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New York auction house Phillips has announced the appointment of Paul Boutros as Head of Americas for Watches and the International Strategy Advisor.
The Phillips Watch Department, created in November 2014, is dedicated exclusively to the world of fine collectors watches and is partnered with the firm Bacs & Russo. Phillips Watches Department’s inaugural year saw record-breaking totalling $80 million. A respected member of the watch community for many years, Mr. Boutros is a specialist in the authentication and valuation of collectible wristwatches, advising clients on obtaining investment-grade watches and collections. As the International Strategy Advisor for Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo, Mr. Boutros will lead the company’s traditional and digital marketing efforts while also helping guide the department’s strategic growth initiatives.
Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant, said, “It has been a pleasure to develop the Phillips Watches Department with Paul as our consultant in New York, and I couldn’t be happier with his appointment as Head of Americas. Paul Boutros perfectly represents the combination of skills the Phillips Watches Department prides itself on and the values it stands for: passion, scholarship, professionalism, integrity and a flawless reputation within our community. We look forward to many exciting developments in the U.S. under Paul’s leadership, including auctions, exhibitions, valuation days, and developing our ever-growing client base in the Americas.”