The Game Changers auction organized by Phillips featured an exclusive selection of 75 pieces from the best watch brands chosen for their condition, rarity and quality. Total sale including expenses: 20 169 875 $ USD, selling more than 95% of the lots presented.
Lot 8 : Urwerk, Atomic Mechanical Control model, historically innovative Atomic Master Clock with paired titanium wristwatch with power reserve and oil change indicator, sold for 2 900 000 $ USD.
Lot 64 : Patek Philippe ref. 1518, previously unknown, 18k pink gold perpetual chronograph wristwatch with pink dial and moon phase, sold for 2 300 000 $ USD.
Lot 51 : Benrus, the first ref. DTU-2A/P MIL-W-38188, the second ref. 6088 and Ultra-Deep model, pair of rare and historically important stainless steel military wristwatches, from the family of the original owner and with provenance letter, or 1 400% variation between the low estimate and the final result(30 000 $ USD).
Lot 18 : Rolex ref. 1803, Day Date model, 18k yellow gold wristwatch with day, date and bracelet, sold to benefit the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, or 1 120% variation between the low estimate and the final result (1 120 000 $ USD).
Lot 75 : Urwerk ref. UR-105 CT Iron, Endgame model, titanium wristwatch with satellite time display, twin turbine winding system, power reserve, with original international warranty and presentation box, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Endgame, with proceeds going to charity, or 942% variation between the low estimate and the final result (312 500 $ USD).
BREAKDOWN BY BRANDS
On the top step of the podium, with two watches surpassing the $1 million USD, average per lot $321,913 USD.
On the second step of the podium, with two watches above 2 000 000 $ USD, average per lot 314 141 $ USD.
On the third step of the podium, with a watch having passed the 2 500 000 $ USD mark, average per lot 1 606 250 $ USD. A result based on the highest bid of the sale with lot 8.
These three brands represent total proceeds of 17 841 750 $ USD, or nearly 90% of total sales.
AVERAGE PRICE PER LOT
Taking into account the number of lots, 75 in total, including one unsold lot, the average price of a lot was 272 566 $ USD.
Cette vente a démontré une fois de plus le dynamisme du marché dans les enchères, nous pouvons noter la présence dans le trio de tête des marques suivantes : Rolex, Patek Philippe et Urwerk.