Swatch Blum Collection Sold At Phillips de Pury & Company Auction


Phillips de Pury & Company held its first auction in Hong Kong on November 25 to overwhelming reception. The sale raked in a total of HKD 51,707,000 (USD 6,618,560), including the precious Swatch Blum Collection. Comprising a rare assembly of 4,370 items including prototypes, hybrids and production variants dating back to the early 1980s, it was knocked off for a whopping HKD 51,060,000 (USD 6,618,560)

Simon de Pruy, chairman of Phillips de Pury & Company commented “We are thrilled this collection and important part of the history of watches and design has sold for such a strong price which saw lively competition in the room and phone bank.”

Finn Dombernowsky, managing director of Europe, Phillips de Pury & Company, was equally pleased with the result: “Tonight’s result was the passionate response to the offering of an iconic collection which is a true reflection of contemporary culture. We look forward to our future sales in Asia.”

Without further ado, we present you the top 8 lots at the sale:

1. The Swatch Blum Collection: HKD 51,060,000
2. My Swatch: HKD 275,000
3. Swatch, Special Edition Helmut Newton Watch: HKD 156,250
4. Swatch Bell, 1996 Olympic Games Atlanta Bell: HKD 62,500
5. Alessandro Mendini, Windsurfing: HKD 52,500
6. Paolo Pininfarina, Discus: HKD 43,750
7. Swatch, Special Edition Phillips de Pury & Company watch: HKD 32,500
8. Pamela Anderson, Basketball shoes of Shaquille O’Neal: HKD 25,000