The Watch Department

The Watch Department benefits from a thriving international market, with annual hammer sales totalling in excess of a million pounds. Some quite exceptional prices have been achieved, most notably for several 1960s Rolex 5512/5513 ‘369’ Submariner wristwatches, the highest price currently a staggering £217,000, selling to a Hong Kong based client.

These specialist sales are held three times a year, with additional watches often included in other sales throughout the year. For the latest sale updates please subscribe to receive our free watch sale newsletters.

Wristwatches in each sale offer some fine vintage, Military and quality modern timepieces always including the well regarded and famous manufacturers such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron, Omega, IWC, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, Panerai, Zenith, Audemars Piguet, Tag Heuer, Longines and many others.

Pocket Watches are always well represented principally dating from the 17th century to the early 20th century, with many silver and gold examples including chronometers, repeaters, verge, cylinder, duplex and other complicated movements. This section often sells out with high demand.

Watchmaker’s Workshop – This section is principally unreserved and includes mixed lots of watches for repair, watch stands, watch parts, books, watch glasses, straps and most things that tick or sometimes not!

For further information please contact David Hare David.hare@gardinerhoulgate.co.uk or Joby Hobbs joby.hobbs@gardinerhoulgate.co.uk

 

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Gardiner Houlgate operate a strict security policy. All clients wishing to view the watch sale must register and provide full identification upon arrival.

Forthcoming Sales

Monday 21st October 2024The Watch Auction - The Fred Crampton Collection - Part IIEntry Deadline – 27th September 2024
Tuesday 22nd October 2024The Watch Auction - WristwatchesEntry Deadline – 27th September 2024
Wednesday 23rd October 2024The Watch Auction - Pocket WatchesEntry Deadline – 27th September 2024
Wednesday 20th November 2024WatchesEntry Deadline – 25th October 2024

Previous Sales

Wednesday 26th June 2024 Watches View Sale Results
Wednesday 22nd May 2024 The Watch Auction - Pocket Watches View Sale Results
Tuesday 21st May 2024 The Watch Auction - Wristwatches View Sale Results
Monday 20th May 2024 The Watch Auction - The Collection of the Late Fred Crampton View Sale Results
Wednesday 15th May 2024 Pawnbroker Watches & Jewellery View Sale Results
Wednesday 20th March 2024 Watches View Sale Results
Wednesday 21st February 2024 The Watch Auction - Pocket Watches View Sale Results
Tuesday 20th February 2024 The Watch Auction - Wristwatches View Sale Results
Wednesday 22nd November 2023 Watches View Sale Results
Wednesday 25th October 2023 The Watch Auction - Day Two View Sale Results
Tuesday 24th October 2023 The Watch Auction - Day One View Sale Results
Wednesday 20th September 2023 Watches View Sale Results
Wednesday 28th June 2023 Watches View Sale Results
Wednesday 24th May 2023 The Watch Auction View Sale Results
Wednesday 22nd March 2023 Watches View Sale Results
Wednesday 22nd February 2023 The Watch Auction View Sale Results
Wednesday 22nd February 2023 Watches, Accessories & Watchmaker's Workshop View Sale Results