Phillips will sell the set—which includes two first-editions—at the Geneva Watch Auction: XIV.
It is now the most expensive independent watch ever sold.
Philippe Dufour’s $1.5 million Simplicity 20th Anniversary Watch was the highlight.
The 18-karat rose gold piece is a new creation from the master watchmaker and is number 00 of just 21 pieces.
Knowing the watch belongs on your wrist and actually getting it there are two very different things.