Christmas time: six watches on offer ahead of the festive period17 November 2020 With time ticking towards Christmas, what better moment to look for a wonderful watch to give to him or her as a present?
Watches of all makes, shapes and designs are available to buy at auctions on thesaleroom.com, with numerous examples offered every week. Here we give you a flavour of what’s available by picking out six lots coming up in time for Christmas.
1. For him: Tag Heuer Diver
A men’s Tag Heuer quartz diver stainless steel wristwatch, pictured above, is on offer at Chiswick Auctions on December 3.
The model, Professional 2000, was part of series of diver watches that the maker produced from 1982 onwards and was one of a number of models that came to define the Tag Heuer.
This example has a signed movement and dial, as well as a black leather strap.
It is estimated at £100-200.
View the catalogue entry for this Tag Heuer Diver watch on thesaleroom.com.
2. For her: Cartier Mini Panthère
Cartier’s Panthère range has always been highly regarded for the distinctive design and sophisticated look. Such watches have been much sought after since the range first appeared in the 1980s.
An attractive example of a Cartier Mini Panthère from c.2000 (ref. 1131) is on offer at Dreweatts on December 8.
The lady's 18 carat gold and diamond bracelet watch is accompanied by a Cartier box and is estimated at £2500-3500.
View the catalogue entry for this Cartier Mini Panthère on thesaleroom.com.
3. For him: Omega De Ville Co-Axial
The Omega De Ville Co-Axial represented an important development in watch-making when it first appeared in 1999. It was the first wristwatch with a co-axial escapement that could be manufactured in large numbers. It also had a modified self-winding movement called a Caliber 2500.
An example of this watch is offered at Nesbits on December 16.
The 18ct gold watch with two-tone silvered dial comes with its original lined and branded box, instruction manual, warranty cards and hang tags.
It is estimated at £1800-2000.
View the catalogue entry for this Omega De Ville Co-Axial on thesaleroom.com.
4. For her: Hermès Clipper
The Hermès Clipper was first released in 1981 and has been a flagship model in terms of watches launched by the luxury high-fashion brand. It’s a watch that still exudes class and style today.
An example with a circular stainless steel case and light blue leather strap is on offer at Woolley & Wallis on December 9-10. It comes with a maker's case and has a 7-jewel quartz ETA movement.
The estimate is £400-600.
View the catalogue entry for this Hermès Clipper on thesaleroom.com.
5. For him: Classic Rolex
Rolex is a brand that never goes out of fashion and auctions on thesaleroom.com provide plenty of opportunities to acquire a vintage classic or a more modern design by the famous Swiss maker.
On offer at Rogers Jones on December 5 is a classic 9ct gold Rolex precision wristwatch that oozes all the style and character that you’d expect from a vintage timepiece like this.
It is estimated at £500-800.
View the catalogue entry for this Rolex precision wristwatch on thesaleroom.com.
6. For him: Patek Philippe Calatrava
Watches such as the elegant Patek Philippe Calatrava remain an expensive purchase if you’re buying from a retailer. But auctions often provide an opportunity to buy a pre-loved example for less money.
The Calatrava is regarded as one of the most elegant of Patek Philippe’s designs and it has stood the test of time superbly. Newly made examples can easily retail at over £15,000.
An example from the c.1990s is among the watches being offered at Chiswick Auctions on December 3.
The 18ct yellow gold automatic wristwatch has a black leather strap and 18ct gold buckle and comes with a Patek Philippe brown pouch.
It is estimated at £5000-6000.
View the catalogue entry for this Patek Philippe Calatrava on thesaleroom.com.