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Indies and Omega keep Rolex out of top 10 watch auction...

Phillips Watches top 10 for 2021 includes five Patek Philippes, two Philippe Dufours, two F. P. Journes and an Omega Speedmaster.

Autumn watch auctions give false impression of healthy Swiss watch industry

Robin Swithinbank argues that tiny artisan independents are racing ahead of a stale Swiss watchmaking sector that is out-of-touch, irrelevant, not cool.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Artisan independents outshine biggest watch brands. Now what?

My hunch is that the shift towards living independents will be with us for many years, which will have a transformative effect on the top end of the market.

Patek Philippe’s crown slips at Geneva Watch Auction XIV as Philippe...

Dramatic shift in the market sees living artists beating big brands with centuries of history.

BREAKING NEWS: Four Philippe Dufour watches debut together at The Geneva...

Private collector's treasured timepieces expected to generate sales in the millions of dollars at November's Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo's The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV.

A Collected Man sets new world record with Philippe Dufour watch...

A Collected Man has set a new world record for an independent's timepiece with the sale of a Philippe Dufour Grande et Petite Sonnerie watch for $7.63 million (£5 million).

A Collected Man pitches Philippe Dufour watch at world record price...

British rare watch trader A Collected Man looks to set a new world record for an independent's timepiece on public sale.

CORDER’S COLUMN: Secondary thoughts

The second hand watch business is developing so much faster than the primary market, and its leading players are getting seriously rich.

Patek Philippe outguns Rolex in list of million dollar watch auction...

Patek Philippe made no fewer than 13 out of the 22 watches that sold for more than CHF 1 million ($1.07m) at auctions by Phillips, Christie's and Sotheby's last year.

Philippe Dufour and F. P. Journe are today’s watch auction darlings

Too many in the prestige watch industry have forgotten that scarcity and exclusivity increase desirability and outright lust among collectors, which is why, as Simon de Burton reports, marques like Philippe Dufour and F. P. Journe are challenging established giants for premium prices at auction. 


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