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The Man Who Sold The World’s Most Expensive Watch | MR PORTER

The Man Who Sold The World’s Most Expensive Watch | MR PORTER



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Meet Mr Aurel Bacs, the Philips auctioneer who in October 2017 sold a Rolex Daytona, formerly owned by Paul Newman, for over 17 million dollars.

In this film, Mr Bacs talks us through his enviable watch collection, from the IWC he received for his first communion to an 18k gold Zenith El Primero he bought on a whim during a birthday party. He also reflects on the Rolex Daytona sale – one of the most exciting watch moments in recent memory.

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Mr Aurel Bacs Recommends Six Vintage Watches | MR PORTER

Mr Aurel Bacs Recommends Six Vintage Watches | MR PORTER



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Mr Aurel Bacs, the man who brought the gavel down on the world’s most expensive wristwatch in 2017, talks us through six of his favourite timepieces going under the hammer next week in NYC. On 5 December, he will return to Phillips auction house alongside MR PORTER and our friends at The Rake in New York to present Styled: Timeless Collectors’ Watches And How To Wear Them, a first-of-its-kind auction that unites the worlds of collectors’ watches and men’s style.

As you’d expect from one of the watch market’s most influential tastemakers, his selection hit all the right notes in terms of desirability, uniqueness and investment potential; perhaps more pertinently, though, the watches he chose were wearable across a wide range of scenarios. Which, ultimately, is what Styled is all about.

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