Paul Boutros is Head of Americas and the International Strategy Advisor for Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo – the leading international auction house dedicated to fine collector’s watches.Joining the firm in January 2016 and based in New York City, his appointment follows his support as a consultant, where he was instrumental in establishing the department. His initiatives directly contributed to the record-breaking results of the Phillips Watch Department’s inaugural year in 2015, during which it achieved $80.3 Million in sales. A passionate collector of wristwatches for three decades, Paul is a specialist in the authentication and valuation of collectible wristwatches, advising clients on obtaining enduring, investment-grade watches and collections.
In his spare time, Paul is the Watch Columnist for Barron’s PENTA, where he writes about modern timepieces while promoting the timeless appeal of luxury mechanical watches. Frequently appearing on television programs sharing tips on vintage watch collecting, he has hosted talks for luxury brands and publications with presentations discussing the art of watch collecting. Paul also serves as a consultant to luxury brands, working collaboratively with brand leaders, helping them grow their businesses. Most recently, he guided the development of an all-new timepiece collection for a well-known luxury brand.
Earlier in his career, Paul held Design Engineering, Product Development, Program Management, and Marketing and Business Development leadership positions at advanced technology firms. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and received a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.