Watch Collector - Latest Articles June 2022



1/10 ● Robb Report
tap to see next page

Phillips’s $30 Million Weekend Watch Auction Set 7 New World Records

The top five lots included pieces by George Daniels, Rolex and three F.P. Journes.



Phillips and Bacs & Russo can’t stop setting watch auction records.

Their New York Watch Auction Six, held over the weekend, raked in $30,332,000 against a high estimate of $18.7 million.

MB&F’s New Chronograph Is the First Watch That Can Clock Two Races at Once

For its 20th caliber, the company has come to the table with a chronograph that outperforms all its predecessors.

Montblanc’s $156,000 Tourbillon Skeleton

Honors the First Trek to the Summit of Its Namesake Mountain



The dial features a mountain climber, a monster and 52 shades of blue.

Watchbox Is Opening a Massive Collector’s Lounge Flagship in NYC This Year

The upscale lounge will span up to 5,000 square-feet with an immersive "watch lab," event space and more.

LeBron James’s Gold and Brown Patek Philippe Aquanaut Travel Time Dazzles

at the ‘Hustle’ Premiere



The timepiece was a stylish compliment to his outfit to the world premiere of "Hustle."

7 Notable Collectors on Their Favorite Watches of 2022 (So Far)

Top picks ranged from '70s-era revivals to ultra-complicated minute repeaters.

Gérald Genta’s Design for the First (Never-Made) Chronograph

Is Heading to Auction



The design may date all the way back to 1967, which would put it a few years before the Royal Oak.

Zenith and Kari Voutilainen Revived Award-Winning Movements

From the ’50s to Power Modern Watches



Ten historic observatory chronometry Calibre 135-O movements have been revived for the exclusive project.

Elvis Presley’s One-of-a-Kind Gold Ebel Watch Is up for Sale

The one-of-a-kind piece sports no less than 26 round white diamonds.

Karl Lagerfeld’s Former Vacation Villa

in the French Riviera Is Now Available to Rent.