Phillips is set to open its long awaited brick and mortar store – a first – in London this week. Phillips in Association with Bacs and Russo is known for their twice-a-year auctions that tend to set the watch community on fire with a wide range of exquisite timepieces. As from today, one no longer needs to await the always highly anticipated auctions anymore to get a vintage fix, you can now visit them in London.
The launch of the new permanent boutique, aptly named Phillips Perpetual, will surely not go unnoticed since they have lined up an incredible lineup of watches. “Including a Roger Smith Edition 2 Number 1, A Cartier Crash Radieuse, and an F. P. Journe TourbillonTourbillon A tourbillon is a complication in a mechanical watch that is designed to improve the accuracy of the watch by compensating for the effects of gravity on the balance wheel and escapement. It consists of a rotating cage that holds the balance wheel and escapement, which rotates on its own axis once per minute. This rotation helps to average out the positional errors caused by gravity, making the watch more accurate [Learn More] 38mm Stainless Steel, One of Only 38 in the World”
In addition, the boutique has struck two exclusive deals: “The opening of Phillips Perpetual also sees the launch of the Singer Track1 London Edition. This watch will be sold only at Phillips, the exclusive UK stockist of Singer Reimagined timepieces. A collection of chronographs by Singer Reimagined will be on permanent display within the gallery, following the confirmation of the Track1 as winner of the ChronographChronograph A chronograph complication is a feature in a watch that allows the wearer to measure elapsed time in addition to telling the time. It works by having a separate set of gears and levers, called the chronograph mechanism, which is activated by pressing a button or a pusher. The chronograph mechanism starts and stops the chronograph's second hand, which is usually located on the watch's dial, separate from the regular watch hands. The elapsed time is usually displayed on a sub-dial or a register on the watch's dial. [Learn More] category at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève awards in November 2018″.
In addition, Phillips also announces “that MB&F have nominated Phillips Perpetual as their only authorised UK dealer of clocks and pre-owned watches”.
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