Watch Auctions

Watch Auctions

News and information about watch auctions and other timepiece auctions. Additional coverage about clock auctions and collectibles from watch auctions.

Bell & Ross Unveils BR 01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon for Only Watch 2015

Bell & Ross Br01 Skull Bronze Tourbillon - Only Watch 2015

For its contribution to this year's upcoming Only Watch auction of unique timepieces, Bell & Ross has created a bronze-cased version of its BR 01 Tourbillon, which also features a hand-engraved … [Read more...]

10 Unique Watches Up for Auction at Only Watch 2015

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As watch-industry followers are surely aware by now, this fall will mark the sixth edition of Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces whose proceeds benefit the Monaco Association against … [Read more...]

Under the Hammer: My Favorite Lots from Today’s Christie’s NYC Auction

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Today at 10AM Eastern Time Zone (UTC -05:00), Christie's New York Important Watches Auction will begin. I got to sit with the newly appointed Vice President and Senior Specialist of Watches, Eric … [Read more...]

The Top 5 Highlights from Auctionata’s Modern and Vintage Watch Auction

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Berlin-based Auctionata, the global leader in online sales of fine art, antiques, and luxury collectibles — and recently a player in the niche world of watch auctions — hosted a successful … [Read more...]

Two Vintage Breguet Pocketwatches Added to the Brand’s Collection of Historic Timepieces

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Montres Breguet added to its private collection of historically significant watches, when brand president and CEO Marc A. Hayek acquired two important lots at a Christie's Geneva auction last year: … [Read more...]

Update: Patek Philippe’s Henry Graves Watch Sells for $24 Million at Sotheby’s

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The world's most expensive watch ever sold at auction retained that lofty title at a Sotheby’s auction on November 11, which coincided with the 175th anniversary celebration of its maker, Patek … [Read more...]

Philippe Cousteau’s Rolex Sea-Dweller Sells for $183,750 at Antiquorum Auction

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Antiquorum’s fall auction in New York generated an impressive $3,679,437 in sales. The top lots included a Patek Philippe minute repeater, two Patek ref. 5004s, and Philippe Cousteau’s Rolex … [Read more...]

The 5 Top Patek Philippe Watches in Antiquorum’s June Watch Auction

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Antiquorum's next "Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces" auction will be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong on June 28. More than 532 watches will be on the block and highlighted, as … [Read more...]

Vacheron Constantin from the Packard Collection Brings $1.8 Million at Christie’s

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A Grand Complication pocket watch in 20-carat gold by Vacheron Constantin that belonged to famed collector James Ward Packard brought $1,800,000 at Christie’s New York auction. Bidders from around … [Read more...]

7 Rare Watches at Antiquorum’s 40th Anniversary Auction

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Geneva-based Antiquorum Auctioneers turns 40 this year, and it is celebrating with an auction of “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces,” to be held at the Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, on … [Read more...]

The 10 Top Watches From Christie’s December Watch Auction

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Christie's New York closed a very successful season of watch auctions on December 17, with a 365-lot auction of "Important Watches" that achieved a total of $12,926,175, including a new auction record … [Read more...]

A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 … [Read more...]

Doxa Auctions Limited-Edition Divers’ Watches Worn By Jean-Michel Cousteau

Jean Michel Cousteau diving with Doxa watch

Doxa, the Swiss watch company that introduced the world to the first orange-dialed divers watch, is auctioning five limited-edition models of its Doxa Sub 1200T, each one personally worn by diving … [Read more...]

Only Watch Auction 2013 Preview: 5 Unique Timepieces

Breguet Classique Chronograph - Only Watch 2013

The fifth edition of Only Watch, the charity timepiece auction held biannually in Monaco, takes place on September 28, and news and photos of several of the one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off … [Read more...]

Antiquorum’s May Auction: World Records for Two Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Watches

Rolex Paul Newman Daytona - Antiquorum Lot 512

Antiquorum’s “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction held on Sunday, May 12th at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva, headlined by a selection of vintage Rolex Daytona watches … [Read more...]

