TIME IS MONEY

Apart from Rolex and Patek Philippe, here are six other brands worth in­vest­ing in now.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Money & In­vest­ments - Fe­bru­ary - 2018 Photo MARTIN SAND­BERG/GETTY IM­AGES

So much has hap­pened in the auc­tion scene in 2017 that it can be said to be the ul­ti­mate record year for auc­tion­eers. In May, a rare Rolex Ref 6062 nick­named Bao Dai (af­ter the Viet­namese em­peror who owned it) went un­der the ham­mer at a Phillips watch auc­tion in Geneva for over US$5 mil­lion (S$6.6 mil­lion). This came just six months af­ter the auc­tion­eer sold a stain­less steel Patek Philippe per­pet­ual cal­en­dar Ref 1518 for US$11,136,642.

In Oc­to­ber, Phillips again made head­lines as it com­manded a New York auc­tion for the Paul New­man Day­tona, which had been owned and worn by the leg­end him­self. Bid­ding started at US$1 mil­lion dol­lars and closed at US$17.8 mil­lion dol­lars, mak­ing it the most

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