Chrystal Capital

Chrystal hosts a private breakfast at Phillips Auction House

October 2017

Chrystal Capital Partners LLP (Chrystal), the FCA regulated corporate finance boutique based in London, hosted a private breakfast for a select group of 25 guests on Friday 6 October 2017 at Phillips Auction House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair.

Hosted by Chrystal Capital & Phillips Auction House, Chrystal and their clients were able to gain VIP access over breakfast to the Phillips rare watch collection, which was in London for three days. This is one of the most iconic watch collections in existence which was paired with some of the world’s leading experts who talked us through the collection. The morning was centered around the ‘The Paul Newman Collection’ which is the most important and “storied” vintage Rolex of our time with the ‘Paul Newman Daytona’ selling for a record-breaking $17.8m a few days later.

Chrystal Capital have been conscious to focus on events and intimate occasions such as this on client’s passions and hobbies such as art, wine, watches and sports rather than investment themed events which they are familiar with from most other firms. Guest for this breakfast included family principals, family office advisers, entrepreneurs, private investors and prestigious watch & art collectors.

Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo is the watch department at Phillips auction house, dedicated exclusively to the world’s finest collectors’ watches. Launched in November 2014 by Aurel Bacs and his partner, Livia Russo, the department was established in response to the ever-increasing need for today’s collectors to easily access scholarship, guidance and quality across the board. In just three years since launching achieved market leadership with sales of over $106 million in 2016. With multiple world records, including for a wristwatch, Patek Philippe wristwatch, Rolex and Omega at auction, Phillips has become the undisputed worldwide market leader.

Alexandre Ghotbi, specialist of Phillips watches commented “ It was a pleasure to host Chrystal Capital and their guests for breakfast. The unique group of individuals who attended were a pleasure to deal with and engaged to learn more about the iconic watch collection we had on display. We look forward to working with Chrystal Capital on bespoke events such as this in the future”

Stephen Ford, partner of Chrystal Capital, commented “We are always looking for new and interesting ways to bring together our clients. We get far more traction hosting private and unique events such as with top-tier partners like Phillips. It works well for everyone and we look forward to doing more in the future”