Historic Celebrity Watches on the Block at Antiquorum’s April Auction

Joe DiMaggio's Bulova Accutron

Antiquorum Auctioneers' next “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction will be held April 10th in New York City. Among the many exceptional pieces offered for sale are several watches … [Read more...]

Rare James Bond and Paul Newman Rolexes Up for Auction at Antiquorum

Rolex Ref. 6421 Paul Newman Daytona in yellow gold

What do Paul Newman, James Bond, and Jean-Claude Killy have in common? In addition to being pop-culture icons, each is famously associated with a particular model of Rolex watch. And each of these … [Read more...]

Records Fall at Antiquorum and Christie’s Watch Auctions in Geneva

Patek Philippe Ref. 1463

In early November, the watchmaking city of Geneva hosted two auctions of fine timepieces, held one day apart — one by Antiquorum and the other by Christie's — each of which achieved new records … [Read more...]

Hublot Auctions 12 Unique King Power Watches Signed by Boxing Legends

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On Saturday night, Las Vegas's Bellagio Hotel and Casino  played host to an unprecedented gathering of legendary boxing champions, as they joined the World Boxing Council (WBC) and Swiss watch brand … [Read more...]

Christie’s 2012 First-Half Results Shows Boost in Fine and Rare Watch Sales

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Much of the world's economy may still be in the doldrums, but the secondary market for fine timepieces appears to be in good health. Christie’s, the world’s leading auction house, recently … [Read more...]

Elvis Presley’s Omega Fetches King’s Ransom at Antiquorum Auction

Elvis Presley's Omega Constellation

"Thank you, thank you very much!" That's what the folks at Antiquorum Auctioneers might be saying today to the private collector who acquired the showcase piece at this week's auction in New York, … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s to Auction Rare Patek Philippes Owned by Henry Graves Family

Sothebys Patek Philippe Ref. 2497

In December 1999, Sotheby’s made watch-auction history. The auction house sold the so-called Henry Graves Supercomplication — a pocketwatch originally commissioned from Patek Philippe by noted … [Read more...]

Rare Patek Philippes on the Block at Antiquorum Auction in April

Vintage Patek Philippe Ref. 5050

Antiquorum Auctioneers will hold part one of its "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces" auction at its U.S. headquarters, on Madison Avenue in New York City, on April 25. Included in the spring … [Read more...]

Breitling Launches Online Auction for “Flown” Limited Edition #1 Airwolf

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After spending 2011 traveling around the globe and into space with world-renowned aviators, Breitling’s Naval Centennial Limited Edition Airwolf timepiece No. 1 is being auctioned online to benefit … [Read more...]

Bell & Ross Sets Records at Paris Auction

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French auction house Artcurial recently held a sale of exceptional aeronautical objects. The auction, titled “Aeronautics, the Air and Space Conquest,” took place at the prestigious Hotel Dassault … [Read more...]

Rare Jaeger-LeCoultre Timepieces Highlight Antiquorum’s February Hong Kong Sale

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On February 26 at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Hong Kong, Antiquorum will present 452 modern and vintage timepieces including a collection of rare and highly complicated Jaeger-LeCoultre watches and … [Read more...]

Collection of 4,300+ Swatch Watches Sells for $6,650,000

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One of the most complete collections of Swatch watches in the world sold for HK$51,707,500 or nearly $6,650,000 in Hong Kong recently. Swiss businessman Peter Blum and his wife Linda assembled the … [Read more...]

Antiquorum’s December 7 Auction Has Something for Everyone

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Antiquorum will hold its Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces sale at its New York headquarters on December 7. Highlights of the sale include a Vacheron Constantin minute repeating perpetual … [Read more...]

Patek Philippe and Rolex Highlight Antiquorum’s November 13 Geneva Auction

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The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Geneva will host Antiquorum's "Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces" auction on November 13. The highlights include a recently discovered Patek Philippe quarter and … [Read more...]

Sotheby’s Autumn Sale Includes Unique Patek Philippe Reference 1518, Historical Rolexes, and Much More

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Sotheby’s autumn sale of Important Watches on Sunday November 13 in Geneva will be spearheaded by the “Clarin Mustad 1518” - a unique Patek Philippe reference 1518 perpetual calendar chronograph … [Read more...]