An Exceptionally Rare Philippe Dufour Simplicity Watch
Phillips London is delighted to announce Well Suited – a selling exhibition that combines the world’s finest independent watchmakers with a showcase of tailoring excellence from British luxury menswear brand Thom Sweeney.
Up to 25 important watches from brands including Philippe Dufour, Vianney Halter, Richard Mille, Romain Gauthier, Ludovic Ballouard, F.P. Journe, and a Grand Seiko will be on sale, alongside timepieces by Rolex and Patek Philippe.
The watches have been personally selected by James Marks, International Specialist and Director, and his colleagues from Phillips’ international team, and co-founders of Thom Sweeney Luke Sweeney and Thom Whiddett, themselves passionate watch collectors.
The highlight of Well Suited is the sale of the Philippe Dufour Simplicity, 37mm, rose gold with white lacquered dial. Less than a handful have ever been offered in London and this represents a unique opportunity for collectors worldwide.
A selection of Thom Sweeney bespoke tailoring has been handmade specifically for the exhibition, which will also include a working cutting room, where bespoke tailors will be cutting patterns and garments for the duration of the show.
“We are delighted to be partnering with an innovate and forward-thinking UK brand such as Thom Sweeney, as we continue to offer unique collector experiences year round in London,” said James Marks, Phillips’ International Specialist and Director, Watches. “Well Suited showcases one of the finest selections of independent brands to be offered in London in recent memory, and will be led by the Philippe Dufour Simplicity, which is a highlight for any watch specialist or lover of horology to bring to market.”
“We cannot wait for the exhibition. Thom and I have collected watches for many years and have always felt that the mark of a man was excellent manners, a great suit and a beautiful watch. We are happier still to have worked alongside Phillips Specialist in London James Marks on the curation of this exhibition, which brings two forward thinking brands together through a shared appreciation of craft and design”, said Luke Sweeney, co-founder Thom Sweeney.
The exhibition will took place from 15 – 21 March 2019.
Location: Phillips, 30 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EX
Opening Times: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm BST, Sun 12pm-6pm BST