On November 30th, Rago/Wright presents Watches, an auction featuring a curated selection from a range of esteemed makers. Highlights include a Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar gold wristwatch, multiple Rolex Submariner wristwatches, an Omega Constellation gold wristwatch and several works from the Collection of Archak Boyadjian, technical director at Rolex USA from 1951-1971.

This auction also includes a special collection of nearly 50 watches sold to benefit the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation

Once Upon A Time

Watches Sold to Benefit the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation

Rago/Wright is honored to team with the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation to present the Once Upon A Time Watch Project, an auction featuring a wide variety of watches—from Rolex, Longines, Omega, Bulova, Swatch, and other iconic makers—formerly owned and worn by individuals who have made a difference in the world. Watches from His Holiness Pope Francis, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, singer Frank Sinatra, actors José Ferrer and Fred Savage, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, former Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski (“Coach K”), and many more are among the works sold to support this important cause.

The Brian LaViolette Foundation was formed by the LaViolette family to honor the memory of their son, Brian, who passed away in a swimming accident in Green Bay, Wisconsin when he was just fifteen years old in 1992. Brian was not only an excellent student, athlete, and musician, but he loved watches, starting his own collection when he was four years of age.

Since 1992, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation has presented 1,058 scholarships to deserving college-bound students in Northeastern Wisconsin, the United States, and other parts of the world. The Foundation continues Brian's legacy by helping high school seniors financially to achieve their educational dreams and, at the same time, providing them with encouragement and inspiration.

All proceeds, including the 25% buyer's premium, will go to the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation.


Auction / Chicago
30 November 2022
11 am central

Preview / Chicago
28 – 30 November 2022
10 am – 4 pm
or by appointment

Additional Information
609 460 3619