Rarest Rolex and Patek Philippe wristwatches star at Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE


Fifty watches never seen at auction before will feature on day one of  November’s Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo.

Sale take place over two days on November 25 to 26 at the Hong Kong auction house and online.

Stars of day one, labelled First, are an extremely complicated, important and most probably unique white gold Patek Philippe Reference 5002G (pictured top) and a pre-Daytona Rolex Ref. 6238 with glossy black dial.


This will be followed by a second day with over 260 timepieces encompassing vintage and modern collectors’ watches from leading brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega, A. Lange & Söhne, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguest, IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Thomas Perazzi, head of watches, Asia, says: “First offers a wide range of watches that are appearing for the first time in auction. It is a unique sale that our team in Asia is very honored to have assembled. From the incredibly rare and most probably unique white gold Patek Philippe Reference 5002G, to the extremely attractive Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 6265 with “tropical” Panda dial, the sale offers collectors an opportunity to acquire remarkable timepieces that have never before been seen on the market. In addition, we are also proud to offer vintage and modern masterpieces by the world’s foremost watchmakers in the day sale. These include an exceedingly rare example of a Rolex reference 6238, exceptional and unique pocket watches by Patek Philippe, a splendid collection of Patek Philippe Nautilus, as well as an impressive selection of Omega Speedmaster.”

A world tour of eight major cities is taking place with the London leg running October 25 to 28 at Phillips’ London sale room on Berkeley Square.


Patek Philippe, reference 5002G white gold double-dialed astronomical wristwatch. Estimate $806,000 to $1.43 million.


Rolex reference 6265 stainless steel chronograph with Paul Newman dial and tropical outer minute track from circa 1972. Estimate $286,000 to $520,000.


1969 Rolex ref. 6239 steel Daytona. Estimate $122,200 to $182,000.


2016 Patek Philippe Nautilus ref. 59761G-001 white gold chronograph with baguette diamond-set indexes. Includes certificate or origin and presentation box. Estimate $130,000 to $195,000.


1967 Rolex yellow gold chronograph ref. 6238 with glossy black dial. Estimate $416,000 to $650,000.


Sainless steel Rolex Submariner ref. 6538 from circa 1956 thought to be one of only two with a four liner configuration of dial text. Estimate $364,000 to $650,000.


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