Auctions Philippe Dufour Simplicity Fetches CHF 1.36 Million At Phillips
(What could be compared to $1.51 million) at a Phillips watch sell off in Geneva, establishing another precedent for a Simplicity watch at auction.
The watch, called “Effortlessness twentieth Anniversary,” is the first of a 20-piece assortment Dufour is creating to check the dispatch of the Simplicity assortment in the year 2000.
The watch was the top entertainer at Phillips’ simply closed ” Retrospective: 2000-2020 ” topical closeout of 95 watches displaying specialized and stylish advancement in watchmaking in the 21st century. It denoted the third and last day of Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction: XII.
The new Simplicity is a 18k pink gold cased watch with a pivoted caseback and a measurement of 37mm, controlled by a manual, 11 ligne, 21-gem type. Offering for the piece opened at CHF 450,000, taking off past Phillips’ pre-deal gauge of CHF 200,000 to CHF 400,000.
It was the seventh parcel in the Sunday sell off, and the offering was sensational. The CHF 1 million offer came at 2:26 Central European Time and moved to CHF 1.05 million 19 seconds after the fact. “I’m standing by to perceive what occurs straightaway,” said Phillips’ star barker Aurel Bacs. The strain mounted for two minutes until the CHF 1.1 million offer came in. At long last, Bacs dropped the mallet, noticing “I have the total honor” of selling the watch bearing the number 00/20.
The result underlines Dufour’s magnified situation in the cutting edge watch firmament.
The in general offering at Sunday’s sale affirmed a comment Bacs made toward the finish of the previous closeout that “watch gathering has not endured somewhat in COVID times.” The absolute outcome for the three-day deal came to $38.7 million on the offer of 268 parcels, Phillips announced.