Clocks and Watches
Traditionally another area dominated by the male purchaser, with an interest in engineering, and very often with a bit of time on their hands. However, times have changed, and the subject no longer is exclusive to that type of bidder. The interior decorating market seek out the more decorative of clocks that can make a decorative statement to the home, while the collecting interest remains with the examples by the important clock makers and the interesting movements. Our department has the expertise to advise on clocks by the best makers as well as the more humble examples.
Our department also deals with all types of pocket and wrist watches. There is strong demand for wrist watches as a fashion accessory as well as a collecting field, particularly for examples by the best known makers, such as Patek Philippe, Longines, and Rolex, with good working movements. and period style. When all this is combined with a military history and good provenance, such as the ‘Great Escape’ Rolex chronograph that was consigned for sale with us in 2013, then the demand becomes all the greater. The watch hit the headlines last October, even making a brief appearance on the Alan Titchmarsh Show, when it went under the hammer for £50,000.
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Martyn Perrin (consultant)
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