array of timepieces, we are proud to not only ofer a prominent mixture of models from the modern and vintage eras selected on the basis of quality and provenance. Our collection also includes a great selection of extremely attractive references which are double-signed by the retailer — a rare feat which cannot be easily found nowadays. Our team is truly excited with the timepieces our clients have entrusted us with, especially the many fresh-tomarket pieces, references which appear at auction for the frst time, and watches from the original owner or their family — all of these timepieces were carefully scrutinized, studied and well cared for, and are set to regale both collectors and afcionados alike. This carefully curated sale is the result of a true team efort with our brilliant team of dedicated and passionate International specialists, who I would like to express my deep gratitude to. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Guy Allen for his amazing cover design. We look forward to personally welcoming the International community of watch connoisseurs at our global preview tour, or in Hong Kong for this auction season.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.