SACHA DAVIDOFF’S PREVIEW OF THE GENEVA AUCTIONS – PART II

Fratello Watches

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Following my review of the Phillips watch auctions last week, my brother (Roy) and I took a look at Christie’s upcoming auction catalog and had the pleasure of viewing the watches with Thomas Perrazi in Geneva. Thomas and the team have focused on vintage versus modern in recent auctions following a global trend from collectors. In regards to the team, we also had the pleasure of seeing Marie Stauffer at Christie’s as she has just moved over from Sotheby’s (part of a pretty common game of musical chairs among auction houses). Along with Sabine, Marcello and Richard, the Christie’s Geneva watch department team is solid and has put together a great catalog with a large variety of brands and models. On a side note, we learned about the new Christie’s watch department policy that lots estimated under 10’000 Swiss Francs are automatically without reserve as of 2016. Just in case anyone was wondering why all those lots are in red.

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