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October 24, 2019DMT.NEWS

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Phillips Game Changers Vintage Watch Auction Lives Up to Its Name

Some watches just look great. Some watches make you feel great. Some watches have greatness thrust upon them — by who wore them, who owns them, who made them. And if you want to find 75 of these watches in one place, check out “Game Changers,” the one-of-a-kind auction to be held at Phillips New York (and presented in association with Bacs & Russo) on December 10.

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This auction will be your chance to own The Jack Nicklaus Rolex Day-Date, a spectacular timepiece owned by the legendary golf champion; The Marlon Brando “Apocalypse Now” Rolex GMT-Master, worn in the acclaimed movie by the late, legendary Oscar-winning actor; the unusual Urwerk UR-105 CT, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in the blockbuster 2019 film ”Avengers: Endgame;” as well as highly coveted and collectible pieces from A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Omega and Richard Mille.

Viewings of these special timepieces will take place in seven prime locations beginning in London on October 25 (followed by stops in Singapore, Geneva, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, San Francisco, and then New York).

Jack Nicklaus and his rolex

“This is one of the strongest sales that our team has had the privilege of assembling, with a remarkable number of ground-breaking watches making their auction debut for the first time,” says Paul Boutros, head of Phillips Watches. “We are especially proud to have put this auction together considering the importance and rarity of so many of the watches to be offered.”

There’s star quality of all sorts to be found at the auction, from Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas Dual-Time Prototype, which was made for the American explorer and photographer Cory Richard to wear during his third attempt at climbing Mount Everest to Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman Lemon (named for its intensely colored dial) and Cosmograph Daytona Paul Newman John Player Special (one of the most iconic watches of this series) to a pair of watches — one by Jaeger-LeCoultre and one by Breitling — worn by an original Mercury Seven astronaut.

marlon brando famous rolex

But “Game Changers” is not just a game of “who wore it best.”  The auction also includes such important timepieces as Urwerk’s state-of-the-art AMC watch, which is comprised of an atomic master clock and a titanium mechanical wristwatch; two extraordinary vintage Patek Philippe perpetual calendar wristwatches being offered for the first time publicly — a legendary reference 1518 in 18k pink gold with a pink dial and a possibly unique reference 2499 in 18k yellow gold; and Tag Heuer’s stunning Monaco Piece d’Art, created in honor of the 50th Anniversary of this unique model.

On top of making a statement on a statement of your wrist, buying some of the watches in the auction will make a statement about your philanthropic virtues. Among the numerous charities that will benefit from this auction are the Nicklaus Children’s Health Care Foundation, The One Drop Foundation, The United WayUnited Way of New York City, the National Geographic Society and Random Acts

Can there be any better “cause” to add your watch wardrobe?

Breitling and LeCoultre

breitling and lecoultre watches

Left: Breitling Navitimer Cosmonaute | Reference: 809

Estimate: $40,000 – 80,000

A very rare, extremely well-preserved, and historically important stainless steel chronograph wristwatch, purchased by the consignor directly from the estate sale of Senator John H. Glenn, Jr.

Right: LeCoultre “Lucky 13” | Reference: 3027

Estimate: $20,000 – 40,000

A unique, historically important and unusual gold-filled time-only wristwatch with center seconds and “Lucky 13” dial, purchased by the consignor directly from the estate sale of Senator John H. Glenn, Jr.

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Watches

Left: Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph | Reference: 1518

Estimate: $1,200,000 – 2,400,000

A highly important, very rare, and exceptional perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch in 18 karat pink gold, circa 1947.

Right: Patek Philippe  Perpetual Calendar Chronograph | Reference: 2499

Estimate: $1,000,000 – 2,000,000

A very rare, historically important, and possibly unique perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch in 18 karat yellow gold, circa 1951.

TAG Heuer and Vacheron Constantin

TAG Heuer and Vacheron Constantin Watches

Left: TAG Heuer Monaco Piece d’Art, Unique Piece 50th Anniversary

Estimate: $30,000 to $60,000

An extraordinary and unique stainless steel 50th anniversary chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, guarantee, unique presentation box, original drawing, and accessories.

Right: Vacheron Constantin Overseas Dual-Time Prototype | Reference:  7910V/000T-B603

Estimate: $20,000 – 40,000

A unique and attractive titanium and tantalum anti-magnetic dual-time wristwatch with day/night indicator, central seconds, and date, worn by Cory Richards on Mount Everest.

Rolex

Two Rolex Watches

Left: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman Lemon” | Reference: 6264

Estimate: $450,000 – 900,000

An extraordinarily rare, extremely attractive, and important yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman Lemon” dial and service guarantee, circa 1969.

Right: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona “Paul Newman John Player Special” | Reference: 6241

Estimate: $350,000 – 700,000

A very fine, rare and highly attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with “Paul Newman” dial and original guarantee, circa 1968.

Urwerk

Urwerk watches

Left: Urwerk AMC (Atomic Mechanical Control)

Estimate: $1,000,000 – 2,000,000

A unique, extremely rare, and historically important Atomic Master Clock with paired titanium wristwatch with power reserve, two stacked barrels, and oil change indicator, with certificate of origin and carrying case, circa 2018.

Right: Urwerk UR-105C Avengers Endgame | Reference: UR-105 CT Iron

Estimate: $30,000 – 60,000

A rare, very fine, and unique titanium wristwatch with satellite time display, turbine winding system, and power reserve, worn by Robert Downey Jr. in Avengers: Endgame.

If you still didn't see a watch that satisfied your horological cravings, check out all our watch coverage. You're sure to find something. 

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