Gallery: the weird and wonderful highlights of next week's Swatch sale at Phillips

From October 25-28 Phillips is holding an exhibition and sale of 200 rare Swatch watches.

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As part of its recent commitment to move into year-round watch retail, Phillips auction house is holding an exhibition-cum-sale of 200 rare Swatch watches from 25-28th October.

Here are some of our favourites - ok, some of the weirdest watches on offer.

Swatch X-rated, 1987
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Swatch X-rated, 1987

The X-rated became a favourite of skaters, punks and fashionistas, and was revived in 2018. £450.

Swatch Tresor Magique
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Swatch Tresor Magique, 1993

Cased in solid platinum, the Tresor Magique launched in 1993 outside the New York Mercantile Exchange for $1,618. It uses an automatic calibre and was "limited" to 12,999 pieces. £1,700

Swatch Sweet Baby, 1996
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Swatch Sweet Baby, 1996

The Sweet Baby has six baby faces on the dial and several more on the strap. £90

Swatch OONGAWAH, 1995
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Swatch OONGAWAH, 1995

The OONGAWAH features a retro cartoon of Tarzan on the dial and was named after his signature cry. £70

Swatch Rosso sur Blackout, 1991
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Swatch Rosso sur Blackout, 1991

Designed by Swiss abstract painter and designer Felice Varini as part of a set celebrating Switzerland's 700th anniversary as a nation. £90

Swatch Hot Stuff, 1995
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Swatch Hot Stuff, 1995

The Halloween special "Hot Stuff" came with bespoke packaging to match. £100

Swatch Navy Berry, 1991
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Swatch Navy Berry, 1991

This red and cream quartz chronograph includes a tachymetric scale in knots.

Swatch Grand Prix, 1992
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Swatch Grand Prix, 1992

This vintage Swatch chronograph has recently been subject to a flurry of interest among Italian collectors after being spotted on the wrist of Fiorentia manager, Daniele Prade, in August. £450

Swatch Putti, 1992
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Swatch Putti, 1992

Designed by Viviane Westwood, the Swatch Putti has a very unusual transparent case with an aperture for the crown at 12 o'clock. £150

Swatch "The People" One Hundred Million, 1992
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Swatch "The People" One Hundred Million, 1992

Celebrating the sale of 100 million Swatch watches. £100

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