Five watches by the world’s greatest makers on thesaleroom.com including Patek Philippe, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Rolex07 November 2019 An abundance of watches by the world’s greatest makers feature regularly at auctions on the thesaleroom.com.
Brands such as Patek Philippe, Rolex, Omega, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Cartier are key part of both specialist and general auctions, and examples can be found easily using thesaleroom.com’s search facility.
Here we select examples by these five great makers but many more watches at auctions are also available every week on thesaleroom.com.
1. Patek Philippe Calatrava watch
One of the most famous and sought after names in the watches market is Patek Philippe. The rarest examples can fetch huge sums, such as the Nautilus ‘Jumbo’ bracelet watch from 1978 offered at Watches of Knightsbridge on November 16 with a £70,000-90,000 estimate.
Further down the price scale at the same sale is this more commonly seen gentleman’s Patek Philippe 18k solid gold Calatrava automatic wristwatch. Made in the 1960s, it comes to auction with its original box and paperwork.
It is estimated at £6000-7000.
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2. Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watch
Another Swiss luxury watch brand is Jaeger-LeCoultre – a company that can trace its manufacturing roots back to the 1830s.
This ladies’ 18ct gold diamond set Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso quartz bracelet watch from c.1999 is a classic example. It has a rectangular silvered dial with black chapter ring and a horizontal row of brilliant cut diamonds to the top and bottom of the case.
Its comes to auction with papers showing it was bought through the New Bond Street shop 'Watches of Switzerland.
It is offered at the Sworders auction in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex on November 19-20 and is estimated at £3500-4500.
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3. Cartier Baignoire Joaillerie watch
Another luxury ladies’ wristwatch offered at upcoming auction with live bidding available on thesaleroom.com is this Cartier 18ct white gold Baignoire Joaillerie diamond watch from c.2000.
It is estimated at £7000-9000 at Tennants of Leyburn, North Yorkshire on November 16.
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4. Omega Constellation watch
Omega is another historic Swiss watchmaker dating back to the mid-19th century. Over the years it has developed numerous styles and designs, from sports watches used at the Olympic Games to the Speedmaster watches used by NASA (including the watches worn by the crew of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969).
Offered at Roseberys auction house in West Norwood, London on November 20 is an example of popular Constellation watch – a design that dates back to 1952. The name comes from the eight stars that Omega placed on its crest to represent the eight precision records that Omega set during the mid-20th century.
The watch is estimated at £1500-2000.
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5. Rolex Oyster perpetual watch
One of the world’s most famous models, Rolex’s Oyster was launched in 1926 and was the world’s first waterproof wristwatch.
Having remained in manufacture ever since, pre-owned examples frequently appear at auctions such as this Oyster perpetual with a Azzuro blue dial which will be offered at Lyon & Turnbull’s sale in London on November 21.
It is estimated at £1500-2500.
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