Rare Phillips watches, priciest Bugatti autos on display

- Some of the most expensive cars in the world and some rare vintage watches are on display in New York City through June 29.

They're all at Phillips at 450 Park Avenue as part of a special exhibition called Then and Now: Phillips x Bugatti. Miller Motorcars of Greenwich, Connecticut, provided the cars, putting about 2,800 horsepower in one room alone.

Evan Cygler, the director of special projects for Miller Motorcars, gave us the rundown on the three extraordinary cars on display.

The first is a Bugatti Chiron, the newest model from Bugatti, which has 1,500 horsepower, a 16-cylinder engine, and a years-long waitlist.

The second is a 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, formerly the fastest car in the world. It broke a speed record of 268 mph in June 2010.

And finally, the 1938 Bugatti 57C Atalante has a rich New York history. It debuted at the 1939 World's Fair in New York and once belonged to John W. Straus of Macy's.

You can see them all at Phillips for free.

Or you can buy one of your own. The 2012 Bugatti Veyron is for sale for $2.4 million. Evan says Miller Motorcars sold it new a few years ago and has had one owner. It is one of just seven Super Sports in the United States. If you're willing to wait a few years, you can order a Chiron, too. The car on display at Phillips, Evan says, is about $3.5 million.

Some equally impressive watches are at Phillips this week.

Paul Boutros, the head of Americas for Phillips watches, is excited to offer an early look at some of the watches that will be part of the fall 2018 auction season.

They have two Patek Philippe wristwatches: one vintage and one modern. Two Rolex watches are there, too—one is a Paul Newman Dayton from the 1960s and the other is a popular GMT-Master in 18-karat yellow gold.

Finally, there's a Panerai from 1944. Panerai, Paul says, was a provider to the Italian military. Rolex made their first diving watches for Panerai. They too can be yours for the right price. The highly sought after 1969 Rolex Paul Newman Daytona was awarded to a Daytona 500 winner. Paul says it's estimated at $150,000 to $300,000 because it's such a historically important timepiece. The 1964 Patek Philippe Reference 570 in white gold originally had a silver dial and has since aged into a rare champagne tone.

Paul says the lacquer on the watch likely had a slight defect that allowed it to uniformly turn color when it was exposed to sunlight.

The unique watch is estimated at $40,000 to $80,000. Learn more about these incredible watches at Phillips. They're on display Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., through Friday, June 29, 2018.

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